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Malibu Shutter Store: Buying Shutters for Your Doors

Buy Plantation Shutters for Sliding Glass Doors Sliding glass doors – also known as “doorwalls” are extremely popular in Malibu and Southern California. Spectacular mountain views and beautiful beach vistas lend themselves to homes with entire walls – including the doors – made of glass. Howerer, sliding glass doors have always been one of the most challenging to cover with appropriate window treatments – since they are both a “window” and a functional door. Plantation shutters offer the perfect solution […]

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Should I Buy Wood Shutters?

Our Shutter Store is Often Asked: “What is the Best Material for Shutters?” Part 2: About Wood Shutters – Shutters can be made from a variety of synthetic materials – or from real wood! while synthetic material shutters are cheaper, wood shutters typically have superior appearance and durability. In this two part article, we’ve taken some time to  explain some of the advantages and disadvantages of wood versus synthetic shutters, so that you can make the shutter purchase that suits […]

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Should I Buy Synthetic Shutters?

Our Shutter Store is Often Asked: “What is the Best Material for Shutters?” Part 1: About Synthetic Shutters- Shutters can be made from a wide variety of materials! Some are durable, maintenance-free and attractive – others are less-than-sturdy and cheap in appearance. Balancing cost, with the appearance and features that you desire, can often be confusing. We’ve taken a moment to explain some of the most commonly used shutter materials, so you can make your shutter purchase with confidence.   […]

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Energy Saving Blinds for California

What Are the Best Energy Saving Window Treatments in Malibu? At the Blind and Drapery Showroom, we understand that your choice of window treatments can have a huge impact on your energy usage – and your utility costs! Did you know that without the proper energy-efficient window treatments for your home, as much as 50% of your house’s heating and cooling energy can be lost through its windows? We are experts in helping you achieve BIG energy savings by installing […]

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Are Your Window Treatments Safe?

Safe Window Treatments for Children: Child Safe Cordless & Motorized Window Shades – Every year children and pets are tragically ensnared or strangled in window treatments that are not safe. We want to help you ensure that your window treatments are safe! This article will take a moment to discuss window shade recalls, as well as what you can do to keep your kids and pets safe!     Recalled Window Shades Malibu In 2009, the Consumer Product Safety Commission […]

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Hunter Douglas Motorized Shades

Hunter Douglas Motorized Shades – We are frequently asked what the latest-and-greatest technology in window treatments is. We have a one word answer: “motorization.” Our favorite motorization system is Hunter Douglas’ innovative “Power Rise”. This motorization technology offers state-of-the-art window treatment motorization for your Hunter Douglas Window Blinds and Shades. The new Power Rise motorization is convenient, simple to operate and very quiet. Be A Super Hero with Motorized Shades in Malibu! One of our client’s sons likens his Dad […]

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Thousand Oaks Blind Store: Vertical Blinds for Sliding Doors

Thousand Oaks Blind Store: Blinds for Sliding Doors Our Thousand Oaks area interior designers are frequently asked to recommend window treatments for door walls (slide glass doors) that are beautiful yet still functional. Today’s discriminating client’s no longer want the traditional “vertical blinds” that were previously the standard covering for sliding glass doors . . . and we don’t blame them! While a vertically hung treatment is indeed the most practical in terms of “function” the old style vertical blinds […]

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Thousand Oaks Drapery Store: About Buying Drapes & Curtains

Thousand Oaks Drapery Store: Selecting Drapery Hardware – There are many decorative options available when choosing drapery hardware. Rods, poles, rings, brackets and clips now come in a wide variety of materials, finishes, styles and colors. At the Blind and Drapery Showroom we will help you select the best drapery hardware choices for your unique décor – at a price you can afford. We have assisted hundreds of clients in Los Angeles and Ventura County – including Thousand Oaks, Moorpark […]

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Westlake Village Shutter Store: Buy Custom Shutters for Custom Windows

Westlake Shutter Store: How to Buy Specialty Shutters for Custom Windows – Today’s architects are no longer constrained by traditional square and rectangular windows! Many modern California homes – or older California homes that have been updated – feature windows of unique shapes and sizes and configurations. If you can imagine it, you can build it! Buy Custom Shutters in Any Shape- Westlake Village Most people think of shutters as simply being rectangular . . . but custom shutters can […]

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Calabasas Shutter Store: History of Shutters

Calabasas Shutter Store: Shutters in Architecture – Did you know that shutters are the original window treatment! Shutters even pre-date the invention of curtains and window blinds. Most architectural historians believe that  Plantation Shutters can be dated as far back as the fifteen century.   Shutters probably originated in Greece, as a device for protecting the island’s home interiors from the elements – while still allowing ventilation. Early shutters, while not “louvered,” could be slid across the window space to […]

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