The Perfect Basement Apartment

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The Perfect Basement Apartment

When we got married, my husband and I moved into a lovely brick home. Because we were young and in debt, we would have benefited from being able to rent out a portion of our home to tenants. Unfortunately, our home didn’t include a basement apartment. If your basement is currently not being used, consider transforming it into a basement apartment. Before renting it out to tenants, you will need to make sure it meets certain specifications. For example, most local governments require basement apartments to contain a certain amount of windows. Usually, you will also have to ensure that your windows meet size requirements. On this blog, you will discover how to create the perfect basement apartment with the right windows.

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What To Consider As You Shop For New Blinds For Your Home

Blinds are perfect window coverings since you can raise them for a full view of the outside or use the wand to open them to let in natural light. This type of window covering comes in many styles and a variety of colors, although white, cream, and brown are popular choices. They're a good choice when you like to adjust the amount of light and privacy off and on during the day. Keep these points in mind when shopping for new blinds.

Consider The Cordless Variety

One drawback of this type of window covering is the cord that dangles by the side of the window. The cord can be unattractive, and in some cases, it can be dangerous. When the cord is knotted at the end, a pet or child could get tangled in it and get hurt. If you have pets or kids in your house, you may prefer buying the cordless type of blinds so you don't have to worry about the hazards associated with cords.

Buy Quality Construction

Blinds are made with both inexpensive and high-quality materials. The inexpensive versions are helpful when you need window coverings but you don't want to spend much money. They're often made of thin vinyl strips that can bend easily and break. If you have a cat or dog that likes to get behind the blinds to look out the window, it's probably just a matter of time until the strips get bent out of shape. You can avoid this problem by buying high-quality blinds made of wood or metal that can't be damaged so easily by pets and kids.

Choose For Light Filtering

These window coverings are rated according to how much light they let in. You can opt for light-filtering or blackout versions. If you want the room to be as dark as possible for sleeping during the day, then the blackout version is what you want to look for. If you want natural light to filter through even with the blinds closed, then you may not be happy with the blackout style. However, you can tilt the slats to allow in natural light any time you want it.

Be Precise With Measurements

If you're having the blinds installed by a professional, then you won't have to worry about the measurements. If you're doing the installation work yourself, precise measurements are crucial, or there may be gaps around the sides that let people see in from the outside, especially at night when the lights are on in your house. You want your windows to be completely covered, especially when privacy and room darkening are important.