If you have spent months or years planning your new custom home, you don't want to forget about the window coverings. Window coverings can prevent sun damage to finishes and furnishings, give privacy, and help you block light for better sleep. There are several popular options for window coverings and you should take the time to learn more about them to make your decision and order your blinds or shades. Here are three of the most popular options for window coverings.
Roller shades are a unique type of window covering that can be placed inside a window frame or on the outside like a valance. They come in a huge variety of fabric prints, colors, and thicknesses. There are lots of custom options that can make them a truly luxurious addition to your home. Many homeowners desire custom motorized window shades. With the press of a button, they can be put down or pulled up. You can have remotes on a bedside table or a switch on a wall. Waking up and laying in bed while being able to open your curtains at the same time is a huge perk. Other window coverings can be a pain to work with. If you open and close window coverings often, you should consider this motorized option. Find a window specialist who has a showroom you can test them in to see how they work.
Shutters are a popular upgrade people choose because they are easy to wipe clean. They are quick to open and close because they usually have a center rod that is gently moved up or down to change the shade direction. Shutters can be painted any color and you can choose from a variety of materials for construction. Wood shutters can last a very long time and add value to your home as a more permanent fixture.
Wood blinds are one of the most common window coverings installed in homes. They are easy to purchase at local hardware stores in standard sizes and a cheaper option. Being affordable is a perk, but they can be difficult to dust and clean. There are more exposed parts that run through the wood slats to make the cleaning more tedious. If you like the type of wood blinds, take a sample home and see how they look in the home.
Choosing the right window coverings for the home can make a big difference. Having control over the light, ease of operation, and style can make a big difference in your new home.