Archive for the ‘Comfortex’ Category
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
Whether you’re renovating your home to make it more appealing to prospective home buyers or just want a new look to come home every day to, it’s important to know that the renovation process is just that: a process. It is something that should be planned out very carefully as a misstep could result in more money being thrown down the drain as well as more time invested. Just watch Tom Hank’s the Money Pit from the 80s to get a better idea of what happens when a renovation goes terribly wrong. With that in mind, there are a number of things to keep in the back of your head, but here are several recommendations to watch out for from HGTV:
- Hiring the wrong contractor: Given the number of review sites out there, there really isn’t an excuse for not knowing what you’re getting into when you hire a contractor. If you can’t find a good contractor in the area through Yelp or the BBB, you can always enlist your friends and family for references. Just remember, this guy is going to be in your home, and his competence will directly impact the level of the work as well as your sanity.
- Not considering safety: One of the best things we love about our Comfortex cellular shades and other blinds in our collection is their safety features. When you purchase shades from Ace of Shades Window Coverings, you can rest assured that safety was of upmost consideration in their design. When redesigning your home, make sure to include safety in your decision-making process. And the theme of safety extends to the actual project as well. Be mindful of the fact that there will be loose nails and other materials around your home. Keep your children and pets away from any areas that are being worked on.
- Keeping in line with your home’s style: If you’re considering a major upgrade of your home, remember to protect the integrity of your home’s style. A modern upgrade may not go well with the Victorian design of your home.
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Monday, April 29th, 2013
In late April, Debbie Woodbury wrote a piece in the Huffington Post on creating a sacred space in your home. As a cancer survivor, she credits part of her healing on reflection. One of the things she mentions is having a corner of a room or a place by her window dedicated to being a sacred space – a place where an individual can just sit, relax and reflect. We are partial to the window idea, so let’s take a look at some ways you can make your window area a scared space.
- Get Cellular Shades to Control Light: The reason why Debbie Woodbury thinks a window space might be a good idea for a sacred space is because windows offer a look into the outside world. If it’s winter, watching a gentle snow on a cool winter night might be soothing after a long day; at the same time, waking up with a cup of coffee on a spring morning as you hear the birds chirp could be the perfect way to start your day. However, if you’re looking for less light to fit your mood, our Comfortex shades can help you control the amount of light that enters your room too, so your space will be just as you like it.
- Put Personal Things in your Sacred Space: Your sacred space should be a place of peace. Bring special things in your space that will make you happy, like a picture of your family or a personal heirloom that conjures up a good memory.
- Make It a Point to Come to This Area Every Day: Everyone leads busy lives, but you should devote some time for yourself at some point in the day. Make an effort to come to your sacred space, even if it’s only for a few minutes to sit and reflect. Afterwards, you should feel more relaxed and ready to take on the chaos of the day.
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
It’s about time By popular demand, we sell a lot of sheer horizontal shades. Comfortex’ Shangri-La Sheers, our private label Naturelle Sheers as well as the Good Housekeeping Sheers. When furnishing with sheers we often get asked for a coordinating vertical treatments. So now we finally added it to our online product offering.
Comfortex Ballet Vertical sheers can now be ordered online. Billowing soft sheers are designed to add beauty and functionality at the same time. The billows could be mistaken for an ordinary drape, when in fact functionality is the one of a blind. The shade cane be drawn like a vertical to the side or split in the middle to stack evenly on both sides. When in the closed position, overlapping folds create vanes that can be rotated for privacy. The sheer material however provides only moderate privacy unless ordered with a light filtering insert or a room darkening PVC vane. When paired with inserts the shades provides excellent privacy and light control which is well suited for bedrooms or areas where complete privacy is an issue.
The sheer materials come in a range of styles. From a classic woven sheer, to striped or floral sheer or patterned with swirls. The classic sheer works with any interior decor, where the floral look and swirls are beautiful in traditional or antique surroundings, the striped fabrics add texture and clean lines in contemporary environments. Most sheers come in neutral whites and of whites, but some materials are available in an array of colors.
Ballet sheer shades offer a durable track that can hold shades up to 192“ wide and 120″ long, the headrail offers smooth traversing and vane rotation. The color is aluminum, but the shade can be ordered with an aluminum valance that has a matching fabric insert.
