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During this time of year, most of us love to enjoy the great ole’ outdoors whether for BBQ’s, bonfires, sports games, or just to lounge out and enjoy from fresh air. Well, mosquitos (and other bugs) seem to love Summer just as much as we...

What wonderful news! We strive to provide the best customer experience possible for our clients, and its nice to know our dedication is appreciated. A special "Thank You" to our amazing clients who took the time the leave such positive reviews for us!  ...

WE WON! Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home renovation and design, today announced the community’s picks for Best Of Houzz 2017 and we are happy to announce that Shades By Design have been voted as a winner of our Best of Houzz 2017 award...

Do you have multiple windows that stretch longer than 12 feet? Never fear, because you can still achieve a cohesive and sleek look with smaller shades spanning the entire width of your windows or wall. Roller Shade hardware is sleek and minimal, making it easy to line...

Pleated shades and cellular shades are very similar in their design concepts but yet still constructed differently. Both shades are a great option for energy-saving and insulation; the pockets are what hold in heat/cold, making it great for any season. These two types of shades are similar...

Large shades need to be able to sustain the weight of your treatments while still remaining functional. If you have an attractive view you still need to make sure shades appear almost invisible. Roller shades are the way to go for these type of scenarios. With...

Architects and Real-estate developers understand that floor to ceiling windows create openness and expansion effect that many home buyers are attracted to, also brining natural light and some great views. With this trend comes a challenge “what type of window treatments works best for floor to...

When designing commercial spaces, custom window treatments both enhance the appearance and provide necessary shade.   Furthermore, the right shading systems also boost energy efficiency, allowing businesses to reduce overhead. As you embark on your next commercial design/construction project, the expert team at Shades By Design wants...

Ensure your windows and your doors are properly weather-stripped and sealed. Caulk around basement and storm windows. When using your A/C keep the windows locked. Open your window coverings during sunny winter days to catch free solar heat then close them at night to keep that heat in. Close...

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