10 Reasons to Replace Your Blinds

Is it time to replace the blinds in your home? Are they outdated, old, or simply boring to look at? There are many reasons you might want to replace your blinds and if you are not quite sure yet if it is time to replace them or not, here is a list of 10 reasons why you probably should.

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1. They are hard to clean
Those blinds you can never seem to get 100% clean no matter what you do or try… or they simply take forever to clean? Time to replace them with something easier to maintain!

2. They Are Beyond Repair
You know the ones… you used up all the extra slats, they’re warped or simply nonfunctioning, maybe all of the above? Time to get new blinds and save yourself the headaches!

3. They Look Outdated
They remind you of your grannies house… or a tacky set over at your Auntie Joan’s place. Worse… you are afraid they will remind your guests of their grannies place! Time to replace and refresh with a modern and updated look.

4. They Don’t Match Anything Else
Did they look great in the magazine but in place they clash with everything else in the room? It’s time to give them away and choose a better match.

5. They Don’t Fit Properly
You know they should fit right in the window but there is a big gap on the side… or perhaps they are a little too tight and look “forced” to fit? Time to get correctly fitting blinds.

6. They Are Difficult To Operate
You thought the seamless look would be great for that huge picture window… but now you have heavy blinds that are a chore to lift and lower? It is time to find a better lightweight option and make use of that window again.

7. There Are Small Children Around
You or a close family member recently welcomed a bundle of joy and you are worried about the dangers of dangling cords. Your best option is to select a cordless window treatment and eliminate this serious hidden hazard.

8. You Need A Different Type of Blind
Perhaps you work late and you need to nap during daylight hours… or maybe your theatre room needs better light control. No problem… you can choose room-darkening blinds to eliminate most of the light in a room… or you can go with light filtering to make the most of the sunshine.

9. You Have Had These Blinds Forever
You moved in and the blinds were there… you never bothered to replace them. Time to buy blinds that better reflect the class and style of your home.

10. You Just Want Something New
You want new blinds. Well that is a good enough reason for us! Where to find these new blinds you ask? You can find the best prices and selection at Blindsmax.com of course. Make sure to give us a call with any questions or concerns.

5 Ways Window Blinds Operate

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When most people think of blinds, they picture the standard dangling cord style blinds. Many people don’t realize that With today’s innovations, there are many more options available. Some of these options give you more freedom over light and privacy, others make it easier to lift and lower your blinds. There is a perfect solution for every window at Blindsmax.com. Find yours below!

Standard Cord
This is probably the most commonly known lift mechanism. It’s your standard pull cord that raises and lowers your blind or window shade. This option has been used for years and works very efficiently. However, this option comes with a caution. A corded blind should never be accessible to young children since children can become fatally tangled or injured in the blind cords.

Rollease Chain / Continuous Cord Loop
This is the traditional option which operates the window shade with the pull of a chain. In most cases, you can choose to have the chain on either the right or left side of the shade. This is basically a single looped cord that always remains the same length, regardless of the shade position. This option is a perfect choice to add to window treatments of the large picture windows since it makes it easy to operate large and heavy shades. Also, when properly attached to the wall or window frame, the cord loop option becomes an excellent safety feature.

Cordless Easy Lift
The cordless option operates with an easy lift system which allows you to easily lift and lower the blind. This is an ideal option for those who want a clean cord free look. It is the safest option for those with small children and pets. Cordless window treatment options are also a good idea for seamlessly covering large windows without the worry of operating a heavy blind.

Top Down / Bottom Up
This option allows you to raise and lower your window coverings from the bottom and top. This is ideal for those who want the ultimate in privacy and light control. Top down bottom up options come in many light filtering or room darkening choices.

Motorized Remote Control
Motorized blinds and shades use a small electric or battery operated motor to open and close or lift the window covering. With the motorized lift option your blinds and shades can be operated at the touch of a button on a remote control. This is the most ideal option for large windows and hard to reach places like windows reaching up to the heights of cathedral ceilings.

