Here are the pros, cons, and comparisons to decide for yourself!

Choosing window treatments for your home is a personal decision with thought for color, design, texture and functionality. They hold the same kind of emotional attachment as other items for the home such as paint, tile or furnishings. The first step is to weigh the pros and cons of the many choices.  Below we will outline the pros and cons regarding 2 options: curtains and blinds. Either can add value to a home depending on the quality, design and the installation, but each one has different advantages and disadvantages.

Curtains add style and texture to a room and buffer sound. They can be chosen to coordinate in color with the rest of the furnishings or stand out as a contrasting element. Blinds are often found in whites or solid colors, while curtains come in a variety of patterns and designs. A quality set of curtains can really add the finishing touch to make a room beautiful.

Some homeowners choose to apply both curtains and blinds for a combination of design variety and functionality. Another option is to install a valance, a length of decorative drapery hung over a window, to add style to blinds.

Whatever side of the fence you are on regarding buying curtains or blinds, we can help you figure out the perfect choice for your home and lifestyle, even if it means having both. We offer a free consultation so let’s get started!

Blinds

PROS

  • Less expensive
  • Easier to clean
  • More light control
  • More durable

    CONS

  • Minimal design
  • Less energy efficient for cold climates
  • Cords can be dangerous

$345 – $750 (aluminum blinds for 8 windows)

Some homeowners choose to apply both curtains and blinds for a combination of design variety and functionality. Another option is to install a valance, a length of decorative drapery hung over a window, to add style to blinds.

Whatever side of the fence you are on regarding buying curtains or blinds, we can help you figure out the perfect choice for your home and lifestyle, even if it means having both. We offer a free consultation so let’s get started!

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Curtains

PROS

  • More design possibilities
  • Effective at blocking light
  • More energy efficient in cold climates
  • Sound Buffer

CONS

  • More expensive
  • Harder to clean
  • Cords can be dangerous

    $400 – $2,000 (for eight 27-inch windows)

Blinds come in many styles, colors, and textures, but they are not as versatile in design as curtains, however they make a room seem larger because they are less intrusive, folding out of the way easily. Blinds work well for light control. While curtains are either open or closed, blinds serve as a dimmer for sunshine. Most curtains can reduce heat loss up to 10% in the winter, and on those hot summer days, highly reflective blinds can decrease heat gain by about 45%.

Blinds

PROS

  • Less expensive
  • Easier to clean
  • More light control
  • More durable

    CONS

  • Minimal design
  • Less energy efficient for cold climates
  • Cords can be dangerous

$345 – $750 (aluminum blinds for 8 windows)

Some homeowners choose to apply both curtains and blinds for a combination of design variety and functionality. Another option is to install a valance, a length of decorative drapery hung over a window, to add style to blinds.

Whatever side of the fence you are on regarding buying curtains or blinds, we can help you figure out the perfect choice for your home and lifestyle, even if it means having both. We offer a free consultation so let’s get started!

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