A Homeowner's Blinds Supplier Checklist

By: Judith Persit

For homeowners selecting blinds, there are many items to consider when going to the stores or looking on the internet. Blinds can be an easy purchase or they can be a difficult purchase. When going to the store, or searching on the internet, be prepared for the blinds purchase. Entering ready into your deal for blinds will help you to receive the best vertical blinds or wood blinds, or other horizontal blinds, for your home. Use this check list for your binds purchase preparation

* Get your measurements to the eight of an inch. When you go to look for blinds, even in a store, be prepared with the measurements for your windows. This will help you to know what are the possibilities with the various products. Some blinds are not available on very narrow or very wide widths. If you start knowing the sizes, you can have a price in hand for your vertical blinds when you leave the store.

* Make sure the place has a good assortment. When you select a blinds store, make sure you are not only going to see a large range of PVC vertical blinds, and little else. There is a huge range of fabric vertical blinds, and several choices of horizontal blinds, and these should all be available to you when you enter the blinds store. The internet is often a better choice for a range of products, as there is lower cost for internet retailers to offer a wider range of products.

* Make sure they know about blinds. If you are going to select your blinds suppliers, make sure that they understand the products that you will be buying. Vertical blinds are a great choice for many windows, but a horizontal blind, like a wood blind, may be a better choice for short windows. If your retailer is pushing one style, you should wonder why. Is that kind of blind more profitable? Do they think that you will buy that blind faster tan the one you want, and they only want the quick sale?

* Know the colors or styles you desire. When you approach the subject of blinds, the colors are truly worth a consideration. Be prepared to make a selection, and try to have an idea of what you want. There is a finer selection of fabric vertical blinds colors, when compared to faux wood blinds. However, blinds in the basic colors are often satisfying enough for many homeowners. If color is important, it is worth the extra effort to consider this while selecting the blinds store. Many offer a large range, while others do not.

* Make sure that there are no surprise fees. Some blinds retailers are charging order fees and delivery fees. This is the case on the internet, as well. While it may be acceptable for company to charge a minimal fee for small orders, this fee should disappear when the blinds orders are larger. At the very least, this courtesy should be extended to those who are spending a large amount of money. To charge a service fee is to abuse the trust in the blinds purchase relationship.

* Learn about quality. When you go to select vertical blinds or wood blinds, understand that not all blinds are created equal. Many use high quality mechanical components, while others use cheap materials that will be subject to early wear. Consider this when selecting. Often the cheapest choices will get you blinds that are more expensive later, when they stop working early.

* How easy is the purchase? This seems a bit basic of a question, but some retailers make it hard to buy blinds form them. Many internet stores use this as their unique advantage. Homeowners have many stores available to their desktop, and among these are blinds retailers.

This short checklist can help one prepare to make a purchase of blinds for the home. When looking for vertical blinds or wood blinds, homeowners can use this list to be a little more prepared for the transaction.

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Judith Persit is certified as an interior decorator and gets her vertical blinds from blindsfactorydirect.com at blinds.

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