Affordable Venetian Blinds
Jun 8 2010
Venetian blinds look good and they don't cost a lot. There are a wide variety of venetian blinds on the market made from a variety of materials such as aluminum, faux wood and wood. Venetian blinds work in any space and can be had for as little as $14.00 a blind, up to $30.00 or more a blind. If it sounds too good to be true, don't worry. Because so many people buy these blinds, window treatment companies can buy them in bulk, which means they save money and the consumer also saves money.
When bought from a reliable source, venetian blinds will last for years. They are built with materials that are intended to remain for a long time. Venetian blinds come in aluminum, faux wood and wood. Aluminum blinds are the ones that you can find for the lowest cost. Faux wood binds costs a little bit more, but many people thinks it's worth it to have a natural element in their homes. Wood blinds, because of the cost of processing, will be at the higher end of the price spectrum.
One brand of cost effective venetian blinds is the Embassy 2-inch faux wood blinds with designer tapes. Tapes are a fabric strip that runs down either side of the blind to cover the lifting and tilting cords. They come in a variety of colors and patterns to tie in a room's color schemes and patterns. These window treatments come with a few extras to make customer's feel good about the purchase. One of those is the 2x2 metal headrail that covers the top section of the blind for a complete finished look. A 3-inch cornice valance is also included at no additional charge. Because they look like wood, many people choose this cost effective product over real wood blinds.
Both aluminum and faux wood blinds are good choices for damp areas, such as kitchens or bathrooms. The moisture can warp or distort some wood blinds and can stain fabric window blinds. However, both faux wood and aluminum blinds were constructed to withstand moisture and are easy to clean.
Faux wood mimics wood and has a variety of stains to choose from including light and dark. The lighter woods work to keep smaller rooms feeling larger, while the darker stains suit offices and large rooms that have wood accents. The decorative tapes come in a wide array of colors and patters, so have fun with them. Pick something that will compliment or contrast the design of the room.
For child safety reasons, be sure to keep cords out of reach of children. There are cordless options for many of these blinds. The tilting mechanism allows ease of use when letting in light or blocking out heat. They do have insulating properties, although the wood blinds insulate better than the aluminum ones.
These faux wood, wood and aluminum blinds fold up tightly so they take up very little space. Views are unobstructed and these blinds will be sure to be around for a long time to come. Their cost versus life span is unbeatable.
Venetian blinds have long been admired for their versatility. They are a great addition to any room and will help increase resale value. If you've been thinking about new window treatments, now is the time to buy.
Apr 6 2011
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