How To Properly Measure For Custom Window Treatments

How To Properly Measure For Custom Window Treatments. There are certain things you should be aware of when measuring for custom window treatments. Because you will be ordering custom blinds or shades that will be made to the specifications you provide; you are responsible for making sure the information you provide is correct. Custom window treatments cannot be returned for credit if you provided the wrong measurements. Custom window blinds and custom window shades were made to your window specifications; which means they cannot be resold, as no two windows are alike. 

How To Properly Measure For Custom Window Treatments

How To Properly Measure For Custom Window Treatments

So, it is very important that you know how to properly measure for custom window treatments. It may seem a little confusing if you have never ordered blinds online before. But, if you follow these tips, you should not encounter any problems at all. 

What you will need:

A steel measuring tape – Never use a ruler, yardstick or even a cloth tape, as these will not give you an accurate measurement. Remember, these are custom made, right down to 1/8 of an inch of the size you order. Note: On an inside mount, the factory will take an allowance off the width (about a half inch) to give the blind clearance. No deductions are made for an outside mount. You will also need something to write on and a pen or pencil.

Inside or outside mount? Before you measure your windows, first decide what type of mount you will be doing. An inside mount means you will be installing the window treatment inside the window opening. An outside mount means installing the window treatment outside the window frame. Generally, it looks cleaner and custom to install the treatment inside the window if you have the room to do so. An example of an outside mount would be a sliding glass door that has no opening. You may also want to choose an outside mount if the window is severely out of square to hide those imperfections. If you do choose an outside mount, make sure you have added for proper overhang and hardware.

How To Properly Measure For Custom Window Treatments

Take exact measurements – Never round up or down to the nearest inch. Always measure to the nearest eighth of an inch. If it’s an inside mount, meaning the window treatment will be mounted inside the window casement, the factory will take a small deduction to allow for clearance on all inside mount window treatments.

Measure twice and in three places – If you choose an inside mount, be sure to measure the window in 3 places, top, middle, and bottom. This will determine if the window is square. You will want to use the narrowest width of the 3 measurements. Then measure the height in 3 places, left, middle, and right. Use the longest measurement. This will make sure your window treatment properly fits the window opening. For an outside mount, measure exactly where you want the blind or shade to fit. Measure the window then add for hardware and overhang.

Width and height – A very common mistake people make is to mistake width and height when measuring for window treatments. When ordering custom window treatments always measure the width first, then the height. The width is the left to right or East to West measurement. The height is the up and down or North and South measurement. An example given would be: 36 ¼ X 59 ½, 36 ¼ being the width and 59 ½ being the length.

How To Properly Measure For Custom Window Treatments

Do not make your own allowances – As stated above, the factory will take a small deduction to allow for clearance on all inside mount window treatments; so do not take your own deductions. On inside mount window treatments order the exact size (down to an eighth of an inch) of the window opening. But, if it is an outside mount, make sure you have added enough space to allow for hardware and overhang you may want. As a general rule, you will want to add two inches to the height and 4 inches on each side (such as a vertical blind on a patio sliding door) when ordering outside mount blinds. Remember, this is only a general rule and your windows may be different. You will only add to the size of outside mount window treatments, NOT inside mount.

Here are a few examples of outside mount windows:

  • Sliding glass doors.
  • Andersen-style windows.
  • French Doors.

Remember the golden rule, “Measure twice, cut once. Once your order is in production, it cannot be stopped, so better to take your time when measuring before you place your order. You are responsible for your own measurements, and since this is a custom made product to fit your windows, it cannot be returned if the measurements provided were wrong.

How To Properly Measure For Custom Window Treatments

Frugal Blinds is committed to providing the best in quality at the lowest prices. We also want to make sure you are happy with your purchase, so please call us if you have any questions about measuring for custom window treatments.

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How to Select the Perfect Window Treatments

How to Select the Perfect Window Treatments for Your Home! Window Treatments will play a large role in your home decorating project. When deciding what Window Treatments to use in your home, there are many different things you will want to take into consideration. Here are a few things to consider when deciding what window treatments to use.

How to Select the Perfect Window Treatments

How to Select the Perfect Window Treatments

Style – First, It’s you should start by thinking about your existing decor and what type of look you want to create. There are many different styles to choose from including, Modern, Contemporary, Traditional, Classical, Art Deco, Rustic, Oriental, Country, Eclectic, and many others.

Color – The second thing to consider is colors. Color is as important as style, and there are a lot of choices when it comes to color; from neutral shades of white and creams to warm rich earth tone colors. 

