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Fall Harvest Window Design

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It is that time of year. The kids have been back to school now for a couple of weeks, work is busy, and we are in the grind. The days are a mix of wet hurricane remnants, and alternating warm/cool days as the season begins to find itself. Soon the air will be cold, and the leaves will turn colors and begin falling. Football and Soccer abound, and families are thrilled with the return of mom’s home made chili and apple crisp. Before you know it Halloween will arrive, followed promptly by Thanksgiving.

The fall harvest is one of our favorite seasons. Have you put out your mums? Are you decorated for the holidays? What have you done with your windows? Of course there are lots of superficial decorations to hang and beautify them, but what about your actual window coverings? Blinds, Shades, Shutters? That’s where we can help. We offer a variety of luxurious window treatments that will not only make your windows look spectacular, but they will help lower your heating bill this winter. Choose from heavy New England style wooden shutters, thick fabric window blinds, solar shades and an array of other options. We have all the latest colors, styles, and materials to choose from. Shoot us an email with your contact information and we’ll call you to speak about your project. We have worked on small homes, Hamptons Estates, NYC Condos, as well as commercial and institutional jobs. Contact us and someone from our design team will reach out to you. You can count on the highest level of customer service and satisfaction.

Outdoor Living: Sun Screens, Shades, and more for your Patio

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There are a variety of different ways to filter or block out the sunlight for your outdoor living space. With a little thought and design advice, you can really beautify your patio, pool area, sun room, barbecue area, and outdoor kitchen.  East End Blinds has been serving clients in the Hamptons for many years and has artfully created some of the most spectacular and creative sun screening in the area. There are motorized options with smooth and quiet Somfy technology, a broad range of products to choose from including high end fabric, woods, and so much more. Although traditional options are the most popular, our design team has also created some of the most beautiful abstract designs out there. We believe there are no limits, and will work with you to achieve something “special”. Contact us, and we’ll give you a call to set up an appointment. Tom and the team will come to visit you and talk about your project.

Choosing Kitchen Window Treatments

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The way you filter light into a home is essential in it’s design. A great home has beautiful architecture and interior design, but if the windows aren’t decorated in a manner to compliment all of that then what’s the point? Window treatments need to take into account both beauty and function. This is a delicate marriage in the design world and only the best blind companies can deliver a result that is both beautiful and functional. Bad design can come across as institutional, boring, and plain. From a functional standpoint the best jobs are done in a manner that diffuses light in a way that compliments the room.

In the kitchen light control is essential! Look for window treatments that allow cooling breezes to enter while providing varying degrees of privacy and light filtering.

If you cook frequently and your stove is near a window, be sure that the window treatment materials you select stand up to heat and humidity and are easy to clean. One great choice are Reveal® aluminum blinds by Hunter Douglas.

Window treatments made of moisture-resistant materials – such as Palm Beach™ polysatin shutters and EverWood® alternative wood blinds – are also a great option for a window close to a kitchen sink.

East end blinds has a large selection of shutters, blinds and shades. The best part about our company is our friendly and knowledgeable design team. You get to work with Tom and the team at no extra charge. It’s part of our way of doing things. We don’t just sell window blinds, we work closely with customers to help their vision come to life. It’s an enjoyable process that we take pride in.

Please contact us to get started with your project.

Motorized Window Shades: The Ultimate

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Nearly anything you do with shades and blinds can be done with a touch of motorization. It’s an affordable luxury; one that homeowners are flocking to because of the extreme practicality and technological appeal. You can control your shades and blinds all-at-once, separately, in zones, or put them on timers to go up and down with the sunset. Motorization provides a high-end space age appeal to any home or office. Businesses are quite happy with the results of installing them in commercial spaces. New ultra quiet and smooth Somfy motors power a variety of window coverings and add a nice touch of elegance to the room.

The custom installers at East End Blinds use existing wiring or high end battery-powered models, and the motors are completely concealed. People often don’t consider adding motorization to their windows because they think the price will be too high or it will involve a lot of additional electrical work. That is not the case. There are dozens of options to retro-fit windows with motorization without tapping into existing electrical, and the finished product would still reflect quality that is fit for a Hamptons mansion. Contact us today for an appointment!

 
The choices for window coverings are quite extensive. They can all be motorized.

1. Roman shades
Roman shades consist of one continuous piece of fabric, featuring horizontal folds down the length of the shade. These folds lay flat against the window when down but fold up nicely when raised, combining the soft look of fabric drapery with the functionality of a shade.