Ballet Verticals by Comfortex are not only an ideal treatments for patio doors, but also well suited for large windows and glass areas that need covering. To kick off the new availability of Ballet sheers online we are offering a $25 rebate per sheer.
Friday, September 14th, 2012
It used to be a challenge to cover more than one window type in a room. This isn’t the case any longer. Thanks to manufacturers like Bali or Comfortex, one can find coordinating window treatments for different window types. Our newest brand Good Housekeeping is on the ball as well with coordinating products.
We get this question frequently: “I plan on ordering roller shades for my family room, but what do I do about my patio door?” Same difference with other window treatments like roman shades cellular shades or pleated shades. With today’s offering of custom blinds the answers come easy. Simply pair roller shades with coordinating panel track shades, cellular blinds with cellular vertical blinds or find coordinating fabrics in roman shades and pair with fabric vertical blinds. The options are plentiful. Even solar shades have a coordinating partner now.
Below are some great examples of what this look can achieve.
As always call us , we will be glad to guide you to the perfect solution for your home
Bali Cellular Shades / Bali Verticell Shades
Comfortex Roller Shades / Comfortex Panel Track
Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
It’s here again. October – Child safety month. As every year we try to bring awareness to child safety around this time of year. Despite the fact that industry leaders again and again adjust their blinds & shades to be more safe, every year children and pets suffer terrible injuries and even death related to cords and strings.
Being in the industry, we have an eye on what is reported in the news. And it is just heartbreaking to hear of the terrible reports we see when another parent has to live with the fact that their child was hurt. Yes, blinds and shades sold today are more safe than ever. Every continuous cord has cord tensioners that help prevent pulling the cord out of the window and “mess” with it. Cord cleats are available for stings to be wound up and keep them out of reach of young children. And yet again, accidents happen, still.
The best thing to do when having young children or pets is to go CORDLESS. On most shades, if within specifications, can be ordered with a cordless lift system. For a small up charge, Roller Shades, Roman Shades and Cellular Shades will be made with a little handle or pull tassel at the bottomrail of the shade, eliminating the traditional pull string or continuous cord loop. Also traditional blinds can be ordered cordless, eliminating hazardous cords. Wood blinds for example can be ordered with a cordless lift and the cord tilt can be replaced by a wand tilt, avoiding and strings. An option that is often overlooked but works so well for this purpose is the motorized lifting system. A remote control operates the shade, eliminated all strings.
In light of this month and what it means to the window covering industry we will offer FREE cordless upgrades on most Comfortex shades through the end of November. This will include cellular shades (excluding 1/2″ pleat Virtuoso), but including double cell symphony, 3/4″ Baritone, as well as the Debut line and all others. The offer will also include the Roller Shades line and Solar Shades line. Please take advantage of our free upgrades to ensure you have a hazardous free home and your child’s safety is ensured.
Friday, May 27th, 2011
Comfortex started their “Green Initiative” in the month of April. What better month to start than the month that “Earth Day” is in. This is a brand new program, that is a small contribution and initiative to be good to mother earth. Instead of trashing shades, they pay for shipping them back to be recycled.
Comfortex has always been committed to the environment by using materials that are responsible, practicing sustainable manufacturing process and offering energy efficient products. Now, they have taken it a step further by offering to recycle your shades!*
What does this mean? For any warranty remakes that are less than one year old, Comfortex will pay for the product to be shipped back and returned to them so they can recycle the materials. This could include shades that came damaged from shipping, warranty issues that come up in the first year or possibly a miss-measure that could be returned. Instead of piling on to the trash pile, they will recycle the product.
At Ace of Shades, we commend any effort, that helps keep our beautiful planet clean and safe. That’s why we always push products that are energy efficient and welcome the effort Comfortex is making right now in regards to keeping trash low. Off course we hope that these warranty issues, do not occur, but from time to time it happens
*Most products on our site are included in this program, including Comfortex’ cellular shades, roller shades and solar shades. Should you be interested in a complete list of shades that apply, please contact us.
Thursday, October 14th, 2010
It’s finally here. We had been waiting for a while to see a cordless lift option on the popular Envision Roller Shades. While the continuous beaded cord is great, for a clean, streamlined look the cordless is the way to go.
