Aluminum Mini Blinds for Durable, Affordable Style
Aluminum Mini Blinds are incredibly durable, easy to clean, and “believe it or not, they can be fashionable” as well, says interior designer Teri Larsen.
“You may think the first purchase for your new house will be that dining room set you’ve been talking about,” writes Katherine Salant, Washington Post. “But after you move in and spend your first day, you will find your priorities drastically altered. Window treatments are likely to move to the top of your to-do list.” The trick is figuring out which window treatments make the most sense for you, your home, and, perhaps most importantly, your budget. Nowadays, homeowners have more options than ever before when it comes to window treatments, however Aluminum Mini Blinds remain as popular as ever – a classic and durable solution for every budget.
Aluminum Mini Blinds Remain a Popular Choice
Aluminum Blinds were first introduced by Kirsch in 1936. Today, these window treatments are as popular as ever, offering homeowners an affordable option to cover their windows. Interior designer Deborah Wiener calls them “the old standby.” These window treatments are also incredibly durable, easy to clean, and “believe it or not, they can be fashionable” as well, says interior designer Teri Larsen.
Sleek and Sophisticated
One word you don’t often hear used to describe Aluminum Blinds often is fashionable. But the truth is that these window treatments can be just that. These blinds are incredibly appealing when used properly.
“As an interior designer, I’ve seen window treatments come and go,” says Wiener, “from miles of heavy drapes puddling on the floor like Niagara Falls to a minimalist’s dream: nothing at all. In my opinion, today’s trend toward simple, sophisticated design is the way to go.”
Aluminum Blinds offer just that – a sleek, sophisticated look that works in almost any decor, from modern to traditional.
Variety of Colors
“Thankfully, we’ve come a long way from the days of hiding them behind basic mini blinds,” says Carolyn Forté, Home Appliances & Textiles Director in the Good Housekeeping Research Institute. Today, aluminum blinds are available in a wide array of colors. In fact, it’s one of the window treatment’s “primary assets,” says Larsen, “aside from their affordability.” Deluxe Aluminum Blinds from Next Day Blinds are available in 41 colors, allowing you to find one for every decor.
“Aluminum blinds are some of the most cost-effective window treatments on the market,” says Larsen, “a definite plus if you need to cover your windows on a budget.” But these window treatments are anything but cheap. Aluminum Mini Blinds are well-made and incredibly durable – capable of withstanding almost anything you can throw at them, including kids (not that we recommend throwing children).
“Aluminum blinds can be very durable, especially if you purchase blinds of good quality,” says Larsen.
Next Day Blinds Aluminum Mini Blind slats are available in two thicknesses- 8mm and 6mm. The thicker the slat, the more durable the blind.
Durable and Easy to Clean
Aluminum Blinds are also incredibly easy to clean and maintain. Simply begin by lowering the blinds completely and gently brush away the excess dust, then open the blinds and wipe away any dust that was missed and then wipe down the back of the blinds. This type of blind can be wiped down with a damp cloth if you would prefer to do so. When you finish, if you still think your blinds aren’t clean enough, you can take them off the window and soak them.
Soaking the blinds can be done in the bathtub. Add some warm water and a bit of cleaner (such as dish soap or detergent). Let the blinds soak for about 20 minutes in the soap mixture if your blinds are covered in a lot of grime they can soak longer. Then scrub the blinds gently with a scrubbing brush and rinse off the blinds completely so that there is no soapy residue. The blinds should then be left outside to air dry.
Light Control Features
“Most makers of blinds also offer a ‘blackout’ feature,” writes Salant. “The slats are overlapped so that no light comes in through the cord holes, an advantage when trying to take an afternoon nap.” Next Day Blind’s Ultra Room Darkening Blinds feature hidden routing holes and increased slat overlap to block more light when the blinds are closed.