How to Incorporate Additional Energy Savings for Outside Mounted Shades

If you have an inside mounted cellular shade, finding extra insulation is very easy, especially if you incorporate a set of energy saving sidetracks with it. If you don’t have the luxury of having an inside mount and need to do an outside, there are still other things you can do to further increase the energy efficiency of your cellular window treatments. Today we are going to go over what options you have so you can keep your home nice and cozy for the upcoming winter!

Insulate the Widows

Single Pane Windows
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Thanksgiving Signals the Start of Cold and Cumbersome Winter Months

Winter

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is nearly upon us! It’s an exciting time that you get to spend with your loved ones. If you travel to one of your loved one’s homes, you’ll get to see their Thanksgiving decorations and their home’s décor which is always exciting and fun!

Thanksgiving also signals another important thing to homeowners who live in northern states; winter is literally right around the corner. While you might be too busy having fun with your loved ones reminiscing and eating turkey, stuffing, desserts and all the other goodies that come along with Thanksgiving, it’s important to think about preparing your home.
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Eco Friendly Items that Make for a More Efficient Home

At EcoSmart Shades, we put a large emphasis on the environment. Our shades are inherently energy efficient, which helps our customer’s lessen their environmental footprint! Not only does this help make for a more eco conscious home, but our shades actually help save on our customer’s utility bills!

Today we wanted to take a moment to recognize other energy efficient products that might be of benefit to you, your home, and your wallet.

1. Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

Energy Efficient Light Bulbs
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Add Extra Appeal to Your Home with Flower Based Décor

Flowers are an awesome way to spruce up your interior space. They’ve been a large part of interior design for numerous centuries. Because there are so many different shapes, colors and sizes of flowers, there are endless possibilities for your home!

They perform well with many different elements. On print, they look amazing! On accents, they look just as good! When you’re adding flowers inside of your home, be careful about going too retro.  You want to avoid looks that make your home look like “Grandma’s house”.

Floral Pillows
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An Introduction to Arch Shades

Windows come in a variety of shapes and sizes, often times it is difficult to find the right treatment for your open window. Among these difficult shapes to treat are arch windows. Arch windows are inherently unique and present multiple challenges.

Typically, arch windows are flat on the bottom and have a nice round top. While their uniqueness presents a challenge, when they are treated correctly they add an extra dash of elegance to any room. There are a ton of different options you have when it comes to treating your arch windows, so today we wanted to explain their differences.

Quarter Arches


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How to Remove Your Old Blinds Without Tearing Apart your Home’s Walls

Cat With Blinds

Tools You’ll Need

  • Joint Compound
  • A Set of Pliers
  • Screwdriver
  • Paint Brush
  • Putty Knife
  • Wall Primer (Optional)
  • Sponge
  • Paint that Meshes With Your Wall’s Current Color

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Tips for Picking Out Window Treatments for a Nursery

Nursery

If you have a young child and are in the process of upgrading their nursery’s window treatments, there are a lot of things you need to consider. Safety, first and foremost, is the most important aspect when it comes to picking out window treatments for this room.

Safety Features

Again, we can’t stress this enough, safety needs to be at the top of your mind at all times. When you pick out window treatments for a child’s room, we always try and guide our customers to our cordless window treatments.

Why is this? 

Cordless shades are the only 100% child-safe window treatments that we offer our customers. They give you peace of mind knowing that your child will be safe, preventing potential entanglement with cords. Read More

Are Your Windows Scary Enough?

Happy Halloween!  In the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve, here are some festive and fun ways to get your windows looking their most terrifying:

1. Cute Cutouts

Who doesn’t love a good DIY?  A great hands-on way to add some cute yet creepy Halloween goodness to your windows is by making your own thematic cutouts!  All you need is construction paper, computer paper (for printing desired image, if you aren’t doing it freehand), a pencil, scissors, and then maybe tape/adhesive, string, hole punch, etc.
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Equip Your Southern Home With Cellular Skylight Shades!

We get a lot of calls from customers in Southern states that experience difficulty in dealing with open skylight windows. Untreated skylight windows can pose a lot of issues, especially in areas like Florida, Georgia, where temperatures can exceed 110 degrees in the summertime!

What’s a solution for those with this problem? 

Our energy saving cellular skylight shades.

Skylight Shades
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Inside Mount or Outside Mount: Which Option Should I Choose?

When your purchase window treatments, you’ll likely be given the option to pick between an inside mount or outside mount option. Often times, our customers have questions surrounding the difference between the two and what it could mean for your home.

Inside Mount

Outside Mount

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