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Shades, Drapes, and Blinds – Oh My!

Montrose Living Room in the Evening with Beautiful ShadesOne way to turn your Montrose rental property into looking and feeling like home is to attach quality window coverings. If your home didn’t come with blinds or shades, you may perhaps be questioning what the correct choice should be. The right window coverings present a large number of benefits, from more privacy, better energy efficiency, and easier light control. They equally intensify the look and feel of any room. Even though all window coverings impart, at the very least, certain advantages, there are several differences, too. Appreciating which ones are correct for your rental home can make choosing so much easier.

The first step you can do when choosing window coverings is to look into what will conform best to each window. If you have sliding glass doors, vertical blinds are often the best choice. But on the other hand, windows that open up or down often pair best with horizontal blinds. Another element to look into is how much light do you need to block in each room. If light filtering isn’t a question, shades or light curtains might be your best choice. In contrast, bedrooms or other rooms where near-total darkness is desired may need special room-darkening blinds or curtains to keep as much light out as possible.

When you are aware of what you desire in each room, you can then begin looking into your window covering options. Right now, the most popular choice for rental homes is two-inch faux wood blinds. White faux-wood blinds are relatively inexpensive, easy to find, and come in a wide range of sizes. They look so much more pleasant than vinyl mini blinds and tend to stay longer, also.

Though other colors are at hand and available, white is the most accepted choice considering it complements almost any interior décor. The two-inch blinds bring about a good job of blocking light, and using faux wood is better than real wood if you are living in a location with high humidity. With so many benefits, it’s a no-brainer to see why this style of blinds has to turn out to be a rental home staple.

Although blinds do aid in energy efficiency, to get true energy efficiency, think of installing honeycomb shades instead. Also known as cellular shades, honeycomb shades are a window covering option that can enable you to achieve higher levels of light-blocking and heat-blocking efficiency, making them an excellent selection for bedrooms or windows with so much sun exposure. They come in a whole range of styles and colors and turn out nice by itself or paired with curtains.

One more appealing alternative is a roman fabric shade. These window treatments blend the softness of curtains with the functionality of blinds, making them an attractive option for a rental house. Their clean lines and an array of color options make them an appropriate fit for lots of rooms in the house.

Drapery window treatments impart a creative way to beautify any room in your rental home. Drapes can be mixed with blinds or shades or installed on their own. Plenty of drapes give light-blocking functionality, which is dependent on the style and type of fabric you choose.

If you are crafty and yearn to bring about a real custom look, drapes have the most options available. With a wide array of numerous colors, patterns, fabrics, styles, and accessories to choose from, you can create something that will include both visual appeal and enhanced privacy. Countless drapery window treatments also include unique elements such as valances and cornice boards, which can turn a simple window into a stunning work of art.

Regardless of which variation you prefer, drapes, blinds, and shades all have a lot to add to your Montrose rental home’s décor. By way of making excellent choices, you can add value and comfort to every room.

Have a rather busy schedule? Both tenants and property owners alike can benefit by calling a Montrose property manager. Real Property Management Now provides full-service property management that helps everyone. Contact us online or call us at 970-314-7123 to learn more.

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