Hunter Douglas Silhouettes with The Platinum App

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.

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Cordless Roller Shades in Weston, FL

Temple Dor Dorim

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.

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Sliding Glass Door Roller Shades

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.

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Dania Beach’s New Southwest Community Center

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.

For more information concerning The City of Dania Beach‘s Southwest Community Center please contact them directly from the information provided below.

SWCC Information

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California Day Dreaming

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

Before their new shade.

 

Mosaic Roller Shade

After their new shade.

 

After

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!

 

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Our New Location!

Moving Truck

We are happy to announce that both Florida International Blind Factory and Poseidon Window Treatments have moved our operations to a larger facility located at:

1942 Tigertail Blvd.
Dania Beach, FL 33004

(Please use this new address for all correspondence)

This new facility is already up and running, so any current and future orders will be processed in the same timely manner for which many of our clients have already come to expect.

We thank you for your continued business, and we understand our success comes in no small part to your belief in our products and services.

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Commercial Roller Shades With Fascias

It’s a fact that most offices or commercial spaces have windows. If well thought out, those windows can be large and give your business or store front plenty of natural light. However, often times those same windows can also be a hindrance to a business. For example, if an office in question faces either east or west the rising and setting sun will play havoc on temperatures and visibility which will ultimately lower overall productivity.

We here at Florida International Blind Factory understand how important being comfortable is to you and your employees. That’s why many business owners turn to us for all their blind and shade needs.

Most recently we were able to help out one of our clients in Kendall, FL. They were moving to a new office building and were looking for blinds that not only helped keep the sun off their computer screens in the morning, but also matched the clean look of their interior design. They opted for 10% white Roller Shade fabric and matching white fascias. This way when the blinds were open the roll of fabric could not be seen. As you can see from the pictures below they came out beautifully.

 

If your business is looking for new blinds and are tired of the 1970’s vertical blind look contact us today for a free estimate. Get you business looking better and keeping cooler so you too can improve your productivity.

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Decorative Fabric Fascias for Roller Shades

Many of our clients prefer their roller shades with fascias due to the more formal and clean look it gives them as compared to just the roll. This is especially true with inside mounts. However, what most people do not know is that some of our fascias come with the ability to place a fabric insert on the outside of the fascia. In this way the fascia and the roller shade itself will match completely. The result is a look that compliments any door or window with whatever color or pattern you choose.

5% White/Creme w/ Decorative Fascia

5% White/Creme w/ Decorative Fascia

 

One of our clients in Weston, FL wanted to replace her old draperies with new shades with the idea that they will remain open most of the time. Roller shades became her best option due to the little space they take up when in the open position, and their affordability. She choose a beautiful 5% White/Creme fabric that matched her orange painted walls amazingly.

Once the old draperies were removed the rooms themselves lost a lot of their color and decor, but after explaining to her how these matching fabric fascias worked she loved the idea. As you see from the pictures below she loves her new roller shades. Even when open the decorative fascias still give the rooms they are in some added color and style.

Contact us today and one of our sales reps will provide you with a free estimate and fabric samples to choose from.

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ALNO Kitchens’ New Miami Showroom

ALNO Kitchens Miami

ALNO AG is Germany’s leading commercial and residential kitchen manufacturer. After having much success opening their first US showroom in New York earlier this year they decided to open a beautiful new showroom in Miami, Florida.

Like many commercial buildings in South Florida their offices have floor to ceiling windows with many of their offices facing west. This becomes an issue during the afternoon hours when the setting sun can raise temperatures and make employees uncomfortable. Not only does this lower production, but it can also drive energy costs through the roof.

The simple solution to both of these problems was our Roller Shade collection. Roller shades not only offer the best of both worlds in that they can stop powerful UV rays from heating up commercial space and still leave you with visibility, but they also look great and can match any interior.

ALNO decided on a 5% white(Opacity Levels) fabric that looks great and matches their offices. We built these shades in house and installed them within a week of the order being placed. Needless to say the difference is night and day. No longer will the setting sun slow down productivity or cost them enormous amounts of electricity.

 

For more information on ALNO and their products please visit their new showroom or website at:

ALNO USA Corporation

3650 N. Miami Ave, 2nd Floor

Miami, FL 33127

786-344-3650

http://www.alno.com/

 

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Add Your Own Personalized Image to Roller Shades and Honeycomb Blinds

Our newest products allow you to add any image you wish to our popular roller shade and honeycomb blind collections. These are great for any sports fans who want to showcase their favorite team logos in their homes or man caves. Tired of looking at your neighbors fence? Why not add a mountain or beach scene? You can even supply us with a picture of your own. The sky really is the limit with these gorgeous shades and blinds.

These products are great for commercial businesses as well. Have your company logo or slogan for clients to see from either the outside or inside of your office. Not only is it great for marketing purposes, but they can also set the mood to increase productivity in your staff. These are especially great for retail stores in plazas where you can display your logo in your storefront for maximum visibility.

Available in both light-filtered and blackout, these roller shades and honeycomb blinds are perfect for bedrooms to boardrooms! Think how cool it would be for your kids or grand-kids to have their favorite superhero displayed on their window every night.

For a free estimate on these new roller shades and honeycomb blinds contact us today and change that boring old window into a canvas to display whatever you choose!

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