One of the first rules of rental properties is adding fixtures and treatments that look good with little maintenance. Flooring should be tough and stain-resistant, or if it has to be carpet it should at least be easy to replace. Windows should look sharp without being finicky. And one of the easiest ways to keep windows looking neat and well-maintained is with high-quality faux wood blinds: they’re long-lasting, affordable, and pull together a home’s style to entice new tenants.
Why are faux wood blinds the best blinds for rental properties?
You can’t leave windows bare. Even if a home is entirely emptied of furniture because you don’t have the time or inclination to stage it, having installed window blinds and treatments is essential when showing the property to prospective tenants. Plastic blinds, while the cheapest option, are easily bent and broken, and they will require constant replacement; depending on the tenant, you might even have to replace them several times during one contract. But real wood blinds have a hefty price tag and can be bent or broken almost as easily, while faux wood is stronger and stays strong even through years of use.
Even more important than the initial cost of blinds is their lifespan and ease of maintenance. Not every tenant will take good care of your property, and even the most conscientious ones can’t be expected to regularly maintain and treat wood blinds they don’t own. Solve the problem before it starts by getting blinds that don’t need any special treatment: faux wood just needs to be dusted and occasionally wiped clean with water. Even better, when it comes time to restore the property before a new tenant, all you have to do to return the faux wood blinds to their clean, fresh appearance is clean them with an everyday cleaning agent or soap and water. You don’t have to worry about water damage, weakening wood due to UV rays, or any wood soaking up the smell of cigarette smoke.
Whether you’re just starting out as a landlord or you’ve invested in wood blinds before and know you need something different, faux wood blinds are the best choice for style, easy maintenance, and durability. Find the right blinds by browsing Longhorn Solar Screen here .