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Tops Down, Bottoms Up!

Have you heard of the top down bottom up craze? It’s not a wild new dance sweeping the nation, nor is it the latest fall fashion trend. When we say “tops down bottoms up,” we’re talking about none other than blinds and shades.   Top down bottom

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Shut the Front Door! Window Treatments for Doors

When you think of curtains, drapes, and shades, a window is usually the first thing that comes to mind. While this is understandable, it’s only half the story. Doors, it turns out, have their own list of demands when it comes to window treatments. While that list

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Best Window Treatments for Baby’s Nursery

Decorating a newborn baby’s nursery is a rite of passage for most parents-to-be. In many ways, it makes the idea of having a baby seem real. You’re creating a space for this new person, carving out a place where he or she will rest, play, and grow.

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Window Coverings to the Rescue

Window Treatment professionals are accustomed to hearing certain requests. “I want more privacy.” “I’ve got to have plenty of natural light.” “I need to keep my heating and cooling costs down.” “I want to cut down on glare.”   And then there are those more unique requirements,

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Roller Shades for Business Buildings

If you’ve got a commercial space or business building with a lot of windows to cover, roller shades might be for you. A popular window treatment that offers variety and function, they’re a great choice for spaces like fitness centers, gyms, high schools, colleges, restaurants, and bars.

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Create Great Outdoor Spaces with Exterior Shades and Screens

Summer is full of long weekends, warm temperatures, backyard barbecues, dinners on the back deck, and open windows. It’s also full of unwelcome insects, sweltering heat, sunburn, and nosy neighbors, making it uncomfortable to spend time outside. Luckily, exterior shades and screens can help!   Whether you’re

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Window Treatments for Sliding Glass Doors

It’s summer in Wilmington, NC. The kids are running back and forth from the pool to the kitchen, the dog wants to go outside every five minutes to roll in the grass, and dinner is being served on the back deck instead of on the kitchen table.

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Windows Need Sunblock, Too!

How to Filter Light, Prevent Glare, and Save Money   Most of us who live in coastal communities like Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Southport, Topsail Island, and Hampstead, love the ocean and the sunny Carolina blue sky.   It doesn’t take long, however, to discover

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Window Treatment Ideas for Your Home Office

According to a recent Forbes article, one in five Americans currently work from home. While this setup can save time and money, it also poses some unique challenges. For example, focusing on office tasks when the dishwasher needs to be unloaded or the kids are fighting in

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Window Solutions That Won’t Make You Sneeze

The riot of azaleas blooming along the streets of Wilmington, NC. The spring showers raining down each afternoon. The coat of yellow pollen covering our cars, our clothes, and even out pets.   While most of us welcome these signs of spring with open arms, especially after

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