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Shades, Drapes, and Blinds – Oh My!

Peyton Living Room in the Evening with Beautiful ShadesAn excellent way to convert your Peyton rental property to a more comfortable home is to add quality window coverings. If the current home you have right now did not come with blinds or shades, you have options you can consider. The right window coverings lead to more privacy, better energy efficiency, and easier light control. They can also provide a certain atmosphere to any room. Although all window coverings share a few benefits, they also have their differences. It’s best to know which one is best for your rental home.

Since window coverings are for windows, make sure you know which ones fit your windows best. If you have sliding glass doors, vertical blinds are often the best choice. At the same time, windows that open up or down often pair best with horizontal blinds. It might also help to think about how much light you want to keep out of your rooms. If light filtering isn’t an issue, shades or light curtains might be your best choice. However, bedrooms or other rooms where near-total darkness is desired may need special room-darkening blinds or curtains to keep as much light out as possible.

As soon as you’re done determining your overall look and feel for each room, you may consider the many window-covering options available to you. At this point, the most popular choice for rental homes is two-inch faux wood blinds. White faux-wood blinds are relatively inexpensive, easy to find, and come in a wide range of sizes. Compared to vinyl mini blinds, the faux-wood blinds are sturdier.

Even though different colors are being offered, white is almost always chosen because it can match any interior décor. The two-inch blinds do a good job of blocking light, and using faux wood is better than real wood, most notably if your area is known to be very humid. These blinds have become a rental home staple, simply because they have a lot to offer.

It’s not a surprise that a lot of people resort to using blinds as a means to conserve energy. But, true energy efficiency is even more possible when installing honeycomb shades. Also called cellular shades, honeycomb shades are a window covering option that can help you achieve higher levels of light-blocking and heat-blocking efficiency, making them a great choice for bedrooms or windows with a lot of sun exposure. Whether paired with curtains or not, these shades come in many styles and colors.

The roman fabric shade is also another solid choice. These window treatments combine the softness of curtains with the functionality of blinds, making them an attractive option for a rental house. Their clean lines and an array of color options allow them to be a perfect match for any part of the house.

Drapery window treatments offer a creative way to dress up any room in your rental home. Drapes can be combined with blinds or shades or installed on their own. Several drapes offer light-blocking functionality, too, depending on the style and type of fabric you choose.

Drapes will not only allow you to be creatively crafty, they will let you build your custom look. With a wide range of colors, patterns, fabrics, styles, and accessories to choose from, you can make something that will add both visual appeal and enhanced privacy. Many drapery window treatments also involve unique elements like valances and cornice boards, which can turn a simple window into a stunning work of art.

Regardless of your choice, drapes, blinds, and shades all have a lot to add to your Peyton rental home’s décor. You can add value and comfort to every room. It’s all up to you.

Schedule too tight? Both tenants and property owners alike can benefit by calling a Peyton property manager. Real Property Management Colorado provides full-service property management that helps everyone. Contact us online or call us at 719-471-7368 to learn more.

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