• Lafayette Window Fashions

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    Lafayette Window Fashions is an industry leader in custom window coverings manufacturing. Their products range from blinds, shades, shutters and draperies. Whether your window covering needs are energy efficiency, light control, privacy or just dressing it up with draperies; Lafayette Interior Fashions has the window solution to meet every need. With employees located in over forty states, the Lafayette family has grown significantly since its inception by Joe Morgan, Sr. in 1950.  Their company headquarters in West Lafayette, Indiana houses their production facility, shipping services, customer service and all other administrative personnel.   Their mission is:  “to create an enduring partnership with our customers by being their most responsive, effective and efficient supplier of interior fashions.” They are…

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  • Norman Blinds/Shades/Shutters

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      With over 40 years of excellence in crafting fine window furnishings, Norman®'s quality has made it famous. It's what drives Norman® to innovate. And why you can see it in every detail. Few companies will farm their own wood, make their own components, or weave their own cords. At Norman®, everything matters. And anything's possible. Start exploring and be inspired by endless Norman® possibilities. Every year, millions of consumers around the world entrust Norman® with their homes. That's why Norman® is focused on leading the industry in quality, service, selection, and value. From its patented performance and safety enhancing techniques, award-winning designs, to its socially…

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  • Somfy- 50 Years of Innovation

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    From the first roller shutter motor, heralding the end of the crank handle, to the smart home, Somfy has spent the last 50 years assisting and making life easier for millions of users around the world.

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  • Sunscreen...for your Windows?!

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    Summer is finally here! And while Chicago may not exactly get the “soul-crushing” heat that Miami does, it’s still shaping up to be a pretty warm few months! Do you and your clients have your sunscreen all ready? No, no – not for your shoulders…for your windows!   While the sun is going to pack the heat for your clients' backyard cookouts and pool parties, you probably don’t want it raising the temperature inside their homes. However, much like the SPF 50 you should use to protect yourself from the harmful effects of UV rays.... furniture, art, flooring, and other interior goods need protection as well.   But what are we…

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  • Sheer Shadings- The Versatile Option

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    Benefits of Sheer Shadings We know, we know—choosing which window treatments are right for your home can be daunting! Sometimes having so many options just makes things harder… Should you go with harder treatments like plantation shutters or wooden blinds, or maybe the softer options like curtains and drapes? How is anyone supposed to choose?! Well, we have some good news for you. You don’t have to choose! Although you certainly can get custom draperies to go with your harder window treatments, there is also something that can allow you to have the best of both worlds: sheer shadings. Don’t Block The View! Chicago is…

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  • Cordless Blinds-- What They Are and How They Work

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    You may have noticed in our blog about child-safety when it comes to window treatments that we were talking a lot about cordless blinds. You may be wondering-- what even are cordless blinds? Are there different options? What are the additional benefits of them and why should I make the switch?

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  • Cut Down Services--Saving Time and Money

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    Tuesday Tip: Don’t waste time and money when window treatments are measured incorrectly. When a shade has been mis-measured or displaced, unfortunately it’s often on its way to the trash. Give the professionals at MWT the chance to save it with our cut down services. If a product is too big, we can and will alter the mis-measure to ensure that it fits correctly.    A story from this week: Matthew and Steve installed seventeen motorized Duette PowerView shades. The designer measured for the installation. While fifteen of the shades were measured correctly, two of them did not fit properly. Instead of…

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  • Child Safety- Cordless Blinds and Motorized Window Treatments

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    When we think of child-safety as homeowners, our minds often jump to securing furniture to walls, covering electrical outlets, and installing locks on cabinets and doors. What we often fail to consider is the danger that the cords on blinds and other window treatments pose to our little ones. Often found at the perfect height to be played with, we need to consider the choking hazard that hanging blinds pose to both children and pets. [According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, a child under the age of 10 dies from window cord strangulation every month] While National Child Safety Month…

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  • Benefits of Installing Motorized Window Treatments

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    Imagine waking up in the morning, your master bedroom curtains sweeping open to reveal a beautiful sunrise to wake you up. Picture raising and lowering shades with the push of a button. Envision office shades automatically lowering when the sun’s glare is the brightest throughout the day. All of these scenarios have ben made possible through Motoried Window Treatment's installation and retrofitting services! With state-of-the-art motors, smart operation, and MWT's design partners, there’s no better time to make your home a little smarter and your life a whole lot easier. Now you may be asking: Why should I motorize and how much is it…

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