PatternsDo you want a pattern or a solid fabric? Remember that when you are looking at a small sample of material, it will not truly reflect the finished product. So be careful when selecting a pattern because it may become overwhelming. 

PrivacyDoes the window require more privacy like a bedroom or bathroom window? If so, be sure a privacy or blackout liner is available for the window covering you want to use.

Light ControlIf being able to adjust and control the light is a factor, select a horizontal or vertical window treatment. Although window shades such as Roman Shades and Cellular Shades are great for privacy, there is little light control; as these shades need to be raised to look outside.

Your SpaceWhat will the room be used for, relaxation, entertaining, work? Is this a formal or informal space?

How to Select the Perfect Window Treatments

The ViewHow important is the view? If having the best view is important when the window treatment is not being used; you should consider something that has the least amount of stack, like a Cellular Shade. These shades will allow for the best view when the shades are drawn all the way up.

Exposure – Is this a window that gets a lot of sun and heat exposure? If so, you should not consider using a product like aluminum mini blinds, which will radiate heat into the room. Consider a fabric window covering. 

Energy Efficiency – If you are looking for the best energy efficient treatments, Cellular Shades provide great energy efficiency by keeping the room warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, due to their cellular construction. Cellular Shades have one of the highest R-Value’s when it comes to window shades.

SafetyIf you have small children or pets, you may want to consider a cordless blind or shade. With no dangling and tangling cords, these blinds and shades are child safe.

Accessibility – How often will this window treatment be used? If this is a sliding glass door, for example, you should consider something like a vertical blind, that can be easily drawn out of the way when you need to access the door.

Cleaning – How large is the window? For larger windows, you may want to consider a lighter window covering, such as a window shade. This will make it easier to raise for cleaning the window.

Price – Finally, this brings us to price. Of course, the price will be a consideration when selecting window treatments. You will also need to stay within your budget. 

How to Select the Perfect Window Treatments

That’s where Frugal Blinds can help. Browse our large selection of custom blinds, shades and top treatments to find the best price. We are so sure we offer the best price on custom window blinds and window shades that we offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. We constantly shop the competition to be sure we are giving you the best price. This, along with our free Fed Ex ground shipping guarantees you the best price anywhere.

 

 

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How To Clean Custom Window Blinds and Shades

How To Clean Custom Window Blinds and Shades – Many people my age probably remember watching their grandmother cleaning her Venetian Blinds by taking them down and scrubbing them in the bathtub; then hang them on the clothesline to dry. This method seemed to be effective for cleaning window coverings of that time. However, this method is not recommended for modern window treatments of today. In fact, this method would most likely ruin most of today’s window blinds and window shades. So, what is the best way to clean your window treatments? This varies by the type of window treatment you are cleaning.

How To Clean Custom Window Blinds and Shades

How To Clean Custom Window Blinds and Shades

Many of today’s window blind components are made of materials that would be damaged by water and harsh chemicals. The slats on a Wood blind, for example, would warp if they were exposed to water. Care should be taken when cleaning custom window treatments. Improper cleaning can lead to damage that will void the warranty on a window blind or window shade. To be sure you are properly cleaning your window coverings, follow this handy guide.

Aluminum Blinds and Vinyl Blinds – For mini blinds and other aluminum or vinyl horizontal blinds use a feather duster to clean the blinds regularly. Dusting these blinds on a regular basis will reduce the need for more intensive cleaning. For best results, turn slats of the blind in the downward position. Then, dust the blinds starting at the top and work your way down. Dust them briskly, but not forcefully as to bend the slats of the blind. If the blinds have heavy dirt on them, you can use a mild detergent and a soft cloth to clean them, but be careful not to bend the blind slats. If the blinds are extremely dirty with grease or grime, they can also be Ultrasonically cleaned. You will need to find a company in your area that offers this service if this is needed.

How To Clean Custom Window Blinds and Shades

Wood Blinds – Wood blinds require special caution and care. Never submerse wood blinds in water or any liquid. Also, never use a water-based cleaner on wood blinds. Water and moisture can permanently damage these blinds. For light dusting, stick with using a feather duster or brush attachment of your vacuum cleaner. If you do use a cleaning product, be sure the product is meant to be used on wood products. Frequent cleaning will reduce the need for more extensive cleaning.

Fabric Window Shades – Fabric shades are more delicate and certain cleaners may damage the material of a window shade. A light dusting is all that should be required in most cases. It may be possible sponge blot some stains depending on the material. To be sure, always refer to your product care and maintenance card for details. Most pleated shades and cellular shades can also be cleaned with an Ultrasonic cleaner, but check your specific product details to be sure.

