We Love Our Customers

Here at Blinds On Time we value every customer relationship like family. Our team works to do everything we can to provide products for every budget and deliver when we promise. We strive you exceed your expectations!

Don’t just take it from us, Deborah from Innergized Designs in Colorado is making us blush! Deborah writes:

“Since discovering Blinds On Time last year, you have become an important resource in my bag of secrets to help create fabulous rooms for my clients – on any budget.  The quality, price and custom service available through you is simply the best out there!  My clients (I am an interior decorator) have been consistently pleased with a wide variety of your products – sometimes even happily stunned at the quality and affordability.  Also, unlike other companies I have worked with, you have ALWAYS delivered when you promised.  Amazing.

I want you to know how much I appreciate you and your professional, cheerful assistance  as well as this amazing company.  Thank you!!!”

From our team to you, Happy New Year. We look forward to working together in 2013!

Tips To Reduce Carbon Footprint: Kitchen Edition

Not all of us are energy efficient savvy, many of us can’t afford solar panels or hybrid cars, so that’s why we’ve developed some tips to reduce carbon footprint. We have ways to make your daily life more eco-friendly, especially in the kitchen. There’s plenty of ways to reduce your carbon footprint, without emptying your pockets. In this series, BlindsOnTime.com will give you personal tips on how to become more energy efficient, and make your home a bit more green.

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Reduce Carbon Footprint: Your Kitchen

  • Get rid of water bottles. Bottled water has a huge carbon footprint. Try buying reusable water bottles, and using water-filtering devices instead of continuously buying water bottles. And, if you must use water bottles, recycle!
  • Close your windows properly, and make sure your attic is properly insulated. This will help you save a lot of money on your energy bill.
  • Use florescent light bulbs. They use about 75% less energy than normal light bulbs, and last longer. You may find that florescent lights are more expensive, but over time they pay for themselves because they use less energy and last longer.
  • Buy local. When your food has to travel less to enter your home, it reduces your carbon footprint.
  • Unplug. Try using power strips for groups of electronic items. Unplug appliances you’re not using, like a microwave toaster, or blender.

Reduce Carbon Footprint: Kitchen Window Coverings

Have windows in your kitchen? Choose from BlindsOnTime.com’s most energy efficient products like honeycomb shades or roller shades. Without energy-efficient window treatments, up to 50% of a home’s heating & cooling energy can be lost through your windows. The honeycomb shades provide window insulation, keeping the heat in during the winter, and keeping the sun’s harsh heat out in the summer. Finally, our light-filtering honeycomb shades diffuse light across any room to make it less necessary to turn on electrical lighting!

Colored Blinds for Fall

When looking for colored blinds, find inspiration for the inside of your home, by looking outside your window.

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As we draw closer to the fall season, the leaves around you start changing colors, so why not give your windows a little seasonal change with colored blinds? Choose from an array of drapery & roman shade fabrics to give your living room or bedroom a warm feeling as the weather gets colder. Check out the swatches above, and give your room a touch of color, whether it’s red, orange, purple, gold or brown! And the best part is that colored blinds are easy to update with the changing seasons!

Roller and Solar Shades

Roller and solar shades are great insulating shades at a low cost. They’re easy to clean and come with different liners for light control. They come in a variety of eco-friendly fabrics, screens, and weaves, and can be motorized. Now, what is the difference between roller and solar shades?

Roller shades are simple & economical shades that add privacy to any room. They keep most light out of the room, and come in both light-filtering or room-darkening options. They simply roll up and down with a cord, or can be motorized. We have plenty of fabrics, screens, and weaves to choose from, and we also have new Collegiate & MLB Collections. If you want complete privacy, then choose roller shades over solar shades.

Solar shades provide protection from UV rays from the sun while maintaining your view. They’ll help you keep out the undesired glare you might have on your TV or computer. Solar shades protect your furniture from fading, control temperature, reduce glare, and diffuse light.

How To Measure For Wood Blinds

Learn how to measure for wood blinds from our design team as you pick out your favorite styles!

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It’s that time of year… Redecorate your windows, so you don’t cringe every time you look outside to see the changing fall leaves or the bustling city you live in. The beauty of wood blinds is that they fit in any room, traditional or contemporary. Out with the old, in with the new! But, the first step is learning how to measure for wood blinds.

Key Point: Decide if you want to mount your blinds on the INSIDE or OUTSIDE.

INSIDE MOUNT

(1) Find Width: Measure exact distance to the nearest 1/8″ between inside surfaces of window frame at the top, middle, and bottom, and use the narrowest width. Don’t make any deductions, the manufacturer will already do that.

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(2) Find Height: Measure exact distance to the nearest 1/8″ from inside surface at top of window to sill at the left, middle and right and use the longest height. If you don’t want your blind to touch your window sill, deduct 1/4″. If you don’t have a sill, measure height to point where wood window blind is to reach.

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OUTSIDE MOUNT

(1) Find Width: Measure exact distance to the nearest1/8″ between the outermost points where the natural wood blind is to be placed. For best light control, this measurement should extend 3/4″ beyond the window opening on each side (or 1 1/2″ for the entire width).

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(2) Find Height: Measure exact distance to the nearest 1/8″ from where top of natural wood blind will be located to top of sill. If there is no sill or if the wood window blind is to overlap window frame, measure to point natural wood blind is to reach.

Make sure to ask for extension brackets if you need them!

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For other measuring How-To’s visit our Measure & Install page! Now that you’re done measuring your windows, check out our vast selection of 2″ & 2.5″ wood blinds!