Guide to Top Window Treatments

Posted April 25th, 2008 in Learn by BLINDFinder

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At first glance, shutters are similar to horizontal blinds. They are both available in real wood and faux wood varieties. However, shutter slats are usually larger than those available on horizontal blinds and they cannot be raised and lowered like blinds. They do tilt open and close, but through the use of a center louver that runs down the length of the shutter. Shutters provide a flexibility not available in blinds, typically you can swing them away from the window (like opening a door on your window). Shutters are one of the more expensive window treatments available, and are commonly found in higher-end homes. Next we’ll take a look at one of the most popular options available today, shades.

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