Focus on Design

Untitled design (1)So, you’ve spent the better part of winter thumbing through home décor magazines, and now that it’s spring, you’ve decided to redecorate your living room.  But not just “redecorate” it, you want to give it that wow-factor, turn it into an immediate attention grabber. Your goal is to create an emphatic design statement, that shouts to the mountaintops, “Yes, I am beautiful, and yes, I will be remembered!” Okay, that’s do-able.

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Natural Style with Woven Woods Shades

You can bring the beauty of nature inside your home with Hunter Douglas woven woods shades.  These stylish shades are made from select natural woods, including reeds, bamboos and grasses. The Blind Guy, serving Sacramento, offers a complete selection of woven wood shades by Hunter Douglas, including the popular Provenance style. Perfect for any window or door, including uniquely shaped openings, Provenance woven wood shades create a style and energy that fits with any décor. Woven woods natural shades are a very popular window covering choice in the Sacramento area, both because of their environmentally sound characteristics and timeless beauty. [Read more…]

Inside or Outside Mount for Your Window Treatments?

If it has been awhile since you’ve purchased window treatments, then you’re in for a pleasant surprise. The design options seem almost limitless, and lifting systems range from child-safe cordless systems to wireless motorized systems. At The Blind Guy serving Sacramento and the East Bay, we can help you find the right window treatment with the perfect fit.

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Pair Custom Drapes with Blinds and Shades

Custom DraperyCustom made draperies and top treatments allow you to add a personal touch to your windows, especially when paired with blinds and shades. Blinds and shades from Hunter Douglas are beautiful, energy efficient and functional. The addition of draperies or soft treatments adds warmth and depth to any room. At The Blind Guy serving East Bay, we offer custom drapery services as well as the complete Hunter Douglas line. Here are a few ideas on how to pair draperies and top treatments with various Hunter Douglas window treatments. [Read more…]

Do You Lift or Tilt Your Window Fashions?

Window Fashion Options in El Dorado County

Not all window coverings operate the same, and the way you prefer to operate them tells a lot about which style will work best for you. At The Blind Guy, serving El Dorado County and surrounding areas, we can show you window covering options that will match your preferred style. The first thing to consider is if you like to lift or tilt you blinds or shades. [Read more…]

Skylight Shades

Skylight windows are popular in homes throughout Sacramento, but they have both pros and cons. While they let in a lot of natural light, that’s not always a good thing. Too much direct sunlight can let in too much heat, and the direct UV light can damage the interior of your home. If that’s happening with your skylights, you may be looking for a stylish shade to filter the light. [Read more…]

Window Treatment Basics

As the Sacramento area’s source for window treatments, The Blind Guy can help answer all your window treatment questions. We’ve listed a few of the most common ones below.

What are “Window Treatments”?

It’s pretty straightforward – window treatments cover the inside of your windows. The terms window treatments, window coverings, window fashions, and window dressings mean basically the same thing. Sometimes, window coverings can also refer to exterior coverings such as exterior shutters and awnings, but for the most part you can use all these terms interchangeably.

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Window Fashions for Sliding Glass Doors

Our customers throughout the San Jose area are often looking for creative window fashions for sliding glass doors. Years ago, the only real options for sliding doors was either PVC vertical blinds or draperies. Then came the fabric vertical blind. Verticals were a great option because you could rotate the vanes for light control. Today, there are endless possibilities for sliding doors. Here at The Blind Guy, we carry a variety of styles from casual to elegant.  Our selection of window coverings for sliding glass doors include: [Read more…]

Affordable Hunter Douglas Window Treatments

It’s true what they say – you get what you pay for. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the quality of a custom blind, shade or shutter because of the price tag! At The Blind Guy serving East Bay, we can help you find the perfect Hunter Douglas window treatment that will not only meet your functionality and décor needs, but work within your budget too. We offer a variety of high quality Hunter Douglas window treatments at different price points within different product categories. And to protect your investment, you can rest assured that every Hunter Douglas window treatment is backed by the Hunter Douglas Lifetime Guarantee and Right Choice Promise. [Read more…]

Real Wood Blinds and Faux Wood Blinds

Here in Sacramento, people love the look of real wood. When it comes to window treatments, wood blinds are very popular for their natural look and beauty. Sometimes, though, real wood blinds aren’t the best solution for a window treatment. Real wood blinds don’t do well in rooms with high moisture, for example, and their natural wood finish can wear over time. Cost is also a consideration — wood blinds can be on the expensive side. For these applications, faux wood blinds can be an excellent option. You get the look of real wood, without any of the drawbacks! [Read more…]