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Blinds vs. Curtains (by WMH [NC]) Jan 14, 2022 9:27 AM
       Blinds vs. Curtains (by Roy [AL]) Jan 14, 2022 9:52 AM
       Blinds vs. Curtains (by WMH [NC]) Jan 14, 2022 10:19 AM
       Blinds vs. Curtains (by dino [CA]) Jan 14, 2022 11:17 AM
       Blinds vs. Curtains (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jan 14, 2022 11:26 AM
       Blinds vs. Curtains (by WMH [NC]) Jan 14, 2022 11:36 AM
       Blinds vs. Curtains (by Mark [MA]) Jan 14, 2022 1:08 PM
       Blinds vs. Curtains (by WMH [NC]) Jan 14, 2022 2:38 PM
       Blinds vs. Curtains (by Ted [TX]) Jan 14, 2022 4:29 PM
       Blinds vs. Curtains (by WMH [NC]) Jan 14, 2022 5:16 PM
       Blinds vs. Curtains (by DJ [VA]) Jan 14, 2022 5:47 PM
       Blinds vs. Curtains (by dino [CA]) Jan 14, 2022 5:52 PM
       Blinds vs. Curtains (by WMH [NC]) Jan 14, 2022 7:31 PM
       Blinds vs. Curtains (by Robin [WI]) Jan 14, 2022 9:06 PM
       Blinds vs. Curtains (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jan 14, 2022 9:10 PM
       Blinds vs. Curtains (by Bartman [ID]) Jan 14, 2022 9:22 PM
       Blinds vs. Curtains (by gevans [SC]) Jan 15, 2022 7:33 AM
       Blinds vs. Curtains (by Dee Ann [WI]) Jan 15, 2022 1:47 PM
       Blinds vs. Curtains (by dino [CA]) Jan 16, 2022 1:09 PM
       Blinds vs. Curtains (by Jim in O C [CA]) Jan 16, 2022 1:24 PM
       Blinds vs. Curtains (by zero [IN]) Jan 16, 2022 3:12 PM
       Blinds vs. Curtains (by Tarheel T [NC]) Jan 17, 2022 4:25 PM
       Blinds vs. Curtains (by WMH [NC]) Jan 17, 2022 4:56 PM

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Blinds vs. Curtains (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2022 9:27 AM
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We use to do all blinds and verticals for sliders. And change most of them after every move-out for one reason or another: broken, dusty, old-looking...we charged off to tenant if broken, but dusty and old-looking is on us.

We switched to curtains on the sliders, at least. I can get room-darkening light or dark grey with grommets, 84H x 100W, for $25 or so. Goes with the paint, doesn't show dirt. Since we don't allow smoking anymore smell isn't an issue either. Febreeze is my friend.

They last way longer than blinds. I've had a few curtains up now for YEARS without issue.

We switched to them for energy reasons in some of the spaces but now that blinds are so expensive, I think we will be replacing them with curtains at move time from now on. A bit more expensive at first, but much longer lasting.

The curtain rods will be installed by us, and if Tenant wants to use their own curtains, they won't be messing about with that install.

FWIW. --50.82.xxx.xxx




Blinds vs. Curtains (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2022 9:52 AM
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Back in 2006, when I was a new LL and was naive, I had custom made curtains sewn for my first rental house. Huge mistake. My first tenant took them down and hung bed sheets instead. I have been using cheap blinds ever since. --71.207.xxx.x




Blinds vs. Curtains (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2022 10:19 AM
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We always used the cheap blinds too, Roy, but they are not so cheap anymore...and they simply don't last compared to these:

amazon.com/gp/product/B015KMICNE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

NICETOWN Patio Sliding Door Curtain - Wide Blackout Curtains, Keep Warm Draperies, Grey Sliding Glass Door Drapes (Gray, 100 inches W x 84 inches L)

You'll notice they have all sizes. --50.82.xxx.xxx




Blinds vs. Curtains (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2022 11:17 AM
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Do you use the type of curtain that uses a cord to open and close or just the type that you pull the curtain one way or the other without a cord to open and close?? If no cord used, is that because it wears out and breaks or because it is more convenient without cord??

Also how often would they become too dusty and require curtains to be cleaned??

