Want to spice up your blinds or shades? Below is the upgrades available and their functions:

Blinds with 5 inch valance

Blinds w/ this Upgrade:
 Faux Wood Blinds
 Wood Blinds
  

"Cornice Style" Valance

Most manufacturers provide a valance that fits within the inside of the window frame and have visible valance clips. Our "cornice style" valance is a free upgrade that allows the valance to sit outside the window frame and extend past the edge of the window, mounted with hidden valance clips. The edges of the valance are then mitered with small returns or sides that gives each valance that perfect cornice look.

Advantages
  • More elegant look to each window blind.
Disadvantages
  • Not recommended for windows with trim, however, each blind can also be ordered with a standard valance that does not have the cornice style.
 
Blinds with Decorative Tapes

Blinds w/ this Upgrade:
 Wood Blinds
 Faux Wood Blinds
 Aluminum Blinds
  

Decorative Tapes

Not only are they appealing, but decorative tape blinds block additional light from leaking in through the route holes on the horizontal blind slats. Fabric tapes come in various colors and sizes.

Advantages
  • Additional Light Blockage.
  • Appeal.
Disadvantages
  • Harder to clean.
 
Routless Blinds

Blinds w/ this Upgrade:
 Wood Blinds
 Faux Wood Blinds

Routless Ladders

No holes privacy blinds do not have route holes in the center of each blind slat, therefore additional light blockage is achieved. Because there is not a routed hole in the horizontal slats, the lift cord runs on the outside of the slats. A small notch is made on the edge of the slat to keep them in place.

Advantages
  • Additional Light Blockage.
  • Easier to clean(each slat can be removed).
Disadvantages
  • Because each slat can be removed, not recommended for homes with small children or pets.
  • Not recommended on door mount blinds.
 
Privacy Liner Shades

Shades w/ this Upgrade:
 Bamboo Shades

Edge Binding

Edge binding is a fabric cloth tape that is wrapped around the edge of the woven wood shades. There is a dual purpose to adding edge binding to bamboo shades.
  1. Prevent the small cords that run though from fraying and unraveling the shade.
  2. Add an attractive accent to the shade.

Advantages
  • Prevent fraying.
  • Appeal.
Disadvantages
  • Cost.
 
shades with a cassette headrail

Shades w/ this Upgrade:
 Roller Shades
 Solar Screen Shades
  

Cassette Headrail

The cassette headrail is designed to hide the brackets and fabric roll at the top of the roller shades. Each cassette headrail has a matching fabric insert that provides a finished look to each roller shade.

Advantages
  • Tighter gaps and hidden brackets.
  • Integrated reverse roll stop.
Disadvantages
  • Cost.
 
Blinds with 5 inch valance

Blinds w/ this Upgrade:
 Wood Blinds
  

5" Valance

Standard valance sizes on horizontal blinds is 3 inches. Adding a 5 inch decorative valance dresses up your window blinds.

Advantages
  • Appeal.
Disadvantages
  • Cost.