Blog Feed The latest in window blinds, window coverings, safety and energy conservation. en-us Mon, 30 Nov 2015 19:08:33 GMT Mon, 30 Nov 2015 19:08:33 GMT Home and Garden Window Coverings Window Treatments Top 10 Interior Design Blogs 2015 <img src="/images/blog/top-ten-interior-design-blogs-2015.jpg" alt="Top 10 Interior Design Blogs for 2015 "><br>We came up with a top ten list several years ago and since then we have been coming across some incredibly unique and useful blogs that many people have probably never heard of. So, we decided to highlight our top ten for this year. Coming up with this list was not easy since many of us read several different blogs that we thoroughly enjoy, but unfortunately they did not make our top t... Wed, 14 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Best Window Treatments for Property Management Companies Most property management companies handle repairs or maintenance for owners of the properties that they manage. Typically this maintenance is done while a tenant occupies the property, but they can also be done when tenants change. The default option for most companies is to run to Home Depot or Lowes and purchase what they think is the least expensive faux wood blind.<br> <br><h2>The Problem with Big Box Store Window Treatments</h2>Big box stores carry an array of window treatments. The most po... Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Window Treatments For Apartment Rentals When it comes to window treatments for apartment rentals, there are now countless options. Unlike before, window treatments for apartments are now very affordable. Whether you are staging your apartment to gather prospective renters or an apartment renter yourself, here are some ideas on how you can style your apartment windows:<br><br><ul><li><b>For sliding glass doors, use full length drapes.</b><br><br><img src="/images/blog/apartment_drapes.png" alt="Rental Apartment Drapes"><br>photo <a hr... Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Window Treatments For Health Care Facilities Just like a house, health care facilities also require window treatments. Each area of a health care facility needs a specific type of window treatment. This post will tell you about what window treatments are best for specific areas of a health care facility.<br><br><h3>Lobby</h3><br>The lobby is the area of a health care facility with the most traffic. That being the case, window treatments for a lobby of <a href="">health care facilities</a>must not be bulky. Light window ... Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Window Treatments For Condominiums You have recently moved to your new condo and are too excited to design its interior. Before going all the way to decorating your condo, make sure to check with your condo association's rules to know what are the dos and don’ts.<br> <br>One common rule across all condominiums is that window coverings of each unit must look uniform from the outside. Simply stated, this means: to present uniform face of windows from the outside of condominiums, color palettes of blinds, draperies, shades and shutt... Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Best Window Treatments For Restaurants Are you planning on opening up a restaurant? Whether you are starting a restaurant or already own one, here’s a secret that can increase traffic to your local business: 1) good food and 2) great ambiance. Without these two, your restaurant is not worth visiting.<br><br><img src="" alt="Custom resturant window shades"><br><br>Let’s just say, you have perfected the “great food” factor because you have hired the best chef and used the bes... Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Top Seven Interior Design Trends For 2015 It is a new year once again and as expected lists about resolutions and trends start to pop out. When it comes interior design trends for 2015, a lot of us probably think that part of the decorations would be robots and other high-tech gadgets. But this is not actually case. The top interior trends of 2015 include rustic decors and lots of mixing and matching. Below are some of the best interior trends for 2015.<br><br><b>1. Mix different metals.</b><br><br><img src="/images/blog/metals_in_d... Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Custom Window Blinds For Boats and Yachts Do you own a boat or a yacht? If your answer is yes, then you probably have the same problem anyone with a boat or yacht is having, that is: keeping the heat out during the summer and keeping the heat in during the winter. This problem is worse on boats with large windows which have the tendency to suck air right out of the boat – leaving the interior of the boat or yacht too warm and uncomfortable. Because of this, boat owners are forced to run the air conditioning units while at dock or even a... Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Benefits And Uses Of Top Down Bottom Up Shades Of the very many innovations taking place on window coverings, perhaps the best ones are the Top Down Bottom Up (Duofold) Shades or Blinds. Regular window treatments may help in reducing the amount of UV rays and glare that gets inside your windows but only the Top Down Bottom Up (Duofold) Shades can offer more both in aesthetics and functionality. Unlike traditional window coverings, top down bottom up shades cannot only be lifted from bottom to top but also be opened from top to bottom – hence... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Window Blinds or Shades With Tile Cutouts - How To Measure Them <h2>What is a window blind?</h2>A window blind is a type of window covering that is made up of long slats, either vertical or horizontal, connected together by cords. The slats can be made from different materials such as fabric, wood, plastic or metal. It can be used to block out light from the outside by adjusting its slats to close and open with just a rotation.<br><br><h2>What are the types of window blinds?