You may be surprised to learn there are many more types of Toronto window coverings than the "blinds" and "shutters" that most people think of. There are countless different styles, and how would a customer be able to find the product they are looking for if they do not know what it is called? With something that sits on the in and outside of your windows, you will want it to be appealing to yourself, guests, and passersby. Following are explanations and a little helpful information on different window coverings, to make your job of picking out the perfect ones a bit less strenuous.
When you think of a shutter, "Plantation shutters" is probably what comes to mind, and are the most popular and common shutters found on the market today. They use horizontal wooden slats that can be angled closed or open, and there are no strings or rods to operate, one simply angles one shutter and the rest follow suit. They are praised for their simple design, and quality light control. Studies also show they add to the resale value of a Toronto home, which is always a major plus.
Roman shades are expert at maintaining complete privacy from the outside, as well as being able to instill complete darkness no matter how bright the sun is. They also add a dimension of elegance that comes along with finer window coverings, but do so with the pull-down convenience of a shade. Easy installation and removal makes them a top competitor for any home or budget.
For large areas that need covering, the most effective choice is almost always panel track shades. For large windows and sliding doors, they have the ability to quickly and completely cover an area and control light as desired. Other shutter types are less economic for large areas, due to more moving parts and chances for something to break. They are also best for people on a budget due to their simplicity and ease of use and changing.
Woven wood shades, usually made of bamboo or "matchstick" are an exciting new option when picking out shades, and serve the entire range of function from room blackening, to slight light diminishing, and do it all equally well. Woven wood can take on almost any shape you wish also, and add a great deal of naturalism to an interior space. They are the natural color of the wood from whence they came, and add a warmth only wood can.