December Deals: 25% Off Red and Green Items in Our Showroom!

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Santa came early at Colorado Blinds & Design! Our December Sale in our showroom includes 25% off all in-stock red and green items. That’s right, if it has red or green in it or on it, you get the discount. How fabulous is that?

We also have great gift items, such as scarves, hats and jewelry, perfect for Christmas gifts. We will be open from 12-4 Christmas Eve, so stop in to get that last minute item!

 

 

Interior Design Services

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Did you know that at Colorado Blinds & Design, we have three interior designers on staff?

That’s right! Judy, Karla and Allyson are available for affordable consultations for anything from space planning to color consultations. They can also recommend and refer you to contractors and subcontractors for your specialty projects. Read more about our services and see a photo gallery of completed projects below.

Interior Design Services Include:

  • Space Planning
  • Price Quotes for any Project, Big or Small
  • Color Consultations (Interior and Exterior)
  • Faux Finishing
  • A Full Selection of Home Accent Items to Polish off your Space
  • Home Staging
  • Custom Upholstery
  • Custom Draperies, Sheers and Top Treatments
  • Materials Specifications
  • and more..

 

 

Sustainability and Hunter Douglas® Window Treatments

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Just a few years ago, “green” products and sustainable design were buzz words in the design industry. Now, these “trends” have proved their staying power. Sustainable design is of the utmost importance in interior design and architecture, and window coverings are no exception. Hunter Douglas has gone above and beyond industry standards to deliver products to consumers that are sustainable in a variety of ways. Read below or stop in our showroom to learn more!

  • All Hunter Douglas® products are Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified®. This certification is determined by a third party and verifies that the products and processes to make the products release low chemical and particle emissions indoors. Furthermore, the certification backs sustainability claims by manufacturers. The claims are regulated by established standards and certification procedures, including testing methods, allowable emissions levels and toxicity limits.
  • Certain Hunter Douglas® products meet criteria for the federal tax credit for energy efficiency. Hunter products will eliminate energy loss through windows, where up to 50% of energy can be lost.
  • Certain  Hunter Douglas® products are comprised of reeds, grasses and bamboo. These natural materials are sustainable in that they are fast growing and regenerate quickly.
  • Also, Hunter products are made in the United States, reducing the large “carbon footprint” that is associated with products that are shipped from overseas.

 

Sliding Glass Door? There’s a Window Covering for That

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At Colorado Blinds & Design, we receive numerous inquiries about window covering solutions for sliding glass doors. Our clients seem intimidated by their size and the overwhelming possibilities of products that can be applied over the door. Essentially, sliding glass doors are just very large windows. If you think of them in these simple terms, the task of finding a product that fits your budget and coordinates with your interior seems less daunting.

Below you can find brief summaries of the vertical products that Hunter Douglas®, our FAVORITE brand, offers.

 

Duette Architella® and Applause Vertiglide® Honeycomb Shades: Just like it’s horizontal application, vertical honeycomb shades are great insulators. This shade is ideal for a sliding glass door that receives a lot of sun exposure. This type of vertical application is also ideal in an open room(s) or area(s) that have honeycomb shades covering their windows.

 

 

 

Luminette® Privacy Sheers: This unique product combines draperies and sheers. Operable fabric covered vanes are surrounded by a sheer fabric. A wand control tilts the fabric covered vanes open or closed. This shade is ideal for sliding glass doors that do not necessarily get a lot of sun exposure. It is ideal for consumers who desire sun and a view during the day, but privacy during the evening hours.

 

 

 

Luminette® Modern Draperies: Essentially, this product is a structured drapery. Contoured vanes inside the product insure a curvy shape.  It is ideal for consumers who desire insulation and UV blocking properties.

 

 

 

 

Provenance® Woven Wood Vertical Draperies: Provenance® Woven Wood Vertical Draperies are designed to coordinate with the Provenance collection of horizontal woven woods. This product is ideal for those sliding glass doors that don’t necessarily receive a lot of sun exposure. This vertical application can be lined for increased privacy and UV blockage.

