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All New- 3 Day Blinds on Sell This House Extreme

Did you miss watching the all new Sell This House: Extreme episode last Saturday, April 27th? Check out a recap below with amazing before and after photos of a home that receives a much needed makeover.

Just one year ago homeowners, Danny and Angela purchased their home with big plans to  fix up their humble abode in Des Moines, Washington.  Over the past year the couple began renovations and started to make modern updates to their 1963 styled home. Unfortunately, plans were halted when Danny lost his job. After several months of job hunting, Danny landed a position in California. To make this move Danny and Angela were faced with a huge dilemma, they needed to sell their home for at least $250,000. The couple’s dated looking home was desperate for Designer Daniel Kucan, Builder Charlie Frattini and Host Tanya Memme’s expertise.

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 Sell This House Extreme Entryway- Before

First impressions are really important, especially when entering a home and this entry ways is not leaving a positive one. After stepping foot into this space interested home buyers were immediately turned off by this spaces outdated look. One interested buyer commented “this is absolutely terrible, there are no moldings!” Danny and Angela were in trouble, this is not the impression they wanted to leave with potential buyers.

Sell This House Extreme entryway after

 Sell This House Extreme Entryway- After

This remodeled entry way look phenomenal  Designer Daniel Kucan wanted to make a powerful first impression so he decided to tile this massive wall with natural stones. This textured wall complements the rich earth tones that are prominent through out the house.

Sell This House Extreme living room

Sell This House Extreme Living Room- Before

Looking at this room only two things come to minds, brown and old. The wood paneling on the walls, dated brick fireplace and enormous brown couch gives the impression of 70’s inspired room gone wrong. This rooms over use of neutrals makes this space seem a lot darker and smaller than it actually is. It was time to get the Sell This House Extreme experts in here to brighten this place up and add some modern touches.

Sell This House Extreme Living Room After

Sell This House Extreme Living Room –After

This room is great because it still keeps the earth tone feel but uses multiple rich tones other than just brown to achieve it. The fireplace echos the wall tile from the entry ways creating a unified look. 3 Day Blinds window treatments are the perfect eco-friendly complements to this rooms natural theme. Shona Topaz Draperies paired with St. Martin Oak Woven Wood Shades adds texture and brings a touch of the outdoors inside.

Sell This House Extreme Bathroom before

Sell This House Extreme Bathroom- Before

This bathroom is not only functionally old and inefficient, it’s just plain ugly. The tacky looking floor tile, powder blue walls and old wooden door to the toilet are terrible combinations.

Sell This House Extreme bathroom After

Sell This House Extreme Bathroom- After

Designer, Daniel Kucan went tile crazy in this bathroom, creating a clean and modern look. Using tiles of different sizes and colors creates texture and adds more dimension to this space. Staying consistent with the overall natural color scheme of the house, Daniel decided to polish this rooms look off with 3 Day Blinds St. Martin Oak Woven Wood Shade.

Sell This House Extreme Kitchen Before

Sell This House Extreme Kitchen- Before

The biggest eyesore of this whole project is probably the kitchen. At first glace this kitchen isn’t that terrible but if you look closer you will see there is carpet on the floor. Yuck! Angela  said “there’s nothing that we like about this room, it’s not livable, it’s not clean, all and all it’s disgusting”. Unfortunately, she’s right, and interested buyers are thinking the same thing.

Sell This House Extreme Kitchen After

Sell This House Extreme Kitchen- After

Bye, bye carpet… hello tile! Designer Daniel Kucan, decided to continue the tile throughout the kitchen.  Large, light horizontal tiles really open up this room and are a nice complement to the rich wood cabinets. Keeping the natural theme going, another 3 Day Blinds St. Martin Oak Woven Wood Shade was selected for the large window above the sink.

Sell This House Extreme:Dining Room Before


Sell This House Extreme Dining Room- Before

This dining room needed some major updates. This room has a beautiful mahogany table but you can’t even tell because of the dated light fixture, old window treatments on the sliding door and bay window converted to a green house.

