Window Blinds and Shades Buying Guide
Adding new blinds and shades is a fast and easy upgrade that instantly adds personality to your home, but the choices can be overwhelming! The Vertical Factory in Santa Clarita is here with a simple guide to help you start your home makeover simply by upgrading your window treatments.
Styles of Blinds
Blinds offer easy yet elegant window treatments to block out light and add style to any room. Here are a few of the available options for blinds and some of the places to best use them:
Mini-blinds: Mini-blinds look best on narrow windows in bedrooms, kitchens, and workrooms. Choose from aluminum, vinyl and light-filtering and room-darkening options. Many types are available for indoor and outdoor use and require minimal care while being easy to clean.
Plantation Blinds: These look best in bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens, and workrooms. Choose from vinyl or natural wood and white or wood-grain color options. They are available in room-darkening styles and require minimal care while being easy to clean.
Vertical Blinds: Perfect for any large window, patio or sliding-glass door, they’re a balance between fashion and function. Choose from vinyl, aluminum, fabric, and faux wood. They are available in room-darkening styles. One-way draw (stacks to the side) and split draw (opens in the center of the window or door) are available.
Panel Tracks: Light-filtering and room-darkening privacy liners available. These can serve as room dividers as well.
Styles of Shades
Shades are multipurpose window coverings that present a wide range of fabrics and options to choose from. Here is a little about the different styles of shades available features they include and the best places to use them:
Roller Shades: Use these on narrow windows in any room. Choose from vinyl or fabric materials and they are available in room-darkening styles.
Roman Shades: They work well in any room and window width. Polyester and polycotton shades have a more elegant look, while the natural Roman shades made from bamboo, jute and, grasses have a more casual appearance. Lined, cloth Roman shades are best for light blocking and privacy, while unlined shades usually only filter light. Shades with foam backing offer added insulation and energy savings.
Cellular Shades: Perfect for the living room and the bedroom. Sheer, light-filtering and room-darkening fabrics are available. Shade construction provides insulation and energy savings. Specialty applications and shapes for most windows including top-down/bottom-up, day/night shades, skylight shades, angle-top and arches shades.
Pleated Shades: Perfect for the living room and the bedroom. Sheer, light-filtering and room-darkening fabrics are available. Specialty applications and shapes for most windows including top-down/bottom-up, day/night shades, skylight shades, angle-top and arches shades provide a variety of options.
The Vertical Factory in Santa Clarita carries a wide variety of blinds and shades to fit any style and budget, no matter what shape and size your windows are. Our professional and courteous staff offers in-home estimates and design consultations. Stop in to our showroom to see for yourself or visit our website for information and inspiration.
The Vertical Factory
26859 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Suite C
Santa Clarita, CA 91350