A part of our remodel, and this is probably an important part of nearly every remodel done on a single family home or condo, is the replacement of our blinds across the whole house. We have had the same blinds since we moved into this place, and they were the ones that were left by the previous owner. We have commented several times about how much we wanted to buy new blinds and pick out something that is a bit more in line with our style and decorating sense. But it just never really happened, because there were always other things that we had to spend our money on and our time and effort went into different things. The way it just worked out was that we finally got around to completing the remodel that we were planning on our kitchen and entry way, and we decided that it would be a perfect time to incorporate that new hunter douglas blind switch that we have been talking about for so long. It makes sense to have our contractor just work through the whole thing, so that we don’t really have to deal with any of it on our own. They are going to take down the old blinds and take them away, probably to the dump along with all the other things that they are ripping out of our home. They have brought with them a very large dumpster that is sitting outside of our house on the street, and they are filling it up slowly with all the things that they are having to remove from the kitchen and the dining room for the remodel and the additions.
When we first decided to add the new shads into the job, we went to Fine Shadings to see what types of inventory they had and what was out there on the market at this time. It was a really great idea, because they were able to explain to us all the different functions that you can get in blinds, and all the different styles that are out there that we can choose from. It makes sense for us to really look at our usage of the blinds and how we want them to function for better use from us. We ended up going with the hunter douglas blinds that can be opened from the bottom or from the top. They also have no string that dangles down, and you just push them up or pull them down. Where you stop, they stop. They stay half way or all the way. I have never seen blinds like this before, and I am enthralled by what a great idea they are. They are really easy to use, and they look really great in our kitchen and living room. The color choices were somewhat unlimited, and so we picked a color that really highlights the place and works well with our current color scheme. We may want to change them out for a new color in the future, but for now we are really enjoying the new blinds that we have.