6 Items to Insulate in Your Home Before Winter

Posted by Polar Shades on Oct 30, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Taken individually, they may appear harmless. However collectively, the air leaks in your home could be compromising your indoor air comfort and increasing your monthly energy bills by as much as 25 percent. Many of these leaks occur around a home's “envelope,” or the roof, attic, subfloor, exterior doors, windows and exterior walls. “If you added up all the leaks, holes and gaps in a typical home's envelope, it would be the equivalent of having a window open every day of the year,” the U.S. Department of Energy says.

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Carpet Care Tips

Posted by Polar Shades on Oct 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM

No carpet lasts forever. Depending on the quality of the carpet you purchase, it could last from three to 20 years. However, you should be able to make any carpet outlive its projected lifespan by following these proactive maintenance tips:

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Brighten Your Kitchen with Bold Color

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

Color makes a big impact on our emotions. Blue can create a calming feeling, green is thought to reduce stress, and red brings excitement. Bringing a pop of color into your kitchen can quickly change the mood of your space. We'll show you how to make it happen with the following tips:

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Choosing the Right Window Treatments for Your Bedroom

Posted by Polar Shades on Oct 23, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Creating an appealing and comfortable home environment is essential, especially in the bedroom. Whether you prefer lots of light or want to make sure it’s nice and dark while you’re sleeping, choosing the right window treatments that fit your personal style can make your bedroom a peaceful and relaxing haven where you can rest and retreat from the outside world.

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3 Ways Retractable Screen Doors Can Spice up Your Home

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

Sick of looking at your yard through torn or dirty screens? Consider an upgrade that will add flexibility to your life: retractable screen doors. Here are three ways retractable screen doors from All Seasons, a division of Polar Shades, will spice up your home.

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What You Should Know Before Using Wallpaper

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

If a friend has asked for your opinion on wallpaper, you might expect to see a sampling of pictures to decorate the screen on their computer.

But these days, the wallpaper may be of another kind – the paper kind, printed with a design and pasted to a wall with adhesive.

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Design a Warm Contemporary Kitchen

Posted by Polar Shades on Oct 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

A contemporary design style offers a clean look to bring to your kitchen. People love the fresh look that clean lines, minimalist shapes, and cool colors provide. The only problem with this style is it can be uninviting. Adding warmth can help the kitchen feel like a cozy gathering place. Here are a few ideas you can incorporate when designing a warm contemporary kitchen.

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De-clutter Your Home in 5 Steps

Posted by Polar Shades on Oct 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Home organization isn't only good for the aesthetics of living spaces. A cluttered home can frequently cause a cluttered, stressful mind as misplaced and piling objects can make us feel anxious, invoke feelings of guilt (in which we know we should be more organized), frustrate us when things aren't easily found, and inhibit creativity and productivity. Thankfully, getting to a calm and clutter-free home doesn't have to be an all weekend affair. The following are a few easy steps you can take to de-clutter your home to enjoy the most out of your interior living spaces:

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Prep Your Garden for Winter

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

Gardeners understand the love-frustration-reward bond that develops with a vegetable garden. In the spring, the ground cannot get warm fast enough. You till the soil and dig and plant, then you wait and wait for seedlings to emerge. Finally, you're rewarded with a harvest of vegetables – and an ensuing harvest of weeds to keep you hopelessly but blissfully tethered to your garden.

The fall is a bittersweet time – a time to prep your vegetable garden for winter before you start the process all over again. Give your green thumb one more workout and:

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15 Fall Home Maintenance Must Do’s

Posted by Polar Shades on Oct 9, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The scorching heat of summer is behind us. That means it's time to make sure your home is ready for the cooler fall months. Here's a list of 15 fall home maintenance must-dos to prepare your home.

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10 Design Mistakes to Avoid

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

Designing your home should be a fun undertaking. You get to impart your own unique style while experimenting with colors, textures, and technology that can make your living situation brighter. If you take a wrong turn, however, your design dreams could turn into decorating disasters.

To help you avoid those unfortunate pitfalls, take a look at these ten design don'ts:

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Choosing the Right Tile for Your Home

Posted by Polar Shades on Oct 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Tile comes in all shapes, sizes and colors. You can install it on floors, walls or as decoration. It can make a mural or mosaic and can transform an otherwise ordinary living space into something fresh, new and exciting. 

However, choosing the right tile for your home can also be a bit overwhelming. Using the right tile in the right space typically comes down to three factors: your budget, your personal tastes and your space. Here's a look at 10 tips to help you choose the right tile for any room in your house:

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4 Common Decorating Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Posted by Polar Shades on Oct 2, 2017 8:00:00 AM

You didn't intend to make them, but there they are, for everyone to see: the design mistakes you've made because you got carried away with what was fundamentally a good idea. Fortunately, four common design mistakes don't have to be permanent. If you're stuck for ideas, this condition is fixable, too, with the following:

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