As discussed in previous posts, motorized window coverings are on the rise (no pun intended). Sales of motorized window treatments have spiked, as prices on motors have come down, and as customers have become more and more technologically inclined. But we won’t get in to all the reasons that motorized window coverings are great; instead, we’ll use this post to discuss which Skandia window coverings can be motorized.
Category: Horizontal Blinds
Aluminum blinds – often referred to as miniblinds – are still a very popular window…
The custom window coverings industry is buzzing about transitional – or zebra – shades. They’re one of the hottest products on the market currently, but what the heck are they? As the name would imply, a zebra shade is a roller shade made of the finest hand-woven zebra hair.
A zebra shade is in many ways a hybrid of a venetian blind and a roller shade. A transitional/zebra shade features much of the same componentry as a roller shade, and it functions much in the same way that a roller shade does. From a purely functional standpoint, a transitional shade is very, very similar to a roller shade.
When it comes time to purchase custom horizontal blinds, the debate rages on amongst many a homeowner that simply can’t decide between wood blinds or faux wood blinds. This post will discuss some of the pros and cons of wood and faux wood blinds, but the truth is that there is no bad choice! Wood blinds may make more sense for one application than do faux wood blinds, or vice versa. The best selection simply depends on your application.