When you want to buy new blinds, you should consider doing this online. If you know what you want in terms of types of blind and material, online shopping is really convenient. Plus, many online blinds stores also offer free samples. However, you do have to think about a few things before you start shopping online.
The most difficult part about shopping online and effectively having a DIY job is that you have to take the measurements yourself. While you can hire a professional to do this for you, you will save a lot of money by doing it yourself. However, if you get it wrong, you will be stuck with blinds that you cannot use and cannot return. This is why you should also check the returns policy with the store you are considering, just in case something does go wrong. You will usually find that they also have various tips on their website in terms of how to take measurements.
As stated, a lot of online stores now offer free samples for their blinds. This is clever marketing, because it will make it less likely that you go look at physical blinds elsewhere and end up deciding to buy there because it is more convenient. Usually, there is a limit on the amount of free samples you can receive, so do make sure you choose wisely. Consider, for instance, different materials (wood, PVC, canvas), in different colors and textures, and different types of blinds (Venetian, Roman, blackout). This will give you a good idea of what will and wont work in your personal space.
Check Out Reviews
Before you hand over your payment details, you should make sure that you check out testimonials and reviews on the online store you are considering. Look for things such as quality of the product, delivery time, after care, customer support, and more. Do try to find these reviews and testimonials in places that are independent of the store. After all, it would be all too easy to fake them, or to not post any negative reviews. Social media is a good source, as is the Better Business Bureau. You can also join some home dcor forums and ask questions there.
Warranties and Policies
Last but not least, you need to look into the stores warranties and policies. Look at what type of guarantee you will receive on your blinds, and what you should do if there is a problem. It is not uncommon for the warranty to be quite lengthy, but you need to check the terms and conditions that underpin this warranty before you make a purchase.
Clearly, buying your window treatments online is a great way for you to save both time and money. By being a savvy shopper, you should be able to find an excellent deal and get your hands on some really unusual blinds as well. This is because online stores usually have a much larger selection, since they are not limited by space constraints.