Jan 12, 2017

Anchor Blinds Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

Anchor Blinds has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016.

This achievement is particularly significant as Angie’s List experienced unprecedented member growth in 2016. More than 1.6 million consumers, many of whom were eager to quickly hire highly qualified service pros, joined Angie’s List after the company added a new, free membership tier.

“Companies that can meet higher demands without missing a beat in their exemplary performance standards truly do stand apart from their peers,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “Only a fraction of the window treatment companies in Seattle, WA were able to do it.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2016 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade. The SSA winners must also be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

"We love what we do and strive to be the premier window covering specialist in the Seattle area, so it is an honor to be recognized for achieving our goals," said Armi Avila-Lee of Anchor Blinds.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

For more than 21 years, Angie’s List restricted access to its verified reviews to consumers who paid membership fees. When the company removed that barrier, some companies worried that the new, non-paying members would not be as engaged as members of the past. Experience has shown, however, that these newly added members are just as engaged – across all age groups – as prior members. Also, because the company continues to adhere to its review verification process, there has been no degradation of review quality.

“The biggest change at Angie’s List is that we are connecting even more consumers to high quality service professionals,” Hicks said. “And that’s good for everyone.”

Angie's List helps facilitate happy transactions between more than 4.5 million consumers nationwide and its collection of highly rated service providers in more than 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. Built on a foundation of more than 10 million verified reviews of local service, Angie's List connects consumers directly to its online marketplace of services from member-reviewed providers, and offers unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

For more information, please give us a call at 206-407-3220 or send us an email at sales@anchorblinds.com.

Feb 17, 2016

Fresh Ideas for Your Home from Hunter Douglas

Geometric shapes can add movement & energy to your rooms.

Think outside the box for a refreshing change of decor. When most of us purchase home elements, we tend to focus on square and rectangular shapes and surfaces. Yet consider some of the most ancient decorating styles used by the Greeks, Romans and other cultures; they include lots more than just squares and rectangles! Try thinking out of the box for more interest and excitement in your decorating style.

Triangles, hexagons, trapezoids, parallelograms. Who even remembers what some of these shapes are? Maybe now’s the time for a refresher course in high school geometry to spice up your home décor. And don’t forget to add diamonds, chevrons, zig zags and stars to the equation.

Add geometric shapes and patterns to your décor with these home elements:

● Table tops and table bases 
● Tile and wood flooring
● Rugs and carpeting 
● Wall coverings and draperies
● Upholstery fabric 
● Bed and table linens
● Throw pillows 
● Dishware
● Mirrors 
● Inlays on wood furniture
● Light fixtures 
● Painted wall stencils

Beware of too much geometry; a little goes a long way at perking up a room and anything too much can become chaotic. Geometric patterns can look modern, retro or thoroughly traditional, depending on their style, color and design.  Add geometric shapes to your interior design plan. It’s an angle that works!

Jan 11, 2016

PowerRise™ to PowerView™

Switching to PowerView™ 

PowerRise™ Remote Hunter Douglas is completely switching over from PowerRise™ with Platinum™ Technology to PowerView™ Motorization by Spring 2016. If you have existing Hunter Douglas battery operated PowerRise™ shades (it will have the remote as shown), and you have remaining shades that you would like to be operated using the same PowerRise™ system, we have until end of March 2016 to order them. Please call as soon as possible if you would like to get as estimate and place an order.

Nov 17, 2015

Featured Window

Shutters of Form & Function

A survey of DWC Magazine readers found that the number one reason people buy shutters is aesthetics, and the second reason is because they consider them as investments in their homes. Same is true for Brian and Moon who moved to the Pacific Northwest recently. “We’ve had shutters in the past, and we like the durability and overall look of the shutters. Plus, the fact that when you sell your place, listing plantation shutters is a selling point that you can call out,” says Brian. 

Care & Cleaning 
Shutters are very easy to clean and maintain. Use a clean, dry feather duster, cloth or vacuum with brush attachment to gently remove dust and debris. To ensure thorough cleaning, wipe the louvers and panels in the open and closed positions. Do not immerse the product in water or use abrasive chemical solvents as this may cause discoloration and the wood to warp. Ultrasonic cleaning is not recommended. Taken from: Norman Shutters

Sep 10, 2015

Featured Item

The Warmth of Woven Woods

No other style can give immediate warmth and texture to the space more than woven wood shades. Made of natural materials such as wood, reeds, and grasses, they are an excellent choice for bringing nature and the outdoors and in. Woven wood shades blend nicely in a setting that has rich tones,.

 It is uniquely constructed and also a great way to add depth and visual interest to a space. Distinctive color, stain, pattern, and material variations are part of the inherent characteristic and contributes to its natural beauty.

Woven wood shades create soft folds when raised which adds to its charm when up. The popular top-down/bottom-up feature is also available for extra flexibility and versatility (bottom left).

It can be made without the liner to allow maximum light to enter the room and where privacy is not much of an concern (top right). A liner may be added for more light control and privacy especially at night, while edge binding is also available to avoid edges from fraying or as a decorative accent.