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How to Pick the Right Window Coverings for Your Next Remodeling Project

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Window coverings are one of the most noticeable design elements in any room in the home.  Ranging from the most high-tech, motorized systems that are used in home theaters to drapery systems that take their design cues from the world of fashion, custom window treatments attract much attention.  If you incorporate window coverings during the planning stage of your remodel, it is much easier to design the perfect solution. Read more »

What Are Clutch Mechanisms in Window Shades?

Posted: Friday, February 20th, 2015 | Filed under: Blockout shades, Solar Shades, window shading
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P1050337Have you ever seen window blinds that have been lowered, but they’re not completely horizontal? They’re just a little bit off, just a little bit angled, which can ruin the look of your window treatments, and if you’re sensitive to things being out of place can be very annoying? As cheap window blinds age, they may become more difficult to raise and lower to a level position, and if you experience this window blind problem, you’re likely interested in eliminating it once and for all. (And keep in mind that sometimes window blinds just don’t get level at all, which you may have stopped noticing, but visitors to your home notice right away!) Read more »

The Top Window Covering Trends for 2015

Posted: Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 | Filed under: Shading systems, window blinds, window treatments
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Renovating Window TreatmentsOne of the easiest ways to change the look of a room in your home is to change the window coverings, and this is such a popular and budget-friendly home décor change, you’ll find a tremendous variety of window covering styles, colors and fabrics to choose from, supplied by the top window covering design companies and touted by leading home décor websites as important not just for appearance but also as a home energy-saving strategy. Read more »

Elements of Landscape Design

Posted: Friday, October 11th, 2013 | Filed under: Home Improvement, Landscape Design, Remodeling, Uncategorized
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Landscape design can be thought of as an art form where the outdoor area is the painter’s canvas which needs to be filled with aesthetic value. One of the distinctions of this type of art is that it is in a constant state of change. The professional who does backyard landscaping in Monmouth County has to consider the area from several perspectives. It should be visually pleasing of course, but it must also have an element of function and be ecologically responsible in design. The goal is to incorporate all of the basic elements so that they collectively create a unified landscape design. There are four basic elements that must be brought together to form a landscape that is aesthetically pleasing and matches the exterior design of the home. Read more »

Winterizing Your Skylights

Posted: Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 | Filed under: Home Improvement, Shading systems, Skylights, window treatments
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Winterizing Your Skylights is Important

Winterizing Your Skylights is Important

In the warm weather, all of the beautiful sunlight streaming through your skylights can make winter seem like a distant memory.  However, chillier weather is just around the corner, and as the days grow shorter and shorter, little by little there are things that you could be doing to make sure that your skylights are in tip top shape to deliver you with an energy efficient winter.  Here are a few of the tips we’ve collected as we’ve worked closely with top contractors who build homes with skylights. Read more »