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July 2009

Should I Buy Curtains or Blinds?

Curtains have been becoming less popular over the last few years, and it’s not hard to see why. For many years they were an essential to any home to dress windows, heat retention and maintaining privacy.

But as the great Bob Dylan says the times they are a-changing.

New options are putting curtains to shame – in both aesthetic appeal as well as the options they offer. Fitted Window Blinds come in a huge range of colours and designs, including wood, metal, plastic and more.

fitted window blinds

A fantastic attribute of fitted window blinds is the fact that they can work entirely with any window design. A certain type of window called tilt and turn windows can be tilted open or open fully on a hinge. With curtains there would be no way of opening the window and retaining privacy, but the fitted blinds can still be drawn on a tilted or opened window.

The blinds can also be fitted to doors and even Conservatories. The blinds also don’t require dry cleaning – as curtains retain dust easily, which can lead to allergies, they can be easily maneuvered when cleaning windows, and generally they offer a better option than curtains currently do.

The curtains also fade as the material ages, whereas shutters and blinds are extremely long lasting and durable.

Another great thing about blinds is that with curtains, they are either open or closed. The blinds can open slightly, letting light in but still retaining privacy. This can be especially useful with strong sunlight, preventing glare but also allowing light to filter in to the room.

Curtains have provided a great service, but surely it’s time for them to move over entirely to the more modern blind and shutter ranges available at West Yorkshire Windows.

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