2. Shutters
Shutters are a classic window treatment choice, adding architectural design directly to your windows. Shutters are a great value when you consider they actually add value to your home. The elegant design of shutters looks attractive from both the inside and the outside.

3. Solar shade window treatments
Solar shades are also known as “window sunglasses” for their opaque design that allows you to preserve your outside view while also providing considerable light control. Available in openness factors ranging from 3- to 14-percent, you will want to choose a higher openness to let in more light and preserve your view.

4. Wood blinds
Wood blinds are a classic choice for windows and outlast trends or styles. Made of real wood, using various grains and stains, wood blinds remain durable through the years. The warm look of wood blinds pairs well with other wood furniture, flooring and trim.

5. Real or Faux wood blinds
Faux wood blinds have the same look as real wood, but are more affordable window treatments because they’re made out of PVC, vinyl or composite wood material. Faux wood blinds are also moisture resistant, making them a great choice for kitchens and bathrooms where real wood would otherwise warp and crack.

6. Cellular shades
Cellular shades are the best insulators of all energy-efficient window treatments. They get their name and insulating properties from their fabric honeycomb cells that trap air between the window and the room. This results in heat gain in the winter and heat loss in the summer.

7. Woven wood shades

Window treatment manufacturers make woven wood shades out of a variety of materials, including grasses, reeds and bamboo. These textured shades instantly add a casual, natural feel to your space. You may add liners to increase privacy or include fabric trim to further customize the woven wood shade to your room.

8. Panel track blinds
Panel track blinds are made out of a series of fabric panels that slide back and forth to give you optimal light control and privacy. These blinds are a modern alternative to vertical blinds for covering large windows or sliding glass doors.

9. Roller shades
Roller shades are one of the most affordable options when it comes to covering your windows. These shades roll up neatly onto a tube, making them appear minimal and discreet when raised. With blackout and light-filtering options, you can choose the amount of light control that you wish for any given room.

10. Sheer shades
Sheer shades are an elegant window covering. These popular window treatments feature two sheer fabric facings over soft fabric vanes. When vanes are open, diffused light is let inside, and your view to the outside is preserved. When closed, however, room-darkening styles of sheer shades will completely block out light.

11. Pleated shades
Pleated shades are made from a single piece of fabric with pleats that collapse and stack neatly as you raise the shade. This slat-like effect gives your home a casual, semi-sheer look that allows a considerable amount of light to filter through the window.

12. Drapery
Drapery adds style and elegance to your home while also providing functional light control and privacy. Panels hang vertically from hardware at the top to your desired window treatment length. Available in many different styles, fabrics, colors and patterns, you can easily coordinate drapery to layer with any existing window treatments or simply use panels only.

 

Beautiful Window Treatment Options for Long Island Homeowners

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One of the last areas of the home to be tended to are often the windows. It’s easy to hang a set of drapes, throw up a set of curtains from the local department store, or hang a set of blinds from home depot; but did you know that for a comparable budget you can have a professional decorate your windows?

There are so many benefits to using a company to handle your window decor. Whether it’s for your home or office, East End Blinds will send in one of our talented team members to sit with you, discuss the many options, show you samples and products, and ultimately create and install window treatments to the exact specifications of your windows.

The choices are endless; wooden blinds, metal blinds, black-out shades, drapes, various fabrics and designs, solar screens that allow varying degrees of light through them, cordless options, and motorized blinds powered by smooth and ultra-quiet motors. The options are unlimited.

Contact us today for an appointment!

Top 5 Reasons to Install Custom Window Blinds in your Long Island Home

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Installing window blinds in your Long Island, NY home is one of the easiest and most effective ways to instantly change the appearance of a room in your home. Our friendly team works with homeowners from Montauk to Manhattan, and all of the places in between. The resounding question is: Why should you choose blinds over other options like curtains?

Hamptons Chic? Modern Manhattan? Brookville Country style? Whether you want to install blinds for practical or aesthetic reasons, here are the top 5 benefits of installing window blinds in your Long Island home.

Manage the Light Entering the Room
Window blinds provide you with more control over the amount of light entering the room because you can cover the entire window or a mere section of it according to your own needs. Slats on some window blinds are fitted so tightly together that they do not allow any light in at all. This is ideal for a room where you have a home theater or in your bedroom where you don’t want any light to wake you up in the morning.

Bold & Traditional Styles, Colors, & Patterns
Hunter Douglas Window blinds from East End Blinds come in an endless variety of styles, colors, and patterns, allowing you to create the perfect look in your kitchen, living room, or bathroom. Choose from mini blinds, vertical blinds, roman blinds, interesting shades, and even cordless blinds which are safer for children and pets. If you really want to make the leap, powered window blinds are the epitome of luxury and technology.

