Cooling up Homes with Perfect Blinds July 20, 2016 Home improvement It is summer and the temperature all around the world is high, and there are few more days of summer before there is any favorable change of season. Whether you stay outdoors or indoors, the heat wave is just making life very unbearable and this is why people are making sure that they at least have a few things in the house that make the interiors a little more bearable in the evening when they are home. Usually, curtains might be able to protect the homes from heat and shutting the windows might also protect indoors from getting heated up like an oven after a long hot day. This is why people are looking for better alternatives like blinds.In the past, there were not so many varieties available but now the market is flooded with hundreds of styles and even customized pieces are available. The best aspect in modern day shopping of blinds and shades is that they are affordable. There are free samples obtainable from the reputed brands just so that you shall try it out for a window and see for yourself. Then you shall go ahead and buy the shades for other windows. Keeping the room cool and making it grand: You might need to remember that there are blinds of wood, faux wood, aluminum and fabrics to name a few. There are even motorized ones and cordless ones, and even ones that blackout the room. In case of a room, which faces a lot of sun or perhaps the busy road, then you might not want to keep it open for majority time of the day. There are shades that are made of materials, which require little or very little cleaning up. Just wipe with a damp cloth or rag or perhaps vacuum them clean to keep these blinds and shades in top shape for a long time to come. The modern day stores offer online step by step guidance on ways to measure and install the shades just so that they do not become too short or too big for the windows. If you prefer switches on the top of the shades then you might get those too in the right size and these shall require you to take out the measuring tape and measure accurately and then purchase. Sizing up and matching the décor: Move over dull or plain shades, since now is the time for patterned or textured blinds. There are Venetian blinds, roller shades, and other such fancy shades that make the room cooler and there are even double-cell or triple-cell filters on the shades that keep the room cooler than ever. You might even have odd shaped windows and might want to keep the heat out and the room cool with the air conditioners. However, if the windows do not have the right shades then your energy bills might go up. So, buying and installing stylish and perfectly fitting blinds and shades makes a lot of sense.