Benefits of Custom Blinds

Custom Blinds for Homes in Newport News, Virginia (VA)

Getting new window treatments for your home is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. One of the first decisions to make is whether you are going to buy them pre-made or have a custom set created. Before you decide to go the pre-made route because they seem less expensive, here are some of the many benefits of custom blinds you should consider first.

When it comes to quality, custom Hunter Douglas blinds cannot be beat. Hunter Douglas manufactures all their blinds in the U.S. from only top-notch materials. As a sign of their confidence in their products, every window treatment is backed by a limited lifetime guarantee. Even though custom blinds may cost a little more at the outset, you may very well end up paying more for store-bought blinds because you have to replace them or have them repaired sooner than custom ones.

Custom blinds offer endless possibilities when it comes to combining materials, colors, styles, and operating systems. Horizontal blinds not only work well in rectangular windows that open up and down, but they can also be customized to fit arched, circular, and angled windows, which is something that pre-made blinds cannot do. Custom vertical blinds are perfect for sliding glass doors, but they can also be made to fit wide windows that store-bought blinds won’t cover.

Not only do store-bought blinds not come in unusual shapes or sizes, the size you need may not be available in the material or style you want. Hunter Douglas has horizontal blinds in wood, alternative wood, and aluminum, and you can always get the exact width and length you need in the material and color you desire because they are made specifically for your windows. Vertical blinds are also available in the same materials as horizontal blinds, so if you have both types of windows in one space in your home, you can have coordinating blinds made to fit all your windows. Custom vertical blinds also come in fabric and vinyl, giving you even more options to choose from.

Custom window treatments can also be made with different operating systems. If you like the look and functionality of horizontal blinds but are concerned about long cords because you have young children or pets, Hunter Douglas offers UltraGlide, with a retractable cord, and LiteRise, which is completely cordless. Vertical blinds are available with a beaded cord loop and cords or can be made to operate easily with one wand. For the latest in window treatment technology, motorize your custom blinds. With PowerView®, you can set your blinds to open and close at certain times during the day or operate them with a remote, mobile device, or whole house automation system. 

The benefits of custom blinds are not limited to just the products themselves. When you buy custom blinds from Unusual Designs, you get the benefit of partnering with a window treatment expert who can help you create the perfect blinds for your windows. Your windows will be precisely measured before your blinds are made to ensure the right fit, and your blinds will be professionally installed when they are complete. To learn more about the benefits of custom window treatments, or for help with your current interior design needs in Williamsburg, Suffolk, Gloucester, Yorktown, Poquoson, and Portsmouth, visit our showroom in Newport News, Virginia.