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Oct 17

Continuing with your blog series this month, we are going to talk more about how you can take steps to make your home more safe for children especially when it comes to window coverings like blinds and drapes and shades. We’re going to go over some of the top safety tips that you can implement today as well as where you can find tons of other incredibly useful resources that will help keep your home safe for children in all areas beyond just window accessories.

 

Reduce Window Access

One of the easiest safety precautions you can do is to reduce a child’s access to the corded window covering area. Move furniture away from windows, including cribs, beds, toy chests, and tables. Make sure they are on a separate wall entirely if possible. Instruct your children to not play on or around windows or window sills and to not play with drapes or other accessories.  

 

Fix Dangling Cords

Next, you can go around your home and inspect your window coverings that have cords. Make sure that all dangling cords are up and securely out of the reach of children. Anchor your continuous loop cords securely to the floor and make sure that tassel cords are pulled as short as possible. 

 

Take The Quiz

For more safety information regarding childproofing your window areas and beyond (like the kitchen and bathroom) feel free to take about five minutes out of your day to complete the informative safety quiz provided by the Window Covering Safety Council. This quiz will help you to better childproof your home and the homes of your family and friends who will be caretakers of your children. Take the quiz and spread the word and see what you could be doing to help make your home safer for everybody this year. You can find the full quiz here: https://windowcoverings.org/wp_quiz/wcsc-safety-quiz/

 

Conclusion

Safety is always a top priority around here. If you have any questions about blind safety or any other window covering related issue, we would love to hear from you. Contact us today to get started.


If you’re curious about any of our products or services, then we are absolutely here to help. We proudly provide, install, and service blinds, shades, shutters and exterior shades for families all across the Treasure Valley. Give your home a great present this year and give us a call.

 

Oct 17

It’s October and that means it’s National Window Covering Safety Month. Today we are going to share some information about this month and the reason it exists as well as some tips for helping to keep your home safe this October and every month beyond. If you have any safety questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us and we can help you right away. You can do so by contacting us here or by giving us a call at: (208) 888-1056. Without further ado, here is some information on the month-long campaign and some safety tips for your home. 

 

What Is National Window Covering Safety Month?

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) of the United States Of America has concluded that corded window coverings are among the top five hidden hazards within American homes today. According to the Window Covering Safety Council, “Corded window coverings are a strangulation hazard as infants and young children can accidentally become entangled in the cords. A serious accident can only take seconds. The CPSC, the window covering industry, and consumer safety advocates all agree that only cordless window coverings or those with inaccessible cords should be used in homes with young children.”

 

What Is Something That I Can Do To Help Make My Home Safer?

That’s a great question! We definitely have a lot of recommendations for keeping your home safer in these circumstances. First off, we recommend that you replace all corded blinds, drapes, and other types of window coverings that contain cords with non-corded corresponding options. To help identify which ones are the best kid-safe alternatives, we recommend looking for the “Best For Kids” certification logo on your next purchase. This certification means that the product is best suited for use in homes with young children. You’ll want to purchase one of these products as a suitable replacement for your window covering products. 

 

How Does A Manufacturer Get Designated “Best For Kids”? 

According to the Window Covering Safety Council, in order to be eligible for this certification, manufacturers must meet the specified program criteria and submit their window covering products to a designated third party testing laboratory. Once products pass testing, they may be labeled Best for Kids™. Best for Kids products are currently available at major retailers across the country. This means that you can confidently purchase products for your home that have this certification. It’s an easy and worry free way to help you ensure that you are buying a safer product for your home and family. 

 

Conclusion

Safety is always a top priority around here. If you have any questions about blind safety or any other window covering related issue, we would love to hear from you. Contact us today to get started.
If you’re curious about any of our products or services, then we are absolutely here to help. We proudly provide, install, and service blinds, shades, shutters and exterior shades for families all across the Treasure Valley. Give your home a great present this year and give us a call.