Choice of Materials
The variety of materials that blinds come in allows you to choose something that is most suitable for you in terms of both price and style. For example, if your hamptons living room contains wooden furniture, you can complement the room by installing beachy style wooden blinds. There are also bamboo blinds, aluminum blinds, fabric blinds, metal blinds, and many other materials to choose from.

Enjoy Complete Privacy
Blinds provide you with a level of privacy that you cannot get from many other options such as curtains. For the ultimate in privacy control, consider installing top-down shades. Using these, you can lower the shade from the top so that the natural light can come in, but you can still enjoy as much privacy as you prefer.

Easy to Maintain
One of the best things about window blinds is that they are easy to maintain. Many blinds simply require a quick wipe with a damp cloth from time to time to remove the dust. Compare this to drapes, which need to be washed every once in a while, and blinds start to look like the most convenient option.

We work with our clients to make dressing windows a wonderful experience. Our design team and installers are friendly, and committed to helping the client know which products and features best fit their needs and budget. Email us or call for more information and a free quote.

Window Blinds, Long Island

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East End Blinds is Long Island’s leading window treatment company. As an Authorized Hunter Douglas dealer, we specialize in offering quality window coverings at competitive prices. We are much more than a blinds company and our design team will help you reach the vision you have for your windows. Whether you are interested in blinds, shutters or roman shades, our team will be happy to provide a free consultation to help you measure and select one of our many quality products.

Quality Window Treatments
We understand that you want a window blinds company that will help you showcase and protect your home, and we offer products that will give you the best of both worlds. Our suppliers provide a variety of beautiful customized blinds, motorized blinds, shutters, draperies and more. You can trust our team to help you find a style that will match your look perfectly.

Solutions for Residential and Commercial Locations
Window coverings can enhance the beauty, functionality and energy efficiency of any space. While adding privacy in bedrooms is a top priority, window coverings can also protect your home and possessions from harmful ultraviolet rays and help lower utility costs by blocking out sun or cold. We offer products for both residential and commercial settings and our clientele includes:

Large office buildings
Small business locations
Apartment complexes
Condos and dormitories
Group housing and residential complexes

We serve clients from Montauk to Manhattan, and everywhere in between. When you need a window shade covering company you can trust to provide high-quality products and impeccable service, we are your team. Email us, or give us a call today at (631) 750-3623 to schedule a free consultation.

Duette® Architella® Blinds

Blinds With Energy Efficiency Will Help You Save On Energy Bills

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Blinds with energy efficiency are available at East End Blinds this winter season. Did you know 50% of your homes heating can escape through your windows? East End Blinds can help you save on energy bills this winter and all year long with energy efficient blinds from Hunter Douglas.

Lower Your Energy Bills With Energy Efficient Blinds

The following energy efficient blinds are available in a wide range of colors and styles at East End Blinds:

• Hunter Douglas Alustra® Duette® Honeycomb Shades
• Hunter Douglas Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades
• Hunter Douglas Duette® Trielle® Honeycomb Shades
• Hunter Douglas Applause® Honeycomb Shades

Blinds with Energy EfficiencyThese four blinds can help lower your energy bills all year long. Hunter Douglas Duette® and Applause® window shades are constructed with a honeycomb cell to help keep air trapped inside the pockets. In winter warm air remains inside your home and in summer cool air stays inside. The honeycomb cells on the Duette® and Applause blinds have varying levels of energy efficiency based on their cell size. Ask about double and triple cell construction for more energy efficient savings throughout the year.

If you purchase select energy efficient Hunter Douglas blinds for your home before 12/31/16, you may qualify* for up to $500 Federal Tax Credit. All purchases and installations of energy efficient blinds must be complete by 12/31/16. Learn more about the Federal Tax Credit savings at HunterDouglas.com.

Best Blinds For Child & Pet Safety

Duette® and Applause® blinds also have safety features for children and pets. You’ll never have to worry about dangling, unexposed cords again in the baby’s room. Your cats and dogs won’t be tempted to play with blind cords. East End Blinds is a Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization expert. You can easily lower or raise your shades automatically at the touch of a button. Use your iPhone, Android, Tablet, Pebble® remote control or hard-wire switch to simultaneously control all the blinds and shades in your home. If you’re into technology, you’ll love the simplicity of operating motorized shades.

