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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

How to Get the Best Window Treatment for your Home?

Windows are an integral part of any home. These are the elements that make the home worth living, because of the ventilation and light that they permit to come inside the home. These are essential things as they let the stale air out, fresh air in, and also prevent entry of bacteria, fungus and dust mites into the house. 

But, this is also a fact that no one wants an unrestricted flow of wind and light into their homes. They always want only the right amount of wind and light that they require for a healthy living. This can be achieved with the help of the window blinds. The best way is to get the custom window blinds because they give you a great way of controlling the amount of light and wind according to your preference.


There are many styles to choose from as far as the custom window blinds are considered. Depending on your preference you can choose the style and color that you want. The best thing is that these are available in all the home improvement stores and you can easily find a vendor to get these blinds at your convenience.

The blinds are made of many kinds of materials such as:

• Aluminum
• Wood
• Bamboo

The aluminum blinds are very light in weight and still provide you the perfect protection from the light and wind.

Wood is a great material that not only gives you complete protection from outside temperature changes but also helps you make your home look great.

Bamboo is a great material that affords all the advantages that wood has and is also cheaper than wood. It lasts a good time and can be replaced at will, because of its low cost.


Most of the people who get these custom window blinds are most concerned about their cleaning. The cleaning of the window blinds depends on the material that is used to make them. The aluminum blinds can be cleaned using a damp cloth or just a piece of damp sponge. You could use a mild detergent with cold or lukewarm water for stains that are tough, or you could just dip the whole blind into a bucket of warm water with soap.

However, it is the wooden blinds that need a lot of care. Because a lot of moisture can destroy your blind as it may bend due to exposure to water. It is always preferable to get the wooden blinds polished once in a while. To keep the wooden blinds hassle free, you can fabric pleat the blinds. This will prevent any dirt to settle on the blinds and you will not need to clean them at periodic intervals.


The wooden blinds are definitely something that will need you to invest a lot of your money. But this does not mean that people who have limited budget cannot afford to have window treatment at their homes.

In fact, there are many kinds of blinds that are available at lower costs. If you want to save money on your blinds it is important that you do not go in for the designer blinds. If you are looking for the cheapest of the blinds then these options would suit your need the best.

This is the cheapest type of blinds available in the market. This is mainly from China and it is even cheaper if you can get them from China.

These are also cheap blinds. They may be sensitive to UV rays but once treated properly, they become considerably UV resistant. They have longer life than the paper blinds and are still affordable for all the people.

Disclosure: Text and images provided by the contributor.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Easy Ways to Find Affordable Blinds Installation for Your Homes

If you are looking for affordable blinds installations for your home, then there are a variety of aspects to keep in mind. These blinds offer you with a decorative value and also great functionality. It means you have more privacy, are able to keep sunlight at bay and you would also be able to shield your home from the prying eyes of neighbors and others.

Although installing blinds is fairly simple however certain aspects about the installation do get a lot of home owners worried. In particular, if you are worried about the cleaning process and then reinstalling the blinds, here are some aspects to keep in mind:

• Find reputed blind providers

If you are looking for blinds for your homes then you should opt for reputed providers who will provide you with good and reliable services on installing your blinds. In most cases, these affordable blinds installations for the home are done by the vendors from whom you purchase the blinds from and that too without any charges at times.

In case you are picking blinds from a mall or similar places then you can ask about the installation charges and fees. However, if you find that the installation process is too much then you can try connecting with the brand that manufactures the blinds. Usually they have provision for cost-effective installation.

Affordable Blinds Installation

• Ask your local handyman

A local handyman should be given a lot more credit than they deserve especially when it comes to these installations. You would be amazed at the skills of your mason or carpenter when it comes to affordable blinds installations for your home. Most of them are aware of the basic procedures for these installations and would do it at a lesser rate.

Another benefit that you get here is that you don’t have to worry about cleaning the mess created during the installation. You can ask your handyman to come and do the cleaning for you after putting the blinds back.

Affordable Blinds Installation

• DIY

If you want, you can also try some of the manuals available for DIY blinds. These are basically free videos and tutorials available that take you through a plethora of blind installations. You can see the kind of blind type you have along with the rollers and the mechanics, which is usually listed in the warranty paper or even manual.

Then carefully read or watch these videos and then try doing the affordable blinds installations for home all by yourself. You can also try observing the process of putting up the blinds when the company representatives come to do the job. Doing so would help you get a fair idea about the process of installation and thus avoid the risks of paying more next time.

It is best to bear in mind that there are different kinds of mechanisms that apply to different blind types. There is no generalization done here. But if you have automatic blinds then you should make sure that you read through the guide clearly.

Considering that the process of installation can be rather complicated because of electrical aspects involved like your remote may not work correctly or the blind gets stuck mid-way while going up, etc. Hence, for the sake of affordable blinds installations for home, you should not try and risk wastage or cause more damage. Although, most mechanical or hand-operated blinds do not give you such problems, but there are always exceptions.

Do make sure that you have taken the correct measurements or else you may end up with crooked and odd shaped blinds that will in turn spoil the complete look of your room or house.

Disclosure: This is a guest post. All text are provided by the contributor.

Friday, October 28, 2016

How Do You Decorate Your Home with Some Attractive Blinds?

Decorating With Blinds

Now people are interested to install blinds by replacing their old curtains because they are more effective and efficient than other products. Blinds can provide you with full privacy level, and you can easily operate these blinds with a remote control system.

