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Seeing the View with Sunweaves

Seeing the View with Sunweaves

It’s a beautiful warm and breezy Saturday summer morning, you’re sitting at the breakfast table in the cottage, and the fresh smell of recently brewed coffee surrounds you. You breathe in the smell deeply, you feel the warmth from the mug in your hands, and inhale intensely after each sip of fragrant French roast.  You smile and look up from the mug, squinting unpleasantly, trying to see what would normally be the beautiful image of the lake through your large picture window that just happens to get the full, hot, blasting, east sun in the morning hours.

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Reasons Why Cellulars Are Good For Your Sunroom

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There are a few questions that you should ask yourself when looking for window treatments for your sunroom. These questions should include things like light, privacy, decor, function, and insulation. The general purpose to most sunrooms is to have a comfortable room where one can go to relax. Most people prefer for their sunrooms to be bright with natural light.

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Room With A View

By: Brenna

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I have recently put a grand addition onto the back of my house, which faces a beautiful lake.  It is a raised sun room overlooking the docks and water. We decided to add the addition because it is such a gorgeous view that we have out the back, we wanted to be able to really have a good look at it.  So we built an expansive room with floor to ceiling windows, which provide us with the best views of the lake.  Unfortunately, what these windows don’t give us is privacy or total insulation. And with the lake area being so wide and open, all the surrounding homes can see us up in the sun room.

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Room Darkening?

By: Karen

When I went to the local blind store to outfit my new windows with some blinds, I was presented with the question – do you need room darkening? I said of course, it’s my bedroom – why would I want anyone to see in?? Turns out, room darkening has nothing to do with privacy. Once I got a more thorough explanation, it turned out you can have no privacy – privacy with light – privacy with little light – or privacy with no light at all. Now I was really confused.

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Poor Man Top Down Bottom Up

By: Erica

The other day I was doing my early morning stretches like I always do on my Wii fit, and was rudely interrupted by someone peeking into my room. I was absolutely floored knowing that I can’t be in the privacy of my own home without someone peeking in at me. They are either looking at my plasma TV or me, not to toot my own horn, but I think me. (ha) Now, I don’t have anything currently on the window and didn’t plan on getting anything since it is just a work out room, but apparently I need to. I just keep getting hit with expenses since I moved into this condo! I thought I was in the clear since all the other windows were covered with blinds (they are huge windows). Which actually makes me question why this one wasn’t? So frustrating that I have to cover this great window, I have a great view of the center courtyard garden and was hoping not to close it off. The unit I am in doesn’t have too many windows that get sunlight like this one does! (I guess that might be why it’s not covered…). Regardless, I NEED something to give me some privacy, light, and is cheap!

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By: Sai

These terms are so important in the blind world but how is the regular consumer supposed to know the difference. I know I sure didn’t until I went looking for blinds.  My goodness, I still have a headache!  Every room has some type of different requirement that I wanted follow. So guess what I am doing for this blog. I will teach everyone the difference between requirements, and how I used each throughout my house. This will be a long strenuous process. It will hurt your brain, but in the end you will enjoy it! Let’s begin!

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Home Away from Home

By: Karen

As I laid down in bed at a bed and breakfast last weekend, I stopped and asked myself – why isn’t my mattress at home – the one I sleep in every night – this comfy?? It literally feels like I’m sleeping on a cloud.  Unfortunately, like most things, it’s not in the budget. Neither is a TV like the flat screen LED in the room, or a maid to clean up after me and do my laundry.  I feel like everyone needs to escape at least once a year just to relax and enjoy these amenities.

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Narrowing it Down: Tricks to Making Your Window Coverings Easier to Choose

By: Liz
Many clients walk into my showroom on Long Island, and realize very quickly, that we here at Blinds To Go are not kidding when we say we have the world’s largest selection. There are quite literally over 25,000 options to price at BTG. Sounds overwhelming, does it not? The process of picking out the perfect window treatment can be. It is part, if not most, of the reason I’m employed. I’m trained as a Design Consultant to narrow you, as the consumer, down to the treatment that makes the most sense. The functionality, the decorative purpose, and the fiscal concerns are all things I already know to take into account. Most of my clients leave out at least one of these concerns, sometimes two out of three.

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Who Puts A Window in the Shower??

By: Karen

After moving into my new apartment, I discovered the bathroom window, was actually located in the shower.  Not just in the shower, but directly across from the faucet, so if I was taking a shower, I was completely exposed to the outside world.  I’m not sure why someone thought this was a good idea, the bathroom is on the first floor of what I consider to be a pretty busy street.  Clearly, privacy is a huge concern! At the same time, the window is hit with water anytime anyone showers, which eliminates all possibility of using an attractive fabric shade – I can only imagine it would get moldy, and fast.  In my previous apartment, I had a decorative curtain over the window that provided privacy, which I had brought with me in the intention of re-hanging it. 

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My New Bay Window

By: Stef

 

I just moved into a new apartment last week. It’s huge, spacious, and has a nice open floor plan. Right in the front of the house, there is a huge bay window – two small angled windows, and one large pane in the middle. It’s great, except I feel like my life is a show for all of the neighbors to watch every night, because they can clearly see everything we do.

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