Creating a Quick Home Sale

Creating a Quick Home Sale

Types Of Wood Blinds And Rout Options

by Lillian Bishop

If you want to install wood blinds in your home, you have many options to consider, such as the rout holes, and if you want faux wood or traditional wood. Below is some information about these blinds, as well as rout hole options.

Traditional Wood

Traditional wood blinds or custom shutters are typically made with lightweight woods, such as African Abachi and American Basswood. When choosing them, you should look at the grain detail. They are available in many different finishes, designs, slats with rounded corners, cordless operation, and more. To see the different types of wood available, visit a home supply store, and look at them to help you choose what goes best with your home's décor.

Faux Wood

Faux wood blinds are less expensive, and an alternative to the traditional wood blinds. The slats come in a variety of materials that do not warp, and they are easy to clean. They look and feel like traditional wood, and they are available in a wide variety of styles and colors.

Like traditional wood, they come in a wide range of slat colors, styles, and widths.  They also come in a variety of decorative trims, and styles that let you hide routs and cords.

Rout Options

No matter if you choose traditional wood or faux wood, there are different rout options available. The rout holes allow the string to pass through the blind so you can lift it, lower it, as well as tilt the slats. These routs typically let in a little light when the slats are closed. This may be more light than you want, because it can cause glare on your computer or laptop screen, television, the sun can get in your eyes, etc. Because of this, manufactures designed different rout options that either eliminate these small rout holes or decrease them.


Routless wood blinds give you the look of traditional blinds. They have notches on the back and front of each slat. Strings and a cord are used to adjust the blind, which runs underneath each slat, and along the notches. They are controlled in the same way as traditional blinds by pulling the cord to open, close, and tilt the slats. The difference in them is these blinds do not have holes so no sun gets through them when they are shut.

Cloth Tapes

You can purchase wood blinds that have cloth tape covering the routs on each side of the shade. There is a variety of tape designs available.

You can choose a neutral cloth that will blend in with the frame on your windows, as well as the room décor. There is also decorative tape with different color options. This tape can also be stained in just about any color you choose. This does depend on the manufacturer, however. They also come in different widths and slat size.

Wood blinds are beautiful on windows, and they are a great way to make a change to the look and feel of your home.


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Creating a Quick Home Sale

One of the things that helped sell my home quickly, at least according to my real estate agent, was the time I spent fixing up the landscaping. I knew about the importance of eye appeal, but who would have thought that something as simple as a storage shed or a backyard veggie garden could make such a big difference in the sale price of a home, and the length of time it takes to sell said home? Well to prove that my landscaping techniques worked, I helped three friends sell their homes using some of my tips and tricks. It seems to have worked, because every one of them were able to fetch their asking price and sell before their goal deadlines. So, I figured I should help others out there who could use a little help in the home selling department… hopefully you'll find inspiration on the pages here.