A home with tall windows are prized for their dramatic visual appeal and ability to fill a room with natural light. In apartment homes tall windows are usually present in rooms with 9-foot ceilings, making a small living area seem much larger and brighter. And when your home features window groupings that combine windows of different sizes or different architectural stylings – deciding how to dress these larger window designs can seem more challenging and may require a custom-designed window treatment.

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The way we use our homes changes from season to season. In the summer, you want the lightest possible decor. Plenty of room to move around in, breezy curtains, and furniture that’s comfortable in warmer temperatures. You’re more likely to leave your windows open, lounge on deck chairs in the back garden, and use indoors as more of a staging point for warm-weather activities. However, as the seasons turn and the days get colder, so too does how we use the home. We stay inside, turn on the heat, and curl up with hot cocoa instead of lounging on the deck. Even the way we decorate changes as we draw the curtains against the cold and blankets start appearing draped over the backs of chairs and couches, not to mention actual holiday decor.

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When designing your business, you already know it’s vital to purchase solutions that work on every level: safety, efficiency, and flexibility.

So if you’ve been experiencing annoying and destructive UV light infiltrating your business through the windows, you know it’s time to come up with a solution that works. An initial investment in solar shades and screens can make your business much more comfortable, inviting, cost-effective, and efficient.

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The days of BBQ’s, picnics, and long days spent outdoors are nearly at an end.

We’re heading towards the crisp days of fall, where the days are shorter and the nights are longer. As you make adjustments for the autumn, it’s a perfect time to make sure your home is an absolute haven.

One of the most important — and also the simplest — elements to consider is lighting. As the days shorten and people retreat indoors, nothing is more important that emphasizing the lighting in your home. Here are some considerations for experimenting with light, color, and coziness this fall:

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When decorating your home, the biggest mistake homeowners can make is leaving your windows bare. Having decorative yet functional window treatment can make or break the impression you’re trying to make for your home. If you’re in the market for window treatments in your existing home or for a new home, woven wood shades may be the right choice for you. Eco-friendly, beautiful, and high-quality, woven wood shades can spruce up your living space while providing you the privacy and personality you want for your home!

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Your patio is the perfect spot to relax, unwind, and spend time with family and friends outdoors. But what happens when it’s raining or if the sun is shining directly on your outdoor furniture? Inclement weather conditions can make hanging out on your patio less-than-enjoyable, so how do you combat this? Patio sunshades: an effective, versatile, and cost-effective way to block out harsh weather so you can enjoy your outdoor space, no matter what season!

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Give your home the attention it deserves. Whether you are hoping for the coveted “Yard of The Month” sign from your homeowners association, trying to impress the neighbors, or attempting to attract potential buyers, curb appeal is important.

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Everyone loves the look of custom blinds, but it’s so easy to pick up another cheap mini-blind from the nearest big box store. If yet another broken mini-blind or the transition to a new home has you thinking about custom blinds, it’s important to ask whether they’re actually worth the investment. We’ve taken a closer look at investing in custom blinds, so you can determine whether an upgrade is right for you and your family.

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Like many “faux” wood products today, new technologies have made telling the difference between faux and the real thing a lot harder. Take these beautiful Graber Faux Wood Blinds, for example. They’re beautiful, easy to clean, and moisture-resistant, so you can feel free to use them in high-moisture areas like a bathroom where real wood blinds might warp over time.

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It’s starting to get hot again, and it’s time to think about updating your window blinds. The options may seem endless, but this year everything is about being eco-friendly—both in materials and energy efficiency—without sacrificing style and flair. And for those who want to live in the future, think about adding a little technology.

Here are six of the latest trends in blinds and shades for spring and summer of 2018.

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