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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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Window Treatments that Attract Buyers

Window Treatments that Attract Buyers

It’s that time of year, when home buyers are out in force, looking for the ideal new dwelling, which means it’s also the time of year when home sellers are looking to give their homes those two magic words: curb appeal. Starting at the view from the

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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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