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Bamboo Blinds or Bamboo Shades: What is the Difference?
By admin
6/24/2009 8:28:00 AM  

Many times customers and businesses use the terms blind and shade synonymously. So when it comes to a Bamboo window treatment, this mixing of verbiage can cause confusion. Even we use the term interchangeable ways since and actual shade is usually what customers are looking for even if they search for bamboo blinds. So what is the difference? A shade is usually a piece of fabric or in this case, woven wood (bamboo, grass, reed, fabric, etc) that is raised and lowered in either a roman style, or a roll-up style (the former being more elegant generally). A blind, however, indicates thee are slats that tilt open and closed, like venetian blinds, mini blinds, etc, there are slats, made solely or primarily with bamboo. These slats may have a woven look, or may look very similar to a basswood blind - depending on how they are manufactured. True bamboo window blinds are much more of a niche product, since they are usually a bit more expensive than bass wood blinds, yet look similar (although they are ‘greener’); whereas, bamboo shades are quite en vogue with designers right now, who often dress a window with a combination of a bamboo shade, and colorful drapery panel set.

Hopefully this helps explain the difference, but if you still have any questions, give us a call and we’d be happy to discuss with you in more detail!


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Cellular Shades and Insulating Your House
By admin
3/11/2009 8:31:00 AM  

With home heating costs this season estimated to go through the roof, there are viable ways to maximize the energy efficiency of your home with the proper window coverings.

Hitting home for many families is the ever-increasing cost of energy.  If you live in a cold climate you are probably feeling the pinch of fuel costs even if they are a bit down from earlier in the year.  I lived in Pennsylvania for many years and I was acutely aware of this.  It seemed that every winter the prices just kept going up.

There are ways to dramatically improve the energy efficiency of your home and one of them is with the right types of window blinds and shades.  One of the best types of window treatments for insulation is cellular shades.  They come in single and double cells.  The double cell shades offer the greatest level of insulation both for hot and cold weather. However, both types of shades are specially designed to keep the heat in and the cold out.

The single and double-cell construction of cellular window shades not only provide the highest level of insulation, but also filter out harsh UV rays that can damage interiors and upholstery in your home.  In addition, if you get a blackout shade, insulation is generally increased further. Our cellular shades, also known as cell or honeycomb window shades are made from 100% woven polyester fabric for durability and offer many years of resilience against wear and tear.

Cellular shades can actually pay for themselves with the money saved in energy cost.  In today’s economy it’s definitely a wise economic decision.


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Custom Blinds Fast
By admin
3/3/2009 8:20:00 AM  
We have found that your needs come in all shapes and sizes. Big blinds, small blinds. Blinds for vacations homes, for RV’s, shades for the deck, that match a family heirloom or the colors of the old ball team. One requirement that we have been making a priority lately is speed to your house without adding additional costs. All of our custom blindsand shades are being produced more quickly than ever, and our Designer blinds and shades are being produced the next business day!

Now more than ever we are offering the ultimate combination of quality, affordability, convenience and SPEED!

Check out more details on this aspect that we think will revolutionize online blind buying and check out our

press release.



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Categories: Online Blinds Retailing
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Restringing your Custom Horizontal Blinds
By admin
2/4/2009 8:25:00 AM  
If you know how, restringing your wood or faux wood blind can be a fairly painless do-it-yourself project. The following instructions should work for any blind that is horizontal and uses a laddering system to tilt the slats and a pull cord as a lift. I recommend walking through all the steps to ensure you understand them prior to getting started.

  1. Take your blind down and take the old pull-cord out.
  2. Next feed your new pull cord through the cord lock and out through the top-rail.
  3. Next feed the cord through each slat without putting the cord through the ladder (that holds and tilts the slats)
  4. Once it is through the bottom rail, push it through the button under the bottom rail and tie a not large enough so that it does not pull through your blinds again.
  5. Hang it back up on your wall and make the final length adjustments to ensure that the cord is inline with the other cords on your blind.

Of course make certain you have the right string, and the correct length up front, but if you do it properly, you can greatly extend the life of your custom blinds!

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Bamboo Shades and Laudatory Customers
By admin
8/24/2008 8:48:00 AM  

Why do our customers love bamboo products so much? The bamboo shade is a very exciting product that is becoming a big hit among home owners and decorators alike.

 

I guess it’s because bamboo looks so nice in just about any environment — and it’s also true that items made from bamboo will be very durable. That means that purchasing blinds made from bamboo will prove to be a good value, sometimes long outlasting similar blinds made from other materials.

Natural Woven Wood Shades are made from bamboo, rattan, jute, grass, & reeds. These shades bring the beauty of nature indoors while at the same time providing insulation against summer’s heat and winter’s cold. These two elements combine to make this window covering an unbeatable choice.

Below are just a few testimonials from our customers proclaiming their love for our bamboo shades:

 

In our children’s bedrooms we have installed bamboo window shades — they have a very simple construction, with no complicated mechanisms for the children to break.


I am writing to tell you how pleased I am with my bamboo shades. They look just great in our living room. I couldn’t be happier. In fact, I just ordered more shades for our dining room. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nice addition to any room…Thanks Again!


I just had to say that I am so impressed with the quality of the blinds you sent me. They are cut perfectly, hang like a dream and cost me much less than I expected to pay at a retailer. Thank you again!! I am going to tell all my friends about you.

 

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