5 Ways to Add Enchanting Light to Your Backyard

Posted by Polar Shades on Sep 29, 2017 8:00:00 AM

As September comes to an end and fall officially begins, Las Vegas cools off and residents enjoy some of the region's most fantastic weather. These more temperate nights beckon for us to enjoy our backyard and outdoor patio areas and to share the gardens we love with others. But to do so requires some artful illumination. Consider the following five tips for adding enchanting lighting that will enhance your favorite outdoor areas and allow you to enjoy those spaces long into the night:

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Choosing the Right Color for Your Grout

Posted by Polar Shades on Sep 27, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Selecting a grout color is often overlooked when installing tile. There are many options available – ranging from basic neutrals to bold accent colors. The color grout you select can have as big of an impact on the overall appearance as the tiles themselves. Here are a few tips to help you pick the perfect grout color to complement your tile.

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6 Ways to Refresh Your Container Garden for Fall

Posted by Polar Shades on Sep 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Packed with annuals, your container garden brightened your deck or patio throughout the spring and summer. But now the sun has taken its toll on its once colorful vibrancy.

As much as you hate to do it, you're ready to empty all the pots and relegate them to the shed or garage for the winter.

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September Home Checklist

Posted by Polar Shades on Sep 22, 2017 8:00:00 AM

September is a month of changes, serving as a bridge from scorching summer temperatures to cooler days and nights. The kids are back in school and it’s the perfect time to take care of the home maintenance and improvements that will prepare your home for the cooler months.

The following September home checklist will help you get started:

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How to Clean Your Kitchen Cabinets

Posted by Polar Shades on Sep 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

A kitchen is a magnet for grease, bacteria and food particles that go airborne – not to mention all the scuffs and handprints left behind in a whirlwind of activity.

Keeping kitchen cabinets clean can be a challenge, but it's one you can address with confidence once you know which products to use to clean the surface:

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Latest Bathroom Trends of 2017

Posted by Polar Shades on Sep 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Kitchens have long been heralded as the favorite room in the house. In recent years, the bathroom has moved the kitchen down the pipes in terms of design importance. As such, some great trends have begun to emerge that are specifically intended for bathrooms.

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5 Ways to Fun Up Your Patio

Posted by Polar Shades on Sep 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM

It's your patio – your retreat after a long workday and a place you want to kick off your shoes and enjoy the weekends. For an area that should be fun and alluring, your patio is about as welcoming as a skunk at a garden party. 

As the days get shorter and cooler, you know a ZipRite shade from Polar Shades will allow you to savor the outdoors while blocking unpleasant outdoor elements (like rain, wind, insects and maybe even skunks). Before you install the crowning touch, consider four other ideas to turn up the “fun volume” on your patio:

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Designers Top 8 Tips for Interior Lighting

Posted by Polar Shades on Sep 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Interior lighting can have a large impact on a room’s ambiance and style while providing practical benefits. It’s also relatively inexpensive and causes less upheaval compared to other design projects.

Using interior window shades and 7 other design tips, enhance your interior lighting:

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5 Fall Home Essentials

Posted by Polar Shades on Sep 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM

As fall approaches you want to mark the change of seasons with decorative flair. Be sure to welcome cooler temperatures while not letting the sun set on the outdoors. Here are 5 fall home essentials:

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8 Tips to Prevent Damage During a Move

Posted by Polar Shades on Sep 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Moving has long been considered one of life’s major stressors and it doesn't diminish in intensity with practice.

The potential for incurring damage adds to the anxiety, which is why moving companies urge people to take their time and plan before they pack a single box.

In reality, movers probably have that half right. A successful move – meaning one that doesn't result in any damage – is actually the result of planning and precautions on the part of the moving company and the mover. Prevent damage during your next move by following these eight tips:

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Create an Energizing Work Space for Night Owls

Posted by Polar Shades on Sep 1, 2017 8:00:00 AM

You may be a night owl out of necessity, toiling away in your home office because you must meet work deadlines. Or you may be a night owl out of choice, pounding the keyboard after midnight because you're busy with other activities by the light of day.

Still, just like every “day person” can benefit from creating a dynamic home office, every night owl can benefit from making tweaks that, can give your adrenalin an extra jolt until you can log off. Consider five energizing ideas:

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