Basswood blinds, or natural wood blinds, are an affordable window covering solution to bring warmth and elegance to any living space. These wood vertical blinds have been featured quite a bit on ABC’s hit television series, Extreme Home Makeovers, as they offer the convenience of horizontal blinds without looking cheap, plus they can be made in a variety of colors as well.
Basswood Blinds In Your Home
The main appeal to basswood blinds is that they’re incredibly easy to use. They typically operate using a lift cord, but a wand tilt is used for blinds that have a width of less than 13 inches. The wand option makes them quite similar to plantation shutters.
The slats in these types of window coverings are normally 2 inches, but they can be as small as 1 inch, or as large as 2 and half inches. The same type of ladder string system you see on a venetian system holds all the slats and there’s normally a crown valance attached for flush mounting on the inside of a window frame, but they can also be installed over a window as well.
Wood window blinds cost a little more than faux wood blinds, but with basswood blinds they are very light, and are resistant to warping. Many resellers offer handsome warranties to go with them because of this fact.
The wooden slats come in a wide variety of colors. This is very advantageous because it means you can match your window treatments to other wood finishes in your home with ease right off the shelf without any kind of custom color matching. Window frames, doors, and cabinets can be matched quite closely to the colors you can find, like Pine, Cherry, and Mahogany. Distressed basswood blinds are treated to look as if they’re old and rustic, enhancing their look even more and giving you a truly unique window covering.
If nothing in your home matches the natural look, black and white wooden blinds are also a very attractive option.
Cleaning is done with relative ease, just run a feather duster between the slats. Mildew and mold isn’t normally an issue with timber blinds because of the factory finishing.
2″ wood blinds can be motorized. A lift system is installed in the valance, or head rail, at the factory which is capable of lifting and tilting the slats. Motorized blinds and shades normally come with control options like an infrared or radio frequency hand held remote control or a simple wall switch. More complex control systems can use presets, timers, and light sensors.
If you want to buy basswood blinds, you can find them in most home furnishing stores and department stores, but the best prices are generally from online retailers like blinds galore or shops like that. All window treatments are made to measure and shipped direct from the factory to your home for you to install yourself.
Installation is quite simple, and most kits will come with all the mounting hardware required to get them installed correctly. If you have problems installing your own horizontal wood blinds, some online retailers provide networks of installers all over the country who can do the job for you for a relatively low cost.
Basswood wood blinds are a great way to upgrade the look of your home with a very low cost per window. We invite you to take a look through all the pages on this website for more information on American basswood blinds, the different varieties, where to find them as well as images,videos, and pictures of basswood blinds.
We also have instructions on how to install or repair basswood blinds by Hunter Douglas, Bali, Luovolite, and other mini-blind and wood blinds manufacturers.