If you are remodelling and looking for new window treatments, or would simply like to update the look of the various rooms in your home or office, vertical blinds are ideal choice. Unlike conventional blinds, these window treatments are made up of vertical slats that have been arranged side by side. To open them up, you can draw them to either your left or right, unlike conventional blinds that go up and down. Here are some of the reasons to invest in vertical blinds for your home or office.
Vertical blinds work well with large windows
Since these blinds consist of long slats, they are a great way of ensuring large windows are covered from top to bottom. This makes them an ideal choice if you are searching for window treatments to suit your French windows, patio doors, sliding doors and more.
Vertical blinds enhance the aesthetics of a room
Typically, small windows in a small room tend to accentuate the limited space of the room. If you are looking for a way to give the illusion of space, vertical blinds are a great option. The long slats can create the illusion of height in any room, as they can be fit from ceiling to floor. Hence, even small windows appear to look larger when the blinds are closed.
Vertical slats do not succumb to gusts of wind
A common problem that you will experience with traditional blinds is the slats swinging in the wind when the windows are open. This is typically unavoidable due to how traditional blinds open and close in an upward and downward motion. Vertical blinds, on the other hand, are opened and shut horizontally. Therefore, if your windows are open, the slats will not be in the way. Thus, they will not be affected by any wind that is blowing into the room. This makes them a great option for sliding doors and windows.
Vertical blinds have increased privacy
Since the slats of the vertical blinds are stacked adjacent to each other rather than one above the other, there is minimal space in between in the slats. This can be advantageous to you in two ways. For one, you have complete control of the light that will be streaming into the room. Once the slats are shut, they will not let any sunbeams through due to the lack of gaps between the slats. Secondly, this ensures that nobody can peer into your home or office through the slats when they are closed. This provides you with increased privacy.