About: Katie

Our BG designer, Katie, has been creating bright looks for windows and rooms for over ten years. Katie has great ideas and "picks” for your windows. She will be sharing with you her design choices and seasonal recommendations throughout the year. Katie reminds you that all our BG window blinds, shades and drapes are all custom made for you. Each one is hand crafted to your size, color, fabric and special requests with our added attention to quality and detail. Katie will make sure you love your windows.

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Mar

Blinds and Energy Efficiency

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Vertical window blinds and horizontal window blinds are effective at reducing summer heat. On hot summer days, close window coverings on the east, west, and south-facing windows to keep out the sun’s rays. You can keep the blinds on the north side open if desired because they do not get direct sun in summer, assuming you’re in the northern hemisphere. Continue Reading ...
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Mar

Faux Wood Blinds – Advice on Choosing the Right Slat Size

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First things first. What’s a slat? All horizontal window blinds (think: mini blinds, wood blinds and faux wood blinds) have slats; they’re the strips of either metal, vinyl, wood or faux wood that open and close for light control. Different blinds offer different slat sizes. Generally, faux wood blinds are offered with 2″ slats and 2-1/2″ slats. Doesn’t sound like Continue Reading ...
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Mar

Introducing Good Housekeeping Blinds and Shades

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Blindsgalore is eager to launch the brand new line of Good Housekeeping Blinds and Shades in mid-March. This collection of quality window treatments is supported by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute and is backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal. Founded in 1900, the Good Housekeeping Research Institute evaluates products to help consumers make informed buying decisions. The familiar Good Housekeeping Continue Reading ...
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Feb

Art Students Recycle Blindsgalore Swatches and Samples

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At Apache Elementary in Overland Park, KS, Fine Arts teacher Caroline Bockelman was thrilled to receive a supply of discontinued swatches and samples from Blindsgalore. Bockelman teaches students in grades K-6, but it was her fourth graders who seemed to have the most fun repurposing the swatches.                “Basically, in my class, my students get art reward Continue Reading ...
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Feb

Shades vs. Blinds: What Is The Difference?

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As a designer, I get asked this question a lot. “What’s the difference between blinds and shades? Aren’t they the same thing?” Many people use the words blinds and shades interchangeably and regionally, some people use just one word or the other. ...
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Feb

Small Window, Big Impact

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We get a lot of customers looking for specific advice on their window treatments. We love seeing the “before” photos and devising ways to make customers’ rooms look their best! Tami wrote: “These poor drapes, they are trying so hard, but the wrinkles and outdated lace pattern just don’t cut it.” The difficult thing about this window is that it’s Continue Reading ...
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Feb

Happy Valentine’s Day From Blindsgalore!

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    We’ve noticed a lot more interest in Valentine’s Day this year. Have you? Check out our latest promotion on Levolor Blinds and enter to win $500 in FREE Levolor products, simply by liking us on Facebook! Enjoy your day, everyone! ...

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