Beat Summer Heat with the Right Window Treatments

Oh man, it’s HOT outside! Here at the headquarters in Vermont, summer has arrived in full force. Over the weekend temperatures were in the 80s and 90s, and I was pretty miserable because the light was absolutely unbearable in my apartment.

I would have loved to install a set of our double cell blackout shades in my bedroom, however, my apartment association has made it known that it’s against the rules to take out the outdated mini blinds that they’ve provided me. This has me disappointed to say the least. Waking up at 6AM every day is no fun, especially on the weekends!

Mini Blinds
Seriously, this is what I’m dealing with!


How to Treat Large Windows

Having large open windows can be bittersweet. First off, they are mesmerizing when but when left untreated they can let in unwanted natural light and produce a significant amount solar heat gain. There are numerous that issues homeowners often face when treating these windows. The fabric and the operating mechanism needs to be right, and treating them is typically much more expensive because you’ll need more fabric to cover the window.

Today we want to go over some options that you have when it comes to treating larger windows, luckily we have multiple solutions for large windows. (more…)

Cats VS Shades: How to Combat Kitty Attacks

Oh, cats. What more can we even say about our little furry friends? They’re our companions, our babies, our personal jesters, and much more. Anyone who owns a cat knows what an adorable handful they can be.

A few things cats love the most are sunbathing, watching the outside world, and playing – particularly, playing with dangly string. So it goes without saying that windows are a hot spot for cats, and window shades are either a plaything or a blockade from their access to warm sun and their view of life beyond their home. In fact, every so often we hear from customers with shades that suffered the fate of a curious kitty’s claws, or we get questions from proactive pet owners on how to keep their shades safe. Well, we’ve got some answers!



Window Treatments That Don’t Sacrifice Light and Protect Your Privacy

Out of all the rooms in your house, no room presents as great a challenge as your bathroom when it comes to window treatments. The top concern is always privacy; you don’t want wandering eyes from outside peering inside your bathroom. You might think in order to do this you won’t be able to have natural light flow through your bathroom.

Luckily, there’s a solution that can provide you with both privacy and natural light. You can relax in the bathtub while receiving natural light at the same time, doesn’t that sound fantastic? The treatment we are talking about is cellular shades. (more…)

How to Choose Window Shades on a Budget

How to Choose Window Shades on a Budget

Don’t let your old shades ruin your home’s interior décor. Replacing your homes window treatments with new cellular shades from is an easy and affordable way of enhancing your home.

Pick a Style:

Top Down Bottom Up Shades

To start, you’re going to want to figure out what color and style fits your space. Browse through our color options and do some research on all of the available lift options, then order free samples. These samples can be delivered to your home so you can match them up with other interior features to see what colors work the best. (more…)