FAQs

Bathroom

When choosing window coverings for your bath, privacy and durability are of great importance, but you also want style. Faux wood blinds and shutters are a good choice for privacy, style and compatibility with moisture and humidity.

Blinds

There are free kits available to help prevent the danger of sagging or looping cords, but the best solution for child safety is to use cordless window coverings.

The best way to ensure you have child safe window treatments is to go cordless.

To keep your wood blinds clean, regularly dust or vacuum them. For deeper cleaning, wipe with a damp cloth. Stained finishes can be treated with lemon oil.

Vertical blinds are best cleaned when hanging. The easiest way to keep your vertical blinds clean is to vacuum them with a brush attachment during your regular cleaning routine. For fabric and vinyl blinds, you can use a dry sponge to remove any spots that the vacuum was unable to remove.

Faux wood blinds are a great choice when you want the look of real wood blinds, but may have less than favorable conditions for wood. They are resistant to extreme temperatures as well as moisture and humidity and they are budget friendly.

Vertical blinds are a very versatile choice as it is easy to control light and privacy and they come in a variety of materials and options. They are easy to care for and have a cord free wand which is safe for homes with children.

This becomes a questions of functionality over fashion. Both curtains and blinds are effective in keeping energy costs down. For example, a sheer curtain will not be super effective against blocking the sun but a canvas blind will completely block the sun will also insulating your home in the cold months.

Care & Cleaning

All fabrics used for window treatment are to be dusted frequently with a feather duster. If cleaning is necessary plan is use a reputable experienced drapery cleaner. These types of fabrics are not washable.

To keep your wood blinds clean, regularly dust or vacuum them. For deeper cleaning, wipe with a damp cloth. Stained finishes can be treated with lemon oil.

Vertical blinds are best cleaned when hanging. The easiest way to keep your vertical blinds clean is to vacuum them with a brush attachment during your regular cleaning routine. For fabric and vinyl blinds, you can use a dry sponge to remove any spots that the vacuum was unable to remove.

Take your blinds outside and rest them on a carpet, towel or blanket. Use a soft brush and a bucket of water with a few drops of dish detergent and gently scrub from side to side. Make sure to wash both sides of your blinds. When done, rinse gently with a garden hose and hang to dry.

You should dust or vacuum your blinds with your regular household cleaning routine. You can deep clean your blinds once or twice per year.

Gentle Cleanings. A light dusting or vacuuming will do the trick to keep light in or out.

Child Safety

The best option in window coverings in homes with smal children are cordless options. Cellular shades, roller shades and roman shades are all cordless options. Some roman shades have cords on the back of the shades, so be aware of this.

There are free kits available to help prevent the danger of sagging or looping cords, but the best solution for child safety is to use cordless window coverings.

The best way to ensure you have child safe window treatments is to go cordless.

Doors

There are many options available for sliding glass or patio doors. You will usually want to select a treatment that opens in the same direction as your doors, and you will also want to make sure the treatment complements the other window coverings in the room and that it is durable because of the daily use. Some good options include vertical blinds, sliding door track panels and vertical cellular shades.

If you look at french doors as another type of window, it makes selecting a treatment easier. Many treatments will work on french doors, allowing function and design. Some options include cellular shades, roman shades, roller shades, sheer curtains and all types of blinds.

Draperies & Curtains

Yes, by all means hard window coverings (Blinds, Shades and Shutters) can be used with fabric treatments. Putting a valance over a shade/blind adds a finish look, warmth and a complete look to your room. Also, adding side panels to shades, blinds or even shutters adds warmth and color in addition to making a small window look larger.

If you’re looking to completely darken your room but maintain elegance in your decor, using motorized curtains with drapery tracks is a good option. Newer drapery tracks can curve around your curtains for an optimally dark room. And you have many options when it comes motorizing these treatments or setting up a manual pull system.

All fabrics used for window treatment are to be dusted frequently with a feather duster. If cleaning is necessary plan is use a reputable experienced drapery cleaner. These types of fabrics are not washable.

There are many considerations when selecting draperies. Price, exposure to elements such as smoke or steam, protecting floors, furnishings or artwork, the need for temperature, sound or light control, energy efficiency and allergens or healthy living concerns can all be factors in your choice. We only offer custom draperies. Our draperies are handmade and custom fit to your needs and desires. We can help you determine whether you are truly looking for custom draperies or off the shelf style draperies. Fabric, style and options greatly affect the pricing.

After you have selected and agreed to purchase custom window treatments they can take from 8-12 weeks to fabricate and be installed, depending on the availability of the fabric. Since the window treatments are custom 3BM requires full payment to begin the fabrication. We accept all major credit cards and checks.

Our designers will design the best style for your home and your budget. The designer can bring fabric samples to your home or you may choose to visit the local Design Center with the designer.

It is possible to use your fabric, but not advised. When you purchased fabric from 3 BM we know the fabric content and suitability that will work best for your home.

Three Blind Mice offers a variety of different fabrics for any type style of drapery you choose for your home or office decor. We have a variety of custom fabrics, trims, and rods that can be incorporated into any type of design. Curtains or drapes can be used alone or in combination with the many other types of window treatments that we have available. We offer sheer curtains, blackout & darkening curtains and valances in addition to a wide variety of motorized options for each. Styles of curtains we offer include flat panel, tab top, grommet and rod pocket.