Vertical Blinds – These blinds are one of the easiest to care for by design. Since the slats hang down vertically, instead of horizontally, they will collect less dust than a horizontal window blind. For this reason, a light dusting is usually all that is required. If the slats are made of vinyl, any light cleaner such as 409 or Fantastic will easily clean dirt or grease that has accumulated. Vertical blinds can also be ultrasonically cleaned as well.

How To Clean Custom Window Blinds and Shades

Frequent cleaning is the key to cleaning and maintaining your window treatments. Try to clean your blinds on a regular basis from the time they are new so that more extensive cleaning is not necessary. Always refer to the care and maintenance instructions before cleaning your blinds, as blinds will vary by manufacturer.

For the best price on custom window blinds and shades shop online at Frugal Blinds. We offer the best in price, quality, and service. All our window treatments come with our 100% satisfaction guarantee and free Fed Ex Ground shipping.

 

 

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Best Place To Buy Blinds Online

Best Place To Buy Blinds Online – Frugal Window Blinds. For the best price on custom window blinds online, shop Frugal Blinds. We constantly shop the competition to be sure we are offering the best price on custom window blinds and window shades. In addition, we ground ship everything right to your door for free through FedEx. All of our products also have our 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are looking for the best place to buy blinds online, you have found it, it’s Frugal Blinds!

Buy Blinds Online

Best Place To Buy Blinds Online

We have the best prices on Faux Wood Blinds that offer the look of real wood but cost less than real wood blinds. Our faux wood blinds are available in our standard 2″ size or our 1 1/2″ Cordless Faux Wood Blinds.

Do you need to cover your windows on a budget? Check out our Aluminum Mini Blinds. Our mini blinds are available in the standard 1″ Privacy Blinds that have the lift cords and cord holes disappear when blind is closed or our One Touch Cordless 1″ Mini Blinds. These completely cordless mini blinds are safe for use in homes with children and pets since there are no cords to get tangled.

Best Place To Buy Blinds Online

Are you looking for a softer window treatment? Check out our line of Pleated Shades and Cellular Shades. Our pleated shades are available in both cordless and top down/bottom up options. Our Cellular Shades are available in both single cell and double cell styles. All our cellular shades come standard as cordless, so safety is never a concern. You can also add other options such as top down/bottom up, day/night, and blackout fabrics as well.

If you are looking for something a little more on the fancy side, check out our Roman Shades. These shades are available in both flat fold and hobbled fold styles. Choose from standard liners, privacy liners, and blackout liners. You can also add a continuous loop option for added convenience.

For a more formal look, check out our Horizontal Sheer Shades. These shades are available in several panel sizes and colors. You can also choose from light-filtering and blackout fabric styles. These window shades are also available with several lift options including cordless and motorized.

Best Place To Buy Blinds Online

Maybe you are looking for something more on the tropical side? If so, check out our line of Bamboo Shades. Frugal Blinds has a large selection of Bamboo Shades in many different patterns of Bamboo, Rattans, Reeds, Jutes, Wicker, and Woven Wood styles. These shades are also available with standard lift cords or you can choose the cordless option as well.

If you are looking for something more simple, check out our line of Roller Shades and Sun Shades. Roller Shades provide simple yet effective light control and are available in several colors, styles, and options. Sun Shades are great for windows that get a lot of sunlight such as Florida rooms and sunrooms. For exterior areas like porches and patios, check out our Exterior Solar Shades.

For the best place to buy blinds online, the only name you need to know is Frugal Blinds. Browse our complete line of window treatments and we think you will agree! If you have any questions or would like to place an order, please feel to contact Frugal Blinds toll-free at 844-208-6780 or by sending us an email at CustomerService@FrugalBlinds.com thank you!

 

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Buying Window Treatments Online

Buying Window Treatments Online Saves Money and Time. Shopping for window treatments used to involve going to a big box store like Home Depot or Lowes and drudging through catalogs selecting your window blinds or window shades. Then many of these big box stores; as well as many other smaller brick and mortar window treatment stores also started offering a shop-at-home service. This shop-at-home window blinds service made it much easier to select your window blinds and window shades from the comfort of your own home. 

Buying Window Treatments Online

Buying Window Treatments Online

Online shopping was born with the invention of the Internet. Now it was possible to browse different types of window treatments, patterns, colors, and options all from the comfort and privacy of your home; without feeling pressured to buy from the salesperson who was just looking to make a sale.  Online shopping has certainly taken the world by storm over the last decade. Today people can shop for almost anything online from video games and electronics to furniture and home decor. Another product that has gained popularity in online shopping is custom window blinds and window shades. 

