Choosing the Best Window Blinds for your Home

by | May 17, 2017 | Residential Window Tint

Installing window blinds is a great way to change the look of your home and give yourself a little privacy and light control. Deciding which type of blinds fit your needs and style is important. Blinds come in several different styles and materials. You’ll have plenty of options to choose from at Total Blinds & Window Tinting! Let’s take a look at some of the more popular options for window blinds.

Wood and Faux Wood Blinds

Wood blinds are a popular option for anybody who wants to give their home an elegant and natural touch. Wood blinds have a wide range of slat sizes from 1” to 2 ½” and come in a variety of stained and painted finishes. They are easy to install and easy to keep clean since the slats can be wiped clean with a rag or duster. In our dry climate, real wood blinds require a little TLC to maintain their longevity and can warp or crack if they are not cared for properly. A great alternative to wood blinds in our climate are faux wood blinds. Faux wood blinds have the same look and functionality as wood blinds, but they are made from other materials that are virtually maintenance free. Usually less expensive than wood blinds, faux wood blinds comes in a wide variety of wood tones and colors. In most cases, wood and faux wood blinds are mounted inside of your window frame and finished with a decorative valance.


Shutters are ideal for offering the best in privacy and insulation while still maintaining the traditional slat view of blinds. Shutters can be customized in an endless number of ways and are a great solution to odd and special shaped windows. Shutters can be constructed in both wood and faux wood options, with the same pros and cons of wood and faux wood blinds. Shutters are like a fine piece of furniture for your window. They add a timeless look to your homes’ interior and add resell value if properly cared for.

Aluminum Blinds

Traditional aluminum blinds are a budget-friendly alternative to other blinds. Recently, aluminum blinds have updated their look and can add a modern look to your home. Aluminum blinds are usually very durable and make a great application in high-traffic commercial settings. They come in a number of colors, finishes, and sizes. No matter what kind of window blinds you want for your home, Total Blinds & Window Tinting will be able to help you find the perfect solution. We work closely with all of our clients to make sure that they are educated on the product they are selecting and satisfied with their purchase after install. For more information about our window blinds or any other products we have to offer, contact Total Blinds & Window Tinting today.