The debate over blinds vs curtains is ongoing. Here are 3 great reasons why blinds are better than curtains, including style, reduced home running costs and return on investment.
Curtains were a popular choice for window dressings in the ’80s and ’90s. However, as the 2000s progressed, alternative window dressing became more popular. The style of blinds fit in with more modern furnishings, including couches, floating shelves, flat-screen televisions, and 900mm appliances. Blinds pull internal furnishing together more, creating a more stylish feel to a room.
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Inflation rates mean that the price of running a home is higher than salaries are increasing by. Power and water are at a premium so finding ways to reduce these expenses is important. Blinds provide better insulation to windows, meaning that the heating and cooling costs of a home are lower, resulting in lower power bills. If this wasn't enough, blinds don’t need to be washed regularly like curtains. They are made in a way that makes them dust and mould resistant so they just need the occasional wipe off to keep them looking great.
Despite the rate of inflation driving up other costs, the housing market in Australia has dived. This has meant that any way to increase property value is important. Blinds have offered this due to their more modern appearance and ability to make a home appear better presented.
When considering buying blinds or curtains to determine which is more appropriate for your home, it is important to consider three great reasons for choosing blinds. These include their stylish presentation, reduction of power bills, and increase in return on investment by increasing property value.