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How to Clean Blinds – Window Treatment Cleaning Guide

r March 7, 2013 | B DIY Projects, Window Help

Cleaning window treatments can be intimidating and overwhelming. But taking the plunge for a deep clean will get rid of dust, oils, and allergens that build up on the surfaces of blinds and shades. With these tips, learning how to clean blinds isn’t as hard as you think. Spring Cleaning for Window Treatments: Swipe Away Dust The first step to clean any type of blinds is removing dust. This muppet-like little guy is our favorite tool for getting blinds clean in a flash. The furry arms clean both sides of slats in one swipe, and can easily maneuver around lift cords and hardware. The Easy Clean Duster is great for any blind material – wood, faux wood, aluminum, and even shutters….

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WINDOW FAQ: Do I Have Enough Window Depth for My Blinds?

You’re tuning into to another ‘Window FAQ’ post from Mindy, a fabulous Customer Service Representative here at Blinds.com.  Have a window covering question you’d like help with?  Leave a comment below! Are My Windows Deep Enough? At Blinds.com, we strive to make ordering blinds online both easy and exciting.  Here is an answer to a common FAQ that should help make your experience just that! Window depth should actually be the first thing a consumer looks into – even before selecting their product!  You can measure your windows perfectly, but if you don’t have the right depth, the blind will still not fit in the window – frustrating right?   Start out by using a steel measuring tape to see how deep…

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Blinds for Sliding Glass Doors – Alternatives to Vertical Blinds

If you need to block glare and harmful UV rays coming in through your sliding glass door, traditional vertical blinds aren’t the only choice. The window covering market has developed many modern alternatives that will give you style and function if vertical blinds don’t float your boat. Window Coverings for Sliding Glass Doors:  Vertical Cellular Shades For wide windows and patio doors that need insulation from the heat or cold, a cellular shade is the best option.  The shade can be opened from either side and it’s barely noticeable when fully collapsed. The honeycomb design gives your door or window a stylish look and provides additional insulation against sound. Browse our vertical cell shades here! Sheerweave Sliding Panels Give a more modern…

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Bedroom Window Makeover on The Well Crafted Home

Our friend Lauren runs an incredible blog called The Well Crafted Home. She’s a new wife who shares home decor craft tutorials and recipes for yummy treats that the whole family will love. Tune in every week for Well Crafted Wednesdays where she shares the cutest DIY projects from around the internet. The Well Crafted Home Window Makeover Lauren’s bedroom just got a fresh new look with soft fabric roman shades custom fitted just for her windows. Like many, she is new to the world of window coverings, so she tried out our new service, Face2Face. She  video chatted with one of our in-house designers to find the perfect fit for her window. Here’s what she had to say:  ”I had never bought blinds before so I was not sure how…

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Get Your Windows Ready for the Super Bowl

collThe countdown is in the single digits for The Big Game. You’ve got a snack-tastic menu planned that will rock the coffee table, and have plastered the house with your team’s colors, but are your windows ready? The planets have aligned so that kickoff will coincide exactly with sunset in many cities across the nation. Your monster sized TV won’t do you any good if there’s a huge glare on the screen coming from due west. Get Your Man Cave Game Day Ready Block out glare and protect gadgets that can be damaged by the sun with these top notch roller shades. When you choose the motorized lift system you can turn your living room into game time central with…

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Video Chat with Decorating Experts: Face2Face

Know it’s time to update your window coverings, but don’t know where to start? We empower our independent-minded, DIYer customers to shop for themselves with our wide selection of top-quality products and an easy-to-navigate website. However, when you’re knee deep in a renovation project, sometimes you don’t know what you want or need for your windows. We’re here to give you guidance and expertise when you ask for it. That’s where our innovative and personal new service, Face2Face, comes in. Get Expert Help Choosing Blinds and Shades for Your Home With Face2Face, you can schedule a free video chat with a one of our window design experts at your convenience. Connect with a  consultant via your computer, smartphone, or tablet…

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Window FAQ: What Do I Do If My Blinds Don’t Fit?

Help! My Blinds Won’t Fit! You’ve sent in your measurements, ordered custom window treatments and now they’re on your doorstep. But what if your blinds are the wrong size? Custom window coverings are made to your exacting specifications by our manufacturers so they fit perfectly in your windows. They take the measurements of your window and calculate the perfect width so that your blinds so that they can operate smoothly and have the smallest light gap possible. However, mistakes can happen in measuring and manufacturing that leave customers with blinds that don’t fit. If you come across this problem we’re here to help. If You’re a Blinds.com Customer: We want to make sure that you get the perfect fit every…

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Levolor Cellular Shades- See Insulating Shades In A New Light

r December 13, 2012 | B Seasonal Trends, Solving Design Problems

As Winter approaches, Martha Stewart is telling us to winterize our gardens, but why not winterize our windows too? It’s just as important to keep your family and pets protected from the cold as it is your begonias. 10 to 20 percent of your home’s heating and cooling costs can be attributed to loss of energy through windows. Levolor Cellular Shades act as a thermal barrier for your windows by trapping air in their honeycomb shaped pockets. Bundle up your windows for winter and you could save you a ton of money! Levolor Cellular Shades are made of soft, durable fabric that is easy to clean and comes in over 80 colors, so it’s sure to match your existing decor….

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Window Treatments for Historic Homes

Many dedicated DIYers and history lovers around the country are nursing historical homes back to health. In order to meet the requirements of local historical societies, or just to maintain the old world feel of your abode, you may want to find window treatments that accurately reflect the original decor of the home. Today we’re bringing you window treatments for historic homes that have today’s technology and durability, but will still speak to the period look of your home. Take a walk through the major eras of American architectural with us and find the historical window treatment that’s right for your old house Colonial Colonial style houses were built from 1600 to the 19th century, although this school of design…

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Bathroom Window Treatments

Don’t forget about the bathroom! If you’re outfitting a new home, the bathroom’s probably the first room on your list. While our window coverings are great for light control, insulation, and looking pretty – if we get down to brass tacks, many window shoppers are looking for privacy first. This is especially true in the bathroom. Don’t Let Steam Be Your Only Window Covering! We have a wide selection of waterproof blinds for the bathroom that will take your existing design to a sophisticated new level.  Beautiful faux wood blinds in the powder room will show off your design prowess and make the room feel warm and inviting. Woven wood shades over the tub in the master bath bring natural serenity to soaks at…

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