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4 Houses You’ll Find in St. James Plantation

4 Houses You’ll Find in St. James Plantation

Because so many people are discovering the beauty of southeastern North Carolina, we’ve seen a major population boom in the past decade. St. James Plantation was developed specifically to provide homes for our newest citizens. It’s a gated, private community just a few miles outside of downtown

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Why Brunswick County is the Fastest-Growing County in North Carolina

Why Brunswick County is the Fastest-Growing County in North Carolina

Brunswick County, N.C. Why have you heard of it? Well, for starters, one of our showrooms can be found in Southport! Secondly, for the past several years it’s been the top fastest-growing county in North Carolina, showing 10.9% population growth from 2010 to 2015. This past year,

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Historic Home Design in Southport, N.C.

Historic Home Design in Southport, N.C.

Southport, NC is the quaintest of Carolina coastal cities. You’ll recognize it from a number of famous films: A Walk to Remember, Safe Haven, and I Know What You Did Last Summer, among others. It’s quintessential southern Americana at its finest, directly across the bay from Bald

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Love Bald Head Island? Follow Their Lead with Eco-Friendly Window Treatments

Love Bald Head Island? Follow Their Lead with Eco-Friendly Window Treatments

Bald Head Island, just a short hop from popular Southport, NC, contains one of southeastern North Carolina’s most beautiful nature areas. It’s nationally known for its sea turtle nesting activity, as well as its varied bird population. Considered a sanctuary for coastal ecology, its landscape includes maritime

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How to Dog-Proof Window Blinds

How to Dog-Proof Window Blinds

A lot of people say that a dog is what makes a house a home. But, as rewarding as dog ownership can be, we also know that dogs can make a house a total mess. In fact, you can find videos all over YouTube of hapless puppies

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Why Bahama Shutters Can’t be Beat

Why Bahama Shutters Can’t be Beat

Bermuda, Bahama, Come on Pretty Mama…. Grab your Beach Boys record, your island attitude, and all the necessary ingredients for Sky Juice—it’s time to talk Bahama shutters. Here in Wilmington, NC, we’re pretty familiar with beach life, but we’ve found that a lot of folks aren’t as

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Stylish Window Shades: 5 Great Ideas

Stylish Window Shades: 5 Great Ideas

Here at Strickland’s Blinds, Shades & Shutters, our day-to-day business may not involve runways or cover models, but we are connected to fashion of the highest order. Consider this: Stylish window shades are like that one accessory that makes an outfit memorable. (Think Sinatra’s fedora, Audrey Hepburn’s

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Introducing The ‘Ettes: Hunter Douglas Window Treatments

Introducing The ‘Ettes: Hunter Douglas Window Treatments

The Rockettes, the Chipettes, the Raiderettes. Search through the different decades and you’ll find ‘Ettes that are loved by all. And guess what? The world of window treatments is no exception. In our business, the ‘Ettes are a family of unique proprietary window treatments created by Hunter

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It’s Too Darn Hot: Window Treatments for Sunny Rooms

It's Too Darn Hot: Window Treatments for Sunny Rooms

Are there any Johnny Carson buffs out there? As you may remember, one of Mr. Carson’s classic bits was when he referenced the hot weather and then waited for the audience to respond “how hot was it?” before letting the punchline fly. Well, despite our love for

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Indoor Outdoor Window Treatments

Indoor Outdoor Window Treatments

Were you one of those kids who loved to color outside the lines? Then you may be interested in the homeowner equivalent: using window treatments to combine indoor and outdoor living spaces. The ever popular trend of indoor outdoor window treatments offers a creative way to look at your

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