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Blinds and Shades for Renters

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Renters, like homeowners, desire warm and inviting spaces and well-decorated rooms. Unlike those who own their homes, renters often have limited options when decorating. One fantastic way to spruce up an apartment or rental home is to install or replace the window treatments. Window treatments can range from a simple set of mini blinds to customized curtains and draperies. Most window treatments are easy to install and can be purchased inexpensively, making them ideal for both short- and long-term tenants. Before purchasing window treatments, renters should keep a few things in mind. First, it is important to check with the landlord or property manager to ensure the window treatment they choose will be appropriate for the building, especially when drilling holes in the wall or choosing dark or brightly colored pieces. Some landlords and even neighborhood associations may have rules or preferences about how street-facing windows look. Two general points to consider for a renter: Cost and ease of installation….

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…

Welcome to BlindSaver, Good Housekeeping!

This year, when you’re looking for quality window treatments with a name you can trust you can look to a name synonymous with quality and trust: Good Housekeeping. Good Housekeeping now has a complete line of window treatments available on BlindSaver.com! This unique collection offers cellulars, rollers, roman, horizontal sheers, wood blinds, faux wood blinds, and two innovative solutions: Panel Track Blinds and Cellular Blinds. Each collection carries fabrics and patterns exclusive to the Good Housekeeping line, along with all the most trendy colors and patterns. No matter what window you need covered, these shades are sure to suit your style. In addition, all of the Good Housekeeping Blinds and Shades are the only products in their line to be tested be the Good Housekeeping Research Institute for safety and quality. So put your mind at ease: with Good Housekeeping and BlindSaver, you have an unbeatable product headed your way.

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….