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Jun 25

Window coverings have quickly evolved from an industry with few options to one with several options and choices to select from when finishing what many consider the most important feature of a home-the window. When presented with all of the options it can be confusing and even intimidating to try to make a selection that will work best for your home and lifestyle. Thankfully, Blind Appeal’s own shade guru Chris Meyers is here to walk you through the options and highlight what the most desired choice for window finishing currently is in today’s crowded and complicated market; the cellular shade. 

 

The most recent video on our Youtube page features Chris Meyers, Blind Appeal’s Field Manager and overall window covering guru. In our video “What are Honeycomb aka Cellular Shades?” Chris starts by showing off the interesting design structure of the incredibly popular cellular shades. Individual cells, resembling honeycombs, are linked to create pockets that trap air making it more difficult for energy to pass through the shades. This design structure stores heat which makes homes much more energy efficient. By trapping the energy in the honeycomb-like cell structure it makes rooms warmer in the winter months and cooler in the summer months. 

 

This cutting edge design feature is available in a huge selection of colors and sizes adding to the products popularity and versatility to match whatever home design and personal style and function you are looking for. The size of the cell structures can be found in as small as 3/8ths inch to the largest at 2 inches. While you have lots of choice in honeycomb size, you truly have unlimited choice when it comes to color. From muted greys and whites to a dramatic array of colors you are sure to find your perfect match. The variety of colors and sizes is complemented by four choices of finish that help accomplish the purpose and final look you envision for a room. Black out options are available as well as semi-sheer that let in as much light as possible. The favorite light filtering finish provides the balance of privacy and light. 

 

The choices that Blind Appeal provides for cell shades continues on to the operational functions. There is traditional cord operated, as well as the most popular- cordless. Cordless control is the safest for families with children and provides the added benefit of a sleek look and design. For windows that are hard to reach or to advance your window finishing consider the motorized functionality. Finally, what may be the best function of cell shades is the top down, bottom up function. Control the light you're letting in, the privacy you want to maintain, and optimize your beautiful natural views by having the versatility to let light in from the top of the shade as well as the bottom. 

 

Learn more about cellular shades by watching Chris’s video here. We look forward to the next type of window finishing Chris can educate us on with his combination of humor and industry insight. These informative and fun videos from Blind Appeal are ensuring that customers know all they need to make the best decision for their home and families. The best part is, if you have more questions the team at Blind Appeal is only a phone call away.


Jun 01

With the continued news about gas prices rising, product back orders, and low inventory on everything from chicken wings to couches, we are happy to share that Blind Appeal has some fantastic promotions going on right now. Greet the summer sun with all new shades and blinds in your home, and do it at a great low price with these incredible deals. Take a look at these select styles by Hunter Douglas and put some cash back in your pocket just in time for some summer fun.

 

Hunter Douglas has been the leader in blinds since they created the aluminum blind in 1946. They continue to define the industry with exclusive designs and products that deliver revolutionary style and faultless functionality. Innovative, high quality, and timeless designs appeal to any interior design and can be part of your home decor at a low price for a limited time. You instantly get a $100 rebate on qualifying purchases of these select Hunter Douglas window finishes: Luminette Privacy Sheer, Silhouette Window Shadings, and Pirouette Window Shadings. 

 

Luminette Privacy Sheers beautifully diffuse the light in your room for a bright cheerful space. Ideal for large windows and sliding glass doors, this window treatment combines the soft romance of sheers with the drama of drapes. The thoughtfully designed rotating fabric vanes give you 180 degrees of light control. Blind Appeal is currently offering a $100 rebate on your first Luminette Privacy Sheer and an extra $100 rebate on each additional unit purchased. 

Silhouette Window Shadings feature Hunter Douglas’s Signature S-Vane, an engineering triumph only found with Hunter Douglas. The Signature S-Vane design allows Silhouette Shade vanes to appear to magically float between two sheer panels. Both technical and sculptural, these shades diffuse harsh sunlight and create beautiful ambient light throughout your home. When closed the light is softened creating more privacy in your home. You can add this sophisticated and timeless look to your home with an instant $100 rebate on your purchase of two shades and $50 back on each additional unit purchased. 

 

Pirouette Window Shadings feature soft horizontal fabric vanes that appear to float on a sheer backing allowing you to achieve infinite combinations of light control, privacy, and views. This specialized sheer that connects the vanes offers a clear view to the outside while transforming the light inside to a comforting glow. Your first two Pirouette Shades earn you $100 back and every additional unit purchased adds another $50 rebate. 

