Blinds Safety for Pets and Children

When it comes to household safety, children and pets are top priority. Everywhere we look in our homes, there’s some sort of hazard: wet floors, electrical outlets, and even furniture. Basically, anything that gets in the way during playtime can spell trouble. 

If you’ve recently moved into a new home, or you’re just thinking about purchasing new blinds, you will want to make sure they are child and pet proof. Blinds with cords put children and pets at risk of accidental strangulation. Continue reading “Blinds Safety for Pets and Children”

Blinds vs. Shades

Adding or changing your window coverings is a simple interior design element that will improve the look and feel of a room while providing the desired level of light control. However, many shoppers are new to window coverings and may use the terms “blinds” and “shades” interchangeably. In reality, blinds and shades are distinctly different and offer vastly different qualities as window treatments. Understanding the difference between blinds and shades will help you decide which is the best match for your window.  Continue reading “Blinds vs. Shades”

The 5 Best Kitchen Window Treatments

The kitchen is the heart of the home, as it is the epicenter for meals and gatherings. Kitchen window treatments can enhance the appearance and feel of your kitchen and also increase the value of your home. However, the location of windows is important when choosing kitchen window treatments. Windows near a stove or sink will require window treatments that are different from windows in a safer location.  Continue reading “The 5 Best Kitchen Window Treatments”

How to Buy Window Blinds and Shades

If you’re in need of window treatments for your home, there are no shortage of options from which to choose. However, with so many choices, deciding on the right selection for your space can be difficult.  There are a number of factors you should consider before making your investment. To help you along in the process, A+ Blinds has devised a guideline to assist you in making the best decision based on your specific needs.  Continue reading “How to Buy Window Blinds and Shades”

Different Types of Blinds

A+ Blinds has your complete buyer’s guide to blinds and shades for your windows.

Often times when the term “blinds” is used, it refers both to blinds and shades.  While there are many different types of blind and shade options to choose from, they all serve the same basic function. However, there are a few fundamental differences between the two that you should be aware of.  Continue reading “Different Types of Blinds”

Energy Saving Blinds

Most people know that windows are a common source of heat transfer. Just press your hand against a window on a hot or cold day to feel it in action. In the summer, when the sun is the hottest windows allow warm sunlight into the home, which often competes with air conditioning. During the winter months, heat can escape through windows causing your furnace (or heat source) to work even harder. Regardless, energy saving window treatments may help.  Continue reading “Energy Saving Blinds”

5 Reasons to Work With A+ Blinds

A+ Blinds has been a locally owned company since 2006. The owner, James Valdez, has years of experience in the window coverings industry. He also has an education degree and has taught since 1999. Combining the skills from both careers, James takes pride in helping with the windowing covering selection so the perfect treatment is found for your home or office.  Continue reading “5 Reasons to Work With A+ Blinds”

Economical Faux Wood Blinds

Faux Wood Blinds are a popular choice for window coverings for many reasons. Starting at just $56 installed, they are a low-cost attractive window covering. Because of the composite material, they are extremely durable and can be easily cleaned. Functionally, they are extremely versatile. They can be raised allowing for full access to the window, tilted open for a full view outside, closed to give privacy or darken a room, and even half closed to allow for some light to enter a room and provide privacy.

When choosing an economical faux wood blind, quality does not have to be an issue. Listed below are some features to look for in a low-cost faux wood blind.

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Kitchen Window Treatment Ideas

Kitchen window treatment ideas are as varied as kitchens themselves. Like many window treatments throughout the house, those in the kitchen can serve as purely decorative or with function in mind (or both). If you’re looking for decorative options, you are limited by your own creativity. For functional window coverings, it’s worth considering a few types of treatments to ensure you get the desired effect.

Here are some considerations as you investigate options for your kitchen windows.  Continue reading “Kitchen Window Treatment Ideas”