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Aug 17, 2017

Fabric Roman Shade and Plantation Shutters

JOB OF THE WEEK: August 17, 2017

See your home in a new light!

For this new home on the water in Lavallette, NJ, the right choices were a lovely fabric Roman shade over the sink in the kitchen, and white plantation shutters on the other kitchen window overlooking the lagoon, as well as on the windows leading into the dining room. With both privacy and light-control in mind, these solutions were a winning combo!

To see individual before & after photos, check out our Facebook Photo Album for this project!

ASAP Blinds in Manasquan NJ has you covered for all of your window fashion needs in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and throughout New Jersey. Call us today at 732-223-6662 to see the other Roman shade and plantation shutter options we offer!

Categories Home Decor Job of the Week Light Control Plantation Shutters Privacy Roman Shades Window Treatments

Aug 15, 2017

Silhouette Shades or Nantucket Shades

Silhouette window shadings by Hunter Douglas are one of our most popular and attractive window treatment options. Nantucket window shades are very similar and nearly as popular as Silhouettes, so we'd like to take a moment to discuss the differences.


What Are Silhouette Shades?

Silhouette shades are a beautiful window shade comprised of two fabric panels with adjustable fabric vanes that seem to be floating between them (see photo below). With the vanes open, a view through the panels to the outside is filtered through the fabric that provides great UV protection (at least 75%!) and light diffusion. Closing the vanes provides even better light control that can protect your furniture, flooring and artwork from UV rays, as well as giving you the privacy you need.

Available in a nice selection of colors, Silhouettes are an elegant home window shade that make a fashionable choice for our motorized and automated window covering options. The ambient lighting created by the shades is beyond compare! You can see a video playlist of some of our motorized Silhouettes in action here.


Silhouette shades providing soft light filtering.

What are Nantucket Shades?

Nantucket shades are very similar to Silhouette shades, and in fact are nearly indistinguishable to the untrained eye. With comparable color choices and UV & light-diffusing characteristics, Nantuckets are a more budget-friendly shade due to fabric and maufacturing differences, and have a somewhat more casual appeal. They also are great for our motorization options and provide a great deal of style to any room (see photo below).


Nantucket shades on windows and a sliding glass door.


Which is best: Silhouettes or Nantuckets?

Silhouettes are the better choice for durability and a more elegant look. They're also one of the more expensive window treatments you can buy. Nantuckets are kinder on your wallet and, while they look and behave nearly identically to Silhouettes, the construction and fabric isn't quite the same, making it a more affordable yet still attractive option.

ASAP Blinds is the leader and expert when it comes to designing and installing automatic/motorized window treatments in your home. We've brought a tremendous variety of window treatment styles to homes up and down the Jersey Shore and throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Give us a call today at (732) 223-6662 to find out why!

Categories Home Decor Light Control Motorization Nantucket Shades Privacy Silhouette Shades Window Treatments

Aug 10, 2017

River Home Nantucket Shades

JOB OF THE WEEK: August 10, 2017

See your home in a new light!

Nantucket Shades look great on nearly any window in this riverfront home, even on sliding glass doors! Like Silhouette Shades, Nantuckets provide great UV protection and light diffusion, which is great not only for your furniture but also for the style and mood of your room. The vanes tilt to provide flexible light and view-through control, and there are motorization options available for the ultimate in style and convenience!

To see individual before & after photos, check out our Facebook Photo Album for this project!

ASAP Blinds in Manasquan NJ has you covered for all of your window treatment needs in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and throughout New Jersey. Call us today at 732-223-6662 to find out more about Nantucket window shadings and the many other solutions we offer!

Categories Home Decor Job of the Week Light Control Nantucket Shades Privacy Window Treatments

Aug 3, 2017

Woven Shades on a Stairway Window

JOB OF THE WEEK: August 3, 2017

See your home in a new light!

Though it may not be the first that comes to mind, one window treatment need that we see fairly often in Point Pleasant Beach and other Shore towns is a window in a stairway. For this particular one, woven shades are a great choice for their style and light control.

