No one knows if the first Venetian blinds were ever sold at a discount, coming as they did from Japan, centuries ago, but they and vertical blinds can be bought at greatly reduced prices today.
At any rate, vertical window blinds are quite different from the tradition style. Like other blinds, they come in wood, PVC, and metal, and the average homeowner will have no problem finding ones that look great in any room of their home. There are wonderful varieties of styles and colors that ensure the perfect covering for any window can be found. The real critical difference is in the slats. With standard blinds, they are horizontal and cut to fit the width of the window. But, they have a limitation. In general, they have a definite limited height. As a result, if a home has exceptional tall windows, perhaps the floor to ceiling variety, regular blinds are not really an option.
One problem with some models of these blinds is the price. Fortunately, in this modern, high-tech world of ours, there are discount stores and online businesses that allow people to buy things from the far corners of the world. In the average community there are Wal-Marts, K-Marts, Sears stores to name just a few. In addition, there are the specialty stores to carry all types of blinds at low-low prices. Often time’s places like Sam’s Club and Costco, and even the odd clothing store like Ross will sell them.
And, of course, what sort of a world would it be if cheap household products, including vertical blinds, could not be purchased online? The list of websites is virtually endless: IslandBlinds.com, SelectBlinds.com, BlindsChalet.com, and rapidblinds.com are only a few of the many places that can be found from a Google search. Many of these sites offer virtual rooms that allow you to see how the blinds will look, different patterns, color schemes and styles. After running through the selection process, it is a simple matter to “Check Out”, pay with a credit card (or some other means) and provide a delivery address. So, it is easy to see that there are many options out there for obtaining low-cost blinds.