Custom horizontal blinds are a traditional way to protect yourself from the sunlight while maintaining privacy. The tilt option with larger slats allows you to cut the heat and let enough light in. Stained wood colors and composite materials are available to coordinate with your existing colors in multiple rooms. This creates a humble and classic style. Custom horizontal blinds have a clean, less cluttered look. Horizontal blinds are made the combination of a headrail and horizontal slats. The slats can be made in 1”, 2“, 2 ½”, and 3.”
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Benefits: Custom Horizontal Blinds are used to block the sun, keep some of the view while controlling privacy, and fit almost every opening.
Common use: found in residential homes to improve the property value and to maintain a clean and less cluttered look. Although recently, hotels and commercial buildings are using more horizontal blinds as a drapery alternative to minimize the service calls and the ease of use.
Mounting requirements: they need to have a minimum of a 1” inside mounting surface; otherwise, it’s preferable to install them on the wall.
Types: they can be made of PVC material, aluminum, composite, compressed foam, and real wood.
Colors: they come in various colors, and the wood options provide a wide variety of stained colors.
Recommended manufacturer: There is no preferred manufacturer for the horizontal blinds, as they have been a long history. Although, the Hunter Douglas® Parkland™ collection offers outstanding stains and textures to coordinate with your home colors.
Available controls: they are generally controlled with a cord lock for the lift system and wand control for the tilt. It’s recommended to use cord control for both lift and tilt. Lutron offers motorized venetian blinds with tilt and lift, and Somfy offers a battery application with tilt only. Cordless systems also are available
Child safety: they require cord cleats to be installed in order to keep the pull cords out of the reach of children.