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How to Remove Old Blinds Without Damages

You’re excited to finally get rid of those dirty, bent, tacky blinds from 1988. Put down the pry bar for a minute and read this article before you accidentally damage your wall or window frame. Removing mini blinds, roman blinds, and wooden blinds without damage can all be accomplished by taking your time and using the right tools. Before starting the removal process, you will need a few tools: a screwdriver, pliers, joint compound, a small putty knife, a sponge, paint that matches the wall’s current color, a paint brush, and wall primer if you think you need it. The wall primer is optional. Step 1: Raise up the blinds all the way before doing anything. This makes them easier to handle. Step 2: Some products use a valance or cornice to cover the top rail and brackets.  Next you will want to remove this valance.  Be very gentle for this step. Grab the bottom of the valance and push…

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…

Ordering Window Coverings Online Is Easy

Practically everything for your home can be purchased online – from light fixtures to appliances to furniture. Custom window coverings, once the sole domain of in-home sales, interior designers and specialty stores, are easily ordered online and typically at substantial savings. Custom window blinds and shades allow a precise fit in your window opening, which not only looks better but provides superior insulation by reducing heat loss through your windows. Here are 4 quick tips to make your online shopping experience easy: 1) Order samples so you can see and feel the color and material of the blind or shade before you place your order. Samples are often available free of charge or for a nominal cost. 2) Measure your windows using a steel tape measure and follow measuring guides as available. If you are not comfortable or able to measure or install your window coverings, measuring and installation services are available for most areas of the country. Look for blind…