Noise Reduction Shades
Homeowners should choose window coverings for light, privacy and other issues
Nov 14 2011
There's a feature that homeowners should factor into their decision-making when they are choosing a window treatment for their rooms - location.
Bright lighting, easy to use fixtures are among senior-friendly home improvements
Nov 7 2011
There are a number of home improvements that can be easily made to ensure that elderly home dwellers are safe in their own homes.
Extra living space may lie in an attic renovation
Sep 21 2011
Those who dream of adding a cozy space for relaxation and hobbies in their home should look upward because an unfinished attic may be just the place to make those dreams come true.
Textured look featured in crinkle fabric shades for noise reduction
Sep 7 2011
Noise reduction shades are an excellent investment for light sleepers who are easily disturbed and can't get a good night's sleep. Traffic noise, nearby trains passing or neighborhood sounds all are absorbed by custom-made shades from Blinds Chalet.
Choice of window treatments may depend on how an area is 're-purposed'
Jun 29 2011
Homeowners are increasingly trying to "re-purpose" spaces within their homes to accommodate growing families.
Location of a window should be considered when choosing right treatment
Jun 9 2011
Location, location, location may be the mantra of realtors, but it also should influence what type of window treatments that homeowners choose in their room designs.
Choice of window covering can promote undisturbed sleep for better health
May 3 2011
Researchers at the University College London Medical School have determined that middle-aged adults who sleep six to eight hours each night will have better brain function, as well as better physical health.
Noise reduction shades and short naps are sleep aids for better health
Mar 23 2011
Researchers at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania found that a short, daytime nap can help lower blood pressure and improve heart health in people who are over-stressed.
Study: Too little sleep may lead to heart problems or stroke
Feb 11 2011
Getting too little sleep may increase a person's risk of heart attack or stroke, according to a British study that was based on data from eight countries, including the U.S.
Window treatment choices can address light, location and design issues
Feb 7 2011
The direction that windows face and the proximity of streets to them are two of the factors homeowners should consider when choosing custom drapery or other window treatments.
Noise reduction shades can help soundproof a home
Jan 7 2011
Children pets and guests can all contribute to a general feeling of chaos in an otherwise quiet home, especially if it isn't designed to be quiet. Some abodes will echo with the sound at an unpleasant volume that may end in headaches.
Emphasize the subtleties of comfort with noise reduction shades
Dec 14 2010
When it comes to making homes comfortable, many are at a loss as to where to begin. This elusive element isn't necessarily brought into a room by furniture alone and one has to think about the intimate details of each piece and how the family travels throughout a household.
Noise reduction shades ensures sound sleep for young sleepover guests
Dec 3 2010
Holiday vacations are a good time to schedule a sleepover for a child and her pals, and the extra bedding needed for a young overnight guest can come in a number of alternatives.
Noise reduction shades create conditions for restful night's sleep
Nov 17 2010
A new study by Italian researchers has found that people who experience sleep deprivation because of a sleep disorder may also suffer brain damage that leads to attention and memory problems.
Noise reduction shades can help with complexion
Nov 11 2010
Getting the right amount of sleep every night can do wonders for concentration and mood, but it can also be a natural beauty agent, rejuvenating the skin's tone and complexion during the night, according to MSN.com.
Noise reduction shades can help children get healthy night's sleep
Nov 4 2010
Sleep problems are usually associated with adults, but a Loyola University pediatrician says that about 70 percent of children under age 10 experience restless sleep that can cause them stress, headaches and difficulty concentrating in school.
Noise reduction shades may improve mental health in teens
Oct 22 2010
The number of hours that teenagers sleep, and when they sleep, could influence their risk of developing depression or more serious mental disorders.
Noise reduction shades are an aid for sound sleep
Oct 18 2010
Home testing devices for a sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are expected to become more widely available with physician reimbursements for the devices starting after the first of the new year.
Noise reduction shades can be ideal for distracting college atmosphere
Oct 12 2010
Settling into a new dorm room can be tricky for any college student, but learning to convert one
Noise reduction shades may be good for the heart
Oct 6 2010
A new study has found that a noisy environment at work may actually lead to heart problems and high blood pressure, according to The Washington Post.
Noise reduction shades can help with new college neighbors
Aug 26 2010
While living in a college town can offer residents a chance to attend plays, concerts and other events that would otherwise be inaccessible, the location can also have its downside during the fall and winter months, according to The Coloradoan.
