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If you are planning of changing the look of your home or you have just shifted in a new apartment the most important thing which you should consider is your windows. In the past people used traditional curtains for their windows but nowadays window blinds are great alternative for window coverings. There are many types such as vertical, roller, Venetian, office, mini, blackout roller, motorised blinds and wooden blinds. You can select the blinds according to your need and budget. While in curtains you will not find so much of options. There are many reasons of using blinds as your window treatment.

By installing blinds you can have privacy and transparency according to your desire. The blinds will not allow seeing the outsiders inside your room directly through your windows.
You will find very pleasing when you will hang blinds on your windows. You can define blind as the love of accessorizing your house. Blinds can give a decorating effect which a traditional curtain can never give. You can also have a classic effect by adding vertical or horizontal line for uniformity of your window detail.
You can also add effects around your house with the help of these blinds. For example for better manipulation of lighting and room darkening blinds are just the perfect. You can adjust the amount of light entering in your home by adjusting the slats of blinds. If you do not want any light to come in your room then you can close the slats completely. In this way you can adjust the light according to your desire.
It can also work as energy saver by keeping your room heat in winter and cool in summer.
It will also solve your noise problem. If your apartment or house is near the busy street and you usually get disturbed by the outside noise then by installing window blind you can solve your problem. Blinds will not allow the outside noise to enter in your room or if you have kids in your house and you do not want the noise go outside your house and disturb your neighbours then also blinds can solve your problem.

Blinds are very easier to install than curtains. You can easily install your type of blind in your window and can save installation fee. They are very easy to maintain and clean also. Blinds catch less dust therefore you can easily clean them without any hassle with the help of blind cleaners. You can also clean your blind by dry cleaning. Whereas cleaning the curtains are very difficult because they are heavy.

By using these blinds you can experience the change and always remember that change is happiness.
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Blinds Can Be Called By Their Names

Often consumers visit their local window coverings store, or their web stores, to select a type of covering for the windows in their home or office. The visit will start with the customer entering the store and approaching the salesperson in the store, "I am looking for window treatments for my home." Then the salesperson in the store will push what is giving him the highest commission, or what they think is the easiest choice for the customer to make, thus leading to a quick sale.

Sometimes these salespeople will offer only the lowest cost items to get the easiest sale. Other times, they will show the most expensive products, thinking that the customer will not know where else to be educated regarding window treatments. The search for information about the many and various types of blinds starts here in this article, where we will discuss the correct names of several types that one can purchase.

Most blinds are called by the name that describes what they are. Let's take a little time to learn about these different names. In other articles, we will discuss how to use them, and the benefits of each kind.

Horizontal blinds have slats that are horizontal, or side to side. These come in several varieties, and the names for these are usually based on the material from which they are manufactured. When made from metal, they are usually made from aluminum these days, so these can be called aluminum blinds. (These were traditionally called venetian blinds, and this name is still used in the industry.) Other types of horizontals are made from wood, so these are called wood blinds. There are also fake, or faux wood products used in horizontals, and these are called faux wood blinds. Some people choose basic plastic slat material for their louvers, and this material is correctly called PVC, so these are called PVC horizontal blinds.

Vertical blinds are those that have the material running up and down, or hanging (vertically) from a track. Vertical blinds can be made from fabric- so they get the name fabric vertical blinds. Others made be made from aluminum, and these are called aluminum vertical blinds. Aluminum vertical blinds are not sold often anymore, but they are still out there. Then, there is plastic, again using PVC, to make PVC verticals. Those made from PVC used to be the least expensive type, but recent changes have meant that only entry level PVC verticals are the lowest prices.
Then, one can consider what is a micro or mini blind? These are made from aluminum, and they are smaller than the traditional Venetians. How much smaller you might ask? Well, if Venetians (and wood or faux wood blinds) are 2 inches deep, then the minis are 1 inch deep. Micros are even smaller at half of an inch deep.

