Blog Feed The latest in window blinds, window coverings, safety and energy conservation. en-us Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:09:00 GMT Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:09:00 GMT Home and Garden Window Coverings Window Treatments 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Rather than using the traditional wreath which is dull and outdated, why not make your...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 Selecting the right bed linen can help lead to comfortable sleep <img src="/images/blog/guestposts/bed-with-linens.jpg" alt="bed with linens" class="imageFloat">How much do you enjoy sleeping? Studies have shown that if your bed is not properly made, you can’t get a good night sleep - and by properly made we’re referring to adequate choice of linens, cushions, pillows, even flagrance. It’s not enough to buy affordable sheets and expect them to last forever because they won’t. Also, cheap materials are itchy; they don’t allow the skin to breathe, so it’s impos... Mon, 03 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT Create Drama and Atmosphere with Chandeliers <img src="/images/blog/guestposts/silver-chandelier.jpg" alt="silver chandelier" class="imageFloat">The chandelier may appear to be out of place in the modern setting but for homeowners who wish to add an element of drama in their home should consider incorporating chandeliers into their lighting scheme.<br><br>Before scoffing at the idea, know that chandeliers also come in subtler and streamlined versions. Ornate chandeliers with dangling crystals and delicate curving arms are still alive and w... Mon, 03 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT What’s hot and what’s not - Deciding for your bachelorette apartment furniture <img src="/images/blog/guestposts/bachelorette-bedroom.jpg" alt="bachelorette bedroom" class="imageFloat"/>Getting your own apartment is the first step to declaring independence. You feel all grown up having your own place with no curfews or mom badgering you on coming home late and doing your chores. You can have friends over at any time be it night or day. It’s the ultimate stamp to freedom.<br><br>But how do you turn it into that cool place you feel proud to live in and love showing off to yo... Mon, 03 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT Add Glamour to Your Home with Wall Lighting If you’ve just bought yourself a new home, you probably have an image of a dream home in mind – the perfect nest of beauty and comfort. Whether it’s earthy and laid back or modern minimalist, one thing that cuts across the eyes of different preferences in home decoration is lighting. Any space can look and feel different in accordance to the type of lighting fixture installed.<br><br>Humans react to our environment, and the right lighting can exude the right mood for a conversation, whet your ap... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:08:00 GMT 6 Best Interior Design Apps If you hired an interior designer 15 to 20 years ago, you’d be presented with a story board with fabric swatches and decorating ideas. Those days are now a thing of the past thanks to laptops and tablets. Interior designers now present everything in digital form. The digital age also makes it possible for you to be your own designer. If you’re interested in transforming one of your spaces, take a look at these six best interior design apps on the Android platform to help you out.<br><br><h2>Desi... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT Interior trend: How to Incorporate Woodland Creatures into Your Décor <div class="imageFloat" align="center"><img src="/images/blog/guestposts/wood-ornament-light.jpg" alt="wood ornament light"><br></div>Most of us enjoy spending time in the countryside, but if you live in a big city then you probably don't spend as much time as you'd like getting close to nature. Why not bring nature to you instead? One trend which has been growing rapidly in recent months is to incorporate woodland creatures into your ... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT Four Tips to Design the Ultimate Bachelor's Pad "When you're building a room, you're building character, and character is the strength and wisdom of a home," says interior designer <a href="" target="_blank">Rose Tarlow</a>.<br><br>Sometimes, working with the aesthetics in your home can seem like it's more trouble than it's worth. With so many options, so many things can also go wrong. The truth is, whether your bachelor pad is a two-room studio in Queens or a four-be... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT Home Made Comfort: 6 Must Have Amenities for Your New Home <img src="/images/blog/guestposts/Home-Made-Comfort.jpg" alt="Home Made Comfort" class="imageFloat">Building a new home is an exciting time in your life. You finally have something that is completely yours and you can finally do anything you want to the space you're living in. However, there are a few amenities that every home needs to make it into the perfect living space.<br><br><h2>A Relaxing Space</h2>This can be anywhere in the house but there a few places you can create a completely unique... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:15:00 GMT