To see individual before & after photos, check out our Facebook Photo Album for this project!

ASAP Blinds in Manasquan NJ has you covered for all of your window treatment needs in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and beyond. Call us today at 732-223-6662 to find out more!

Categories Home Decor Job of the Week Light Control Privacy Window Treatments Woven Wood Shades

Jul 27, 2017

Honeycomb Shades in a Beach House

JOB OF THE WEEK: July 27, 2017

See your home in a new light!

Cellular shades (also known as honeycomb shades) are a great choice for the windows of this beach house. Simple and clean, they provide just the right amount of light control and privacy, plus they can help on heating and cooling bills with the unique "honeycomb" design of their cells.

To see more before & after photos, check out our Facebook Photo Album for this project!

ASAP Blinds in Manasquan NJ has you covered for all of your window treatment needs in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and beyond. Call us today at 732-223-6662 to find out more!

Categories Cellular Shades Home Decor Honeycomb Shades Job of the Week Light Control Privacy Window Treatments

Jul 26, 2017

Plantation Shutters in Bathroom, Laundry Room, and Bedroom

Sometimes plantation shutters are used in unexpected ways!

White Plantation Shutters In A Bathroom

Plantation shutters provide a stylish and attractive (dare we say romantic?) elegance to bathrooms, especially when placed on windows situated near a large or free-standing tub, or with a modern shower, as seen in the photos below. Whether it's privacy, light control or good-looks that you want - or a combination of them all - these indoor shutters are a sure winner, even on smaller windows!


White plantation shutters with Invisitilt above tub.

White plantation shutters with Invisitilt in shower.


What are other good rooms for Plantation Shutters?

Plantations shutters look great no matter where you choose to have them installed, as you can tell by these before and after shots from a laundry room in Point Pleasant, NJ.

White plantation shutters with Invisitilt in laundry room.

And these pictures from a bedroom...notice how the upper louvers are open (blowing out our camera lens a bit with the glare!) and the lower ones are closed. This split tilt option gives you lots of flexibility!

White plantation shutters with Invisitilt in a bedroom.

As you can see, plantation shutters are a great way to control the light in your home and fit in perfectly with the beach atmosphere of the Jersey Shore. The louvers can be tilted to let the sun in or keep it out, and the whole shutter panel can be opened for a wide view outside or closed for the utmost in privacy. 

They're also long-lasting, require little maintenance, and in some cases may even increase the value of your home. They look great in any room, as well as looking great from outside your home.

Where to Buy Plantation Shutters

At ASAP Blinds, we offer a great-looking selection of plantation shutters from some of the most respected brands in the business, and we custom measure & install on each window for the perfect fit and look. Call us at (732) 223-6662 with any questions you have, and to find out about the many options you have for blinds, shades and shutters in your home!

Categories Home Decor Light Control Plantation Shutters Privacy Window Treatments

Jul 20, 2017

Motorized Screen Shades in a Bar

JOB OF THE WEEK: July 20, 2017

See your [bar] in a new light!

Our latest edition of Job of the Week finds us installing some great looking motorized screen shades in the bar at The Mill Lakeside Manor in Spring Lake, NJ. These sleek shades are a great complement to the bar's stylish decor, and provide just the right amount of light filtering without spoiling the great view over the lake!

To interact more with these before & after photos, check out our Facebook Photo Album for this project!

Here's an abbreviated play-by-play of the process:

ASAP Blinds in Manasquan NJ has you covered for all of your commercial and residential window treatment needs in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and beyond. Call us today at 732-223-6662 to find out more!

Categories Job of the Week Light Control Motorization Roller Shades Window Treatments

Jul 13, 2017

Custom Drapery and Sheer Shades

JOB OF THE WEEK: July 13, 2017

See your home in a new light!