The above are the basic types of blinds out there, but there are some specialty styles to consider. These start with skylight, motorized and between the panes. We will discuss these types a little.
Skylight blinds are just what you would think. These are made for skylights. Usually these are small treatments, and often minis, which use specialty control systems. When used in skylights, window treatments need to be controlled differently than regular window coverings.

Motorized blinds can be any of the types of products we already discussed, but are motorized. These motors are getting more affordable, and can have increasing amounts of functions, including control over the internet.
Between the panes blinds are made to function inside a window, or a door. Some innovative manufacturers of glass materials are now leaving open spaces in their windows, and some are selling integrated window treatments between the glass for these windows. These are usually low functioning mini blinds, and they are quit a lot more expensive than simply buying a regular window and standard minis. The convenience factor of cleaning and protection of them have made them worth a look for some who are replacing windows.

Educating yourself about the correct names for the types of blinds in the stores or for sale on the websites will dramatically help you find what you are looking for. Ask for them by name, and ask about options or alternatives. You never know what you will see. The window treatments industry has many innovative products coming our regularly.
Judith Persit is an interior designer specializing in window treatments. Judith writes about vertical blinds. Learn more regarding blinds at her website.
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Impressions: Vertical Blinds


Vane Size
3 ½”
Whites, neutrals, pastels, and
PVC vinyl
Smooth and various patterned textures
Standard chain & cord control, wand control
Valance Options
Regular valance, round valance, crown corner valance, cornice valance
Motorization Options
• Anti-static treatment to resist dirt and dust
• Self-aligning headrail mechanism
• Available in larger sizes
• UV-coated slats to seal the color and resist scratches and discoloration
• Self-aligning, ivory colored headrail
• Easy to clean
• Long-lasting
Light Filtering/Privacy
Sizes Available
Width: 12” – 204”
Height: 12” – 150”

Six Tips for Great Window Treatments

Spruce up those windows to make your kitchen more attractive with six easy-to-do ideas.

Strip away heavy window coverings and replace with simple shades. One path to less fabric is using an upholstered cornice, says Sue Pelley, national spokesperson for Interiors by Decorating Den, or a flap valance like the Ace three-piece set from Swags Galore.
Design by Sue Adams

Natural light in the kitchen is essential. "Pleated shades offer a privacy treatment and still allow plenty of light," says Pelley.
Just one example of an attractive pleated shade is the Smith + Noble version, available in tones ranging from White to Sky Blue, in subtle stripes and a tropical-looking pattern. It even comes in versions suitable for skylights or arched windows.
 Design by Gail Drury

If you're using fabric, make sure it's in a contemporary tone.
"The terra cotta shades are very 'in' mixed with greens, blacks and golds," says Pelley. "You can also mix cotton fabric prints, either within a treatment or coordinating a print in the valance or cornice with another print on the cushion seats or place mats."
If your kitchen is particularly tiny, then light, cool colors can make it look larger and brighter, while dark, warm colors can make an oversized kitchen more inviting.
Design by Beth Haley

Another hot trend is Roman shades made of rattan, bamboo or other natural fibers, says Pelley: "They add visual interest with their texture, but still roll up smoothly like the Roman shades of old."

Design by Lin Lee

Too much direct sunlight is also an issue in kitchens, says Pelley, since it makes it hot and unpleasant to work in. Simple wood blinds or woven wood shades, like the Provenance sold by Hunter Douglas, will filter the light without looking too heavy.  

