Window Blinds Brands
If you are a homeowner and you are looking to purchase new blinds for your home, you are about to make an important purchase. There are many different options for blinds available from materials, sizes, shapes, and designs. In addition, there are a large number of major brands and manufacturers that offer an extensive line of window blinds. This article will seek to provide a guide to the major brands and makers of window blinds and window coverings.
Hunter Douglas has been making window coverings since 1946. The company boasts an extensive collection of window covering products. These product include blinds, shades, shutters, louvers, and sheers. Since Hunter Douglas is one of the most widely recognized blinds brand names amoung consumers, many retailers choose to carry them. Many retailers have a Hunter Douglas showroom or carry part of their line. If you live near a major city, your will likely find 5 or 10 retailers close to you that carry them. Since the Hunter Douglas brand name is so widely recognized, you may pay a premium for them. However, this can be offset by the piece of mind that comes from going with a well established manufacturer with many retailers that support its products.
Levolor is a company that has been making blinds since the 1990's and also has a brand that is highly recognized. Originally the company marketed its 1 inch mini-blind product, but has broadened its product offering to include other types of shades and blinds. The company offers more vinyl, fabric, and lower cost models than some of its higher end competitors. This is one thing that sets it apart. Its product are practical and efficient. The company is currently a division of Newell-Rubbermaid, a giant consumer products company. In terms of retail coverage, since Levolor is a division of a large consumer products company with large marketing power, its products are carried by many major retailers and it has good retail coverage.
Kirsch, also owned by Newell-Rubbermaid, also has a good line of blinds and shades. These range from wood, vertial blinds, aluminum blinds, roller shades, and cellular shades. When you view the Kirsch product line, you will see that it is designed for a home with a more modern look. Unlike the Levolor brand, Kirsch blinds and shades are designed to be decorative in a modern and trendy kind of way. Kirsch is also sold by a lot of retailers, but may not have level of coverage as the previously mentioned brands due to the trendy appeal. Most cities will have many stores that carry Kirsch blinds and shades.