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Customer Service FAQ – How to Fix a Crooked Shade

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! Have a shade that is crooked or just does not hang properly?  Well you’ve come to the right place to learn how to fix it!  There are of course a number of different styles of lift features and products, but in today’s FAQ, we are going to focus on: How to Fix a Crooked Shade with a Standard Pull Cord Tools needed:  Carpenter’s Level, Metal Measuring Tape Step 1: Use a Carpenter’s level to make sure the brackets, window and mounting surface are level. Step 2: If the brackets…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Cordless Blinds

No matter how insignificant it may seem, intuitive design can remove many of life’s little headaches add to stress and frustration. Have you ever made a fool of yourself jerking a blinds cord from side to side trying to adjust it? We believe that basic operation shouldn’t be a challenge. That’s why Blinds.com offers an alternative that makes raising your blinds effortless, and even a little fun – cordless. Free Cordless During April! During April we’re offering a free cordless upgrade for many top products, but time’s almost up! The sale ends 3/31. Free Cordless Upgrade on Blinds.com Brand Shades Free Cordless on Bali Shades Free Cordless on Graber Blinds and Shades   The Dos and Don’ts of Cordless Blinds Cordless…

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Window FAQ: How to Measure for Bay Window Blinds

The home on the show, Full House, was the quintessential Bay Window in my opinion! The beautiful Victorian style home was such an iconic image for all children of the 80s.  Bay windows add so much character to any home, so it is important to get your window treatement right!  Check out some tips on how to measure for a bay window: Find your Product: Before you can even think about taking your measurements, it is important to select your product first.  Each blind will have a different depth that will come into play when installing.  Be sure to look on our website for the different depth requirements per product.  Take the inside mount fully recessed measurement for an accurate result: How to Measure: Now it’s time…

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WINDOW FAQ: Best Window Coverings for French Doors and Sliding Glass Windows

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! Tips on Patio Doors… Patio doors provide homes with access to fresh air and the beautiful outdoors.  And, since they are the focal point in any room, you of course want the perfect window coverings! Today, we have created a few patio door tips that we think will help with your next purchase – enjoy! There are two kinds of patio doors: French doors and Sliding Glass Windows French Doors Cell shades are the perfect option for French doors.  Their low profile design prevents the shades from sticking out…

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WINDOW FAQ: Should I install my blinds as an Inside or Outside Mount?

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! Inside Mount vs. Outside Mount  At Blinds.com, we strive to make ordering blinds online both easy and exciting.  Here is a common FAQ that should help make your experience just that! One of the first questions I get asked in Customer Service is “How should I install my blinds… Inside or Outside Mount?” First things first… check your window depth!  Do you have a shallow window or a deep window? *If you missed our last FAQ on Window Depth, be sure to check out the following link:  Do I Have Enough…

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How to Clean Blinds – Window Treatment Cleaning Guide

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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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