Which is better, a ready-made blind or a custom blind?
Tucson, AZ (Vocus) April 3, 2009
These days, consumers are more cost conscious and often when shopping for window blinds, the question becomes... "Which is better, a ready-made blind or a custom blind?" Blinds Chalet seeks to educate the cost savvy shoppers by publishing a list of the pros and cons of ready-made vs. custom blinds.
For those who aren't familiar with the window blind products available on the market today, prefabricated or ready-made blinds are typically manufactured to match the specifications of uniform sized windows. Custom blinds are cut to fit your specifications and are often made of higher quality components therefore some ready-made window blinds fall far short of their custom counterparts. However, there are ready-made blinds that use the same high quality components as a custom blind but because they are precut they can offer a significant savings. Check your prefabricated blind components, sometimes custom window coverings come with the higher price tag when the same components and materials can be found in a ready made blind.
Advantages of ready-made options typically include:
1. Fast or immediate delivery
2. Lower prices
Disadvantages of ready-made options typically include:
1. No modifications or upgrades (position of controls/type of controls, etc.)
2. Limited color selection
3. Limited size availability
4. Typically utilize lower quality materials in comparison to custom counterparts.
Advantages of custom options typically include:
1. Extensive color selections
2. Options for upgrades (cordless, top down bottom up, routless, decorative tapes, etc.)
3. High quality materials
Disadvantages of custom options typically include:
1. Delayed delivery (production time required)
2. More expensive
Ron Manwaring of Blinds Chalet said, "Along with custom blinds, we also offer many ready-made blinds so that cost conscious customer has some affordable options. One of our top selling prefabricated blind is the Cordless Cell Shade. This particular window covering uses the same fabric as its custom counterpart, but the aluminum headrail used in the custom version is replaced with vinyl. The slight change creates a high quality ready-made product similar to the custom version but at a lower price."
For more information on Blinds Chalet or current trends in the industry contact Ron Manwaring at info (at) blindschalet (dot) com or by phone at: 1-888-633-7840 or 480-633-7840. Or visit Blinds Chalet online at http://www.blindschalet.com.
Contact: Ron Manwaring
Company: Blinds Chalet
Phone: 1-888-633-7840 or 480-633-7840
Email: info (at) blindschalet (dot) com
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