10 Easy Step-By-Step Ways to Brighten Up Your Home

Is your home feeling a little dark, heavy, and closed-in? If so, it’s probably a good time to lighten and brighten things up, and you can do so quite easily. These 10 easy tips will get you started, and you will be surprised at just how much more energetic and positive you will feel when you’re done.

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Step 1: De-clutter Your Life
It may sound simple but let’s face it… sometimes we just have too much stuff sitting around that we have not let go of and it’s slowly suffocating the space we live in. If you can live without it, it’s time to let it go now. If you have valuable items, you can even make some extra cash by having a yard sale or listing them up on websites like eBay, Amazon, Craigslist, or list them in local newspapers.

Step 2: Fresh Paint
A fresh coat of light and cheery paint can do wonders for a dark room. Light gray, yellow, or beige are nice neutral colors that work well with pretty much any décor you could want. Painting trim white can really make a difference as well around windows and dark fireplace mantels. Even certain furniture pieces could be re-painted a brighter color to reflect the theme of your room.

Step 3: Get rid of Heavy Window Treatments
Heavy window treatments are really not in-style anymore, and unless your home is supposed to reflect its historic roots consider getting rid of those old heavy curtains. If you love rich beautiful fabrics try roman shades instead. For a more earthy, masculine touch try wood blinds or woven wood shades. For a soft and romantic approach try out sheer blinds. You can pair your blinds or shades with curtains too, but keep your fabric choices light to avoid going back to that dark and heavy feeling.

Step 4: Brighter Lights
Sometimes the light in a room may suffer simply because there are no good sized windows, or any windows at all. In these cases you will need to add more lighting. You can do this without creating a major increase in your electric bills by using energy-efficient lamps and light bulbs. Get creative with up lights and planter lights and add lights on top of bookcases, tall shelves, and cabinets.

Step 5: Replace Dark Flooring
Are your carpets, tiles, or wood floors a dark color? If they are outdated or worn, it might just be time for something fresh and light. Go with neutral tones to keep the room warm and bright.

Step 6: Brighten Up Furniture
You can also use light or bright colored throws and throw pillows to instantly create a lighter feel. If your furniture is outdated or too large for a room you should also consider replacing it if it makes sense for your budget. Solid neutral colored chair and couch covers are another great economic option for creating a fresh bright space.

Step 7: Add Mirrors
In small spaces a mirror or two can be helpful for reflecting light. Remember not to go overboard here or you risk making the room look dated and tacky. A nicely framed mirror can really add a sense of light, space, and style to a room.

Step 8: Add Bright Accessories
Bright accessories can add needed pops of color to an otherwise dark or plain room. Try finding some gorgeous framed artwork with splashes of color that you could match up with your throws. Add a few (but don’t overdo it) brightly colored vases, bowls, figurines, baskets, book-ends, candle holders and other accents that match your décor theme.

Step 9: Add Some Plants
Plants, flowers, and other greenery can really make a space feel brighter and more inviting. Add a potted plant in an empty corner or a vase of flowers on the table. Be aware of allergy sensitivity and opt for silk or fresh non-pollinating plant varieties.

Step 10: Open Up Some Space
You don’t have to pay to have a wall taken down to create a more open space. Often simple things like removing an unnecessary door, or replacing solid doors with doors that have glass panes to let in light between rooms can help. Remove any bulky pieces of furniture like dividers that you don’t really need, and just keep what you will actually use.

The 7 Best Window Covering Deals

If you’re looking for the best deal on blinds or shades to refresh your home this year, you are in luck. We rounded up some of the best window covering bargains available in the gallery below, but be sure you also check all the window treatments on sale for the best current deals of the season. To see the full selection of window fashions, be sure to head over to Blindsmax’s main website.

1. Faux Wood Blinds (Starting Under $20)
Kicking off the best deal list is the gorgeous and popular faux wood blind, a favorite window covering staple. The faux wood blind is an excellent choice if your budget is extremely tight, and still offers you a quality window covering option. These are great, because many people can’t distinguish between real and faux wood blinds, so your guests don’t have to know that your blinds are not real wood. Choose from classic white or natural wood grain colors.

