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Aug 25

There are so many high quality shutters out there that it makes it difficult to find the exact right one that is best for your home and your needs. Well fret no more! We have put together a quick reference guide in this article that will help you learn a little bit more about the types of shutters there are and their features. If you like what you see, then don’t hesitate to reach out to our amazing sales team! They would love to hear from you and will be happy to answer any questions about shutters or any other window covering you might have. 

 

Shutter Crafts

Shutter Crafts shutters are made in Idaho and are an Idaho company, located in Nampa. If you want to support local and still have amazing shutters, then this is the place for you! Here are some of their shutter features.

 

Shutter Crafts Plantation Shutters

  • Superb light and noise control
  • Better energy efficiency
  • Easy to clean
  • Classy appearance
  • Increased durability
  • Custom built for your windows
  • Custom paint and stain finishes
  • Years of hassle-free operation
  • Contributes to the resale value of your home
  • Available in either hardwood or PolyWood

 

Hunter Douglas Newstyle® Hybrid Shutters

Similar to the Norman Ultra, these are also high quality composite shutters that combine real wood with manmade materials to create a powerful, durable, and high performance window covering. Here are some of their key features:

 
  • Proprietary Softclose™ Louvers system. Makes it easy to open and shut your shutters with the touch of a finger
  • Hybrid materials means you get the best of both worlds when it comes to having the look and feel of wood with the added durability of polypropylene
  • Finetech Finish means that this low-luster finish replicates the warmth and character of hardwood
  • UltraGrain finish makes the final product look and feel just like natural wood
  • Handcrafted quality in their dovetail design which helps increase strength and durability
  • Can fit a variety of shapes and sizes to fit your residential or commercial needs

 

Hunter Douglas Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters

 

  • Perfect for hot and humid climates. Whether at the beach house or at a cabin in a rainy area, these shutters will not warp, peel, fade, or chip
  • Great water resistance due to the unique polystain compound that make them perfect for humid climates
  • The DuraLux™ finish makes your shutters look like hand painted wood featuring rich matte finishes
  • Motorized. These shutters can be equipped with their special PowerView automation system to help make your entire home hands free

 

Norman® Ultra Shutters

Norman is a brand synonymous with quality. Their Ultra line is no different! The Ultra line is the culmination of over 20 years of innovation and craftsmanship. Check out these highlights!

 

  • Made with over 30% more wood than their traditional wood composite shutters which makes them stronger, bigger, and more robust
  • Invisible hinge design offers a contemporary and clean look
  • Prescription wood conditioning. They will specially treat your wood depending on the climate your home is in to ensure a long lasting fit and durability
  • Specialized “Invisible Tilt” louvers make it look like your shutters are moving like magic
  • Mobile app ready so you can control your whole home from your smartphone
  • Heirloom joinery. Solid and elegant joinery makes these shutters beyond compare
  • Tons of color and finish options to make them fit into any home or office space

 

Graber Shutters

Graber shutters are very high quality and come in a variety of styles and configurations. They offer two main categories of shutters: Wood and Composite.

 

Wood Shutters

  • Hand crafted from real wood
  • Adds a more timeless elegance than a synthetic material
  • Environmentally sustainable and friendly woods and stains used
  • Lots of color and stain depth options to choose from
  • Customizable to fit your home
  • Perfect for a “cabin” inspired decorating scheme or a modern rustic theme

    

Composite Shutters

  • Offer real wood style, but at a lesser cost
  • More durable than wood and more stain/blemish resistant
  • Perfect for homes in high humidity climates 
  • Resists warping and flexing in extreme warm or cold weather
  • Paneling as wide as 36” which makes them ideal for larger windows and offers a clearer outside view

 

Still need help deciding? Give us a call today! We are happy to answer any questions you may have and give you a free quote. 

 

Aug 07

We are blessed to have the best employees in the world here at Blind Appeal. We are so happy to have the pleasure of working with these great people day to day as we serve our wonderful customers. We are excited for this opportunity to help you get to know one of our amazing employees a little bit better. Introducing our newest addition: Chris Meyers!

Meet Chris Meyers!

 

How long have you worked for Blind Appeal?

