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Custom vs Store Bought Blinds

September 21, 2020

Custom vs Store Bought Blinds

Custom vs Store Bought Blinds

Updating your window coverings can have a huge impact on the appearance of any room.  Whether you are looking to adapt your style or your old window coverings have seen better days, upgrading your window treatments requires careful consideration of the many options available to you.  Curtains and window blinds are among the most common options for window treatments; but even when you decide to go with window blinds, there are still many options from which to choose.  One of the most important considerations is whether to go with custom or store bought blinds.  Because custom blinds tend to be more expensive, many home owners seek store bought alternatives.  That being said, there are many benefits to choosing custom versus store bought blinds.  Fit, style, and function can be perfectly matched to your home and needs when you choose custom window blinds.

Fits like a Glove

No matter the shape or size of your window, custom window blinds make the perfect fit every time.  Store bought blinds tend to be available only in standard window sizes and homeowners often have to compromise the fit of width, length, or both when choosing store bought blinds over custom blinds.  Unfortunately, without the perfect fit, you also compromise light and privacy control, not to mention the impact on design.  Custom blinds are made to the exact dimensions of your windows so make a better choice especially for oddly sized or shaped windows.

Your Home, Your Style

Another benefit of custom window blinds is the variety of style options available.  You can choose between different types of blinds and different materials so that you achieve the ideal aesthetic for your home.  Many basic, store bought blinds are available in limited colours and materials whereas the only limits on custom blinds are the limits of your imagination.

It’s a Match!

When homeowners choose to replace all the blinds in their home, custom blinds are often the preferred choice for consistency.  Not only will you struggle to find matching blinds when your windows are not standard sizes, you may not always be able to get matching store bought blinds for all your windows – it really depends on the variety of sizes offered by the manufacturer.  Custom blinds are built for your home and your windows, so making sure they match is easy.  You’ll get the right size, the right materials, and the right finish for a polished, consistent home style.

Quality

Finally, customer window blinds are certainly more expensive than store bought alternatives, but they are often made from high quality, durable materials.  They are designed to last for years while also providing bonus features such as energy conservation and sound control in addition to light and privacy control.

So, while you may find that you need a bigger budget for custom blinds, the benefits of these window treatments over store bought blinds make them a great investment in the long run.