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Shades, Drapes, and Blinds – Oh My!

Airway Heights Living Room in the Evening with Beautiful ShadesAn excellent way to convert your Airway Heights rental property to a more comfortable home is to add quality window coverings. If the current home you have right now did not come with blinds or shades, you have options you can consider. The right window coverings lead to more privacy, better energy efficiency, and easier light control. They also provide a certain aesthetic to any room. And even if all window coverings do pretty much the same job, they have their differences as well. When choosing one, make sure you have your rental home in mind.

When looking for window coverings, make sure that you already know which ones are at least compatible with your windows at home. If you have sliding glass doors, vertical blinds are often the best choice. Also, windows that open up or down often pair best with horizontal blinds. It might also help to think about how much light you want to keep out of your rooms. If light filtering isn’t an issue, shades or light curtains might be your best choice. On the contrary, bedrooms or other rooms where near-total darkness is desired may need special room-darkening blinds or curtains to keep as much light out as possible.

There is a lot of window covering options out there. You just need to know what you want for each of your rooms. Nowadays, the most popular choice for rental homes is two-inch faux wood blinds. White faux-wood blinds are relatively inexpensive, easy to find, and come in a wide range of sizes. In comparison to the vinyl mini blinds, the faux-wood blinds are more durable.

Despite there being so many colors to choose from, most people choose white because of how easy it is to match any interior décor. The two-inch blinds do a good job of blocking light. Also, if you live in a considerably humid place, using faux wood is better than real wood. A rental home staple, these blinds have a lot to offer to any home that makes use of them.

Blinds can help maintain energy efficiency, however, if you want to get true energy efficiency, go for honeycomb shades instead. Also called cellular shades, honeycomb shades are a window covering option that can help you achieve higher levels of light-blocking and heat-blocking efficiency, making them a great choice for bedrooms or windows with a lot of sun exposure. You can get them in different styles and colors, and you can easily pair them with curtains!

Also, you might want to check out a roman fabric shade. These window treatments combine the softness of curtains with the functionality of blinds, making them an attractive option for a rental house. Their clean lines and an array of color options make them an instant easy choice for homeowners.

Drapery window treatments offer a creative way to dress up any room in your rental home. Drapes can be combined with blinds or shades or installed on their own. Several drapes offer light-blocking functionality, too, depending on the style and type of fabric you choose.

By being crafty, you can achieve a truly custom look with drapes, since they can give so much customization. Offering you so many colors, patterns, fabrics, styles, and accessories to choose from, drapes can allow you to produce something that will add both visual appeal and enhanced privacy. Many drapery window treatments also involve unique elements like valances and cornice boards, which can turn a simple window into a stunning work of art.

Regardless of your choice, drapes, blinds, and shades all have a lot to add to your Airway Heights rental home’s décor. You can add value and comfort to every room. It’s all up to you.

Too busy to be bothered? Both tenants and property owners alike can benefit by calling an Airway Heights property manager. Real Property Management Spokane County provides full-service property management that helps everyone. Contact us online or call us at 509-462-1042 to learn more.

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