Design by Jill Hertz

"There are typically lots of straight lines in the kitchen — the cabinets, the appliances, the counters —everything is straight or square," says Pelley. "It's a good idea to add a window treatment with soft curves to open the space up, especially in a small kitchen."
Arching a valance is a good option, particularly over the sink. Other options include a curved cornice, a box-pleated valance with a curved line along the bottom or a London Shade from Smith + Noble that is nearly flat at the top but falls from inverted pleats to gentle swags along the bottom, with wings at either side.
 Design by Phyllis Harbinger

Decorating Bay Windows

  • Some individuals may add some sort of carpeting to the flat area in front of the windows. This will soften the look. If the bay window is deep enough, you could even sit in the window like you’ve probably seen some people do. However, make sure the area is sturdy enough to sit in and star gaze.
  • There are different types of bay window coverings you can use. Wood coverings are strong, you can go for the shutter appearance and open and close them as you please. This is a great way to add elegance to a room and also add functionality.
  • Some individuals choose to add stained glass to bay to add color to the light coming into the room. The stained glass itself can add color quite easily.
Bay windows are spacious windows that can look drab or they can look excellent. However, it is the “drab” factor that leads people to decorating them. And you would be amazed at some of the ideas people come up.
Here is an idea of what you may see and what you can do to make your bay windows not so plain:
  • You can try custom fitted roman shades for each individual window. This can accentuate the window and its qualities. These windows are actually quite linear and roman shades can reveal that.
  • If you have bay windows in your bedroom, you can add curtains to the bottom half of the windows to add to privacy, but still allow light into the room.
  • If you have various romantic window treatment elements in a room, a valance can make a considerable difference. This can unite the windows into one.
  • Accordion shades can add to the color of the room and also let in as much or as little light as you want.
All-in-all, the idea in decorating bay windows is to make the window look softer in the room and use them in whatever way you can to add color to the room. Instead of them being separate from the room, you are incorporating them into the room.
This is important when making them a focal point rather than something that seems to sit off to the side with no function whatsoever. When you are decorating bay shaped windows, you are in the process of making them functional and beautiful.

A Bay Window Retreat designed by Elizabeth Stewart

Through the use of luxurious fabrics and delightful details Elizabeth Stewart Designs has created a relaxing and inviting bay window area that is begging you to take a moment and enjoy the view.
Every home should have a comfortable and inviting place to sit and enjoy a cup of tea, read a good novel or just enjoy a lovely view.  This bay window area designed by Elizabeth Stewart Designs at could be just the spot.
The view of the lake is not hindered in any way by the choice of window treatments.  In place of heavy draperies or room darkening shades a neutral color scheme has been used to enhance the view.
Wonderfully full drapery panels puddle on the floor and are held in place by large tassel tiebacks.

Soft roman shades in a contrasting neutral color make it possible to control the amount of light that is let into the room.  A padded cornice board   with  subtle bead trim tops it all off.
In order to accent the architectural curvature of the bay window, cushions have been created that follow the shape of the window.  The bolster pillows break up the expanse of seat cushions and add a bit of soft color to the space.
Placing tassels at the ends of the pillows adds a whimsical and lighthearted touch.  In place of a solid wood frame, a mesh covering has been used on the front of the window seat.
This visually “lightens” the look and has the added advantage of creating additional storage space.
Through the use of luxurious fabrics, soft colors and comfortable furnishings, an inviting space has been created that will make you want to curl up and take an afternoon nap just like the kitty is doing on the window seat.

Get Installed Vertical Blinds to Protect Your Skin From Harmful Rays

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Gone are the days when people used to get installed curtains and drapes to cover their windows. Now, with the passes of time choice and preference of people have also changed.

Instead of using outdated and conventional kinds of window shades and curtain, these days, people are frequently using various kinds of window blinds, especially roller and vertical blind as a result these blind have become very popular among the home, office and corporate building owner since these are highly capable in preventing dust and unwanted noise that help in making your home and office peaceful and also clean.

Now, people who are still thinking for getting installed vertical and roller blinds and thinking for getting the same want to know the reason why these are so popular among the people across the world. First and most important cause behind it popularity is that anyone can clean it very simple just by using water and washing power. You have to rub with dumped cloth so keeping these blinds clean and shiny is very simple and effective.

