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Checklist for Child Window Covering Safety

Children and window cords don’t mix. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, about once a month a child between 7 months and 10 years dies from window cord strangulation and another child suffers from a near strangulation. When window cords are within reach for small children, these seemingly harmless products may become hazards. At Blinds.com we take child safety very seriously, so here are a few ways that you can make your windows safer for kids. Child Safety Tips for Window Blinds: Make the Switch to Cordless Blinds or Shades. The National Window Covering Safety Council recommends that only cordless window coverings be installed in children’s bedrooms and sleeping areas. Newer blinds are constructed to meet updated safety standards, so replace…

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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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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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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

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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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What Cell Size Do I Need? – Cellular Shade Sizes Explained

3/8″, 7/16″, 1/2″, Oh My! If you’ve ever shopped for honeycomb or cellular shades you know that these window coverings come in myriad sizes. The fractional measurements included with each product represent the size of the cell created by the two pieces of fabric. With cell sizes varying by a fraction of an inch, it can be hard to know which one is right for your window, and what difference these measurements make in the first place. Differences in cellular shade sizes may seem insignificant, but we’ll help you compare the different industry offerings to find the look that suits your window best. We’ve organized the cell measurements into three categories: Small (3/8″), Mid-Size (9/16″ and 1/2″), and Large (3/4″)…

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