 

Blind Appeal is offering a great incentive right now to finally get your windows dressed in magical and modern finishes that will create beautiful light, privacy, and highlight your views to the outside. With these rebates you continue to save by buying more. Refinishing your whole home at the greatest price has never been easier or more affordable. Talk to a team member at Blind Appeal today to get your free estimate and begin choosing your custom blinds. Act fast as these savings end June 21, 2021. Don't waste a minute in getting your ideal window shades at the best prices, call Blind Appeal now. 

 

May 25

Looking through the blinds to see sunny days are back! School is almost out and it's time to start thinking of things to do with the family that are safe and fun for the summer days to come. Nothing beats time outside with the family hiking along the trails of our local foothills or national forest lands. With hundreds of miles of trails, Idaho is rich in beautiful outdoor areas to explore. There is also a great selection of city parks in the Treasure Valley that are rich in water features and shaded rest areas as well. If you are looking for options that offer something a bit more unique and provide a safe environment for you and your family there are several great options in the area. Here are a couple of favorite places you should look into this summer to treat your family to a great day out and create some memories that will last forever.

 

Roaring Springs is back for families to cool off and have an exhilarating day with world class water rides. They are also introducing the new Snake River Run ride for the summer of 2021 making this year better than ever! With a double corkscrew and two flying saucers, this thrilling ride is sure to be an instant fan favorite and have your whole family screaming for more. What better way to spend a hot summer day than enjoying a lazy river float or being shot out of a slide into a refreshing pool of water? Splish splash fun!

 

Asana Rock Climbing and Bouldering Gym is a great option to beat the heat and have an exciting experience while building a great outdoor skill. Their skilled staff is ready to get you set up in rental gear and get you on the wall. Challenge your kids to see who can reach the highest summits and enjoy the challenge of this fun activity while building memories and encouraging healthy habits. Try ninja challenges and sign up for an aerial ropes course all at the same great location conveniently located in the heart of Garden City. 

 

Defy is ready to take your summer to new heights. Located in Nampa, this indoor trampoline park is high flying fun for the whole family to jump into. With massive foam pits to fall into and extreme dodgeball matches to compete in there is limitless fun ready for your family. Fun and original features like battle beams and a wall trampoline create unique experiences that are sure to bring lots of laughs and create memories that will last for years to come. They offer great food and snacks so you can stay the whole day and have everything you need.

 

The Treasure Valley is rich in options and opportunities to explore and enjoy the long summer days and warm weather. With businesses able to safely open up with protocols to prevent the spread of illness, it's time to get out and build unforgettable memories with your family. Whether you decide to take the plunge at Roaring Springs, go to new heights at Asana, or jump for joy at Defy, we hope your family enjoys the summer and have some incredible adventures.

 

May 07

With the days getting longer and sunnier, it is time to look forward to being outside enjoying the company of friends and family. Before we can bust out the BBQ and get the lawn games ready, most of us need to freshen up and clean our outdoor entertainment areas. Not only will sprucing up your outdoor space make you feel ready to entertain, a nice cleaning will also support the long life of your outside furniture. 

 

The first step is beautifying your flower beds and flower pots. Weeding out the suckers and clearing space for new flowers welcomes the new season and brings color and life to your backyard. The other benefit of weeding is it is a great workout and can help you get yourself ready for summer too. Get ready to get your hands dirty and put your green thumb to work. When choosing flowers look for bright colors to contrast your home color and brighten up your outdoors with dramatic flare. 

 

Whether you have a concrete patio or a wood deck, you will need to get it cleaned off and spruced up for the summer sun. For a deep powerful clean a power washer is the best solution. If you don't have access to a power washer a simple garden hose with a pressure attachment can do the job. Hose out cobwebs and clear out dirt that has piled up over the past few months. After the washing it is a great time to apply a protective seal to your concrete or wood to ensure it lasts for many more seasons to come. 

 

If you have made the investment in awnings or exterior blinds, it is important to get them spruced up to ensure you have the best looking view and your awning is protected for years to come. Sweeping off the awnings and brushing free the blinds clears out build up of dirt and other debris. There is a variety of cleaners made exclusively for awnings and home exteriors. Be sure to review your warranty and manufacture guidance to choose the cleaning solution that is best suited for your awning. 

 

Once your outdoor entertaining area is cleaned up and your awnings are spruced up for the summer sun, you are ready to enjoy your friends, flowers, and yard games. Before relaxing too much here are a couple of last tips to ensure you get the most out of your outdoor oasis. Take a walk around your home and look closely for any wasp or hornet nests that may have been built since last year. Nothing sours a BBQ faster than the pain of stings. The last tip to ensure fun in the sun is a thorough clean of your BBQ. A well cleaned BBQ will extend the life of your outdoor cooker and make the food taste even better. 

