Looking for blinds recommendations


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Old 01-30-23, 06:17 PM
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Looking for blinds recommendations

We have a large 93” wide x 53” high blind that we want to replace. We’re looking at 1” blinds that lift and tilt. Everything that we are reading about Bali and Levolor is that their quality went south and the brackets don’t hold up. I figure with one my size, if there’s a problem, I’m going to see it.

Does anyone have any suggestions on manufacturer, wood, faux, or metal blinds?
 
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Old 01-30-23, 06:49 PM
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Some of the designers I work with have me install Hunter Douglas Duette shades. They seems decent. I did have one a while back that had a motor problem right out of the package. They replaced it no questions asked.
 
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Old 01-31-23, 05:44 AM
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Hunter Douglas is the best, but also the most expensive. Graber blinds are good too and cheaper. However, you need to buy both thru a designer, you can't buy directly. I've also bought blinds thru Smith & Noble. Bali and Levolor are probably the cheapest tho. As for brackets, for something heavy, you need to use molly bolts or togglers. The brackets aren't the problem.
I'd go with real wood over faux. The faux is much heavier and a blind that wide would be really heavy. Don't have experience with metal, but suppose it depends on the look you want. I personally prefer wood, but it really comes down to preference.
 
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