Sell This House Extreme Dining Room- After


Sell This House Extreme Dining Room After

This dining room received some major updates. Remember that bay window full of plants? Well Designer Daniel Kucan, found it to be a complete waste of space and “looking like growth of some sort from the exterior of the home,”  and with builder Charlie Frattinis help they were able to convert it to a regular window. A modern light fixture, new rug and  window treatments and the room looks sharp yet warm and inviting. To get this look in your own home check out St. Martin Oak Woven Wood Shades and Brooklyn Earth Draperies. 

Danny and Angela couldn’t have been happier with the results, and were even more thrilled that Host Tanya Memme appraised their house for 260,000$, which is over their original asking price.  Hopefully this means Danny and Angela can finally move their family out to California and begin their new life.

Be sure to tune in and watch 3 Day Blinds on the next episode of Sell This House Extreme, in Redondo Beach this Saturday, May 4 at 10a/9C.

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3 Day Blinds on Sell This House: Extreme


Last Saturday, April 20th was the premier of this seasons, Sell This House: Extreme and 3 Day Blinds was a huge part of this amazing renovation in Seattle, Washington.

Zane and Claire’s two bedroom, two bathroom bungalow home can hardly contain the growing family of four. With a son and daughter sharing one small bedroom, the family is more than ready to move on to bigger and better, but to do that their home needed a serious makeover. The goal of this project was to increase this homes value and asking price in just 5 days. Check out before and after photos below as I tour you through this homes massive transformation.

Sell This House Extreme BeforeSell This House: Extreme Kitchen- Before

Pictured above is the original kitchen that Zane and Claire dreaded cooking dinner in… clutter, clutter, clutter. Before the renovations, hidden cameras were planted in the home to capture the reactions of interested buyers as they navigate through the house. After entering the kitchen, one interested buyer noted the, “counter tops are horrible, I don’t think I want to take on this much work.” Another was so repulsed by the kitchens state she said, “it’s just filth, I don’t want to touch anything.” Zane and Claire knew their home needed work but finding out just how much was a bit of a shock.

Sell This House: Extreme afterSell This House: Extreme Kitchen- After

You’re probably thinking, is that the same kitchen? Amazingly, it is. Construction expert Charlie Frattini lead the team in resurfacing cabinets, revamping the floor, and adding all new counter tops. Check out that fabulous window above the sink- dressed with a 3 Day Blinds Woven Wood Shade, with black edge binding. This shade is the perfect complement to polish off this black and white themed kitchen.

Sell This House Extreme- livingroom Sell This House: Extreme Living Room- Before

The space pictured above is what Claire and Zane described as their- “living room, dining room, coat closet, and play area”. Hidden cameras caught an interested buyer asking her friend, “how do people have such ugly things”. Clearly this “living room” needed a drastic makeover. Perhaps, the place to start would be with consolidating light fixtures that were installed just a few feet apart…

Sell This House: Extreme living room afterSell This House: Extreme Living Room- After

It’s hard to imagine that this is even the same living room. Designer Daniel Kucan, transformed a once dark and claustrophobic space, into a bright, casual TV area. This room received new floors and soft blue Matrix Riviera curtains from 3 Day Blinds. Colorful accessories like the red pillows were made from 3 Day Blinds fabric, giving this room a bright and open feel.

Sell This House Extreme Bed Room BeforeSell This House: Extreme Bed Room- Before

When interested buyers set foot in this room, hidden cameras caught them saying “oh my gosh, I really hope this isn’t the master bed room”. Well, unfortunately it is. To make make matters worse, this room had carpet with vomit stained into it from Zane and Claire’s children. The Sell This House: Extreme team didn’t see vomit stains becoming fashionable decor anytime soon, so they got to tackling this desperate bed room.

Sell This House Extreme Bed Room After

Sell This House: Extreme Bed Room- After

At last, this room actually looks like a master bed room. Designer Daniel Kucan and host Tanya Memme, combined forces and transformed this once dark and dysfunctional space into a bright and open master bed room.

With the help of 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant Jennifer Yun, Daniel drew inspiration for this space from the custom 3 Day Blinds window treatments and fabrics.During the renovation Daniel proclaimed “these window treatments that we are getting from 3 Day Blinds are really nice, and really custom so, we are going to start with that and pull the colors out of there, and carry it through the entire space.” The soft blue on the walls was pulled from the duvet cover Tanya made and the pillows complement the spice orange of the curtains. All made out of 3 Day Blinds fabrics!

