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Window Treatment Ideas with Character

While there’s nothing we love more than finding real-life window coverings solutions for our customers, sometimes our imaginations get the best of us. In those moments, we start to envision the sort of challenges certain characters might face and before you know it, we’re whipping up window

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The Dark History of Blackout Curtains

Blackout curtains and blackout shades are popular window treatments for many reasons. They provide almost total darkness in any room, from a baby’s nursery to a home theater. They block noise, making them a great choice for home offices. And they save energy by trapping heat in

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National Window Covering Safety Month

Sometimes it seems like every cause has a month devoted to it. October, for example, is known as Pizza Month, Squirrel Awareness Month, and National Toilet Tank Repair Month, to name but a few. While some might find these causes amusing (especially those of us who are

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The Best Ways to Clean Blinds and Shades

While blinds and shades provide beautiful, functional ways to cover your windows and doors, keeping them clean can be a chore—literally! Most people approach the job with a resigned sigh, if they approach it at all. Think about it—when was the last time you cleaned your blinds

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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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