Which Blinds Are Best?

Choosing new window blinds or shades for your home is a big decision. We can help you make the right one. Read more to find out how to go about choosing the right window treatments and to learn how to determine which blinds are best for your needs.

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How Do I Choose the Right Blinds?

The first step to choosing the right blinds is to evaluate your needs in a given room. Do you want light filtering through? Do you need total blackout for a better night’s rest? The key to choosing the right product is finding the one that checks all your boxes. Here are some things to consider to help you narrow down the search:

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How Much Do Custom Window Treatments Cost?

Custom window treatments are cut and measured specifically to your window size. This is especially useful for windows that aren’t standard sizes. Find out what custom window treatments are all about, what they offer, and of course, how much do custom window treatments cost?

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What Are the Advantages of Custom Window Blinds?

There are a few reasons custom window treatments are the right choice when it comes to shopping for window coverings. Here are just a few to keep in mind:

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7 Types of Blinds You Should Get to Know

The world of blinds and shades can be overwhelming. So many choices, so many uses – which ones are right for your needs? Before you make any selections, read this guide to understanding the uses behind some of our most popular window treatments.

Different Types of Blinds

Different types of blinds and shades have varying purposes. Depending on the room you’re putting them in, your style, your needs, and your budget, different types of blinds are suitable for each unique buyer’s needs. Here’s a closer look at some of the most popular types of blinds and shades we offer:

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Blinds vs. Shades: What’s the Difference?

In the world of window treatments, blinds and shades may as well be apples and oranges. But apparently, to anyone who doesn’t live and breathe window treatments every day, this isn’t quite so obvious. If you’re looking to cover your windows, here’s your chance to learn all about blinds and shades – and what the real difference between them is.

What Are Blinds?

Blinds tend to be made of solid materials, like Faux Wood Blinds, Wood Blinds and Mini Blinds. This makes blinds a very durable option. They’re also really easy to wipe clean and don’t absorb stains. No matter which material you choose, you’re sure to get a window treatment that will endure just about anything you throw at it – and trust us, kids throw a lot at them! Continue reading

5 Tips for Ordering Custom Blinds Online

Ordering your own custom blinds may seem complicated, but the whole process – from ordering to installation – can actually be much easier than you think. Keep these five tips in mind when purchasing your custom window treatments to guarantee a quick and easy transaction.

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1. Determine Your Needs

Before you commit to any blinds or shades, make a list of each room in your home and your needs in each one. For example, you may need total darkness in your bedroom so Blackout Honeycomb Shades would be a good fit. For your kitchen, you may prefer something easy to wipe clean like Faux Wood Blinds. If you’re looking for trendy and chic in the living room, you’ll want to look at something like Roman Shades or Woven Shades.

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DIY Home Project: Fall Window Treatment Tips and Ideas

We’re always up for a good DIY home project – especially when it includes stylish new window treatments! As the fall approaches, it’s a good time to start thinking about winter-friendly products. Here are some of our favourite fall window treatment ideas for your DIY home decor project.

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Fall Window Treatment Shopping

If you’re looking to redecorate this fall, here is a closer look at some of the top trends for the Fall 2020 season for your DIY home project.

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5 Tips To Improve Energy Efficiency for Your Living Room Windows

The windows of a house may be the portal to the outside world, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t search for some improvements to make them more efficient.

Window efficiency especially matters a lot in living rooms. This is because most living areas are designed smack in the middle of a home and many of them are designed based on an open floor plan. The light that’s let in through such living room windows is basically illuminating the rest of the spaces within the open floor layout.

If you want to know how to improve the window efficiency to increase the comfort of your lounge area, then here are 5 amazing ones to get you started:

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Cutting the Cord: The Benefits of Child-Safe Cordless Blinds

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You’ve installed child locks on cabinets and drawers, put up safety gates, and covered outlets. But there’s another important way to protect the youngest members of your family. Children can become entangled in corded window coverings such as blinds, which can lead to strangulation or even death. The good news is that this hazard can be completely eliminated with cordless blinds, as confirmed by Health Canada.

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Better Sleep & Better Health with Blackout Blinds

There was a time when we rose with the sun and were active all day, and when the sun set, we headed for bed. But in today’s 24-hour on-the-go world, how do we get enough shut eye to feel rested and stay healthy when it is time for sleep? One simple solution is blackout blinds.

JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED

Studies show that inadequate rest can result in more than just a slow morning. Poor sleep can affect your health. Thinking, reaction time and even memory formation can be compromised. Lack of sleep can also increase anxiety and irritability, and can even lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. The good news is that a few simple changes can make a difference in your sleep patterns, starting in the bedroom.

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One of the most important elements for a good night’s sleep is a truly dark bedroom. Given that light-at-night has been linked to everything from weight gain to depression, it makes sense to start with improving your bedroom environment. Blackout blinds can block up to 99% of outside light. That means better sleep and better health could be as easy as choosing the perfect slumber shades, which have a sidetrack system that seals tightly around the window frame to eliminate all light gaps.

DO YOU NEED BLACKOUT BLINDS?

Blackout blinds are a great fit for so many different lifestyles. Do any of these people sound like you?

  • Shift workers: Daytime sleep requires a dark bedroom.
  • New parents: Keep the nursery dark for uninterrupted naps.
  • Light sleepers: Block early morning rays for a better sleep.
  • Northern city dwellers: Reclaim the night during the midnight sun.
  • Midday nappers: What better way to catch a daytime snooze than in a room that blocks incoming light.
  • Photographers: Control natural light for the perfect shot.

ENERGY-EFFICIENT TEMPERATURE CONTROL

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Sleep comes easier in a comfortable room, and most blackout blinds & shades are also energy efficient. The insulating qualities of blackout honeycomb/cellular shades, for example, will keep your room warm in the winter and cool in the summer.  So sleep tight knowing that you are also saving money on your energy bills!

GOOD NIGHT

Is there anything better than a good night’s sleep? We don’t think so. And blackout blinds are a great way to help you stay well rested and healthy each and every night of the year.