Your home is your sanctuary, a private place you can relax away from the outside world. The last thing you want is for unwelcome eyes to pry into your personal space. Whether you walk around your home in your underwear, leave out jewelry, or want to protect your kids from onlookers, proper blind installation will add much-needed privacy to your home.
Stop Peepers from Knowing Your Home & Occupants
Before diving into the various types of privacy blinds, we want to note the three types of peepers you want to keep from peering into your home.
First, nosey neighbors. Whether well-meaning or overtly curious, your neighbors do not need to know every aspect of your life, even if you are on excellent terms. Blinds will prevent them from knowing your daily routine and sharing it with the neighborhood gossip.
Second, the random passerby. One of our favorite sayings is, “there is no need to tempt good people.” No matter who is passing by, whether it be a random stranger, the delivery person, or a too-curious teen, your home does not need to attract or tempt unwanted attention.
Lastly, the ill-intentioned. A common tactic from many thieves is to scope an area prior to a break-in. They are looking for a home filled with valuables, such as electronics, jewelry, tools, and even appliances. Wide open windows allow criminals to easily peek into your home to see what you have lying around as well as check for security measures, such as cameras, dogs, and even the occupants. Blinds, however, prevent an easy review, making it more likely for them to move on to a different home.
Blind Installation for Privacy by Room
While we believe every window should have some sort of window covering, even if you want to keep it open 24/7, a few essential areas of the home are an absolute must!
Blinds in the Bedroom
Bedrooms are one of the most private spaces in the house. It is where we sleep, change clothes, and cuddle up to our significant others. One certainly doesn’t need prying eyes to see these private moments.
Through proper blind installation, you not only get privacy, but you make your bedroom a sanctuary. Whether you are an early riser who needs to block out street lights at night or a night owl who dreads the morning sun, blinds will keep your room dark until your alarm goes off!
We recommend utilizing classic mini blinds or cellular shades for your bedroom blind installation. Both styles are affordable, effective, and easy to operate. Additionally, if you are sensitive to light, we recommend investing in blackout shades to ensure the ultimate darkness.
Blinds in the Bathroom
The bathrooms are another area of the home where blind installation is vital. You certainly don’t want to make eye contact with someone while sitting on the porcelain throne or taking a bath or shower.
When determining which window covering is suitable for your bathrooms, there are a few limitations we suggest you keep in mind.
First, bathrooms are typically smaller than an average room. Natural light will make the space appear larger and more inviting. We recommend choosing window coverings that allow a large amount of light without any outside visibility.
Second, bathrooms can become humid. Therefore, choosing a window covering material that is moisture resistant is critical to prevent warping and cracking. Some top materials include vinyl and faux wood. For bathrooms, we recommend roller shades for their easy operation and light control.
Blinds in Living Spaces
You benefit greatly from natural light if your home is blessed with copious windows. Unfortunately, many windows can make your home into a giant fish bowl if you do not add window coverings. In living spaces, there are a vast array of choices for blind installation depending on the type, size, and shape of your windows.
For example, if you have tall windows, you would be better off investing in vertical blinds. On the other hand, if you have wide bay windows, you may be better off with horizontal blinds or even curtains. Additionally, suppose you have sliding glass doors. In that case, you will want a window covering that is simple to operate to make it easy for residents and guests to enter and exit without getting tangled.
Blinds at Entries
Your entry, specifically your front door, is an area often forgotten when setting up blind installation, but it is a critical point of every home. If you are lucky enough to have a window alongside your front door, you need control over visibility. We recommend choosing a window covering where visitors cannot see you or your shadow, but you have the ability to peek through without their knowledge.
Such control will allow you to decide whether or not you want to open the door and if they can see you make that decision. Plus, having authority over visibility will allow you a few extra seconds to peer at your reflection in a nearby mirror without your guest knowing. It is a win-win all the way around.
To determine which blind installation is appropriate for your living spaces, we recommend speaking with a blind installation specialist. Just a few options for window coverings include:
- Honeycomb and pleated shades
- Designer specialty shades
- Roller shades
- Roman shades
- Vertical blinds
- Wood blinds
- Aluminum blinds
When speaking with a professional installer, they can take into account your home’s existing aesthetics, your preferences and style, and how you want your window coverings to function to calculate which type will best suit your needs.
Let the Blind Guys Personalize Your Blind Installation
Your home is as unique as you are, which is why we make every effort to ensure that our customers receive window coverings that suit their specific wants and needs. If you are located in Kennewick, Richland, Pasco, or the surrounding areas, we encourage you to reach out to us to book a consultation.