horizontal window blinds
Horizontal blinds, also called Venetian blinds, are the classic blinds that you see in most homes and have never gone out of style. This is because they are cheaper and more affordable than some of the other options out on the market, as well as being versatile. They are also fairly easy to control and get the desired amount of sunlight into your home. They’re also great for being able to see out of your window with the blinds still down. This comes in handy as you don’t have to lift them up to do something as simple as looking into your yard.
The construction of these structures is horizontal slats held together with a string or line, generally one string on each side and one in the middle. For controls, the blinds have two cords, one for tilt controls to let more or less light into your home, and one to raise and lower them. What makes these blinds great is the ability to not only block out most of the light coming in but also direct the light up or down. Like other blinds, these also have a variety of materials, such as PVC, faux wood, real wood, aluminum, among others. A thing to pay attention to when choosing the type of material you want in your house is the humidity in the area. High humidity parts of your home can cause warping on real wood so it’s important to pick the right material for different locations.
Like any other flat surface in your home they tend to collect a lot of dust. However, with regular cleaning, they are a great option. They also fit on a lot of windows and spaces but they can go to quite a large width. Another pro to these blinds is they don’t take up a ton of room because they aren’t very thick. And, when closed, they become even thinner. Venetian blinds also just look nice. They create the iconic light pattern on the wall and they blend in nicely. One con to these types of blinds is that repairs can cost quite a bit. This is because the whole blind system has to be taken apart to fix even a single slat. But, if you take care of them properly, Venetians will last you for quite a while and you’ll be happy with your purchase.