Buyer’s Guide to Roller Blinds

February 28, 2021by Yeshourun0

Roller blinds are exactly what they sound like—blinds that unroll to cover your windows. They are made up of a single piece of fabric and can be placed either inside the window recess or outside. Whether you’re moving into a new home or you want to give your home a stylish makeover, roller blinds are a great window treatment option for all windows in your home. Since roller blinds are simple and versatile when it comes to choosing colors, every room can be specifically tailored to your preference. Are you interested in buying NYC roller blinds? Before deciding to buy roller blinds for your home, look over our guide to find out everything you need to know.


Choosing the Perfect Roller Blind for Every Room


We love roller blinds because they are extremely versatile—meaning that you can put them in any room of your home. But, what type of roller blind should you select for each room?


Blackout Blinds for Bedrooms 

Blackout roller blinds are ideal for bedrooms or rooms where you want to keep out as much light as possible. These blinds are made from layers of fabric that prevent natural and artificial light from shining through. Make sure that your blackout blinds cover your window completely or fit them outside your window recess for total darkness. 


Waterproof Blinds for Kitchens and Bathrooms

Very specific requirements must be met when choosing the right window treatments for your kitchen and bathroom. Bathrooms generally get very moist and you don’t want your window treatments to become moldy, while kitchens become dirty and collect grease quickly. Instead of hanging curtains or other window treatments that are not made for kitchens and bathrooms, opt for moisture-resistant or waterproof roller blinds that will repel moisture and can be wiped down easily. 


Looking for NYC roller blinds specifically made for your bedrooms, kitchen, and bathrooms? Contact Urban Window Treatments for more information and customizations!


Benefits of Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are one of the most popular blinds on the market for these reasons.


Saves Space

If you live in a home with a smaller living room, bedroom, or kitchen, roller blinds are the go-to choice. Their simple design allows them to fit closely to windows, saving you a lot of space! They tend to disappear when they’re rolled up or down, and unlike curtains won’t get caught on windows or furniture.


Easy to Operate

A pull cord and chain system make these window treatments easy to operate. It can be quite a hassle to open and close certain window treatments. You can rest easy knowing that once you roll these blinds up, that’s where they’ll stay.


Low Maintenance

Ordinary blinds are not easy to maintain, especially since you need to wipe down each individual slat to properly clean them. However, it’s a simple process to clean and maintain roller blinds.


Safe for Children and Pets

If you have children or pets at home, then safety is essential when buying blinds. While most blinds pose a safety risk to your child or pet, roller blinds are a much safer option since the cord is out of reach for children and pets.  


How to Measure Roller Blinds


Before taking the measurements for your roller blinds, it’s important to decide whether you want your blinds to sit inside or outside of the window recess. If you decide that you want your blinds to sit inside the window recess, measure the width at the top, middle, and bottom of the recess. Remember that it’s better to round down on your measurements rather than rounding up to ensure that your blinds will fit inside the recess. Or if you decide that you want your blinds to sit outside the recess, measure the width at the top of the window recess—adding at least 4 cm on each side so that the blind overlaps the window. If you’re buying blackout blinds for a bedroom, we recommend putting your blinds outside of the recess to block the most light.


How to Clean Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are fairly easy to clean. To clean them, completely unroll the blinds, then wipe them down with a damp cloth. For more stubborn stains, you can use a fabric stain remover that is suitable for the material of your blinds (be sure to check first). Additionally, your roller blind pull cord and chain may become squeaky from time to time. When this occurs, you can use a silicone spray on the chain. Be careful not to get any silicone spray on the fabric to prevent discoloration.  


Perfect Blinds Every Time from Urban Window Treatments

If you’re looking for the perfect NYC roller blinds, look no further because Urban Window Treatments sells the ideal roller blinds for your home. Urban Window Treatments has been selling and installing high-quality custom window treatments in the tri-state area since 1994. Call us to get your free in-home consultation today!


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