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Wood Mini Blinds
Wood blinds offer nature's rich, subtle colors and unique textures. They were the most widely used blinds once upon a time. But fewer people could afford wood blinds as wood prices rose rapidly.
Wood blinds are making a strong comeback in recent years because of the natural and timeless beauty of wood in their décor. They are available in both solid colors and wood tones ranging from light tones such as natural finished to deep wood tones such as mahogany. The most expensive blinds (roughly eight times the cost of aluminum blinds) are 100-percent wood.
Most wood blinds are available in a variety of slat sizes from 1-3 inches. The one and two-inch slats can be painted or exposed oak, maple or cherry to match your furniture, flooring or wall paneling. Wood blinds should be used in a stable temperature and humidity controlled environment to receive the full benefit of the long lasting durability of real wood blinds.
Real wood requires more attention than faux. The operating mechanism can be cord. But many families prefer the safer lift technology that requires a soft touch. Wood blinds are generally 2-inch slats because the wider the slat, the less light that can come through. Many people opt to use a valance or cornice to add needed layers.
Sandblasted wood blinds, even if painted, display the beauty of the wood's natural texture. Fabric tapes in a variety of materials and colors can be added to complement the blinds and other elements of your environment.
Mini Blinds Info provides detailed information about vinyl, discount, wood, faux wood, custom, and aluminum mini blinds, plus advice on cleaning mini blinds. Mini Blinds Info is the sister site of Wood Blinds Web.
Bathroom Vanity Lights: Tips Before Buying Vanity Bathroom Lights
Bathroom vanity lights are often overlooked in a bathroom. Artificial light from vanity bathroom lights and general lighting is important during hours when natural light is not available.
Wine Rack Kits and Plans
Properly storing wine keeps flavor and lets wine age so that you can taste its evolving, complex flavor. Buying a wine rack, however, can be pricey, especially for someone who is more interested in developing a robust wine collection, not decorating.
A Guide to Wine Picnic Baskets
Wine picnic baskets are just the ticket for two, four, or more people. When it's just too nice to spend the day indoors, why not go for a hike in your garden, in the woods, along the beach, or up on a mountainside? The great outdoors beckon.
Faux Wood Mini Blinds
Though wood blinds and shutters are the most popular window coverings sold in America, these two products are among the most expensive. Faux wood Blinds offer nature's rich, subtle colors and unique textures at a fraction of the cost of real wood shutters.
Pass the Salt - Its a Hot Collectible
Part of the attraction of any collectible is the story that surrounds it, and salt-cellars have a tale to tell. Here's what you need to know about this condiment collectible.
Decorative Wall Painting Techniques
Do your walls seem dull and uninviting? Do you long for a cozy, welcoming room? Consider decorative wall painting techniques, such as sponging, ragging, stenciling or stamping. Even if you have no experience, you can brighten even the dullest room quickly and cheaply with one of these easy decorative wall painting techniques.
Make Simple Curtains and Valance for any Window
Making a quick set of curtains and a valance is something that you can do even if you don't have much sewing experience. It's just a matter of thinking through the process and calculating for fabric needed and knowing how to use a sewing machine.
Not All Glass is Created Equal
Pressed glass, Depression glass and crystal - this month we'll review the basics of these different types of glass and some tips on telling the difference.HistoryGlass was first recorded being made in ancient Rome, Egypt and Syria.
Newest Craze in Decorating is Silk Flowers in Acrylic Water
They look so lifelike, that time and time again people bend to smell them and touch them. Across the nation, silk flowers in crystal-clear acrylic "water" are showing up in homes, cafes, restaurants and offices.
Custom Slipcovers Can Give Your Furniture A Stylish New Look
If your furniture could do with a new look, then you may be interested in some custom slipcovers. Unlike re-upholstery, a slipcover can be easily replaced whenever you feel like a change and can be removed when it needs cleaning.
Feng Shui Interprets Exposed Beams
What constitutes a balanced room according to feng shui theory involves not one, but several aspects. Some of those aspects are non-obvious while some aspects are immediately palpable, such as the flaw of a room which is chronically dark or cold.
An Upholstered Bench To Incorporate Style and Function
How do you envision your dream home? Is it rich in color and texture, romantic, cozy, warm, comfortable and inviting all at the same time? Would you love to incorporate colorful fabrics and rich textures in your home's décor but are not sure how to pull it off? You are not alone. The truth is: Many people long to incorporate the use of textured and patterned fabric into their decorating style but are not sure where they should begin.
The Convenience of the Portable Massage Chair
Human resource officers have, over the past decade or so, began to understand how massage therapy can benefit their employees. Employees that sit at a desk for most of their day are at risk for carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain and tension headaches.
The Benefits of Quartz Cuckoo Clocks
Unlike windup cuckoo clocks, which require rewinding every one, two or eight days before, quartz cuckoo clocks use a more modern timing mechanism, drawing power from batteries and running continuously until the batteries run dry. Battery cuckoo clocks run for approximately one year on a new set of batteries give or take a little, depending on the type of battery used and the amount of animated movement built into the clock.
A Brief History of Grandfather Clocks
Since the beginning of civilization, humans have searched for a reliable way to keep track of the time. In the earliest days, months, seasons and years were tracked by careful monitoring of the phases of the moon.
Is It Time To Move? Change Your Home Into A House... Have It Staged!
Heart and Soul Designs - Changing your Home into a HouseSpring is in the air..
The Cost of Granite Countertops
The beauty, hardness and utility of granite makes it a highly desirable material for countertops in home design. In addition to its natural strength, granite is a beautiful stone that adds color and warmth to a room.
Country Home Decorating - Country Style Home Decor the Way Life Used to Be
What is the lure and appeal of country home decorating? Maybe it's the desire to escape the rush and demands of a hectic lifestyle. It could be the need to return to a time when life was simpler, perhaps even happier.
Finding Discount Waterbed Sheets
Consumers may be led to believe that waterbed sheets are more expensive than conventional sheets, but this is not true. Cheap waterbed sheets are easy to come by.
What to Look for in Bathroom Vanity Tops
Bathroom vanity tops offer many options to the discerning customer. Ideally, they should all have a strong, smooth surface that defies stains and spills, mild heat and impact.
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