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Types of Hunter Douglas Blinds

Choosing the right window blinds to enhance the décor and functionality in your home can be a difficult decision. Luckily, Hunter Douglas offers window blinds constructed out of a variety of materials to fit perfectly in your home.

There are two main Hunter Douglas blinds: Horizontal Blinds and Vertical Blinds.

  • Horizontal Blinds are created with horizontal slats that can be rotated upwards, downwards or at a 90-degree angle to adjust the amount of light and privacy in the home. The slats range in size from one inch to three inches and are interconnected with vertical strings, which offer increased privacy because they cannot be accidentally opened. Horizontal blinds work best on small, narrow windows using a variety of operating systems, including cord and pulley systems, retractable cords or motorized operating systems.
  • Vertical Blinds are created from long vertical slats that can be rotated right, left or at a 90-degree angle to change the amount of light and privacy in the home. The vertical slats are hung from an overhead track that allows the slats to be open or closed completely. This feature makes vertical blinds ideal for large windows or doors because they easily allow people to walk through them. Vertical Blinds come in a variety of slat sizes including up to 17” panels. Vertical blinds can be operated using a traveling wand, a cord and pulley system or motorized operating systems.

Hunter Douglas blinds can be constructed out of a variety of different materials to fit the needs of your home, including aluminum, fabric, wood or vinyl.

  • Aluminum can be used to create durable horizontal and vertical window blinds. Aluminum is an affordable and low maintenance material to use for window treatments. Aluminum is also resistant to moisture, so it is a good choice for bathrooms or kitchens.
  • Fabric can be constructed into the slats for horizontal or vertical blinds. Fabric blinds offer the most flexibility because they can be created in a variety of colors, patterns or textures, which can provide different levels of sun filtering.
  • Wood is often used as a window blind material due to the warm, elegant feeling that the material brings into any home. Wood blinds can be designed in a variety of thicknesses, sizes, finishes or colors. Horizontal or vertical wood blinds also provide increased privacy for your home because the solid material blocks out a large amount of light.
  • Vinyl is a popular window blind material because it is more cost effective than real wood blinds while still maintaining the appearance of real wood blinds. Vinyl blinds are beneficial because they are resistant to cracking, warping, rotting and splitting, making them great for wet or high humidity climates. Additionally, vinyl horizontal or vertical blinds are resistant to bending or warping, which is ideal for homes with children or pets.

If you are having difficulty deciding the right blinds and blind material for your home, the expansive showroom at Spencer Carlson can help you decide. Our showroom is filled with both horizontal blinds and vertical blinds from Hunter Douglas in aluminum, fabric, wood and vinyl materials that you can see, touch and operate before your purchase. Stop by today to see how we can help you find the right Hunter Douglas blinds for your home in Kennewick, Richland, West Richland, Pasco and the surrounding areas.