Whereas, curtains are almost of similar types and, though rich in patterns, would not be able to match its pace for satisfying requirements of modern designing. It is an arrangement of vertical and horizontal slats, made up of different materials, such as plastic, metal, and woods.

How Do You Decorate Your Home with Some Attractive Blinds?


All these slats are held together with the help of cords which passes through the slats of the blind sheets. The replacement of curtains from blinds just not provide a new and more alluring looks to the existing windows and in entire ambiance as well, it is also very convenient to maintain in comparison to various types of curtains.


Types of Blinds and Its Usage


There are various types of window blinds, which are used or ideal to be used differently, for different purposes or place of installation. These blind types primarily fall under the broad category, which can be enumerated as:

• Roller blind
• Venetian blind
• Vertical blind
• Pleated blind
• Roman blind


What are the different kinds of materials of various blinds?


These blinds come in a variety of material options such as, plastic, wood, fabric, metal, etc., in the form of slats, which can be rotated into upward and downward position through the threads passing through the slot arrangements, in a way to open or close it respectively. The movement of these blind coverings comes in both types– manual and machine operated. All of the above blind types are special to be used in certain areas or ambiances, particularly, as per their specific characteristics.

• Roller blind – these are the best sort of blind option which can be employed at home and office fronts as roller blind do not contain slats. Instead of containing slats, it comes in the form of one complete sheet, made of a specific material, such as metal. Roller blinds are known for its qualities of protection against theft, fire, temperature, bad weather and it has an effective humidity control system. It can reduce the power consumption bill and roller blinds are mostly operated with a remote control system.
Roller blind


• Venetian blinds- these are a most traditional form of blinds. You may require cleaning it every now and then for its appealing looking. These blinds do not completely prevent light entering any room or office. It provides a nice interior for your home. It ensures fairly good insulation from hot and cold weather.

• Roman blinds- these are stylish and appealing in looks. The fabric used for manufacturing it is very soft in texture. These have large folds and sometime slats which can completely cover home windows. Its gives rich texture furthermore luxurious looks to your room. It can control natural light fully. These are manufactured using synthetic material which often looks beautiful and makes a smart choice for every homeowner.

• Pleated blinds- these are among popular choice for covering your room windows. These have many practical uses and besides such uses, it looks chic. It is able to create relaxing and comfy ambiance inside your room. These can be easily stored and you can draw these to the uppermost corner of the window. It is useful for people living in less space.


Pleated blind

To know more about different kinds of blinds, you can search them online and you will find many designers who offer various blinds at an attractive price range. Before placing your order, you need to compare their price range.

Disclosure: This is a guest post.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Creative Ideas on Choosing Curtains and Blinds for Your Room

When you refurnish your home, you need to change the curtains and blinds also. Now you can choose different kind of automatic blinds for your home and you can operate these blinds with a remote control. Also a good combination of suitable curtains and blinds will enhance the beauty of your room. 

But before making a final purchase, you need to examine the room. In other words, you need to confirm the types of rooms you have, total number of windows included, light effect during the day, types of furniture included and many more.


Choosing Curtains and Blinds


How do you choose the perfect curtains and blinds?

• These questions will help you to determine the right type of window treatment for your room. In case your room is already dark, then a lighter set of curtains will serve the best. It is well understood that larger rooms can easily accept heavier curtains and vice versa. In case the room is very small, then you may easily go with blinds.

• Most importantly, you must note that window coverings must complete the look of the room but must not distract from the overall grace and appearance. After knowing the type of room you have along with the type of window treatment to match with the same, you can now easily move ahead to choose the most suitable colors and patterns.

Choosing Curtains and Blinds


Matching Curtains and Blinds with Furniture:


There are some people who prefer matching their curtains and blinds to a sofa that is already available in the room. It is a great idea for rooms that do not comprise of many color combinations. But little bit research must be carried in case the room comprises of a dark colored and bold pattern sofa.

It must be noted that blinds and other coverings must not be the focal point of a room. Generally, the size of window coverings is directly proportional to the size of the room. Apart from that, you need to install some curtains and blinds which can decrease your power consumption bill. 

You can install some dark colored curtains and blinds in the north and south facing windows and these blinds can prevent the sunlight and keep your room cool. On the other part, you can install some light colored blinds in the east and west side windows to allow some sunrays and these systems can keep your room warm during winter.

Choosing Curtains and Blinds


What is the Most Suitable Drapery?


Heavy draperies can easily make the room a bit stuffy and regal in some right conditions. Bamboo blinds have been reported to provide a different feeling in comparison to the ones manufactured by using materials.

• It is an intelligent idea to follow the theme of the room at the time of choosing materials. Lighter materials go best in airy rooms. However, this rule may get a bit diverted in some exceptional cases. Playing all around with various textures will definitely yield the best result.

• You may focus on curtain rods rather than curtains. Numerous professional window covering installers take into usage the technique of including several textures to a window. This may be either a shade or blind in the background rather than adding a curtain on the top.

Also, variable levels and depth of the rod will also enhance the dimensions of window treatment. Window dressing is something that can be used for giving a final finishing touch to your home d├ęcor. In this regards, you can search on the different portals and you will find many colorful curtains and windows. 

For the blind and curtain installation, you can also get in touch with some professional designers and they will help you to Opt for an ideal combination of curtains and blinds according to your home decoration.

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