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Are You Ready To Upgrade From Blinds?

October 02, 2018

You upgrade from laminate counters to granite, from old tile to bamboo flooring, from wallpaper to painted walls. So when should you upgrade from your blinds?

There are many ways to tell that now is the time to upgrade your blinds, and even more options for replacement window treatments in Phoenix. Let’s get started.

3 Signs You Need to Upgrade from Blinds in Phoenix

Some are more apparent than others, but all of these signs are probably telling you to upgrade from your old blinds.

Your Room Is Usually Too Hot or Cold

If your thermostat is frequently on but your room still isn’t the right temperature, look to your windows. The majority of heat loss is through your windows, and flimsy blinds are some of the least energy-efficient window treatments. Switch to a sturdier window treatment like Polywood plantation shutters or Honeycomb shades for superior heat blocking and a more comfortable room.

Your Interior Style Remains in the Past

Do your windows look like the house in a 90’s sitcom? Keeping up with the latest home fashion trends can be hard, but if your home is behind by a decade, it’s hard for guests to not notice. So consider two basic options: update to the latest trends as they change each season, or use a window treatment that won’t go out of style. Plantation shutters in Phoenix homes go with any style, as do more minimal and neutral window treatments like natural wood blinds or stately draperies.

Living room with plantation shutters

Your Blinds Can Easily Break

Most miniature blinds don’t look new within the first year or two. Bent or broken slats, frayed cords, faded colors, they make your windows look bad. Switching to a stronger, longer-lasting window treatment can help your windows look their best.

The Best Choices for Upgrading From Blinds in Phoenix

Polywood Shutters in Narrow WindowWhen it does come time to say goodbye to cheap blinds, consider one of these window treatments, depending on your needs.

Replacing Blinds with Plantation Shutters are one of the most common window treatments when Phoenix homeowners decide to upgrade from blinds. Their style is timeless, they are usually more durable than other window treatments, and if they’re built out of the right material can reduce a large amount of energy loss. 

Replacing Blinds with Cellular Shades

Cellular (or honeycomb) shades also make good blind upgrades. They’re made to trap more heat than other shades, are a snap to use, and offer a huge variety of options including colors, textures, materials and more. 

Replacing Blinds with Panel Tracks


If you’re trying to upgrade vertical blinds, then panel tracks (or panel track blinds) might be right for you. They hang down from a rail like regular vertical blinds, but maneuver a lot more smoothly and look much classier due to their large fabric panels as opposed to thin blind slats.

Give Your Blinds an Upgrade Today

Make the decision to upgrade your home from cheap blinds today. Call Sunburst Shutters Phoenix at 480-485-7743 to have a free in-home estimate from one of our window style professionals, or use the form below!