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Home Improvement  /  March 23, 2018

Blinds vs. Shades: The Benefits of Each

Although choosing between blinds and shades is often just a matter of taste, these two window covers operate and function differently from each other. As such, one of them might be a better fit for your home. In this post, Handyman Connection of Matthews discusses the benefits of both blinds and shades.

Versatile Blinds

Blinds are the most versatile of the window covers since they come in a range of shapes and styles. Most prominent among them are the horizontal and vertical slats. In terms of performance, blinds are easier to operate and clean.

Additionally, several higher-rated blind materials are naturally low in maintenance but more secure than the standard options. Examples are vinyl and aluminum blinds and sustainable wood options such as bamboo.

Dramatic Shades

Shades are a more affordable option, typically costing a few dollars less than the standard vinyl and aluminum blinds. In terms of visuals, they are more prominent and often used by professional designers when they want to add some drama or volume in a room. Although standard shades are readily available, they can come in a range of designs that run the gamut from traditional to more contemporary styles.

They are also better at covering up your windows due to their larger and wider size, although there’s less versatility in terms of how you operate them. There’s also a variant called the solar shade, which is manufactured to block the sun without entirely blocking the exterior views. They’re easy to distinguish from other shades as they are often see-through.

Shades and blinds have distinct operational features and benefits when installed in your home. Let Handyman Connection of Matthews help you pick the right one for your home. Fill out our form or give us a call at (704) 255-5626 to learn more about our home improvement services.

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