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Mini Blinds: An Introduction
Mini-blinds have replaced the old-fashioned Venetian blinds as more convenient and attractive window treatments. Blinds are window coverings that can have either vertical or horizontal slats, have an accordion or honeycomb construction, or are woven from natural or synthetic reeds. The only disadvantage they have is that they cannot be cleaned easily.
The mechanisms for opening and closing blinds range from simple cords and easy-to-operate continuous chains to remote-controlled electronic devices. Blinds block out sunlight, prevent curious passersby from peeping into your house, and also add to the décor of your house. They come in various styles. You can buy ready-made blinds or make them yourself at home.
Blinds are available in a wide range of sizes and colors, plus unlimited custom sizes and styles. These allow you to control the direction and amount of natural light while providing some small degree of insulation. Some blind styles will adjust to allow a breeze to flow from the window into the room by tilting or raising the slats. Most blinds are available in a variety of slat widths. Popular slat width sizes include 1/2-inch micro, 1-inch mini, 2-inch and 2-1/2 inch.
In one style, slats are sandwiched between two sheer fabric layers that diffuse light when the slats are open; in yet another style, slats are laminated vertically to a single fabric layer for a curtain effect. The mechanisms for opening and closing blinds range from simple cords and easy-to-operate continuous chains to remote-controlled electronic devices.
Blinds come in wood, faux wood, vinyl and aluminum. Wood blinds offer nature's rich, subtle colors and unique textures. Classic mini blinds are elegantly simple and can enhance a contemporary look or add a classic flair to your home décor. Wood blinds are expensive.
A lesser expensive alternative to wood blinds is faux wood, or synthetic wood made from PVC or composite material. Aluminum mini-blinds provide a low cost and durable solution to your window dressing problems. Aluminum blinds are easy to clean and maintain. The least expensive variety is vinyl mini-blinds that come in standard sizes only.
Mini Blinds Info provides detailed information about vinyl, discount, wood, faux wood, custom, and aluminum mini blinds, plus advice on cleaning mini blinds. Mini Blinds Info is the sister site of Wood Blinds Web.
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Choosing the Right Wallpaper
There is literally thousands of different colors, different patterns even different types of wallpaper. How do you know which color, or which pattern will suit it's surroundings the best? Read on, and you will have a good idea!Color / Pattern - This for the most part is a personal chose; However there are simple things you can do to choose a color/pattern that will actually work.
Lamp Shades Decorate a Room
When redecorating a room, don't forget about your lighting. While it may seem that you will have to purchase all new lamps for your new décor, sometimes all you need is a new lampshade.
The Benefits of Metal Wine Racks
The number of metal wine racks available may seem overwhelming, but by narrowing your search you can find your ideal metal wine rack quickly and easily.Don't worry about how a wine rack will affect the wine's flavor.
The ABC of Being a Good Interior Designer
It may seem that all you need to be a good interior designer is a sense of aesthetics and a flair for design. That is a good start, yes, but it gets you about five feet forward in terms of your career.
Latex Mattresses - Comfortable, Renewable, and Biodegradable
A latex mattress is not exactly the same thing as a memory foam bed. Latex is a naturally biodegradable sap from the rubber trees of Indonesia and Malaysia.
Finding Discount Waterbed Sheets
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Dont Hire Someone to Steal Your Joy: Decorate Your Home Yourself!
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Creating Positive Environments for Home and Office
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The Magic of Design
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An Upholstered Bench To Incorporate Style and Function
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A Look at Electronic Air Filters
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Where to Buy Wholesale Picnic Baskets
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How to Decorate Ethnic
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Turning Your Childs Room into a Mysterious Jungle
(When designing a child's room, you want to create an atmosphere that inspires and stimulates them mentally. The room should be interesting to the child, and should reinforce both rational thinking, and creativity.
A Guide to Kitchen Sinks
In any household, a kitchen sink is one of the central fixtures and always sees plenty of action. It is used both for preparing food and for cleaning up after every meal.
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The Importance of Bunk Bed Mattresses
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A Look at Shiatsu Massage Chairs
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