Whether you’re looking at selling your house, renting it out, or just wanting to spruce up a little, it’s easy to find suggestions on improving your curb appeal. However, most of those ideas are tired and played out. For example, you know you need to mow your lawn! You know that having a pretty mailbox will get attention. Yes, those leaves piling up in the gutters can go. But what about beyond that? When you’ve straightened and mowed and spruced and cleaned the gutters and you still need that one last thing?

If this sounds like your situation, perhaps it’s time to reconsider your blinds!

When you’re thinking about curb appeal, it doesn’t make very much sense to start inside your house. But even a passerby can see your windows, and a set of dirty blinds will certainly be judged. Over the past decade, plenty of advances have been made in window technology, and there’s all sorts of new options both inside and outside. A subtle combination like drapes and bamboo do their job of blocking sun (and prying eyes) when they’re closed. But during the day, the slats can easily be opened and the drapes drawn to let light stream in, impressing anyone that drives by and glances.

If you’re looking to sell or rent out your house, new blinds are a must-have. For a reasonable price, you can guarantee a great first impression for any potential tenants or buyers. A sloppy window setup can doom your chances before they even step inside, but establishing a clean, neat presence will go a long way. Every positive aspect of a home showing builds on the others, but a single misstep can bring the whole experience down. Make sure you avoid the easy mistakes. Updating your blinds looks great and it’ll make sure prying eyes stay out.

There’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to blinds. Everyone’s windows are different and your needs will vary based on your location and other factors. For example, an early riser might be okay with thinner blinds to the east. The light softly filtering through something like bamboo or 5% solar shades can be a wonderful start to your day–or a nightmare. Light sleepers who don’t want to be awake at the crack of dawn will want to choose much thicker blinds or invest in blackout curtain. Knowing yourself and your situation is the first step to choosing the right blinds.

Regardless of your personal preferences, it’s important to choose a configuration that looks great from the street. If you have any desire to sell or rent out your house then you’ll need to optimize the curb appeal. It’s also important to take into consideration the rest of your decoration. For example, if your house is painted an unusual color then it may be optimal to put up similar blinds. The blinds don’t have to match the color of your paint, however. They can absolutely contrast or compliment it, but the key is that it’s critical to keep the entire look in mind when you’re selecting blinds.

If you’re looking for more convincing that blinds can make or break a showcase, check out some of our Featured Projects. The right selection of blinds and curtains can completely transform a room. From hospitals to private residences to churches, there’s no structure that can’t be improved with the perfect lighting and blinds. If you’ve been thinking about sprucing up your curb appeal or just want to check out our options, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Just Blinds has proudly served Alabama for the past three decades, and we don’t have any intention of slowing down.