{what your windows say about you}

Window Treatment Wednesday: What Your Windows Say About You

“Personal style is not something that is just in the air. It is something you have and that you apply to yourself.” – Paloma Picasso

Our individual flair also permeates the atmosphere of homes—from furnishings to color. Minneapolis window coverings expert Shannon Scarrella says that almost everything we put into our homes is a reflection of us, more so if a home is new construction. “If you move into a home that was built per someone else’s specifications, the finishes and selections may not be 100 percent you,” says Scarrella. “By adding custom window treatments, you can control the look that you want to achieve.”

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{resolutions for your home}

My favorite part of a new year is the blank slate that lies ahead. You can look at a brand new calendar and schedule vacations. You can promise yourself that this is the year you’ll take better care of yourself. Maybe you want to reconnect with family. But have you thought about making some resolutions for your home?

A top resolution for many people is to get organized!

Mail Station from Simple Effects

This can be as simple as setting up a mail station by the door or in the kitchen to corral all the paper you get each day. Or, it can be the decision to overhaul your closets.

Pinnacle Closets

Get rid of clothes that are damaged and give away pieces that don’t fit but are in great shape. A good organizing system that fits what you own is a great place to start – and we think our Pinnacle system is top notch. We talked about the flexibility of the closet system in this previous blog.

Maybe you have a space that seems dated or in need of a fresh start.

A new coat of paint or using wallpaper as an accent feature is an easy and affordable way to breathe new life and style to your home.

Eijffinger Belle Du Jour

Are you thinking of going green this year? Get an energy audit of your home and see where you can make your home more energy efficient. Many of our window treatments can really boost how energy efficient your home is thanks to new technology to keep hot air out in the summer and cold air from creeping in during the winter. You can also check out how much energy your appliances are using when they’re not on with a power meter from your energy company. In some states, including Minnesota and Wisconsin, you can simply check them out free from a library!

No matter what you decide to do – tackle one project at a time. You’ll feel like you’re getting more done and not have to deal with the chaos that comes with trying to work on multiple things at one time. What are your resolutions for 2011?

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