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Alternatives to Vertical Blinds

Are you looking for a simple way to update the look of your home? If you thought that traditional vertical blinds were the only covering option for sliding glass doors and large windows, have we got news for you! Over the last few years many modern, but just as functional alternatives have come onto the market. We’ll be sharing a few of our favorite options below, but be sure to take a look at the complete list of vertical blind alternatives at Blinds.com.  Woven Wood Grommet Panels These are a hybrid between traditional fabric drapes and a folding door. They have the elegant look of drapes and are installed on a curtain rod, instead of the complicated track system that…

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Ultimate Eco Summer Kitchen

As we continue our Sizzlin’ Summer series with Bounce Energy, this week we’ve collected a few tips and tricks for the ultimate eco summer kitchen. During the dog days of summer, nothing helps you cool off and stay hydrated better than fruits and veggies packed with H2O.  Apples, apricots, beets, bell peppers, cherries, blackberries, and cantaloupe are just a few of the farm stand finds that are at their peak in late summer across the country. A great way to make your time in the kitchen a little more green is to shop local. Exorbitant amounts of fuel are used to ship produce across the country, so it’s a huge help to the environment and a great way to support local farmers if you…

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Survive the summer heat in the great outdoors

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As part of our Sizzlin’ Summer Energy Savings series with Bounce Energy, today we’re looking at ways you can survive the heat while enjoying the great outdoors. Get those outdoor spaces ready to play! Knowing that you’ll be enjoying summer games, star gazing and barbeques outside this year means giving a little more thought to the outdoor spaces you’ll be living in. Source: joannagoddard.blogspot.com via Jennifer on Pinterest   You’ll love our great patio and yard decorating tips post, especially when you fight the heatwave with an exterior sun shade.  Invest in a nice large umbrella for your uncovered porch, pick up some fun decorative hand fans for guests and surprise your friends with a backyard water feature!   Dress…

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Sizzlin’ Summer with Blinds.com + Bounce Energy!

We’re excited to team up with our pals at Bounce Energy for some Sizzlin’ Summer Energy Savings during these months of sunshine and heat waves. Throughout the summer, we’ll be sharing home energy efficiency tips, summer adventure inspiration and ways to stay cool even on the most sweltering of days with your friends and family. Stay tuned on our Blinds.com blog and on the great Bounce Energy blog every week for sizzlin’ summertime fun and check out these summer surprises we’ve got for you…. Summer savings with Bounce Energy + Blinds.com! We believe that you should spend more money on ice cream and less money on keeping your home cool this summer!  Here are a couple of special summer promotions…

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Real Customer Photos: Summer sun edition!

Your windows are with you all year long, but there’s no time like the summer to really appreciate a great light and heat blocking window covering! Here are a few of our favorite solar shade and insulating cell shade reviews, just in time for the sweltering summer heat. Bali Solar Shades: “Perfect for hot windows” “We live in GA and our back yard of flowers faces South. Before we got our Sunscreen blind it was like living in a cave for about the nine hot months. Now it is cool in the room and we can see our garden. It is our perfect solution and can’t wait to do our breakfast room the same way.”  ~Thanks to reviewer: luanngreencat Graber…

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