Archive for December, 2010

3 Advantages to Roller Shades

Out of all the available window shade options, roller shades are among the most popular and practical. Roller shades are simple, affordable and convenient. Roller shades remain a best selling window treatment option consistently, year after year. Let’s take a closer look at these three advantages. Simple yet Elegant This timeless window shade design operates with a simple roller-based mechanism. The operation of roller shades hasn’t changed much over the years, except they have become more reliable and durable. The big difference these days is the plethora of fabric options available for a unique, contemporary look that can’t be beat. This simple functionality combined with a classic yet updated sophisticated look is just one of many reasons why roller shades remain among the top choices of window fashions. This style has been around for years and will continue to be around for many, many more. Clearly, this is a window treatment option that will never go out of style and…

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Blackout Shades

You may have heard about blackout shades and the advantages they offer. If you are not familiar with blackout blinds and are still on the fence about whether they are worth investing in, read on to learn the top three reasons to choose blackout shades. #1 Light The #1 reason people choose blackout blinds is because they effectively block light from entering the room. If your bedroom is illuminated by any light source from outside your home at night, you can use blackout shades to keep the light out and the room dark. If you enjoy an occasional morning of sleeping in, blackout shades are the answer. If you work the night shift, room darkening shades can be essential in helping you sleep better during the daytime. An added bonus – blackout shades provide total privacy, which is important for both bedrooms and bathrooms. #2 Noise Blackout shades are known for their light-stopping ability, but you may not be aware…

What Window Treatments Would Santa and Mrs. Claus Choose?

Ho, ho, ho, if you traveled up to Santa’s North Pole workshop and home, what window blinds do you think you would see? Every room at the Claus homestead has a need for light control, privacy and a splash of color or warm wood tones to keep that good cheer going year round. Mrs. C knows beauty and function and keeps Santa happy with blinds that can take the heat and cold like the faux wood blinds she had installed in Santa’s Workshop. Plus, the faux wood blinds keep the Top Secret work that goes on there safe from prying eyes. To solve the problem of 20 hours of sunlight a day during the summer, the clever Mrs. Claus has decorated their bedroom windows with pleated blackout shades. Santa needs his sleep all year long to keep the toy factory going. Adding blackout shades in the elves’ rooms helped keep them focused on their work too. In Santa’s Study, you…

Installation Tips for Cellular Blinds

For people who love DIY projects, installing cellular blinds would be a great way to save money on installation fees and it makes a great afternoon project. If you are not into do-it-yourself projects, but you still want to attempt the installation of honeycomb blinds by yourself, don’t worry our products come with easy to understand installation manuals. Also, we have listed some general tips below to help you install your Levolor cellular shades or any other brand you’ve chosen. Read the Manual While this is very obvious, a lot of people forego reading the instruction manual thinking that it would be easy figuring out how to install cellular blinds without reading the manual. If it is your first time installing honeycomb blinds or Levolor cellular shades, it is strongly recommended that you follow the manual. The manuals usually include helpful tips as well as trouble shooting guides for any issues you might encounter. Be Ready Before you start the…