Jennifer Yun and Cast

Needless to say, Claire and Zane where overwhelmed with joy when all the renovations were completed. This house is finally a marketable property that homeowners would desire. These renovations wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing cast from Sell This House: Extreme and highly experienced 3 Day Blinds Design Consultants and Installers. Don’t forget to tune in this Saturday, April 27 at 10a/9C to see how these experts tackle the next home desperate for a makeover.



Sell This House Extreme

promoIt’s Spring time and you know what that means, out with the old, in with the new.  A&E’s hit series Sell This House Extreme takes this saying to a completely new level.  A few lucky homeowners who are desperately trying to sell their homes get to sit back and watch host Tanya Memme, construction expert Charlie Frattini and designer Daniel Kucan work their magic in transforming their difficult spaces.

Tune into the premier of this seasons Sell This House Extreme, Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 10a/9C on A&E. You don’t want to miss out on these amazing transformations and the latest home decor trends and styles.

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Houzz- Organizing Tips for Kids in the Home

No one wants to step into a room where it looks like the kids have run amuck- kid’s toys, art supplies and clothes swept up in a tornado that made its way through every room in the house. Before having kids of your own, you probably thought- yikes, that will never be my home. Whether or not your home is monopolized by your kids’ stuff or will be someday, check out these décor tricks that help keep your home organized and kid friendly simultaneously.

Photograph from Houzz: The Stow Company

Photograph from Houzz: The Stow Company

1. Open Closets: Closets with doors or drapes make it easy to hide or stash clutter. Closets without doors allow you to see everything inside prompting kids to keep things orderly.-

Photograph by: Cornerston Architects

Photograph by: Cornerston Architects

2. Chalk Board: Tired of your kids taking crayons to the walls?  Embrace it with chalk board paint, let your young artists doodle away. –

Kids Nook

Photograph by Soorikian Architecture

3. Kids Nook: Having a designated space in home for kids to put up art work and store their toys helps you avoid cluttering. This space is the perfect spot for kids to relax and recharge. –

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Photograph by: The Vintage Glitter House

  4. Craft Workshop- Who knew soring crafts could be this organized and easy! This is the perfect environment for kids to artistically express themselves. –

Photograph by: Cinnamon Post

Photograph by: Cinnamon Post

    5. Keeping Kids Laundry Organized: Designate a laundry basket to each kid will help keep their clothes separated and organized.  This also is a great way to teach kids to put away their clothes, fill their basket with cleaned clothes and let them do the rest.

Hopefully these tips inspired you to keep kids clutter organized in your home. For more home decor ideas and tips check out our Houzz page at .

Antonio Ballatore Chooses Simply Sheer Shades by 3 Day Blinds for Adoba Eco Hotel in South Dakota

antonio-ballatore-3-day-blinds-simply-sheer-shadesAntonio Ballatore and 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant Angela Helton at the Adoba Eco HotelAntonio Ballatore, star of The Antonio Treamtent on HGTV, has engaged with the Adoba Eco Hotel in Rapid City, South Dakota, to help them “go green”, while updating their decor.  This is a high profile project in which Atmosphere Hospitality Management is designing a “Green from the Get Go”, LEED-Certified hotel.  Check out this video:

Antonio turned to 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant Angela Helton, his go-to gal for window treatments advice.   Angela met Antonio at the job site with several options, but one strong recommendation.  “Angie came through for me again with 3 Day Blinds’ newest product, Simply Sheer Shades!”  says Antonio.  “I love that many hotel guests will see these shades for the first time in this very cool setting.”

“When we looked at the different options, we knew that Simply Sheer Shades were the right solution for the Adoba Eco Hotel.  They provide a new modern look, and great light control,”  says Angela.  “We are excited and flattered to be chosen to work on this totally awesome project!”

Stay tuned for more information on this exciting undertaking! In the mean time, if you live in the Encino, Sherman Oaks or Woodland Hills, CA areas, contact Angela to see Simply Sheer Shades, and our other 1000 custom window treatment product choices.

Need help with blinds, shades or shutters in another neighborhood?  Just call us at 877-614-3329 to schedule your free in-home design consultation.

Simply Sheer Shades were introduced by 3 Day Blinds in October and were instantly a smashing success!  Click here to read stories about how 3 Day Blinds clients chose these shades as the perfect solution for their homes.