Timber Faux Wood Blinds

Timber Faux Wood Blinds

2. Roller and Solar Shades (Starting Under $40)
Roller shades come in an almost endless variety of patterns and colors. Solar roller shades can protect your furniture from fading, reduce glare, and block harmful UV rays without blocking your view. Either option can be used alone or with drapes.

Roller Shades

Roller Solar Shades

3. Aluminum Mini Blinds (Starting Under $30)
Aluminum mini blinds are a window covering choice that is simple to install, classic, and low-cost. An aluminum blind is tempered to maintain its shape over time, and holds up well to typical light and temperature fluctuations. In addition to being durable, these blinds are easy to clean, lightweight and are often used along with fasteners on doors.

Aluminum Blinds

Aluminum Blinds

4. Cellular Shades (Starting Under $40)
The cellular shade or honeycomb shade is an excellent option for those who want unblocked views with privacy when they desire it. The honeycomb-shaped cells trap air between them, creating an insulating barrier that helps keeps your space comfortable year-round

Cellular Shades

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5. Wood Blinds (Starting Under $40)
Wood blinds are made from real solid wood and come in natural colors and multiple stains. The wooden blind is superior when it comes to reducing energy costs due to heat gain or loss and lasts for years.

Chic Wooden Blinds are a Perfect Option for a Minimalist Style

Wooden Blinds

6. Woven Wood Shades (Starting Under $40)
Woven wood shades are a great way to bring natural beauty into your home. Each shade is slightly unique and will possess its own special character.

Graber Roller Shades Naturals

Graber Roller Shades Naturals

7. Vertical Blinds (Starting Under $45)
Vertical blinds are especially well-suited for covering patio doors, sliding glass doors, and large other windows. There are dozens of styles and hundreds of colors, so you can easily choose your perfect complimentary look.

Graber Sheer Vertical Blinds

Graber Sheer Vertical Blinds

The Top 10 Ways to Cover a Window

There are lots of choices when it comes to covering your windows, and sometimes it is difficult to decide which to choose. There are Blinds, Shades, Curtains, Shutters; the list goes on. Some choices are more popular than others, and these are the ones we will inspire you with in this post.

1. The Faux Wood Blind:
This one is hands-down the most popular window covering option used today. These blinds take on the look of beautiful real wood blinds, but are considerably cheaper in price. Faux wood blinds come in a lot of different colors but the most popular ones are white and cream or off-white. They are affordable and look nice alone or with valances and drapes. One thing to note, faux wood blinds are made from PVC and weigh considerably more than their hardwood blinds counterpart. If you’re covering a large window and you plan to raise and lower the blinds regularly, we suggest considering real wood blinds.

faux wood blinds in bathroomFaux wood blinds are great in bathrooms and other high-humidity areas

 

2. The Vertical Blind:
Vertical blinds are usually the choice for covering patio doors, sliding glass doors, or large windows. Typically you see them in white or off-white, but they also come in just about any color you could possibly want – including faux wood. The really nice thing about vertical blindsis that you can open them fully or simply adjust the slats to control light and privacy.

Graber Sheer Vertical BlindsVertical blinds are a great alternative for large windows

3. Roman Shades:
The roman shade has gained a lot of popularity lately as trends move away from heavy elaborate traditional drapes to more of a contemporary elegance. There are four main styles of roman shades; the flat style (sometimes referred to as plain), the hobbled or soft fold shade, the European style which gathers loosely at the bottom, and the classic flat roman shade. The variety of material styles and colors out there is astounding, each shines with its own character.

Elegant-Roman-Shades-PhaseII Elegant Roman Shades – Phase II

4. Wood Blinds:
Not only are real wood blinds some of the most beautiful window coverings on the market, but they are also the superior option when it comes to energy efficiency. The most popular look is either white or natural woods like pine, maple, oak, cedar, walnut, or any one of a variety of stained finishes.

Levolor Wood Blinds Levolor Wood Blinds

5. Solar Shades:
Solar shades are popular options for those who want optimal views with minimized heat gain and glare. Typically solar shades are used in offices, but they make for great sunroom blinds. Operation is simple with a controlled lift system that keeps the shade from getting ‘out of hand’.

