By The Dallas Shutter Co.
For many homeowners all over the country, the finishing touches to their home’s decor usually come in the form of their window treatments. Despite what you might be thinking to the contrary, your home’s window treatments actually play a remarkably important role in both the function of beauty of your home, but with so many different options out there to choose from, it can feel somewhat difficult at times to find the option that is going to provide you with the right look and the most value for your home. When it comes to popular window treatment options, blinds and shutters are easily two of the most popular choices among homeowners all over the country, but even in narrowing down your selection to just these two, you still have your work cut out for you in deciding which option is going to be the right one for your home. In an effort to assist you with that, our team of skilled window treatment professionals has taken the time to put together this short list highlighting some of the key differences between the two options and what you need to know to find the one that is going to be the right fit for your home.
What are the differences?
Before making your final decision on which option is going to be best suited to your home, it is important to understand the differences between them. On a very basic level, window blinds are going to be a more lightweight window treatment option, and are usually drawn open by pulling a small cord or wand, retracting the blinds up to the top of your window frame. Window blinds come in a wide variety of different lightweight materials, including wood, faux wood, vinyl, and even aluminum, and give you a great deal of versatility when it comes to design. Shutters, on the other hand, are usually of a more heavy-duty construction, consisting of more durable materials that reflect this. While shutters are also available in natural wood, faux wood, and even vinyl, they are built to be more durable and longer lasting in general and serve as a more permanent feature for your home.
One of the main reasons that homeowners choose to go with blinds for their homes is the difference in price. In terms of window treatments, window blinds are generally a more affordable option across the board, no matter what material you decide to go with. Blinds are also a fairly neutral design choice and go well with just about anything. In addition, blinds are a much easier option to change out in the future if you ever decide that you’ve gotten tired of the blinds you have in place.
If you are looking for a longer term investment in your home, shutters are where it’s at. Shutters can be a wonderful design focal piece inside your home, but because of their heavier-duty design, there are also plenty of options that are suitable for outdoor use, giving you a great deal of design versatility for your home. While they do generally run more expensive than window blinds, they are also more of an investment for your home and can increase the value of your home more significantly than blinds, especially if they are properly maintained and cared for over the course of their lifespan.
If you are looking for shutters, blinds, or window shades in Dallas, give us a call today at 469-909-1142 or fill out our online request form.