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Blinds [Oct. 13th, 2006|09:57 am]
Tony Grist
I understand curtains. I've lived with curtains all my life. If I were buying new curtains it would simply be a question of what colour I fancied.  But blinds? I've not done blinds before.

And in the bedroom. What if they leak light? What if they're horribly fiddly? What if I regret the decision the moment they're up?

Her Next Door has blinds. In every room. They look really clean and cool and modern. 

The only place I've dealt with blinds before is in Travel Lodges. 

I liked the salesman. He wasn't pushy. A child started laughing when he was measuring up.  What the ...?  It was his ring tone, of course. 

Ailz is no use. I voice my objections; she bounces them back at me.  Might as well talk to the wall.

Oh, all right. Let's go for it!
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[User Picture]From: mummm
2006-10-13 11:42 am (UTC)
Horizontal are hard to dust. Vertical are really nice. :-)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-10-13 02:46 pm (UTC)
Vertical is what we're going for.
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[User Picture]From: baritonejeff
2006-10-13 12:46 pm (UTC)
What kind of blinds? If "cellular", be careful about getting ones that are too wide, as you will have constant trouble with the raising and lowering.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-10-13 02:51 pm (UTC)
Cellular blinds are a new idea to me. I had to Google to find out what they were. So, no, we're not getting them; we're getting simple vertical blinds. :)
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[User Picture]From: forestdweller
2006-10-13 04:14 pm (UTC)
I usually prefer blinds AND curtains for optimum morning light blockage. However I'm often VERY remiss when it comes to dusting said blinds...because they are behind curtains.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-10-13 06:44 pm (UTC)
The idea is to replace the curtains- which have been up for about ten years. I'm hoping blinds, by themselves, will be enough.

We're going for vertical blinds. I'm told they don't need much dusting...
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[User Picture]From: forestdweller
2006-10-13 06:53 pm (UTC)
I've found that blinds alone let in light through the cracks and around the edges.

Ten years!

...I don't think I've ever lived in one place for that long.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-10-14 08:54 am (UTC)
I've lived in this house for twenty years now.

You get attached....
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[User Picture]From: sina_says
2006-10-13 08:47 pm (UTC)
i'm absolutely in love with our new wooden (real wood! albeit horizontal) blinds. they make our new living room and dining room look so, well, cozy. they do leak a good bit of light but we don't mind that at all in there.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-10-14 08:56 am (UTC)
They sound nice. These won't be wood. They'll be some sort of plastic or pvc.
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[User Picture]From: jackiejj
2006-10-17 09:51 pm (UTC)
It is the Very Latest Thing, you know, to ditch curtains.

I have some curtains. I can't let go of my past so easily.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-10-18 08:22 am (UTC)
I'm not sure quite what to expect. The guys are coming to fix the blinds tomorrow. I'm quite excited about it.

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[User Picture]From: jackiejj
2006-10-18 11:13 am (UTC)
I think you will really like blinds! And I can't wait to see pictures of your transformed house.

Isn't it amazing how much things can change in only one year? Your Christmas decorations will look so fine!

And here I am in a new place with a big window just right for a huge real Christmas tree. I'm planning on over a thousand little white lights.
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