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 blinds here.
Mistaking Cut-Down with Custom Box stores often offer cut down shades, which are off-the-shelf product and cut to the appropriate width. However, this is far from custom. “At Next Day Blinds, everything is custom made after you purchase your products,” says Frank Sisto, Vice President of Operations at Next Day Blinds. “You get [...]
With spring right around the corner and Marie Kondo on everyone’s minds, we thought it would be the perfect time to discuss spring cleaning – specifically decluttering the home. However, if you’re like us, you have A LOT of stuff, and thinking about going through it all can be pretty daunting. “Decluttering an entire home [...]
“Successful lighting design is fundamental to enhancing the look and feel of a home or a business,” says Randy Burkett, Randy Burkett Lighting Design. And good design has many layers, including ambient lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting. However, for this article, we are only worried about the fourth type of lighting [...]
When you order a custom suit, your tailor takes exact measurements to craft a suit truly made for YOU. The same holds true for your window treatments. Just like a tailor needs precise measurements to fit your new suit to your unique body type, Next Day Blinds needs exact measurements to build custom blinds, shades, and shutters [...]
When the weather outside is frightful, our homes are where we escape the cold. But if your home isn’t as energy efficient as it could be, you might find your interior a bit chillier than you’d like. Fortunately, a few simple updates can make all the difference. And don’t worry; energy efficiency doesn’t have to mean unsightly [...]
Fall is in full swing, which means the holiday season isn’t far behind. Soon, you’ll be stuffing the turkey and before you know it you’ll be stuffing stockings (or stuffing latkes). But before the holiday fun can begin, you need to make sure your home is ready for house guests of all ages, from your cousin’s newborn to your [...]
Boring. Blah. Underwhelming. When most of us think of neutral colors, these are the words that immediately come to mind. Well, newsflash! “Neutral colors don’t have to be boring,” says Shelley Little, Freshome. “In fact, a calm, neutral backdrop allows you to bring out some pretty bold elements into your design that may [...]
Goodbye summer and hello fall. ‘Tis the season of pumpkin spice lattes, hoodies, and bonfires. Before you know it, Halloween will be here, which means winter isn’t far behind. It is important to start thinking about every homeowner’s favorite topic – Energy Efficiency. And no discussion of energy efficiency is complete [...]
For those of us who grew up watching shows like Star Trek or The Jetsons, voice-activated smart homes seemed too cool to be true – commanding every intricacy of your daily routine without lifting a finger. One can dream, right? Well, the future is now thanks to the Amazon Echo, better know to the public as Alexa. The [...]
While Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer and back to school, beach season is not officially over until September 22, 2018. So, enjoy the warm weather while it lasts. However, fall will be here before you know it and, as everyone’s favorite Game of Thrones family likes to remind us, “Winter is coming.” Now is the [...]