 

Sep 22

Summer time means fun in the sun, outdoors, and amazing barbeque’s with your friends and family. Well, that is all fine and good for us and for our adventures, but it isn’t so good to have all that sunlight just blasting directly into your home day after day, bleaching carpet and furniture and deteriorating art and decorations and spiking our cooling bills month after month. Fear not! We recommend that you pick up some of our high quality shade products, of which there are many! Learn more about our shades on offer and you will find yourself made in the shade this summer (and beyond). 

 

What Are The Benefits Of Shades In Your Home?

Shades are uniquely able to help you in a decorating sense. They can combine the soft look of curtains with the functions and settings that blinds can offer. They are a happy medium that gives you both look and functionality without compromise on price or appeal.

 

Thermal efficiency:

Shades help to lock in cool air while at the same time blocking and insulating your home from harsh sunlight and warm air. 

 

Money saving:

They can help you save money on both your cooling bill and in preventing damage to your carpets, furniture, and walls. 

 

Customization all around:

Our shades come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes to match just about every home. You can choose from different fabrics, colors, patterns, and textures. Shop now to learn more!

 

Increased privacy:

Blocking light isn’t just about thermal efficiency anymore. Shades help you and your family stay out of the spotlight when it comes to privacy in your home. Install shades like ours on offer and you’re installing peace of mind, which really doesn’t have a price tag. 

 

Many brands to choose from:

Unlike the Model T’s paint job, (kid’s ask your grandparents!), you can have a brand or color in any variety you’d like, including black. Our brands include top name brands like Hunter Douglas Designer Banded Shades, Alta Dual Shades, Lafayette Transitional Shades or Graber Mezzanine Shades, and more. Check out our shades page for complete details or give us a call today to set up a FREE estimate! 208-888-1056.

 

Backed by our Blind Appeal Service Guarantee

Our one of a kind service guarantee allows you to shop with confidence and is a HUGE value add when compared to cut-rate competitors who may sell you a bottom dollar shade setup, but then offer no help if anything goes wrong. Not us! You will never pay for any service or repair for shades you purchase from Blind Appeal. 

 

Conclusion

Contact us today to purchase some shades for your home or office. If you’re curious about any of our products or services, then we are absolutely here to help. We proudly provide, install, and service blinds, shades, shutters and exterior shades for families all across the Treasure Valley. Give your home a great present this year and give us a call.

 

Sep 06

For every homeowner, there comes a time when you stop looking for “good enough for now” and you start looking for the perfect fit. No more do you just go with the flow, but you take the reins and say that yes, you want something that looks nice and has the air of luxury without going overboard. When that time comes, then it must mean that you are ready to install luxurious, sophisticated, and beautiful locally made custom hardwood shutters. Let’s learn more about what hardwood shutter options Blind Appeal offers and how you can get started today on going past “good enough” into “great!”

 

Locally Made Here In The Treasure Valley

That’s right. Just like our favorite restaurants and coffee spots, our hardwood shutters are locally sourced! Our selection of hardwood shutters are made right here in the Treasure Valley and they’re the very best in the entire area, bar none. These local treats are sure to impress your friends and family and have the added bonus of allowing you to feel good about your purchase because all of the proceeds go to local family owned businesses like ours. 

 

Customization To The Moon And Back!

Oh holy smokes, do we have options for you when it comes to these excellent shutters. First of all, hardwood is beautiful in and of itself, yet we keep gilding the lily by adding even more options, looks, and styles to boot! Here are some of the customization options we have on offer:

 

  • Size customizations including height and width
  • Hidden tilt or split tilt louver design
  • Paint color match
  • Over 50 paint colors and styles to choose from
  • Customize your own stain shade
  • Horizontal or vertical louvers with tilt bar
  • And so much more! Just ask us!

 

Going Once! Going Twice! You’re Covered By Two Warranties Which Is Twice As Nice!

