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Thank you Cole Y. for being such a nice, young, smart human being. You have an awesome family and your parents raised you right. Thank you for your awesome Yelp review...

"We had our faux wood blinds installed in our house this weekend and the professionalism and quality of work we received from Jim and Steve was better than could be explained here. They went above and beyond for us and even helped up put up some curtains for our sliding glass door because we opted to not do blinds on that specific door. Would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a company that provides great quality materials and a terrific home owner experience! Thanks Jim for the awesome blinds!"

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Thank you V.P. from Riverside for the extra work and for your 5 star Yelp review. We are glad you guys are happy...

"I cannot say enough great things about Jim. He came highly recommended. We had him initially do all White Faux Wood Blinds on all of the windows downstairs. Once we saw the work and how much it was reasonably priced we had him come back and do all of the windows upstairs. We really love them and couldn't be any happier. We are so grateful we chose Jim's company to do this for us. We couldn't be more confidant in our decision."

Be confident in your window coverings decisions at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com

 


Thank you Miles A. from Laguna Niguel for your business and I'm glad your shutters turned out like you wanted. Thank you for your 5 star Yelp review...

"These guys are professionals and top rated at what they do for good reason.  Unlike most contractors I have ever worked with these guys set appointments and keep them.  The price from day one was the price I paid in the end . . . Total.  And the finished quality of their products is high end.If I could give them more stars . . . I would.  My windows have existing mouldings which made for a very tricky design and installation.  They provided us with recommendations for each window to get the look and functionality we wanted. Lastly, the price was right.  They weren't the cheapest but the quality and service is worth it.  I wouldn't use anyone else."

Get top rated shutters for your home where quality and service is worth the wait at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com

 


 

Thank you Mike W. from Riverside for the call. Keep up your good work in real estate and thank you for your Yelp review...

"Jim is an awesome guy and you can tell that not only does he care about his business, but he also cares about his customers. I had a basic replacement that needed to be done and his prices were the best I could find. Even though I didn't have a large job, Jim still treated me as if I was a larger purchase customer. Most importantly, I needed to have some modifications done by the manufacturer and Jim followed up throughout the whole process and made sure that I was taken care of. I will use Jim at Accent Window Coverings for any of my future blind and shutter needs!"

We care about our customers at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com

 


Thank you Brenda W. from Corona for thye chance to meet you and your husband and to put up some shutters for you guys. We went the extra mile for you and thank you for your 5 star Yelp review...

"I highly recommend Accent Window Coverings. Jim went above and beyond to ensure beautiful shutters were installed in our home. The pricing was very good (I had other estimates) and the installation was swift and perfect.
Thank you Jim for our beautiful shutters."

Get beautiful shutters that are above and beyond and swift and perfect at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


Thank you Jason D. from Riverside for the work and for your support with a 5 star Yelp review...

"I just wanted to say thanks to Jim. He and his team were the best window covering company I have dealt with both in the quality of the blinds and the installation. Top Notch!!! Thanks again Jim for all you do."

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Thank you Bree M. from Riverside for the work and we will always support law enforcement like you support us...

"My boyfriend and I recently purchased out first home. The house came with some existing blinds but we needed to get some new ones. My mom found a card from 18 years ago when she used Jim to install blinds at her house. She had so many good things to say about him and his product that I decided to give him a call... what a wonderful decision that was! Jim was so kind and so helpful in the decision making process of all of this, and never once did I ever feel pressured into anything. He measured every window in our house, and told us not to worry if we wanted to do a few at a time. He even put up temporary shades for us until the blinds themselves came in! The blinds are beautiful and I absolutely love them! We will definitely be calling him back when we're ready to finish the other rooms in our house! I cannot say enough good things about Jim and his company. There's no comparison!"

Where people say so many good things about www.AccentWindowCoverings.com

 


Thank you Nora and Jorge from Perris for the opportunity to work for your family. Thank you for your trust and for your 5 star Yelp review...

"I called Accent Window Coverings after reading the reviews in yelp. To my surprise, it turned out my next door neighbor used them too. Jim brought a sample and I liked the quality of the product considering we were buying blinds for all windows.  The installation surprised me.  Steve and Jim did a beautiful job and super fast. My husband was very glad he wasn't installing them because it would have taken him days to finish the entire house. I definitely recommend Accent Window Coverings to anyone."

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Thank you Mike P. from Riverside for the chance to work for you and your family. We enjoyed our time with you and thanks for the excellent Yelp review...

"After reviewing Yelp for window covering contractors I had three different companies come out and give me estimates.  Accent Windows was definitely the best price and quality with tons of options for our windows.  Jim came out and did the measurements and gave me his opinion on choices (only when asked) and is very knowledgeable.  We had several verticals and blinds put up.  Steve is Jim's go-to guy for installing blinds and verticals - both he and Jim came out together and got them up so quickly!  Our shutters are being installed today and I'm sure I'll be extremely happy with them.  Everything is manufactured locally so you don't have to wait for overseas shipments other companies use.  We're very satisfied with our new window coverings.  I wouldn't go anywhere else for window coverings.  Thanks Jim!!!"

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Thank you Katherine G. from Riverside for being a long term team player and for your Yelp review...

"We put Accent Blinds in her home about 17 years ago. We've had minimal problems with them just  the little mechanism.  Jim who runs the business is a very nice man comes out when he says he will and does the work. I would definitely recommend Accent Blinds for your home they look great and last a long time."

If you want your blinds to look great and last a long time, go to www.AccentWindowcoverings.com

 


 

Thank you Candice R. from Riverside for your short and sweet 5 star Yelp review...

