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Pretty Looks, Happy Wallets

By: Ali

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The new furniture is in, the walls are painted, pictures are mounted on the walls and it is time to kick back and relax, when you notice that your nosy neighbor can see right through your wide open windows. Before you pull your hair out and stress over the hundreds of dollars you would have to spend to buy a shade worthy of the decor of your room, take a deep breath and come to Blinds to Go.

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All about Aluminums

By: Ali

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As much fun as decorating your house can be, it can also be a stressful endeavor. One of the biggest issues faced is budget. We want to bring out the best in our decor, but most of us do not have thousands of dollars lying around to be spent on our window treatments. For those who want a houseful of blinds without breaking the bank, so to speak, Blinds to Go offer several budget friendly options; one such choice is our aluminum line.

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On the Cellular Level: Light Filtering vs. Blackout and Their Options

By: AishaCL-synergy_antiqueWhite

 

When it comes to cellular shades, what is the go-to option? Well there are a few different options to have.  For instance, cellulars come in light filtering or blackout. Light filtering is typically used when you want to have light in the room but maintain privacy. Blackout, on the other hand, is used to achieve complete darkness. Most people would use light filtering for rooms such as living, dining, and kitchen rooms; anyplace you’d find a large gathering of people. Blackout is mainly used in areas you might want to keep dark, such as a bedroom or TV room to keep the glare of the sun off of the screen.

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It Doesn’t Matter Whose Wrong or Right, Just pleat it!

By: AishaBTG127

 

Pleated shades are an age-old favorite of mine. While they can be casual, they can also be sophisticated depending on which material you decide to purchase them in. Pleated shades are also one of the more decorative products out there and come in an assorted array of colors and patterns.  Typically, they are used as more of a decoration than anything else, but they do provide a small amount of insulation. However, they do have the ability to come in light filtering or blackout. Another option that is available is the top down bottom up feature. With this option, shades can not only rise from the bottom but also lower from the top, allowing for privacy and a view at the same time.

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Beating the Heat

By: Carrie

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When it gets too hot or sunny, I break out in hives. No one has been able to figure out why, it’s just a fact of life for me. Accordingly, I try to stay indoors in the spring and summer. However, last year we decided to completely renovate our living room in the middle of summer. The only available space to move the television, chairs, and computer? Why, the sunroom, of course!

A sweltering glass room… Even with the air conditioning on and fans at full blast, I was an itchy, sweaty mess. It was shaping up to be the worst summer of my life. Finally, I’d had enough. This was MY house and I had a right to relax in it without breaking out in hives. It was time to get window coverings.

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I’m All Grown Up Now I Must Buy Blinds

By: Erica

Imagine you have just moved into your first place. Gone are the days of your childhood bedroom, dorm rooms, and apartments. This place belongs to you, and with that ownership comes a lot of things you never thought about before.
The windows are bare and you are painfully aware of how little privacy you have. This is not an apartment where blinds come already installed and you decide you are too mature to hang a sheet from the window with pushpins. You want something nice, something grown up, something elegant. You consider window treatments. Should you buy shutters, curtains, or blinds? You have no idea, so you make a list of things you want from your window treatment, ultimate privacy, inexpensive, and easy to install. You walk around your new place and feel the draft from the windows. You add “protects against heat and cold” to your list. You also notice the heavy layer of dust that has collected on the window sills and you want to sneeze just looking at it. You add “doesn’t collect dust” to your list. Then you remember that you like to sleep late on the weekend and you add “shuts out light” to your list as well. You get in the car and drive to your local home improvement store to see if you can find something that meets your criteria.

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Black Out Shades

By: Erica

What do you think of when someone says blackout shades? Do you think of something that gives you privacy, not allowing anyone to look in your windows or see any shadows or silhouettes? Do you think of cave dark where no light or visibility comes through the product what so ever? Well black out can mean a variety of things to each individual person, but I will define what it really means!

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Creating a Sleep Sanctuary

By: Karen

It seems more important than ever to get a good night’s sleep.  Not only because sleep is extremely important to your health, but because the world we live in rarely allows for the rest and relaxation that we really deserve. I personally, have realized lately that I have not taken enough time to make sure I’m getting the kind of sleep I need and deserve.

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Blackout vs Room Darkening?

By: Karen

I would have never thought there would be so much to think about when it came to picking out shades.  Really, the only reason I need them is because my kid’s rooms have east facing windows, and the sun is blaring into their rooms at 5am. And, if the kids are up at 5am, that means everyone else is up with them, like it or not.

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Cordless – Is It Really Worth the Money??

By: Karen

So, we’re decorating the nursery.  We’ve painted – a light, gender neutral yellow and green, and decorated with a jungle theme.  We got new furniture (at a reasonable price, because really, we know a lot of the pieces will be outgrown in a short period of time, and we’re not the type to spend frivolously). We even got valances to match the theme, with the same colors, and elephants and palm trees embroidery.    

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