You can find various kinds of window blind cleaners but the best technique of cleaning your blinds is ultrasonic blind cleaning. Another reason popularity of window blinds is that these blinds are available in different types such as roller, office, blackout, vertical blinds and motorized blinds that means people can choose whatever they want and they can pick that perfectly meet their need and fit in the budget.

Another because behind why people want buy roller and vertical blinds and are getting the same is that you do not have to think about its design and collection because selecting window blinds since various kinds of window blinds are available in various designs, shapes, dimensions and colours as well. A wide variety of availability and option help in choosing the perfect suit window blinds as colours of your wall of home and office as well.

People prefer vertical and roller window blinds of their home and office because they are health friendly as it is highly capable in protecting your skin from various kinds of harmful rays such Alfa, gamma and beta by preventing these rays from entering into your living area and this is also one of the reason why people like to get installed roller and vertical blinds. These healthy blinds can be transferred into motorised blinds the means you can operate it with the help of remote control since motorised blinds is run on motor with electrics and operated with help of remote control.

So, if you are looking to renovate home and office and also want to beautify your home, then you can get installed vertical blinds. Always remember that it is the best idea to install vertical blinds in your home
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Meet Danette

Danette Miller
Senior Design Consultant

Danette has been a very important part of the Blinds 4 Less team since 1994.
Her knowledge of window coverings, and her expertise in decorating and design is unequalled.
Danette would be happy to meet with you for a free consultation to discuss how to enhance and beautify your surroundings with new window treatments while staying within your budget.
She is an expert in design, sales, and even installation of blinds, shutters, and window shades.

We are happy and proud that Danette is with Blinds 4 Less.
Her dedication to customer service is outstanding.

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Vane Size
Whites and wood stain
PVC Vinyl
Smooth, wood grain, and sandblasted
Wand tilt/cord tilt, cord pull
Specialty Options
Tile cut-out, 2-on-1 headrail, 3-on-1 headrail, routeless, cloth tapes
Motorization Options
• Battery operated (Tilt)
• Hardwired (Tilt & Lift)
• Look of real wood
• Moisture resistant
• No paint chipping or cracking
• Deluxe 2 x 2 ¼” heavy duty headrail, iron phosphate treated to resist corrosion
• Standard cornice deluxe valance
• Beveled faux wood bottom rail
• Color coordinated cords and ladders, wands, and tassels
• Easy to clean
• Long-lasting
Light Filtering/Privacy
Sizes Available
Width: 12” – 96”
Height: 12” – 120”

Adding Bamboo Blinds Can Enhance Your Room Design

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There are many different aspects when it comes to decorating and home decorations. When thinking about interior designing there are many different aspects that need to be considered. Some of those basic things will include the current furniture in the home and even the carpeting. One aspect that should be considered in interior designing is the blinds. Bamboo blinds will work with an Oriental design as well as have their place in modern and even traditional interior designs as well.
When you decide that you would like to spice up your living space or even make your home look different there are many different sources of information that can be used to find the best solution that will fit with your home. You can find ideas in decorating magazines as well as doing a simple internet search which will bring up thousands of ideas. If you don't already have a general idea of what you would like, these sources can spark your creativity.
One item that you can bring into almost any interior design is bamboo blinds. Blinds are good for blocking light or even only letting in a certain amount of light. They can also be used to give a person some privacy in their home while still looking fashionable. Bamboo blinds are the perfect addition to many homes and they can be adapted to fit many different designs as well. Most people take pride in their homes and they want them to look as beautiful as possible. These blinds will allow a person to add that extra "oomph" to their home and to their windows.
There are many different ways that you can purchase these blinds. One way is to have the blinds already precut. You will want to measure your windows before you make your purchase to ensure they are the correct size. You may even want to ask about professional installation. You can also purchase custom blinds as well. If you have an oddly shaped window or are unable to find the right size, you may need to spend a little bit more to purchase custom blinds.
You can purchase these blinds at a local home store, a department store, or even online. Purchasing blinds online can be tricky because you cannot see the product in person. One benefit of purchasing blinds online is the fact that you can shop around for the best price for the blinds that you like. You will also be able to read other customer's reviews on that product.
These blinds can make a wonderful addition to your home. You will want to make sure that you do the proper research and ask any questions you may have. You will also want to make sure that you know how to properly install these blinds or get professional installation to ensure that they make the perfect addition to your home.
Are you looking for window treatment advice and options? Be sure to visit my site to learn more about bamboo roman shades and bamboo window shades.

