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October is Window Covering Safety Month

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

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October has started, and that means it is window covering safety month. Many people might not realize how important this month is to advocate for the safety of our children. Even though the window covering industry has made a big push in the last few years to create awareness and promote window shades with child safety features it doesn’t seem to do quite enough. Here are some sad statistics that we want to point out today. It is so important for us to have products in our home that will keep out children safe. Cordless blinds and shades… all the way!

  • Children strangle every 2 weeks in the US on window covering cords
  • Children between the ages of 8 months to 2 years have strangled on cords
  • Injuries can be catastrophic, some never walk, talk or play again
  • Since 1996 355 children have strangled on window covering products
  • Over 40% of these accidents were around products that are compliant with the national safety standard
  • Strangulation is a silent killer; many of the accidents occurred while a caregiver was close by; even in the same room
  • CORDLESS WINDOW BLINDS AND SHADES ARE THE ONLY SAFE SOLUTION!!!

These statistics are devastating and have unfortunately not gotten much better over the years. With window covering safety month in mind, we are offering free cordless upgrades on many of our products. All Good Housekeeping Roller Shades & Cellular Shades are includes, Comfortex Roller Shades & Comfortex Cellular Shades feature the free upgrade as well. Please, be safe and buy cordless!

If You Love Reimagining Bali Window Coverings for Different Looks, You Might Want to Make a Career Out of It

Friday, May 31st, 2013

If you’ve been considering a career change or want to try something out that caters to your own skillsets or passions, try answering these questions: Are you constantly looking through Bali window coverings, Comfortex cellular shades and other products on this and other outlets and dreaming of ways to make them fit your home’s décor? Do you go over other people’s homes and instantly see ways they can improve on their style through a slight alteration or accessory purchase? Are you organized, yet creative and self-motivated and willing to handle strict deadlines?

 

If so, you might want to consider going into interior decorating. Interior decorators work in a bevy of different environments. Some go into business for themselves working on residential jobs, while others are hired for commercial projects. An interior decorator might work in a specific industry, such as restaurants or office lobbies. A select few are even hired full-time to work exclusively for a particular company. Given this, there are many avenues to becoming an interior decorator, but here are some things to keep in mind:

 

  • Should you or shouldn’t you go to school? Interior design school can give you the tools and education necessary to produce good work. However, at the same time, it could be expensive and you might have to take time off from work or caring for your family, so you’ll need to take this into account as well.
  • Practice on friends and family: The most important part to getting new business is having a portfolio that features before and after photos showcasing your work. In the beginning, it could be tough to get people to allow you to perform work on their homes or places of business. By working for free or a small sum for family members and friends, you could build the portfolio necessary to get bigger clients down the road as well as earn experience, so you can improve on your craft.
  • Know that it’s more than design: Knowing good design practices and theory is, of course, an important part of being a successful interior decorator. However, it’s not everything. A successful interior decorator will be an excellent communicator to clients and understand project management in order to juggle a number of clients at once as well as meet strict deadlines.

Buying Comfortex Cellular Shades and Other Recommendations for Your Home Renovation Project

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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