I jumped on board with Blind Appeal last month, July 13th.

What is your favorite part about working for Blind Appeal?

My favorite part of working with Blind Appeal is meeting new people and building relationships with our partners! It is always good to be of service to the individuals and companies who are constantly building this valley as one of the fastest growing valleys in the country!

What is your favorite part about being a member of the sales team?

It’s in the phrase itself, “Team.” I have already mentioned it to some partners that I work directly with on our sales team: the office staff, Wes, Ryan, and Nichole as a team member. I grew up playing team sports so doing my part and having the confidence that they are the best at what they do will increase business all around. My job is to help the sales team increase their sales and that is rewarding.

Do you have a favorite story or memory from working at Blind Appeal that you would like to share?

I’ve only been with Blind Appeal for 3 weeks now, so I haven’t had too much time to build an abundance of memories. Everything thus far has been about getting to know the team. I am sure I’ll have plenty of memories to share in the near future, from failing at golf, Dodgers vs Giants rivalries, etc. But as of now, I don’t really have anything too exciting to share.

 

We are a family owned and operated company that strives to bring our customers the utmost in quality blinds, shades, shutters, exterior shades, and custom draperies. If you have been thinking about updating your window coverings, give us a call! One of the members of our wonderful sales team would love to talk with you about the services we offer and provide you with a free estimate, all from the comfort of your own home! 

Our sales staff can walk you through all of the details. Request your free quote today!


Jul 31

The summer heat is upon us and that means that it is time to be more diligent about keeping your shades down during the day while the sun’s light is most intense. If you don’t have the right shades you could be paying more in energy bills for air conditioning than you need to. We want to do the right thing and balance style with UV and heat protection all while staying within budget. It’s a lot to consider! There are many great reasons to have high quality shades for your home, so let’s go over a few!

 

Cellular & Honeycomb Shades

If you are pinching every last penny until it hurts, then these are the shades for you! The unique honeycomb design offers a closed cell that traps pockets of air which then act as a powerful barrier between the harsh sun outdoors and the cool air indoors. Don’t worry! They also help you stay warm in the winter by providing a barrier to the frigid cold outside. If you’re wanting to save the absolute most on your energy bills, then these shades are the ones for you. They are a “stylish way to boost the energy efficiency in your home.”

 

Layered or Transitional Shades

Want a great way to add style and flourish to your home without sacrificing utility? Layered Shades are the perfect way to help outfit your home with powerful furniture saving UV blocking technology while still being able to express yourself in your home decoration choices. These enchanting shades come in a variety of colors and styles to fit your every design need. They also feature a flexible set of features to help with light control in your living spaces. Their design involves combining two closely linked layers of fabric with tightly woven bands of color. The sheer fabric helps block sunlight’s UV rays from damaging your carpet, paintings, and furniture, while the solid stripes help with light control during the sunny hours. You really can have it all!

 

Solar And Roller Shades

If you have a house with lots of south facing windows, then this might be the perfect fit for you. Solar shades offer an entirely customizable level of sun and UV protection while giving you an elegant design that will uplift any household decor plan. The sheer fabric and light colors of solar shades are the perfect way to turn harsh glaring light into soft and flattering filtered light. If you’re a fan of a more modern look, roller shades might be the option for you. They are lightweight and easy to clean and are simple to operate. They can also help you have fewer hanging cords around the house that could get tangled or caught on furniture or could present a hazard for children. Safety and convenience in one great package!

 

In Conclusion

Speaking of having it all, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for your next window covering purchase. We can provide a helpful expert led in-home estimate that can have you well on your way to outfitting your home with energy and money saving shades that work best for you. No matter the budget, we can help make sure you have the right coverings you’ll need this year. Give us a call at: (208) 888-1056. We can’t wait to hear from you!

 

Jul 06

Amish gazebos… what a classic in beauty and style. Before there was a “she shed” there was the gazebo. They are beautifully hand crafted from wood, elegant in design, and will stand the test of time. We are proud to announce that we are now offering Amish gazebos for our customers! If you’ve ever wanted to have something that has the functionality of a she shed but with the classic beauty and versatility of a covered porch space, then an Amish gazebo is the perfect choice for your household!

