Huge Veterans Day Sale Going on Now!


by Chris S 9 Nov 2012

Veterans Day is a great time to be thankful for all the freedom and security that the citizens of our country enjoy. The men and women of our Armed Forces graciously and selflessly defend our country to protect its freedom. Veterans Day began as Armistice Day and was first proclaimed by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson on November 11, 1919. We leave you with a great quote from President Wilson on the very first Veterans Day:

"To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations."

If you know a service member or veteran, be sure to let them know that you are grateful for their service to this country.

SelectBlinds.com Veterans Day Sale

SelectBlinds.com Veterans Day Sale

Our huge Veterans Day Sale starts today and lasts until Monday 11-12-12.

Blinds Guaranteed to be Delivered by Thanksgiving!


by Chris S 24 Oct 2012

Guaranteed Blinds Delivery by Thanksgiving

Blinds & Shades Delivered by Thanksgiving or they're FREE!

Thanksgiving is usually the time of year when families get together and spend the holiday together. If you have been holding off on updating your blinds or shades on your windows, now is the time get those window coverings updated. From now until November 6th, all blinds and shades are guaranteed to be delivered by Thanksgiving or they are FREE!

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20,000 Likes on Facebook!


by Chris S 23 Oct 2012

SelectBlinds.com 20,000 Likes on FacebookWe are very pleased to announce that over the weekend we crossed the 20,000 like mark on Facebook. We are so grateful to all of our wonderful fans who helped us reach this milestone.

Please help us spread the word by sharing our post or clicking the like button in the right navigation bar.

THANK YOU ALL & See you at 50,000!

Is it Time to Update those Window Coverings?


by Chris S 7 Sep 2012

Window coverings is a great term. It is very descriptive, in that you know exactly what it means. Window coverings, simply put, cover your window. At the same time, window coverings is an incredibly vague term. One could be talking about blackout blinds, or one could be talking about draperies. I speak from personal experience here, as I actually searched for new window coverings recently. Let me get to the end result, and then share some facts about the word window coverings. If you’re shopping for custom blinds and shades, do it online, and go directly to SelectBlinds.com. They have virtually every window covering product that you could possibly need, other than draperies.

Blinds vs. Shades

Blinds and shades is another example of a phrase that is both very descriptive, and very vague. If you yourself are using the term, you obviously know to what you are referring. But it is entirely possible that someone else could be confused. Are you looking for blinds, or are you looking for shades. And if you are looking for blinds, are they custom blinds, which are made utilizing several types of materials, or are you looking for the old fashion, somewhat cheap blinds looking, vinyl mini blinds. My message here is that you should be specific, if you know what you want. Window shades are totally different than window blinds.

Window shades allow the option of providing a blackout window covering. Blackout blinds don’t really exist. A window blind is made of slats, whether a horizontal blind or a vertical blind. No matter how tightly you close the slats, there is no way to achieve the effect of a true blackout blind. First of all, you would have to order no holes privacy, which wraps the lift cords around the slats, rather than running thru the slats, which requires a tiny hole being drilled into each slat in multiple locations. The other challenge is the way blinds are cut. They just will not get snugged up enough to the sides of the window casing to achieve a true blackout blind effect.

Blackout shades and room darkening shades will provide the best light blocking in pretty much every situation. Roller shades, honeycomb shades, and Roman shades, can all be ordered as either room darkening shades or blackout shades. The Roman shades are made with a liner that provides the different levels of light blockage, while roller shades and honeycomb shades use an entirely different fabric from light filtering to room darkening, to blackout.

Back to Select Blinds for a minute. This is an easy to understand site. If you know what you’re looking for, you can click directly on the category. If you are not sure which type of window covering is right for you, they have a way to shop by the feature that is important to you. You can shop by blackout, cordless, lift style, like top down / bottom up, or several other methods. Selectblinds even has a measuring guarantee, in the unlikely event that you measured incorrectly.

Easy Decorating Magazine featuring Select Blinds


by Chris S 20 Jul 2012

Easy Decorating Magazine

Check out the newest edition of Easy Decoration magazine that came out this week in newstands. The magazine features the popular @ Home Collection from Carriann Arkowski that is sold at Select Blinds. Added incentive for getting the magazine is 30% off coupon toward the purchase of new blinds or shades at http://www.selectblinds.com. The magazine is full of fun decorating ideas that can be achieved on any budget.

Most Reviewed and Highest Rated Blinds in America


by Chris S 3 Jul 2012

SelectBlinds.com

SelectBlinds.com sells window fashions online. This includes window shades and window blinds, as well as plantation shutters. Select Blinds offers these custom window coverings under their own brand name. The company claims that they sell more blinds than any other online seller of window coverings.

Consumers care about those statements, somewhat. The fact is that all of the above is information from SelectBlinds. There is another interesting statement that is on their website; "The Most Reviewed, Highest Rated Blinds in America". That is exactly the statement that means something to the consumer. This is a claim that is easily proven. Custom window coverings are a major item for any home. Window blinds and window shades, allow for privacy, provide energy efficiency, and control the level of ambient light in a room.

