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Dec 13, 2017

Bedroom Faux Wood Blinds for a Jersey Shore Home

JOB OF THE WEEK: December 14, 2017

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Faux wood blinds in a Jersey Shore home.

This week we're having a look at faux wood blinds and how great they look in different bedrooms and even a bathroom! Faux wood blinds are made from materials that are lead-free and free from any harmful chemicals, and they can withstand different climate situations such as moisture and salty air better then hardwood blinds while being just as attractive at a fraction of the cost. 

Give us a call at 732-223-6662 today to find out about the Best Blinds Deal in New Jersey for Any Size Window!

Rooms in the home featured in this video include:
Bedrooms
Bathroom

Please note: for many years there has been some concern about safety hazards with corded window treatments such as home blinds. Most of these issues come about from a broken equalizer on the blinds, which leads many people to simply tie the cords to maintain functionality, but in the process that creates a hazard. To help prevent this, we have a video that shows how to easily repair your blinds' equalizer yourself to help you avoid that situation.

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 find out about the other home window blinds and shade options we offer!

Categories Faux Wood Blinds Home Decor Job of the Week Light Control Privacy Window Treatments

Dec 7, 2017

Cellular Shades in Springfield, NJ

JOB OF THE WEEK: December 7, 2017

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Cordless, light-filtering cellular shades in a Springfield, NJ home.

In this week's before & after photos, we look at the simple elegance of cordless light-filtering cellular shades (also known as honeycomb shades) as a great look in this home. These shades are also available with a room-darkening feature for those who would like to filter out even more light.

Rooms in the home featured in this video include:
Living Room
Bathroom

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 home window blinds and shade options we offer!

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

Nov 30, 2017

Home Blinds & Plantation Shutters in Brick NJ

JOB OF THE WEEK: November 30, 2017

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Home Wood Blinds & Plantation Shutters

In this week's edition of JOB OF THE WEEK, we're installing white wood home blinds and plantation shutters in a Brick, New Jersey home. To see individual before & after photos, check out our Facebook Photo Album for this project!


Wood Blinds for the Bedrooms

Something that's unique about these bedroom windows is that they already had existing treatments on them that the owners wanted to keep. It's easy to forget that layering different types of window treatments is not only okay, it can result in some great looks.

For these windows we went with white wood blinds under the fabric valance in one room, and under the curtains in the other. It's a simple but effective way to freshen up a room and add more privacy options.


Wood blinds in a bedroom.


Wood blinds in a bedroom.

Plantation Shutters for the Bedroom

This bedroom was recently remodeled and still needed some touch-up painting, and we were called in to install white plantation shutters with hidden tilt bars (Invisitilt). It's easy to forget that not only do plantation shutters have louvers that open and close, but they also swing open much like little doors. You can see that in the photo where our Master Installer Drew is putting on the finishing touches.

Plantation Shutters in a bedroom.

Plantation Shutters for the Living Room

Finally, here are before and after photos of plantation shutters in the living room. They provide great privacy and light-control and look great!

Plantation Shutters in a living room.

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 and find out about our large selection of blinds, shades, shutters and other window treatment options, including motorization

Categories Home Decor Job of the Week Light Control Plantation Shutters Privacy Window Treatments Wood Blinds

Nov 16, 2017

Nantucket Shades in Brielle, NJ

JOB OF THE WEEK: November 16, 2017

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This home on the water in Brielle, NJ has its living room dressed up nicely with Nantucket shades from Hunter Douglas. Nantuckets are a smart option for those seeking the elegance of Silhouette shades at a better price without sacrificing the look and options. The similarities between the two types of shades are so great in fact, that we recently did a blog post comparing Nantuckets and Silhouettes here.

Most of the vanes on the shades shown in the video and the photos below are open, allowing a great view to the outside, but notice the sliding glass door in the first set of before & afters: the vanes are closed, giving you an idea of the great privacy and light-control these soft home shades can bring to your rooms. And like so many of the custom window fashions we offer, these shades are a great choice for automation/motorization!

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. In addition to Nantuckets and Silhouettes, we have a wide variety of options for plantation shutters, cafe shutters, window blinds, cellular & roller shades, woven wood & Roman shades, and more! Call us today at 732-223-6662 to find out more!

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

Nov 9, 2017

Fabric Valances, Cellular Shades, Sliding Glass Door

JOB OF THE WEEK: November 9, 2017

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New patterned fabric valances and cellular shades in a Spring Lake, NJ home.

In these before & after photos, we show how simply updating a fabric valance and adding new cellular shades can make a world of difference. Of particular note is the verticle option on the sliding glass door in the kitchen. People often ask what kind of window treatment is best for a sliding glass door, and while that can always vary from home to home, the VertiGlide cellular option shown here is a very nice choice!

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 home window blinds options we offer!

Categories Cellular Shades Home Decor Honeycomb Shades Job of the Week Valances Window Treatments

Nov 2, 2017

Fabric Roman Shades in Bay Head, NJ

JOB OF THE WEEK: November 2, 2017

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Fabric Roman shades are an elegant choice at this Bay Head, NJ home.

These cordless, knife-pleated fabric Roman shades offer great privacy and light-filtering abilities. We went with a common valance as the windows were situated nicely in pairs. These window shades are also available with further room-darkening options for those seeking to make their room even darker.

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 home window blinds options we offer!

