Choosing affordable blinds for a rental property isn’t always easy. We get it: your rental property is a source of income, so you need to create that ‘wow’ factor on first sight, but on the other hand, you want something that’s practical, functional and reliable, without spending a fortune. When choosing window treatments for rental properties, it’s not so much about you and your personal taste: it’s a case of choosing something that will stand up to the wear and tear of everyday use and that can be easily replaced if necessary. It’s important to think about long-term maintenance and opt for blinds with minimal working parts.
What’s there to dislike about roller blinds? 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 must be top of the list!
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 option 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.
For a more contemporary look, consider Roman blinds. They have the same insulating properties as traditional drapes, but their slimline design sits neatly inside the window reveal. Again, the variety of fabrics available means that there is a design and colour to complement any decor style.
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.
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 Complete Blinds can help you choose stylish, practical and affordable blinds for your investment property. Call us today on (02) 8824 7975 and talk to our staff – we have options that will suit both your rental property and your budget.