Is It Time To Upgrade From Blinds?

Spencer Madsen

You upgrade from white appliances to stainless steel, from linoleum to hardwood, from wallpaper to painted walls. So when is the right time to upgrade from your run of the mill blinds?

There are a few ways to know that right now is the time to upgrade your blinds, and even more options for replacement window treatments in Boise. Let’s learn more.

Signs You Should Upgrade from Blinds in Boise

Some signs are more noticeable than others, but all of these signs are giving you the hint to move on from your old blinds.

Your Room Is Usually Too Cold or Hot

If your thermostat is running most of the time but your room is still drafty or hot, look to your windows. The majority of heat loss occurs through your windows, and miniature blinds aren’t energy-efficient window treatments. Make the switch to a more energy efficient window treatment like Polywood plantation shutters or Honeycomb shades for top of the line heat blocking and a more comfortable room.

Open shutter window in living room 

Your Room Style Is Stuck in the Past

Do your windows resemble your house as it was 20 years ago? Keeping up with the latest interior trends can be hard, but if your style is stuck in the past by several years, it’s hard for visitors to not notice. So consider two options: you can keep up with the newest trends as they change each season, or use a window treatment that’s timeless. Plantation shutters in Boise homes go with any style, as do more minimal and neutral window treatments like natural wood blinds or streamlined draperies.

Living room with plantation shutters

Your Blinds Aren’t Built to Last

Most mini blinds see signs of aging within the first year or two. Bent slats, frayed cords, faded colors, they detract from your windows. Upgrading to a sturdier, longer-lasting window treatment can help your windows look their best.

The Best Choices for Upgrading From Blinds in Boise

Polywood Shutters in Narrow WindowWhen it does come time to say so long to cheap blinds, choose from one of these window treatments, depending on your style.

Replacing Blinds with Plantation ShuttersShutters are a common choice when Boise homeowners upgrade from blinds. Their looks are timeless, they tend to be sturdier than other window treatments, and depending on how they’re built can prevent a huge amount of energy loss.


Replacing Blinds with Cellular Shades

Another wonderful blind upgrade are cellular (or honeycomb) shades. They’re designed to trap more heat than other shades, are simple to use, and have a ton of options in the way of colors, textures, materials and more.

Replacing Blinds with Panel Tracks


If you’re looking to upgrade vertical blinds, then panel tracks (or panel track blinds) might be right for you. They are attached to a top rail like traditional vertical blinds, but maneuver a lot more smoothly and look much classier with their large fabric panels instead of thin blind slats.

Give Your Blinds an Upgrade Today

Make the decision to upgrade your home from cheap blinds today. Call Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions at 208-609-9129 to receive a free in-home estimate from one of our window design associates, or use the form below!