Top 3 Rooms for Fauxwood Blinds: Affordable and Stylish!

pictures of faux wood blinds

pictures of faux wood blindsKitchens, Bathrooms, and Man Caves… oh my!  Are you surprised at the top 3 areas for fauxwood blinds?  Here’s the breakdown…

Kitchens

Kitchens are known to be high moisture areas.  Fauxwood blinds are manufactured to be warp resistant again water and moisture, so they are perfect for areas such as the kitchen that see a lot of water action.  Fauxwood blinds are also easy to clean and very affordable.  Get the look of wood blinds for a fraction of the cost!

Bathrooms

Much like kitchens, bathrooms also see a lot of moisture.  Hence, why fauxwood blinds are perfect for the bathroom as well.  Fauxwood blinds are also excellent for privacy as well as humidity.  So they may be just the right type of blind for that window over your whirlpool tub!

Man Caves

A recent trend we are seeing here at Blindsmax.com is the selection of fauxwood blinds with cloth tapes in our customer’s man caves.  The stain and paint colors offered in the fauxwood collections give the room a real wood feel. Choose from one of our many cloth tapes to accent your current décor as well as your hardwood floors.

 

Fauxwood blinds can work for about any room, but as you can see they really reach their full potential in high traffic and high humidity and moisture areas.  Call and speak to one of our friendly Blindsmax.com Customer Care representatives today to find out more!

 

The MANY Benefits of Cordless Window Shades: Featuring the Brand NEW Phase II Cordless Cellular Shades

Blindsmax.com makes the 100% Satisfaction of our customers our top priority.  Alongside our satisfaction guarantee is our promise to provide the safest blinds and shades to our customers and their families.  Nothing is more important than choosing the perfect product to fit your individual homes’ needs.  One of the top safety picks for homes with children and pets are Cordless Blinds and Shades.  Cordless shades reduce the risk of strangulation among children due to the elimination of long dangling cords.  Here at Blindsmax, we carry several different products that offer the option for a cordless lift system.  One of which, is a product we are very excited to now offer our customers: Phase II Cordless Cellular Shades.

Phase II has gone the extra mile in safety precautions by offering the choice of only two lift systems for their new cellular shade line: Cordless and Cordless Top/Down Bottom/Up. Two of the most popular lift systems among cellular shades and at a price that is hard to beat!  With 9 vibrant fabric colors to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect match to accompany your home décor.  And as always, Blindsmax will send you as many blind swatch samples as you like, free of charge.

True to the characteristics of honeycomb shades, these cellular shades are an excellent choice for insulating your home year around as well as filtering just the right amount of light into any room.  The Top/Down Bottom/Up option also allows you to maintain your privacy while still letting the natural light in.  Durable and affordable, these Cordless Cellular Shades provide limitless benefits for the entire family for many years to come.

Call and speak to one of our Blind Experts today to learn more!  Toll free at 1-888-305-8020!

 

Window Treatment Options for Your Sliding Glass Door

Shopping for a blind or shade for your sliding glass door?  Should be pretty simple right? Vertical Blinds are the only choice aren’t they?  Wrong!  The days of having just one choice for Sliding Glass Door Window Treatments are gone!  At Blindsmax.com, we’ve come up with a handful of options for our customers who are looking to spruce up their patio and sliding glass doors.  While vertical blinds still remain a top contender for patio and sliding glass doors, other products such as Graber’s Sliding Panels and Timber’s Vertical Cellulars Shades give our customers more options to showcase their unique personal style.

Due to their durability, variety of color options, and cost friendly prices Vertical Blinds will always be in style.  Not only can you choose from vinyl, free hanging fabric, and fauxwood louvers, but you can also coordinate these blinds with your horizontal wood and fauxwood blinds!  Vertical blinds are also extremely easy to clean, making them perfect for homes with children and pets.

  • Graber’s Sliding Panels: A Leader in Innvoation

If you are looking for a modern window treatment that will provide superior privacy for that oversized window… look no further than our new product line, Graber’s Sliding Panels.  The versatility of these sliding panels make them the perfect option for both sliding patio doors as well as eloquent room dividers.  You can coordinate these sliding panels with several other Graber product lines including Solar, Roller, and Natural Shades.  The design of these Sliding Panels give your room a one of kind look that is also practically effortless to operate.

  • Timber’s Vertical Honeycomb Cellular Shades

If you love the honeycomb design of Cellular Shades, Timber’s Vertical Honeycomb Cellular Shades might just be the perfect choice for you!  These shades can also be coordinated to your horizontal cellular shades, making them perfect for those living room and bedrooms where privacy and light control are top priority.  And don’t worry, the Vertical Cellular Shades are just as proficient in light filtration and energy efficiency as their Horizontal Cellular Shades, since they are made from the same materials!  If you love the look of Honeycomb Shades, these Vertical Honeycomb Shades will leave you equally satisfied.

Order some free samples of each option when considering a window treatment for your patio and sliding glass doors.  Having a sliding glass door doesn’t mean you don’t have options!  Want to learn more?  Call in or Chat with one of our friendly Blind Experts today!

 

What Pink Blinds Can Do For Your Home

pink mini blinds

pink mini blinds

When you think of the color pink, many things may come to mind. A lonely flower wafting gently in the breeze; a sheet of soft satin; a romantic greeting card signed in cursive script. People around the world hold a universal understanding of what this lighter shade of red can signify, and for centuries it has held a special place in fashion and literature. But you don’t have to associate pink with items that come and go when the seasons change. You can utilize pink blinds when you redesign a room in your home. If you’re wondering how these particular blinds can be used, there are many examples to take under consideration.

The first use for pink blinds that you may wish to think about involves a child’s room – more specifically, a little girl’s room. Many girls love the color pink, and it’s not unusual for a child to ask their parents to incorporate a favorite color into their habitat and personal possessions. You don’t have to limit yourself to sheets on the bed or a stuffed animal on the dresser. You can make her room feel special when you add blinds of the pink variety.

You may also use colored blinds when you have a unique theme in mind for a section of your living space. If your living room has a lot of light colors in it, you can add to the softness of the atmosphere. If you believe that your kitchen needs a feminine touch, pink blinds can be the answer that you seek. Don’t be afraid to experiment and see how you can breathe new life into something you considered out-of-date. It’s a good idea to take the time to look at the overall aesthetic of the space before you make any significant changes.

Did you know that the color pink is used to calm violent inmates in prisons? It’s also not unheard of for a sports team to paint the walls of the locker room for the opposing team with this color. The point meant is that pink brings a sense of tranquility and peace to those exposed to it. You can use this to your advantage. If you want your guests to feel at home, you can use pink blinds in the guest room. If you want your child to unwind from a tantrum, rosy blinds may be just what the doctor ordered. There are countless uses for these decorative blinds – you just have to look for them.

The color pink can show up in unbelievable places, and you can look for it wherever you go. But you don’t have to limit yourself to the odd spotting at the community garden. You can bring pink into your home whenever you wish, and you can do it by using pink blinds. Blinds shade your home and keep your privacy intact – why not add a touch of color in the process?

At Blindsmax we have a generous assortment of colored blinds and our pink mini blinds are a very popular window treatment option.

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.

Great Bathroom Design

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.

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

Cellular Shades On Sale!

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.

Roller Window Shade Roller Window Shade

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.

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.