We frequently get phone calls or customers coming to our stores saying that they bought “Levolor” blinds from us years ago and want to get new ones. When we dig in and find out what they have, we find that they have some type of blind – it could be a 1 inch aluminum or even a 2 inch blind of some type.
The Levolor company back in the 80’s and 90’s just did a masterful job branding their product. The consumer actually might not even have the Levolor brand in their home..but, Levolor did such a terrific job branding their products and name that even today, customers still say..”I have a Levolor blinds”.
Yes, Levlor as a company is still around and yes, they sell all kinds of blinds. In the 80’s and 90’s, the aluminum mini blind was being sold to customers by the truckload. Today, we still sell the mini blind, but it is not as popular as a wood or faux wood blind.
Wood and faux wood blinds just simply are more appealing to the eye. They don’t rattle and clank when the window is open like a mini blind, etc. Wood and faux wood come in a variety of colors, but we do tend to find the 80-20 rule alive and well in our business. 80% of the volume comes from 20% of the colors and these colors are in the white and off white area.
If you are looking for privacy to cover your windows in the most economical way, then the faux wood blind is one of the best values out there. A faux wood blind is simply a knock off of a wood blind. It can be 100% vinyl or it can be a wood and vinyl combination. The faux wood looks just like the wood blind too. They can come with cords or even have a cordless option for child safety.
Many of our customers want to buy these faux wood blinds so they can then add a beautifully made Sunshine Drapery valance over the window to add elegance and style to their home. They realize the value of the faux wood and find that their budget allows them the opportunity to add a valance or drapery panel too.
So, if you are looking to dish away those “Levolor” blinds or your parents told you to order Levelor blinds, you now know a little more about what you truly might be looking for!!