Tips and Tricks
Don’t you wish everything came with a user manual? While it’s easy to find information on how to care for your furniture, appliances, and even your home, finding the specifics can be tough. Everyone learns some maintenance tips and tricks along the way!
Caring for and cleaning your window coverings isn’t difficult. For each different type of window covering, there’s a method to clean it! Can’t decide what type of shades your bedroom needs? Debating on whether you should install shutters or blinds in your kitchen? Did you know you can fight allergies with window treatments? We’ve got the answers for your blinds, shades, and shutter questions. We share our tips and tricks for cleaning, maintaining, and caring for your window treatments here.
Energy efficiency might not always be on your mind – until you open that first energy bill of the winter. Yikes! According to a 2009 U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) survey, heating accounts for 41.5% of average residential energy usage, while appliances, electronics, and lighting account for 34.6%; water heating 17.7%; [...]
One of the most appealing aspects of city living is the view. There is really nothing quite like it. In fact, we recently wrote about the Top 10 U.S. Cities with the Best Views. And when the time comes to purchase new window treatments, it’s important to take your beautiful view into consideration. You want to choose a window [...]
Last year, primary energy consumption in the United States rose slightly, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), which projects that world energy consumption will grow by 28% by 2040. As energy demands increase, it’s important that homeowners find new ways to lessen the financial burden that growing energy demands [...]
Window treatments are actually a bit more complex than most people realize. Because of this, we often hear some of the same frequently asked questions (FAQs). So, we decided to take the time to answer a few of these in our blog, and explain how easily each of these FAQs can be resolved. That little plastic piece is called [...]
Small spaces can be a real design challenge. “The wrong color can feel claustrophobic, too much furniture can feel chaotic, and the wrong patterns just feel too busy,” says Wendy Cassidy, Freshome. So, how do you incorporate everything you want in a small room without it starting to feel tight and cramped? Is magic the answer? [...]
Halloween has come and gone, which means November is here and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. We can practically smell the turkey, stuffing, and cranberries already. Mmmmmmmm! So, chances are friends and family will come knocking before too long. Are you ready? More importantly, is your home ready? Our Thanksgiving [...]
Finding the right window treatments can be as frustrating as finding the right chair in a home built for three bears – this one’s too big, this one’s too small, but Next Day Blinds is always just right. This is because our blinds, shades and shutters are custom built specifically for each individual window. But, did you [...]
“At Next Day Blinds, everything is custom made after you purchase your products,” says Frank Sisto, Vice President of Operations at Next Day Blinds. “It doesn’t matter if you buy your window treatments in store, online, or in your own home, all of our products are made one at a time, to your specifications in our factory. There [...]
When designing (or redesigning) a room, there are several factors to consider – light and light control, color, texture, and, of course, that WOW factor. Every room needs an eye-catching feature. For rooms connected to the outdoors, French Doors could be the perfect solution. “If you are looking for a special feature to [...]
As custom decorating professional and Houzz contributor Jess McBride will tell you, “not all shades are created equal.” Window treatments, like windows, come in many different shapes and styles, and certain window treatments are just better suited for certain situations. Take Solar Shades, for example. While these sleek shades provide a [...]