Monthly Archives: March 2015

Plantation Shutters

Increase Your Home Value: Add Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters

Why Choose Plantation Shutters?

Many homeowners consider our plantation shutters as “window furniture”. Shutters have been a long time favorite for many home owners because of their clean, classic look and the fact that they add appraisal value for the home. Like all of 3 Day Blinds’ window treatments, our plantation shutters are custom fit.

1) Increase Your Appraisal Value

The IRS considers installing plantation shutters as a capital improvement on your home. You stand to save on taxes when you sell your home. Keeping track of your receipts is key to get the most out of your investment. Homeowners see shutters as a huge advantage because they do not need replacing. For an enduring statement to your home’s living space that pays for itself over time, consider the classic beauty and warmth of premium, artisan-style Plantation Shutters from 3 Day Blinds.

2) Durability

Plantation Shutters are built to last. They do not need replacing, and they never go out of style. 3 Day Blinds uses Prescription Wood Conditioning that reduces post-installation shrinking and swelling, and reinforced engineered stiles for added durability and support. Quality shutters are built to last and can be repainted to make them look virtually new.
During your free design consultation your Design Consultant will bring and show you our full selection of polymer and wood Plantation Shutters, so you can see what color and material work best for each application.

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 3) Aesthetic

Plantation Shutters are attractive and can improve the look of your interior as well as the exterior of your home. Your neighbors and relatives will see your new beautiful interior plantation shutters from the street. They come in a variety of colors and materials that will allow them to compliment almost any type of home decor. For a traditional and classy look, add white shutters or go for a natural stain. Black shutters will add a modern flare.

Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters

4) Easy to Clean

Plantation Shutters are easy to clean because they have a larger surface area than any type of blinds. You can dust them with a damp cloth to wipe away dust and dirt. Wood products can be cleaned using dusting spray.

5) Safety

3 Day Blinds Interior Plantation Shutters do not have dangling cords or strings that children can get tangled up in.

6) Light Control

Plantation Shutters are perfect for light control and can reduce glare in your home. Keep your home the optimal temperature all year round with energy efficient window treatments.
For an enduring statement to your home’s living space, consider the classic beauty and warmth of premium, artisan-style Plantation Shutters from 3 Day Blinds. Shutters are possibly one of the lowest maintenance and long-lasting window treatments you can have. If you love the classic look and are looking for window treatments that will add to your home’s appraisal value, consider installing Plantation Shutters.

Why choose Venetian Blinds?

Why Choose Venetian Blinds?

What are Venetian Blinds?

The common definition states that Venetian blinds are simply, “window blinds consisting of horizontal slats that can be pivoted to control the amount of light that passes through it.”

Venetian Blinds come in many different styles, sizes, and colors. If you are looking for a basic window covering for light control that can give a space a designer look, Venetian Blinds are for you. They are an essential piece of your home decor and can do wonders for your home. Pair them with drapery panels to complete the look.

Styles of Venetian Blinds

Wood Blinds

Wood blinds offer a texture-rich way to add warmth and timeless style to any room. They bring out the room’s personality and are perfectly suited for modern, traditional, and urban tastes and complement natural materials like granite, limestone and marble.
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Faux Wood Blinds

As with all types of Venetian Blinds, Faux Wood Blinds look fabulous paired with drapery panels. They are especially a favorite in kitchens and bathrooms because they are impervious to moisture, and resistant to warping, cracking, and peeling. They give you the natural look of genuine wood at an affordable price. Venetian Faux Wood Blinds

 Mini Blinds

Venetian Mini Blinds offer an enduring blind of classic styling, light weight, and durability at an affordable price. Unlike mini blinds from department stores that are made from lower gauge aluminum, premium mini blinds from 3 Day Blinds are made from heavy gauge aluminum to resist crimping. We offer over 20 designer colors to choose from.

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VINYL BLINDS

For a classic look that embodies timeless beauty, durability, and superb value, look to 3 Day Blinds and our Vinyl Blinds. Vinyl Blinds offer an affordable solution to a common decorating dilemma: coordinating your existing Vertical Blinds with other window coverings. Venetian Vinyl Blinds

Cellular Blinds

 Cellular blinds maximize light and privacy control while lowering energy costs. They are the only Venetian blinds that provide both the light control of a blind and the energy savings of a Honeycomb Shade.Venetian Cellular Blinds

When it comes to blinds, we have you covered. Our Venetian Blinds come in a variety of types and colors and are excellent for precise light control. They are also great for smaller windows, easy to clean, and affordable if you are on a budget. Venetian Blinds are the perfect basic window covering and work beautifully with other style elements in your home.