Bamboo Roman Shades
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Bamboo roman shades are fast becoming a popular way to add something new to the look of the room in many homes. Made of natural wood materials and varying patterns, they make a versatile addition to many home décor styles especially those involving relaxed tropical or Eastern styles. The vast variety of patterns and color tones as well as the varying size of the slats also add exciting options and tones to the outlook of your room. Designed to offer filtered sunlight, bamboo roman shades can easily be lifted to let the light in, in the daytime or left closed at night for additional privacy.
Bamboo Roman Shades are Durable, Affordable & Safe Bamboo roman shades are built for endurance and easy care. Unlike plastic blinds that get brittle and break all too soon, these blinds are more resilient to climatic conditions and to constant handling as well. An investment in these blinds is truly worth it as they will last for years to come when properly cared for. Clean up is also easy; all you’ll need is a damp cloth to gently wipe off the slats and the time to lightly dust them a few times each week.
Bamboo roman blinds offer versatility and strength at fair prices as well, something that many window treatments rarely concentrate on. If you have small children in the home, you’ll be glad to hear that most of these blinds either come with a child safety kit or function without the typical draw cords entirely, a great way to look out for your child’s safety.


Bamboo Roman Blinds Provide Protection from Sunlight Without Complete Darkness

Few of us think about the damage the sun causes when it enters the room unhindered. While it offers a great source of light, it also adds extra heat to the room. By blocking up to 90% of that light, roman bamboo blinds reduce that excess heat. We also face exposure to UV light from our windows and risk having our furniture as well as our art pieces in the room bleached by exposure to intense levels of sunlight over time. Reducing the amount of this light that enters the room helps keep our furniture and other pieces like art looking nice and colorful for a long time to come. It also helps prevent damage to our skin as the light filters in the room in a subtle way. In this way, bamboo roman shades protect us.
This type of sun filtration also reduces the level of interference we get from outdoor light when viewing television or films on a screen that may be overtaken by the glare of the sun. If you’d like more privacy or light protection, you can easily use a nice piece of muslin or linen on the back of the bamboo roman blinds. You can either do this yourself or get one of many easy to use kits to make the alterations.

Bamboo roman shades make a great addition to any home and offer stylish simplicity to your look without being exorbitant. Installation is easy and care and cleaning are stress free. Versatility and elegance are just another part of the package.

Blinds and Shutters

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If you are considering new ways to spruce up your home's décor or simply get privacy from your neighbors there are many great options of blinds and shutters for this need. Nowadays there are tons of types of all colors to choose from as well as shapes for almost any window imaginable. They are a great way to provide privacy and shade and to provide beauty to your living space. No matter what your taste or style is you can be sure that you will find something that you are looking for. The quality and style of window blinds and shutter have sky rocketed in the last few decades. No longer are tacky mini blinds the standard for window privacy and decoration.

So what is the difference between blinds and shutters? For starters, you may need different things based on your tastes and window types. Blinds are a fairly common form of window covering in modern homes. They are also very affordable and come in a variety of options. They usually consist of slats that open and close and can be raised with a chord system. There are many options for blinds such as, wood or faux wood, metal, bamboo, there are even blinds that are electronically raised and lowered. Of course with these different options you get a multitude of size and colors for any home type or window size.

