Whether your home is brand new with bare windows, or you are just looking to replace your old tattered blinds, you’re probably beginning to realize that there’s a lot more to consider when shopping for new window coverings than you expected.
It can be a little intimidating to know which coverings are best for your budget and the type of windows you have in your home, but thankfully you don’t need to become an expert to figure it out. We’ve got that part covered. Pun intended.
Totally Blind has been in the window covering business for years, providing the best blinds in Ogden, Layton, Syracuse, Bountiful, Farmington, Salt Lake, and Provo. We are passionate about what we do, and are happy to offer a little clarity on what you may be looking for. Here’s a quick guide on the different types of window coverings to help you make the best decision for your windows.
Does Style Actually Matter?
You may be thinking that price and preference are the only things that matter when it comes to choosing window coverings, but there are other factors to consider, from the style of your home to the outside views to the purpose of the room and how much light is needed. Each style of covering is made with a specific purpose in mind, so it’s important to know each purpose and consider the factors when making your selection.
The main differences come down to a few things: light, coverage, and curb appeal. Here’s how to know which is best for your specific needs.
Many people opt for blinds as the default due to their affordability, but what blinds are truly best for is versatility. For ground floor windows that get variable levels of direct sunlight at different times of day, blinds are especially great. They can be fully raised in the daytime to let light in and get a clear view, but they can also be left closed and adjusted for light if you’d prefer a little more privacy. When closed they allow for full privacy and moderate natural light during the day, so they can be perfect for heavy use multipurpose rooms.
You may associate blinds with being flimsy and cheap looking, but we at Totally Blind feel that more affordable doesn’t need to mean less attractive. As proud providers of the best blinds in Ogden and the surrounding areas, we offer blinds in multiple styles, colors, and materials to give you all the needed function without cheapening the aesthetic of your windows.
Wood and Faux Wood
If you need the versatility of blinds but want to turn up the class a little more, wood or faux wood will go the extra mile in bringing added warmth and charm to your window installment. We stock the full catalog of Hunter Douglas, Alta, and Norman wood blinds, which are top quality and made from ethically sourced materials. They come in a variety of stains and colors so they can be matched to any room.
We carry blinds in traditional style, and in Norman’s trademark SmartPrivacy® style, which eliminates the route holes of traditional blinds to allow for a more seamless close and better light elimination.
Shutters are definitely what you want if your greatest priority is the look and curb appeal. Shutters are generally stationary with adjustable slats to let the light in, though depending on the window they can also be set on hinges to open fully. They provide a timeless look to any window, and are an especially beautiful finishing piece for craftsman style homes.
Shutters are also ideal for high windows that need adjustable light filtration with minimal difficulty (can be adjusted with a long pole without you needing to get a ladder). They are the most versatile design in terms of shape, and can be fitted to arched windows, and can even be applied to sliding doors to create a cohesive look across all the windows in your home.
Shades have the widest array of styles to cater to a variety of needs and preferences, but the main considerations for shades are view and light filtering. Because they roll all the way up or aside, shades are best for preserving beautiful window views without the obstruction of slats.
Shades are well equipped to cater to your personal light preferences. If you want constant natural light but without the glare, a light filtering shade can give you exactly what you’re looking for. On the other end of the scale, opaque shades are a great blackout option for movie rooms, baby rooms, or any other room that may need to be dark during daylight hours. If you work night shifts, then shades may be your best friend.
Shades are also an excellent option if you want to be able to see out but would also like some privacy. A semi-transparent shade will do wonders for helping you keep that view while restricting visibility from the outside.
Totally Blind carries only the best shades from high quality manufacturers Alta, Norman, and Hunter Douglas, so you can feel confident that your shades will be sturdy, functional, and beautiful.
The Best Blinds in Ogden and the Surrounding Areas
Still not sure about the best option for your home? Don’t worry, we’re experts on this. Give us a call and tell us about your windows and we can give you advice to help you choose a window covering that will work best for your needs and preferences.
Or if you now know exactly what you want, contact us for a free quote on high quality window coverings to suit your lifestyle.
Totally Blind has the best blinds in Ogden, Layton, Syracuse, Bountiful, Farmington, Salt Lake, and Provo – shades and shutters too! When you work with us, you never need to feel like you’re in the dark (unless you want to be, and in that case we can hook you up with some great blackout shades.)
Contact us today to get started!