It is a Buyer’s Market!

Even the “blind” business is currently a buyer’s market!  Thinking about home improvement?   With current rebates being offered, you couldn’t have picked a better time!

Hunter Douglas currently offers $25 – $200 in rebates depending on the product. Blind Devotion has arranged “double rebate days” with Hunter Douglas, exclusively available through Blind Devotion, meaning your initial rebate will be doubled when purchasing from us.  And don’t forget the current Energy Tax Rebate (rebates up to $1500),  which can save you a huge amount come tax time.

To demonstrate how this will affect your purchase, we’d like to share our latest installation.  We installed Duette Archiletta blinds for a customer in the amount of $6,000.  She received a $1,500 federal tax rebate, a $325 rebate from Hunter Douglas and an additional $325 rebate due to the “double rebate days” offer.  Combining these rebates resulted in savings of $2,150 for the customer! 

For more information, please contact us at 480-917-2707 or come to our Grand Opening this coming Saturday, October 9th, 2010 in Chandler.  For location, please visit our website.

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News, Grand Opening, Rebate Offers that will knock your socks off!

Our StoreSo much has been happening at Blind Devotions!  We have been blessed with getting great media attention….

We were featured on ABC 15.com: Chandler small businesses ‘co-op’ to spend less and save more!

…and then we were also featured on AZcentral.com:6 businesses team up to cut costs, add customers

We would like to invite you to our Grand Opening, to be held on Saturday, October 9th, 2010 to celebrate all the good things to come.  I can’t give away too much yet, but I promise you great music, great food and rebate offers from Blind Devotions that will knock your socks off!  The Carpet Broker will also offer great specials on carpet and tile.  If you are thinking about home improvement right now, you couldn’t have picked a better time to get started! 

Become a fan and follow us on Facebook to find out all the details!  When you attend our Grand Opening on Saturday and mention that you are our newest fan, we will enter you in a drawing to win a special surprise.

We thank you for your support and we’d like to thank our customers who have supported this local, family owned business for many years.  This celebration will be about giving back to our community and we hope to see you there!

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Shutters for Arched Windows

Wood ShuttersDo you have a complicated window to cover? Maybe a triangle, or an arch, or you have to cover a door way? Nothing fits complicated windows like real wood shutters. Shutter manufacturers can build in any shape and style you have.

Traditional window coverings such as wood blinds, honeycomb shades, vertical blinds, etc. can only cover basic or square windows. They don’t have the versatility of custom-built wood shutters.

Now I keep saying real wood, that’s because Faux or Plastic Shutters are becoming increasingly popular. But you cannot cover patterned windows with a Faux shutter. That plastic just doesn’t make the same shapes as a professional Wood Shutter manufacturer can produce.

It will also look great from both inside your home and outside. Much better than trying to cover an arched window with a square treatment.

For more information and other great ideas on covering your windows contact Jerry at info@blinddevotion.com

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Wood Blinds and Shutters Care and Cleaning

After you purchased your new wood blinds or wood shutters you’re going to want to take good care of them. You don’t want to use a wood polish or any detergent. Some polishes actually attract more dust.
We recommend cleaning your blinds by using microfiber towels. Get the towel completely wet, then wring the towel dry by hand. Get it as dry as you can by hand so water does not leak out of the towel and out to your shutters. Wipe down each shutter louver or blind slat by hand.
 
It’s cheap, easy, fast & effective.
The other method we recommend is to simply buy new blinds every 3 or 4 months. They will stay cleaner, and you will be doing your part to help out the economy! This is also something you can do at BlindDevotion.com
 
Happy cleaning to you.
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What a Window Should Wear

When you decide to buy new blinds and shutters, BlindDevotion.com will ask you a few simple questions. The first one seems silly but it’s the best question to ask, “Why do you want to cover that window”.  It’s a question that should be asked about every window in the house.

  • Do you need room darkening blinds?
  • Are you just trying to decorate a little?
  • Is privacy a concern?
  • What about insulation?

Many times we see people who have invested in a golf course lot or a beautiful pool and landscaping in their back yard, and they are considering shutters on their back windows. We will usually discourage this because you paid for the view and then you are going to cover up that beautiful view with shutters? Not a good idea. Usually in this situation we will recommend Honeycomb shades or Vignettes or a roller shade, basically something that pulls up and out-of-the-way.

If you are a day sleeper, you get migraines, you want your baby’s room dark, or you have a theater room, black out honeycomb shades are for you. These shades will keep out all the light and they are excellent insulators as well.

Check out BlindDevotion.com for more information and advice on the latest window coverings available.

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Faux Wood Blinds vs Real Wood Blinds

Faux Wood Blinds are the new trend these days due to clever marketing with rumors of “they hold up longer, they don’t warp, they don’t fade, they are better for the Arizona climate, they are cheaper.”

We would like to set a few things straight about Faux Wood Blinds versus Real Wood Blinds:

  • Fact: The term Faux is used to describe faux, composite, or any kind of fake 2″ wood material!
  • Fact:  The reason Faux wood blinds do not warp is they have almost twice as many ladders to prevent the slats from WARPING!! (Ladders are the strings that support the slats and help the blinds tilt.  On a 72 x 60 window, a faux wood blind will have 7 ladders whereas a real wood blind will have 4 ladders.)  Faux wood blinds need more support to prevent them from warping. Real wood doesn’t warp over time.
  • Fact:  In dry or hot climates or bathrooms, real wood blinds will still hold up better. On a side note – if you have a window in the garage, for example, where the temperature fluctuates from 10 degrees in the winter to 130 degrees in the summer, you will have a problem with faux or real wood blinds.  In this case, we would recommend a 2” aluminum blind. It will look like your 2” wood blind from the front of the house and will hold up to the extreme temperature fluctuation.
  • Fact: Faux products are made from oil. Wood products are made from trees. They both use materials from mother earth. The Planet will survive your purchase of real wood blinds.
  • Fact: Quality wood blinds do not fade.

The truth about Faux Wood Blinds – they are cheaper to purchase, but might not last as long as real wood blinds!

For real quality wood blinds in the Chandler, Tempe, Phoenix area contact Blind Devotion Window Coverings – 480-917-2707

PS: We have real wood blinds on a 96″ x 72″ window in our family room. My kids have abused these blinds, hit them with balls, lifted them up and gone underneath them to look out of the window and you couldn’t tell. They look great.  I’ll never brag that blinds will or should hold up to that kind of abuse, but the Diamond Select Wood Blinds we have, have been holding up to my kids!

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