Roller shades have become a very modern application when it comes to window treatments. This is mostly because of their simplicity and ability to disappear behind a fascia when in the up position. It also doesn’t hurt that when it comes to size, roller shades can be some of the biggest blinds we manufacture. That being said, your typical roller shade does have one deficiency, and that is when it comes to flexibility. Most horizontal blinds allow you to control the amount of light that passes through them by controlling and tilting their veins. Until now most roller shades were either up or down. Sure there were some alternatives like expensive sheer shades, but now with our new Dual Shades you can control the amount of light and privacy easily!
Another issue our new Dual Shades solve is mounting space limitation within any given window frame. Instead of having to place both a blackout roller shade and a light filtering roller shade in a window, you can have one shade. The shades have three privacy options! Also included with each order are your choice of three different fascias.
As you can see in the photos below, our clients in Century Village in Pembroke Pines, FL elected to go with Dim Out fabric in our Sterling Silver Color. After removing their old vertical blinds they were amazed by how much their new blinds lifted up their master bedroom and gave them the modern look they craved.
Our Dual Shades come in over 25 different fabric patterns, that come in more than 100 colors, featuring natural looking, decorative metallic, decorative plain, full bodied, texturized, vinyl and Dim Out fabrics.
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Horizontal wood blinds are a classic window treatment for any home. In the past, wood blinds had one aesthetic that many clients did not like. Each individual wood slat had punch holes in which the operating cords could run through. These small holes would not only take away from a clean smooth look, but also cause light to shine through these holes even when the blind was in the closed position. Before the only way to cover up these route holes, or punch holes as they’re commonly referred to, was to use cloth tape running up and down the entire blind. However, Hunter Douglas has designed their Parkland Wood Collection to come rout-less in what they are calling their DeLight feature.
This latest project in Miami Beach used both 2″ and 2.5″ Parkland wood blinds with the DeLight feature in a Vivid White. As you can see in the pictures below it gives the home a modern look without taking away from the window heights. Even from the outside the DeLight feature is unmistakably recognizable.
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Everyone from designers to homeowners have fallen in love with the color Gray this year. Even business owners have gotten in on the latest trend. Sure stainless steel appliances have been around for a while now, but now we are starting to see grays becoming more popular in window treatment designs. This is especially true with roller shades!
Our anodized fascias also match many of the high impact window frames you see today. Available in both 3″ and 4″, this color style is a modern and trendy look that matches most decors.
Contact us today for a free estimate! Let the summer of gray bring your home or business into the modern age.
Horizontal wood blinds never really go out of style. The colors and components may change over time, but like wood floors, it’s hard to replace a classic. What makes them so great is their flexibility of controlling the amount sunlight that enters your home. Not only can you lift them up and down completely, but their slats can also be adjusted as needed.
What many of our consumers don’t know is that there is a less expensive alternative to real wood blinds, and that’s Faux Wood Blinds. Looking at them and touching them you will never know the difference. The only difference you will see is in the savings, and when you look in your wallet.
Another great feature of our Faux Wood Blinds is that we can match vertical slats for larger areas, or sliding glass doors. By doing so, your entire home can have matching faux wood blinds and verticals. Also, for larger windows we can utilize a two-in-one or three-in-one head-rail system.
Our Faux Wood Blinds come in an assortment of colors and textures that can match any cabinetry, flooring, or decor. They also come standard with a matching valances, and can either have a pull string or wand to control the tilt.
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SCR-3005-10 Charcoal Dark Bronze
When most people think of bronze they think of finishing in third place, or old-timey steam-punk. However, interior design trends are always changing and bronze is becoming the new black. Recently we have had a high influx of customers wanting a darker roller shade fabric to match there ever darkening interior colors of floors, furniture, and cabinetry. For this client in particular, they live on Fort Lauderdale beach and needed some heat and UV protection for their living room without blocking their view. They were a little weary at first with going with such a dark fabric, but they quickly fell in love with the look once they were installed and functional.
They opted for using a Coulisse 3000 series fabric at 10% opacity so that their ocean view during the day is not obstructed, yet they still protect the home and furniture from heat and damaging UV rays. You can instantly feel the noticeable difference standing in the sun while the shade is either up or down. This will not only keep the house cooler during peak hours, but also save on energy bills. In order to save on costs they decided not to have the bronze matching fascia, but instead go with a reverse roll of the fabric. What this does is give the appearance of a finished look since you cannot see the roll of fabric and components behind the shade. Not only is this an affordable alternative, but it is perfect for clearing exposed door handles that would otherwise be in the way for an inside window or door mount.
