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5 working days for New Zealand manufactured 5 DAY ROLLER, 5 DAY FAUX WOOD VENETIAN and 5 DAY HONEYCOMB blinds

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The Best Blinds for Rental Properties

Venetian blinds in a rental property

Whether you’re a landlord with a large portfolio of rental properties or a tenant looking to upgrade your space, searching for great blinds in NZ can feel daunting. There are many different blind types, from roller blinds to vertical blinds, and has unique qualities that make it suited to certain spaces.

When you’re renting or maintaining a rental property, the name of the game is balance. It’s essential to balance cost with quality and maintenance needs with appearance. In other words, it’s a balancing act, and we’d like to help.

You’re searching for the best blinds for a rental property, and we’ve got the inside scoop. Read on as we uncover why renter-friendly blinds matter and list some of the best blinds for rental apartments, units, and more.

What makes a blind great for rental properties?

Minimal Maintenance

For landlords, selecting the right blinds for their property makes all the difference regarding long-term maintenance. Make it as easy as possible for your tenants to keep the property pristine by selecting blinds that are:

  • easy to clean
  • require minimal ongoing maintenance
  • made from long-lasting, durable materials

Doing so will save on long-term stress and cost.

Easy Installation and Removal

Whether you’re a tenant or a landlord, selecting blinds that are easy to install and remove will minimise any potential damage to the property. Easy installation also saves a lot of money and stress for both landlord and tenant.

Makes a House into a Home

Transforming your property into a warm, friendly, liveable space is crucial. If you’re a landlord, this is likely to attract great tenants who want to look after the space. If you’re a tenant, setting up your space to feel cosy and homey allows you to settle into the property long-term. Either way, choosing renter-friendly blinds allows you to turn a house into a home without dealing with many renovation costs, time-consuming changes, or alterations that damage the property.

Types of Blinds that Work Best in Rentals

Choosing quality blinds is one of the most important things to remember when picking out the best blinds for your rental property. Buying low-quality or cheap blinds might solve the problem in the short term, but it can end up costing you more over time because they degrade faster. Blinds are constantly exposed to sun, condensation, and other things that cause wear and tear. The better the blinds you choose, the longer they’ll faithfully serve you.

With all that said, let’s explore some of the best blind types for apartments or rentals. Throughout the list, we’ve left handy links to models in our range so that you can easily find the best blinds for you.

Blackout Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are well-known for being one of the most versatile and stylish choices for any rental property. Whether you’re updating an apartment, a unit, or an office space, these blinds offer easy installation and a cost-effective way to create unparalleled privacy. They are particularly suitable for spaces where doors and ranch sliders are frequently opened.

Our blackout roller blinds work well in bedrooms, as they allow you to choose your level of light blocking. Whether you want a strong tint, subtle light filtering, or total blackout, these blinds will let you sleep easily.

Features of our Blackout Roller Blinds:

  • Dust resistant for easy cleaning.
  • Mould resistant for simple long-term maintenance.  

Sunscreen Roller Blinds

Sunscreen roller blinds are great for sun control and providing daytime privacy from neighbours. They offer up to 97% UV and heat reduction, making them ideal for keeping your rental property cool and comfortable throughout the year.

Features of our Sunscreen Roller Blinds:

  • Available in various fabric colours and can be combined with any blackout blind
  • The binds are fire-retardant, consisting of 30% polyester and 70% PVC coating for easy cleaning

Aluminium Venetian Blinds

Are you searching for something modern, attractive, and cost-effective? Look no further than aluminium Venetian blinds. These slatted blinds give you ultimate privacy and light control, which is ideal for rental properties in high-density areas. Our aluminium roller blinds are an ideal option for rental apartments, offering a sleek and easy-to-clean system that suits a variety of aesthetics.

Features of our Aluminium Venetian Blinds:

  • 25mm or 50mm slates for maximum customisation.
  • Easy installation.
  • A sleek, modern feel, ideal for new builds.
  • A range of colours to suit existing décor.

Vertical Blinds

Finally, vertical blinds are ideal for bright and airy rental properties, balancing privacy, aesthetics, and maintenance needs. They look very stylish and equally suit open living spaces or commercial offices. These blinds feature blades that hang down to the ground rather than stretch across the window, helping to highlight the height of a room and create additional space. Our vertical blinds also have chainless weights that avoid tangling kids and pets, making it a safe option for families.

Features of our Vertical Blinds:

  • Ideal for ranch sliders, high or sloping windows, and commercial spaces.
  • Minimal maintenance, as vertical blinds don’t allow dust to gather on them.
  • Variety of colours and materials to suit different rental properties.

Faux Wood Blinds

Faux Wood Venetian blinds provide the classic look of painted wood with the added durability of compressed polystyrene slats.

Features of our Faux Wood Blinds

  • Strong and stable, well suited to humid spaces like kitchens and bathrooms
  • Timeless aesthetics
  • Easy to clean and maintain

Which Blinds Should You Choose?

For the most versatile and practical solution, we recommend a combination of faux wood blinds for humid areas and roller or vertical blinds for the rest of your rental property. This blend will ensure durability, easy maintenance, and a cohesive look throughout the space.

Order the best blinds for a rental property and get them in five days

At NZ Blinds, we’re proud to be the premium provider for renter-friendly blinds in NZ. Whether you’re sourcing the best blinds for rental apartments you own or you’re a renter searching for the best solution for your new tenancy, we’re here to help. Browse our collection of high-quality, affordable blind options or check out our measuring guide to get you started.