Posts Tagged ‘faux wood blinds’

“Live Lovely” with Kristan Cunningham’s Custom Window Shades and Blinds

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Fans of HGTV’s Design on a Dime will remember former host Kristan Cunningham. She has come a long way over the years, evolving from giving others advice on how to make their homes beautiful to starting her own design company, Hammer and Spear, with her husband, Scott Jarrell. Her products range from furniture to decor, and she recently launched a line of window treatments through Blindsaver.com. Kristan is passionate about windows because she feels that they are a perfect place to begin design efforts. She says, “The best place to start is with windows because it is the most visual thing in a space.” Her window treatments are all reasonably priced because she thinks “it shouldn’t be exclusive to those who are able to spend the most to be able to live a beautiful life; it is my mission is to show everyone how to live a beautiful life.” And Kristan wants you to “live a little bit more lovely by living…

How to Choose the Right Shades for Your Bathroom Windows

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The bathroom is often overlooked and neglected when it comes to design. A room so dedicated to function can be easy to forget in terms of creating a beautiful home. However, there is a lot more to a nice bathroom than towel racks and a pretty soap dispenser. One of the most important areas in the bathroom is the window — if there it one — because it controls how much light enters the room, how warm the room feels, and how private the space is. There are a few things to consider when picking out appropriate window treatments for your home’s bathroom. Privacy The first design concern in any bathroom should be privacy. A bathroom is a personal respite away from the world, and no one will be able to get comfortable if the room feels too exposed. In order to pick out appropriate window treatments for your bathroom, consider a few things: What floor is the bathroom on?…

Ideas for Accessible and Affordable Window Coverings [Video]

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Transcript Hi there, I’m Kristan Cunningham and you are joining me at my new shop, “Hammer and Spear”. I’ve spent the last decade as a television host teaching people how to live beautifully on a budget. And I like to call it “The live a little bit lovelier approach.” And you have choices you can make every single day to elevate your lifestyle to make the really small things in life add up to something that feels really, really beautiful. But what I find after all of these years of dealing with clients and even viewers is the one question still remains, “Where do I start?” Your windows take up more visual real estate in your space than basically anything else, maybe the flooring. So, there’s an opportunity to make an amazing statement, and you have a choice. The absolute best compliment that someone can pay me is to walk into my home and say “It feels so comfortable, I…

Picture of the Week: Niteguard™ Faux Wood at BlindSaver

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This unique faux wood blind featured exclusively at BlindSaver.com has a new way to combat light gaps that keep your privacy from being complete. The slats of the blind are angled with the route holes in the back of the slat. As a result, the route holes are completely hidden when the slats are closed and almost no light passes between the slats. These blinds are a great window covering solution for any room where privacy is an imperative, and will help you sleep easier and deeper.

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…

Choosing the Correct Slat Size for Faux Wood Blinds

If you are looking for the elegant look of wood window blinds but can’t squeeze them into your budget or the window is exposed to a lot of moisture, consider faux wood blinds as an equal alternative. Some faux wood styles even mimic the texture of natural wood. Faux wood blinds are available in a variety of natural white tones as well as a whole range of replica wood tones and matching valance is included with every order. Faux wood blinds have adjustable slats that come in two sizes: 2 inch or 2-½ inch, and each size serves a different need. Two-inch slats, the most popular size, offers privacy and light control which is important for bedrooms and bathrooms. Many brands offer upgrades for faux wood blinds to eliminate more light by hiding or disappearing visible route holes for a smoother appearance and increasing sound absorption. Another option available to cover the route holes are 1 ½ inch tapes which add a decorative embellishment to enhance your…

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…