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You want to change the look and feel of your home but it’s not in your budget to remodel?  A more economical and affordable option is to change your window treatments. Those old blinds or curtains aren’t ‘you’ anymore. Midcoast Blinds and Shades will share what we are seeing as trends for 2013.

Curtains done in jewel tones such as turquoise or amethyst add glamor and sophistication to your home. We have seen an increased interest in jewel tones as well as metallic colors.

Eco-friendly shades and blinds done with nature inspired materials such as bamboo is another option. Something we are seeing is for one room such as the living room to be done in one way such as in jewel or metallic curtains and the bedroom, as an example, have bamboo shades. Mixing and matching design options is a nice way to change the ambiance from room to…

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Your Home Deserves a New Look In the New Year!

bamboo shades

You want to change the look and feel of your home but it’s not in your budget to remodel?  A more economical and affordable option is to change your window treatments. Those old blinds or curtains aren’t ‘you’ anymore. Midcoast Blinds and Shades will share what we are seeing as trends for 2013.

Curtains done in jewel tones such as turquoise or amethyst add glamor and sophistication to your home. We have seen an increased interest in jewel tones as well as metallic colors.

Eco-friendly shades and blinds done with nature inspired materials such as bamboo is another option. Something we are seeing is for one room such as the living room to be done in one way such as in jewel or metallic curtains and the bedroom, as an example, have bamboo shades. Mixing and matching design options is a nice way to change the ambiance from room to room.

No matter what your budget dictates or your personal preferences are, Midcoast Shades and Blinds has many options to choose from that will meet your needs and make the New Year your homes best year!

Happy New Year to our loyal customers and if you aren’t a customer yet, we look forward to you becoming one!

Call Karen at Midcoast Blinds and Shades (207) 236-0765

What is a Curtain? It May be the Window Treatment for You!

The definition of a curtain from the Free online dictionary, Encyclopedia Britannica online and Webster dictionary online :

cur·tain  (kûrtn)

n.

1. Material that hangs in a window or other opening as a decoration, shade, or screen.
2. Something that functions as or resembles a screen, cover, or barrier: the curtain of mist before the mountain; a heavy curtain of artillery fire.
3.

a. The movable screen or drape in a theater or hall that separates the stage from the auditorium or that serves as a backdrop.
b. The rising or opening of a theater curtain at the beginning of a performance or act.
c. The time at which a theatrical performance begins or is scheduled to begin.
d. The fall or closing of a theater curtain at the end of a performance or act.
e. The concluding line, speech, or scene of a play or act.
4. The part of a rampart or parapet connecting two bastions or gates.
5. Architecture A curtain wall.
6. curtains Slang

a. The end.
b. Absolute ruin: “If the employee doesn’t shape up, it’s curtains” (Business Week).
c. Death.

tr.v. cur·tained, cur·tain·ing, cur·tains

1. To provide (something) with or as if with a curtain.
2. To shut off (something) with or as if with a curtain.
If this answers your window treatment needs, call Karen at Midcoast Blinds and Shades.
If this doesn’t answer your window treatment needs, call Karen at Midcoast Blinds and Shades and we can find something that works for you!
(207) 236-0765

Renting Your Home or Apartment, Midcoast Blinds and Shades Can Still be the Answer For You!

Are you renting your home or apartment? Are the blinds, shades or window treatments broken, frayed, or torn? Maybe your landlord doesn’t even have anything up on the windows and expects you to provide something.

If you plan on being in your rented home for any length of time, a year or more, don’t you want it to look its best? You have nice furniture, the place is painted, the rugs and flooring look good, don’t leave out the detail of your window coverings.

Midcoast Blinds and Shades offers blinds, shades, curtains and window treatments of all kinds to fit any budget. Most window treatments can go with you should you decide to move.

Call Karen at Midcoast Blinds and Shades for an appointment

(207) 236-0765

Memories of Your First Place. Reflections of You Then and Now.

In your late teens or early 20’s you move out and into your first place. You need so many things you find out quickly how fast the money runs out. So a sheet or blanket gets pinned up on a window and is the answer to keeping the windows covered.

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You’re all grown up now, isn’t it time to update your window treatments to reflect who you are now?

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What to Expect When You Call Midcoast Blinds and Shades.

A question we have been asked recently “What happens when someone calls Midcoast Blinds and Shades and asks about  their windows and what can be done with them?”  The answer is: When someone calls for a consultation I usually ask them what they currently have for window treatments?  What are you envisioning for your windows?
What types of problems are you encountering such as, heat loss or too much sun?  Are you looking for blinds, shades, draperies or some sort of combination?  If they are looking for a certain fabric, I will ask them if they have a color preference so I can get the fabric together to show them.  I also ask if they are looking for a print or for something plain.  It is really good to know if they have a budget in mind; having a figure to work with, gives me an idea of how elaborate we can get.  You might be surprised how nice your windows can look on a limited budget!
One final question would be since your order is important to us and is custom made, when do you need to have the project completed?  Because your order is done to your specification, this process can take up to 3 to 4 weeks.
My mother, Judith Grossman has been in business over 30 years and so many people in this area know, love and respect her. I have learned when needed, I can count on her vast knowledge and experience and this has only made me better at what I do.
Give Karen a call at Midcoast Blinds and Shades (207) 236-0765