Is It Time To Upgrade Your Blinds?

Lisa Renee Nieberding

You upgrade your home from shag carpets to berber rugs, from old tile to bamboo flooring, from bare walls to wainscoting. So when is the right time to 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 Cincinnati. Let’s take a look.

3 Signs You Need to Upgrade your Blinds in Cincinnati

Some signs are easier to spot than others, but all of these signs are how you know it’s time to say goodbye to your cheap blinds.

Your Room Is Usually Too Hot or Cold

If your thermostat is frequently on but your room still isn’t the right temperature, see if it’s the windows. Most heat transfer occurs through your windows, and blinds aren’t energy-efficient window treatments. Upgrade 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.

Open shutter window in living room 

Your Interior Style Is Still in the Past

Do your windows sometimes remind you of your house as it was 20 years ago? It can be hard to incorporate the latest interior design trends, but if your style is stuck in the past by a decade, your visitors will easily notice. So there are two options: keep up with the newest trends as they change each year, or use a window treatment that’s timeless. Plantation shutters in Cincinnati homes work with the latest trends, as do neutral options like natural wood blinds or full draperies.

Living room with plantation shutters

Your Blinds Are Prone to Wear and Tear

Most mini blinds don’t look new within just a year or two. Broken slats, shortened cords, yellowed slats, they detract from your windows. Upgrading to a more durable, longer-lasting window treatment can keep your windows looking great.

The Best Picks for Upgrading From Blinds in Cincinnati

Polywood Shutters in Narrow WindowWhen you’re ready to say so long to mini blinds, consider one of these window treatments, taking into account your needs.

Replacing Blinds with Plantation ShuttersShutters are one of the most common window treatments when Cincinnati homeowners decide to upgrade from blinds. They’re timeless, they are more durable than other window treatments, and if they’re built out of the right material can help block a huge amount of energy loss.


Replacing Blinds with Cellular Shades

Another good blind upgrade are cellular (or honeycomb) shades. They’re designed to trap more heat than other shades, are easy to use, and provide a huge variety of options including colors, textures, materials and more.

Replacing Blinds with Panel Tracks


If you’re trying to switch your vertical blinds, then panel tracks (or panel track blinds) make the cut. They are attached to a top rail like traditional vertical blinds, but move a lot more smoothly and look more stylish with their wide 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 Cincinnati at 513-216-9740 to receive a free in-home estimate from one of our window treatment professionals, or use the form below!