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Custom Blinds

Custom blinds are the way to go in finishing a room, if you want the designer-finish in your home or office. You have so many options to choose from it can be overwhelming; horizontal and vertical blinds, roman blinds or roller shades, wood and faux-wood blinds, aluminum and vinyl blinds, pleated and cellular shades, and even solar shades give your window coverings a personal touch when you make them to fit your decor. Window treatments can be the final touch to a room, especially when you use custom blinds.

Conventional and traditional in nature, material, design and function, custom blinds offers you the opportunity to create cover and beautify windows of all shapes and sizes. They are distinct and a crowd-favorite. It offers affordable window covering options, with a distinct personality and attitude, enhanced features and practical functionality all made, according to your particular requirements and specifications.

Made-to-fit, custom-built and meant for that very odd or designer-styled bay, over-sized or unusually shaped windows, openings and even port-holes, all throughout our houses, offices and lofts. Custom blinds add ambiance, give shelter and privacy, and cool rooms with style and elegance, different colors, shades and designs. There are also special-touch decorative elements, available in many shapes, sizes, orientations (vertical and horizontal, for example), styles (roman-blind and shutter-type) and many newer innovative stylings as well, to lend sophistication and function to your living, leisure and workspace.

If you want your custom blinds to fit your windows properly, accurate measuring is a key element. Both inside (recessed or hidden) and/or outside mounting of custom blinds are possible and equally popular. The one you choose depends on the final overall look you want to create with them.

Most people choose the outside mount, covering the whole window, including the wood trim, for better or total light control, hiding unsightly windows and even making the windows seem a little larger than they actually are. Making the blind blend in and unified with the total window unit is the motivation behind the in-side mount, ensuring of course that there is enough depth and windowsill to effective do so.

Measuring your custom blinds might require some help and guidelines from the experts! Here are a few good ones: use a reliable, newer tape measure to ensure it provides you with accurate and precise readings (cloth tape measures can stretch or wear and tear might or give you the wrong measurement), take your measurements in inches and be consistent, do not confuse "cm" with "mm", or "inches". First measure the height and width, rounding to the closest 1/8 inch for a good fit. Measure the top, middle and bottom (use the narrowest of the measurements), left, center and right (use the longest measurement for all blinds, except verticals (with verticals you would use the widest of the horizontal measurements and the shortest of the vertical measurements). Armed with the height and width measurements, double check and remeasure all windows (even if they are the same style because you never know how precise the builder was in installation). You'd rather be safe than sorry! You would not want to go to all this trouble and cost and then discover that your custom blinds are a little too "custom-sized" and do not fit properly.

Custom blinds can also be used for and precision-fit to glass doors, if deemed necessary to complete the whole look and appearance of the room, for when guaranteed privacy matters.

Horizontal and vertical blinds, roman blinds, wood, faux wood and aluminum blinds, pleated shades, cellular shades, and roller shades, all lend themselves well to being used for your custom blinds.

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