Choosing Between Vertical and Horizontal Blinds
October 4, 2016

Choosing Between Vertical and Horizontal Blinds

When designing a home’s interior décor, many homeowners must choose between installing horizontal or vertical blinds in Chicago. There are different choices and benefits that come with both options, such as greater sun control with horizontal blinds. However, some commercial applications prefer vertical blinds for their window treatments. Let’s take a look at the best options and how to choose between horizontal and vertical blinds.

Vertical Blinds for Sliding Doors

Many designers and experts in window treatments will agree that vertical blinds only have a place over sliding doors. They are easily slid across the surface of a sliding door for easy access to the door. For some commercial applications, vertical blinds will also be installed across windows, though these are not the best solutions for privacy and sun blockage.

Horizontal Blinds for Single Doors

Homeowners will benefit from long, horizontal blinds over their single or French patio doors. With horizontal blinds, that are offered in motorized and automated options, homeowners will have greater privacy and light control. Horizontal, automated and motorized blinds can be programmed to open and close as the sun enters the home. This will save significant energy costs in heating and cooling. Some homes also have glass doors located within the house—usually as an entrance to an office or den—and homeowners will install venetian blinds for more privacy.

Horizontal Blinds for Windows

Vertical blinds may often be used as window treatments for wide and large windows. However, homeowners will benefit most from installing horizontal blinds over all of their windows. Horizontal blinds can come in many different materials—such as aluminum, wood, and faux—and they offer much greater sun-blocking and light control benefits. Homeowners can allow in a greater amount of light with the slightest adjustment to their horizontal blinds, if they choose. They will also have greater energy savings, especially if they install programmable, motorized and automated blinds that will adjust according to the sun’s position.

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