Timber Solar Shade Screens Mesh solar screen shades are great for rooms with stunning views

6. Mini Blinds:
The aluminum mini blind is a classic style that has been used for many years due in part to this window coverings well-known reputation for durability. Just like a great pair of jeans the mini blind resists fading and keeps its popularity even as trends change. There are a rainbow of colors available to match any and every possible decor scheme you have in mind.

Mini BlindsAluminum Mini Blinds can also add an industrial look to any space

7. Cellular Shades:
Whether you call them shades or blinds, the cellular option is the superior choice when it comes to privacy control.  There are typically two choices; the single cell and the double cell shade which are also referred to as honeycombs. The cells act as barriers to trap the air and heat seeping in and out around a window; this makes these shades fantastic options for increased energy efficiency.

Cellular Shades Cellular Shades

8. Roller Shades:
Roller shades are popular because they come in a variety of colors and patterns. Basically you could have just about anything you want printed onto a roller shade, or you can stick to solid colors and traditional patterns.

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9. Woven Wood Shades:
Simply beautiful natural woven wood shades, also called bamboo shades by some, are very popular for those who want to bring natural elements in their homes. These blinds are Eco-friendly blinds with unique character, no two are exactly alike! There are many shades of woven woods to choose from, and you can choose to have them lined or leave them unlined.

Bamboo Blinds Add liners for increase light control and privacy

10. Sheer Shades:
Last but not least there is a style of window covering that is soft and pretty but not overwhelmingly feminine, the sheer shade. The light filtering effect of the sheer shade gives the room a sort of soft glow that no other window covering can offer. When closed the sheer shade effectively blocks out light and offers the same privacy as a traditional blind.

Sheer Light Filtering BlindsSheer horizontal shades are sheer elegance!

Blinds Defined: Common Window Covering Terms

These are the terms and definitions you will commonly hear when you are in the process of purchasing blinds. Since each homeowner has different needs there are many different options and types of blinds available! If we missed anything in our glossary of terms, or if you would still like personal assistance, feel free to contact us Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm EST.

Window Coverings: Window coverings is a blanket term for the various blinds, shades, shutters, and curtains or drapes that cover and insulate the windows in a home.

Window Blind: Blinds are window coverings used for home decor, insulation, privacy, and light control. There are several types of blinds including vertical blinds, mini blinds, faux wood blinds, wood blinds, and composite blinds to name a few.

Window Shade: Shades are window coverings used in home decor for style as well as privacy and light control. The various types of window shades include roman shades, solar shades, roman shades, woven wood shades, bamboo shades, pleated shades, and cellular shades.

Lift Cord: The string-like cord that is part of a system of cords that run through the slats of a blind which allow that blind to be hung, opened, and closed with the blind controls.

Sheers: Blinds or shades made from translucent fabrics that allow light to filter through the material. Sheers are often used to create layers but can be used alone for a soft romantic look.

Inside Mount: Inside mount blinds and shades are mounted inside the window frame. This is by far the most popular choice and provides a custom fitted look.

Outside Mount: Outside mounted blinds and shades are mounted outside the window, on the wood trim or wall.

Headrail: The long rectangular box at the top of a window blind that encases the operating mechanisms for the blind.

Two-On-One: Two blinds on a single headrail. Ideal for larger windows where a single blind could be difficult to operate.

Three-On-One: Three blinds on a single headrail. This is an ideal choice for very large or long windows.

Tilt Wand: Tilt wand mechanisms allow you to operate the amount that the slats open or close. They provide complete control by simply twisting the wand.

Rollease Chain – This is the traditional option which operates the window shade with the pull of a chain. You can choose to have the chain on either the right or left side of the shade.

Cordless: The cordless option operates with an easy lift system typically at the press of a button which allows you to easily lift and lower the blind. This is an ideal option for those who want a clean cord free look, and it is the safest option for those with children and pets.

Blackout / Room Darkening: Blackout or room darkening material or liner is the best choice if you want to block out a majority of the light from outside.

Light Filtering: Light filtering liners allow for more privacy without blocking out a lot of the natural light. This option will softly filter the light entering the room.

Eco-Friendly: Eco-friendly blinds and shades are made using earth friendly materials and processes. This is an option available on most products at BlindsMax.com.

