Cordless lifts are a unique animal in themselfs. This sytem eliminates the lifting
strings and places them spring loaded inside the headrail mechanism, typical warranty is 5 years on this system and is limited
in size and or weight of blind.
Decorative Valances are
a cover or strip of wood in front of the headrail. It is designed to cover up both the headrail and mounting brackets and
to decorate the top front part of the blind. These valances come in a variety styles and sizes and are available with or without
returns or side pieces.
standard on an outside mount blind about 3 1/ 2 inches and covers up the head-rail mounting brackets. The other way is on
an inside mount blind to have an outside Mount valance that is 1 inch wider than the window opening with 1/ 2 inch returns.
We are proud to say that our company came up with this simple concept that is used industry wide now.
Hidden Route Holes or
also known as routeless or privacy plus. What this does is maximize privacy and strengthens the slat. By eliminating the holes
punched in the slat, and replaced with a notch in the back to hold the slat in possition. This system is not reccommended
for doors because they can fly out when the door is flung opened . The only thing that also might be said is the
slats may not always align strait up and down all time and may require adjustments.This feature is usually 10-15% more but
they sometimes have free upgrades...just ask if there is a promotion going on.
Motorization is available
but only tilt only and not lifting.It is limited in size and weight. The shades are operated with a remote control or
are available. This is where you can section off areas of the blind and have the top half blue and the bottom half white or
red.This multi colored shade is very typical or European areas where they have three bright colors one on top of the other
Wand or Cord Tilting is
the choice you have when ordering the blinds controls tilting mechanism. A wand is a round stick that you twist to close and
open the slats of the shade to see out the window. The size it comes is usually 1-4 feet or 2/ 3 rd the length of the window.
The cord tilting mechanism is two cords with a tassel on the end of each string. You pull on one cord and it lowers the shade
closed, at the same time putting the tassel lower. Now the other tassel will be higher, making it hard to reach
sometimes. It is recommended to split the controls on a cord tilting system so you don't confuse all the strings and ask yourself
which one tilts the shade and which one opens it.
Specialty Shapes mini
blinds can come in a variety of shapes from circles to rake heads we can most certainly find a shade to fit you oddest of
Wood Cornice a fancier
valance upgrade can be ordered for an extra charge for those people who like the look of a larger more ornate valance. This
upgrade may require separate installation from the blind.
Tile Cut Outs are available
for an extra charge of 10-30 dollars a side or for a handle cut out area. Typically seen in kitchen windows, the bottom slats
on the side are cut to accommodate for the tile on the wall called a splash. It can also be used to cut out areas that would
prohibit a shade from coming down like an air condition unit or pet door.
Hold Down Brackets are
available at no addition charge and is used typically to attach a blind at the bottom to a door or area with excessive wind.
When not attached it can cause a safety issue because of the sharp edges or pins.
Control Positioning is
an area I like to spend a little bit of time on with customers. On a blind there are typically two sets of controls. One is
to tilt the blind open and closed. The other is to lift the shade up. I prefer to have the controls on the same side of the
shade, so you don't have to go to one side to tilt the shade open , then to the other side to lift it up.(The only exception
to this is with cord tilt option you may want to separate these so they all don't get mixed together).
Most manufacturers offer standard controls
and don't want to spend the time with you. Standard controls is the wand or tilt on the left and the cord to pull it up on
Standard is the reverse of that. It is very important to consider furniture placement before you decide because you might
be putting the controls in a place that Will be impossible to reach.
prefer to use the rule of to the side of the window the wind does not come through. It will keep the dirt off the controls
and prevent the wand from swinging back and forth against the blind causing an annoying sound when the wind taps it back and
Another option on the controls is the lenght.Typically 2/ 3 rds of the
window length. or 30 inches. This is important to concider when you have a window in a stair well or if you can't reach over
the sink or if you are in a wheel chair. I prefer to use shorter controls so the kids don't play with them or hang off them