Quality items, no matter what they are, do cost more money, but they are definitely worth the price when it is broken down. That is why I knew I wanted to have custom orange county shutters, because in the long run, they were actually going to save me money. I could go a cheaper route, but anything other than quality window treatments would mean that I would have to replace them a lot sooner rather than later.
When I lived in an apartment years ago, the landlord had the cheapest mini blinds ever. They were the kind that can be purchased for a few bucks off the shelves at the local five and dime. When they were put up, they not only looked cheap but they acted cheap too. They were flimsy, and the sun damaged them pretty quickly. Years later, I knew I was going to get the better blinds when I first moved into my house.
They looked better than the cheap plastic blinds that my former landlord had gotten, but they didn’t hold up much better. Continue reading