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Metal Window Blinds

Great as Kitchen and Bathroom Window Treatments

Yes, that’s right! Metal window blinds also known as aluminum blinds are not only perfect for your kitchen and bathroom, these window mini blinds are also a stylish yet affordable type of window treatments for any room in your house, especially if it has contemporary look.

If you don’t like cheap look of vinyl mini blinds, consider their aluminum counterparts, which are also called metal window blinds. You will need some extra money for them, but these expenses will pay back. Aluminum mini blinds are more durable and sturdy than vinyl mini blinds, they come in a wide variety of colors, and they have a stylish and modern look.

Manufacturers

  • Bali metal blinds - an assortment of aluminum mini blinds in wide range of colors. Available in 6 and 8 gauge, with 1/2", 1", and 2" slat sizes.
  • Levolor offers aluminum mini blinds in a collection of nice colors with 6, 8 and 9 gauge available. Slat sizes are 1/2", 1", 1 3/8" and 2".
  • Blindsgalore - an online manufacturer and retailer of quality and affordable window treatments. You can get inexpensive aluminum blinds that come in a number of colors, with 1/2", 1", and 2" slat sizes in 6 and 8 gauge.

Many companies provide additional options for their mini blinds, such as:

  • No-holes or hidden holes options, for complete light blockage.
  • Decorative tapes for 2” mini blinds.
  • Decorative valances.
  • Cut-outs for non-standard shapes, door knobs, etc.
  • 2 or 3 blinds on one headrail for wide windows.
If you look for mini blinds in your neighborhood stores or online, you can find many others manufacturers, which make high-quality aluminum blinds.

Advantages

  • More durable and sturdy than vinyl mini blinds.
  • Block light better.
  • Look more elegant than vinyl blinds.
  • Have a huge selection of colors.
  • Easy to maintain.

Disadvantages

  • Don’t have insulation features.
  • Not as resistant to scratches as vinyl blinds.
  • May fold and bend, though not as easily as vinyl mini blinds.

Colors

Metal window blinds have such a huge assortment of solid pastel- or bright-colored, glossed, or textured blinds, that it may be difficult for you to make a decision. If you need window treatment for a contemporary interior, you can get silver, gold, bronze, or even black window blinds. In addition you can also combine two or three colors in one blind for an impressive decorative effect.

Features

Metal window blinds come in 6, 8, and sometimes 9 gauge. (Gauge indicates the thickness of the metal slats.) 8 and 9 gauge slats are sturdier than 6 gauge slats, and aluminum blinds are in general sturdier than blinds made out of vinyl. They also provide better light control in comparison to their vinyl equivalents. Metal window blinds can be scratch resistant, anti-static, and dust-repelling.

Sizes

  • ½" micro-blinds
  • 1" mini blinds
  • 1 3/8" mini blinds
  • 2" blinds, which are also called macro blinds; they are actually not considered to be mini

2" blinds give you a better view when they are opened; with 1" blinds, however, you can adjust an amount of light coming into a room better.

Consider metal window blinds for modern interior; with so wide range of colors and styles you can easily choose blinds that add a touch of decorative finish to a room.

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