Choosing blinds for your home can be a confusing task. First, you need to go through the process of choosing the type of blinds that would be the most suitable for your space. Each blind type has its own pros and cons along with several unique features. You, as a property owner, have to decide what features are necessary for the place and thus finalize a blind type. But, after doing this, comes another question – whether to get readymade blinds or to get custom made blinds. Again, readymade, as well as custom made blinds have their own individual benefits.
So, picking one option out of these two solely depends on the needs of each person. There are several factors that dictate this decision. Thus, the decision of choosing one out of these two becomes one of the biggest questions in the blinds industry. Many people argue that why would anyone go through the trouble of getting custom made blinds when there is a large variety of blind styles and designs available in the ready-made section. As logical as that argument may sound, there are people who still believe in getting their blinds custom designed. So, you may wonder – which is the right way? To help you out, I have compared readymade blinds and custom made blinds based on the needed criteria.
- Price: It is a well-known fact that readymade blinds always cost lesser than custom made ones. But, this affordable price comes with a small drawback. Most readymade blinds are made in bulk, overseas. With varying places of manufacture, the manufacturer standards vary too. Also, blinds not made in Australia are not made in accordance with the Australian climate. In spite of the high prices, you would be paying less for import and transport and more for quality in custom made blinds as they are locally manufactured.
- Quality: There is a reason readymade blinds cost less than the custom-made ones. The quality is never up to the mark. Generally, readymade blinds are made and exported in bulk, with less attention to detail, quality, and finishing. On the other hand, when blinds are custom made, you can pick the fabric as well as the design yourself, ensuring good quality. This does not mean that the readymade ones are of extremely poor quality. But it can be surely said that you can get a better quality in custom made blinds when compared to the readymade ones.
- Style: This is where custom made blinds ace. When you get readymade blinds, they are pre-designed and made for a style that suits all kinds of places in general. They are not personalized to suit a particular room or a style of decor. But, in case of blinds that are custom made, you get to paint your imagination. Such blinds can perfectly fit on your windows and blend in perfectly with the interiors. Blinds are supposed to give a rise to the aesthetic appeal of the whole space. This can happen only when the blinds are custom designed. Also, not every person has the same taste in style and colors. Custom designed blinds can offer you the chance to personalize the blinds according to your taste.
- The finishing touch: Readymade blinds, no matter how attractive they are in style, fail to match the needed dimensions required for a perfect fit. The main reason people choose to get custom blinds is to improve the presentation of the blinds. When blinds are custom designed to fit the space, the place gets the required finishing touch, thereby enhancing the complete aesthetic appeal.
These comparing factors can now give you enough to decide when it is ideal to go for custom made blinds.