 

What Can I Use A Gazebo For, Exactly?

Great question! Entertaining outdoors comes with a variety of challenges. If the weather is nice and sunny, you can run the risk of exposing your guests to too much direct sunlight or heat. If it’s windy or rainy, then your guests will want to have some shelter from the elements. If you don’t have any sort of semi permanent shelter set up outside, then the actual days and seasons in which you can comfortably entertain guests is very limited. When you have something like a covered porch or pergola or gazebo (or all three!) then you can offer your guests some respite from the elements any day of the year. That means more BBQ's, more movie nights, and more Easter Egg hunts for you and your family, regardless of the weather! 

 

Gazebo Varieties

Gazebos can come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. They can be round or octagonal or even square. They can be made of vinyl or wood or a mixture of both! Some can even be metal. Some styles of Amish gazebos can have a single roof or even a double roof. The second roof is called a cupola. So much to customize, so little time! We can help you pick the perfect gazebo for your outdoor area.

 

Your Favorite Indoor Activities, Elevated Outdoors.

Do you love to curl up with a light shawl and cup of coffee and a good book? If you had a gazebo, you could do that just about any day of the year in the middle of nature’s beauty. Summertime? Get yourself a cold iced lemonade and your favorite puzzle book for an afternoon of refreshment and brain teasers. Do you love movie night? Why not put a sheet up on the outside of your house and watch a favorite movie on a projector from the comfort of your new gazebo? Is it raining out and you don’t feel like going to the park and getting soaked? Grab your favorite spooky novel and a cup of steaming cocoa and take in some fresh air under your gazebo. Have a newborn and it’s tummy time? Take the little one outside and do tummy time in the beautiful outdoors while staying in the shade in your gazebo! So many great activities that you can do each day that are so much better and more fun if you do them in a gazebo.

 

Want A Gazebo? Give Us A Call!

We are so excited to be offering high quality Amish gazebos for sale. Give us a call to have one of our experts provide a free estimate and walkthrough today: (208) 888-1056. Click our Contact page here for more ways to get a hold of us. You will be glad you did!

 

Jun 30

Who doesn’t love choices? When it comes to relaxing on your back porch or entertaining guests year round, it’s great to have as many choices as possible! With a beautiful Pergotenda by Corradi, you can have tons of choices and options for exactly how you want your porch area to look. If you’re looking for a customizable covered porch solution that is motorized and easy to use or if you’re just looking for something new that your neighbors won’t already have, the Pergotenda is the perfect choice for your home.

 

What is a Pergotenda?

A Pergotenda is a specialized sliding covering system for porches that’s been created and patented by high quality manufacturer, Corradi. This system allows your porch to have a retractable roof and walls so you can control the amount of sunlight and shade in your exterior porch for more months out of the year than when using a standard covered porch. During the summer months while it’s hot and sunny, you can keep the roof closed and maybe open a wall or two to let a breeze through. In the fall, you can keep the roof open to let the stars shine through and keep the walls up for some extra warmth. In the winter you can batten down the hatches and have the roof and all walls closed to keep you and your guests nice and comfy and out of the elements. 

 

Check Out These Amazing Pergotenda Videos!

Why take our word for it? Watch these fantastic videos of Corradi’s spectacular Pergotenda system in action. With a push of a button you can open the roof, or change the direction of the roof slats. You can have a wall section slide down or up to let a cool breeze in. When it’s time to lock up for the night you can shut everything again to keep rain and debris from entering your nice porch space. See the awesomeness for yourself here on this page that is packed full of great videos for you to enjoy: https://www.blindappeal.com/products/exterior_shades_awnings/pergotendas/

 

Check Out These Photos Too

Well, videos are nice but a picture is truly worth a thousand words! Check out a wide variety of options available to you with your next Pergotenda from Corradi. A louvered roof system is a great way to keep the sun out of your area for when it’s too hot or you can let the sun shine in if you’re out relaxing and getting a sun tan. These photos are great because they show just how versatile this system is and why it is one of the absolute must haves for the summer. You’ll want to zoom in super close to see the great details and features available in every Pergotenda!

https://www.blindappeal.com/products/exterior_shades_awnings/pergotendas/#nanogallery/nanoGallery1/72157714667269487

 

Time To Call

What time is it? It’s time to give us a call in order to get a FREE no obligation estimate. Let us send an expert over to you that will help answer any questions you may have and will be able to give you the best setup to fit your needs on your outdoor living product purchase. Give us a call to set up an appointment: (208) 888-1056. We can’t wait to hear from you. 