--76.171.xxx.xxx




Blinds vs. Curtains (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2022 11:26 AM
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Curtains with the black outs are more energy efficient where if dirty a front load washing can easily be cleaned. In the house using the Ikea curtains. --99.236.xxx.xxx




Blinds vs. Curtains (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2022 11:36 AM
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These curtains have grommets, so they slide easily on a round rod. No curtain hooks, no cords. --50.82.xxx.xxx




Blinds vs. Curtains (by Mark [MA]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2022 1:08 PM
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Is there Anywhere that you can still buy blinds that have cords? (for my own house, no children) and very long/high windows that you would have to get on a step stool/ladder to operate the non-corded blinds --66.30.xx.xxx




Blinds vs. Curtains (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2022 2:38 PM
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Mark, another reason for getting rid of the blinds! These new cordless blinds are a PITA for short people and honestly they are too easy to damage when opening/closing. --50.82.xxx.xxx




Blinds vs. Curtains (by Ted [TX]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2022 4:29 PM
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WMH, the curtain you posted on Amazon looks intriguing and promising. What have you found to be your best source of rods? When I've looked at curtains before, the cost of the rods has changed my mind. --184.190.xxx.xxx




Blinds vs. Curtains (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2022 5:16 PM
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Surprisingly, Home Depot. Or Ikea if you can go pick them up.

Here's the Home Depot rod we have used:

homedepot.com/p/Home-Decorators-Collection-36-in-72-in-Mix-and-Match-Telescoping-1-in-Single-Curtain-Rod-in-Gunmetal-U-GM72FOHJ07/206981060

The larger one is $26. --50.82.xxx.xxx




Blinds vs. Curtains (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2022 5:47 PM
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I agree with mini-blinds not being a good value any more.

I'm seriously considering starting to install roller shades, at least in bedrooms, for instant privacy. So they don't need to nail up a towel the first night that stays in place too long. And also curtain rods on all windows that the the tenant can use with their choice of curtains.

Opinions on roller shades? At least they are less expensive than blinds. --68.229.xxx.xxx




Blinds vs. Curtains (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2022 5:52 PM
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For curtains with grommets, is there a standard diameter grommet that fits most rods or is there a standard diameter rod that will fit in most curtain grommets??

--76.171.xxx.xxx




Blinds vs. Curtains (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2022 7:31 PM
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1" I think. --50.82.xxx.xxx




Blinds vs. Curtains (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2022 9:06 PM
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I've used electrical conduit for temporary curtain rods, and have been surprised to find them still in place several years later. --104.230.xxx.xx




Blinds vs. Curtains (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2022 9:10 PM
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For my nicer flip places, I do like to use curtains. It is a fast way to add an accent color with out picking up a paint brush --24.101.xxx.xxx




Blinds vs. Curtains (by Bartman [ID]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2022 9:22 PM
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The Amazon curtains look great so I ordered 5. I switched to curtains years ago. When I have a turn over I put up the curtains. I use the 64" long one for the smaller windows. Animals and little kids usually can't reach them.

I have found 2 benefits to curtains. They are easier to clean. If the curtains get ruined (stains or ?) the rods rarely get ruined.

I buy the rods at Walmart. I get the heavier ones so the are less likely to get damaged.

It has worked out good for me. --174.126.xxx.xx




Blinds vs. Curtains (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Jan 15, 2022 7:33 AM
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We have lots of military who work weird shifts. They greatly prefer the blackout curtains. And they seem to last forever.

We use the ones with the large grommets, they will fit on pretty much any rod. --216.218.xxx.xxx




Blinds vs. Curtains (by Dee Ann [WI]) Posted on: Jan 15, 2022 1:47 PM
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Bought our last rods at KOHLS of all places.Checking out Home Depot for the ones recommended here. --75.11.xx.xx




Blinds vs. Curtains (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2022 1:09 PM
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I have thinking about the alternatives to mini-blinds for a long time. I have never used curtains, don't know much about them. So if I go to curtains, do you folks recommend a nicer looking fabric or some easier to clean material which is less attractive??

--76.171.xxx.xxx




Blinds vs. Curtains (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2022 1:24 PM
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I have all good quality blinds. Cost to clean is $12 and after 3 years I absorb that. Curtains and kids and pets donít last.

Most of my blinds are 10 years old. --99.23.xxx.x




Blinds vs. Curtains (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2022 3:12 PM
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I used to put blinds up. First place had odd sized windows. Got mini blinds, had them custom cut, installed them and the first tenant pulled them off and stuffed them in a closet.

I don't do window coverings at all. seems as soon as I do they want blinds instead of curtains, vice versa or don't like the color or looks of whatever I put up. I let them do their own thing. Most times they leave them for the next tenant which I call a bonus.

Interesting that so many people on here supply window coverings. --107.147.xx.xxx




Blinds vs. Curtains (by Tarheel T [NC]) Posted on: Jan 17, 2022 4:25 PM
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Im going to look into those curtains. Lowes and HD are both out of commin size blinds in store and online --68.119.xxx.xxx




Blinds vs. Curtains (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 17, 2022 4:56 PM
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I washed my 5 year old curtains from the apartment yesterday. I didn't use detergent as they were not DIRTY just dusty. They came out GREAT, hung to dry so no shrinkage. --50.82.xxx.xxx



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