We didn’t mean for that to rhyme, but that’s ok that it did because it is true. All of our stunning hardwood shutters come with a manufacturer’s guarantee that protects against warping, yellowing, or cracking (and more! Read the fine print for more details). Those very same shutters are also covered by our very own Lifetime Warranty which includes all of above protections plus our top of the line 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.

 

Conclusion

Contact us today to purchase some excellent hardwood shutters for your home or office and say goodbye to “good enough” once and for all. If you’re curious about any of our products or services, then we are absolutely here to help. We proudly provide, install, and service blinds, shades, shutters and exterior shades for families all across the Treasure Valley. Give your home a great present this year and give us a call.

 

Aug 02

Each year, Blind Appeal and partners are proud to support different community causes. We pride ourselves on our various outreach initiatives from helping feed the homeless to raising money for women’s education to donating funds to local sports organizations like the BSU Broncos and local golf tournaments. We would like to take some time today to highlight some of the past and future golf tournaments that we are a part of this year. We, like yourselves, love to help support the community in many ways and we hope you appreciate learning a little more about what we do each year. Read on and tell us if you have any worthwhile causes that you would like us to look into supporting.

 

Tournament #1: 

The first golf tournament we sponsored this year was the Kuna Chamber Of Commerce annual Golf Tournament held at the Falcon Crest Golf Club in Kuna. The event was a smashing success and was held on June 9th and started at 8am sharp. Our sponsorship helped to raise money to support the Kuna Chamber of Commerce. You can read all about the registration info here on their flier. Look for us again next year. See you on the fairway (or the putting green). 

 

Tournament #2:

The second golf tournament we sponsored this year was the spectacular Snake River Valley Builders and Contractors Association held at RedHawk Golf Course in Nampa. This amazing golf course is an 18-hold championship facility overlooking Lake Lowell that offers panoramic views of Lake Lowell and the Owyhee Mountains. Check out their website for details on this amazing course! 

 

Tournament #3

The third golf tournament that we had a hand in is the Mission Aviation Fellowship Annual Golf Tournament at the Ridgecrest Golf Course located in Nampa, Idaho. This tournament will be held on September 1st at 7:30am and the proceeds will go to the Mission Aviation Fellowship which strives to bring help, hope, and healing to isolated people around the globe. There will be a complimentary lunch and prizes for the winners! Registration fee is $125 for individuals or $450 for groups of four. You can register today and learn more by checking out the event on the website here. Other sponsorship opportunities available as well. 

 

Conclusion

Contact us today to purchase a raffle ticket or to learn more about this great opportunity to help a good cause in our community. If you’re curious about any of our products or services, then we are absolutely here to help. We proudly provide, install, and service blinds, shades, shutters and exterior shades for families all across the Treasure Valley. Give your home a great present this year and give us a call.

 

Aug 02

Each year, Blind Appeal and partners are proud to support different community causes. We pride ourselves on our various outreach initiatives from helping feed the homeless to raising money for women’s education to donating funds to local sports organizations like the BSU Broncos and local golf tournaments. We would like to take some time today to highlight some of the past and future golf tournaments that we are a part of this year. We, like yourselves, love to help support the community in many ways and we hope you appreciate learning a little more about what we do each year. Read on and tell us if you have any worthwhile causes that you would like us to look into supporting.

 

Tournament #1: 

The first golf tournament we sponsored this year was the Kuna Chamber Of Commerce annual Golf Tournament held at the Falcon Crest Golf Club in Kuna. The event was a smashing success and was held on June 9th and started at 8am sharp. Our sponsorship helped to raise money to support the Kuna Chamber of Commerce. You can read all about the registration info here on their flier. Look for us again next year. See you on the fairway (or the putting green). 