 

Jun 19

Summertime means higher temperatures in and around your home and with it come higher energy bills. There are dozens of ways you can optimize your home both inside and out so that you can save on energy costs, but one of the best ways is to reduce the amount of harsh sunlight that enters your home through your windows. That’s right. Putting up a new set of high tech modern shades in your windows is the perfect way to stay cool this summer and keep more money in your pocketbook. Let’s look at some of the brands and styles that you may want to have in your home this year!

 

High Tech Solutions To An Old Fashioned Problem

Sometimes you have to go a bit high tech when it comes to lowering your summer energy costs. In that case, we recommend adding motorization technology to your current shades or by purchasing new shades and installing the motorization features along with them. We can help you with both! We have a team of experts that can help give you a consultation on the best ways to add high tech mechanization to your home’s window coverings. With mechanization also comes automation! You can even hook up your motorized shades to your home’s smart station like Alexa or Google’s Home. They can then be set to open and close your blinds according to the current time of day and weather outside to make sure you get the most out of your technology and your blinds. 

 

Do As The Romans Do

Roman interior shades are an excellent addition to your home’s decor that will also help you save on your summer cooling costs. Roman style shades are a classic way to add a touch of sophisticated style and elegance to any room in the house. They also make fantastic sun blockers and come in a wide variety of styles, colors, and thicknesses. Get these especially if you have a lot of long vertical windows in your home. 

 

Interior Shades

Speaking of high technology, interior solar shades have some of the most high tech features on the market. Special metallic fabric helps to reduce the noticeable glare in your home yet let enough filtered light through to help reduce the need for lights during the day. Interior shades also help reduce heat energy build up by blocking much of the sun’s harmful UV rays from entering your windows. 

 

Our Service Guarantee

One of the best reasons to buy from Blind Appeal, aside from our excellent customer service and knowledgeable staff of experts, is our service guarantee. Any blinds or window treatments  purchased from Blind Appeal are backed not only by a manufacturer’s lifetime warranty, but even more importantly, are backed by Blind Appeal’s Service Guarantee. You will never pay for any service or repair for any product you purchase from Blind Appeal. The one exception is for Motorized products which come with a 5 year warranty on motors. If a motor ever does fail after 5 years, the only cost you would pay is the actual cost of a new or repaired motor. No additional service fees would ever be added. Interested? Call us today to get a free in-home estimate!

 

With that in mind, we hope that you have a safe and fun summer and are able to stay cool while saving money on energy costs!

 

May 29

We have so many great products to offer that are of the utmost quality and craftsmanship, but there is one brand that we’d like to highlight today: Corradi USA. We are proud to be carrying several of their products and we’d like to go over some of their special features and properties so you can find the right Corradi product for your home or business. That’s right, they can be used for commercial purposes as well! Let’s dive into more of what they have to offer. 

 

Exterior solar motorized shades by Corradi

Welcome to the future. With some sort of smart speaker (like Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Home) in just about every household these days, it’s no wonder that home automation demand is skyrocketing. If you have a smartphone and/or a smart speaker in your home, then you can control your shades with the touch of a button or a simple voice command. Adding this product to your home can take a regular home and turn it into a smart home. Did you know that smart-device controlled shades can help you save money? You can automate when the shades are open or closed to help better regulate your home’s temperature year round. Being smart really pays off in this case!

 

Corradi specializes in high end window coverings, including their highly sought after line of exterior solar motorized shades. Their exterior shades can be the perfect addition to your backyard sun porch area or can make a huge difference to your clients in an outdoor commercial environment. They can be installed at the opening of your garage and transform your garage into an insect free “extra” room that can be fun for the whole family year round. This is a really great choice if you need shade or insect protection in your home or small business outdoor dining area. If you have a west or south facing patio, then you’ll definitely want to install some exterior shades like these.

