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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!

You can also drop us a note from the Contact Form at the bottom of this page...

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

Jun 29, 2017

Roller Shades for Sliding Glass Door and More

JOB OF THE WEEK: June 29, 2017

See your home in a new light!

This week we're taking a quick look at roller shades! As you can see from the before & after photos, these gorgeous shades provide just the right amount of light control to keep a sense of openness to your room. Great for rooms that have a view you enjoy, and they even work seamlessly on sliding glass doors as evidenced in the pictures.

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 Roller Shades Window Treatments

Jun 26, 2017

Automated Cellular Shades - Motorized Window Shades

Automated window shades for the home are becoming increasingly popular. With the advent of "smart home" technology, it's no surprise that power window treatments would be one of the most in-demand items for making homes more efficient and luxurious. Motorized Cellular Shades are a popular choice that work well in any room of your home.


What Are Cellular Shades?

Cellular shades (also known as honeycomb shades) are a window covering named for their defining characteristic: the cells which resemble honeycombs. These cells are able to trap air and act as a buffer between the window and the room, thus helping with home heating and cooling bills. They're made of soft materials and can come in a number of different colors, as well as options for enhanced room-darkening, which is a useful add-on for certain windows and rooms. Cellulars can also be raised or lowered, allowing a full view out the window, but do not have slats or vanes which allow you to peer through the shade as you would with blinds, shutters, or soft treatments such as Silhouettes.


Cellular shades providing soft light filtering.

How Do Motorized Window Shades Work?

Motorized window shades are controlled using a remote device (or an app on your smart phone or tablet) that lets you lower and raise them automatically. It's a great convenience being able to adjust your room for privacy or light control with the tap of a button - and a true godsend for high or hard-to-reach windows! It's also very easy to set the shades to automatically raise and lower at certain times of the day, freeing you from having to make those adjustments yourself. The options are nearly limitless!

Motorized Cellular Shades 

Below is a video of a set of cellular shades that are paired with a fabric valance. Watch them in action!


Why Buy Automated Window Shades?

Besides their elegance, convenience, and distinctive design, motorized blinds and shades have many practical uses. They're great for hard-to-reach windows, and for rooms where raising and lowering all window coverings at once is preferred, such as in a bedroom or home theater. They're also child & pet-friendly, making your home safer for the little ones in your life.

ASAP Blinds is the leader and expert when it comes to designing and installing automatic window treatments in your home. We work with builders during the early stages of a home’s development to ensure the best wiring options for you, but we can also create the perfect motorized experience for you no matter the age of your house. Give us a call today at (732) 223-6662 to find out how!


Motorized honeycomb shades in a beach house living room.

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

Jun 22, 2017

Plantation Shutters in Bathroom and Living Room

JOB OF THE WEEK: June 22, 2017

See your home in a new light!

This week we have a customer who's replacing their old vertical blinds with white plantation shutters in their bathroom and living room. These before & after photos reveal the stunning difference. The plantation shutters are easy to care for and provide a hassle-free way of controlling light and privacy. Remember: not only can the louvers on the shutters be opened for a view outside, but the whole shutter panel can open, giving a clear and unobstructed view!

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 Plantation Shutters Privacy Window Treatments

Jun 21, 2017

The Versatile Plantation Shutter

Sometimes plantation shutters are used in unexpected ways!

White Plantation Shutters Inside the Home

We had to share this before and after photo of a classic and clever use for interior plantation shutters. 

Fuse boxes are never the most attractive thing in the house, hence they're often tucked away in some remote area away from all the action. In this case, the fuse box was on a stairway leading to the basement, so we found a great - if not stylish - way to cover it up!


White plantation shutter covering fuse box.


What are the advantages of Plantation Shutters?

Plantations shutters are a great looking window covering, and offer a variety of ways to control the light in your home: the louvers can be tilted to different degrees 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.

Besides all of this, they can even look great as a wall covering for unsightly fuse boxes and such!


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

Jun 15, 2017

Beautiful Faux Wood Blinds

JOB OF THE WEEK: June 15, 2017

See your home in a new light!

You may think getting window treatments from a custom shop like ours would strain your budget, but it doesn't have to! Our blinds for any size window deal can save you both time and money, and still give you the style you deserve! Here are a couple of examples of these beautiful faux wood blinds in action....

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!

Jun 12, 2017

Woven Roman Shades at a Jersey Shore Beach Home

JOB OF THE WEEK: June 8, 2017

See your home in a new light!

These woven Roman shades combine the great looks of woven wood shades with the elegance of Roman shades for a combination that looks great at this Jersey Shore beach home! Not only are they create a striking impression in rooms with a large amount of windows, but they also look great on French doors!

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 Roman Shades Window Treatments Woven Wood Shades

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