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How Window Coverings Can Provide Romance On a Summer’s Night

How Window Coverings Can Provide Romance On a Summer’s Night

How can window shades possibly add romance to your life?  It's simple!  When Spring and Summer approaches, the days grow longer and the sun remains bright until 10 or 11 in the evening.  It is very difficult to convince children that, in fact, it IS bedtime!  So if...

The History of Window Coverings

The History of Window Coverings

Home » Window blinds have been around for centuries to provide protection from the sun, wind and outdoors. Ancient Egyptian civilizations used wetted cloth strips to keep out the dirt and the sun. In Persia, Venetian blinds were first used from 1100AD to 1500 AD and...

Evolution of the Roller Shade

Evolution of the Roller Shade

Evolution of the Roller Shade   We live in a pretty exciting time where materials and engineering come together to create a whole new world of possibilities from a simple roller shade.  Simply put… they roll up and roll down, providing a range of opacities, privacy,...

A Gorgeous Functional Laundry Room

A Gorgeous Functional Laundry Room

I absolutely love a functional laundry room .... but to have a gorgeous and functional laundry room is the best ever! We finished this brand new space in Lethbridge with a Hunter Douglas Designer Roller shade.  The fabric accents the colors in this space but also help...

Purchasing from an ‘Independent’ versus a ‘Box Store’

Purchasing from an ‘Independent’ versus a ‘Box Store’

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Purchasing from an ‘Independent’ versus a ‘Box Store’

Purchasing window coverings for your new or existing home can be a large investment in your time and money. There are many suppliers available that will happily sell you window coverings, but are you really getting what you need or want and actually getting the best value and price?

‘Box Stores’ may offer seemingly great deals, but there are risks involved in purchasing from them. Although they may carry a wide range of products, they do not necessarily have access to all the products that are available, or the highest quality of products available. They also may not have the expertise to advise you as to which product is suitable for your type and style of window nor understand your true needs for window coverings.

An ‘Independent’ window covering company has access to a wide range of quality products and has the training, knowledge and experience to ensure that the window coverings you choose are suitable for your windows. They will take the time and work closely with you in your home to determine your true needs – light control?, privacy?, both?. They can help you create and/or enhance the style of your home by choosing window coverings that are right for you.

In addition, service is a huge consideration – a “Box Store” will sell you window coverings and possibly install them for you, but what happens if something doesn’t fit or operate properly? Or if something goes wrong down the road? An “Independent” window covering company will ensure that your window coverings are properly measured so that they will fit, the installer will make sure that the product is operating properly once in place. And if anything happens to your window coverings down the road, you have the peace-of-mind knowing that it will be taken care of in a professional and timely manner.

So saying, not all ‘Independent’ window covering companies are the same – be sure to ask a lot of questions first:
• Are the Sales Consultants trained and certified?
• Are the Installers trained and certified?
• What is the product’s warranty and what does it include / not include?
• Is there a company service warranty to back up the product warranty?
• What is the cost to you for future service?
• Check out the company reviews and ask for referrals

Often a deal is not what it seems – by carefully choosing an ‘Independent’ window covering company, you will save yourself time and money, now and in the future.

Window Covering Solutions Series V

Window Covering Solutions Series V

Home »  A customer needed an upgrade on her window coverings in her wine room.  She originally had pleated shades that were over ten years old and did no longer go with the “drama” of the room.  She was looking to control the light while achieving a natural look.  She...

Window Covering Solutions Series IV

Window Covering Solutions Series IV

A young couple had just moved into their new home.  The east-facing windows had a gorgeous Lakeview however they were worried the UV rays from the morning sun would damage their new furniture and hardwood flooring. Also, due to the mountain behind the...

Window Covering Solutions Series III

Window Covering Solutions Series III

A client wanted to ensure complete privacy in the bathroom of her new home.  The counter and cabinetry in the bathroom were simple and modern, so she also wanted to “spice up” the design. Window Shades Solution: We chose a Designer Banded Shade.  Hunter...

Window Covering Solutions Series II

Window Covering Solutions Series II

A mature couple who lived in their home for over 30 years were looking to upgrade their window coverings.  Since acquiring their home, new buildings and roads were built in the surrounding area and the street in front of them had become quite busy with traffic. As a...

Window Covering Solutions Series I

Window Covering Solutions Series I

A customer was finding it irritating to watch movies on his new projector in his home-theatre room due to the glare from the sun.  The windows were 9’ tall and heat control was a priority. He wanted to eliminate the glare, maintain an un-cluttered look,...