A little privacy is always appreciated whether you live in an urban apartment, a suburban house, or a log cabin in the woods. You can easily keep prying eyes away from your home and keep light out altogether by using window treatments like blinds in your Calgary home.
Be sure to distinguish blinds in Calgary from shades, which are made from a single sheet of material, or curtains, which are created from fabric. Blinds are hard window coverings with horizontal slats, while shades are soft window coverings made from fabric. Despite the fact that both options do the same thing, they have enormous differences in price, style, functionality, and many other factors. The variety of blinds in Calgary is further confusing by the fact that there are many styles. But rest assured, we’re here to help explain all of them to you.
Types of Blinds
It is believed that Venetian blinds hail from Persia, not Venice, despite their name. In the 18th century, they were brought west to Europe, and they quickly came to be one of the most popular types of window treatments. Vertical blinds are made up of stacks of two-inch-wide horizontal slats that are connected by cords or strips of fabric. Pulling the cords rotates the slats or raises them, depending on the direction you want the blinds to go. They are typically made of wood, but they can be made from a variety of materials. A Venetian blind looks best on narrow windows and is often used in bedrooms, kitchens, and home offices.
In form and functionality, mini blinds resemble Venetian blinds, but they are thinner and have about one-inch-thick slats. A metal like aluminum is commonly used, which makes them more affordable than normal Venetian blinds. Also, it makes them much easier to clean! Alternatively, you can choose micro blinds, whose slats are only 1/2 inch thick.
A vertical blind is, as you might expect, a collection of vertical slats (often made of aluminum metal) that hang from a track. Similarly to Venetian blinds, the slats can either be rotated or pulled together to filter light into a room. For homes with sliding glass doors between the living room and balcony or kitchen and backyard, vertical blinds in a Calgary home can control light and provide privacy.
Almost everyone has heard of smartphones, smart TVs, and even smart thermostats, doorbells, and light bulbs. Did you know that there are also smart blinds? With traditional blinds, you can either operate them manually or automatically (thanks to tiny motors, they can be adjusted with the push of a button), but smart blinds are all about technology. Furthermore, you can control them by voice, as well as via apps like Siri, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa, syncing them up with your smartphones. Smart blinds can also be programmed to adjust based on the time of day, the amount of sunlight hitting them, and if they detect motion. Blinds with these features typically cost significantly more than the traditional pull-cord blinds.
These are only a few examples of the types of blinds available to you in Calgary. No matter what type of blind you choose for your Calgary home, there will be a type that works best for your design needs and budget!
Custom Blinds in Airdrie And Calgary, Alberta
Sara Bella is one of the leading blind and window covering designers and manufacturers in Canada. Located in Balzac, Alberta, all of our custom designs are manufactured in Europe using only high-quality materials at a low cost. We also provide a five-year limited warranty on all of our products. To learn more about our products or to place an order, please feel free to contact us!