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Pet Friendly Window Treatments

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Cat By WindowHave you ever tried to Google the words “pets” and “blinds”? If so, you have probably seen countless images of cats clawing blinds and dogs destroying other window treatments. While some may find this amusing, this can be a real nightmare for homeowners. You may not even consider purchasing shades or blinds if they cannot stand up to your pets. After all, what is the point of having a nice custom window treatment if your furry friend is going to destroy it in a matter of seconds?

You may question whether or not you will ever be able to own nice things. Luckily, pet owners have many options available. Consider these window treatments when attempting to pet-proof your home.
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Retro Style Treatments for your Space

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Retro Window TreatmentsFor 2016, the term Retro Tech is bringing it back as an interior design trend to watch. Similar to domestic tech from the 1960’s the newest technology is created to seamlessly fit in with the furniture of the 1950’s and 1960’s eras. The term “retro” is a reference to any decor of decades past, but more than 20 to 30 years old can be considered vintage. Retro now very much on the rise again, is associated to reflect the designs from 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s. The mid-1900s having produced some of the most iconic pieces in modern design materials like molded plastic, plywood, and aluminum in industrial design. For that you can credit designers from Saarinen, Niemeyer, Eames, Noguchi, Jacobsen to name a few. Retro style can be characterized typically by refined lines, minimalist silhouettes, and natural shapes.
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Window Treatments for a Victorian Home

Posted: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 | Filed under: bay windows, modern window treatments, Victorian Home Window Treatments, window blinds
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Victorian HousesCharacterized by their sweeping porches, narrow and tall structure, and decorative trim, Victorian homes have specific features that factor into the choice of window treatment.  Some homeowners are interested in making sure that their selection does not interfere with the feel of a period-inspired room while others seek solutions that will lend a more modern feel to a space.  There are beautiful and functional options that can meet your design preferences for any room in a Victorian home.
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About Wood Blinds

Posted: Friday, February 25th, 2011 | Filed under: Folding Shades, modern window treatments, privacy window treatments, window blinds
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Knowing what wood blinds are used for and how they’re made will help you understand what you need to know before you start shopping for wood blinds. Wood Blinds are made of horizontal slats that are attached to each other with cords and with fabric. Just as regular window blinds you can raise or lower the blinds in whole, or you can open and close the slats only. A popular style of wood blinds that are adorning many homes are the Venetian style blinds, these are horizontal and provide quality insulation for the expected elements that weather brings.

When considering to purchase wood blinds it is important you know what you are looking for, to know what goals you want to achieve with covering your windows, and to understand that wood blinds must be maintained to last. Don’t purchase dark woods blinds for a room that you want to keep cool. Dark wood blinds attract heat and do not aide in keeping the heat outside of your home. If you are looking to achieve an elegant look, purchase light blinds with drapes to match your homes’ décor.

Besides beauty and comfort, you must maintain wood blinds, knowing how to keep your wood blinds well maintained is a very important factor in keeping wood blinds. Keep your blinds free of dust by dusting weekly. Using a pair of cotton gloves is ideal when cleaning your blinds. It’s best to not use water when cleaning your wood blinds, not using water will help you to avoid warping the wood. When blinds appear too dry using oil soap to lightly moisturize them is ideal, you must wipe them dry after applying. Understand your needs, plan to maintain your wood blinds, and keep your home updated in regards to appearance and wood blinds will surely be a great choice for window treatments for your home.