Faux Wood Blinds the best options for window coverings against Summer Heat.
“We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.” – Gary Zukav
Recently I made the choice of stepping out of my comfort zone to pursue the career of my dreams. Moving to a new city, a new suburb, and new home had depleted my savings, which is scary for me. I need to do everything within my limited earnings to keep things working out for the next year or two before any real financial stability can be achieved. The hardest thing to adjust to is the food and the heat in this new city.
I am terribly worried about the fast approaching summer because my rented apartment windows stand bare. The east facing windows are positioned in a way that the sunlight directly hits my face every morning. I can only imagine how this is going to heat my room during the summer. If I keep the AC running all the time, it will eat into my budget like a hungry caterpillar. There’s no way I could ignore this factor, so I decided to surf the net to find a solution to this problem.
Final Solution The Faux Wood Blinds.
My research showed that I could use faux wood blinds on my windows, I wanted to make sure I buy from a company in Canada, to avoid duties, clearing charges, and other hidden fees – I think I can manage these if I were to be extremely frugal with my groceries – and have them installed before summer arrives. Here was an excellent combination of excess and ethics within my reach.
I found that faux wood blinds are available in different price ranges, depending on the composition, the manufacturer, and the model. Often faux wood blinds are made PVC and other plastic polymers. Composite blinds are made with a combination of wood particles, resin, and a sturdy polymer material coating, and are again highly adaptive due to their versatile features. Materials like PVC foam and a combination of vinyl polymers make them strong and sturdy, good enough for highly humid environments like bathrooms and kitchens. No wonder they are the preferred window coverings for beach houses, gyms, warehouses, and washrooms. I also learned that faux wood does not warp, crack or break, or become brittle with use.
Since this was my first major foray into revamping interiors, I decided to make a go of being stylish. Assured of their safety and quality, I was also glad to know that they were an eco-friendly option, which came with a GreenGuard Certification that protects from off-gassing. Further, they pose no environmental hazard since all components of faux wood blinds are dismantled and recycled once their use is over. Yay!
They looked amazingly beautiful in the pictures, with neatly aligned slats that can be tilted to any angle of my choice to control the sunlight, privacy, and insulation. Available in slats sizes of 1 inch, 1.5 inch, 2 inch, and 2.5 inch, it seems that the broader the vanes, the better the view and entry of light – makes sense, as this means more space between the vanes
The Imitation Wood Blinds.
Either I was not smart enough to see the difference or Graber had done such a good job of replicating wood blinds, there was no way I could tell the Graber Lake Forest Faux Wood Blinds or Lake Forest Premium Faux Wood Blinds from their high-quality real wood blinds. The 2 inch Lake Forest Faux Wood Blinds by Graber could be customized to my windows and can be easily installed, as step-by-step instructions will be included when they arrive. This is great, as there’s no way I could afford to have a professional come and hang them up for me! Easy to clean and maintain, the occasional vacuuming can keep them sparkling as they are treated to an anti-static finish that repels dust. In the event that they’re stained, they can be wiped with a cloth dipped in a mild detergent solution. No big deal! They can be taken off their brackets and washed in a tub of soapy water for heavy duty cleaning.
The premium 2 inch Faux Wood Blinds are available in breathtaking colors of Cognac, Dark Cherry, Golden Oak, Honey Maple, Natural, Saddle Brown, Walnut and Wheat. They impress with the sleek sophistication of real wood looks. It really would take an expert to distinguish between these faux wood blinds and real wood blinds!
Opting for standard cord option because of my tight budget, I decided to take it a step further and go for the privacy feature which would block the light seeping in through standard route holes. They also come with hold downs, projection, and spacer blocks at no extra charge. A standard valance that comes free with the blinds is a great way to improve the look of my windows.
I finally settled for the 2 inch Dark Cherry faux wood blinds that blended in perfectly with the wallpaper and the precious carpet and furniture that my mom gave me. In three weeks, I’d be prepared for the summer, with excellent protection from the sunlight and savings on energy bills. My rented apartment will look soon look trendy and sophisticated!
When my parents called to say that they’d be visiting the following week, the earlier apprehension I had of inviting them home was gone. I can’t wait to get my blinds fixed for a finished look to my apartment!