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The Pros & Cons of Vertical & Horizontal Blinds

With the season of fall in full swing, you may want to find new ways to spice up your home. A good place to start is with your window treatments! Vertical blinds and horizontal blinds both have many pros, as well as a couple of cons, and we can help you go through them to ensure you get the best window treatments for your home. These blinds could be just the change that you are looking for in your home. Gables New York of Staten Island, your local Hunter Douglas dealer, provides you with both the pros and cons of both vertical and horizontal blinds so that you may decide which would be a better fit for your home!

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are window blinds that would be a good match for wide window expanses and sliding glass doors. They work best with windows that move side-to-side. These blinds cover the part of your window that you want to be covered and move out of the way when you want your window or door to be open. They are available in a large range of sizes and are more practical and functional for large windows. They are also offered in hundreds of materials and colors to meet your personal preferences. However, one con is that they can sometimes be noisy. A great Hunter Douglas vertical blind option is their Skyline® Gliding Window Panels, the sleek design adds to a great pop to any décor. Vertical blinds can also elongate the look of windows, to make your room look larger. There are also many more Hunter Douglas vertical blinds to choose from!

Horizontal Blinds

Horizontal blinds are constructed from the finest woods, wood alternatives, and aluminum materials. They can be raised and lowered, so they are perfect for window that move up and down. These blinds are offered with a wide range of narrower slat widths and, therefore, work best in smaller openings. Horizontal blinds are also offered in a large selection of slat sizes, stylish colors, paints, and stain finishes to match your home! A great Hunter Douglas horizontal blind options is their Parkland® Scenic® wood blinds that are 100% basswood and offered in a mix of paints and stains with a beautiful wood grain. There are also many more Hunter Douglas horizontal blinds to choose from!

Professional Help in Staten Island, New York

If you think you are ready to choose between vertical blinds and horizontal blinds, or even if you still have some questions, then it is time to stop by your favorite local full-service design firm, Gables New York of Staten Island. We are a full-service design firm, specializing in custom window treatments. Come stop by our showroom so that you can really get a feel for how our window treatments may look in your home and see how they work before you buy them! We can provide you with on-site or in-store consultations for all of your window treatment design needs! Please do not hesitate to contact us today for any questions you may have about your window treatments!