Mini Blinds: Trusted and True Window Treatments
Mini blinds have come a long way since they were introduced in the 1970’s. The first mini blinds gave you few color and material choices and were all made with 1-inch horizontal slats with a pull string to raise and lower them. Now you have many more choices in enlisting mini blinds with cords for your commercial building or space.
Perfect Your Window Treatments: Enlisting Mini Blinds with Cords
Corded window blinds are inexpensive, can be repaired if they are slightly damaged and now come in an exciting array of colors and even fabric choices to suit all of your commercial needs. Custom commercial mini blinds can brighten up any area, they are guaranteed to fit correctly and they can save you a lot of money on your heating and cooling bills all year long.
Sizes of “Mini Blinds”
The first size of mini blinds were the 1-inch horizontal slats, but these thin slats will look too busy on larger windows and mar the view outdoors when they are tilted open but lowered. The newer version of mini blinds includes a 2-inch horizontal slat that looks and functions much better for commercial purposes in larger windows.
Functional Window Treatments with Simple Operation
Mini blinds with cords are among the simplest types of window treatments to operate. You merely pull th-e cord to raise your blinds and slide it outward to lock it in any position of being partially open that you wish. You can also raise them entirely to the top of the window frame to get a great view outdoors and let in some sunlight when it’s nice weather outside. To lower your mini blinds you simply pull the cord slightly outward from the window and let them lower to the bottom of the windowsill. It’s best to raise and lower them kind of slowly so that the blinds don’t get higher on one end and lower on the other, making you readjust them again.
Inexpensive Window Treatments
If you own commercial space and are changing all the window treatments or you are building a new commercial space, you will want to take a serious look at the modern mini blinds. You can utilize mini blinds in all the windows for the entire space at a nominal fee, which helps when you are footing the bill for the window coverings. This is also true if you need to replace a corded mini blind, it will be only a small fee to secure a new one.
Commercial Mini Blind Features
It’s definitely a good practice to purchase only commercial models of corded mini blinds, as they are made much more durable to last for many years to come. The top and bottom rails of each mini blind is made thicker than residential blinds are. The cord lock for the pull cord is a brass roller for exquisite strength and the cord itself is braided so it doesn’t tangle as easily as earlier models did.
In the 1-inch mini blinds, you can get vinyl or aluminum slats in several stock colors or you can get any specialty color that you like to match your decor and brighten up an area.
The 2-inch mini blinds are a better choice for commercial installations because of their extra features over the smaller mini blinds. The are flame tested and approved as well as lead tested and approved with universal end brackets and a clutch tilter that will not allow breakage from over tilting the slats, which was common in the older versions. You also get a color-coordinated wand with the 2 inch versions of blinds.
The Most Modern of the Mini Blinds with Cords
When you choose custom window treatments, you are choosing to have the largest selection of products all in one place. Many homes and commercial businesses are having fabric fused onto the slats for a truly unique and upscale appearance that still has clean lines. The clean lines from mini blinds speak to the manner in which they are hung–usually inside the window frame so they don’t actually stand out a lot. Now, if you want something that exudes your personality or the personality of your commercial space, you can choose from literally thousands of designer fabrics to add to your mini blind slats. You can choose anything from light and lacy to thicker and luxurious and anywhere in between.
A Low Maintenance Window Treatment
Mini blinds with cords take very little maintenance. Housekeeping only needs to pass a feather duster over occasionally to remove any dust or debris. The easiest manner to clean them is to shut them entirely and then you can dust each side of them on the inside and outside with full clean sweeps of a feather duster or other type of duster. For something that is spilled on your mini blinds, such a soda splash in a restaurant, you only need a damp cloth to clean it up and look like new again.
Energy Efficiency for The Entire Commercial Space
The high cost of energy bills to keep a space comfortable both in the summer and winter is a big factor when choosing window treatments. Corded mini blinds are a great insulating factor for your windows as when they are lowered entirely, they trap the cold air next to the window in the winter and the hot air next to the window in the summer. By not allowing the outside temperatures in, you can actually turn your thermostat to a different setting and save on your electric bill. In the winter on a nice sunny day, you may open the mini blinds all the way to add extra warmth to a room or space. These items make mini blinds one of the best energy-efficient window coverings but in the big picture they will also save you expenses on your HVAC equipment with it running less and it will actually perform well over a longer period of time before needing repairs or replacing it. Now, that’s a win-win situation for sure.
Choosing custom corded mini blinds for your commercial space is a great idea on all fronts. In addition, you now have many colors to choose from as well as patterns so they don’t look dated like the mini blinds from the 70’s. Mini blinds with cords will never go out of style and will not need to be changed just so they are more modern.