Eco-friendly

Choosing natural materials for you window coverings is a great way to make sure they are Eco-friendly. Wood and bamboo are both good natural options. Also, bamboo and woven window coverings break down faster in landfills after their life cycle is complete. Another option is to choose items made from recycled materials, such as aluminum blinds.

Energy Efficiency

There are many options in window coverings that can help with energy efficiency. There are both indoor and outdoor options. Indoor options such as cellular shades, blinds and layered draperies can reduce heat loss and gain. Outdoor options include reflective films and screens can help with summer heat gain.

General

After you have selected and agreed to purchase custom window treatments they can take from 8-12 weeks to fabricate and be installed, depending on the availability of the fabric. Since the window treatments are custom 3BM requires full payment to begin the fabrication. We accept all major credit cards and checks.

3 Blind Mice not only has quality products at an affordable price, but we also provide professionally certified installers and an outstanding customer support team. Our commitment to our customers has been rewarded by winning the coveted Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for marketplace ethics multiple times and through our customers’ referrals and online reviews.

3 Blind Mice not only has quality products at an affordable price, but we also provide professionally certified installers and an outstanding customer support team.

Our designers will design the best style for your home and your budget. The designer can bring fabric samples to your home or you may choose to visit the local Design Center with the designer.

Three Blind Mice offers a variety of different fabrics for any type style of drapery you choose for your home or office decor. We have a variety of custom fabrics, trims, and rods that can be incorporated into any type of design. Curtains or drapes can be used alone or in combination with the many other types of window treatments that we have available. We offer sheer curtains, blackout & darkening curtains and valances in addition to a wide variety of motorized options for each. Styles of curtains we offer include flat panel, tab top, grommet and rod pocket.

There are so many factors when choosing coverings, your choices can seem overwhelming. The biggest factor in your decision is knowing whether you need privacy, light, or a combination of both.

When choosing the right window treatment for your home, it's important to take all the elements into consideration. Wall color, type of window, how much light you want coming in, etc.

Motorization

Motorized solutions are all controlled by a remote. However, many are now controlled through apps which you can manage right from your smart phone or your smart home system.

Motorizing your indoor window coverings simplifies control over hard to reach coverings as well as managing glare and protecting your furnishing from potential sun damage.

There are several factors you will need to consider. Durability, compatibility, cost, noise, power source and remote control options are all important things to consider when making your choice.

Most window treatments can be motorized, but you will need to make sure your treatment and motor are compatible. Our experts can help you decide with motorized solution will work best for you.

Shades

I love using Roman shades in my clients homes. Not only are they functional but there is no better way to get a professionally designed showcase home look.They bring style and softness to the room while pulling everything together, they are like adding a touch of jewelry. There are many ways to achieve the look that you want with Roman shades by using different fabric textures and colors. By using a beautiful embroidered silk in the master bedroom you can design a romantic getaway, Canvas or cotton shades with a contrasting banding looks great in children's rooms and playrooms You can even get them in a woven wood material that allows you to have a more organic or beach feel. The beauty of Roman shades is when they're completely lifted up out of your window, not only do you maintain your view but they create the look of a designer valance. If you love that look and you want to keep it all of the time, even when the shade is down use the hobbled Roman shade style and it will look exactly the same when it's down as when it's up. The only way to wow your friends even more with this shade is to add a couple of drapery panels on each side to frame its beauty! I would highly suggest considering Roman shades for your next window purchase.

There are free kits available to help prevent the danger of sagging or looping cords, but the best solution for child safety is to use cordless window coverings.

Roman shades are a type of window covering that is very effective in blocking out the sun. They are different from other window shades because they stack evenly when opened and are flat or smooth when closed.

Woven shades are a good option if you are looking for a casual, natural look as well as an eco-friendly option. Woven shades are made from renewable natural sources such as bamboo, jute or grasses.

Cellular shades come with varying degrees of light filtration from a translucent shade that lets most light in while protecting privacy, room darkening shades and even a full blackout shade option.

Cellular shades are energy efficient, they keep the cold air out in the winter and keep the warm air out in the summer. They are also cordless, so they are a great option when considering child safety. They also have the nice option of being able to raise and lower from both the top and bottom of the shade.

A roller shade is a simple shade that lays flat when lowered and when raised, it wraps around a cylinder. Roller shades come in a wide variety of materials, from blackout material to sheer and everything between.

Sheer shades are a product the combines the functionality and aesthetics of blinds and shades. They consist of horizontal slats placed between layers of sheer fabric. These slats can be opened and closed just like slats on regular blinds. There are also room darkening options.

Sheer shades are a product the combines the functionality and aesthetics of blinds and shades. They consist of horizontal slats placed between layers of sheer fabric. These slats can be opened and closed just like slats on regular blinds. There are also room darkening options.

Shutters

The first and foremost is quality. Although we have the largest selection of shutters available and prices start as low as $19.95 a square foot, most of our clients spend between $25 and $35 per square foot for a higher quality shutter that is made locally. When it comes to shutters the material they are made out of (wood, vinyl, composite), the specific options chosen, how and where they are made significantly alters the price and most manufacturers have minimum square footage surcharges.