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Is It Time To Upgrade Your Blinds?

October 02, 2018

You upgrade from shag carpets to berber rugs, from linoleum to bamboo flooring, from paneled walls to painted walls. So when should you upgrade from your department store blinds?

There are a number of signs that right now is the time to upgrade your blinds, and a number of options for replacement window treatments in Austin. Let’s take a look.

3 Signs You Should Upgrade from Blinds in Austin

Some signs are more easy to see than others, but every one of these signs are probably telling you to upgrade from your blinds.

Your Room Is Often Too Hot or Cold

If your heater or air conditioner are running constantly but your room still isn’t a comfortable temperature, it may be your windows. The majority of heat loss is at the windows, and blinds aren’t energy-efficient window treatments. Switch to a more energy efficient window treatment like Polywood plantation shutters or Honeycomb shades for top of the line heat blocking and a comfier room.

Your Home Style Is Still in the Past

Do your windows look like your parent’s house? It can be difficult to incorporate the latest style trends, but if your style is stuck in the past by several years, your guests will notice. So there are two options: either update to the latest trends as they change each season, or pick a window treatment that won’t go out of style. Plantation shutters in Austin homes go with any style, as do classic window treatments like natural wood blinds or full draperies.

Living room with plantation shutters

Your Blinds Can Easily Break

Most off-the-shelf blinds see signs of aging within the first year or two. Broken slats, shortened cords, grimy blinds, they all serve to make your windows look less than stellar. Upgrading to a stronger, longer-lasting window treatment can help prevent this in the future.

The Best Picks for Upgrading From Blinds in Austin

Polywood Shutters in Narrow WindowWhen it’s time to say goodbye to cheap blinds, choose from one of these window treatments, depending on your home’s style.

Replacing Blinds with Plantation Shutters are a popular choice when Austin homeowners upgrade from blinds. Their style is timeless, they are sturdier than other window treatments, and depending on how they’re built can help block a huge amount of energy loss. 

Replacing Blinds with Cellular Shades

Another great blind upgrade are cellular (or honeycomb) shades. They’re made to trap more heat than regular shades, are simple to use, and offer a ton of options in the way of colors, patterns, fabrics and more. 

Replacing Blinds with Panel Tracks


If you’re looking to replace vertical blinds, then panel tracks (or panel track blinds) are a good option. They hang down from a rail like traditional vertical blinds, but maneuver much more easily and look more stylish because of their large fabric panels instead of thin blind slats.

Give Your Blinds an Upgrade Today

Make the decision to upgrade your home from cheap blinds today. Call Sunburst Shutters Austin at 512-549-6077 to receive a free in-home estimate from one of our window design professionals, or use the form below!