Here's a house in Farmingdale, NJ with arched windows in the living room. Custom drapery was the perfect touch! On another window, we went for a layered effect with a sheer shade beneath the curtains, adding a further dimension of elegance & style that keeps a nice view outside while cutting the light a bit and providing privacy.

To see more before & after photos, check out our Facebook Photo Album for this project!

ASAP Blinds in Manasquan NJ has you covered for all of your window treatment needs in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and beyond. Call us today at 732-223-6662 to find out more!

Categories Drapery Home Decor Job of the Week Light Control Privacy Window Treatments

Jul 10, 2017

Woven Roman Shades on a Bay Window

JOB OF THE WEEK: July 6, 2017

See your home in a new light!

Bay windows are a great opportunity for a number of different window treatment options. At this home on the Jersey Shore, we went with woven Roman shades for a classic beachy feel. Woven shades have a nice texture (see the close-up photo further down and check out the tassel too), and bring some of that outdoor feel into your home.  And they are a great choice on bay windows stylistically, and for privacy and light control!

To see more before & after photos, check out our Facebook Photo Album for this project!

ASAP Blinds in Manasquan NJ has you covered for all of your window treatment needs in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and beyond. Call us today at 732-223-6662 to find out more!

Categories Home Decor Job of the Week Light Control Privacy Roman Shades Window Treatments Woven Wood Shades

Jul 3, 2017

40% Off Sale on Cellular and Roller Shades through July 8, 2017!

Independence Week 40% off Sale!

Call (732) 223-6662 TODAY!

Through July 8, 2017 we're offering 40% off Comfortex Cellular Shades (also known as Honeycomb Shades) and Roller Shades! As always, we custom measure & install everything we sell, so you're assured of not only a great deal but also a perfect fit for your home!

First let's talk about cellular shades, then we'll discuss roller shades. Toward the end we'll see how these are both great choices not only for any window, but also for French doors and sliding glass doors.

What are Cellular Shades?

Cellular Shades are a soft window treatment generally made of a cloth-like material, available in many colors. The material is woven into cells that resemble honeycombs (hence the name), and the effect of this is not only a great-looking window shade, but one that can actually help with your utility bills as these cells trap air and can act as a barrier between your window and your room, providing some relief from unwanted temperature circulation.

A cordless option is the most popular choice for cellular shades, and they are even available in top-down, bottom-up models which allow you to open the shade from either the top or the bottom, giving you great choices for light-control and privacy!


Cellular shades in a family sun room (above).

Room-darkening cellular shades in a bedoom (above).

What are Roller Shades?

Roller Shades are one of your best choices for a clean, streamlined look for your windows. Simple yet elegant, they look great alone or when paired with another window treatment such as curtains. Roller shades come in varying degrees of opacity and colors, and are great for reducing glare and protecting your furniture from harmful UV rays, as well as keeping the sun and heat to a minimum.

These modern & stylish window shades are available in cordless options, and are spectatcular when automated with a motorized window treatment system as seen in the video at the bottom of this article. 


Roller shades in a living room (above).

Roller shades in a bedoom (above).


French Doors and Sliding Glass Doors

Cellular shades for French doors, and roller shades for sliding glass doors are very popular options. Of course, either type of shade works well on either type of door, so neither of these great window coverings should be limited to only windows! 

Below are a few examples of these shades on both French and sliding glass doors.

Motorized Roller Shades

Below is a video of automated roller shades in a home by the beach. Notice how they still preserve the great view while cutting down on the glare and heat in the room. A very fine choice indeed! 

Where to Buy Roller & Cellular Shades

At ASAP Blinds, we offer a wide selection of window shades from some of the most respected brands in the business, and we custom measure & install on each window for the perfect fit and look. With our current 40% off sale on Comfortex roller and cellular shades running through July 8, 2017, there's no better time to get these versatile and stylish shades in your home. Call us at (732) 223-6662 today to see all the great options we have for shades in your home!

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Categories Cellular Shades Home Decor Honeycomb Shades Light Control Motorization Privacy Roller Shades Window Treatments

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