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.
Most window treatments are traditionally hung using an Inside Mount, inside the window frame, providing a visually appealing look that most homeowners prefer. For this reason, an inside mount is perfect for areas where visual appeal is more important than light control, such as the living room, dining room, and kitchen. An [...]
“Today, with so many styles of blinds and shades to choose from, finding the right one for your needs isn’t always a quick open-and-shut deal,” says Alice Hurley, Good Housekeeping Magazine. “Whether you’re looking for privacy, style, or both, it can be a daunting task to choose window treatments.” Fortunately, we have helped [...]
“Humans have long dressed their windows for privacy, light control and pure decoration,” says Jess McBride, Houzz contributor, “but never have there been more options for screening and creative expression than there are today — even for those hardest-to-dress windows like arches, bays and recessed windows.” Here are a few of [...]
The term never judge a book by its cover does not seem to apply to the real estate industry. That’s just human nature, says Princeton psychologists Janine Willis and Alexander Todorov. The pair performed a series of experiments to determine just how quickly people form first impressions. Their findings: a tenth of a second. So, [...]
April 11 is National Pet Day – a celebration of our furry, four-legged family members. Originally founded in 2006, this unofficial holiday has become a cultural phenomenon with everyone from the U.S. Department of Defense and Good Morning America to the BBC joining in on the fun as #NationalPetDay trends on Twitter. Of [...]
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? [...]