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3 Must-Know Facts about Top-Down Bottom-Up Blinds before you buy

You have seen the Top-Down Bottom-Up blinds at your friend or relative’s place. You liked the idea and looks. You are thinking to get this style of shades for your home windows as well. You wish to know more about this style before you decide. You are on the right page! I will go through 3 important facts about Top-Down Bottom-Up blinds that you must know. Before I do that, …Read More

Faux Wood vs Real Wood Blinds – How to choose without worrying about Warping?

Are you thinking to give your window and blinds a new facelift? You have seen blinds with wider slats and wood alike finish. You managed to find out what to call them – faux wood blind. But, then why not wood blind. How to know which one is better: faux wood vs real wood blinds? Then, you also heard someone saying composite wood blinds. Don’t afford warped judgment – faux …Read More

3 new styles of shade that are both elegant and easy on the pocketbook – PART 3

I admit that the nice summer time here in Calgary kept me away from completing this series. Now, I see the early signs of the fall season outside my window. The leaves will soon start changing colors. There will be different shades of yellow, orange, red and more. You can witness all that beauty through uncovered glass panes of the windows, right in the comfort of your home. What to …Read More

3 new styles of shade that are both elegant and easy on the pocketbook – PART 2 – Dual Shades

It is a beautiful morning in Calgary today, and the Sun is shining bright. It is a perfect day to feel inspired and soak in the natural light. I had the pleasure of seeing a homeowner this morning – obviously for blinds and shades in her home. She is soon going to be a mom for the first time. Both, soon to be mom and dad, are excited. I knew …Read More

3 new styles of shade that are both elegant and easy on the pocketbook – PART 1

I really want to believe that we are in the middle of the Spring season in Calgary. It is mid April, and we got some flurries yesterday. Yes, I mean snow flurries. Having said that, I feel we all got into that aspiring mood. I go to many homes for blinds, shades and drapes, and it is a simple joy to see trays of seedlings and saplings by the side …Read More

What makes blinds and shades an element of décor?

Let me begin by stating the big difference between blinds and shades. Blinds – The big thing with blinds (or Venetian blinds) is that you have slats that Tilt-Open and Tilt Close. You can also move the whole thing up or lower it. Shades – Shades are either up or down. There is no Tilt Open or Tilt Close with shades. Is there more to blinds and shades than just basic functions? …Read More