 

Tournament #2:

The second golf tournament we sponsored this year was the spectacular Snake River Valley Builders and Contractors Association held at RedHawk Golf Course in Nampa. This amazing golf course is an 18-hold championship facility overlooking Lake Lowell that offers panoramic views of Lake Lowell and the Owyhee Mountains. Check out their website for details on this amazing course! 

 

Tournament #3

The third golf tournament that we had a hand in is the Mission Aviation Fellowship Annual Golf Tournament at the Ridgecrest Golf Course located in Nampa, Idaho. This tournament will be held on September 1st at 7:30am and the proceeds will go to the Mission Aviation Fellowship which strives to bring help, hope, and healing to isolated people around the globe. There will be a complimentary lunch and prizes for the winners! Registration fee is $125 for individuals or $450 for groups of four. You can register today and learn more by checking out the event on the website here. Other sponsorship opportunities available as well. 

 

Conclusion

Contact us today to purchase a raffle ticket or to learn more about this great opportunity to help a good cause in our community. If you’re curious about any of our products or services, then we are absolutely here to help. We proudly provide, install, and service blinds, shades, shutters and exterior shades for families all across the Treasure Valley. Give your home a great present this year and give us a call.

 

Aug 01

It’s summertime and summer is made for enjoying the outdoors with friends and family. When it gets too hot, rather than retreating back indoors, why not fight back against the heat by bringing the comforts and convenience of the indoors to your very own backyard? If you’re like most homeowners, you love spending time in your backyard. It is your own little kingdom in many ways and it’s yours to customize as you see fit. We highly recommend installing a set of exterior shades like the Pergotendas system from Corradi! Let’s learn more about the benefits and possibilities that these top notch solar shades have to offer? 

 

Ok, Just What Exactly Are Exterior Shades?

Exterior shades are specialized types of shades that are made especially for use in the out of doors. They are hardened to withstand moisture and the elements including harsh UV rays from the sun. They are made to be outside 24/7 as opposed to inside like your typical shades and blinds. These can be used in a variety of different ways and styles. You can attach them vertically to the sides of your deck to provide shade to the sides of your seating area or you can attach them horizontally above your outdoor patio or deck area to provide protection from direct overhead sun. These are typically retractable and can be automated and connected to smart devices as well. There are so many options they are virtually endless.

 

Pergotendas From Corradi

Pergotendas sound like an enticing Italian sweet delicacy, but it is actually the name of one of Corradi’s marquee exterior shades products. The Pergotenda line of products from Corradi offer retractable roof systems that can fit your needs whether they be commercial or residential or all of the above. They have both wood, and aluminum designs that can help maximize the use of your restaurant or coffee shop patio or perfect the level of luxury in your own backyard. 

 

The special thing about Corradi’s Pergotendas is that they are stand alone semi-permanent structures that provide top down vertical shade from overhead light, year round. The shades themselves are crafted rotating blades that can be adjusted by remote control or smart device to create the perfect microclimate to fit your needs. 

 

Benefits Of Exterior Solar Shades

Exterior solar shades help you live your outdoor life to the absolute fullest. They absorb and reflect dangerous summer heat, keep your backyard more livable and fun for entertaining, and create a beautiful ambiance. They also help to protect and elongate the life of your outdoor furniture and flooring. Installing them is really a win win!

 

Conclusion

Contact us today to purchase a Pergotenda from Corradi or to learn more about this great product and other similar products we have on offer. If you’re curious about any of our products or services, then we are absolutely here to help. We proudly provide, install, and service blinds, shades, shutters and exterior shades for families all across the Treasure Valley. Give your home a great present this year and give us a call.

 

Jul 01

Ever wanted a state of the art multi-purpose workshed for your backyard? Well, now’s your chance! We are partnering with the Snake River Valley BCA Professional Women in Building (PWB) again for this year’s summer She Shed raffle. Tickets are on sale now through July 14th, 2022 and the proceeds go to a great cause. Read more to learn about how you can support your local PWB chapter and possibly win a spectacular shed!