Shutters are a very traditional and great alternative to blinds. They actually add value to your home if you choose to spend the extra money on them. You may have also heard them referred to as plantation shutters. They also come in faux and real wood options and a variety of colors and sizes. They add a beautiful traditional touch to your home. Some things you may want to consider before you choose them are how close your furniture is located from them as you may have to swing them open from time to time.

Now that you know more about blinds and shutters you can start on your way to selecting which is best for you. A reputable home improvement store or specialty retail store will be able to show you several catalogs and samples. Most specialty stores provide in home consultations, measurements and installations to ensure that you get the most value for your dollar. This may be the route to take if you are unsure of what you want and are not much of a handy person.

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Update Your Home Decor With Custom Horizontal Or Vertical Window Blinds

Window blinds might seem like a "blah" choice when it comes to interior decorating. However, modern designs and the option of consulting with window treatment specialists can take this traditional window covering to a whole new level.
A vertical or horizontal blind can be a beautiful addition to any space in your home. Design professionals can help you find a look that fits your style, so that you can enjoy your home to its utmost potential. Not only will custom-designed blinds look great, but they will offer superior functionality in terms of light control and privacy.

Most of us are familiar with traditional window blinds, so it can be hard to get excited about them. When we're looking redo our windows, it's often tempting to try to come up with a window treatment option that's entirely new. However, it is hard to ignore the benefits of blinds - they are functional and inexpensive!

The good news is you no longer have to compromise between utility and form because there are so many beautiful options out there. Vertical, horizontal and mini-blinds come in a variety of styles and colors so that you can achieve the look you want - sophisticated, comfortable, calming, energizing - without breaking your budget. When you hire design professionals, they will be able to inform you of all the types of blinds available and will work with you to find the right blinds to create the appearance you want.

In addition to looking great, all types of blinds offer exceptional versatility once they are installed. With minimal adjustment you are able to change how much light you let into a room, which is a benefit not available with all window coverings. As the position of the sun changes throughout the day you will be able to adjust your the slats of your horizontal or vertical blinds to let in exactly as much or as little light as you desire. Not only that, but the flexibility of these blinds also lets you control the amount of privacy you wish to cultivate in your home. Again, with a small adjustment, you can let in the view or cover your windows as you need.

Whether you prefer the look of vertical or horizontal blinds, this family of window coverings offers you exceptional beauty, value and performance. When you're ready to revamp your windows, design experts can introduce you to the world of possibilities offered by modern window blinds.
Aglaia Rara is a home improvement hobbyist and an Internet marketer for Prospect Genius, a leader in online local advertising.
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Natural Shades by Graber

We're unveiling a new range of color options, from deep rich hues that beautifully warm a space to neutral options that lighten and brighten a room. You'll also find an exciting new look - the Tradewinds Looped Roman shade. With elegant, soft folds of fabric, it joins the classic flat panel style of Standard Roman and our Old Style Roman shade designs.

Tradewinds® Natural Shades

Inspired by earth's rich hues and textures, Graber® Tradewinds® Natural Shades bring an element of outdoor beauty to any décor. But an attractive shade is just the beginning. This product line offers you many ways to create a style that's all your own.

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Wood Blinds


Vane Size
Paints and rich stains
Premium kiln dried hardwood
Wand tilt/cord tilt, cord pull
Specialty Options
Tile cut-out, multi-colored, 2-on-1 headrail, 3-on-1 headrail, routeless
Motorization Options
• Battery operated (Tilt only)
• Hardwired (Tilt & Lift)
• Color coordinated cords and ladders, wood wands, and wood tassels
• Wand control
• Standard cornice deluxe valance
• Deluxe 2 x 2 ¼” heavy duty headrail, iron phosphate treated to resist corrosion
• Beveled wood bottom rail
• Hand-selected premium kiln dried hardwood
• Easy to clean
• Long-lasting
Light Filtering/Privacy
Sizes Available
Width: 12” – 96”
Height: 12” – 120”