 

If the sun is too bright in your outdoor area and you're tired of chasing umbrellas that have blown down your street, consider installing an awning, a long term solution that can increase your home value and your enjoyment outdoors. Call the team at Blind Appeal today for a consultation on how an awning can rejuvenate your outside entertainment area. 

 

Apr 27

Windows are one of the main selling points of a home. They make rooms feel larger, they add natural light, and they bring the beautiful outdoors inside. When it comes to dressing up our windows many people are still unaware of the variety of options available to them. Many of us assume that venetian blinds and cookie cutter drapes are the only options available. Limiting yourself to the options that are available at big box stores is doing an injustice to your sense of style and your home’s potential. Explore the list of available options and begin to imagine how you might revolutionize your whole home with new window treatments. 

 

Blinds need not be limited to one or two choices. Allure makes incredible transition shades that have wider bands creating a dramatic look. By controlling the light coming into a room these blinds tie together the style of the home with the window treatment in a beautifully natural way. Available in a variety of colors, these blinds can fit any color pallet and style. Lafayette recreates the traditional aluminum blind with dynamic color choices and creative modern twists on the classic venetian blind. Give us a call for more information on how these options might work in your home. 

 

Have you considered how your window treatment might affect your home’s efficiency? The design of honeycomb blinds create another level of insulation for your home. This can keep your home temperature where you want it with the benefit of lower energy fees and attractive soft lighting. Also known as cellular shades, these are attractive, modern, and classy solutions to help you create the room of your dreams. Graber is an excellent brand that is leading in design of honeycomb blinds and creating exciting options. 

 

While windows are beloved by most, the light that they bring in can be disruptive at times. If you are trying to block a glare, create a movie room, or just tone down the light for more restful sleep, these are beautiful and effective solutions. Graber has come up with some very desirable roller and solar shades that filter out the light but not the style. A look that can fit with a classic or modern style, these versatile blinds combine important function with effective beauty. 

 

It's time to experience the full breadth of options that you have when it comes to finishing the look of your windows. There is no need to limit your options based on the selection of big box stores. Do not settle for a one size fits all approach. Blinds that are built for your home and expertly installed will increase your home value and double the amount you love a room. Take some time to look at the diverse selection on our website and start to imagine what look will complete your rooms and improve your view. Don’t stop your imagination with the indoors. Exterior awnings and pergolas as well as shutters can increase the usability and beauty of your outdoor spaces. After a consultation from a trusted pro at Blind Appeal you can finally enjoy the full potential of your home. 

 

Apr 07

There are few things more exciting than owning your own house. In this extremely competitive housing market, there is an even greater sense of relief and accomplishment when finally getting to close on your new home. When all of the paperwork is completed and you finally have the keys the real fun begins! In the first year of owning your home we recommend you channel that excitement and energy into making the home truly your own. Here are some suggestions for three ways to get your personality and style into your new home. 

 

Paint is Powerful

Most new construction and homes staged to sell are painted in muted beiges and greys that are neutral. While these are fine colors they can sometimes lack the excitement that can come from a bold color or accent wall color. There is a whole field of research around how colors impact people and affect moods. While the impact of individual colors varies, the researchers all tend to agree that lack of color and visual interest has a negative impact on mood and mental well being. Finding a strong color helps make the home yours and provides the feel for a room that makes you comfortable and relaxed.

 

Live Plants 

Bring the outside in by incorporating live plants into your decor. From the carefree cactus to lush and full ferns, there are countless houseplants available to incorporate into any room. Aside from being living art work, houseplants have a great deal of benefits. From improving your mood to helping support better air quality the benefits of bringing houseplants into your new home are numerous and varied. One of the biggest benefits of houseplants is that they do make a space uniquely your own. Incorporate plants early on in your home design planning to really make the space feel like your own. 

 

Windows are Wonderful

If eyes are the window to your soul then windows are surely an opportunity to have your soul reflected in your home. The team at Blind Appeal takes pride in their ability to create custom looks that reflect the style and sensibility of any homeowner. From exterior treatments to interior treatmentsBlind Appeal shows the limitless possibilities that owners have to put their personality into their home. In addition to showcasing your design ideas, custom blinds are also a lasting investment in your property and will increase your home's value as well as curb appeal.


When it comes to making your home your own remember these helpful hints to ensure that the home you have reflects the home you want. Embrace bold colors that can have a positive impact on your mood and decor. Introduce plants into every room for living art that purifies your air and clears your head. Give the team at Blind Appeal a call to discuss the options to improve your home’s windows. Above all else, remember not to limit your creativity and embrace your opportunity to make your new house the home you always dreamt of.