Energy Efficient: Energy efficient blinds help to insulate the window, reducing the heat gain and loss. This in turn tends to help reduce energy costs and lower bills.

Motorized / Remote Control: Motorized blinds and shades use a small electric or battery operated motor to open and close or lift the window covering. With the motorized lift option your blinds and shades can be operated at the touch of a button on a remote control. This is the most ideal option for large windows and hard to reach places.

Top Down / Bottom Up: This option allows you to raise and lower your window coverings from the bottom and top. This is ideal for those who want the ultimate in privacy and light control.

Window Valance: The definition of a window valance is the short decorative box, curtain, or drapery that is hung to cover the upper part of a window. The valance can be used alone to cover the headrail or with curtains or drapes.

Privacy Liner: A privacy liner is a strip of material used on the back side of a window covering to cover any open spaces. This is an especially common option for bamboo shades which have natural gaps in the woven wood.

Decorative Tape: Decorative tape or “Cloth Tape” is used for blocking out light leakage along the cords of a blind, and is also used to accent and compliment the design of a room.

Commercial Window Coverings: Commercial window coverings are made with code compliance in mind and are durable, safe, and flame resistant. Typically special orders must be made to assure this high level of quality for hospitals, hotels, office buildings, schools and other commercial business applications. To place a commercial order, and for bulk pricing quotes please contact us at (888) 305-8020 Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm EST.

Are Vertical Blinds Right For You?

Vertical Blinds

If you have large windows or a set of patio doors you need to cover in a stylish and functional way you might be considering the ever-popular vertical blind. As the name itself suggests, vertical blinds have long vertical slats that twist open or closed, and which can be pulled to the side of the window or patio door. These gorgeous blinds are available in more than 200 colors and patterns.

Vertical by design, these blinds can enhance the perception of adding height to rooms with a low ceiling, and are the most popular choice to dress up sliding glass or patio doors. This type of blind is much easier to clean because they collect less dust. You can choose from many gorgeous fabric textures from linens to silks and even more natural textures inspired by bamboo, leather and of course wood.

Graber Sheer Vertical Blinds Levolor Free Hanging Fabric Vertical Blinds. Origami Collection, Cinnamon

Vertical blinds can be found in a wide range of colors and materials. When selecting a color, look for something to complement your décor but also keep in mind that certain colors block more light than others. Like horizontal blinds, vertical blinds are generally available in vinyl, fabric or wood. Base your decision again on how much light you’d like filtered through your windows. Also make sure the rail is straight, slats are fairly thick and rigid and that each slat is securely connected to the rail.

How do they function?
Blackout vertical blinds almost fully block out light to allow for maximum privacy, while the light filtering liner helps to soften the overall incoming light. The control you have over open or closed slats in addition to your ability to slide the blinds over for an unobstructed view or path to the outside makes them a superior choice.

What to consider when it comes to the length and width of your vertical blinds.
Vertical blinds can have widths up to 144 inches and lengths of up to 192 inches depending on the brand you choose. This means covering extra-large windows or patio doors is easily possible. You will want to consider whether one long vertical blind will be best aesthetically or if two or more independently operated vertical blinds would be better, especially if certain features would be hidden under one large blind.

What’s the difference between inside mount and outside mount vertical blinds?
Design preference is typically the main reasoning behind the choice between inside and outside mounted vertical blinds. Keep in mind that the outside mount is the suggested choice for patio doors to allow for unobstructed opening and closing of the door or doors. Inside mounted blinds are mounted inside the window frame. This is by far the most popular choice and provides a custom fitted look. Outside mounted vertical blinds are mounted outside the window, on the wood trim or wall.

Blind Repair – Fix My Blinds!

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If your blinds still have plenty of life left and don’t quite need replacing yet you can do most minor blind repairs on your own. But before we get to that, keep it in mind that if your blinds are in need of extensive repair it might be better and much easier to invest in the newer more durable models available today. Repairs requiring several new parts could make it more costly than replacing the blind in some cases. You can get cheap-priced blinds and window shades at Blindsmax, which includes free shipping.