At Frugal Blinds, you can shop from a large assortment of window blinds, window shades, and custom top treatments, all at the lowest prices anywhere; and all from the comfort of your own home. Choose from Faux Wood Blinds, Mini Blinds, Pleated Shades, Cellular Shades, Roman Shades, Bamboo Shades, Roller Shades, Sun Shades, Window Shadings and more. In addition, you can also choose from our wide assortment of Cornice Boards and Valances to add that finishing touch to your decor. 

Buying Window Treatments Online

All our window treatments come with our 100% satisfaction guarantee and free FedEx ground shipping. You can also shop Frugal Blinds knowing that you are getting the best prices because we have done all the work for you. We constantly shop the competition to offer you the best price on quality window coverings. Would you like to see what the actual pattern looks like before purchasing? No problem, we can send you a free sample by mail. Just click on the “request sample” link under the color you would like to look at, it’s just that simple!

So, pour a cup of coffee and relax while browsing our large selection of window treatments. It’s like a shop-at-home service, only better. For the best in quality window treatments at the best price, it’s Frugal Blinds!

 

 

 

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Aluminum Mini Blinds

Aluminum Mini Blinds – Order Online From Frugal Blinds. If you are looking for inexpensive window blinds for your home, mini blinds are a great choice. These blinds are constructed from 7-gauge heavy duty aluminum and also have a baked-on enamel finish. Choose from several of the most popular designer colors from whites to browns. Our mini blinds come standard with hidden holes privacy feature so cord holes disappear when blind is closed. Our custom aluminum mini blinds have a color-coordinated valance that adds a finishing touch.

Aluminum Mini Blinds

Aluminum Mini Blinds

You can also choose our cordless aluminum mini blinds. These blinds are also safe for use in homes with children and pets since there are no cords to get tangled. Our cordless mini blinds conform with C.P.S.C. child safety guidelines. All of our aluminum mini blinds have color coordinated components and come with all necessary mounting hardware. These are the perfect choice when you need quality, inexpensive blinds in a hurry, as these blinds are FedEx ground shipped for free within 3 days of ordering. Our mini blinds have the same 100% satisfaction guarantee as all of our window treatments. 

Mini blinds are a great choice for those who are on a budget and need quality value-priced window blinds. Aluminum mini blinds are as functional as they are beautiful, and they install in a snap. Frugal Blinds has the best prices on custom mini blinds anywhere on the Internet. We know this because we are constantly shopping our competition to be sure we are offering you the best price on custom window treatments. 

So, there is no need to spend time looking for the best price on quality window blinds and window shades, Frugal Blinds has done all the work for you. Quality window blinds, fast free shipping, and all at the best prices, it must be Frugal Blinds!

Aluminum Mini Blinds

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Sun Control Window Shades

Sun Control Window Shades Keep You Cool in the Summer! These shades are the perfect choice for blocking the suns heat and glare while allowing natural light into the room. Sun shades are very energy efficient, so they are great in the colder months as well. These shades may be referred to by many names in addition to sun control window shades, such as solar shades, sun screens, Sheerweave shades, and just sun shades. Sun shades are available in several different degrees of light filtration based on their openness factor and are also available as a complete blackout shade as well. Chose from openness factors from zero (blackout) to 15% (light filtering) based on your individual needs. 

Sun Control Window Shades

Sun Control Window Shades

Solar shades are available in a multitude of colors from vibrant whites and sand tone shades, to darker earth tones and browns. These shades come standard with a clutch roller system for raising and lowering the shade, or you can choose an optional cassette headrail valance system. These are great for rooms that get a lot of sunlight like a sunroom and they can also be used in garages and porches as well. They are constructed of PVC coated fiberglass materials, making them easy to clean and care for.

If you are concerned about protecting your carpet and furniture from the suns UV rays; these shades are a perfect choice. All mounting hardware and screws are included and installation is a snap! These shades ship within 3 working days with free ground shipping to your door. We also back our shades with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. As always, Frugal Blinds has the best price on Sun Control Window Shades. We invite you to shop our competition, then compare the Frugal Blinds price to theirs. For the best price on Sun Control Window Shades, we think you will agree, no one beats Frugal Blinds Price!

Sun Control Window Shades

 

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Bamboo Window Shades

Bamboo Window Shades – Bring The Outdoors Indoors. Are you looking for something different in window treatments? If so, browse our selection of bamboo window blinds to bring the natural beauty of real bamboo inside your home. These window shades will add a natural and rustic look to your windows. These are a natural window covering made from Bamboo, Rattans, Reeds, Jutes and Woven Wood materials that are sure to add life to any decor.