 

For Starters, What Is The PWB?

The Snake River Valley BCA Professional Women in Building (PWB) is a diverse network of home building industry professionals representing the entire spectrum of work in residential construction. The Snake River Valley Professional Women in Building Council (PWB) Encourages professional development to advance the interest and opportunities for women, empowering and promoting growth and equality of women throughout the construction and architecture related fields.

 

More About The Raffle

There are a lot of important details to know, so we are going to lay them all out here. If you have any other questions or want to place an order for tickets, give us a call and we can help. 

 

  • Tickets must be purchased before July 14th, 2022
  • Cost is $50 per ticket
  • Winner will be drawn at the end of July, 2022
  • You don’t have to be present to win
  • Tickets will be mailed to you after purchase
  • Proceeds go to the PWB college scholarship program
  • Click this link to purchase tickets online

 

More Information On The Shed

The shed itself is a sight to see! Beautiful and sturdy inside and out. Check out their Facebook page to see photos. The 2022 SRVBCA Professional Woman in Building She Shed was primarily built by women locally from around the Treasure Valley. This shed would be a perfect place for a craft room, gardening shed, sports shed, workplace and tool shed, art room, and so much more. The raffle is for the PWB Scholarship Fund to help support youths who are going into the residential trades. For more information, contact the SRVBCA.


Here are the shed details:

 

  • Framed with 2 x 6 studs. 
  • R21 insulation
  • Large footprint (8ft x 8ft x 10 1/2ft to peak)
  • Architectural Shingles
  • Vaulted Ceiling with Fan 
  • Overhead lighting inside
  • Sink with water hookup
  • Countertop workspace 
  • LVP Flooring
  • Electrical connection with USB Port 
  • Blinds on the windows (provided and installed by Blind Appeal!)
  • Smart lock on the front door
  • Under counter lighting

For A Good Cause

The raffle is for the PWB Scholarship Fund to help support young women who are going into the residential trades. Supporting your community and getting a chance to win a great new shed? It’s a win win!

 

Our Sincerest Thanks

We would like to thank everyone who donated to this project, without your donations, this would not have been possible. Several local businesses stepped up and helped make this possible as well. We would like to recognize them here:

  • Bradshaw Construction
  • Builders FirstSource
  • SunPro
  • Franklin Building Supply
  • Hayden Homes
  • Treasure Valley Solutions
  • Partners Insulation, LLC
  • Blind Appeal (Denise Van Artsdalen is a board member of the PWB!)
  • PortaPros
  • Pacific North Contractors
  • Desert Sage Wall Systems

 

Conclusion

Contact us today to purchase a raffle ticket or to learn more about this great opportunity to help a good cause in our community. If you’re curious about any of our products or services, then we are absolutely here to help. We proudly provide, install, and service blinds, shades, shutters and exterior shades for families all across the Treasure Valley. Give your home a great present this year and give us a call.

 

Jul 01

We are so excited to announce that we have officially changed the structure of our office staff! We can’t wait to share with you the changes and what that will mean for the company moving forward. But first, let’s talk about shades. Now that summer is in full swing, it might be time for you to invest in some energy saving and money saving shades for your home or office. Our stylish and energy efficient honeycomb shades can fit on any door or window and are the perfect addition to your home’s energy efficiency upgrade suite. They create a pocket of cool air between your home’s inner rooms and the outside elements. This helps to insulate you from the heat outside thanks to the specialized closed cell design, saving you on your energy bills year round. Learn more here. 

 

Our Office Staffing Changes

They say that the only true constant is change and that is no lie when it comes to business. We have decided to make some interesting and impactful changes to our staffing at the main office space, aka the headquarters. Here are the bullet points of our staffing movements and details behind the moves. 

 

*Katy has been moved to the Office Administrator position for the four other office staff. She was formerly the Office Manager. 

 

*Mandy has been moved from Administrative Assistant to Account Executive.

