During the beginning of the year, we are often looking to improve on our appearance. We cut out all of the alcohol and fatty foods that seemed to be always around us during the holidays. We dust off the running shoes and renew our gym memberships to lose the weight that has caused us to buy new belts. In addition to the work we do on ourselves, we often look to improve on the look of our homes as well. And one of the ways many homeowners will transform the look of their homes is through wood blinds. However, what many homeowners won’t tell you is that the wood blinds in their home aren’t actually wood blinds. Let’s take a look at a few reasons why people would want to use faux wood blinds.
Many of Us Are on a Budget: If you ask homeowners what the number one reason for buying faux wood blinds is, you’ll hear monetary costs a lot. Wood blinds may be beautiful, but they do cost a lot of money. If you’re on a budget and need to decorate many windows, faux wood blinds provide the flexibility to do so.
Faux Wood Blinds Are Better for the Environment: If you’re concerned about the effects of cutting down trees on the environment, faux wood blinds eliminate these worries. While some faux wood blinds do have some combination of wood in them, many are made completely out of vinyl. Additionally, it’s absolutely possible to purchase faux wood blinds that are made from recycled materials.
Faux Wood Blinds Are Easy to Clean: A major issue with wood blinds is water and moisture. Over time, if you are not careful, your wood blinds can be warped by moisture and their protective layer can be removed, causing other potential damage. Because of this sensitivity to water, you can only use certain cleaning products to maintain your wood blinds. Faux wood blinds are much easier to clean and are completely resistant to water.
With these facts in mind, if you are in the market for wood blinds, don’t be scared. Wood blinds offer many advantages as well, including being lighter and available in more finishes. In addition, some people just like the real thing better. Whatever you decide, you’re sure to have a new and fresh look to your home, which is the most important thing. Here’s to a New Year and a home with a new look.
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Samantha Wideman is part of a team of writers and specializes in writing about fashion and beauty trends.