Saturday, March 5, 2011

Affordable Shades for Rental Houses

Q: Because of the economy, I'm having to put one of our properties up for rent. Since I'm renting it unfurnished, I'm taking most of the window treatments with me, but I need to put up something for privacy for prospective tenants. Any suggestions? I'm trying to keep costs down.

A: Mini blinds and micro blinds have always been favorites of landlords and apartments. They're usually durable, come in a wide range of colors, and are sometimes even scratch and dust resistant. These blinds have always been popular with homeowners working on a budget and come in slat widths from ½ inch to 1 inch.

They're easy to install, too, which makes them an even better choice if you're trying to keep costs low. And, since mini blinds and micro blinds are sleek and low-profile, it's easy for tenants to decorate around them and incorporate them into any new or existing d├ęcor. And, because they're affordable, they're also easy to replace.