Eight Secrets Every Homeowner Must Know Before Buying Blinds Online
Jul 19 2012

1. Quality – order samples from retailers to compare material quality and color of the products you are considering. Blinds Chalet’s products have been tried and tested. Their faux wood blinds are tested with a 500-hour UV rating which is the highest number of hours in the industry. Your blinds will not fade or warp.


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Magnetic Mini Blinds … Not As Handy As I Thought!
May 26 2011

Magnetic mini blinds was my easy answer last year … until I learned an expensive lesson.


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What To Know About Top Selling Blinds
Nov 13 2010

Many people are looking for new blinds for a variety of reasons. Either they want to fix up the look of their home for personal pleasure, are redecorating an office or home, or are trying to sell their property. No matter which reason you have for looking at top selling blinds, it helps to know about little bit about them so you get the blinds that are best suited to your exact needs.


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Window Blinds and Shades Block Heat In Desert Homes
Aug 29 2010

In the desert there are two temperatures: hot and hotter. For those looking to beat the sun’s heat, window treatments are a perfect way to reduce in-home temperatures and help reduce or eliminate the need for air conditioning. While the rest of the country is cooling off, you can too with window blinds and shades that have insulating qualities and block against UV rays. We picked a few of our favorite options for desert decorating.


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Blinds Chalet Announces Top Three Window Shades and Blinds for Desert Living
Aug 4 2010

With one of the hottest summers in years sweeping the nation, people are looking for ways to stay cool in the summer heat. Window treatments are an easy, inexpensive way to help cut air-conditioning costs and to get a little relief from the sun. Blinds Chalet has compiled their list of the top three blinds for desert living and is also offering 30% off purchases as well as free shipping in order to help people remain comfortable for the remainder of the summer. Some products offer two-day shipping so relief from the heat can start immediately.


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Blinds Chalet Talks Budget Blinds
Jul 31 2010

With the recession, people are looking for discounts in all aspects of their lives. From window treatments, to vacations, to clothing purchases, finding savings has become a priority for many shoppers today. Blinds Chalet understands customer's concerns about finding quality products for less, which is why Blinds Chalet is currently offering 30% off any order.


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How Window Shades and Blinds Might Diminish Migraines
Jul 9 2010

Window shades and blinds might diminish the frequency of migraines. According to Missouri State University’s Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences, “REM (rapid eye movement) sleep deprivation caused increased expression of the proteins which are known to play an important role in initiating and sustaining chronic pain,” reports The National Sleep Foundation.


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The Debate Between Real Wood and Faux Wood Blinds
Jun 21 2010

Traditional wood blinds are some of the most popular blinds for homeowners and office buildings. The natural look brings elegance and class to rooms and the variety of stains complement other wood furniture. However, today’s faux wood blinds are made with durable materials that give them the long-lasting endurance of wood without the high prices.


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Horizontal Wood Blinds: Function And Aesthetics
Jun 17 2010

There isn't a more classic window covering than horizontal wood blinds. They provide adequate light blocking capabilities. They provide ease of installation and function. They provide privacy as needed. And they look fabulous. They add a classic elegance to a home that can't be completed with any other affordable permanent furnishing or accessory.


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5 Design Considerations: Making Window Treatment Purchases
Jun 15 2010

Homeowners considering a window treatment or blinds purchase can be easily confused by the plethora of options, specials, promotions, and features on the market. Making the right window treatment or blinds purchase depends upon several variables and if buyers aren't careful they'll inadvertently allow one or two to go unnoticed or to be simply ignored. Due to the fact that the right blinds, window treatments or shades can have lasting benefits for homeowners there is ample cause to make the decision cautiously and carefully.


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Blinds Chalet - Featured Blind
May 30 2010

Blinds Chalet's June featured blind is the EnergyTrack 3/8" Translucent Double Cell Shade.


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Custom Window Treatments are Best Bought From Independent Retailers
May 26 2010

There are lots of benefits of buying from mega retailers. You can buy almost anything there and they usually offer cheaper prices than you find other places, but the quality is often lacking. When you’re looking for blinds or window treatments, doesn’t it make more sense to buy ones that aren’t going to fall apart in the first year? Constantly replacing blinds will end up costing you more than buying quality blinds in the first place. Custom window treatments are made to order and with independent retailers moving online, the process is fast, simple and convenient. When you decide it’s time for window treatments for your home, think about the following:


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Blinds Chalet Announces Top Five Reasons to Buy From Custom Blinds Manufacturers
May 23 2010

Mega stores move into town. They offer lower prices and wider selections than mom and pop stores and suddenly the mom and pop stores close down, taking money out of the local economy and sending it to multi-billion dollar corporations. Now Blinds Chalet fights back and defends why consumers should re-think going to mega-stores and return to custom window blinds stores.


