Everyone loves the look of custom blinds, but it’s so easy to pick up another cheap mini-blind from the nearest big box store. If yet another broken mini-blind or the transition to a new home has you thinking about custom blinds, it’s important to ask whether they’re actually worth the investment. We’ve taken a closer look at investing in custom blinds, so you can determine whether an upgrade is right for you and your family.

Lasting quality

There are many things to consider when choosing home decor, but one of the first concerns for many homeowners is lasting quality. Replacing your cheap mini-blinds every time they get stained, faded, or broken takes time, energy, and trips to the store. That adds up over time! Unlike mini-blinds, we build custom blinds to last, and the best products even come with a warranty. With great brands like Hunter Douglas, Graber, and Horizons, you’ll never waste a weekend replacing broken, dirty, or faded blinds with a custom option.

Energy savings

Running your air-conditioner isn’t cheap, and custom blinds create real savings over the hot summer. Even when standard blinds stay closed, the sun easily heats your home. Your air conditioner must work harder to keep things cool, draining your wallet every day. If your windows don’t fit the standard sizes or shapes, it’s even harder to keep it cool. Open spaces invite sunlight into your home, heating it even when you’re away at work. With custom blinds from top brands like Lafayette and O’Hair Shutters, it’s easy to find solutions that save you thousands of dollars in energy costs over time. You’ll pay a little more up front for the blinds, but you’ll see real savings on your energy bill.


Windows with unique shapes and sizes create a privacy problem. No one wants others to see around the sides of poorly fitted blinds. Tall or wide windows create additional privacy problems for those using standard blinds, and most people with non-rectangular windows simply can’t find a standard blind that fits their space.

Instead of relying on guesswork and imperfect options, our experts conduct a free in-home consultation to assess your needs. Professionals measure each window, and we create blinds that fit your space perfectly. The shape and size of your window doesn’t matter with custom blinds. We’ll find the perfect solution for your privacy needs. Gone on a long vacation? Choose O’Hair Shutters to prevent anyone from seeing into your home, keeping your valuables safe and out of sight. With custom shades, you’ll never worry about privacy again.

Light control

If your home has exterior lighting or you live on a well-lit street, the poor light control from standard mini-blinds affects your sleep quality. Your sleep quality affects your mood, concentration, and productivity on a daily basis. With custom blinds, however, you’ll get perfect light control to help you sleep well and feel great every day.

Interior design

Add style and elegance to your home with custom blinds from Lafayette Interior Fashions or get the sleek, modern look of Horizons. Regular mini blinds degrade the look of your home, making even a well-designed house appear cheaply built. In contrast, custom blinds are a great way to give your home character and architectural details, even if your home is small. If you want to add architectural details to your home, save money by skipping the built-ins and adding beautiful blinds.

If interior design isn’t really your thing, our team of design experts will help you find blinds that fit the look of your home and your individual needs. While it may seem difficult to choose the right colors, designs, and window treatments for your home, our experts will make great recommendations that fit your lifestyle and family situation.

Based on our analysis, we believe that custom blinds are almost always worth the investment. But don’t take our word for it. Learn about your options from one of our experts today! Contact us for a free, in-home consultation to determine whether custom blinds are right for you.

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