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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!

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Plantation shutters AND blinds?

Blinds, Plantation Shutters, Or Both?

Windows are critical to any home, providing natural light and making a house feel like home. So when you’re trying to decide what to cover your windows with it can be a big decision. Most homeowners want to give their windows a little extra “pop” when they pick a covering, but they aren’t sure what they want that pop to be. Plantation shutters are a durable, aesthetically pleasing, and ageless option for those dramatic windows. 

If you’ve got simpler windows though, you might be more cautious about plantation shutters. You may be concerned that putting up blinds might clash with the shutters. Here’s the deal when it comes to mixing faux wood blinds with real plantation shutters. 

According to many design experts, mixing faux wood blinds and plantation shutters is actually a popular choice for many homes. In most cases, the front of the home will have the most unique windows worth a beautiful set of plantation shutters while other windows in the home can do just fine with a set of faux wood blinds. 

Of course, if you live or work in a building or home and you’d like to mix things up a bit and have both blinds and shutters. Kirtz Shutters can offer what you need to get started. Yes, that’s right we do blinds in addition to shutters! Mixing these two covers works best when they’re colors and styles are as close as possible, so ordering them from the same manufacturer is a fantastic choice. With enough attention and care, you might even be able to pull off having blinds and shutters in 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.

Wood Blinds- Plantation Shutters

Wood Blinds As An Alternative To Plantation Shutters

Wood Blinds: When Plantation Shutters Aren’t Your Thing

When you’re styling the rooms in your house it may be easy to think plantation shutters are a great fit, but not every budget or style makes them a suitable choice. Luckily, you don’t have to leave your windows bare or rely solely on drapes to get you by. In fact, other than the availability of fabulous Kirtz® plantation shutters, there are options for a full range of beautiful, real wood blinds. These wood blinds are a natural complement to many styles of décor and budgets.

Having options is basically the American way, right? For this reason, our wood blinds make it possible for you to have various styles. With real wood blinds you can choose to have them painted, stained, or crafted with one of our speciality finishes. With many colors and design opportunities to choose from it’s easy to make wood blinds just as unique of a window treatment as plantation shutter would be.

The best part about wood blinds is that, unlike plastic blinds, the slats won’t bend in the middle if someone were to tug on them. This makes them more durable that you average department store blinds. The slats are also wonderfully adjustable which makes it possible for you to keep the blinds closed for ultimate privacy, slightly open them to allow just enough light in, or open them completely to see everything outside.

Depending on your choice of color your blinds could add warmth to the room of choice or add a subtle, quaint charm. So, if plantation shutters just aren’t your thing, consider wood blinds instead. We would be happy to help you decide which design will be best for your home project. Click here to view our choices of blinds or give Kirtz® a call at 1-800-416-6455 if you’re ready to get started.

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.

Walnut Plantation Shutters

Walnut Plantation Shutters For A Versatile Look

Customizing Homes With Walnut Plantation Shutters

Today we’re going to talk about how you can find a sense of peace by using walnut plantation shutters in your next custom home project. The fact is that custom home building is becoming more and more popular with each passing year as people seek to get exactly what they want and nothing that they don’t. At least, that’s what they think when they go into the process, but often times home builders learn that their customers may not really know what they want.

You could find yourself working for someone who changes their mind one hundred times before settling on something that works for them. This is where being a home builder with the ability to offer finishes that can be versatile will come in handy. Walnut plantation shutters are one of the most frequently used window treatments that can offer solutions to even the most indecisive homeowner-to-be.

Walnut wood offers something that can be everything from masculine to striking and beautiful. What makes walnut plantation shutters so adaptable for many design elements is that it can vary slightly in color from a light grayish brown to a chocolate brown. Many people may prefer to keep the wood color as is with just a clear finish on the walnut.

Of course, if you’re building a home for that person who just can’t make up their mind and the starting color of the walnut plantation shutters aren’t “just right” from the beginning, there are always options available to change the wood coloration in various manners such as; staining, bleaching, distressing, or adding a glossy finish. The best part about customizing homes with walnut plantation shutters is that they can be any shape or size. That being said, you don’t have to worry that your unique window shapes will have to be left blank.

At Kirtz® Shutters each of our walnut plantation shutters are individually designed and meticulously crafted to fit perfectly. If you’re a home builder looking to add versatile wooden shutters to your next custom built home, let us help you do so. Contact us at 1-800-416-6455!