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Is It Time To Upgrade From Blinds?

October 02, 2018

You upgrade from white appliances to stainless steel, from linoleum to hardwood, from wallpaper to painted walls. So when should you 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 take a look.

Signs You Should Upgrade from Blinds in Boise

Some signs are more easy to notice than others, but all of these signs are probably telling you to move on from your cheap 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, see if it’s your windows. The majority of heat loss happens through your windows, and flimsy blinds are some of the least 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.

Your Home Style Is Still in the Past

Do your windows resemble your house as it was 20 years ago? Keeping up with the latest home fashion trends can be hard, but if your style is stuck in the past by several years, your guests will easily notice. So consider two options: either keep up with the newest trends as they occur each season, or use a window treatment that’s timeless. Plantation shutters in Boise homes stand the test of time, as do neutral window treatments like natural wood blinds or streamlined draperies.

Living room with plantation shutters

Your Blinds Aren’t Built to Last

Most miniature blinds show signs of heavy use within just a year or two. Bent slats, tangled cords, yellowed slats, they all serve to make your windows look bad. Investing in 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 goodbye to cheap blinds, choose from one of these window treatments, taking into account your style.

Replacing Blinds with Plantation Shutters are a common choice when Boise homeowners upgrade from blinds. They’re timeless, they are 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

Cellular (or honeycomb) shades also are great blind upgrades. 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 trying to replace 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 move much more easily 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 Boise at 208-609-9129 to receive a free in-home estimate from one of our window design associates, or use the form below!