Noise reduction shades provide prime study environment
Aug 19 2010
With college starting up in the next two weeks, incoming students will be looking for any ways to boost their grades. The New York Post reports that having an ideal dorm room can be one way to help collegians achieve that elusive 4.0.
Homes near highways or airport can benefit from shades
Aug 5 2010
This past Monday, Senator Chris Dodd announced that $412,742 would be given to the Tweed-New Haven Airport Authority so that the group can conduct a study related to the noise pollution in the surrounding areas, ConnecticutPlus.com reports.
Cape Cod couple could benefit from cellular shades
Aug 2 2010
A couple's once-idyllic life on Cape Cod has been disrupted by the recent arrival of a 400-foot-tall wind turbine less than 1,500 feet from their house. The Cape Cod Times reports that Neil and Elizabeth Anderson have had a hard time coping with the noise eminating from the nearby nusiance.
Cellular shades could lessen noise problems
Jul 30 2010
Residents in Ferndale, California, have had enough of the noise from the town's downtown clubs, as residents have began a petition drive to limit the sound levels. The Daily Tribune reports that the petition is aiming to lower allowable decibel levels, ban outdoor speakers and measure sounds for violations.
Cellular shades can lessen effects of noise pollution
Jul 23 2010
When residents in Buchanan, Saskatchewan, were told that construction on a nearby highway would begin in the spring, they were also told that a noise wall would be built to lessen the impact of the cacophonous commotion carrying on. However, according to the Winnipeg Free Press, that wall has yet to be finished.
Relaxation tips for busy parents
Jul 16 2010
A day can be extra long if caring for children takes up most of it. While entertaining young ones can be rewarding, it can also be exhausting, especially when school is out for the summer and children demand more attention from parents.
Reduce a main cause of migraines with honeycomb cellular shades
Jul 13 2010
Migraines can be a very painful affliction for someone to suffer from. These severe headaches can significantly disrupt a day and leave a person in a large amount of pain. The Abilene Reflector-Chronicle reports that recent studies have shown that 12 percent of Americans are affected.
Create a reading room with cellular shades
Jul 12 2010
For many people there are few things better than reading a book. Being able to sit down with one's favorite author on a beautiful summer day can be the perfect way to relax.
New technology reads brain waves while you sleep
Jul 1 2010
At a recently televised TED MED conference, Dr Philip Low presented a new technology that allows people access to their own brainwaves and record the results onto a handheld electronic device. The hope is that this can eventually be used to find abnormalities before the onset of serious conditions.
Insulating shades can dull noisy footsteps and doors
Jun 29 2010
Peter Hotton, the Boston Globe's staff handyman, recently discussed the trouble of living in a divided or crowded home. If you are on the bottom floor of a home and the upstairs resident is stepping on the floor too loudly, he recommends that you gently tell the resident and suggest advise a carpet with thick pads to dampen the sounds.
Drowning out cell phone conversations with noise reduction shades
Jun 29 2010
A recent Ball State University survey found that 99.8% of all college students own cell phones, reports the Daily Nebraskan. The study took five years and found out that students use cell phones much more than computers.
Noise reduction shades may help in noisy concert areas
Jun 25 2010
The Coney Island concert series has been a community event for 32 years and now locals want to end the shows due to excessive noises. The Matzav reports that those affected have filed a lawsuit because they say that the concerts are already in violation of a law that prohibits "amplified sound within 500 feet of religious institutions."
Reduce noise, stress with cellular shades
Jun 16 2010
According to the Washington Post, 54 percent of American's report being concerned about the level of stress in their lives. While there are a number of supposed remedies for stress, the Huffington Post reports that one of the best ways to combat it is simply relaxing and getting more sleep.
Cellular shades may help block out noisy traffic
Jun 15 2010
Construction on I-94 in Michigan is not only proving to be a nuisance to motorists, but to those who live near by as well. According to MLive.com, noise from construction and vehicles forced to drive over rumble strips has caused residents, like Mike Maillard, significant agitation.
The right shades may help aid insomnia
Jun 7 2010
Approximately one third of people worldwide suffer from some form of insomnia, according to Cannotsleep.net. Those who have trouble falling or staying asleep may want to consider installing new window treatments.