By Doris RufOn Nov 09, 2017 Wooden
Hardwood blinds are durable and made to last, adding the warmth of natural wood to your space. Wood blinds can be stained or purchased in a variety of colors and wood varieties with 1 inch, 1 3/8 inch, 2 inch and 2 1/2 inch slats. Custom hardwood blinds are an excellent investment and add to the value of your home
There are many things to consider when choosing the right style of blinds for you and your home, starting with slat size. 1 and 2 inch slats are the most common, though larger slatted models provide more of a shutter effect and let in optimal light. 1 inch slats are best for French doors and small windows, while 2 inch slats look great just about anywhere. Other options to consider are vertical slats, woven wood models (think bamboo shades), and models made of faux wood rather than real wood.
Excess moisture is wood worst enemy, so avoid getting wooden blinds wet. To dust them, use a clean, soft cloth, a feather duster or a vacuum brush. To put more life into the wood, use a cleaner made specifically for wood, such as lemon oil. Reading the manufacturer guidelines is more important than ever with wooden blinds, so check to see what products the company recommends before you use anything on them. Run a dryer sheet along each slat to keep dust and grime from sticking.
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