 

Awnings

Corradi is a great choice for awnings. They use high tech and high quality fabrics from renowned suppliers and innovators like Para, Mermet, and Phifer. They make incredible awnings that provide excellent solar heat protection, light reduction, protection from harmful UV rays, and are made of Microban specialized antimicrobial protection that will help prevent rot and bacterial contamination. 

 

Make sure your next awning is a Corradi awning. They come in a variety of colors and shades like White, Desert Sand, Mocha, and Beige. You can really customize your outdoor dining or entertaining experience at your home to make sure that your guests are impressed and having fun. They even have great options and built in durability to help protect you and their fabrics from wind, rain, and other elemental factors. 

 

Conclusion

So, if you’re in the market for some good exterior solar shades or a new awning or just about any other window covering need, then make sure to give us a call and make sure to ask about one of our favorite brands, Corradi USA, a great company making exceptional products in Texas.

 

Feb 28

Let’s shed that winter hibernation and embrace the spring! There is so much to do and enjoy out in the Treasure Valley this year, it can be nearly impossible to keep track of it all. We have put together a handy guide to help you hit some of the highlights of this spring’s fun family friendly activities. 

 

Treefort Music Festival: March 25 - 29, 2020

Just in case you’ve been hiding under a rock this last decade, Treefort music festival is quickly growing into one of the hottest and biggest events in Boise each year. It started humbly in 2012 with just over 140 bands (mostly small and local bands) to 500 bands in 2020 featuring smash hit artists like Calexico, Chromatics, and Prefuse 73 to name a few. Pick up your tickets here:https://www.treefortmusicfest.com/tickets/

 

If music isn’t your thing, or you’re looking for something that is a little out of the ordinary from the typical wild concert, Treefort is still an amazing place to take the family! They have a slew of other events called “Forts” that feature food and activities ranging from gourmet food prepared live by all-star chefs to a curated film festival called “Filmfort.” There truly is something going on for everyone and there are lots of family friendly activities for all to enjoy. Get your fort on!

 

The Children’s Museum Of Idaho Presents Spring Break Space Camp: March 24 - 26, 2020 

If you have kids ages from 4 through 6, then this is the perfect space themed educational camp adventure for them! Register at the Idaho Children’s Museum of Idaho here: https://www.cmidaho.org/event/earth-space-spring-break-camp/. The price for the entire three day camp is just $65 (for one adult and one child) or $50 if you are a member of the museum. Activities include a chance to make their own spin art nebula, play the Mission to Space game, explore the moon, star formation and lunar landscapes, discuss what it might be like to mine an asteroid, and much more! If you have a future STEM professional in the family, then this is the perfect place for them.

 

The Idaho Fish and Game MK Nature Center: Year Round

Located just off of Warm Springs near the Albertson’s corporate campus, the MK Nature Center is a great place to take the whole family for an educational adventure in nature without having to drive outside city limits. You and your family can enjoy (for free) a guided streamwalk tour where you’ll see and learn about the plants and animals that make up Idaho’s amazing ecosystem. Or, if you want something a little different, they are putting on a fun event all about eggs found in nature. It is on Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at their main center off of Warm Springs. Learn more information here: https://idfg.idaho.gov/event/weekend-wildlife-nature-activities-eggs

 

At this event, you and your kids will learn all about the different kinds of eggs found in nature and the animals that lay them. There will even be a hunt for natural eggs all around the nature center. This is a perfect companion to Easter celebrations!

 

Feb 11

The truly best part about the Blind Appeal business is our employees. We are so happy to have the pleasure of working with these great people day in and day out as we install the best window coverings in the valley. We are excited for this great opportunity to help you get to know three more of our amazing employees a little bit better. Introducing the Sales Team!

 

Meet Ryan Van Artsdalen!

 

My favorite part of working for Blind Appeal is meeting new people every day and helping them design this part of their home. I have worked for Blind Appeal for 3 years.

