I’ve been doing some specialized baking lately, and I was having a real problem with one component of a dish. Dr. Google to the rescue. I found out that I didn’t know an important thing about the chemistry of that one component. Who knew? Well, not me — I didn’t know what I didn’t know. Took some sleuthing but it was worth it. The dish was rather spectacular in the end.
In the home decor world, with so much information thrown at us from the Home TV channels, in magazines, on the Internet and through newspaper columns, it’s hard to believe that there are things we may just not know enough about to consider ourselves informed.
But we don’t know what we don’t know.
Because it’s that time of year when we are thinking about winter and energy efficiency, or maybe “just because”, you have decided it’s time to buy new blinds. You get a salesperson to come tell you all about their product, they choose one or two from their line and give you a quote.
You may be surprised to find out that blinds for a whole home can cost as much as a new little car.
Which prompts you to go to a retail store and spend some time looking at the displays and talking to the sales associate. (Who is probably NOT well trained in blinds OR interior decoration.) You ask your friends what they think, or what kind of blinds they have.
You do some internet searching, but what do you look for if you don’t know what you don’t know? It’s difficult. The smartest thing you can do is acknowledge you don’t know what you don’t know and find someone who can guide you through the process.
Why call a Blinds Specialist
After many, many of hours learning about all the blinds out there, after taking tons of courses, after installing hundreds of blinds and helping countless people choose blinds — and seeing the results of their choices, I am an expert on blinds.
Here are two guides I wrote to help you make these decisions: