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Pella Windows With Window Treatments

If you are replacing windows or are getting ready to build a new home, consider installing new Pella Windows. Pella Windows look great from the outside plus they offer a variety of benefits and features. One feature offered over other window companies is a  great option for “built-in” window treatments. Pella Windows offers three styles… Read more »

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Coolaroo Shade Cloth

If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a hundred times, staying cool requires the right kind of window shades. The most effective windows shades at reducing heat are known as solar shades.  But what do you do if you don’t like solar shades or you don’t have the room to mount them in your… Read more »

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Cordless Blinds For Small Children

Today a A concerned parent writes: Dear Diva, I know you have written countless articles on cordless blinds, but I wanted to get your thoughts on the dangers of corded blinds and children. Are articles like this correct? Is there really this big of a danger at hand? Are cordless blinds the only options for… Read more »

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1 Inch Blinds vs 2 Inch Blinds

Today Thomas asks: I’m getting ready to put new blinds in my condo and I’m not sure what I want. What is the difference between 1″ blinds vs 2″ blinds? Well Thomas, that is a very good question.  It’s very difficult to decide what type of window blinds to purchase, especially if you don’t know… Read more »

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Time For New Blinds

Today Phil writes: While at work, my 100 lb American bull dog decided to go “through” my blinds. Whatever his reason, the blinds are ruined. So I have a problem. Four windows in one room with aluminum blinds, one of those blinds is ruined. Now I need your help. Do I try to replace the… Read more »

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Blackout Cellular Blinds

Today Rick writes: Diva, are blackout cellular blinds really worth the extra money? Yes Rick, they are.  I know a lot of the blackout cellular blinds on the market don’t “feel” very substantial. Many of them have a “papery feel” to them. But in terms of light blocking and energy efficiency, you’ll get your money’s… Read more »

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Blackout Roller Blinds

This is the time of year where we really start noticing the sunshine and not always in a good way!  Naps get cut short and “sleeping in” is interrupted by the sun streaming through the window at the most inopportune times.  No matter if you just want your little ones to stay in bed longer… Read more »

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Cheap Bamboo Shades

If you like the look of bamboo shades (aka bamboo wood blinds) but don’t want to pay the high price tag for custom shades.  Don’t worry! Cheap bamboo shades are available!  You just have to know where to look. Cheap bamboo shades can be found at big box stores, and by looking online. Most big… Read more »