What are blinds and what are interior shutters
Blinds are window treatments made from slats of fabric or wood that can be opened and closed. Interior shutters are window treatments made from panels, which open and close horizontally on hinges, just like a door.
Blinds give homeowners more control over the amount of light they let in through windows because there is no frame around them. They also offer privacy. Interior shutters such as plantation shutters in Penrith, can offer privacy too because the panels don’t have a frame around them and they open and close like an actual door or window shutter would.
Blinds are less expensive than interior shutters, but also come with fewer options for customization (e.g., colour selection, style). This makes blinds more difficult to match with existing décor styles unless they are neutral colours. Interior shutters are not only more stylish overall, but they can be customized to fit any design needs homeowners may have, including matching other window treatments already installed throughout their home.
Shutters are very expensive because of the customization options available. They also need to be custom made, which can take several weeks for them to arrive at your home once ordered. However, shutters are virtually maintenance free and will last you a lifetime, whereas blinds like roller blinds in Sydney homes, require regular cleaning in order to look their best over time.
Examples of shutters include PVC Plantation Shutters, which are beautiful and perfect for homes in warm climates, since they’re made from a synthetic material.
Why do people choose between the two?
Choosing between blinds and shutters can be very difficult because both are great window covering options. Examples of blinds include roller shades, which provide good light control and can be customized with a wide range of colours or patterns to fit your home’s décor. Blinds have become very popular with homeowners because they are less expensive than shutters; more affordable on the pocketbook.
Some homes use plantation shutters for all the windows in the home but there are many homes that choose between just using them on some windows. Blinds can take a little longer to open and close but this isn’t usually too much of an inconvenience for most people.
The pros of choosing blinds over interior shutters, or vice versa
Choosing blinds can have many benefits, including:
They are generally more affordable than shutters.
It is easy to clean them and they look great over time as well.
You can customize the slat you would like for your window since it does not need an entirely new one if you decide that you don’t want the blinds anymore.
The cons of choosing interior blinds include:
They can be more difficult to clean.
Cannot block out light completely and may allow cold air in during winter months.
Interior blinds also require drill holes to hang on your wall or window frame which might cause damage over time.
They don’t last forever but will wear down after years of use requiring replacement along the way whereas shutter slats won’t break easily at all.
The pros of choosing interior shutters include:
They are generally very attractive with different styles available to suit most any home décor.
They offer a luxurious feel in addition to keeping out light during certain parts of the day.
Shutters are extremely durable and last for years to come.
The cons of choosing interior shutters include:
It is important that you choose quality material (not cheap plastic) so these will not break after a short time period like some cheaper brands might do.
They are also very expensive, so they are not always the most practical option for every homeowner.
Some materials like wood may not be ideal for wet areas because they can warp.
How to decide which option is best for you
Choosing the best type of window treatment for you will depend on your personal preference, budget and lifestyle. If you have a larger budget for window treatments then interior shutters are the way to go as they can give you great insulation from warm or cool air seeping into your home during winter months. They also do a better job at reducing noise pollution if that is an issue in your area too. Plus, their high-quality material typically last longer than blinds meaning less replacements over time which will save you money in the long run.