Are You Ready To Upgrade From Blinds?

Eric Ramsey

You upgrade your home from shag carpets to berber rugs, from old tile to bamboo flooring, from bare walls to wainscoting. So when is the right time to upgrade from your blinds?

There are many ways to tell that now is the time to upgrade your blinds, and even more options for replacement window treatments in Tampa. Let’s get started.

Signs You Need to Upgrade from Blinds in Tampa

Some are more noticeable than others, but all of these signs are probably telling you to upgrade from your old blinds.

Your Room Is Usually Too Hot or Cold

If your heater or air conditioner are running most of the time but your room still isn’t a cozy temperature, it may be your windows. Most heat loss occurs at the windows, and flimsy blinds are some of the least energy-efficient window treatments. Upgrade to a more energy efficient window treatment like Polywood plantation shutters or Honeycomb shades for heat blocking and a comfier room.

Open shutter window in living room

Photo Courtesy of Finishing Touch Decor by Jenny

Your Home Style Is Stuck in the Past

Do your windows resemble your parent’s house? It can be hard to keep up with the latest home fashion trends, but if you’re lagging behind by ten years or more, your visitors will easily notice. So there are two basic options: either keep up with the latest trends as they change each year, or choose a window treatment that won’t go out of style. Plantation shutters in Tampa homes stand the test of time, as do more minimal and neutral options like natural wood blinds or stately draperies.

Living room with fireplace and open Polywood shutters 

Your Blinds Can Easily Break

Most mini blinds don’t look new within just a year or two. Bent slats, shortened cords, grimy blinds, they make your windows look less than stellar. Switching to a more durable, longer-lasting window treatment can help prevent this in the future.

The Top Choices for Upgrading From Blinds in Tampa

When it’s time to say so long to flimsy blinds, consider one of these window treatments, taking into account your home’s style.

Replacing Blinds with Plantation Shutters

Polywood Shutters in Narrow Window

Shutters are one of the most popular products when Tampa homeowners decide to upgrade from blinds. Their looks are timeless, they are usually sturdier than other window treatments, and depending on the material can reduce a lot of energy loss.

Replacing Blinds with Cellular Shades

Another great blind upgrade are cellular (or honeycomb) shades. They’re designed to trap more heat than other shades, are simple to use, and have a large variety of options including colors, textures, materials and more.

Replacing Blinds with Panel Tracks


If you’re looking to switch your vertical blinds, then panel tracks (or panel track blinds) make the cut. They suspend from a rail like regular vertical blinds, but maneuver much more easily and are more stylish since they have wide fabric panels as opposed to thin blind slats.

Give Your Blinds an Upgrade Today

Make the decision to upgrade your home from cheap blinds today. Call Sunburst Shutters Tampa at 813-580-7288 to have a free in-home estimate from one of our window design associates, or use the form below!