Another great thing you will notice about darker color roller shade blinds is that looking through them becomes easier due to the lack of glare bouncing of the individual threads. They really are the best of both worlds when it comes to aesthetics and functionality.
Call us today for a free estimate and start your 2015 with some new beautiful Dark Bronze roller shade blinds for your home or business.
The Green Diamond on Miami Beach is a beautiful condominium that depending on what side of the building your unit is on can be facing either the sunrise or sunset. This kind of direct sunlight on a daily basis cannot only keep indoor temperatures high, but also damage furniture and paint over time. That’s why it is important to have flexibility when choosing blinds. You want to be able to block the sun when needed, but also give your high-rise luxury apartment style, or at the very least add to the decor.
For this particular unit our clients opted for motorized 3″ Hunter Douglas Silhouettes and motorized blackout roller shades behind them. This combination of blinds and shades offered them the best of both worlds, and with the addition of the Hunter Douglas Platinum App operating them is a breeze. This great app for your phone or tablet is available for download in the Apple Store, Google Play, and for Kindle Fire. This app makes it possible to operate your motorized blinds from the convenience of simply using your smart phone or tablet.
As you can see from the pictures below they came out beautifully. The choice of having three different color Silhouettes to match each of the rooms was a great decision. We also added side-rails and fascias to the blackout roller shades so that in the early morning hours sleeping in will never be a problem.
If you have any questions on Hunter Douglas products or their new Platinum App please contact us today for a free estimate.
Recently we had the pleasure of manufacturing and installing some roller shades for Temple Dor Dorim in Weston, FL. Since it is a school, and they have to follow certain safety codes, they needed blinds that were both cordless and fire retardant. This was not a problem for us since we offer such operating systems and materials.
Our cordless roller shade system is spring loaded making them both safe for children, and easy to operate. They are available in sizes up to 96″ in width, so for some of the bigger windows we divided them based on the window panes.
For each of the classrooms they choose a fire retardant 3% Slate colored sheerweave with matching valance and polished aluminum bottom rail. Perfect for keeping the classroom cool during the day, but with enough visibility to still fill the room with natural light.
For the assembly room they opted to go with a darker color to better match the walls and floor. The 3% Charcoal Dark Bronze with matching valance was the perfect choice. Within minutes the temperature dropped considerably once the blinds were installed. In the long run this will also save them on electricity, which any commercial business on a budget will appreciate.
As you can see from the photos above this project came out beautifully. We’d like to thank Temple Dor Dorim for thinking of us for there blind and shade needs, and if you too are interested in these products please contact us today for a free estimate.
Recently we’ve had a lot of clients ask us what their best and most affordable options for sliding glass doors. They usually want something more modern than the typical vertical blind, and that is understandable. What we always recommend is a roller shade. They not only come in an assortment of colors and opacity, but they are also highly functional and incredibly durable. They look great in either the up or down position, and the versatility of these blinds can also be measured through their privacy and energy efficiency.
For our most recent project, concerning sliding glass doors, our client wanted something that would match in two separate rooms with varying colors. They elected to go with a 5% white and grey mesh with a polished aluminum bottom rail. As you can see from the pictures below they came out beautifully, and since they were outside mounted they covered the glass door completely.
For more information concerning Roller Shades, or if you would like a free estimate, please contact us today.
The City of Dania Beach‘s new Southwest Community Center is newly renovated and ready for the public. Florida International Blind Factory is happy to say we were tasked with fabricating the new blinds for their main meeting room. Since movie viewings and presentations will be conducted in this large space regularly it was essential to protect the room from light and glare.
Knowing that many people will also be using this room, it was important that the blinds we built were both durable and easy to function. The best choice for what they needed was Roller Shades. Combined with a 1% Soft Grey fabric the blinds not only matched the many colors in the room, but also blocked out the majority of light from the windows when lowered.
If you would like more information on our commercial or residential products please contact us for a free estimate.
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Every so often we get the opportunity to work on truly unique blinds designed specifically for what a client has in mind. This time we had a wonderful couple contact us all the way from California asking if we could design a blind with a picture on it. Since they work from home they wanted to transform their home office into a beach scene from their all-time favorite vacation in Hawaii.
What you see below is a roller shade mosaic from an actual picture they took from their Hawaiian vacation. As you can see from the pictures their home office now looks and feels completely different. Now anytime they want to go back on vacation all they have to do is lower their new roller shade and they are magically transported there.
Before their new shade.
After their new shade.
Mosaic Roller Shade
For more information on our Mosaic Roller Shades contact us today to see if you too can have a permanent staycation in your own home!