Faux Wood Blinds - Not Just a Cheap Imitation

 


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Faux wood blinds are extremely inexpensive while being very attractive for any modern décor. Faux wood blinds are made from various man made materials and then are stained to resemble real wood blinds. Cheap faux wood blinds are at least $6 less than discount wood blinds so one can see a substantial savings for any major redecoration project. Faux wood blinds come in both horizontal and vertical models. Some of them are made from PVC, which can be embossed with wood grains and stain accordingly. The blind slates come in widths from 2” to 2 ½ “. They come in Faux Wood, Express Faux Wood and Faux Wood Premium Stains. Other stains are available for solid colors in pastels and color decorator colors, which can easily be coordinated with your plans.

The use of vertical blinds is mostly for sliding glass doors and large picture windows. They effectively reduce the intense heat produced by the large picture window. The vertical blinds allow easy entry and exit from glass patio doors since they slide from left to right.

Faux wood shutters are an interesting variation on blinds. I installed eight faux wood shutters in our home in Fayetteville, North Carolina inside the house. This is not the usual manner of installing shutters. Usually they are installed outside in southern homes, they were closed and the windows were left opened. The cool breezes then could enter the house while the home was still protected against intruders and varmints. I installed our shutters inside because we had a heat pump. I desired shutters for cost and privacy. When faced with a tight budget shutters are a reasonable solution. I painted them with the same color as our trim and they looked marvelous. They kept out heat, which was a real problem because the front of our house faced west. They saved us a great deal in our monthly electrical bill. When we visited our house four years later they were still in used. Evidently, it was a fantastic idea that my wife had and I executed. Originally, I had not been very excited about it.

Later, here in Tulsa, Oklahoma my mother gave us Levolor miniblinds. They were a Godsend because drapes cannot give the kind of light control that blinds do. Drapes must have expensive insulation material bonded to them in order to provide the same kind of protection against temperature extremes that blinds provide. I know that we have remained cool in the summer and warm in the winter because we have used blinds. Blinds provide the home with an additional physical security barrier which guards against burglary. Blinds, whether they are plastic, faux wood or real wood make it difficult for anyone to enter through a window because they make such a racket. An additional protection is given against flying glass, which can be a real threat in a region known for tornado and heavy rainstorms. Yes, I am sold on window blinds, however the next time I will certainly buy faux wood blinds.

Karen Hughes is an interior decor consultant, get further facts about wood blinds at Wood Blinds this is an invaluable source of information about Wood Blinds.

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