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Jan

Advanced Features

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Blindsgalore carries a great selection of window treatments with these advanced features:

Motorized Remote Controls

Blindsgalore offers two types of motorized remote control systems, infrared and radio frequency (RF). Infrared is the same technology used by most TV remote controls and requires a direct line of sight between the remote and the receiver. To control a particular window’s shades, point at that window. With RF, the remote control works like your garage door opener (through walls and around corners) and control of multiple window treatments is handled via multiple channels on the remote.

Note: Remote control is used differently for blinds and shades. For blinds, a remote control changes the tilt of the slats, opening and closing the slats versus lifting and lowering. For shades, a remote control will lift and lower the shade.

To purchase window treatments with remote control, begin with ‘remote control/motorized’ in the features tab (top green bar) and narrow your selection from there. This will display only window treatments with the feature available. To select the option, pick the motorized option you like in the ‘lift control’ step of the purchase. Don’t worry, our guided purchase process will make it easy.

2-on-1 and 3-on-1 Headrail

Wide windows pose a few challenges to window treatments. The lift may become heavy for some, and occasionally the need arises to open one side and not the other.

The solution is to use several smaller window treatments instead of a single large one. This offers both easier lift and more versatility in light control. To make installation more integrated, these side-by-side window treatments can share a common structure at the top, called the headrail. The headrail attaches the window treatment to the window; having a single headrail with 2 or 3 shades (hence the terms ‘2 on 1’ and ‘3 on 1’) provides a means for easier installation, simple alignment and spacing and a more integrated aesthetic.

To purchase multiple window treatments on a single headrail select the option on our site or please phone us at (877) 702-5463. We’ll walk through it with you and get your order just the way you want it.

Cloth Tape (for Blinds)

Blinds have come a long, long way. One feature that is both traditional and still not commonly known, is cloth tape. Cloth tape is a wide band of woven cloth that replaces the strings commonly used in window blinds to both support the slats and rotate them. Cloth tape is typically available only in custom blinds (not big box stores), and offers a few key advantages over strings, most notably styling.

Cloth tape is available in multiple colors, weaves and patterns, to complement or contrast against the window slats and the rest of the room. This flexibility provides a dramatic styling element unavailable with string-supported slats. Also, cloth tapes cover the holes in the center of the slats, providing better privacy and light control.

To purchase blinds with cloth tape, select the blind you prefer first, cloth tapes can be selected in the step-by-step guided ordering process as a decorative accent. Note: cloth tape is not available on all blinds.

Edge Binding (for Shades)

Edge binding is a fabric accent that is sewn onto the side and bottom edges of a shade, providing both a decorative touch and increased durability. Edge binding material is available in multiple colors and even prints, and can be used to tie the decor of a room or your home into your window treatment. At the same time, the edge binding protects the most wear-prone part of the shade, the ends. There’s no need to choose between function and style, have both!

To purchase shades with edge binding, select the shade you prefer first, edge binding can be selected in the step-by-step guided ordering process as a decorative accent. Note: edge binding is not available on all shades.

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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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