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Tackling the Problems of Window Treatments Deftly

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Troubleshooting: Bull’s-eye “Never try to solve all the problems at once — make them line up for you one-by-one”. — Richard Sloma When we have products, it is normal to expect tiny troubles that come along with them. From vacuum cleaners, air-conditioners, computers, washing machines, stoves to window treatments, we’ve had glitches with them at one time or other. Some…

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At Home with Technology Automated Window Shading Solutions

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Automated Window Shading Solutions. Last week as we waited at the airport to fly out to our holiday in Caracas, a friend kept fiddling with her phone, completely immersed in it ….I thought her very unsociable and demanded if she meant to keep it up through the holiday. And she turned to us, quickly apologizing, saying that she was checking…

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Automated Homes with Smart Window Treatments

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Automatic Window Blinds, Shades and Shutters Elbert Hubbard announced, “One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man”. Besides making life easier, smart windows with motorized window coverings bring your interiors simplicity, safety, and of course, style. How sophisticated you look when you control all your window coverings with…

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A Walk down Memory lane – Window Dressings

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Historical Facts and Tid-bits about Window Dressings. As one sits in front of an elegantly dressed window sipping coffee, reading a book or just plain gazing off into the distance, one has had the thought come unbidden to mind, ‘how did it come to pass that such terrific shading has come into existence?’ From plain cloth suspended on a rod…

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Archives, blinds, Blinds Vancouver, Faux Wood Blinds, Window Blinds, Wood Blinds


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The independence moving to lane house. Though Vancouver is fast gaining the status of being the ‘greenest ‘city in the world, especially with the institution of its ‘laneway housing’ policy, many of its residents still find it hard to wrap their minds around the stigma of living among garbage cans and garages. A Laneway house is defined as a home…

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Aluminum blinds, blinds, Cellular Shades, Motorized Skylight Shades, Skylight Blinds, Skylight Window Coverings, Skylights Shades


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SKYLIGHTS BLINDS, SHADES AND SHUTTERS Skylights or ‘roof windows’ as they’re known are by no means a modern invention – in fact, they’ve been in use for centuries. Years and years ago, when houses were built with sloped overhanging roofs to shade spacious, wrap-around balconies, hardly any light would reach the interiors of the houses, so small glass panes were…

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Natural Shades, Natural Shades and Blinds, Roman Blinds, Roman Shades, Window Shades


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DO-IT-YOURSELVES viz. CUSTOM ROMAN BLIND If you’re a hardcore fan of fabric, but tired of the looks of drapery, Roman blind is THE most viable option to go for. Enough of the masses of fabric trailing on the floor, catching dust and spewing out allergens…a Roman shade is a tailored panel of fabric that can be fitted into the recess…

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