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New Years Window Treatment Resolutions

Jan 6 2011

We’re off. It’s 2011 and it’s time to follow through on New Year’s resolutions. I know personally I often make a resolution, then put it off because it’s too time consuming or costs too much money. I hear that from a lot of people. One of the biggest resolutions I hear being broken is people who say they are going to update the look of their house.


It’s easy to say it, but to follow through requires research, time and money. If you don’t have all three at once, it can be hard. But, with New Year’s sales happening, now is the perfect time to keep your resolution and get your house fixed up with discounts so that when you come home, it feels like your home.

One of the most cost effective ways to change the look of a home, office or apartment is to change the window treatments. It’s true. With new blinds and shades you can introduce a new color scheme, or bring in patterns and textures to liven up a room. There are also more practical reasons for updating window treatments; one of the biggest includes blocking drafty windows so you save money on energy bills. The less cold air in, the less money out the door to heat the house.

Some people live in compact spaces, and those spaces change dramatically with the right window treatments. Heavy, dark materials will have it feeling small and cramped, but light materials or Cityscape roller shades can open up the room and make everything feel more luxurious.

For a quick sample of some of the sweetest shades on the market, check these out:

•    Cellular shades. The most popular are single cell and double cell shades. Double cell shades offer additional insulation for greater energy savings. If you choose to go with the ComforTrack or EnergyTrack line of window treatments, you will qualify for a federal tax credit.

•    Roman Shades. There’s a reason these shades have been around forever; it’s because they always look good. They are made with rich materials that add sophistication to any space.

•    Cityscape Roller Shades are like hanging a painting from the window. They come in black and white and can be used to filter light or to block light completely. Imagine looking at the Golden Gate Bridge every day or Chicago Lights – you’ll definitely get a lot more dreaming done.

•    EcoGreen Roller Shades. These are for the environmentalist in you. Imagine recyclable window treatments made from environmentally friendly fabrics with no PVCs. They are LEED Certification-friendly. It doesn’t get much greener than this.

•    Bamboo is a sustainable material that regenerates like a weed. You can buy woven bamboo shades or bamboo slats. Bring the exotic in.

Okay, let’s make a deal. It’s the beginning of January. If your resolution was to upgrade the look of your home, then make it happen. There are tons of great deal happening right now to save you money and the cost of shipping. I’m going shopping right now to get my home looking the best it can and I hope you do, too.


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  • Operating mechanisms and other parts
  • Cell separation on honeycomb/cellular shades
  • Warping slats for faux wood and wood blinds
  • Broken vertical vanes
  • Restrings
BlindsChalet.com reserves, at its discretion, the right to repair, replace or refund any blinds found defective. This will be your sole remedy under this warranty. Shipping for warranty issues is the responsibility of the customer to and from the repair facility. Packaging on return shipments is the responsibility of the customer.

What is not covered:
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  • Normal wear and tear
  • Color fading due to excessive exposure to sunlight, moisture or improper cleaning
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30 Day Measuring Insurance

Following the easy measuring instructions will ensure a proper fit, however, we all make errors from time to time and this protection plan covers any mis-measurement mistakes. If the window coverings do not fit, please let us know within 30 days of receiving the items. The blinds/shades will be remade at the correct dimensions at no cost to you unless there is a difference in price between the old and new sizes or if the new size requires an oversize shipping fee. Limit is 1 remake per blind/shade. All remakes will have to be remade in the same color, feature and specifications, no changes are allowed.

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Who is covered:
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What is covered:
  • Any defects in materials of workmanship
  • Operating mechanisms and other parts
  • Cell separation on honeycomb/cellular shades
  • Warping slats for faux wood and wood blinds
  • Broken vertical vanes
  • Restrings
  • Parts that fail due to accident, alteration and/or improper use
  • Normal wear and tear
  • Color fading due to excessive exposure to sunlight, moisture or improper cleaning
  • Accidental damage
BlindsChalet.com reserves, at its discretion, the right to repair, replace or refund any blinds found defective. This will be your sole remedy under this warranty. Shipping for warranty issues is the responsibility of the customer to and from the repair facility. Packaging on return shipments is the responsibility of the customer.

30 Day Measuring Insurance

Following the easy measuring instructions will ensure a proper fit, however, we all make errors from time to time and this protection plan covers any mis-measurement mistakes. If the window coverings do not fit, please let us know within 30 days of receiving the items. The blinds/shades will be remade at the correct dimensions at no cost to you unless there is a difference in price between the old and new sizes or if the new size requires an oversize shipping fee. Limit is 1 remake per blind/shade. All remakes will have to be remade in the same color, feature and specifications, no changes are allowed.

Shutters,custom graphic shades, commercial/dealer orders are not covered.

Any mis-measurements reported after 30 days will not be covered, however, new blinds and shades can be ordered with an additional 10% discount.

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