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Everyone Can Afford These Discount Mini-Blinds
May 20 2010

People are losing their jobs and homes every day across the US. When the 2007 Census was taken by the US Census Bureau, 37 million people were recorded as existing in poverty. From the turn of the century until 2007, 6 million more Americans were added to the list of those living below acceptable levels. Even though the United States is considered one of the wealthiest nations on earth, there are so many people here that are struggling to simply stay alive.


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Why Are They Called Venetian Blinds?
May 17 2010

What are venetian blinds and where did they get their name? Venetian blinds has actually become a generic term to refer to virtually any window blinds. Venetian blinds are window blinds with horizontal slats held up by cords that raise, lower and tilt the blinds.


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Black Mini Blinds Create Style
May 13 2010

Using black in a room is a bold move. It attracts attention, creates contrast and if not used properly, can make a room look smaller. But if used correctly, black can bring an element of style and elegance to a room, tying in window treatments to the overall design of the room. Black mini-blinds in particular can add a gloss or a glitter to a room, becoming a focal point while at the same time creating privacy and a feeling of security. Using black mini-blinds has the following benefits:


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Bamboo Panel Track Blinds are Gentle on the Earth
May 10 2010

Move over vinyl vertical blinds, the new bamboo panel track blinds are here. This updated twist on vertical blinds brings class to any room. Bamboo is a sustainable resource, meaning that bamboo can replenish itself before it gets over-harvested. Bamboo is famous for its regenerating abilities. It grows like a weed and survives off rain instead of millions of gallons of water, like cotton. Bamboo window treatments are woven from various strains of the wood in different shades and textures. The woven pattern filters sun, creating a glow in the room when they are closed. Bamboo panels can be paired with blackout shades for complete privacy. Most companies that sell bamboo blinds also sell a matching valance, however some include the valance for free.


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Insulated Window Shades Bring You Savings
May 7 2010

There are a lot of window treatments on the market that will claim to help insulate windows, but very few come with certifications and qualify for a federal tax credit. ComforTrack Honeycomb Shades do. The reason they do is they have a unique double honeycomb system that is among the most efficient on the market for keeping the elements out and saving on energy bills.


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Wooden Window Blinds With an Added Bonus
May 3 2010

Free is good. Companies and corporations know that, which is why a lot of marketing includes the word free. However, one place you don’t always hear free is when it comes to window treatments. People looking to buy window treatments generally don’t end up buying a car. They aren’t impulse shopping, instead they are looking for something specific. So when you see free paired up with what you already wanted to buy, it makes the deal sweeter.


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Window Blinds - A Worthy Expense
Apr 28 2010

Window blinds can be an inexpensive home purchase. However some see them as an expense that they would like to avoid at all costs. Don't miss the entire point of purchasing good, quality window blinds! They're not just a design expense. They're more like a good investment home improvement.


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Proper Installation of Window Blinds Depends Upon Proper Measurement
Apr 27 2010

Properly installing window blinds is impossible if the process didn't begin with proper window measurement. Sadly, many novice shoppers fail to recognize the importance of measurements until it's too late.


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JC Penney Blinds Can Be A Window Blind Option However....
Apr 23 2010

JC Penney blinds are often on the list of stores to shop when people are looking for affordable window blinds. The company has been around for quite a long time which gives them an advantage and consumers trust the name. They expect high quality window blinds at a "steal" of a price however that isn't always the result. The "brand" you recognize isn't always the best option.


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JC Penny Blinds: Are They Really Easier than Blinds Chalet?
Mar 14 2010

Do you wonder if it would just be easier to buy JC Penny blinds? After all, it seems easier. They are a store that you know and trust. What you may not know is choosing Blind Chalet can give you comparable blinds at a fraction of the cost.


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Roman Shades: 3 Safe Options for Your Home
Jan 13 2010

Do you like the look of Roman shades but are concerned over recent safety recalls? It is possible to install Roman shades anywhere in your house, including the nursery, without fear of injury to your child. You have three safe options for your home and nursery.


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Wood Blinds: Tips for Ordering Door Blinds
Jan 12 2010

Add privacy and elegance to your French door with wood blinds. With just a few simple measurements you can increase privacy without sacrificing style. You will need to know a few things to get the proper fit.


