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14 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Summer Sun

r April 28, 2014 | B Energy Saving, Seasonal Trends

The season of backyard parties, climbing temperatures and outdoor fun is coming. Is your home ready? Here are 14 ways to get your home prepped for summer with polished outdoor spaces, cleaning tips and fresh decor ideas. 1. Give Your Patio Something Special Turn your patio into a place for family, friends and summer memories. Something unique like this clam shell centerpiece will make it warm and inviting. 2. Create the Perfect Backyard Eating Area. Whether you’re a kid or grown-up, it’s fun to dine al fresco. Keep supplies on hand to take the party outside whenever you like. We love the new Oh Joy! collection of disposable plates and party supplies now at Target. 3. Keep the Patio Comfortable with Sun…

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How to Mix and Match Window Treatments

There’s no better feeling than personalizing a room to make it your own. Whether you’re using color, fabric, art, wall hangings or a combination of all of these things, it’s always rewarding to mix and match — and this month at Blinds.com, it pays too. Save 10% when you order anything from our list of coordinating products — and 15% when you order $595 or more. Shop our big sale in coordinating products or read on to and learn how to layer your windows like a pro. How to Layer Windows… …If You Love Drapes If you want your windows to have visual softness and voluminous fabric, layer blackout drapes and sheer panels. Your room will be airy and bright during…

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5 Surprising Ways Your Home is Losing Energy

r March 5, 2014 | B Energy Saving, Seasonal Trends

Did you know that your home is losing energy right now? Even the tiniest air leaks can add up to big unwanted temperature changes in your home. Find out where leaks are happening, and how to seal them up. Top 5 Air Leaks in the Home and How to Stop Them: 1. Unsealed Windows and Doors Take a huge step towards a more energy efficiency by caulking around cracks in window and door frames. Check for cracks by moistening your hand with water and running it around drafty areas. An air leak will feel like air blowing through a straw on your hand. Use a clear paintable caulk on the interior window frame so you can cover it up later if…

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How to Stop Flashing Your Neighbors and (Finally) Get Your Windows Covered

r January 30, 2014 | B Real Customer Photos

Chicagoans Kim and Scott bought a very old house, ripped it to the studs, and after months of remodeling are on their way to their dream home. We were first introduced to the couple before they were homeowners and have been following their progress at Yellow Brick Home ever since. Diving in Head First This 200+ year old house came to Kim and Scott in a crumbly, closed off, and very orange state. A lot of changes were in store. Who doesn’t love a brown glass chandelier? The couple took saved a lot by doing a good portion of the demolition themselves. Once everything was stripped down, they handed the reigns over to their trusty contractor. He took on larger…

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How to Stop Window Drafts with Insulating Window Shades

Got old windows that are letting icy drafts into your home? Windows can be a huge contributor to heat loss and energy inefficiency at home. Learn how to insulate windows from cold with this brand new insulating shade. New! Ultra Insulating Window Shades Give your windows ultimate insulation with our Triple Cell Shades. These shades will help you save energy and stay comfortable year-round. With the added insulation, you’ll see savings on heating bills in the winter and air conditioning bills in the summer. Triple Layer Insulation The hexagonal cells create air pockets that greatly reduce heat transfer between your home and the outside climate. The more cells you have – the more insulation your get. Customers choose triple cell shades…

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Redecorating Out of Necessity: How To Make The Most of a Natural Disaster

r January 9, 2014 | B Real Customer Photos

>>Click to see the featured ¾” Premier Single Cell light Filtering Shades<< With hurricanes in the south, blizzards in the north, and tornadoes in the central states – everyone has natural forces that can wreak havoc on home sweet home. Learn how one homeowner turned major home damage into a chance to redesign. Rainstorm Gone Wrong Blogger Aleks of Busy Working Mama heard a loud crash during a storm and found that 100 foot white oak tree had  fallen right into her second story master bedroom. ‘The incident’ left she and her family with a massive hole in the side of the house and extensive water damage in the bedroom and master bathroom.   Emergency Repair Turns Dream Re-Design With months…

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Top 10 Window Coverings of 2013

r December 31, 2013 | B Products + Trends

With lush new fabrics, innovative design and even easier installation, it’s never been simpler to cover your windows in style. Learn more about our customers’ Top 10 Window Coverings of 2013 and start the year off right with beautiful new windows. 10. Blinds.com Signature Solar Shades 2013 has marked a huge comeback in modern style, and rolling solar shades are the darling of this movement. They’re the sleekest choice for minimalist spaces and sheer solar fabrics keep out glare without blocking your view. Choose from 75 available colors and weaves to find the perfect balance between light blockage and a clear view. 9. Signature Roman Pleat Shades with Tandem Liner These innovative fabric shades have pleated ‘pockets’ that insulate windows like a cellular…

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Win $200 of Laura Ashley Window Treatments from Blinds.com

We have a major crush on Laura Ashley, our stylish friends from across the pond. Since 1953 they’ve graced the world with iconic feminine prints and we can’t get enough of them. Get To Know Laura Ashley Bring Laura to Your Windows Blinds.com is honored to be the exclusive carrier of Laura Ashley window coverings. The iconic, feminine prints that you’ve loved for decades can now be found on roller shades and cellular blinds in the Laura Ashley window fashion line, only at Blinds.com. The collection also features draperies, pleated shades and woven wood shades with color accents to coordinate with Laura Ashley home goods and bedding. The entire collection is made with the finest materials and give your home a designer touch. Win…

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Sheer Beauty – New! Cellular Shades with Trilight

Find the perfect balance between privacy and a great view.  Get a sheer pleated shade and cellular shade in one with our new Trilight option. If you love the look of Top-Down/Bottom-Up but need more security, this is the perfect window covering for you. Try Trilight In the past you’ve had to choose between letting in light and maintaining privacy. Top-down/bottom-up blinds and shades let in light from the top, but why not give your windows even more versatility? Our innovative new Trilight fabric is a sheer, lightly textured pleated shade that can be paired with light filtering or blackout cellular fabric. Crisp, larger-than-normal pleats allow for a clearer view outside, but give daytime privacy from the exterior. They also provide UV protection that…

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Blackout Shades in Action at Penelope’s Oasis

One of our favorite bloggers, Penelope, doles out gems of wisdom to her readers about parenting, marriage and tips for creating an oasis out of your home, on her blog Penelope’s Oasis. We love her post about the perfect reading nooks. She has just completed her home renovation and wanted beautiful window treatments to finish it all. Plus, with two kiddos running around she needed something that’s child safe. Penelope chose the Graber CrystalPleat 3/4″ Single Cell Blackout Shades in Moonlight. Here’s what Penelope had to say after shopping with Blinds.com: ” I favored anything easy to clean and that would do a good job screening out the light, since the first windows we’d be dressing are those in the boy’s rooms…

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