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Blinds on a budget: A buying guide

May 20, 2013

If you want to add value and style to your home, window coverings are an excellent way to rejuvenate the look without spending a fortune.

Option 1

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Venetians & faux-wooden blinds not only look fabulous and stylish (not to mention serving to insulate your home by warding off harmful sunlight and allowing cool air to move through it freely, enabling you to save money on your electrical bills) but they can often be picked up at a steal! They come in pre-made sizes, which keeps the cost low and have a variety of colours, this way you can get the look and feel of the Hamptons or Bali for less.

Option 2

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Vertical blinds are another great way to go when you’re looking for blinds on a budget. They can be easily matched to any room in your house as they come in such a wide variety of colours, patterns and textures. Verticals are a great way to cover larger space areas for less and can be cheaper and more flexible than curtains.

Option 3

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Roller blinds can be very inexpensive when you pick them up ready made instead of custom fit. Verticals are a great way to cover larger space areas for less and can be cheaper and more flexible then curtains.

Installation

Another area you can save when purchasing blinds is when it comes to installation and here’s yet another benefit of buying ready made – you can handle installing pre-made blinds and window coverings yourself for almost all pre-made options. The blinds will come with full instructions, just keep in mind that you may need someone extra just to give you a hand lift and ensure they are level. If this is not your scene, you always hire a handyman to install them for you.

If you’re looking for a great selection of window coverings and expert advice pop into your local Andersens or visit our iDESIGN app to see how blinds will look in your home!

 

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