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6 Ways Window Treatments Can Help Sell Your Home

6 Ways Window Treatments Can Help Sell Your Home

Buyers are looking for a home that’s breathtakingly perfect. From roof to floor, they want to feel like their potential new home is ‘the one’. And whether or not they’re aware of it, from the moment your potential buyers arrive at the curb, window treatments can go

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Layered Window Treatments

Layered Window Treatments

What’s the key to turning up the volume on your blinds, shades or shutters?  Layered window treatments.  Like your favorite cake or outfit, layers add complexity of taste. With a layered window treatment, you can highlight different parts of a room’s aesthetic, emphasize your personal style, or pick

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Window Blinds: A Smart Investment

Window Blinds: A Smart Investment

Often dismissed as a necessary expense for builders and immediately discarded upon moving into a new home, window blinds often get a bad rap as an unattractive, cheaply made default window covering. But the right blinds are a smart investment. Strickland’s Blinds, Shades & Shutters explains why

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A Brief History of Shutters

A Brief History of Shutters

A perfect touch to a classic home, shutters can add historic beauty and grace to your windows. But did you know that the use of shutters in the home goes back over 500 years, to the Tudor Era of Elizabethan England?  In this post, we look at the

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Solutions to 7 Window Treatment Design Problems

Solutions to 7 Window Treatment Design Problems

If you have a window treatment design challenge, but aren’t sure where to start, Strickland’s Blinds, Shades & Shutters can help.  Here are some of the frustrations we commonly hear and some of our suggestions to get you back on track.  See a challenge that looks familiar? Come

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How to Cat-Proof Window Blinds

How to Cat-Proof Window Blinds

As any cat lover knows, Cat vs. Window Blinds can become a real showdown; in fact, there are thousands of Youtube videos that prove it! There are plenty of kitty-occupied households here in Wilmington, NC and we’ve heard our fair share of stories that involve felines who

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7 Interesting Facts About Solar Shades

7 Interesting Facts About Solar Shades

7 Interesting Facts About Solar Shades What did Shakespeare say? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. We know The Bard was writing about a certain star-crossed lover but we actually think the quote is apt for one of our most popular products: solar

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Covering Skylights with Skylight Shades

Covering Skylights with Skylight Shades

Covering Skylights with Skylight Shades We at Strickland’s Blinds, Shades & Shutters have noticed that skylights sometimes have a “can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without them” effect on Wilmington, NC homeowners and beyond. We understand why. The wonderful thing about skylights is that they can bring a

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Movies That Made Shutters and Plantation Shutters Famous

Movies That Made Shutters and Plantation Shutters Famous

Movies That Made Shutters and Plantation Shutters Famous Are you ready for your close-up? No, not with bright lights and camera lenses—with the plantation shutters of Hollywood films. Strickland’s Blinds, Shades & Shutters is offering a once-in-a-lifetime imagined tour of the homes from some of your favorite movies,

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250 Shades of White Paint and the Pantone Colors of the Year

250 Shades of White Paint and the Pantone Colors of the Year

250 Shades of White Paint and the Pantone Colors of the Year While we were busy ringing in a New Year, Pantone announced their 2016 Colors (yes, there are two!) of the Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity. If you’ll recall, 2015 was the year of Marsala, a

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