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Window Treatments for Sliding Glass Doors

It’s summer in Wilmington, NC. The kids are running back and forth from the pool to the kitchen, the dog wants to go outside every five minutes to roll in the grass, and dinner is being served on the back deck instead of on the kitchen table.

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Windows Need Sunblock, Too!

How to Filter Light, Prevent Glare, and Save Money   Most of us who live in coastal communities like Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Southport, Topsail Island, and Hampstead, love the ocean and the sunny Carolina blue sky.   It doesn’t take long, however, to discover

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Window Treatment Ideas for Your Home Office

According to a recent Forbes article, one in five Americans currently work from home. While this setup can save time and money, it also poses some unique challenges. For example, focusing on office tasks when the dishwasher needs to be unloaded or the kids are fighting in

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Window Solutions That Won’t Make You Sneeze

The riot of azaleas blooming along the streets of Wilmington, NC. The spring showers raining down each afternoon. The coat of yellow pollen covering our cars, our clothes, and even out pets.   While most of us welcome these signs of spring with open arms, especially after

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The Yolk’s on You: Easter Eggs, Curtains, and a Prize!

If you’re reading this post, you’ve found an Easter Egg! No, it hasn’t been hard boiled and dipped in dye, and no, it wasn’t delivered by an over sized bunny. We’re talking about the kind of Easter Eggs that are hidden on websites and in different forms

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Famous Windows in Literature

We’ve explored the “starring” role of window coverings in the cinema, but let’s not forget literature! Window and curtain imagery, including blinds, drapes, and shades can be found in fiction, from classic tales to contemporary masterpieces. They are powerful symbols, meaning different things in different stories. If

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The World’s Most Expensive Window Coverings

When it comes to window coverings, the options are nearly endless. While it can be easy to find quality curtains, shades, and blinds on any budget, some people prefer to spend inordinate amounts on extravagant luxuries. Below are a few examples of outrageous curtains, many which cost

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How to Choose Window Treatment Fabrics

In the market for new window coverings?  You could be overwhelmed by the myriad of styles options available.   To help you make the right choice when selecting window treatment fabrics, consider the following questions for each room in your home:   How much privacy and natural

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Curtains and Window Coverings in Children’s Literature

We’ve explored the “starring” role of window coverings in literature and cinema, but there’s a certain magic to the stories we read as children. Windows and curtains play a special role in stories for kids, becoming everything from the punchline to a classic joke, to a symbol

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The History of Plantation Shutters

Visitors to Wilmington, NC often marvel at the beautiful architecture of our historic downtown and the many elegant homes with large windows, iron gates, and gracious porches. One quintessential feature of these homes is the lovely plantation shutters that grace their windows and still inspire custom home

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