Half Circle Windows?

I have awesome floor to ceiling windows, but whats with the half circle at the top? What options do I have?

Half Circle Windows?

Half Circle Windows, or Round Top Windows were very popular in the US 20-25 years ago. They are a great touch to any room with tall ceilings and in entry halls. Many times a person will move into a home with round top windows, and find that there are no blinds! These are cool windows, but the sunlight is too much. 

If the previous homeowner took the blinds with them, there are options. There are some different blind options for these type of windows. A basic design is a type of blind that resembles an old hand fan. These are great for minimizing sunlight, are a more cost effective option and come in a variety of materials and colors. 

Another option are the Sunburst Shutters, custom from Kirtz Shutters. This amazing design is perfect for Half Circle Windows. Not only will it be a custom fit for your particular window, but it is also fully functional as well. The curved rod on the Kirtz Sunburst Shutter allows all of the louvers to move together in unison. As with all of Kirtz Shutters, they are completely custom from the design to the color!

If you are wondering about this, and other custom shutters, reach out to the folks at Kirtz Shutters, the best in Oklahoma!

 

Problems with mini blinds

What is a typical make ready step maintenance staff performs when turning an apartment? Replacing the blinds! In this article we will discuss some of the problems with mini blinds, and alternative options.

Problems with mini blinds

Mini blinds were designed with the DIY in mind. They are relatively easy to install, and are a cost effective solution. However, you do get what you pay for in the end, and mini blinds aren’t without their drawbacks.

  • Durability – If you have children, or have seen children with mini blinds, you can imagine! Mini blind slats are quite flimsy, and can be pulled out of place easily. If a slat is bent, it will likely have a permanent crease. Another issue is that the cord can become easily tangled.  Also, if you have pets that like to chew on things, mini blinds make a great chew toy!
  • Cleaning – Constant cleaning is another one of the problems. If dusting is your dream, it will come true if you have mini blinds. They are notorious for collecting dust. Depending on the types of foods you cook, or if someone is a smoker, this could cause discoloration, staining and grease build up.
  • Options – Among these other problems, when it comes to selection, your options are limited. If you have a room with a custom color, it may be difficult to find mini blinds in the color that you need. It’s almost as if you need to pick blinds first, the design the room around that!

However, custom wooden shutters built specifically for your windows, is the best way to go. They do everything mini blinds can do and more. Plus, they’re way more durable. Cleaning is a breeze and the list of options increases dramatically!  Reach out to  the folks a Kirtz Shutters, they are pros at what they do!

Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters and your home

Plantation shutters are a great option for your home.

Plantation shutters are one of the most popular choices for window treatments in the United States. They can be versatile and less expensive than custom draperies. These shutters will also increase the value of your home with Kirtz lifetime guarantee, making them a window treatment that can be financed into the purchase of your home. Plantation shutters are classic and highly desirable because they stay with the home when it’s sold.

Which rooms are great for plantation shutters?

Plantation shutters are excellent for letting light in when you want to illuminate a room but also great for privacy. When you close a plantation shutter your completely blocking the window, something that conventional blinds and draperies do poorly. For these reasons kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, dens and studies all make ideal places to put your custom kirtz shutters. When your shopping for custom interior shutters it’s important to know if they’re truly custom built, like Kirtz, or if they come from a stock panel and cut them to fit. The prices can be similar so make sure that your getting the best from Kirtz.

Plantation Shutters & Blinds

Mixing Faux Wood Blinds And Plantation Shutters

Blinds, Plantation Shutters, Or Both?

A lot of home builders get stuck when it comes to deciding what to cover their lovely windows with. Many of them like to give the front room a little something “extra” to make those windows really pop, but they aren’t sure of the answer right away. Plantation shutters are a fantastic, aesthetically pleasing option for those dramatic windows.

That leaves the simple windows to question. Once you’ve dressed the front windows up you may find yourself wondering if the rest of the house would still look well put together if you chose to put up blinds. Here’s the low-down on the design front when it comes to mixing faux wood blinds with real wood plantation shutters.

According to many design experts, it’s quite a popular choice to mix faux wood blinds with plantation shutters. In most cases, the front of the home has the most unique windows worth dressing up with the best wood plantation shutters. Kirtz® shutters really give the front of a home that wow factor and they’re truly an investment in your home.

Of course, if you’re building a home or helping to put the design work in place and you’d like to mix it up, Kirtz® Shutters can offer you what you need to get started. That’s right, we do blinds, too!  It would be best to get the colors of your blinds and plantation shutters to be as close to each other as possible, especially if the rest of the home decor is the same throughout. With enough attention to detail, you may even be able to pull off mixing blinds and shutters within the same room!

If you’d like to consult about your custom project, or you’re simply looking for a premium quality, beautiful custom plantation shutters, call us today at 1-800-416-6455 to find out how Kirtz® can help.