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Single or Double Cellular Shades?

If you decided to embrace the trend of cellular shades, you are making an excellent decision. The stylish design, color variety and gentle light filtration are sure to make any room in your home the envy of the neighborhood. However, the true value of cellular shades are the way to reduce energy costs by filtering light and drafts while keeping UV rays out. Cellular shades are named for the tubular honeycomb shaped cells which create a pocket of air for insulation.  Most cellular shades are made with a single layer of connected cells. With the growing demand for energy efficiency, a double layer of connected cells improve upon the already superior insulating and protective qualities of single cell shades. Insulation If you are especially concerned with the energy efficiency of your home, the double cell shades are the way to go. The double layer cells provide an extra air pocket of insulation to keep warm air in and cold air…

3 Tips to Pick the Right Shade for a Nursery

When equipping your baby’s nursery with window coverings, there are three factors to consider when choosing the right shade. 1) The first and most important factor is safety. If possible, install only cordless window coverings in the nursery. Most shades are available with a cordless option. The next best solution is a continuous cord loop which anchors permanently to the wall. You also want to place the crib on a wall with no windows. Cordless shades make nursery safety a breeze so that you have one less thing to worry about as a parent. The little one may not be able to reach the cord now, but they sure grow up fast, don’t they? 2) The second factor is light control. You should be able to darken the baby’s room so they can nap comfortably during the day. Room darkening shades will provide peace of mind and help your baby rest comfortably. If there is a light right outside the…

Reduce Your Heating Bill with Cellular Shades

With the rapidly and wildly rising energy costs, many people are eagerly looking to reduce the heating bill in any way that is feasible. One simple and effective way to reduce the cost of your next heating bill is to install cellular shades. Honeycomb blinds are very popular window treatment solutions and a key component in efficiently and effortlessly saving energy while helping to maintain the indoor temperature in your home or office. Easy to install cellular blinds can help reduce your heating bills this winter and even your cooling bills next summer. In fact, out of all manufactured blinds, honeycomb blinds are by far the most energy efficient option. No other type of blind comes close to the energy efficiency of honeycomb-shaped blinds. Here is how cellular shades work to save money on the heating bill: Honeycomb blinds strategically trap air inside their unique “honeycomb” shaped pockets. These pockets become instant insulators that stop or slow down the transfer…

Featured Brand: Levolor

Levolor blinds are one of the most trusted and desired window shade brands on the market. Levolor continues to be a top choice in window treatments with their wide variety of high end cellular, roman and woven wood shades as well as vertical, aluminum, faux and wood blinds, and panel track window treatments.. Levolor provides excellent value, superior quality, and lots of style. Since the early 1900’s, Levolor shades have been the go-to source for window shades. Today, Levolor maintains this loyal dedication to quality, value, and innovative style in the world of window shades. Levolor is a division of the Newell-Rubbermaid Company, a global marketer of consumer and commercial products. After starting up in 1914, Levolor quickly became synonymous with aluminum horizontal blinds or the 1” mini-blind that continue to be featured in just about everyone’s home in the US. Levolor is also well known for their contemporary Levolor Accordia cellular shades and their continued excellence in creating stylish…

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…

Fall Design Ideas

Fall is about changing colors, crisp cool weather and heading back indoors. Autumn colors – brown, rust and gold tones – are especially warm and inviting. Play up the change of seasons in your home and set the mood for upcoming holiday activities with family and friends at home. Start at your front door with a welcoming wreath of wheat, leaves or berries. Wreaths are easy to make using materials from your yard or from the hobby store. Switch out some of your home accent pieces or add a few new accessories to give any room in your home the look of the season. Fill a vase with tree branches and maple leaf twigs for a dramatic fall display. Add instant color to your room with new pillows or pillow covers in chocolate browns, golden yellows, burnt oranges and deep reds. Now that the weather is turning cool, warm up your home with energy efficient window coverings. By controlling the…