 

 

 

Crosswinds® Verticals: The perfect companion to the Country Woods® wood blind collection, Crosswinds® wood vertical blinds offer both beauty and functionality. This product is ideal for more traditional tastes and rooms that have horizontal wood blind applications.

 

 

 

Vertical Solutions®: This product is ideal for consumers who desire privacy and UV blockage.
Vertical Solution® is affordably priced and features 14 vinyl and 5 fabric styles. This basic products is ideal for consumers who are on a budget but still desire the quality product Hunter Douglas® provides.

 

 

 

 Somner®: This unique product has a wide range of vinyls, colors and textures. Over 100 fabric and vinyl styles are available to meet your needs. This product is ideal for all consumers. Some insulation is provided, as well as privacy and light control. It is a highly versatile product.

 

 

 

 

 

Great Tips on “Winterizing” Your Home: How to Save on Energy Costs this Winter

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Our newest Interior Designer and Window Covering Specialist, Karla Allingham, has shared some great tips on ways to reduce heating costs due to energy loss this winter. Her quick and easy tips are small, easy and inexpensive methods that make a HUGE difference! Take a look at her post below or come see her in our showroom.

It definitely feels like winter has arrived! With that in mind, consider the following home improvements to prepare for the cold winter months.

  •   Clean or replace your furnace filters to increase energy efficiency. A good rule of thumb is to do this every heating and cooling season.
  •   Insulate electrical outlets and switch plate covers with foam inserts and apply weather stripping around doors and windows to reduce drafts.
  •   Reverse the direction of your ceiling fan to counter-clockwise so that the warm air circulates around the room.
  • Make sure floor registers, baseboard heaters, and radiators are not blocked by furniture or drapes to provide more efficient heat flow.
  •  Add area rugs to cold bare floors and consider hanging thermal drapes to increase comfort and reduce heating costs.
  • Install energy efficient window coverings to reduce heat loss through windows. Duette Architella shades from Hunter Douglas can save up to 20% on energy bills and typically pay for themselves in just 2 years.

By implementing the above mentioned tips, you will save energy and money.

Colorado Blinds & Design Grand Opening November 19th!

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Join Us for Our Grand Opening!

The showroom is ready. The brand new Hunter Douglas Gallery® is all set. It’s time for our Grand Opening! Please join us Saturday, November 19th from 1pm to 4pm. We’ll have many giveaways, specials, great food and beverages.

Steve Manshel, formerly of the band Firefall, will be playing from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. during our Grand Opening!
We are located at 257A East 29th Street Loveland, CO 80538 in the Orchards Center just east of King Soopers. We would love to see you here!

 

Vertical Woven Woods: Great Product at a Great Price

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At Colorado Blinds & Design, we are beyond excited that Hunter Douglas® decided to introduce one of our favorite products, Provenance® Woven Woods, to their vertical collection. We became ecstatic when we discovered that the price point for this product is extremely economical. But we will get to that a bit later! First, let’s talk about what makes this product so great.

The woven woods collection is made of bamboo, reeds, grasses and, you guessed it, woods. Fabricators take great care in hand weaving the materials to create a quality shade that adds warmth and a casual feel to any space. And now, this product is available in a vertical application in addition to the existing horizontal shade that was already on the market. Bonus: the horizontal and vertical shades are from the same collection, and we can coordinate shades between the two applications.

We love Hunter Douglas® because of the exceptional quality of their products and the lifetime limited warranty they provide for the consumer. They also take extra steps to ensure innovation and quality are encompassed in every design feature. Provenance® Woven Shades are no exception.

Numerous upgrades and design features can be specified when ordering Provenance® Woven Shades. For example, edge banding protects the edges of the shades and guarantees extra durability. Also, it adds a design element to the shade that customizes the look of the shade. For added privacy, a light filtering or room darkening lining can be added to the shade. Each shade comes with a standard valance, but upgrades are available.

Now…let’s talk about price. Provenance® shades in a vertical application are actually in the lower 1/3 price group when compared to all the vertical applications that Hunter Douglas® offers. A basic lined Provenance® vertical shade on a 7′ by 7′ door would be about $500. The average consumer would be hard pressed to find a hand crafted product at such a great price point!

 

 

We have blossomed into our new showroom – Come in to see our new blossoms!

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