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Your Home's Blinds: Should You Go Horizontal or Vertical

Last updated 7 years ago

If you're looking to upgrade your window treatments, you may be in the market for some breath-taking blinds.  There are many different styles of blinds, as well as a variety of materials the blinds can be made out of. But before you start picking out colors, you'll need to choose between horizontal or vertical blinds.


If you’re note sure which kind of blinds you’d like to bring into your home, here's a handy guide that will help you understand the differences so you can make the right choice:


The Big Difference


The biggest difference is the basic set-up.  Vertical Blinds are connected to the upper and lower portion of the window frame.  The adjustment mechanism then varies between each variety of blinds.  The Horizontal Blinds are typically connected to the upper portion of the window.


Much Difference?


Aside from the visual differences between horizontal and vertical, there is not a whole lot of difference. You'll be able to achieve your personal touch with either style.  Both afford equal amounts of lighting and privacy. You'll be able to customize each type to your specific needs through choice of slat size and material. Vertical blinds generally have a manual rotating function that the homeowner uses to open and close them. Horizontal blinds have more variety when it comes to their opening and closing, also utilizing chords and rotating chains to adjust the slats.


The Result

The horizontal blinds are a more popular choice for homes because some believe they have a more casual appearance.  This is also the reason vertical blinds are more common in a workplace setting.  The choice between vertical or horizontal will probably come down to the type of appearance you want to create. 


At Bay Area Vinyl Shutters, we know how important your home is to you.  That's why our sales staff is both knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to addressing your needs.  If you'd like more information from home, visit our website and find out about our great prices on blinds and shutters, as well as our high standards of service.


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