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  • we’ve been around a really long time
  • we offer a free measure and quote
  • we offer a warranty
  • and we’re family owned?

All great benefits for our customers but what really makes us the leader in window coverings is we think and do business differently. We ignore gimmicks and distractions and stay focused on the simple things that matter the most to you – our customer.

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  • How Do Automatic Blinds Work and Why Do You Need Them?

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    What if you could close the blinds and take a nap, all without leaving the bed? With automatic blinds, this blend of luxury and convenience is quite ..
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    What if you could close the blinds and take a nap, all without leaving the bed?

    With automatic blinds, this blend of luxury and convenience is quite easy. However, many people don't know how automatic blinds work, much less why they should buy them.

    Keep reading to get all of the info you need about motorized blinds.

    How Do Automatic Blinds Work?

    Automatic blinds are installed with a small motor. This allows you to open or close the blinds via remote control or even automatically (you can program them for special events).

    That makes these blinds very easy to control: if you can use a TV, you can use these blinds. And you have many choices when it comes to powering the motorized blinds.

    How Are They Powered?

    The most common (and most simple) option for powering motorized blinds is via battery.

    However, we recommend getting them hard wired in. This requires an electrician but means that you’ll never need to worry about replacing the batteries in years to come.

    What Are the Advantages of Automatic Blinds?

    Now you know how the blinds work and how to power them. There is still a bigger question, though: why should you install these for your home?

    The first advantage is comfort and convenience. Let's face it: everyone has memories of struggling to open and close the blinds manually, and automatic blinds remove that struggle entirely.

    And you no longer have to walk over to the blinds to open or close them. That is convenient for everything from a midday nap to dimming the lights and watching a movie.

    These blinds also provide instant privacy with the touch of a button. That makes them a great choice for areas such as bedrooms and bathrooms, where you would want to have natural lighting at some times and privacy at other times.

    One thing that surprises homeowners is that an automated system will make your shades actually last longer. This is because the automated system provides less wear and tear than manually pulling to open and close the blinds.

    Finally, automatic blinds integrate well with our increasingly automated homes. In an age where you can ask for your favorite songs by name and control your locks with your phone, why are you still walking all the way to the blinds to close them?

    The Bottom Line

    You know how automatic blinds can save you time and money. However, do you know where to get them?

    At Dollar Curtains + Blinds, we specialize in providing quality window coverings for your home at great prices. To see how we can make everyday living better for you, come to browse our products today or fill in a request for a Free In-Home Measure and Quote from one of our Interior Consultants.

  • How to Hang Curtains to Give Modern Appeal to Any Window

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    The perfect window treatments are often the final touch to bring an entire room together. It makes it cozy, allows privacy and keeps the sun out. They ..
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    The perfect window treatments are often the final touch to bring an entire room together. It makes it cozy, allows privacy and keeps the sun out. They also add style, colour and give depth and texture to your room.

    You don't need to go off budget to get great curtains, but you don't need to use a bed sheet, either. Here are some helpful tips on how to hang curtains to make your whole room sing.

    How to Hang Curtains

    With a little effort, you can make those windows wonderful.

    Colour

    This is an important part of choosing the right curtains. Keeping within the colour of the rest of the room, you can make everything blend in together nicely. If going with the same colour as your walls, go a shade or two darker.

    You can pick a curtain that merely accents certain smaller colours within the room, to bring out a fleck of colour in the sofa or the carpet.

    Fabric

    Use fabric that will work well in the room. Heavy, lined curtains are best for rooms where you need privacy and to set a mood or keep the sun out. Breezy linens or sheers are nice for airy sunny rooms.

    Patterns

    Choosing a print is fine for a room with solid colours, but if the carpet or furniture is patterned, you can keep the curtains to a solid.

    Mix and Match

    You can always go with a pattern that seems opposite but actually compliments the pattern or design you have in the room. You need to be careful it isn't too loud, but mixing patterns or textures can really work well, particularly in an otherwise dull room.

    Length

    The curtains can just touch the floor or the window sill. A bit of dragging on the floor is okay unless it's an area that gets dirty or you have toddlers or pets. It's all about the look you want to achieve.

    Height

    The curtain rod can be just above the window frame. If the room is small or has low ceilings, hang it higher, closer to the ceiling to give the appearance of height.

    If you have older, detailed window frames, you can hang it just above, enough to show them off.

    Width

    If you install the curtains to reach wider than the window frame it makes the window look wider and allows more sunlight in when the curtains are opened. This also allows you to show off the window frames.

    Layering

    Adding a sheer underneath the curtain gives you a sense of depth and texture. It allows you to open the curtains but keep the sun and prying eyes at bay. Sheers also allow a breeze through the room and still keep your privacy. Or you can opt for sheer roller blinds underneath your curtains.

    Hanging Around

    You can create any mood, feel or setting you like with the right curtains. They not only serve a purpose but they finish off any room. From baby's room to the bathroom, don't underestimate the power of a great curtain.

    How to hang curtains is as easy as you need it to be. Have fun selecting the perfect curtains for each room. For more tips on curtains, drapes, blinds and more, please continue reading here.

    Before you make any purchases, don't forget to fill in and request a Free In-Home Measure and Quote from one of Dollar Curtains + Blinds Interior Consultants.

    Your next step is to take a look at our products to find your perfect match.

     

     

  • 50 years of craftsmanship

    Wednesday, August 08, 2018

    At dc+b we focus on craftsmanship and quality, which has ensured our longevity for more than 50 years. To celebrate our 50+ years of craftsmanship we have t ..
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    At dc+b we focus on craftsmanship and quality, which has ensured our longevity for more than 50 years. To celebrate our 50+ years of craftsmanship we have two films giving insight into how our in-house team works their magic to hand craft our products.

    We continually strive to offer a diverse but succinct range of products that show a level of intelligence and innovation. Market leading materials, manufacturing processes and quality control systems feature just as highly as design.

    Our commitment and the desire to be successful has kept our business at the forefront for over 50 years. This longevity means we’re now very familiar to generations of families who know they can trust us to produce a quality product at a value for money price


     

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