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How to Choose the Perfect Window Treatments for Your Kitchen

Since we all spend lots of time in our kitchens, it’s important to pick window treatments that you’ll enjoy for years to come.  Yet, choosing window treatments for your kitchen can be challenging, since kitchens require window treatments that are durable and attractive. At Strickland’s Blinds, Shades

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Beat the Heat with These Summer Window Treatment Solutions

Feeling the heat? Here in Wilmington, NC, we know all about warm weather! With summer temperatures rising, you may be looking for the perfect window treatment solution to keep your home cool, no matter where you live. Since we’ve been in business for decades, Strickland’s dedicated staff

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Vacation at Home with Palm Beach Shutters

It’s tourist season here in Wilmington, NC and everyone loves coming to our beaches for vacation.  But what about the locals who are lucky enough to live here year-round?  To enhance the feeling of vacationing in your very own home, consider plantation shutters.  Some of the world’s

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Choosing the Perfect Window Treatments for Your Bathrooms

When choosing window treatments, certain areas of the home may prove to be challenging.  Consider, for example, the bathroom, a high-traffic room where moisture is abundant and privacy is paramount. Issues to consider when selecting a bathroom window treatment include:   • Privacy: Privacy is the utmost

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The History of the Venetian Blind

James Strickland started Strickland’s Blinds, Shades & Shutters as a wooden Venetian blind manufacturer in 1942, but the history of Venetian blinds are thought to date all the way back to Persia and possibly even ancient Egypt.   It is believed that the early Venetians, who were

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The Truth About Wood

The Truth About Wood Article by Sandy Gray, CEO of American Hardwood Co., Garden, California As CEO of a leading wood blind and shutter components manufacturing company, I am frequently asked if we are running out of wood. I am always pleased and proud to answer this

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Not Just Window Dressing

In December 2012, the Greater Wilmington Business Journal featured an interview with our very own Fred Kumpel entitled, Not Just Window Dressing.  Written by Tara Slage, the article begins like this: Fred Kumpel owns a fruitful family business − a business he did not inherit from his

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Hunter Douglas Luminette® Privacy Sheers

Hunter Douglas Luminette® Privacy Sheers Have sliding glass doors or large windows in your home? Popular in many of today’s homes for their functionality and utility, sliding glass doors and large windows have one pressing drawback: Choosing the right window treatment can be a challenge for many

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Cellular & Pleated Shades

Cellular & Pleated Shades One of the largest categories of window coverings is shades, and in that category, cellular and pleated shades offer the greatest number of options for consumers. Both cellular shades and pleated shades are constructed out of fabrics, some non-woven and some woven. Cellular

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Hunter Douglas Pirouette® Window Shadings

Hunter Douglas Pirouette® Window Shadings As one of the latest innovations in window coverings from Hunter Douglas, Pirouette® window shadings bring “artistry to windows”. Combining the functionality of Silhouette with the look of a Roman Shade, Pirouette® Window Shadings are uniquely designed with soft, horizontal fabric vanes attached

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Strickland's Blinds, Shades & Shutters proudly serves Bald Head Island, Bolivia, Burgaw, Carolina Beach, Castle Hayne, Hampstead, Holden Beach, Jacksonville, Kure Beach, Leland, Long Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Porters Neck, Topsail Island, St. James Plantation, Shallotte, Southport, Sunset Beach, Surf City, Wallace, Whiteville, Wilmington, and Wrightsville Beach.