Custom-made aluminum miniblinds offer a sleek, elegant look. These aluminum window blinds are made from either 6 or 8 gauge aluminum. Eight gauge aluminum is useful where durability and performance matter, such as in kids' rooms. Mini blinds have crash-proof cord locks, a baked-on enamel finish, and are an excellent choice for better light control and privacy. The no-holes option, available on some, provide even better light blockage and insulation. Some have built-in contoured headrails, which are so sleek that they eliminate the need for a valance.