Mini blinds are very versatile window treatments. They come in a variety of materials and practically any color you can imagine. They can make a house look and feel uniform and organized. That's a plus for those who are not into house decorating.
Below are some different types of mini blinds and their use. I've used aluminum blinds before because they were the least expensive with to custom order, but I am much happier with the premium vinyl blinds I now have. See my reasons below.
Aluminum blinds: if the area is going to be high traffic, you will need blinds that are tough and resilient. There are aluminum blinds that comes with DustShield, they repel dust from collecting on your blinds. Also do yourselves a favor and look for aluminum blinds that come with spring tempered, they can resist kinking. Keep this in mind should you have people in your household who isn't particularly delicate with their hands. One of the things you might need to consider with aluminum blinds is that they tend to rust in high humidity environments, specifically, the kitchen. It not only will will rust there, but will also collect a lot of grease. The plus side is, it is still pretty easy to clean with soap and water.
Vinyl blinds: Are great for area with a lot of humidity. Vinyl is easy to clean even if it gets build up from dirt and dust. It is also lightweight, great for bathroom windows where it is too high to reach. The premium vinyl blinds can be very aesthetically pleasing and look like wood blinds. Vinyl blinds also provides great protection and shield from the sun and cool air.
What is your experience with mini blinds? Which is your favorite?
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