A website published by a television and home improvements celebrity has a guide to selecting and using blinds for window treatment. The writer divides the blinds into two categories – horizontal and vertical. He says vertical blinds are good for narrow windows, while horizontal ones are better suited to picture windows or glass doors. He describes the type of material used to make blinds, and offer advice on how to install and maintain them. Several photos are included.
- Blinds are made from “hard” materials, such as vinyl or wood, as opposed to shades, which are constructed from fabric. Horizontal blinds feature individual slats, while vertical blinds have “vanes,” t
- “Mini” blind slats are approximately ½ inches wide, while retro-style slats can be up to 3 inches wide. You can go as wide as you like, even with blinds installed inside the window frame as long as th
- ong pull cords pose a known risk of strangulation to pets and small children. Many blind manufacturers have voluntarily done away with them, but some pull-cord models remain on the market.
“Blinds are made from “hard” materials, such as vinyl or wood, as opposed to shades”