Mar 10

Blind Appeal has been honored to serve the Treasure Valley community for over thirteen years. Our commitment to the people of the Treasure Valley goes beyond providing the best quality, customer service, and installation of window treatments. Helping the community is a big part of why our company was founded and why we are so proud to participate in the March to End Hunger food drive with the Boise Rescue Mission. 

 

For the entire month of March, Blind Appeal is joining other business leaders, groups, schools, and teams of all types by hosting a food drive. Now more than ever the most vulnerable need all of the help and support that the community can provide. More and more families are dealing with food shortages and the Boise Rescue Mission needs our help to stock those empty pantries and cupboards. With more people out of work and children out of school the need is great. The March to End Hunger hopes to help meet that need. 

 

In 2020 Idaho saw an increase of 22% of children who face food insecurities. That means another 42,000 children in Idaho are not getting the amount of food they need and likely don't know where their next meal will come from. Food insecurity is something that no child should have to face. We want to do our part to ensure that no child in the Treasure Valley will go without, and no parent should have to face food insecurity alone. The COVID-19 crisis has put an even larger burden on already struggling families. 

 

Blind Appeal believes good leadership is more than just words, it is demonstrated through our actions. This is why we stand behind every installation and product with our own customer service satisfaction guarantee and why we have supported the March to End Hunger every year. We believe in doing right by our customers and our community. We hope our commitment to supporting this year's food drive also inspires others to get involved and do whatever they can to help their neighbors in need. A list of the items that are needed right now for the food drive can be found here. Every little bit helps and is so greatly appreciated. 

 

The Boise Rescue Mission has been restoring hope, faith, and families across the Treasure Valley since 1958. Their six unique locations in Ada and Canyon county serve families and individuals. They know addressing the needs of our community goes beyond food, shelter, and clothing - it is about addressing mental, emotional, and spiritual needs as well. Blind Appeal is proud to participate again this year in the March to End Hunger to help the Rescue Mission fulfill its goals of helping our most vulnerable in the community. This year we would like to reach out to our customers, family, and friends and ask if they would like to participate as well. If you would like to participate with Blind Appeal in the March to End Hunger, please let us know via email (denise@blindappeal.com) or by calling 208-805-0039, or you may give canned food to one of our Blind Appeal Team members.

 

 


Feb 26

Blind Appeal has been serving the Treasure Valley and beyond for over thirteen years. Our family-owned business has been built on the commitment to bringing our customers the highest quality in blinds, shades, shutters, exterior shades and custom draperies. This dedication to excellence in customer service would not be possible without our expert sales and installation team. 

 

Cultivating a team of first class professionals committed to top of the line service who settle for nothing short of perfection is the foundation of Blind Appeal’s success. Leading the Valley’s best sales and installation team is Mike Van Artsdalen. As the Director of Operations, Mike’s job ecompasses all aspects of the Blind Appeal business. Coming from a background in Art Education and the Visual Arts, his eye for aesthetics and design benefit all the Blind Appeal clients as well as our staff. A leader with integrity and generosity, his connection to the community and his commitment to excellence make him an ideal leader.  

    

Blind Appeal’s Field Manager is Chris Meyers. Being in the field and delivering on Blind Appeal’s promise on best pricing and customer satisfaction is a perfect fit for Chris. He shares the team's commitment to excellence in all things and is a gregarious leader who genuinely enjoys meeting new people and helping them realize their dreams for their home. 

    

Without Wendy Arroues Blind Appeal would not be able to reach as many of the Valley’s homes as we do. Wendy is the Sales Development Coordinator and has been with Blind Appeal since the very beginning. Knowing what the customer needs and wants is something that Wendy has been able to anticipate and build on for years. Creating new connections in the Treasure Valley and developing relationships based on the Blind Appeal concept is a natural talent of Wendy’s. She leads a team of dedicated sales associates who are able to build on her dedication and continually grow the Blind Appeal client base.  

    

These three stellar individuals represent a small portion of the Blind Appeal team but are a great example of the type of  stellar individual you will be working with when you get your window treatments with us. It is based on the trust and confidence that they have in their team at every turn that they are able to stand behind their service guarantee and customer satisfaction guarantee. Our service guarantee means that our customers get the piece of mind that the Blind Appeal team will exceed your expectations and the job is not done until our customers are satisfied. Even better, a Blind Appeal customer will never pay for any service or repair for any product you purchase from us (the one exception being our motorized products which come with a 5 year warranty on motors).    