Bamboo Window Shades

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Bamboo window shades are an elegant window treatment option. Several varieties of bamboo shades are available in the market and some varieties are easy on the pocket. Bamboo shades can be used in a décor that has a rustic theme. Bamboo window shades can also be used in rooms that use furnishings in earthy tones.
Bamboo window shades are ideal for glass doors that get a lot of sunlight, screened in porches and similar spaces that let in a lot of light. The charm of bamboo shades is that light filters in partially, creating interesting patterns where it falls. Bamboo window shades sit in graceful folds when raised.
Customers are given a choice of neutral tones and subtle textures to choose from. Most manufacturers offer to custom make bamboo window shades as per customer preferences.
The natural color of bamboo is a shade of brown; however manufacturers offer multicolor options too. Color options offered usually are beige, black, blue, gold and gray. Most bamboo window shades filter in some amount of light, however manufacturers use some add-ons to provide added features like different types of lining to cater to requests for amenities like insulation and room darkening.
Bamboo window shades are manufactured in a few different styles like artisan, contemporary and traditional. This allows customers to choose shades as per their décor requirements. Various types of weaving give interesting variations in looks to create a wide range of options for customers.
Bamboo window shades are generally top mounted- fixed either to the ceiling or to the top of the window frame. These shades are easy to clean and generally require vacuuming or a wipe with wet sponge and mild soap.
The usual ready made bamboo window shades are available in a minimum dimension of 16 inches width to a maximum of 120 inches width. Larger windows are covered using more number of shades. Odd sized windows can use custom made bamboo window shades.
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History of Window Shutters

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A lot of people prefer wood shutters for their windows owing to its durability, classic look, and low-maintenance appeal. Window shutters have been a standard fixture on most historical buildings.
It is a widespread belief that shutters were first used in ancient Greece to give ventilation, protection, and light control in the hot environment. Those shutters are believed to have been constructed with fixed louvers made from marble.
As time passed, the concept of shutters went to the Mediterranean and eventually spread to nearby places. Wood soon replaced marble and designers developed movable louver shutters to control the amount of light and air that entered the room.
The general function of shutters is to allow light and ventilation to come in. Louvered shutters can be closed to decrease the sun's heat while allowing for ventilation and privacy, should the need arise. When the louvers are pointed downwards, they can shed rainwater. Solid shutters even protect homes from insect attacks.
In medieval Europe, rectangular windows with solid shutters framed houses. These were closed with the use of a large iron bar for added protection and security. During the Tudor and Elizabethan times, the more expensive glass windows were used and were reserved for the upper half of window openings. Windows were still closed with solid shutters.
During the fifteenth century, hinged glazed sashes started replacing solid shutters, after which, interior shutters were used increasingly for decoration purposes. The early eighteenth-century England saw the emergence of window shutters and moldings as main decorative elements in small houses.
The increasing use of wood construction in the Victorian period was followed by the popularity of using shutters outdoors. When Spain colonized the America, they brought shutters to the New World. Traditional shutters found in New England have their roots in England, where narrower louvers were used.
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Quick and Simple Ways to Cleaning Wood Blinds

The use of wood blinds is very common these days and tend to be ideal for various areas and rooms. While they are easy to use anywhere in the house, they still need to be cleaned properly in order to ensure their durability and to be able to maintain their appearance. The good news is that cleaning wood blinds is not a hard task. How easy to clean them depends on the kind of blind design and the medium that is used, and among the more common designs are the wooden slats and woven wood. For those with slats a fair amount of work will be needed in cleaning wooden blinds.

