HOME FREE Episode 106 – Before and After

Did you catch HOME FREE this week? You might want to go back and take a look if you missed it. The transformation was incredible! This week, they took a Georgian brick home and made it into a home with a southern revival style, all in one week. Here are our favorite before-and-after photos. Which one is your favorite?

















Going into next week, there will only be 3 couples left. Who do you think will win the grand prize?

Trent P. and Rhonda are Happy SelectBlinds.com Customers!

Today we’re featuring two of our happy, satisfied customers – Trent P. and Rhonda. They both chose Cordless Top Down Bottom Up Cellular Shades. What do you think of their new window coverings?

Trent P.



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Have you ordered custom window coverings from SelectBlinds.com? If so, we’d love to see photos of your new window coverings in your home. To learn more about our Happy Customer Program, please visit this page: http://www.selectblinds.com/blog/happy-customers-from-select-blinds/

Leanne G. is a Happy SelectBlinds.com Customer

“Thank you for your excellent customer service and superior product! We had a very stressful, last minute move, and my patience was at its upper limit, but we desperately needed custom blinds for our new beautiful bay windows. I found Select Blinds and one other vendor and ordered samples from both. My samples from Select Blinds arrived the next day, accompanied by additional information about the cellular light filtering/light blocking blinds I was interested in. I brought them home and we decided on the ivory/beige colorway very quickly.

“Before placing the order, I watched the helpful measuring tutorial, and remeasured our 5 bay windows. The measurements did change slightly so I’m very glad I didn’t skip this step! I ordered our custom blinds on May 5th, they shipped on May 11th, and we received them on May 15th (4 days earlier than the estimated arrival date).

“We watched the installation video and had all 5 [window coverings] up in about 35 minutes. They fit perfectly, look great, and the entire experience exceeded expectations. I love that these blinds are cordless and offer many options in one shade – full blackout, full light filtering, half blackout, half light filtering. We could not be more pleased.

“The samples I ordered from a competitor did not arrive until after we had already received our blinds, and they were ‘packaged’ in a handwritten crumpled envelope. It’s also worth noting these samples turned out to be identical to our blinds but priced nearly 40% more. Thank you, Select Blinds, for providing a high quality custom product at an affordable price point.”

Leanne G. ordered the Light Filtering/Blackout Cordless Shades.



Beyond Shutters: Alternatives to French Door Coverings

French doors can be beautiful statements. They let in natural light, give you a view to the outside, and can give any space an elegant look. Shutters are the traditional window coverings for French doors, and they can be beautiful. But what if you’re not a traditional type of person? What if you don’t have a traditional style?

You can look beyond shutters. Here are some awesome alternatives for your French door window coverings.

Bamboo Shades


Give your French doors instant texture and visual interest with bamboo shades. Paired with grays, whites, and blacks, bamboo shades can give your home a touch of modernity and unique charm.



You don’t have to simply hang curtains over the entire doors. You can actually get curtains that fit the glass on the French doors. It allows you to let light in and then keep your privacy when you need it. Plus, this is an easy way to add pattern or a pop of color to your room.

Roman Shades


If you want even more elegance, go with roman shades. Choose from a variety of fabrics, textures, colors, and patterns for a one-of-a-kind look. One of the many great things about roman shades is that you get the look of curtains with the functionality of more traditional window shades.

Cellular Shades


Cellular shades are great for French doors because you can allow light to filter in while maintaining your privacy and lowering your utility costs. Plus, they’re a great fit for a contemporary or modern style.

Wood Blinds


Even though wood blinds are a traditional style, they can see almost unexpected on French doors. And depending on the color or stain you choose, they can be the star of the show or blend in perfectly to the rest of your decor.

Solar Shades


Solar shades are some of the most modern window coverings available. They’re sleek and offer a lot of benefits, like reducing glare, increasing energy efficiency, and blocking harmful UV rays. But they’re also versatile and work with any decor style.

Sheer Shades


Sheer shades are the perfect combination of traditional horizontal blinds and modern shades. In between two sheer overlays are fabric slats that can be tilted open or closed. When the slats are tilted open, the sheer fabric will either filter light or block some of it, depending on what you choose. It really is the best of both worlds.

Outfit your French doors in style and make them an extension of your personality. If you don’t have a traditional style, you shouldn’t have a traditional home. For more window covering options for your French doors, read this.