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Famous Filming Locations in Pender County, N.C.

Famous Filming Locations in Pender County, N.C.

Though it’s marginally less famous, Pender County (home to Burgaw, Hampstead, and Topsail Beach) is just as scenic as some of its more famous contemporaries, like New Hanover County or Brunswick County. In fact, you’ll recognize its landscape from a wide variety of films and television shows.

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The Windows of Onslow County

The Windows of Onslow County

We know what you’re thinking: what’s up with Onslow County? It doesn’t often get a lot of press because it’s not a major filming location, but it has character all its own. Mostly, Onslow County is known for the military base in Jacksonville, fishing, and, of course,

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Historic Home Design in Southport, N.C.

Historic Home Design in Southport, N.C.

Southport, NC is the quaintest of Carolina coastal cities. You’ll recognize it from a number of famous films: A Walk to Remember, Safe Haven, and I Know What You Did Last Summer, among others. It’s quintessential southern Americana at its finest, directly across the bay from Bald

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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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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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Custom Window Treatments Versus Off-The-Rack Options

Custom Window Treatments Versus Off-The-Rack Options

Custom Window Treatments Versus Off-The-Rack Options When it comes to window treatments, do you go custom, or off-the-rack? And when you pay for custom window treatments, just what are you getting? Let the design experts at Strickland’s Blinds, Shades & Shutters in Wilmington, NC guide you through

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Patterned Drapery Panels: A Cheat Sheet

If you’ve ever studied a foreign language, you know that it can be a challenge to keep track of grammar rules, vocabulary, and all the special idioms that native speakers know. Even an out-of-state visitor to Wilmington, NC may stumble over the true meaning of bless your

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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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The World’s Most Expensive Window Coverings

When it comes to window coverings, the options are nearly endless. While it can be easy to find quality curtains, shades, and blinds on any budget, some people prefer to spend inordinate amounts on extravagant luxuries. Below are a few examples of outrageous curtains, many which cost

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How to Choose Window Treatment Fabrics

In the market for new window coverings?  You could be overwhelmed by the myriad of styles options available.   To help you make the right choice when selecting window treatment fabrics, consider the following questions for each room in your home:   How much privacy and natural

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Strickland's Blinds, Shades & Shutters proudly serves Bald Head Island, Bolivia, Burgaw, Carolina Beach, Castle Hayne, Hampstead, Holden Beach, Jacksonville, Kure Beach, Leland, Long Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Porters Neck, Topsail Island, St. James Plantation, Shallotte, Southport, Sunset Beach, Surf City, Wallace, Whiteville, Wilmington, and Wrightsville Beach.