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5 Tips For Shopping For Vertical Blinds

Updated on August 7, 2010

Vertical blinds are a great choice

Vertical blinds are a great choice for both increasing privacy and blocking out light. Even though all vertical blinds do essentially the same thing, it's not always easy to choose blinds which will be both functional and attractive in your home. Remember that something can look wonderful in another's home but not be quite right for your own. However, keeping the following rules of thumb in mind as you shop can help you to make the right decision.

Think About Materials: The first thing to think about is the material that you'd like your vertical blinds to be made from. This is one of the easiest parts, since there are only so many materials to choose from. What you decide on is ultimately up to you, but certain materials work better for certain environments - for example, Premier vertical blinds are often a better choice than are textured vertical blinds since they are easier to clean and maintain.

Vertical Blinds with Different Color and Style

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Judging the Control System

Depending on the weather and time of day, some vertical blinds may need some fine-tuning especially during very sunny days. Try to find the ones that have a full system to the point that there is no longer a need to manually correct twisted blinds as applying too much force can risk some damage to the slat. Roller blinds should be good enough in most cases since you can easily make adjustments when unexpected changes take place. Electrical systems may be considered as well as long as the convenient features outweigh the added voltage costs.

Choose the Right Vertical Blinds

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      annegirl21 7 years ago from Philippines

      Hope you like it! :-)