Blinds SkylightsPowerView® Motorization is also great for hard to reach windows. Skylights and large or expansive horizontal or vertical windows are ideal for PowerView® Motorization. You can also purchase your energy efficient blinds cordless. East End Blinds can guide you through all the options. Select lifting systems are on sale at East End Blinds through December 31, 2016. Contact East End Blinds for more information.

Hunter Douglas Season of Style Savings Event

Hunter Douglas Window Shades Sale Going On Now

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Hunter Douglas window shades go on sale seasonally. East End Blinds is participating in the Season of Style Savings Event now through December 12, 2016. If you purchase the following window shades before 12/12/16, you can receive $100 Rebate:

• 1 Skyline® GlidingWindowPanels PLUS $100 FOR EVERY ADDITIONAL UNIT PURCHASED

• 2 Pirouette® Window Shadings PLUS $100 FOR EVERY
2 ADDITIONAL UNITS PURCHASED

• 2 Silhouette® Window Shadings PLUS $100 FOR EVERY
2 ADDITIONAL UNITS PURCHASED

2 Vignette® Modern Roman Shades PLUS $100 FOR EVERY
2 ADDITIONAL UNITS PURCHASED

• 4 Duette® HoneycombShades PLUS $100 FOR EVERY
4 ADDITIONAL UNITS PURCHASED

Hunter Douglas Window Shades Compliment Your Interior Decor

Hunter Douglas window shades are available in many different, colors, patterns and textures to add beauty to your windows. If you are throwing holiday parties and entertaining guests, Hunter Douglas window shades can compliment your dining room and living room decor. Plate settings, dining chairs, living room sofas and decorative interior design accessories can perfectly coordinate with your window treatments. Draperies and top treatments can be added to your Hunter Douglas window shades for a complete window fashions look.

Hunter Douglas window shades are also available with PowerView® Motorization. Easily operate your shades and blinds at the touch of a button. You can also preset the timer on the Pebble® Remote Control so your windows will automatically lower or raise at the most convenient times of the day. Imagine not having to walk around all the rooms in your home or office to manually raise or lower your blinds everyday. PowerView® Motorization moves your Hunter Douglas window shades according to your lifestyle. It’s convenient and easy to use. It may even impress a few guests when your window shades start to automatically go down at the start of dinner.

The holidays are fast approaching and your windows are a major part of decorating projects. Dress your windows this holiday season with Hunter Douglas window shades. The change of season is the perfect time to update your window fashions look. Contact East End Blinds for more information about holiday savings on Hunter Douglas window shades for your home or office.

Solar Shades

Solar Shades & Sunscreen Shades Are the Perfect Window Coverings In Summer

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Solar shades and sunscreen shades provide protection against harmful UV rays. We’re having a nice summer in Long Island but the glare on your windows can be difficult on the eyes. Not to mention UV rays can cause your floors, furniture and artwork to fade prematurely.

Hunter Douglas Designer Screen Shades & Designer Roller Shades offer 75% protection from harmful UV rays. Both of these window shades are available in a wide variety of colors and styles. The fabrics have different opacities allowing you to maintain a view without sacrificing privacy.

Solar ShadesSolar Screen Shades and Roller Shades are popular throughout Long Island and New York City. East End Blinds has literally covered hundreds of windows from Montauk to Manhattan this summer.  Solar shades and rollers shades are great window coverings for residential homes in Fire Island, Long Island or apartments in New York City.  Even office buildings can benefit from installing solar shades.  Solar shades can significantly reduce glare on computers and televisions.

Solar Shades with Motorization – The Ultimate In Luxury And Convenience

Solar Screen and roller shades have an effortless operating system with a smooth clutch system. You can automate your solar shades with Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization. PowerView® Motorization offers the latest in technology and luxury. Never leave your seat or bed to lift all the window shades in your home or office. At the touch of a button you can simultaneously raise or lower blinds in any room.  It’s amazing technology that has won Hunter Douglas many accolades in the design industry.

Solar Shades That Move According To Your Schedule

PowerView® Motorization allows you to put your window shades on timer. Set your shades to raise at daylight and lower at sunset. Your life can be simplified without the hassle of using cords to lift or lower your window shades. Operate your window treatments with PowerView® Motorization even on window draperies.  Your window treatments can be set to move according to your lifestyle.

Ask East End Blinds about the Hunter Douglas Pebble™ Remote Control. You can operate your shades by using a remote, tablet, iPhone, or Android device. It’s smart shades with a great rebate going on now. Save $150** on qualifying purchases of Hunter Douglas window fashions with PowerView® Motorization now through 9/12/16. Contact East End Blinds for more information