The new cordless lift is one of the smoothest roller systems in the industry. This featured slow rise system controls the shade as it lifts to the top, leaving the shade safely in position. The shade with this lift is available up to 92” in width (depending on fabric) and is therefore also great for large windows. At the moment this feature is available with the standard headrail / roller tube only. But it won’t be long, and it will be available with the cassette headrail as well.
Most important thing about the cordless shades is that they are safe for children’s areas or households with pets. This month is October, safety awareness month for the window covering industry! We are reminded of how many accidents have happened that lead to injury or even death. Cords can be the worst health hazard in your home, it is so important to eliminate cords where one can.
To start this introduction of cordless roller shades with a bang, we have decided to practically give it away for $9.75 per upgrade. So hurry, this price won’t last long
Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
Great news! We have added a new product to our website which brings and improved design. Pleated shades in general are popular. One of their draw backs however has always been that you have visible cords running through visible holes that hold the shade in place. These holes make for little light leaks as well as compromised privacy. Well, not anymore.
Comfortex has come out with the New Privada NoHoles Pleated shade, also referred to as Privacy Pleated Shade, which eliminates the traditional routeholes. Strings are routed through an innovative tab in the back of the shade. So once the product is installed, it actually looks like a honeycomb shade without the honeycomb design.
Privada Pleated Shades come in 5 fabrics, 3 light-filtering and 2 room-darkening. They include solid fabrics, a linen inspired material in texture and feel as well as a textured print. Light-filtering materials are always great for open living spaces, where light is welcome; this includes family rooms, kitchen areas, living areas etc. Here there material will give privacy, take the edge of bright light while filtering day light into your room. The room darkening materials are great for bedrooms or living spaces with media centers.
The standard lifting system for a Privada shade is the traditional cord, but continuous cord can be added for larger windows, to give support through a clutch. A cordless lift or top down bottom up are popular features that are available options as well.
For all the solid colors we currently have fabric samples available to mail out. Please feel free to browse our online selection and call us with any questions you might have.
Sunday, May 24th, 2009
If you are looking for a Cellular Shade for windows in your home, the Comfortex cordless cellular shade is a great one to choose. This type has many advantages including price, Limited Lifetime warranty, fabric choices, great insulation, and safety.
In today’s economy, price is a big reason why people don’t buy things they need. As you will find when shopping around, Comfortex shades are fairly priced while ensuring to get a quality product. Comfortex has been in business for 25 plus years and makes great quality products. The Comfortex honeycomb shades include many fabric choices in order to give the rooms in your home the look that you want, with a price that you can afford. Some of the most popular fabrics are double cell Symphony, ¾” Baritone, and ½” Virtuoso, giving a well rounded offering of cellular pleat size and types. Not only are these shades price worthy, while giving you a great choice of fabrics but they are great insulators that will help to decrease cooling costs because honeycomb shades act as insulators, trapping the heat or cold inside each cell.
Honeycomb shades are also a wonderful choice when considering them for a child’s room. Comfortex cellular shades can be ordered with a cordless lift, which will give added safety in family homes with pets and children, eliminating dangerous cords. However, you can still lift or drop them at your convenience. These shades come with a handle on them so you can quickly and easily place them to the desired level, never having to worry about one side being higher than the other. Consider the Comfortex brand if you need a shade that is reasonable in price, safe, and easy to use while saving money on your energy bills!
Wednesday, May 13th, 2009
Comfortex Window Fashions has just announced a new and improved clutch continuous cord loop system. The new Smoothy clutch features amazingly smooth and quiet operation. With this new system it is now easier to lower and raise the shade, using less pull force than before. Clutch operated shades can now be lowered and raised faster and with fewer strokes due to an improved gear mechanism. You will immediately notice the improved quality and ease of use the very first time you try it.
The Smoothy System has replaced the Omni-Rise™ System on all Comfortex fabricated continuous cord loop cellular shades as of May 1, 2009. The Smoothy system will be implemented on Serenade® Roman Shades, Fusion™ Insulating Roman Panel Shades and Ensemble Designer Series™ Pleated Shades during June 2009.
Clutch operated shades with continuous cord loop are of tremendous value when ordering larger shades as the weight will eventually wear out cords when using a regular lifting system. The continuous cord also has the added benefit of staying at a constant length, whereas a standard lift cord will start pooling on the floor when the shade is being raised. The new and improved continuous cords lifting system are available on the popular Comfortex Cellular Shades at this time!