Get your baby to sleep during Daylight savings

Kids, Sleep and Daylight Saving Time

Get your baby to sleep during Daylight savings

Today, over 70 countries worldwide use Daylight Savings Time and over one billion people every year set their clocks one hour ahead when DST starts.

For most of us the time change means getting off of work during daylight hours and waking up before the sun rises, but for parents everywhere, it could mean spending another hour coaxing your little ones to sleep. There are plenty of positives to daylight savings, but the hassle of adjusting their sleeping pattern isn’t one of them. The early-to-bed, early-to-wake routine will be especially hard to sell to your kids.

The “spring forward/fall back” switch messes with everyone’s internal clock, but there are some steps you can take to ensure you all get a good night’s sleep.

Preparing for the Time Change

Sleep tips for Daylight Savings

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   1. Control the Lights

Layering drapery panels over blinds or shades can reduce the amount of light in your child’s room and help them fall asleep during daylight hours. Many window treatments, such as 3 Day Blinds’ Woven Wood Shades, can also be paired with blackout liners. It will take some adjusting, but extra layers will help you fool your child’s internal clock and ensure you all get a good night’s rest.

Layering drapes for your child's room

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   2. Tire them out – Preferably in the Sun

Mealtonin is a hormone that helps control your sleep and wake cycles. According to sleep consultant, Karen Schwarzback, “Daylight sun exposure stimulates corisol, and actually helps improve Melatonin levels at the end of the day.” Exposing children to sunlight in the early afternoon will boost their Melatonin production.

Let your children play in the sun. It will help them sleep in the evening.

3.  Shift their Schedule Slowly

In the days leading up to the time change, try making your child’s bedtime 15 minutes earlier each night. By making the adjustment slowly over a few days, it will be easier to get your child’s internal clock on track and have them sleeping soundly at bedtime.

4. Be Mindful of the Foods You Serve Before Bedtime

Sugar is a stimulant and you will want to cut out all sugar before bedtime avoid carbohydrates that will turn into sugar. For snacks before bedtime, choose instead, foods with complex carbs with protein and calcium. Serve some of these foods on the list that will encourage sleep.

  •  Fish
  • Jasmine Rise
  • Tart Cherry Juice
  • Yogurt
  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Whole Grains
  • Kale
  • Bananas
  •  Chickpeas
  • Fortified Cereal

eatingwell.com has an extensive list of foods that will promote sleep and can help you prepare your little ones for bedtime.

Daylight savings takes some adjusting for everyone, but especially children who have  a routine bedtime. Help your family get back on track with their sleeping habits by being mindful of the foods they eat, dimming the lights, and giving them plenty of time outdoors. These recommendations will help make daylight savings easier for everyone.

 

 

Design Consultants

Meet Your Design Consultants

Did you know that on average, each of our design consultants has 10 YEARS of design experience? We pick the best because we want to treat you to the full experience of having your home redesigned by experts.

Meet Your Design Consultants

Heidi Ingersoll

Serving: Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista

Favorite Products: Drapery and Hunter Douglas

Favorite Project: Working with Robeson Design to give their office a Window Makeover.

Robeson Design gets a window makeover 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant

 

Gary Gilbert

Serving: Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale

Favorite Part of working with 3 Day Blinds: We can do anything that can possibly do in the world of window treatments. Customers ask, “What do you have?” and the answer is Everything!

Fun Projects: When customers do multiple rooms at once and he can use different fabrics and styles as well as layering window treatments. Layering allows us to meet functional needs and get the completed look.

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Sarah Anwar

Serving: Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria

Sarah continues to be in our Circle of Excellence each year.

Favorite Part of consulting: Seeing a space before and after installation, returning for future projects, and watching a space develop and beautifying the look.

Our design consultants have about 10 years of design experience on average!3 Day Blinds Design Consultants

 

Stuart Janoff

Serving: Philadelphia, Jenkintown, Langhorne

He has been in the Interior Design Industry for over 20 years!

Favorite Product: Soft Roman Shades because other companies do similar products, but do not have the extensive fabric line that we carry.

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Soft Roman Shades

These are just a few of our Top design consultants for 2015. With an average of 10 years of design experience, they are the experts in custom window treatments and interior design. Treat yourself to a free in-home consultation to get great ideas, inspiration, and a same day quote for your window treatments.

These guys really are the experts. Schedule an appointment to chat with them about your window treatment needs.