Window Treatment Answers…and More Answers! What Was the Question?

Each month my super marketing gurus send me a report from Google that details what people that visited this page were actually searching for. Month after month the results are almost identical: protecting your home/furnishings from UV damage and can blinds be cut down after new windows are installed. These two items vie for first and second place almost every month so let’s revisit the subjects again.

There are previous posts below you might want to read but let’s talk about these top two questions that seem to be on everyone’s mind: [Read more…]

Window Covering Safety!

October is Window Covering Safety Month! This is a subject that most of us don’t think about until one of those sad stories pops up on the news: TWO YEAR OLD DEAD AFTER GETTING CAUGHT IN CORDS!

I shudder each and every time I hear one of these stores. While window fashions have become much safer in the last 10 years there are still 6 or so children injured or killed each year because a few simple steps were ignored…and it’s not just children! Our four-legged friends can be at risk as well! [Read more…]

Remotely Simple – Motorize Your Window Treatments

The information age is upon us. When was the last time you walked into a room of teenagers who were using their mouths to converse instead of their thumbs? When was the last time you had to walk across the room to change the channel? The mundane tasks of life grow increasingly easier with every day’s new technological advance.

While you may already be familiar with your garage door opener, the remote for your television, your iPhone, etc., are you familiar with motorized window treatments that you can operate by an app on your phone? Yes, you read that right. Motorized window treatments are the newest addition to home automation – joining the likes of lighting, security, audio-visual, thermostats and more. [Read more…]

Home Automation and Window Fashion Motorization

It’s Not Just Convenience Anymore!

Ok, be honest. When is the last time you got out of your chair to change the TV channel?

Or got out of your car to raise the garage door? Gotcha didn’t I?

We all use technology to make our lives simpler, easier, less taxing, and yes, more fun.

The dryer has replaced the clothesline, the dishwasher the dish cloth; remember typewriters and eraser pens? We wouldn’t dream of trying to live our busy, over-booked lives without most of today’s modern conveniences.

Window coverings have joined the techie age with motorized treatments in almost every product category. But with garden tubs in front of master bath windows and two-story family rooms they’re not just for couch potatoes and techno geeks. Motorized window coverings make controlling the light, privacy and security of your home simple and affordable. [Read more…]

Big Box Retailers or Big Mistake?

It will come as little surprise to my readers that I’ve long held the view that you’re much better off dealing with a professional when it comes to window treatments. I’ve always found that warehouse clubs and big box retailers are terrific if you need 500 rolls of toilet paper or a 50# block of American cheese. However, if you’re researching a product that is primarily a custom order product you may want to avoid the big boxes…and a big mistake. [Read more…]