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Is It Time To Upgrade From Blinds?

October 02, 2018

You upgrade from white appliances to stainless steel, from linoleum to hardwood, from bare walls to wainscoting. So when should you upgrade from your blinds?

There are a number of signs that now is the time to upgrade your blinds, and a number of options for replacement window treatments in Southern California. Let’s get started.

3 Signs You Should Upgrade from Blinds in Southern California

Some signs are more noticeable than others, but every one of these signs are probably telling you to move on from your old blinds.

Your Room Is Usually Too Hot or Cold

If your thermostat is frequently on but your room still isn’t a cozy temperature, see if it’s the windows. The majority of heat loss happens through your windows, and miniature blinds aren’t energy-efficient window treatments. Switch to a more energy efficient window treatment like Polywood plantation shutters or Honeycomb shades for superior heat blocking and a cozier room.

Your Home Style Is Stuck in the Past

Do your windows sometimes remind you of your house as it was 20 years ago? Staying on top of the latest home design trends can be tricky, but if you’re lagging behind by ten years or more, it’s hard for guests to not notice. So you have two options: you can keep up with the newest trends as they change each season, or pick a window treatment that won’t go out of style. Plantation shutters in Southern California homes go with any style, as do classic window treatments like natural wood blinds or stately draperies.

Living room with plantation shutters

Your Blinds Can Easily Break

Most off-the-shelf blinds don’t look new within just a year or two. Broken slats, frayed cords, faded colors, they reflect poorly on your windows. Investing in a sturdier, longer-lasting window treatment can help your windows look their best.

The Top Picks for Upgrading From Blinds in Southern California

Polywood Shutters in Narrow WindowWhen it’s time to say so long to flimsy blinds, choose from one of these window treatments, while recognizing your needs.

Replacing Blinds with Plantation Shutters are one of the most popular products when Southern California homeowners upgrade from blinds. They’re timeless, they are more durable than other window treatments, and if they’re built out of the right material can reduce a large amount of energy loss. 

Replacing Blinds with Cellular Shades

Another good blind upgrade are cellular (or honeycomb) shades. They’re made to block more heat than regular shades, are simple to use, and have a ton of options including colors, patterns, materials and more. 

Replacing Blinds with Panel Tracks


If you’re looking to upgrade vertical blinds, then panel tracks (or panel track blinds) make the cut. They are attached to a top rail like regular vertical blinds, but maneuver much more easily and are more stylish with their large fabric panels as opposed to thin blind slats.

Give Your Blinds an Upgrade Today

Make the decision to upgrade your home from cheap blinds today. Call Sunburst Shutters Southern CA at 888-611-2474 to get a free in-home estimate from one of our window treatment associates, or use the form below!