Highlights of Blinds and Shades in the News
If Blinds Could Talk… (They might be able to soon!)
A new open source software project spearheaded by Linux and Qualcomm is in development that would potentially change the way we operate our homes. This software would allow “smart” products throughout your home to communicate with each other, regardless of their brand or operating system. Shades Shutters Blinds offers “smart” blinds already, with motorized controls and the timers programmed to automatically roll your blinds or shades up or down. (See these products HERE). Similar technologies have been developed for lamps and lighting, and some of these “smart” lamps may already be in your home. This open source software project hopes to develop a way for your blinds to communicate with your lamp, your coffee maker to chat with your garage door, and your refrigerator to text your smart phone.
How is this useful?…
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Plantation Shutters or Blinds: Which should you choose for your windows?
Choosing between Plantation Shutters and Blinds depends on a variety of consumer preferences. The best way to make a decision is to be informed. So let’s define both Plantation Shutters and Blinds and describe the features unique to each.
Plantation shutters are a solid frame structure that can be mounted on the interior or exterior of windows, depending on their intended purpose. This article will be focusing on Plantation Shutters for interior windows. Because their building components promote longevity, they are considered permanent fixtures in the home. Shutters are the only window covering that add value to your home. Think of them as Shades Shutters Blinds does: furniture for your windows! Because of the widespread appeal of Plantation Shutters, (especially south of the Mason-Dixon line and in the Western US) they usually stay with the home when it is sold. …
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As winter storms sweep across the country, let’s take a look at some memorable winter storms from history.
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1. Mount Shasta, California 1959
Although the total snow fall recorded in this small town in California was record-breaking, many residents didn’t even consider the snow storm of February 1959 anything special! This mountainous region was accustomed to many holiday season snow storms. Therefore, residents hadn’t even realized that this storm was credited for producing the most snowfall from a single storm until The Storm of the Century! (you’ll hear about this one further down the screen)
2. Blizzard of 1967, Midwestern US
The Chicago Blizzard of 1967 pounded the Chicago area and its suburbs with over 23 inches of snow ! The snowfall stopped the morning of January 27, 1967 after falling throughout the entire night. The snow left 800 Chicago Transit Authority buses and 50,000 cars abandoned in the city’s streets and expressways.…
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As you begin your search for quality window coverings for your home, many first time home buyers (and even veteran homeowners) want to know the answer to one simple question:
What is the difference between Blinds and Shades? Is there one?
Believe it or not, they’re not the same!
Let’s start with Blinds.
Blinds typically have slats, which the professionals call louvers, which help to both control light and keep out unwanted eyes.
Sometimes shutters can be confused with blinds due to their shared features (they both have slats) but shutters are a whole different animal!
Here’s what a Satisfied Shades Shutters Blinds customer had to say about our blinds:
Ann M. - Fort Wayne, IN (3/28/2013)
“I am very pleased with the overall look and quality of the product. They arrived very quickly with no issues…. I use these blinds in my bedroom and den. They provide the needed covering without letting light in.”
Popular This Season: Faux Wood Blinds!…
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Thousands of Americans braved the shopping malls this past Friday in an attempt to snag the best sales of the year.
For those of us who either stayed at home and slept in, or decided to avoid the masses, there is still an opportunity to celebrate the upcoming holiday season with great sales with Cyber Monday. But, do you know where the terms “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” came from? Do you know how truly profitable these “designated shopping days” are? Read on to find out!
In years past, many major retailers have not seen a profit until the day after Thanksgiving. Up until this date, many stores are “in the red” which is an accounting term for being unprofitable… this all changes on, you guessed it, Black Friday when companies suddenly start showing a profit!
In 2012, the number of consumers who shopped from their office was nearly identical to those who shopped from home, 47.2% and 47.1%, respectively.…
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