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Karen McGuffin

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Karen is the original founder of Bloomin’ Blinds. She has nearly 30 years of experience in the window treatment industry and is an expert in window covering sales, installations, and repair. In her free time, Karen enjoys traveling, volunteering at the local food bank, being an active in the chamber of commerce, and “cruising” through her neighborhood in her little blue and white polka-dotted golf cart she calls a buggy.

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  • How to Choose Blind Color How to Choose Blind Color For some, decorating comes easy. For others, there are too many options and too many ways to make mistakes. One of the best ways to make your room look brand new is to get a new set of blinds. The right color with the right lighting with the right paint can make your living ... Continue Reading
  • How to Make Your Ceilings Look Higher How to Make Your Ceilings Look Higher Vaulted ceilings are lovely, but not every home is built to accommodate them. In fact, according to the International Residential Code, habitable rooms like bedrooms, kitchens, and living spaces are only required to have a ceiling height of 7 feet. So what can you do if ... Continue Reading
  • Best Window Treatments for Kitchens kitchen window shades Kitchen Window Covering Ideas As one of the busier rooms in your home, the kitchen serves many functions. Preparing meals, foraging for snacks, gathering with family to talk about the day—the kitchen is a household hub. If your kitchen features one or more windows, you may ... Continue Reading
  • Best Window Treatments for Bathrooms Best Blinds for Bathroom Windows Bathroom windows can contribute to a bright, relaxing atmosphere—or create a logistical nightmare. Not every home bathroom has this particular design element, but if yours does, you likely identify with one of those two extremes. Love them or hate them, virtually all ... Continue Reading
  • How to Upcycle Old Curtains curtains Replacing your curtains with custom blinds or shades can add modern sophistication to a room, making it a common upgrade for homeowners. But what should you do with your old curtains? On the silver screen, Scarlett O’Hara fashions a dress out of her green velvet drapes in ... Continue Reading
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