What Is the Difference Between Shutters, Shades and Blinds?

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If you’re looking for window treatments, you’ll want to consider all of your options to ensure that you make the right choice for your home or business. Do you know if you prefer shutters, shades or blinds, and what the difference is?

Shutters are hinged panels that often come in louvered pairs and are excellent for adjusting room lighting and ensuring privacy. If you choose to shop shutters through Window Expressions, choose from plantation style shutters; café style shutters; full- and half-height shutters; solid, raised shutters and even specially shaped shutters. They not only come in a variety of shapes and styles, but virtually limitless materials.

Blinds are also rigid window coverings – which can be made from traditional, timeless wood, durable faux wood and plastic or sleek, modern metals – that rotate open and closed. They are typically made up of long, vertical or horizontal slats and come in styles including Venetian, pleated, roller, cellular and more.

Commonly mistaken with blinds, shades are solid lengths of fabric that can be pulled up and down with a cord or lifting mechanism…with so many styles from which to choose. Honeycomb shades are very popular, as are pleated shades, woven shades, Roman shades and even motorized shades…just to name a few offered by Window Expressions.

Also keep in mind that knowledgeable Window Expressions technicians can provide repair services for existing blinds, shades and shutters. Window Expressions also offers the latest in custom-made draperies, valances, sheers, elegant top treatments and cornices.

Call 410-757-5200 or email us at weblindandshades@gmail.com to schedule your FREE in-home Window Expressions consultation. We shudder to think about you going anywhere other than Window Expressions Blinds and Shades for shutters, shades or blinds (I know, I know, that was bad). 

Here is something good…Window Expressions has reliably served Annapolis, Arnold, Severna Park, Pasadena, Eastport, Crofton, Severn, Davidsonville, the Anne Arundel, Queen Anne’s and Baltimore counties since 1987.

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