Wood Blinds

Spring Cleaning for Your Blinds

The gloom of winter is finally lifting away for the brightness of summer. Now is the perfect time to open up windows for fresh air and clear away the last stronghold of winter dreariness: dingy window coverings.  Your shades have been down all winter, keeping the cold out of your home, and they too may need a little TLC. Here’s a breakdown of the “how-tos” for the most common dirty-blind culprits. Vinyl Vertical Blinds and Faux Woods: Because these are usually made of PVC or a PVC-Wood Composite, the size of faux wood and vinyl vertical blinds needn’t stop you from cleaning them up. A rag and some warm water will easily clean up lingering dust. If you’re wiping them down and notice a thick layer of grunge that resists your efforts and just sticks to the blind, constantly being pushed forward by your rag, don’t despair! This is usually the result of oils from fingers, hair, and airborne skin…

Walkin’ in a One Day Wonderland

When it comes to windows, there’s nothing worse than having to drape a sheet over a window for holiday guests. But what do you do when the holidays sneak up on you and that window is still embarrassingly bare? The answer is simple and affordable: One Day Production Blinds and Shades from BlindSaver. One Day Production products are just that: production is completed in one day (typically the day after you place your order and ships within 24 hours). This means that instead of ordering your shades, hoping everything goes off without a hitch, and forking out the hefty fees for next day air, most customers simply place their order and receive it in less than a week and a half. One Day Production wood blinds, faux wood blinds, and cellular shades are available in a variety of colors to make it easy to coordinate with any room. So make your holidays less hectic this year, and put that sheet on the…

3 Reasons to Keep Warm With Wood

Looking for a way to add classic warmth and style to any room in your house? Wood blinds are a perfect window covering for almost every room in your home, adding a sense of warmth and style at a lower price than shutters. With so many beautiful stains and paints to choose from and a wide variety of available options, wood blinds offer a timeless elegance to any home. 1. Energy Efficiency While cellulars get all the credit for this key point, wood blinds are remarkably green in this regard. Wood blinds have an average R Value (the amount the reduce heat loss) of 3.5-4, which is comparable to many single cell and sheer cellulars.  More notably, wood blinds have a U Value (the amount of heat they prevent from entering your home) of .26- meaning they reduce heat gain by up to 74% when closed. 2. High Quality at a Great Price Ask anyone in the industry who makes…

How to Clean Wood Blinds

Wood blinds are beautiful and are one of the first things that people notice when they walk into your home. They can also be a challenge when it comes to the task of cleaning them. Cleaning wooden or faux wood blinds keeps the dust off so they look their best. With a few simple cleaning techniques, you won’t work up a sweat while cleaning your wood blinds. With regular cleaning, dust will not build up making each cleaning quick and easy. You can get away with dusting your blinds about once per month (depending on how dusty your home gets), or just dust whenever you see a layer of dust start to form. For a quick dust, tilt the slats down and dust with your favorite furniture dusting tool. For a more thorough cleaning wipe each slat with a soft cloth. Do not use water, solvents or abrasive solutions to clean the blind. This will cause damage to the blind. In very dusty…

Wood Blinds vs. Faux Wood Blinds: To Faux or Not to Faux?

Not all rooms are created equal especially when it comes to window treatments. Throughout recent years, wood blinds have been very popular because of their elegance. Wood blinds have a higher investment level, so manufacturers started making faux wood blinds to get the same look for less. With both of these blinds available in the market today, consumers might find it hard to choose between the two. Today we’ll help you make the decision somewhat easier by pointing out different things to factor in when choosing between wood, faux wood and composite faux wood blinds. Price When it comes to price, faux wood blinds take the plum. Wood blinds are more expensive because wood is more expensive than PVC (vinyl), which is what faux wood blinds are made of. There is also a product in between wood and PVC – composite faux wood – which is made of both wood and PVC. Composite offers superior slat stability and looks more…

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…

Using the Natural Beauty of Bamboo in Your Window Coverings

There are so many different types of window coverings out there today; trying to decide what direction to go can be difficult. There are a host of types, styles, materials and different brands to choose from. If you are just in the beginning stages of looking for new window blinds, feel free to visit our website www.blindsaver.com to get an idea of what is available. Have you ever thought about going with a “green” approach in your window coverings? One of the most popular selections today is blinds made with eco-friendly bamboo because they look great and are made from sustainable materials. Sustainable materials include products made from renewable resources like bamboo and wood harvested through “sustainable yield forest management”. There are three types of blinds made with bamboo. Horizontal wood blinds made with bamboo wood slats are inexpensive, stylish and available in several stain colors. They present a highly efficient way to direct light in a room while providing…

A Breakdown of Window Coverings

Window coverings are a very affordable design staple that can have dramatic effects for interior decorators and budding Do-It-Yourself-ers. All visual appeal is based on light, and your windows and window coverings are what control the access of light in your room. They can therefore be very powerful in interior design, but some shoppers feel overwhelmed with the wide range of wood blinds, roller shades, sheer vertical blinds and other window coverings that are available. Wood blinds are a classic and universally appealing window covering. Made from hardwoods, wood blinds are light and their louvers can be adjusted to let any amount of light in. These are the kind of blinds commonly seen in offices, studies and living rooms. Most people opt for a stained or natural finish in their wood blinds to show off the quality of natural wood. However these blinds can be matched to almost any interior because of their wide range of painted colors and stains….