For a durable, cost-effective, and stylish way to cover the windows in your home or office, aluminum mini blinds can be tough to beat. They can blend or accentuate almost any décor, they’re built for years of dependability, and they can provide a very effective heat- or cold-blocking element to your windows. Available in a wide variety of colors and sizes, aluminum mini blinds can offer you a great decorating solution for almost any room in your home or place of business.
Built to Last
Most aluminum mini blinds are made from 6- or 8gauge aluminum, to give them the durability to stand up to years of use. They also feature baked enamel finishes, to make them scratch-resistant and able to hold their beauty for the maximum length of time.
Aluminum mini blinds are usually available in 1-inch or ½-inch (“micro-mini”) slats, although 2-inch mini blinds are also available from some vendors. Widths are available for most standard window and door sizes, and lengths are adjustable to fit almost any size opening.
Do-It-Yourself or Hire a Pro
While aluminum mini blinds can be installed by just about anyone using simple tools and provided hardware, some buyers prefer the convenience and reliability of professional installers. Many manufacturers of aluminum mini blinds, like Bali, Levolor, and others, have nationwide networks of approved installers who can come to your home and install your blinds quickly, efficiently, and professionally. You can browse websites of manufacturers and distributors to review available installation options, if you prefer not to install your blinds yourself.
Colors, Colors, Colors!
Aluminum mini blinds come in so many colors, there’s just about no décor they can’t match. Whether you love the bold accents of bright colors or the subdued elegance of more muted tones, aluminum mini blinds can give you just the look your room needs.
Many manufacturer web sites offer color palettes to help you match your blinds to your overall decorating scheme, and at places like Home Depot, Lowes, Wal-Mart, and Target, you can view the blinds to pick the right color for your room. And with the durable characteristics of aluminum mini blinds, you’ll enjoy years of perfect lighting and energy savings.
For extra safety in houses with young children cordless aluminum mini blinds are available. Additionally, you can choose blinds that are colored on one side and white on the other, to give the front of your home a more unified look when viewed from outside. Blinds that are routless, or that have no holes through the slats, can reduce light leakage even more than standard blinds, and perforated slats allow you to control glare while still permitting a view to the outside.