</h2>There are too many types of window blinds. In this post, about 4 types of window... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT 5 Benefits Of Soft Sheer Shades You have an array of choices when it comes to recreating your living space into a luxurious yet comfortable atmosphere. You can start by updating your furniture and then repainting your wall with warm colors to create a soft look that could satisfy your senses. Don’t forget the lighting in your home because it can totally change the mood in any room. And when it comes to lighting, the <a href="">soft sheer shades</a> from Blinds Chalet ... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Top Ten 2014 Holiday Decorating Tips Christmas is just around the corner. It is now time for the colorful lights, Christmas trees, sparkling ribbons and other decors. Now, you are stressed on how you are going to decorate your house utilizing everything that is with you. Don’t let this stress take over the fun you should be enjoying this season. Make use of these top 10 decorating ideas for this holiday.<br><br><h2>1. Make a Citrus Wreath.</h2>Rather than using the traditional wreath which is dull and outdated, why not make your... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT How Blinds and Curtains Can Help Homeowners Save Energy Increasing costs and a questionable economy has caused a growing number of homeowners to search for different ways to save money on their energy bill. One of the best ways of doing this is to simply use less energy or practice more energy-conscious practices in order to live more sustainably. While most people assume you must upgrade your entire HVAC system to a more energy efficient unit to cut back and save on energy costs, this is not necessarily the case. There are certain simple actions you... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Remodeling with a Glass Backsplash If you’re remodeling your kitchen, laundry room, or even your master bath, you should consider using a glass backsplash as an alternative to a tile backsplash. There are several advantages to a glass backsplash that can’t be achieved with any other kind.<br><br><img src="/images/blog/guestposts/glass-backsplash.jpg" alt="glass backsplash" class="imageFloat"><h2>What Is a Glass Backsplash?</h2>A high-quality glass backsplash is a series of solid sheets of glass that are custom cut to fit your pro... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Crazy Upgrades for Wealthy Home Owners <img src="/images/blog/guestposts/home-of-wealthy-person.jpg" alt="" class="imageFloat">You would be forgiven to think that wealthy homeowners only enjoy living in big houses. However, the truth is that their houses are not only huge, but they also have home fixtures that you wouldn’t expect to find in a normal home. Whether chosen out of personal preference, convenience, or class, these top 5 crazy upgrades will no doubt make your jaw drop. They are nonetheless worth investing in if you can aff... Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:50:00 GMT Save Money And Decorate Your Home With Designer Far-Infrared Heating Panels <img src="/images/blog/guestposts/chesterfield-sofa-town.jpg" alt="" class="imageFloat">There are many young fans of antique furniture, yet it is typical for today’s youth to live in modern city apartments and ordinary new-builds. Given contemporary surroundings, it is natural to be drawn towards modern furniture designs – yet antique styles still make a good fit in modern living space, especially when blended with current designs.<br><br>Interior designers often say modern home owners are scept... Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT 5 Simple Ways to Bring Understated Elegance to Your Home <img src="/images/blog/guestposts/Ways-to-Bring-Understated-Elegance-Home.jpg" alt="" class="imageFloat">Most homes consist of the same type of furniture and styles for settings that can easily begin to blend and look similar to one another. Although it can be easy to neglect your home's decor with day to day living, there are a few practical ways of adding elegance for an interior space that looks gorgeous.<br><br><b>1. Use Upholstered Furniture</b><br>Upholstered furniture is handcrafted to la... Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT Keeping Out The Deep Chill: How To Effectively Insulate Your Home <img src="/images/blog/guestposts/windows.jpg" alt="windows" class="imageFloat">Climate change is playing havoc with weather patterns. The NASA Goddard Institute of Space Science (GISS) record that <a href="" target="_blank">winters in the northern hemisphere are getting colder</a> and as a consequence energy efficiency in homes is a growing concern.<br><br>For optimal energy efficiency, the US Department of Energy recommends you sho... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT 7 Creative Ways You Can Improve Your Kitchen <img src="/images/blog/guestposts/beautiful-kitchen.jpg" alt="beautiful kitchen" class="imageFloat">If you’re looking at your kitchen and not liking what you see, then maybe it’s time to amp up the volume and give your kitchen a makeover. Improving your kitchen’s appearance doesn’t have to cost hundreds of dollars. You don’t have to renovate the whole room to give it new life. Modernizing some key features and adding little design elements can really turn your kitchen from dull to sophisticated.... Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT Mismatched Furniture <div align="center" class="imageFloat"><img src="/images/blog/guestposts/multi-colored-furniture.jpg" alt="multi colored furniture"><br><a href="" target="_blank">image source</a></div>Although we might not like to admit it to ourselves, we will undoubtedly spend a significant amount of our home lives sitting, lying or slouching on the sofas in our living rooms. There is nothing more satisfying after a long day than collapsing in... Mon, 03 Feb 2014 15:06:00 GMT