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

Oct 26, 2017

Plantation Shutters and Cafe Shutters in Sea Girt, NJ

JOB OF THE WEEK: October 26, 2017

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Plantation shutters and cafe shutters were the perfect combo for this home in Sea Girt, NJ. Have a look at the before & after photos below and in the video to see!

All of these shutters feature the Invisitilt option, which is a hidden tilt bar. Shutters with Invisitilt have a cleaner, more-streamlined look and offer better view-through when looking to the outside.

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 Cafe Shutters Home Decor Job of the Week Plantation Shutters Privacy Window Treatments

Oct 19, 2017

Woven Shades, Nantuckets, Blinds & Shutters

JOB OF THE WEEK: October 19, 2017

See your home in a new light!

Woven Shades, Nantuckets, Blinds & Shutters

Window treatment options are virtually limitless. In this week's JOB OF THE WEEK, we're taking a look at before & after photos of woven wood shades, Nantucket shades, wood blinds, and plantation shutters...all in the same new Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey home. To see individual before & after photos, be sure to check out our Facebook Photo Album for this project!


Woven Wood Shades

In the above video, check out these woven wood shades in a living room off the porch, followed by similar wovens on a French door and windows. Check out the texture of those woven weaves! Wovens are a great choice for French doors, and they offer a stylish look with great light-control and view-through...simultaneously!

Nantucket Shades

Nantucket shades are very similar to, though less expensive than, Silhouette shades. For a full breakdown of the differences, see this post. Nantuckets are also a great candidate for motorization...in fact, the shades above the bathtub in the video are automated, and you can see them in action here! These shades give a great and luxurious look to any room.

Wood Blinds

You can't go wrong with wood blinds. Classic, practical and stylish, they work in any room and always look great! In a home such as this, where various elegant window treatments are being used in many of the main rooms, wood blinds are a cost-effective way to dress up less frequently visited rooms!

Plantation Shutters

Another classic window covering, plantation shutters offer great looks, fantastic options for viewing the outside world, and extremely effective light-control. These shutters have an invisible tilt bar (known as Invisitilt) that brings less obstruction to your view and a cleaner look to your window.

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 and find out about our large selection of blinds, shades, shutters and other window treatment options.

Categories Home Decor Job of the Week Light Control Motorization Nantucket Shades Plantation Shutters Privacy Silhouette Shades Window Treatments Wood Blinds Woven Wood Shades

Oct 17, 2017

Replacing Your Window Treatments

Let's face it: nothing lasts forever, even your favorite window shades. Replacing your window treatments can be a great and simple way to add some change to the decor of your home, giving you a brand new feel and look, and at a fraction of the cost of remodeling!


From Woven Woods to Roller Shades

In the photo below, you'll see something slightly different in our before & after pictures: usually we show the bare window in our before shot, but this time we're showing you the previous window coverings, which were woven wood shades, to give you an idea of the new look attained by replacing the shades.

The owners of this waterfront house in Brielle, NJ made a great choice in replacing their aging wovens with sheer roller shades, which give a much cleaner and stylish look, as well as providing better view-through out to the water. The ambient lighting is softer too, making for a whole new feel in the room!

Plus, roller shades are a great candidate for automation, so just think of the possibilities these shades coupled with motorization can add to your own home!


Woven wood shades (left) replaced by sheer roller shades (right).

ASAP Blinds is the leader and expert when it comes to designing and installing traditional and automatic/motorized window treatments in your home. We serve 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 Privacy Roller Shades Window Treatments Woven Wood Shades

Oct 12, 2017

Kitchen Roller Shades, Living & Dining Room Blinds

JOB OF THE WEEK: October 12, 2017

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Roller Shades, Faux Wood Blinds, and Wood Blinds

When it comes to window treatments, your options are nearly boundless. In this week's edition of JOB OF THE WEEK, we're going to take a look at before & after photos of roller shades in a kitchen, faux wood blinds in a dining room, and wood blinds in a living room...all in the same Brick, New Jersey home. To see individual before & after photos, check out our Facebook Photo Album for this project!


Roller Shades for the Kitchen

The before picture of the kitchen shows temporary blinds on the window above the sink (this is an option we offer to our clients if they have no existing window coverings and need some sort of home blinds until our custom window treatments come in for them).

Have a look at the roller shade above the sink in the after photo. It has a great subtle texture and sheerness that makes it perfect for this frequently used area of the kitchen: whether raised or lowered, you won't feel completely "trapped inside" when you're cooking or cleaning dishes, and it looks great too!


Roller shades in a kitchen.

Faux Wood Blinds for the Dining Room

As with the kitchen photo, the before picture of the dining room shows temporary blinds on the window.

Faux wood blinds have a very similar look and feel to actual wood blinds, but at a much lower cost. The slats provide the same amount of privacy and light-control, and the mechanisms work in the same way. They also hold their own very well against heat and moisture, and are made without any harmful chemicals. Faux wood blinds are a great and cost-effective choice for this dining room.

Faux wood blinds in a dining room.

Wood Blinds for the Living Room

As with the previous photos, the before picture of the living room shows temporary blinds on the window.

What can be said about wood blinds? They are one of the most classic and enduring of the hard window coverings. From natural looks to stained or painted ones, they provide a look that's at home in any room. In this living room, they remain unobtrusive, practical and stylish.

Wood blinds in a living room.

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 and find out about our large selection of blinds, shades and other window treatment options.

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

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