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Solar Shades Versus Window Tinting: Pros and Cons

Solar Shades Versus Window Tinting: Pros and Cons

We’re all aware of the dangers of UV rays. We need sunscreen for our skin and sunglasses for our eyes, but what about our homes? Yes, we all want to enjoy the benefits of natural sunlight, but it’s also important to keep our home well-insulated and protect

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Choosing Decorator Fabrics for Draperies in the South

Choosing Decorator Fabrics for Draperies in the South

Decorator fabrics – the very term seems daunting to some people, especially when they see the price tag on these specialty fabrics. Like any high-quality, made-to-last purchase, custom-made draperies should be thought of as an investment. Here are some of our top tips on how to choose

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Cordless Blinds and Other Window Covering Safety Tips

Cordless Blinds and Other Window Covering Safety Tips

It’s October, again — and in October, we like to take some time to pay attention to a few issues that are of special importance to us here at Strickland’s Blinds, Shades, & Shutters. That’s because October is a double-whammy month for awareness: it’s both National Window

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The Ideal Fabrics for Curtains: A Definitive Guide

The Ideal Fabrics for Curtains: A Definitive Guide

Let us guess the situation: It’s time to get new curtains, and you want them to last a long time. You’re doing your research, maybe deciding between a DIY approach or investing in custom-made curtains. If you’ve gotten far in your research, you already know that DIY

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Four Popular Types of Pleated Drapes

Four Popular Types of Pleated Drapes

If you’ve ever spent time looking at pleated drapery panels, you won’t be surprised by what we’re about to tell you. (If you haven’t, we want you to be prepared when you start your search!) Here it is: Pleated drapes are complicated. We know, we know —

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Plantation Shutters for Doors and Difficult Windows

Plantation Shutters for Doors and Difficult Windows

Here in Wilmington, North Carolina, we like to say that plantation shutters are the best kind of shutter, no matter what the situation. It’s the classic Southern window treatment, and it looks good no matter what. Today, we’re going to prove that to you. Not only do

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5 Major Benefits of Sheer Window Shades

5 Major Benefits of Sheer Window Shades

If we had to pick three words for sheer window shades, they would be: versatile, valuable, and fashionable. The sheer window shade is a testament to ingenuity, and its widespread appeal is entirely unsurprising. If you’ve never encountered sheer window shades, you might confuse them with sheer

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Custom Drapes vs. Off-the-Shelf Curtains: The Great Debate

Custom Drapes vs. Off-the-Shelf Curtains: The Great Debate

If there’s one drapery question we get more than any other, it’s this one: Are custom drapes really necessary? Aren’t off-the-shelf curtains basically the same? We understand why customers would ask. The price tag that comes with custom drapes can be much higher than the price of

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Summer Lovin’ On Custom Blinds

Summer Lovin’ On Custom Blinds

It’s the first official day of summer, and here at Strickland’s Blinds, Shades & Shutters, we’re in the spirit. Living by the beach, we love the sand, the surf, the seafood, and just about everything else about this glorious season. As John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John sang

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Celebrating Summer: Outdoor Blinds and Shutters

Celebrating Summer: Outdoor Blinds and Shutters

Here in beautiful Wilmington, NC, we’re celebrating the arrival of long, slow summer days. Pitchers of sweet tea, sunshine, swimming, grilling — it’s all starting to happen! However, alongside that lazy hazy summer fun comes the downsides: no-see-ums, sweat, humidity, Palmetto bugs, neighbors peeking over the fence…

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