When we moved into this house, there was no blind on the window in our kitchen. The rest of the house has basic plastic blinds – which are fine with us – but the kitchen window was bare. It only looks out onto our side yard, and beyond that is our neighbor’s garage, so there isn’t really anybody looking in our kitchen window. Still, it’s nice to be able to close the blinds at night, so we had planned to get something for that window.
A couple weeks after we moved in, a neighbor mentioned that she and her husband were remodeling their whole house, and were replacing all of their blinds with plantation shutters. She asked if we needed any, and we told her about our kitchen window. She offered us the entire stack of blinds, most of which we’ve since given to my parents for a house they are remodeling. But one of the blinds was a perfect fit for our kitchen window. It even matches the paint on the walls. And it was free.