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Is It Time To Upgrade From Blinds?

October 02, 2018

You upgrade from white appliances to stainless steel, from old tile to bamboo flooring, from wallpaper to painted walls. So when is the best time upgrade from your run of the mill blinds?

There are a few ways to know that today is the time to upgrade your blinds, and numerous options for replacement window treatments in Seattle. Let’s get started.

Signs You Need to Upgrade your Blinds in Seattle

Some are easier to see than others, but each of these signs are probably telling you to upgrade from your blinds.

Your Room Is Usually Too Cold or Hot

If your heater or air conditioner are frequently on but your room still isn’t the right temperature, see if it’s your windows. The majority of heat transfer is at the windows, and flimsy blinds are some of the least energy-efficient window treatments. Upgrade to a more energy efficient window treatment like Polywood plantation shutters or Honeycomb shades for heat blocking and a more comfortable room.

Your Room Style Is Stuck in the Past

Do your windows sometimes remind you of your house as it was 20 years ago? It can be tricky to incorporate the latest style trends, but if you’re lagging behind by ten years or more, your guests will easily notice. So there are two basic options: either switch to the newest trends as they occur each year, or pick a window treatment that won’t go out of style. Plantation shutters in Seattle homes work with the latest trends, as do classic options like natural wood blinds or full draperies.

Living room with plantation shutters

Your Blinds Are Prone to Wear and Tear

Most mini blinds don’t look new within a year or two. Bent or broken slats, shortened cords, yellowed slats, they make your windows look bad. Switching to a sturdier, warranty-backed window treatment can help prevent this in the future.

The Top Choices for Upgrading From Blinds in Seattle

Polywood Shutters in Narrow WindowWhen it does come time to say adios to cheap blinds, choose from one of these window treatments, taking into account your home’s style.

Replacing Blinds with Plantation Shutters are one of the most popular choices when Seattle homeowners upgrade from blinds. Their style is timeless, they tend to be more durable than other window treatments, and depending on the material can prevent a huge amount of energy loss. 

Replacing Blinds with Cellular Shades

Cellular (or honeycomb) shades also make good blind upgrades. They’re built to block more heat than other shades, are simple to use, and offer a large variety of options in the way of colors, patterns, fabrics and more. 

Replacing Blinds with Panel Tracks


If you’re looking to replace vertical blinds, then panel tracks (or panel track blinds) might be right for you. They suspend from a rail like traditional vertical blinds, but open and close a lot more smoothly and are more stylish due to their wide fabric panels as opposed to thin blind slats.

Give Your Blinds an Upgrade Today

Make the decision to upgrade your home from cheap blinds today. Call Sunburst Shutters Washington at 360-464-2277 to have a free in-home estimate from one of our window design associates, or use the form below!