Archive for the Blinds Category

Cordless Blinds and Other Window Covering Safety Tips

Cordless Blinds and Other Window Covering Safety Tips

It’s October, again — and in October, we like to take some time to pay attention to a few issues that are of special importance to us here at Strickland’s Blinds, Shades, & Shutters. That’s because October is a double-whammy month for awareness: it’s both National Window

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Celebrating Summer: Outdoor Blinds and Shutters

Celebrating Summer: Outdoor Blinds and Shutters

Here in beautiful Wilmington, NC, we’re celebrating the arrival of long, slow summer days. Pitchers of sweet tea, sunshine, swimming, grilling — it’s all starting to happen! However, alongside that lazy hazy summer fun comes the downsides: no-see-ums, sweat, humidity, Palmetto bugs, neighbors peeking over the fence…

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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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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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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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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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Mini Blinds, Maximum Impact!

Mini Blinds, Maximum Impact!

When you’re looking for that last touch to spruce up a room, you might be blind to what’s been right in front of you the whole time. At Strickland’s Blinds, Shades & Shutters in Wilmington, NC, we’re here to open your eyes to the magic of mini

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Choosing the Right Window Blinds for Your Home

Window blinds were created with one simple goal in mind—to help you control the light and privacy in your house. But, finding the right window blinds for your home can be a little more complex.   You’ve probably guessed from looking at Pinterest, shelter magazines, and Houzz.com,

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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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