Window fashions are such an important investment, that you can be sure that when there are customers who are unhappy with their experience, they will write a review. Select Blinds has reviews that are less than stellar, but that is the exception to the nearly 200,000 positively glowing reviews that can be found on their site, and on the sites of the independent review sites. Epinions, Google Checkout, Bizrate, Nextag, and Reseller Ratings all back up this bold claim.

SelectBlinds puts their money where their mouth is. They offer satisfaction guarantees, price guarantees, free shipping, and a suite of products that will satisfy any window covering need. They also offer an exclusive Designer Collection, called the @Home Collection by Carriann Arkowski, a Kids’ Collection, and also a collection of custom shades that carry the Good Housekeeping seal of approval.

Shopping for window blinds and window shades can be an intimidating experience. To take the fear out of this event, try www.selectblinds.com, where your satisfaction is guaranteed!

Carriann Arkowski Home Improvement Newsletter!


by Chris S 21 Jun 2012

for more inspiration, visit www.carriannarkowski.com

Happy Decorating

@Home Collection - Cordless Cellular Shade Installation Video!


by Chris S 15 Jun 2012

Watch this video to order free samples of the Carriann Arkowski @Home Collection.

 

Select Blinds Commemorates Memorial Day 2012


by Chris S 24 May 2012

SelectBlinds Memorial Day Sale - 2012

Select Blinds will celebrate Memorial Day and honor the fallen by offering “Buy 3 Get 1 Free” on all products plus 30% off all orders throughout the blinds website. The company wants to give back to consumers that have made them the highest rated and reviewed blinds in America.

Memorial Day will soon be here and the temperatures are rising.  Price savvy consumers rush to the stores and the web to find the best prices of the year on home décor and improvement products.  For those seeking to beat the heat and decrease energy and cooling costs in their home, Select Blinds offers energy efficient blinds and shades in various styles, sizes, and colors. The Memorial Day “Buy 3 Get 1 Free + 30% off” sale at http://www.selectblinds.com makes it easier to update window coverings for the whole house, or one room at a time.

Carriann Arkowski Spring Newsletter


by Chris S 8 May 2012

Carriann Arkwoski Newsletter

Carriann Arkwoski Newsletter

for more inspiration, visit www.carriannarkowski.com

Happy Decorating

Come check out her @ Home Collection of blinds and shades at http://www.selectblinds.com/home-collection-carriann-arkowski.html !

Carriann Arkowski is Renovating even in the Water!


by Chris S 21 Oct 2011

Carriann Arkowski At Home CollectionDesigner Carriann Arkowski and a local Realtor critique three Sausalito, California houseboat renovations to determine which one will get the biggest bang for their buck. First, they check out a nautical steam schooner houseboat with a movable steering wheel in the dining room. Next, they visit a nautical-inspired houseboat with an indoor/outdoor shower. Finally, they check out a contemporary houseboat with spectacular views.

Check out Carriann's @Home Collection of window shades!

Shutters now available at SelectBlinds!


by Chris S 21 Sep 2011

Faux Wood Cafe Style Shutters

SelectBlinds, the most reviewed and highest rated blinds in America, adds plantation shutters to their already impressive line of window fashions.

Select Blinds understands the additional complexities in ordering shutters on-line, as compared to ordering window blinds or window shades. We have put together an offering of three distinct shutter styles that are easy to measure for, with features that are easy to understand, installation instructions that make sense, and backed by the world class customer care department that has earned this company the coveted Stella Service award.

Plantation shutters by Select Blinds are available in four neutral colors, and are made of durable, warp resistant faux wood. Contrary to popular belief, faux wood does not come from the South American Faux tree. The SelectBlinds faux wood is a man-made material utilizing the scratch proof, moisture proof, Polyresin 3 material. All three faux wood shutter styles are available with either 2 ½”, 3 ½”, or 4 ½” louvers. The louver is what is referred to as a slat in a horizontal blind.

Faux wood standard folding shutters are the most popular style of plantation shutters. These standard folding shutters are available in multiple panel configurations, making them perfect for any window in any room.  The most popular panel configuration is the single panel plantation shutter. Single panel shutters offer the greatest range of light control, as there are no breaks in each panel. Bi-fold panels are basically halving the singe panel. Bi-fold panel shutters are quite handy when there is limited “swing” space in the room for opening your plantation shutters.

Faux wood café style shutters are ideal for those settings where an unobstructed view from the top portion of a window is desired. Imagine a bay window in a breakfast nook where total light control is not an issue, and privacy is only a concern to a certain level. The SelectBlinds faux wood café style shutter is the perfect solution. The café style plantation shutter offers the flexibility to go up as high as desired on the window, affording privacy and light control to your specific instructions.

Standard Folding Shutters

Shutters on any window end a certain air of sophistication to any environment, but nothing in the window fashion word says wow like a French door shutter. The SelectBlinds French door shutter can be ordered in all three louver sizes because you can specify door handle cutouts to allow for obstacle free shutter operation.

