Blinds vs. Shades: What’s The Difference?

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As you begin your search for quality window coverings for your home, many first time home buyers (and even veteran homeowners) want to know the answer to one simple question:

What is the difference between Blinds and Shades? Is there one?

Believe it or not, they’re not the same!


 Let’s start with Blinds.

 

difference between blinds and shades

Blinds typically have slats, which the professionals call louvers, which help to both control light and keep out unwanted eyes.

Sometimes shutters can be confused with blinds due to their shared features (they both have slats) but shutters are a whole different animal!

 

Here’s what a Satisfied Shades Shutters Blinds customer had to say about our blinds:

Ann M.  – Fort Wayne, IN (3/28/2013)

“I am very pleased with the overall look and quality of the product. They arrived very quickly with no issues…. I use these blinds in my bedroom and den. They provide the needed covering without letting light in.”

Rating: 5/5

 

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Now let’s move on to Shades.

difference between blinds and shades

A shade is generally ONE piece of material (as opposed to blinds, which are composed of a series of slats) that raises and lowers with ease.

 Although the slat feature of blinds has historically been the preferred choice for those that enjoy having maximum control of light, the top/down bottom up shades offered by Shades Shutters Blinds continue to increase in popularity.This unique variety of shade allows you to retain your privacy while still letting light into the room by lowering only the top part of the shade.

 

Here’s what a satisfied Shades Shutters Blinds customer had to say about our shades:

Laurie L.  – Green Bay, WI (7/9/2013)

  “These were used in my kitchen and sun-room. Great at blocking out rays but still able to see through them during day. ”    Rating: 5/5

 

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Still have questions about the difference between blinds and shades? Want to know more about one of our products?

Email Shades Shutters Blinds at Support@shadesshuttersblinds.com

or 

Call 1-800-789-8593 (Toll-Free) now for 24-7 support!

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