Disclaimer: Make sure your blinds are not under a warranty that could cover the repairs. Obviously we can’t promise you won’t damage your blinds further. You do these self-repairs at your own risk!

Fixing a Broken Slat in Blinds

You will need an extra slat to replace any broken ones. If you do not have an extra slat you can often take one from the bottom of a blind that might have extra slats due to excessive length. Make sure to have your blinds in the open position while working on this repair.

Step 1. Remove the Plugs

  • On the bottom of the blinds should be at least two plugs that cover and hold the lift strings (the thicker center string). You can easily remove the plugs using a flathead screwdriver.
  • Pull the string through the hole and cut or untie the knot. Make sure you will be able to re-tie or knot the string when you finish your repair.

Step 2. Remove the Lift String

  • Go as far as the highest blind slat you wish to replace.
  • Remove the broken slat pieces.

Step 3. Insert the Replacement Slats

  • You will also move the base of the blind up to cover any gaps.

Step 4. Re-Thread the Lift String

  • Make sure the same course is followed through the slats.
  • Follow the pattern of the right to the left.

Step 5. Thread the Base of the Blind

  • Push the string back through the base.
  • Tie off each side at the same length.

Step 6. Put The Plugs Back In

  • Place the plugs over the rungs of the other string to secure in place.
  • You can use a rubber mallet or hammer to secure the plugs.

Here’s a short video showing you the steps.

How to Shorten Blinds (Remove Excess Length)

Are your blinds a little bit too long? Simply follow these instructions for removing the slat/s on the bottom to shorten the length of your horizontal blind easily.

1.      Remove the Plugs

  • On the bottom of the blinds should be at least two plugs that cover and hold the lift strings (the thicker center string). You can easily remove the plugs using a flathead screwdriver.
  • Pull the string through the hole and cut or untie the knot. Make sure you will be able to re-tie or knot the string when you finish your repair.

2.      Release the Slats

  • Remove the bottom rail and the number of slats you wish to remove.

3.      Replace The Bottom Rail

  • Place the bottom rail in the previous location of the last slat your removed.

4.      Adjust The String

  • Cut the string ladder above the rung that hangs below the bottom blind rail.
  • Make sure that you have enough ladder string hanging below the rail to insert the strings back into the holes on the bottom rail.

5.      Thread the Base of the Blind

  • Push the string back through the base.
  • Tie off each side at the same length.

6.      Put The Plugs Back In

  • Place the plugs over the rungs of the other string to secure in place.
  • You can use a rubber mallet or hammer to secure the plugs.

Here’s a short video showing you the steps

 How to Replace a Blind Tilter

Sometimes due to handling issues during shipping or unexpected drops during installation, a tilt mechanism may become damaged and cease to function. To fix this see the potential solutions listed below.

Remove the Blind From the Window

  • Look at the metal head rail at the top of your blind and locate the metal rod that runs the length of it.

2.      Identify the Tilt Mechanism Housing

  • You should see a space where you can push the end of the tilt rod back into the mechanism housing if it is dislodged.
  • If this is not the issue you will need a replacement.

3.      Remove End Caps & Metal End Stiffener

  • The end stiffener should be right at the edge of the headrail.

4.      Replace the Tilting Mechanism

  • Pull or snap-out the old tilt mechanism out and replace it with the new one.
  • Make sure to slide the tilt rod back into the new tilt mechanism.

5.      Replace the End Stiffener & End Cap

  • Make sure to replace the end stiffener and end caps (if any).

Here’s a short video showing you the steps.

If these repairs fail to work, feel free to browse our selection of brand new blinds and window shades custom made just for your windows! We also carry skylight and odd shaped windows by request.

Wood Blinds

Timber Wood Blinds

Wood Blinds are crafted from the finest hardwoods and combine function with the elegance and durability of real wood. Hard wood blinds are great insulators, come in a variety of stains, whites, and colors, and are easy to clean. There are several slat sizes available so you can match your larger windows to your French or patio doors and smaller windows.

