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Real Estate Agent with Kenna Real Estate Company

I have been training in the area of window decorating for the past few months.  I am embarking on a new career and adding decorating windows to my repertoire.

I am very excited about this new career because I have always been very interested in decorating.  That is one of the main reasons I love being a realtor.  The two seem to compliment each other so well. 

My new career involves helping clients to design window treatments such as draperies, swags and cascades, valances, cornices, all types of shades from roller to Roman to cellular, blinds, shutters, verticals and more.  The company I am working for has been in this business for over 50 years and are the best!

Please feel free to call me if you have need of this type of service.  Telephone me at 720-884-6040 or email me at Barbara@kennarealestate.com.

Comments (3)

Don Wixom
RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
"Looking out for your next move..."tm

Hey Barbara, congratulations on the new path!  I have promised my wife window coverings for the past 3 years & we have been in our house for just over 5 years with NO window coverings.  We have not been able to agree... I say the standard 2" Faux blinds are fine & she wants expensive shutters!  She thinks we are going to compromise with rolling shades or something.  What do you recommend?

Dec 30, 2009 12:21 PM
John Rakoci
Eagle Realty - North Myrtle Beach, SC
North Myrtle Beach Coastal Carolinas

Both my wife and daughter make custom draperies. My wife works for clients along the Carolina coast from Myrtle Beach SC to Ocean Isle Beach NC. My daughter works the Pa/Oh line near Sharon Pa / Hubbard Oh. Lots of variation in both areas and variation between areas too. Good luck to your new venture.

Don- we see the 2" blinds eventually covered or accented with draperies in the south and up north. It is less expensive to have draperies only. Otherwise, it is the expensive plantation shutters. Either way, you may as well allow her to get what she wants now as it will only prolong your pain.

Dec 30, 2009 12:37 PM
Barbara Salisbury
Kenna Real Estate Company - Highlands Ranch, CO

Blinds or shutters are both good choices.  Shutters are the most expensive, but definitely help when you get ready to sell your home.  They always seem to be favorites.  As far as shades, Roman shades are quite popular right now and do add a nice soft touch.  With Roman shades you can pick your fabric and coordinate it with your other furnishings.  Cellular shades are quite popular, but don't add much to the decor.  Roller shades are not very favorable currently.

My recommendation, without seeing your home, would be shutters first and then blinds.  They both are classics.  I like them because you can control the amount and the angle of light by turning them and, yet, you can also completely open them by raising the blinds are opening the shutters to the side.  This gives a lot more flexibility. 

Wood blinds are great when you want a wood color, but don't put them in bathrooms are kitchens as they warp from moisture.  Faux blinds are okay, but don't hold up well in west facing windows because they bow and warp from the heat.  The best choice is composite.  These are made from compressed wood with a vinyl type covering.  They will not warp or bow.  Look for a product with a warranty against color change so it will not yellow over time. 

I hope this helps.  Let me know if I can help you more. 



Dec 30, 2009 12:41 PM