Selecting the right outdoor window treatment

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Gazebos, porches, and verandas all help to create extra living space. Making good use of these outdoor rooms and spaces, especially during the summer months can add to the overall comfort of your home. The trick is creating a cool, shady spot when the sun is shining directly on your outdoor space. The proper window treatment or screen can make all the difference. It can transform an area from a place that becomes sweltering hot in the midday … [Read more...]

Finding the right furnishing for unique and specialty shaped windows

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It can certainly be challenging finding a quality window treatment for a specialty shaped window, such as a skylight, arched or bay window. Oddly shaped or sized windows are often times difficult to reach, let alone furnish. Even bay windows and large office windows can pose some problems when attempting to get the right look and feel, or simply a proper fit. When you do find the right treatment for these unique and specialty windows it can … [Read more...]

Are you blinds warped or cracked? Time to consider moisture resistant window coverings

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Have you ever experienced warped or cracked window coverings? It can certainly happen to treatments installed in kitchens, laundry rooms and bathrooms where humidity levels fluctuate more often than in the other rooms of your house. Windows located in rooms where moisture and humidity occur regularly should be furnished with appropriate coverings. If the window treatments in these rooms cannot withstand humidity you will find that over time … [Read more...]

Reduce your home’s carbon footprint! Choose eco-friendly blinds.

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Did you know that window treatments can be an environmentally friendly home furnishing item? Installing coverings on your home’s windows not only compliments a room’s décor, it can also contribute to your home’s overall energy efficiency. The right covering provides additional insulation to block out cold air during winter months, while limiting the amount of heat from the sun during the summer- allowing your house to remain cool. In … [Read more...]

Cleaning and maintaining your window coverings

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To ensure longevity, it is important to properly clean and maintain home and office furnishings. Window treatments are no exception. Blinds, shutters and drapes also need to be maintained in order to keep them looking fresh. Different types of coverings will require different methods of cleaning. However, generally speaking, applying a light dusting to any blind, drape, shutter or other treatment will be adequate in maintaining its overall … [Read more...]

What to think about when choosing commercial blinds

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Are you opening your own business? Or maybe you already run your own business or office and are in the process of decorating? If you answered yes to either question window coverings are surely on your list of furnishing items. Offices, buildings, and institutions generally have many large windows that require blinds or drapes. Depending on the space you’re furnishing it is important to take note of the type of work, clientele, and patrons … [Read more...]

Selecting a child and pet friendly window covering

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When decorating and considering blinds or drapes for your child’s room, or any room in your home where your child or even pet may play, you’ll more than likely ask yourself ‘what is the safest, yet most attractive option?’ The good news is that there are plenty. Parents, caregivers, grandparents, and pet owners no longer need to worry about children and pets getting tangled in long cords. Most companies now provide cordless or … [Read more...]

Want to increase your home’s or office’s energy efficiency? Choose the right blind!

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Creating a more energy efficient home or office is not only good for the environment but it’s also a great way to reduce your overall heating and cooling bills. One cost effective way to help insulate a home or office is to dress your windows with high quality window treatments. Window coverings may not be the first thing that pops to mind when considering a building’s energy efficiency, but they’re in fact an excellent way to stop cool … [Read more...]

Home ownership with a credit union mortgage

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Owning a home is one of life’s biggest goals and finding financing can often be a laborious journey. Whether buying a first home, renewing an existing mortgage, renovating or buying a vacation property, credit union mortgage professionals are qualified people lenders that help mortgage seekers through the process. These are individuals who know the process of working out the best possible mortgage package so that home or renovation projects are … [Read more...]

Understanding those hidden costs of buying a home

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Buying a home is one of the biggest things you’ll ever do. You’ve more than likely heard that by now, but the whole process is one of the most informative and satisfying you’ll have. Getting to know all about the different legal and other aspects including what are called hidden costs will help you to plan your finances accordingly so there will be no surprises. To get going, you’ll need a lawyer. Lending institutions require that you … [Read more...]