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It isn't always easy to know how to make things better, but if you know how to look for problems, you can resolve situations proactively. Although this advice works in many respects, I have found it especially helpful while running my own business. Although I am far from an expert on business, it never ceases to amaze me how difficult running your own company can really be. I wanted to start a website to help others to know how to choose a better company, so I made this blog. Check out these posts for great tips on succeeding in business every day.


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Can't Decide On Window Treatments? Learn About Your Options

by Gene Chapman

Whether you've moved into a new home and are in dire need of window treatments or are just tired of your current curtains, blinds, or shades, you may be wondering about your window treatment options. There is no "best" way to cover your windows—the right choice for you will depend on several factors, including your budget, the size of your windows, your decor style, and your general window-covering needs. Read on to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of each of your choices.


Both horizontal slat blinds and vertical blinds allow you to raise and lower them and to adjust the spacing between each slat. This spacing adjustment lets you see through the blinds easily while preventing those outside your home from seeing in. Slat blinds are most commonly manufactured in either vinyl or wood, which can provide a wide range of options for every budget. 

One potential downside of certain vinyl blinds is their fragility. If pets or young children tend to move the blinds roughly, the vinyl may crack or break, reducing the blinds' effectiveness at filtering light and providing you with privacy. If you're looking for durability, wood may be a better option.


Although honeycomb blinds are often categorized with slat and vertical blinds, they function more like shades. Their unique honeycomb design provides insulation and filters out light just as well as many brands of blackout shades but has a sophisticated, attractive appearance.

Roman shades are another good option for those who prefer the look of a solid window covering but would like something a bit more structured than curtains or drapes. Roman shades look a lot like scrolled documents, and small pull-cords on either side of the shade can smoothly roll the circular bottom up. These shades are available in a nearly endless variety of colors, textures, and designs—you can go simple with a plain cream linen shade or seek out patterns, extra-thick canvas, or other unique materials.

Curtains or Drapes

For those who want the ability to simply brush their window coverings aside instead of using pull-cords, curtains or drapes may be the best choice. Like shades, drapes are available in just about every material and color under the sun, and can be swapped out on a regular basis to coordinate with the seasons or your home decor. Drapes are ideal for extra-large or irregularly-sized windows, as they're much more "one size fits all" than blinds or shades. People with a bit of crafting skill may even be able to make their own custom drapes by buying several yards of drapery supply material and spending a few hours with a sewing machine.