Timber Wood Blinds Hard Wood Blinds

A wood blind is made from hard wood sources like basswood, cherry, oak, chestnut, and walnut trees. Due to the use of such quality materials, the slats in wood blinds are superior when it comes to withstanding temperature variations. Wooden blinds are energy efficient and can resist cracking or warping while also providing a home with natural beauty and warmth.

There are several high quality window covering brands to choose from when it comes to buying wood blinds. While all choices on Blindsmax are of only the highest quality, each brand is detailed below. You can be assured that no matter which one you choose, you will be getting the best price on blinds.

Levolor (a division of Newell Rubbermaid. Newell Rubbermaid Inc.)
Levolor was established in 1914 and is currently a division of Newell Rubbermaid, a company well-known for product innovation and high customer satisfaction. Levolor provides residential and commercial customers with beautiful wood blinds and other window solutions. You can buy your blinds with confidence, as all Levolor products are backed by the Levolor Pledge:

Risk Free Exchange Policy
Whether you mis-measured or simply changed your mind, if you don’t love your custom Levolor® product FOR ANY REASON, we’ll exchange it within 30 days of receipt.

Full 10-year Warranty
Your investment will last. If any part of your custom Levolor breaks or is damaged due to poor workmanship or defect within 10 years of purchase, we’ll repair or replace it free of charge.

Graber (Springs Window Fashions)
Graber offers a lifetime warranty on a variety of gorgeous wood blinds and is a company with national recognition. One major reason we offer Graber products is because they practice something called “Green by Nature”. Through this program Graber practices sustainability by reducing waste and recycling as much as possible to reduce their footprint on the environment. One unique thing to note about Graber is that they control the entire process from green lumber to finished products. Hardwoods used in crafting Graber wood blinds are kiln dried and moulded at their own facility in Grayling, Michigan.

Timber Blinds
Timber is a company that puts quality and customer satisfaction first. Timber’s wood blinds come in a variety of stains and popular color options. These hardwood blinds are also under a limited-lifetime warranty, are durable, and add the warmth of natural wood to your space.

Please make sure to order free wood blind samples. We want you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase.

We look forward to assisting you with your blinds order!

Faux Wood Blinds

Timber Faux Wood Blinds

Faux Wood Blinds come in a variety of stains, whites, off-whites, and wood tones that capture wood’s warm classic beauty. Faux wood window blinds are flame resistant, easy to clean, resist fading, and can be washed. Perfect for areas where moisture can be an issue like kitchens, bathrooms, and dining rooms.

Timber Faux Wood Blinds

Timber Faux Wood Blinds

Blinds Max offers a wide selection of the nation’s best window covering brands so that you can choose what suits your needs best when it comes to choosing the perfect fauxwood blinds. Each of these choices consist of only the highest quality products and preferred brand names, so you can purchase your window coverings with confidence.

Nulite / BlindsMax Brand

Nulite by BlindsMax offers you a full lifetime-limited warranty with your purchase. We understand that choosing window coverings is all about the joy and inspiration that comes from defining exceptionally beautiful spaces that can be fully enjoyed.  The Nulite brand includes products with sub-branding under the names BlindsMax, Nulite Prestige, and Nulite Premium. Our Nulite faux wood blinds offer you the highest level of quality workmanship at an attractive low price.

Levolor (a division of Newell Rubbermaid. Newell Rubbermaid Inc.)

Levolor is presently a division of Newell Rubbermaid, a well-known company that places product innovation and customer satisfaction as a priority. Levolor provides window covering products to both residential and commercial customers. A lifetime-limited warranty comes standard on all custom faux wood blinds which covers the product as long as it remains in the original window in which was installed.

Graber (Springs Window Fashions)

Graber also offers a lifetime-limited warranty on a wide selection of high quality faux wood blinds. These blinds resist moisture very well, making them ideal for spaces with high humidity such as in a kitchen or bathroom. The faux wood collection by Graber is made to coordinate with the colors and stains of other shades and blinds under the Graber brand name.

Your full satisfaction is our absolute highest priority. If you should have any special requests, questions, or would like friendly professional assistance with your order please call our office anytime Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm EST at 888-305-8020. Please Note: In addition to residential orders we also work extensively with contractors in many industries on large project bids and can help you meet all safety codes and certification requirements.