Here in Reno NV, we have a lot of people that work challenging schedules and they want “blackout blinds”. We help medical professionals, emergency responders, warehouse workers, technology industry workers and lots of casino workers. They often need to sleep in the middle of the day. Choosing the right window coverings can make a huge difference in their quality of life.
I feel guilty writing down the words “Blackout Blinds”. Why? Because really, there is no such thing. Blinds have come a long way in terms of adding room darkening features, but blackout is a whole different concept. First of all, it is a matter of definition. What does the term blackout blinds mean to you?
Definition of Blackout Blinds
- What is a blind? A blind is a series of slats that rotates or stacks. Due to its construction, it is impossible to completely block out all light.
- What does blackout mean? The true definition of blackout is the elimination of all light. We are getting close to complete blackout with some products, but typically, there is some amount of light entering the room. Blinds are NOT one of the products that get that dark.
Real Window Treatment Solutions
What is going to provide you the best solution to your need for Blackout Blinds? Realistically, if darkening your room is your primary concern, blinds probably won’t be your choice. You would have a better chance of creating darkness for your room using shades or drapery. This is because these products create continuous coverage of the window without any gaps.
If you are currently looking for blackout blinds, you might change your search term to blackout shades, room darkening window coverings or light blocking window treatments. You will convey your real needs to your window treatment experts and they will be able to help you better.
Kempler Design is located in Reno NV and serves the northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe regions with a mobile design showroom. Paul Kempler, its founder is considered a window fashions expert. Kempler Design has been featured in many prestigious projects, including the HGTV dream home in Lake Tahoe. Kempler Design works with homeowners as well as interior design firms looking for a local contact in the Reno/Tahoe area or is available for travel.