The Different Types of Window Blinds to Know

Blinds are one of the most ubiquitous window treatments in homes across the country, and it’s easy to understand why. They provide a classic appearance that works with an array of interior design styles, and they’re also one of the most affordable options on the market today. If you’re searching for new window blinds, it is helpful to learn about the different types that are available so that you can choose the best option for your home, taste, and budget. Some of the foremost window blinds to shop for include:

Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds are the most popular blind style. They are horizontal blinds that feature horizontal slats that are suspended with cords or strips of cloth known as tapes. They tilt by up to 180 degrees for the purpose of opening or closing them, and the slats can be moved upward or downward using the cords or bottom rail.

Mini Blinds

Mini blinds are similar to Venetian blinds, except they feature slats of a smaller width (typically 1-inch thick).

Micro Blinds

Micro blinds are an even smaller version of mini blinds, with the slats measuring about 1.5-inch thick.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds have individual slats that run along a track at the top of the blind. Depending on the style, they may open by gliding from one side to the other, or by parting them in the middle. They are most popular as a window treatment for patio doors, but they are also used for windows.

Panel Blinds

Like vertical blinds, panel blinds are another popular choice for patio doors or very large windows. They feature wide fabric panels that slide across a multichannel track to provide complete control over your privacy and the light that enters the room.

Turn to Bay Home & Window

If you want to invest in the best window blinds for your home in the Greater San Francisco Bay area, turn to the long-trusted experts at Bay Home & Window. Our family-owned and -operated company has been providing masterfully crafted window treatments to discerning homeowners since 1994, and we’ve maintained a prestigious reputation for excellence. We offer a bevy of blinds to choose from, including Venetian and vertical blinds, in numerous materials, such as wood and faux wood. They can be customized to fit any window size, and are available in a vast array of colors and other design options that will allow you to achieve a look you love. You’ll also be able to choose cordless lift options that are a sleek and safer alternative to traditional blinds.

Furthermore, we are a direct wholesale supplier, which means that you’ll be able to receive your new, custom window blinds at a price that’s 20-30% less than other retailers. What’s better than that?

If you want to learn more about our top-tier selection of window blinds, contact Bay Home & Window today. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have and schedule your free in-home or virtual consultation.

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