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5 things to know before you buy Blinds, Shades or Plantation Shutters

Want to Buy Blinds, Shades or Plantation Shutters for your Home, let us help you choose the Right Product.

Note: You are eligible to get a $1500.00 Tax Credit for approved insulating BLINDS, SHADES OR PLANTATION SHUTTERS installed in your home, call us to find out more!

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1. Know whether you want Wood Blinds or Shades or Plantation Shutters

Wood Blinds are made of horizontal slats attached to each other with cords and fabric. You can raise, tilt or lower the entire blind, or you can open and close the slats. Popular styles of blinds include traditional (venetian style) Blinds, they are horizontal and also provide great insulation for Summer's heat and winter's cold.

Shades don't have slats, so you control the light by raising or lowering the entire shade. Popular styles of shades include Pleated / Honeycomb shades, Bamboo Woven Roman Shades, and Roller or Solar shades. They operate by pulling a cord to raise and lower. They provide great privacy and and insulation.

Plantation Shutters give the greatest curb appeal and style.First off, interior shutters can have either fixed or movable louvers. These louvers or slats are the horizontal pieces. By far the most popular choice is the movable louvers. Louvers are connected by a tilt rod, the vertical piece that allows the shutters to rotate open or close. The tilt rod is usually located in the middle of shutter panel. You may hear or see the term "plantation shutters". Shutter Louver sizes usually depend on the size of the window. Larger windows can take larger shutter louvers, Consequently plantation shutters can be used on any window shape or size for a great look and curb appeal. Louver sizes range from 1 7/8", 2", 3" & 4". Most popular size is 3 1/2" the smaller louver size in 1 7/8" & 2" are also popular for smaller windows. Plantation shutters is the ultimate window covering for great curb appeal and style. Scroll down to see all product Category and see what fits your home the best.

2. Know what kind of Product Material you want.

Blinds and Plantation Shutters are usually made from Premium Bass Wood, Faux Wood, or composite. Premium Bass wood are 25% more expensive, however Faux wood Blinds or Shutters looks just like real wood, but can cost quite a bit less. Bamboo Shades are made of fabric and natural bamboo jute materials like bamboo or woven wood. All Blinds, Shades and Plantation Shutters come in several colors and finishes; shades also offer a choice of patterns and textures. See our many colors and choices Below.

3. Know what style you?re going for in each Room.

If you choose blind or shades to complement your d?cor, Bamboo roman shades would look good in a sunroom, but not in a formal dining room. Pleated or cellular shades would work in a formal setting or bed room, but probably wouldn?t be right in the kitchen. Wood Blinds are versatile and can work with a variety of decorative styles. Vertical blinds work best on sliding windows or doors, or to emphasize other vertical elements in a room. Plantation shutters can go anywhere for any shape. Scroll down to see our Products.

4. Know how to get the best price.

You could pay full price at a local retail store, but you can usually get Blinds, Shades or Shutters at a significant discount by shopping online with us. You can see colors and styles on our website Home Page and even request color samples. Shopping with Home Blinds online is safe and hassle free. Scroll down to see our products.

5. Know if you have special requirements.

Some specialty shape window treatments are made for special needs. If you want to save on energy costs, you may want insulating window coverings, like insulated roman shades. Honeycomb or cellular is the highest rated insulating shade, next comes plantation shutters, then wood blinds and solar shades. You are eligible to get a $1500.00 credit for insulating shades installed in your home. If you have small children in the house, you might want to look into remote control shades or cordless shades, because they don't have the long cords that can present a safety hazard. If you like to sleep late in the summer, work a night shift, or nap during the day, look for room darkening shades or blackout shades, they block out 99.9 % of light. The blackout shades are Honeycomb and Solar shades and they come in several colors and textures. Now you're armed with 5 important things you need to know before you buy Blinds, Shades or Plantation Shutters. Good luck and happy shopping! At Home Blinds, we strive to make your house a home with our beautiful products and services. Feel free to call for further clarification or more information. Scroll down to see our Products.

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