 

*Jade has been hired as another Account Executive, making a total of two in the office. 

 

*Account Executives are responsible for their own group of sales associates. Mandy is responsible for Wes, John, and Skyler. Jade is responsible for Ryan, Mike, and Nichole. They will help the sales associates take care of their customers with the utmost of diligence. They will communicate during the pre and post engagement period with introductions while extending a helping hand for any of their needs or questions. They will also track orders, reorders, and generally fulfill client and employee needs. This was developed to help our team better serve our customers!

 

*Sarah is our new Office Specialist and is responsible for answering phones and scheduling. She will also be forwarding calls and messages to other team members. 

 

*Brook’s position remains unchanged as an Administrative Assistant. 

 

*Here is a link to the updated staffing pages with new photos of the team!

 

Conclusion

This is a great time of year to invest in your happiness by upgrading your home’s window coverings. That was just a taste of all of the exciting things going on in our office. Looking for a great deal or promotion on blinds or window coverings? Check out our “Current Promotions” page here where you can find all of our exciting deals like discounts, rebates, and extras. 

 

Contact us today to speak with one of us and get your free consultation for your home or business. If you’re curious about any of our products or services, then we are absolutely here to help. We proudly provide, install, and service blinds, shades, shutters and exterior shades for families all across the Treasure Valley. Give your home a great present this year and give us a call.

 

May 31

We are so excited to announce that we are publishing a new and updated version of our official Blind Appeal company brochure. Inside you will find all sorts of great information about our company and our latest suite of products and services as well as a special coupon for 10% off your next purchase towards window coverings. In today’s article we’re going to cover some of the great things you can find in the brochure as well as our excellent product lines available in 2022. 

 

In The Brochure: About Us

Blind Appeal is a family owned and operated business that has been serving the Treasure Valley and surrounding areas since 2007. We are always working to deliver our customers the very best in quality blinds, shades, shutters, custom draperies, and beyond. One of our chief goals is to bring the showroom experience directly to you, the consumer, all in the comfort and convenience of your own home. With our free, no obligation estimates, you can rest assured that you are getting the best value and expertise for your dollar. 

 

In The Brochure: A Free 10% Off Coupon

Yes, that’s right! Just for picking up and reading our new updated brochure, we are ready to give you a 10% discount on your next purchase with us. Whether it’s blinds, shades, shutters, exterior retractable shades or just about anything else on offer (restrictions apply, contact us for details), you can look forward to an even better price on our products than we already deliver. Contact us for more information and get your order in the works today!

 

In The Brochure: Backing The Broncos!

Hey, it can’t be all work, right? While we love to work hard, we also love to play hard and that is reflected in our love for Bronco football. We are proud Home Team Sponsors of BSU Athletics and we don’t miss a game. Many of our Blind Appeal team members are BSU alumni, go Broncos!

 

In The Brochure: Community Involvement

As we are a part of the community, we love to also give back to the community that has been so generous to our family over the years. Here are some of the local organizations that we love to support.

  • Boise Rescue Mission Ministries
  • Snake River Valley Builders and Contractors Association
  • Shop with a Cop
  • Professional Women Builders
  • Boise Regional Realtors
  • Business Network International (BNI)
  • Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • “Paint the Town”
  • Stanton Healthcare
  • Nampa Chamber

 

Conclusion

This is a great time of year to invest in your happiness by upgrading your home’s window coverings. That was just a taste of all of the exciting things you can find in our newly updated brochure.  


Looking for a great deal or promotion on blinds or window coverings? Check out our “Current Promotions” page here where you can find all of our exciting deals like discounts, rebates, and extras. Contact us today to speak with one of us and get your free consultation for your home or business. If you’re curious about any of our products or services, then we are absolutely here to help. We proudly provide, install, and service blinds, shades, shutters and exterior shades for families all across the Treasure Valley. Give your home a great present this year and give us a call.


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