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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…

Mini Blinds, Many Choices

Mini Blinds, for some of us, evoke images of our first apartment- that drab little place you lived in based on its price tag alone. Mini Blinds don’t have to be a dull choice, though. With so many colors and options they can be an exciting focal point in your home, adding style to the high value standard you expect from traditional window coverings. Mini Blinds have the best variety of color options from any single window covering style. Whether you want to add durable color to a child’s play room, accent a room with subtle neutral tones, or make a statement with your favorite color, these blinds have you covered. Almost any color you can think of is available in minis, in addition to a few you may not have. How about the sheen of polished bronze, or the mystique of purple? Some manufacturers even create minis with unique textures and finishes to compliment your individual style.  Minis also…