Plantation shutters are safe; there are no lift cords with which a child might get caught up in. faux wood plantation shutters will not warp, making them ideal for extreme climates. Plantation shutters are timeless in their design, making them a viable window fashion statement no matter how you choose to decorate your home. The Select Blinds plantation shutters are backed by the industry setting satisfaction guarantee, and a limited lifetime warranty, making ordering shutters from Select Blinds a worry free endeavor.

Enjoy your new Shutters!

Celebrate Memorial Day with SelectBlinds.com!


by Chris S 24 May 2011

SelectBlinds offers an array of ways to save on custom made window shades and window blinds in advance of Memorial Day. “Most retailers wait until Memorial Day weekend for their big sales”, states SelectBlinds Merchandiser, Rosa Hoverson. “Many people travel, or have family gatherings over the holiday weekend, so we wanted to offer visitors to our site the opportunity to enjoy saving on their window coverings now.”

“Rosa has been working with our suppliers to get allowances that we can pass on to the consumer”, according to SelectBlinds VP, Nate Kennedy. “She has been able to come up with significant savings opportunities in every window shade and window blind category on our site.”

Happy Memorial Day

For those customers looking to outfit their home with more than three window coverings, we have a great mix of products from which you can choose to buy 3 and get the 4th free”, says Ms. Hoverson. The buy 3 promotion includes cellular shades, cordless cellular shades, real wood blinds, Roman shades, woven wood shades, bamboo blinds, roller shades, and more. “The beauty of our promotion is that you can mix and match within the products,” adds Mr. Kennedy.

“For those customers who want their window shades or window blinds delivered quickly, we have a suite of products that we guarantee made in one day, or they’re free”, states Rosa. The made in one day program includes basswood blinds, faux wood blinds, woven wood shades, sheer weave shades, and natural wood shades.

“SelectBlinds sells custom made window coverings,” says Mr. Kennedy, “as such, there are plenty of customizing option.” Ms. Hoverson adds, ”Options can add up, making some window shades and window blinds a little on the expensive side. We have an offering of options that we are giving away in virtually every category. These free options represent a tremendous savings opportunity”

Top down / bottom up lift system for cellular shades are perhaps the most popular option, and SelectBlinds is offering it as a free upgrade on most honeycomb shades.

Real wood horizontal blinds are an extremely popular product, and Select Blinds is offering a free option. An upgraded 5” wood valance on their 2” Premium Basswood wood blinds is included at no extra charge.

Room darkening sheer shades are a designer’s favorite because they are a fabric window shade made with fabric horizontal slats, allowing the window shade to be in the lowered position, and still give you light control. Select Blinds is offering the matching fabric headrail insert on its 2” room darkening sheer shades as a free upgrade.

Window blinds and window shades are all offered at 30% off of every order, and that’s on top of the buy 3 get the 4th free promotion, and the free upgrades. There is no reason to wait for Memorial Day at SelectBlinds. They are making it easy to shop for all of your window covering needs now. And to make your shopping experience even more enjoyable, they will ship your window blinds and window shades free!

Sports Shades Have Arrived!


by Chris S 23 Mar 2011

Selectblinds.com is proud to introduce our line of NCAA Sports Roller Shades. These roller shades will come in three different fabrics offering a wide spectrum of light control and privacy options. The light filtering fabric comes standard and is the most popular choice, but we also offer room darkening and solar screen fabrics as well. This product comes in widths and heights up to 144” so they can fit virtually any window. This sports lover’s product includes the upgraded continuous cord loop lift system.

“This will be an excellent performing product, because people gravitate to their alma mater”, states Nate Kennedy, VP of Operations at Selectblinds.com. “People are fiercely loyal to their favorite college and we are giving them another way to showcase that allegiance.”

This product will be very popular for those decorating a room in the theme of their favorite college. It would also be a great complement to a child’s sports themed room.These shades are sure to make your home the place to be for all of your universities biggest games. Combining these shades with other licensed merchandise will give you an atmosphere that can only be trumped by actually being at the game.

Selectblinds.com’s collection of universities includes some of the most prestigious in the country. Among the college’s that will be offered are Duke, Syracuse, Florida, Kansas, BYU, Arizona, and many more. Sign up for the Select blinds email list to keep track of all of the universities that will be added every month, so if your favorite college isn’t available today, chances are it will be very soon.

Look at All the Pictures!!!


by Chris S 22 Mar 2011

Hello Friends, As you may know we are running a little contest right now. We asked for YOU to show us your photography skills with your blinds and shades that you purchased from us in them.

It looks like you all got the memo!

We are thrilled about how many responses we have received and are currently reviewing them all and are going to be placing them on the Blog shortly. And by shortly, we mean you will start seeing them TODAY!!!

A big Thank you for everyone who has submitted pictures already. Just by browsing through a few of them quickly we can definitely see that everyone loves to show off their blinds and shades in a variety of ways.

Keep them coming!

-SelectBlinds Customer Loyalty Team

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