 

We have a strong sales team, led by Frank, and we all take pride in the product and service we provide. Every day presents a new challenge so it keeps our creative minds activated. I enjoy the feedback every time someone has our locally manufactured shutters installed, or our motorized Corradi exterior shades set. Those two products meet or exceed expectations every time!

 

Meet Nichole Kellogg!

 

My favorite part of working for Blind Appeal is meeting different people everyday. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some amazing people in our communities! I have worked for Blind Appeal for 3 years. 

 

My favorite part of working on the sales side is that every single day is different. It makes me feel very good and happy when a customer texts or emails me after installation and tells me how happy they are. 

 

Meet Wes Tankersley!

 

My favorite part about working at Blind Appeal is the great people that work here as well as the great customers we have a chance to serve on a daily basis.I have worked at Blind Appeal for 9 months now as I transitioned from being a full time school teacher to a salesman last June.

 

My favorite part of being a member of the sales team is the fact that I am in charge of what happens. I have the opportunity to help customers on a daily basis and help them complete their homes the way they like.

 

We are a family owned and operated company that strives to bring our customers the utmost in quality blinds, shades, shutters, exterior shades, and custom draperies. If you have been thinking about updating your window coverings, give us a call! One of the members of our wonderful sales team would love to talk with you about the services we offer and provide you with a free estimate, all from the comfort of your own home! 

 

Spring is just right around the corner and there are some great deals available. Our sales staff can walk you through all of the details and talk to you about a big promotion with Graber. Contact us now to learn more about the FREE cordless lift upgrade available until April 22nd, 2020. Graber will be offering FREE cordless lift on Graber Cellular, Pleated, Natural, Roller, Solar, Fresco Roman, and Fabric Shades. Request your free quote today!

 

Feb 07

Nothing beats living in a house equipped with great window coverings. In the summer, you can keep your living areas cooler and darker so that you can catch a cat nap even in harsh summer heat. In the winter, good window coverings can help you to save money on your heating bills and keep your rooms a little warmer by increasing insulation and trapping more heat. Window coverings may not be the centerpiece of every home, but they are the cherry on top of a delicious sundae. We have great window coverings on offer in a wide variety of styles and types, but today we wanted to focus on hardwood blinds. That’s because they are a modern yet timeless look that will inspire your guests and delight your family with their ease of use and stunning visuals.

 

They Increase The Resale Value Of Your Home

Bar none, one of the easiest ways to increase your home’s resale value, aside from burying a pot of gold in the backyard, is to install a complete set of hardwood blinds like the ones we have from Graber which offer the natural beauty of sustainably sourced North American hardwood. Turn your home into a real estate agent’s dream by installing a set of hardwood blinds in your home. Whether you’re selling soon or just investing in your future, you’ll want to equip your house with these exquisite window coverings.  

 

They Are Easy To Maintain

So, not only are hardwood blinds a great way to increase your home’s resale value, but they are also going to save you valuable time in their maintenance. They are as easy to take care of as they are elegant and will save you dozens of hours of dusting, scrubbing, and refitting that other blinds require. What are you going to spend your new found hours on? The choice is yours when you choose hardwood blinds for your home! 

 

We Install Them For You

Speaking of saving time, (and stress!) we install these for you! That’s right. Our experienced team of professional installers will make sure that your purchase is well taken care of as they are installed the right way for your home and your needs. We take the guesswork out of buying and installing beautiful window coverings in Boise, Meridian, and the rest of the Treasure Valley!

 

Lifetime Value And Service

Don’t worry, once our friendly and knowledgeable technicians leave your home, we won’t forget you. Our products are not only backed by the manufacturer's lifetime warranty, but they are also backed by our Blind Appeal Service Guarantee. You will never pay for any service or repair for any product you purchase from Blind Appeal. The one exception is for Motorized products which come with a 5 year warranty on motors. If a motor ever does fail after 5 years, the only cost you would pay is the actual cost of a new or repaired motor. No additional service fees would ever be added. How’s that for a great added bonus?

 

Conclusion

In conclusion, you’ll want to contact us today to learn more about our amazing hardwood blinds offerings and how we can get started on installing them in your home today! We’re happy to answer your questions and can offer you a free estimate.

 

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