Bamboo Window Shades

Bamboo Window Shades

These shades are also known by many other names such as bamboo shades, matchstick shades, and woven woods. Bamboo window shades have been used for centuries by many Asian cultures as window coverings because of their natural beauty. Choose from many different styles and colors. Because of these are made from natural bamboo, no two window coverings are exactly the same, giving your windows a unique style all their own.

These shades include a 6-inch matching valance for a tailored finish. Bamboo blinds are perfect for areas that require moderate privacy and subtle light filtration. Bamboo window shades are kiln dried to prevent warpage and provide durability. Frugal Blinds offers bamboo shades with both standard lift cords and cordless as well. Our shades are ground shipped to your door for free within five working days. As with all our window treatments, we also offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on our Bamboo window shades.

You probably think these shades would be too expensive because they are made from natural bamboo. But not with our frugal pricing. We can offer these shades for about the same price as traditional window blinds and window shades. So, shop the competition for bamboo blinds, then get the Frugal Blinds price. We are so sure our prices can’t be beat because we shop the competition for you, to make sure we are offering the best price on bamboo window shades.

Bamboo Window Shades

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Roman Shade Window Treatments

Roman Shade Window Treatments – Drapery and Window Blind Fusion. Roman Shades are sculpted fabrics that resemble a drapery, but function like a window blind. These window shades offer a sophisticated look that will enhance any decor. These window shades will definitely make a fashion statement and add a warm rich design to your windows. These shades are perfect for formal areas or they can also be used to dress up a bedroom or other casual living areas of your home.

Roman Shade Window Treatments

Roman Shade Window Treatments

Roman Shades are available in several different styles, from flat fold to hobbled fold. Flat fold styles can be used in bedrooms and casual areas or make a bold statement and dress up more formal areas of your home with a hobbled style roman shade. You can also choose from many different patterns and colors to accent any decor. These shades come with a standard light filtering liner that will provide a neutral color to the outside of your home and protect the fabric from the sun. In addition, you can also choose to add a blackout liner for complete privacy and room darkening.

These shades can be used as a stand-alone window dressing as all components are color coordinated to match the shade. You can also choose to add a custom cornice or valance for a more formal look as well. Roman shades cost a little more than traditional window blinds and window shades but will turn any drab and boring room into a vibrant and bold living area.

Frugal Blinds offers a large selection of roman shades available in many contemporary and modern styles. As far as price goes, our name says it all, we have the best prices on roman shades. We constantly shop the competition to be sure we are offering you the best in quality and price. We also ground ship everything right to your door for free! Browse our complete line of roman shades and other window treatments and we think you will agree when it comes to price, selection, and quality, no one beats Frugal Blinds. 

Roman Shade Window Treatments

 

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Faux Wood Window Blinds

Faux Wood Window Blinds – Real Wood Look Without the Real Wood Price! What are Faux Wood Blinds? They are just what the name says. The word faux means imitation or artificial and that’s exactly what these are. Faux Wood Blinds are made from vinyl or a composite material of vinyl (PVC) and wood. These blinds have become very popular window treatments in the last few decades. The term “faux Wood” is sometimes confused, and some people may refer to these blinds fox wood blinds or maybe fauxwood blinds. But, the correct term is Faux Wood Blinds as they are imitation wood blinds.

Faux Wood Window Blinds

Faux Wood Window Blinds

Faux Wood Window Blinds offer all the beauty of real wood blinds, but without the cost or care. Since they are not made of real wood, warpage is less of a concern and they can be cleaned with mild water-based cleaners, unlike real wood blinds. These blinds are the perfect choice for bathrooms, kitchens, garages and other high-moisture areas. They are made from 100% UV rated materials, so they will never yellow or fade.

In addition, Faux Wood Blinds are available in several different slat sizes, colors, and options. They are custom made to fit your exact window size and come with a matching valance for a finished appearance all on their own or you can add a custom valance or cornice if you like.

These window blinds generally cost about 25% less than real wood blinds, making them a great bargain as well. It’s no wonder these blinds are so popular. If you are looking for a durable, functional, and appealing window treatment, Faux Wood Blinds are a great choice.

Faux Wood Window Blinds

Frugal Blinds has the best price on custom Faux Wood Blinds. We constantly shop the competition to be sure we are offering you the best prices anywhere. We also offer free ground shipping on your blinds order, shipped right to your door. All our products come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee as well. If you are a frugal shopper you have found the best place on the Internet for custom blinds and shades. For all your window treatment needs, the only name you need to know is Frugal Blinds!

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