Archive for May 2010


Blinds help homeowners enjoy exterior window boxes
Blinds help homeowners enjoy exterior window boxes
May 28 2010

While many people focus on interior aesthetics when selecting window treatments, homeowners may also want to consider dressing up the the exterior of their windows. Window boxes are a great way to add charm to a home's exterior and, with the right blinds, the boxes can be enjoyed inside as well.

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Fixing window frames and installing shades may help reduce summer energy bills
Fixing window frames and installing shades may help reduce summer energy bills
May 28 2010

Homeowners are always looking for way to save energy, and this summer they may want to start by fixing their windows. Experts suggest that fixing old frames and installing shades may help keep cool air inside and warm air out.

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New screens may offer protection against break-ins
New screens may offer protection against break-ins
May 26 2010

With summer approaching, homeowners may be more likely to leave their windows open to enjoy the warm breeze. Unfortunately, while it may be pleasant, open windows may make a home more susceptible to burglaries. A new window screen, however, may eliminate this problem.

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Woven shades are a great addition to covered porches
Woven shades are a great addition to covered porches
May 26 2010

Homeowners lucky enough to have covered porches will soon be enjoying these sunny rooms as the temperatures continue to climb. But decorating a space that combines both indoor and outdoor aesthetics can be tricky. Painted floors and woven shades, however, can turn a standard covered porch into an elegant area.

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Get your space ready for summer with wood blinds
Get your space ready for summer with wood blinds
May 25 2010

As summertime approaches, homeowners everywhere are looking for simple ways to alter their winter interiors for warmer weather. While some may be overwhelmed by the idea of redecorating, experts promise that with a few small adjustments, any room can be ready for summer.

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New blinds may help increase home's resale value
New blinds may help increase home's resale value
May 25 2010

Before putting their home on the market, many homeowners look for ways to increase their property's resale value. But, according to the Blanco County News, most remodeling projects cost more than the amount the home's value will increase. Instead of taking on large renovations, homeowners can focus on smaller updates to improve their home's look, and hopefully, its value.

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Shades can do more than dress up a window
Shades can do more than dress up a window
May 25 2010

When decorating a room, window treatments may often be regarded as an afterthought. But, while some may think that shades merely dress up the windows, "they can do much more," design expert Colleen McNally told LincolnCourier.com.

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Select functional shades when decorating a nursery
Select functional shades when decorating a nursery
May 25 2010

When creating a combined office-and-nursery for expectant couple Chris Buck and Michelle Golden, designer Kevin Dumais told the New York Times that "It wasn't just about decorating a room [but involved] space planning and organizing and really making their existing space handle two purposes." New parents who are pressed for space can take a cue from Dumais and design a shared space.

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Roman shades offer homeowners two window treatments in one
Roman shades offer homeowners two window treatments in one
May 25 2010

According to designer Samantha Pynn, homeowners often worry about saving money when decorating their homes. "A client once said to me, 'One thing I really need but can't afford is window coverings,'" Pynn told the National Post. But now, thanks to Blind Chalet, homeowners can get more bang for their buck, as new Roman shades are two window treatments in one.

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Motorized blinds are featured in hotel
Motorized blinds are featured in hotel
May 25 2010

A trendy hotel in Amsterdam's airport seeks to bring swankiness to the modern traveler. According to the New York Times, citizenM, which opened in 2008, recently opened a second hotel in Amsterdam proper. The building features 215 rooms equipped with large beds, wall-mounted televisions and motorized blinds.

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Bamboo shades are an eco-friendly option for window treatments
Bamboo shades are an eco-friendly option for window treatments
May 21 2010

Homeowners have long been wary of eco-friendly interior design, fearing that while the decor may benefit the environment, it may not be aesthetically appealing. But after checking out green products like low-volatile organic compound paints and bamboo shades, individuals may change their minds.

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Blinds chalet offers deal on wooden blinds
Blinds chalet offers deal on wooden blinds
May 21 2010

Many homeowners enjoy redecorating rooms - from wall color to window treatments, it's a great way to give an old room new life. But few like the extra costs that may come along with sprucing up a space. To help individuals save money, Blinds Chalet is offering a free cornice valance on most selections of their real wooden window blinds.

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Venetian blinds are a great choice for those with indoor allergies
Venetian blinds are a great choice for those with indoor allergies
May 21 2010

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and while many people take precautions to fend off outdoor allergies, few consider the amount of allergens in their home. Reducing indoor allergens may be as simple as pulling up a rug and putting in new Venetian blinds.

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Cell shades may help homeowner's save money during hot summer months
Cell shades may help homeowner's save money during hot summer months
May 20 2010

When summer heat waves hit, homeowners may be prone to crank up their air conditioners and fans, which can lead to high electric bills. Installing cell shades can help keep homes from warming up, and can allow individuals to take a break from expensive air conditioners.

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Wood blinds can help tie together a bathroom remodel
Wood blinds can help tie together a bathroom remodel
May 20 2010

Those looking to redo their bathrooms may feel overwhelmed - while it's not a typically large room, the amount of possible decorating themes are seemingly endless. But, by changing the wall coverings and installing wood blinds, homeowners can easily redecorate their powder room.

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