 

You simply cannot have the level of guarantees and commitments to customer satisfaction without having the finest team of professionals in the business. Give the thoughtful team at Blind Appeal a call today and let us show you not only how beautiful your windows can be, but also how incredible customer service can be. 

 

Feb 19

If you are trying to find a way to block harsh light without sacrificing any of your view from your windows then consider an outdoor shade or awning. The dedicated team at Blind Appeal has a sophisticated and effective selection of outdoor shades that will meet the needs of any room. If an outdoor window treatment is something you have been considering, now is the time to start working with the team at Blind Appeal to get your design selected, ordered, and scheduled for installation before the gorgeous days of spring and summer set in. 

 

Outdoor shades and awnings can provide just the right amount of sunblock while also creating a pleasing exterior look that will add interest and appeal to your home's appearance. Working with the best brands in the industry, Blind Appeal has a selection of choices for you to find the perfect exterior finish to your windows. 

 

Exterior shades and awnings are not only visually appealing, they also are an ideal solution to manage unwanted glare and can help control the heat coming into your room from sun exposure. This maximizes the usability of any room at any time of day while not having to lose any of your incredible views. Even better, these are a great option to increase your home’s sustainability as these exterior window treatments help save energy.  

    

Think about your outdoor spaces and the beautiful areas you have created to enjoy time with guests and family. Outdoor shades and awnings are a perfect solution to making sure that you can enjoy your outdoor spaces in any weather. Adding a shade cover to a pergola is a great way to protect from harmful UV and make your pergola or poolside spot a perfect shady oasis from the harsh summer sun. An awning over a deck or patio just outside your home will keep the sun or rain from chasing you indoors when you want to be outside enjoying the view with friends and family. 

 

Blind Appeal has a selection of classic designs and modern looks to fit with any architectural theme ensuring that your outdoor window treatments look as if they have always belonged. Our talented team will work with you to come up with a design that will meet all of your needs. Blind Appeal is the Treasure Valley’s connection to all the latest with window treatments so you know you will have all the best options and up to date technology. 

 

No longer worry about harmful UV light damaging art on the walls or fading the fabrics on your furniture. You don't have to choose between the view and harsh sun glare anymore. Get the full enjoyment out of your windows while adding a classy addition to your home’s exterior look with an outdoor window treatment or awning.

 

The team at Blind Appeal is the best in the business when it comes to providing outdoor window treatments. If we don't have something you love then we can work with you on a custom design built to meet your needs. Don't waste any time. Call the team at Blind Appeal and set up your quote and consultation today.


Feb 01

When deciding how to finish a window in your home or place of business there are seemingly limitless choices. How do you sort through all of the options and get the quality and finish that functions for you and your home the way you need it to? We are here to help! We have decades of experience to help you choose window finishes and can provide you with a free quote. We carry the leading brands to cover your needs for any type of window finish. One option that is continuing to be popular among decorators are roller shades. 

 

Designer roller shades are a popular choice with a modern finish. The sleek design and clean lines of roller shades are available in a variety of styles and finishes fit to match any room and interior design. Customers love roller blinds because of their space saving and clean look. The sleek design of roller blinds are dust resistant and will look modern and fresh in your home. If there are allergy concerns in your home roller blinds are an obvious choice to help control irritating dust.

 

Choices of finish for roller blinds have come a long way from the roller blinds of our parents years. One of the many exciting choices is how much light you want your blinds to let in. The light controlling solar filtering aspect of roller blinds has elevated this window finishing option to an even more desirable ranking. Sheer fabrics provide an airy and translucent finish that lets the outdoors in while still providing an air of privacy. A stronger light filtering choice provides the outline of outdoor features while still allowing the outside to come in; a dramatic finish for rooms with mountain views. The room darkening options are a perfect solution for an office or sun rich room that needs to be dimmed occasionally for clear view of screens and an overall relaxing effect. The black out option instantly turns any room into a home theater, or provides a night-like feel that supports a restful sleep at any time of day. 

    

You will love the versatility these window finishes will give you in deciding how to style and decorate your home. You will also appreciate how clean these window finishes look. Dust clings to curtains and can be hard to clean from venitian blind style window coverings. These window finishes clean easier and stay clean longer, keeping your windows the beautiful focal point they are meant to be. Enjoy your windows more and clean your window treatments less with a roller shade finish. 

    

Our specialists can help you decide what style and finish is right for you. Our products are manufactured by the leaders in the industry with care to detail and customer satisfaction our main concern. Our work and products are guaranteed so you never need to worry about quality and finish when you choose a window finish from Blind Appeal. Give us a call to learn more about this modern option for your home!


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