When it comes to leased properties, landlords usually want to spend as little as possible so that they’re able to make maximise their profits.

Whilst providing a safe and hygienic home is required, by law, landlords are not obligated to upgrade the aesthetics of their property. Since landlords would need to fork out additional money to make their space visually-pleasing — they’re usually on the fence about it.

An aesthetically pleasing place, however, can add market value and lead to a more stable source of income. Apart from choosing the right colors of paint, a great way to enhance the look of rooms is through the use of fixtures and fittings, which usually includes lighting, windows, and shutters. 

Having great shutters is a more accessible change than a full-blown construction and can provide the landlord an opportunity to upgrade the property without spending a fortune. In this article, we’ll explore the different styles of blinds and why they add value to your rental property. 

Venetian blinds

These may have been in the market for a while, but it’s still a classic choice. What’s great about Venetian blinds is that they provide privacy while still allowing some natural light to come through. They usually come in two options of aluminum and timber.  

Rollers 

Colors and patterns can be more customizable and are quite inexpensive for this variant. Installation and placements of rollers are also more discreet and seamless compared to other options. It also allows for blackouts and normal layers.  

Timber shutters

These are attractive and functional. They can add charm to space and can serve as “burglar deterrents.” These work best in areas with not a lot of moisture and rain. When cared for properly, these can last for a long time. 

Aluminium shutters

These are even more secure than the timber variant as they don’t become brittle over time. Aluminium is also durable and will not rot or put a lot of pressure on the hinges. Although strong, these are lightweight and easy to move. 

Vertical blinds

Also one of the classic styles, verticals works best for wide windows and sliding doors. They also provide privacy but still lets light come through when adjusted. These are also ideal because dust accumulation won’t be as much of a problem due to the construction of the blinds.   

Louvered windows

These are wooden slats framed against a window. The windows are then drilled to the wall or can be manually moved. Usually used outdoors, these are good accent pieces and can be painted in a contrasting shade against another color. This option can add more style to the exterior of the house. 

Fixed louvers

Fixed louvers are perfect for modern outdoor living and can protect from the sun and rain. These are great for flyover patios and poolsides. Not only are these stylish, but they also provide functionality and ease to the user. 

Zipscreen and ziptrak

Long-lasting and useful, these are primarily used outdoors as sunshades. Both utilize technology that fastens the fabric to the sides and protects residents from harmful UV rays and wind. Release handles and side latches are also installed for securing it to place.  

Not just about the looks

An aesthetically pleasing rental can have its benefits. Not only can it brighten the space and increase the overall satisfaction of its inhabitants, but it also increases the overall value of the property. 

Lastly, not only do blinds will add functionality to your home or rental property — but they’ll also add a touch of style. If you’re looking to get blinds fitted, get in touch with Shutter Smith today.