How To Clean Wooden Slats
It can be a very tiring task to clean wood blinds with slats and it may even need you to take them down from their installation in some cases where they may be too dirty to clean the normal way. Cleaning them daily may only need you to brush off the dust with a cleaning cloth but for cleaning wood blinds with slats it may be necessary for you to take them apart and clean the pieces individually.
There is another way of cleaning blinds other than the common way of using a dry cloth to remove the dust. This method is to wipe the blinds with a damp cloth and in turn use dry cloth to clean off the moisture. This wood blind cleaning procedure of using a dry cloth helps prevent the inadvertent seepage of water into the wood. If water seeps into the wood it may result in discoloration and warping of the wood, and this is certainly something to avoid as it will damage the beauty of your blinds. When cleaning wood blinds such as these is always best to wipe dry any water or liquid residue on the slats in order to avoid such problems.
Another method you can use to conveniently clean wood blinds is vacuuming. By attaching a brush feature on the end of the vacuum, it is easier to clean the blinds. All one requires to efficiently clean wooden blinds by vacuuming is to sweep the brush head across the slats, and is ideal for daily cleaning of lightly accumulated dust. If the dust has already settled into the slats then the previous methods should be applied.

How To Clean Woven Blinds
For a number of wood blinds [] they may be woven and could present a challenging task of cleaning. However, in reality the cleaning of woven blinds is considerably easier compared to cleaning slatted blinds. The use of vacuuming is perhaps the simplest and certainly easiest way to clean woven blinds, and is the perfect method for daily cleaning. But if the dust has made its way in and settled in the crevices then the use of a bristle brush may be required to clean the woven wood blinds. For this type cleaning it is definitely a lot easier to bring down the woven blinds and then clean them instead of leaving the blinds installed then trying to clean.
Luvi Marie Corcuera is a full time Mom and works part time as the Editor of Informational sites such as Home Improvement [] where you can learn more about ways to improve your homes and gardens.

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Vinyl Plantation Shutters

Among the different types of plantation shutters in the market, one of the most popular types is the wooden plantation shutter. Wooden shutters provide a feeling of warmth and coziness to a home.
However, wooden plantation shutters are considered to be the more expensive option because their prices are significantly higher than other types of plantation shutters.
As a result, people often look at alternatives to wooden plantation shutters.
There are alternatives, like vinyl plantation shutters do not only provide people with cheaper alternatives but also provide additional benefits as well.
Apart from being the more affordable plantation shutter option, there are a number of other reasons why vinyl plantation shutters can be considered as a better alternative to wooden plantation shutters.
Vinyl shutters are not too vulnerable to wear and tear, because unlike wooden shutters, vinyl shutters do not fade and crack easily.
Also, vinyl shutters do not shrink or expand when they are exposed to humidity or fluctuating temperatures. As a result, vinyl shutters have become the preferred option in areas like kitchens, bathrooms, and outdoor pools. Another reason why vinyl shutters are considered a good alternative is that they are easy to clean and maintain.

However, apart from these benefits, homeowners find that vinyl shutters also provide them access to the same feelings of warmth and coziness that wooden shutters provide.
This is because there are some types of vinyl shutters that have been designed to look like wood. Given this, homeowners can enjoy the benefits of wooden shutters without having to deal with the downsides of those types of shutters.
Plantation Shutters provides detailed information on Plantation Shutters, Discount Plantation Shutters, Wood Plantation Shutters, Vinyl Plantation Shutters and more. Plantation Shutters is affiliated with Interior Shutters [].
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To the customers and crew of Blinds 4 Less

Thanks to the loyal customers of Blinds 4 Less for making us a continuing success story going into our 18th year in business.
Also a special thanks to our So Cal crew of Danette, Terry, David, and Randy who have all been part of the B4L team for several years.
Their product knowledge, professionalism,work ethic, friendly personalities,and desire to make our valued customers happy with our products and service are a huge reason for our success over the years.
We continue to offer in-home service over internet sales because we feel there is no substitute for the personal touch that we offer our customers.
We do the work of measuring and installing for you, and our designers have years of experience in helping you choose the right products for your decor... while still saving you money.
As we go forward, we will continue to expand our product line and keep to the core principals on which Blinds 4 Less was founded.
Great Products, Great Prices, Great Service and respect for customers.
These have proven to be the ingredients for a successful business.

Jim Martorana
Blinds 4 Less