A Buyers Guide to Blinds for Your Investment Property
Finding the right blinds for your investment property can be difficult. Your rental property is a source of income, so you want it to make a good impression, without breaking the bank.
When choosing window treatments for rental properties, you want to choose blinds that will stand up to the wear and tear of everyday use and make your property feel like home for your tenants. Added bonus is if they protect your home from the elements, reduce heating and cooling costs, and don’t require extensive maintenance over the years to come.
Easy-to-use, practical and robust – they tick all the boxes! Nowadays roller blinds are available in a huge range of colours and fabrics, from sheer to total block-out, so there’s a blind to suit every window in any home. They’re easy to maintain, easy to replace if necessary and sit neatly inside the window reveal. When it comes to affordable blinds, the ever-popular roller blind is an ideal choice.
Vertical blinds are another all-time favourite for investment properties, especially when considering treatments for sliding doors. They are available in a large range of colours and fabrics, including waterproof fabrics, and their vertical panels attract minimum dust, making them a low-maintenance option. For public safety reasons, we recommend you opt for vertical blinds without chains along the bottom.
Looking to create a little extra style? Both timber and aluminium Venetians are a classic and practical options for investment properties. They are made up of multiple rotating horizontal slats, which makes them a great option for rooms where both privacy and natural light are required.
When choosing blinds for your investment property, we recommend you stick to a neutral palette. Unless you know the taste of your tenant, it’s safer to opt for shades of white or cream because they suit most tastes and complement a wide range of décor styles.
Safety First For Your Investment Property
Your rental property must be safe for all ages. Blind cords are a serious choking hazard for infants. It is important that all safety/warning tickets are left attached to blinds, and that all cord safety devices are fitted according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Blinds that are motorized or operated by a wand present less danger.
The team at Simply Shutters Awnings & Blinds can help you choose stylish, practical and affordable blinds for your investment property. Call us today on 0421 472 235 and talk to our staff – we have options that will suit both your rental property and your budget. You can visit our showroom, or we can come to you.