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2018 Trends in Window Treatments

2018 Trends in Window Treatments

New year, new light — coming in through your window blinds, that is! The holidays are upon us and we’ll soon be starting a new year. When we talk about New Year’s Resolutions, a lot of us ignore the simple fact that a change in your surroundings can spark a change in your mindset.

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Solar Shades Versus Window Tinting: Pros and Cons

Solar Shades Versus Window Tinting: Pros and Cons

We’re all aware of the dangers of UV rays. We need sunscreen for our skin and sunglasses for our eyes, but what about our homes? Yes, we all want to enjoy the benefits of natural sunlight, but it’s also important to keep our home well-insulated and protect

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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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The Best Home Office Window Treatments

The Best Home Office Window Treatments

Home office window treatments can be a tricky design challenge. You want your office to be bright enough that it doesn’t feel like a cave, but not so bright that you’re faced with constant screen-glare issues. The goal is to incrementally filter light, but a lot of

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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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Why Brunswick County is the Fastest-Growing County in North Carolina

Why Brunswick County is the Fastest-Growing County in North Carolina

Brunswick County, N.C. Why have you heard of it? Well, for starters, one of our showrooms can be found in Southport! Secondly, for the past several years it’s been the top fastest-growing county in North Carolina, showing 10.9% population growth from 2010 to 2015. This past year,

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Love Bald Head Island? Follow Their Lead with Eco-Friendly Window Treatments

Love Bald Head Island? Follow Their Lead with Eco-Friendly Window Treatments

Bald Head Island, just a short hop from popular Southport, NC, contains one of southeastern North Carolina’s most beautiful nature areas. It’s nationally known for its sea turtle nesting activity, as well as its varied bird population. Considered a sanctuary for coastal ecology, its landscape includes maritime

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7 Interesting Facts About Solar Shades

7 Interesting Facts About Solar Shades

7 Interesting Facts About Solar Shades What did Shakespeare say? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. We know The Bard was writing about a certain star-crossed lover but we actually think the quote is apt for one of our most popular products: solar

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Solar Shades

Solar Shades What’s the most common question we hear in the window coverings industry? “We don’t want to block our view, but we do want to control the light and heat coming in the room… is there anything out that that will do that?” Often, the answer

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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.

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