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Distressed 2 Inch Wood Blinds
Jan 7 2010

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Blinds Chalet has just added a new rustic look wood blind. Our Distressed 2" Wood Blinds are designed with an antique flavor. Each basswood slat as well as the head rail and bottom rail are distressed to look old and rustic. Whether you need blinds for your cabin, office, or home, our distressed wood blinds are sure to add that antiqued rustic feel to your decor.


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Comfortrack Plus Cellular Shades
Jan 6 2010

Comfortrack Plus Cellular Shades
During these cold winter months you may be thinking how can I save on energy bills. Windows account for 50% of the heat loss in a home. Insulating your windows can drastically decrease the energy lost through your windows. With the unique sidetrack system, our EnergyTrack cellular shades (identical to ComforTrack cellular shades) add an additional barrier to the cold similar to zipping up a winter coat.


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Single vs. Double Cell Cellular Shades
Jan 4 2010

What is a single cell honeycomb shade and what is a double cell honeycomb shade? Cell shades are designed to insulate from the heat, cold and noise. The fabric is designed in a "cell" or "honeycomb" pattern as visible from the side of the window shades. From the side of  front of the shades they appear as a pleated shade with an accordion style look to them. The cells of the window shade trap air and provide insulation.


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Can Window Blinds be Eco-Friendly?
Dec 22 2009

More and more people are becoming environmentally conscious. What people may not know is that window blinds can be eco-friendly as well. The key is in the manufacturing. What once used to be a standard is now being rethought to make blinds better for the environment.


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Guide to Choosing Kitchen Shades
Dec 20 2009

When redecorating the kitchen, you need to consider the types of window blinds and shades that will best fit the room. The kitchen is a high traffic area where the shades are libel to get wet and have the occasional food mess. Therefore, when selecting a window treatment, you need to choose one that can handle the harsh environment.


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Installing Window Blinds
Dec 20 2009

Did you know how easy it is to install your own blinds? If you can use a screwdriver and own a measuring tape, then you can install your own window blinds.


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Blinds, Shutters, or Curtains - Which is Better?
Dec 19 2009

It is time to redecorate and now you have to decide if you want window blinds, curtains or shutters for your home? Consider a few thoughts before you buy...


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Tips for Buying Discount Window Blinds
Dec 15 2009

Everyone is looking for discounts, especially when it comes to window blinds. Luckily, finding discount window blinds is simple if you know what to look for. Follow these few tips and you might walk away with some quality blinds at discount prices.


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Window Treatments - Shutters, Shades, Blinds, Drapery Hardware
Dec 14 2009

When it comes to window treatments, you have many options at Blinds Chalet...


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Which Window Treatments Are Right for You
Dec 12 2009

With so many window treatments to choose from, you can often become overwhelmed and it can be difficult to decide which ones are best for you. Here are a few descriptions of the types of window treatments available and which ones are right for you.


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Vertical Blinds vs. Horizontal Blinds
Dec 11 2009

Choosing between vertical blinds and horizontal blinds can often be a challenge. In fact, both blinds work very well in the home. It comes down to what your specific needs are and what you want in your house. Personally, I have both types of blinds in my house and this is what I have found:


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Guide to Buying Window Blinds
Dec 10 2009

With so many window blinds available to choose from, you get to choose not only based on the cost-effectiveness of blinds but also how you want the blinds to look. You can choose different fabrics, designs, and features such as top down and bottom up openings.


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Guide to Choosing Window Treatments
Dec 8 2009

Nothing brightens up a home like new window treatments. The only problem is there are too many window treatment options to choose from. There are just tons of blinds out there. How can anyone ever decide between real wood and faux, between white and off white? Then you throw environmental blinds in the mix and you have a completely new slew of choices.


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Window Blinds Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Dec 7 2009

After you buy window blinds, you will eventually need to clean them. It is true they are very simple to clean. Still here are some tips to keep your window blinds looking their best all year round.


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Nursery Window Blinds - Cordless Window Blinds
Dec 5 2009

Expecting a baby in your family? Turning a room into a baby's room? While many people think about cutesy animal prints for babies room, also think about a safe, functional living space especially when it comes to the window blinds.


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Important Window Blinds Recall
Dec 4 2009

In October 2009 one of the largest window blind recalls was made. Blind's Chalet and other large window blinds companies in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission made the announcement. It was one of the blind industries' largest recalls to date.


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Blinds
Dec 1 2009

When it comes to blinds, I look for convenience. I want to make sure my blinds do more than just block out the sun.


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