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PASADENA UPHOLSTERY DRAPES SHADES SHUTTERS BLINDS FABRICS

We are upholsterers who upholster and do all custom upholstery. Furniture, Custom Furniture, Custom Sofas, Furniture Repair, Slipcovers, Pillows, Cushions, O...


Indoor Environment: Keep it clean - The News-Press

Homeowners take pride in the way their nest exudes their style, but there's one thing that's often overlooked.

It's the invisible "elephant in the room": indoor air quality.

If you, family members or visitors sneeze upon waking or stepping over the threshold, it's a tell-tale sign that an array of allergens may be lurking: dander, dust mites, chemicals, mold spores or toxic compounds.

In fact, indoor air can be five times more polluted than outdoor air. While the house may be warm and inviting, the air may not be.

What's a homeowner to do?

Those building from the ground-up can plan their new-home design based on LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design)standards. Several residential and business designers and builders have joined "the green party" in the past decade.

But if you are an Average Joe, hunkered down in a comfortable home, then there are several opportunities for achieving that indoor equilibrium.

The first is a simple maxim, particularly with children and animals: Keep it clean. De-cluttering makes dusting and extracting pollutants from the carpets and rugs with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) vacuum easier.

Then you have prime opportunities for making clean-air decisions for upgrading treatments, accents, furnishings or other items.

Even for cleaning bees, a primary indoor pollutant is the off-gassing of chemicals in furnishings, paint, vinyl floor coverings, and synthetics through vapors called volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Dr. Jennifer Languell, who teaches local designers about sustainable practices through her Trifecta Construction Solutions, advises "wherever possible, choose natural fabrics, such as cotton and linen." She also recommends preventing the tracking of yard fertilizers and pesticides inside, so station walk-off mats or indoor rugs, or maintain a shoe-free house.

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Latest News

  • Indoor Environment: Keep it clean

    09/20/14 ,via The News-Press

    Roberts carries several Hunter Douglas lines of shades, sheers, shutters and blinds that have achieved a GreenGuard Gold certification, which means they've undergone rigorous testing by UL Environment and meet or exceed levels for low chemical 

  • Roam at home

    09/23/14 ,via The Northern Echo

    says Sarah Quilliam, head of product design at blinds, curtains and shutters specialists, Hillarys. A delicately decorated fan wallpaper, Shojo, £52 a roll, Little Greene, available in a range of shades, could make the perfect backdrop for Eastern

  • The sky's the limit on window treatments

    09/18/14 ,via Kokomo Perspective

    “Most of the Hunter Douglas shades or blinds have approximately a 95 percent block on the ultraviolet rays, which is really pretty good. Some of your soft treatments, Shutters are also another popular look Newton is seeing. “They're a little bit on

  • Update your home with new window fashions from Wilson Blind & Shutter

    09/15/14 ,via LubbockOnline.com

    Online, please visit www.wadewilsonswindows.com. “We carry real wood and composite wood blinds and shutters, and a variety of wood and composite wood arches, roller shades, woven woods, honeycomb cell shades and more,” says Owner Wade Wilson.

  • SOUTH SHORE INSIDERS: Chris and Marie Mazzeo

    09/18/14 ,via The Patriot Ledger

    Chris: We do everything from ready-made to custom pieces: blinds, shutters, shades, hardware. It's virtually everything that's involved in window treatment. We try to buy as many American-made products as possible and we deal with local vendors from


Books

  • Old House Interiors

    2006. 120 pages.

    National architectural magazine now in its fifteenth year, covering period-inspired design 1700–1950. Commissioned photographs show real homes, inspired by the past but livable. Historical and interpretive rooms are included; new construction, additions, and new kitchens and baths take their place along with restoration work. A feature on furniture appears in every issue. Product coverage is extensive. Experts offer advice for homeowners and designers on finishing, decorating, and furnishing...

  • Window Treatments

    John Wiley & Sons. 1989. ISBN: 0471289469,9780471289463. 456 pages.

    This text provides information on using windows to best advantage. Readers will find instructions on calculating, specifying, and installing hard and soft window treatments, plus residential and non-residential treatments.

  • The Window Decorating Book

    CRI Media Inc. 2014. ISBN: 9781890379179,1890379174. 336 pages.

    An exceptional guide to window coverings featuring more than 1000 photographs and illustrations, The Window Decorating Book is both unique and compelling in covering the scope of window products available on the market today. You will be encouraged to explore and consider all of your options, including sections on specifications and fabric quantities, should you wish to do so. The Window Decorating Book not only provides an inspiring visual catalog of ways to use draperies, blinds, shades,...


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