"Excellent service and product! Jim was very helpful and the installer was top notch!"

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Thank you Valerie P. from Fontana for referring us to your nursing co workers and for your 5 star Yelp review...

"The best experience and customer service by far. Jim was so honest and explained everything in detail. Gave me so many options that i didnt know shutters can have. Initially we were going to have shutters installed by a company with Costco but glad we didnt. They were charging us double the price for composite shutters from TJ! Jim uses real basswood made here in riverside , CA! Outstanding customer service and quality of work. Not pushy at all, very honest, honest enough were he wants you to save money!! There are very few family owned businesses like this anymore. Thank you so much Jim! Love my wood shutters! Will definitely refer you to family and friends!"

Get the best experience and customer service along with honesty and good quality work at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com

 


Thank you Shelly R. from Riverside for asking for custom work at a great price and thank you for your awesome review at Yelp...

"We are so pleased with our shutters and appreciate the personal approach and willingness to build specs (no handle cut-out) to our desired look. Accent Window Coverings is one of those businesses we will talk about and promote naturally with our friends. Of course the aesthetics of the shutters in our home speak for themselves! The value is above any we researched and compared. Truly a quality product, professional service and installation with a great value pricing! There is a reason we've come back more than once!"

Where you get quality products, professional service and installation with great value pricing at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com

 


 

Thank you Cynthia P. from Riverside for your detailed Yelp review...

"Quality and awesome service! Jim guided us through the decision between composite or wooden shutters. He provided a comprehensive guide of shutter construction, pricing, and a timeline for completion within 5 weeks of placing our order. All of our questions received thorough and honest answers, and we were never pressured to make the purchase.  We chose an American made product manufactured locally that eliminated the worry of excess weight for very large windows, and paint fumes from foreign manufactured shutters. Our windows were measured twice and discussions were had regarding border options.  The plan for each window was made with great attention to detail.  Installation was extremely clean, and our wooden floors were protected by thick quilt-type floor coverings. The shutters are - Classy and Clean, and add to our home's appearance both inside and out. Our experience with Jim gets a 5 Star review. We highly recommend Jim, Augustine and Jose. These fellas know their product, and are honest and very professional. Thank you, Accent Windows!"

You get classy, clean and attention to detail at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com

 


 

Thank you Steven P. from Riverside for all the work you and your family has thrown us over the years. We love working with law enforcement and love your detailed Yelp review...

"My wife and I purchased a new home in Riverside and needed to have all of the blinds in our home replaced. We are avid Yelpers and found "Accent Window Coverings" which was highly rated and local. We called Jim and he came out within a few days. Coincidentally, a family member of mine used this company and I didn't put it together until after speaking with Jim. That family member spoke very highly of Jim and his company and was very satisfied with the work that was done. Jim provided us with ideas and options to chose from before deciding on 2.5 inch white faux blinds. He was honest, up front, and cared about our experience of purchasing new blinds for our home. Once the order was placed, Steve called us to setup an installation date and time. Steve was attentive to detail and meticulous about how he hung the blinds, making sure they were perfectly centered. I would highly recommend Accent Window Coverings and they'll be our go to for all of our blinds needs!"

Where you get highly rated, local, up front, honest, attentive to detail and meticulous at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com 

 


Thank you Bob B. from Corona for your 5 star Yelp review. Its one of our favorites...

"Jim the owner is amazing. Do not waste your time going anywhere else. Personable,Professional and honest. He went out of his way to solve my vertical blind problem.You will love this guy. He will do whatever it takes to do the job right.Thanks Jim"

We do whatever it takes to do the job right at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com

 


 

Thank you Scott E. from Menifee for making us your go to guy for your blinds for your rental houses and we enjoyed your 5 star Yelp review....

"Accent Blinds quality even better than we first thought. One of our best investments. 5 years after installation at a rental property where  the tenant trashed the place everything else cost lots of money to repair and replace EXCEPT the blinds. Easy to take down and clean. They now look and work like brand new."

Where we are even better than you first thought at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com

 


 

Thank you Stephanie K. from Riverside for your patience and 5 star review...

"We just moved into our home and got a beautiful advertisement on our door for window coverings complete with samples. We were in need of blinds and they were able to come out that day and give us an estimate. The installation was very quick and we love the quality of our blinds. They make the house look so nice! The employees were very friendly and pleasant to work with. Their pricing was very affordable to for the quality you get. My only complaint is that their manufacturer was behind schedule and we had to go without blinds for a couple of weeks. But it was worth the wait!"

We are friendly, pleasant to work with and worth the wait at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com

 


 

Thank you Todd M. from Eagle Glen in Corona for your repeat business and Yelp review....

"I'm a repeat customer which says a lot about how happy we are with our shutters.  I'll be coming back for more in the future.  The cost is extremely good and Jim has been really great to work with.  Five stars!"

We have happy and repeat customers at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com

 


 

Thank you Justin B. from Fontana for your business and excellent 5 star Yelp review...

"We could not be happier. The estimator is extremely professional, friendly and fair. Best priced window covering around. You will not find a better deal. Quick production followed by lightning fast installation. Our family is ecstatic with with results"

We give you professional, friendly and fair at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com

 


Thank you Yvonne H. from Temecula for your updated Yelp review, continued support and these kind words....

"Jim Barberie of Accent Blinds is an amazing business man. He is the one Ive called on years, four residents. I'm proud to refer him to anyone in need of window covers. You call, he answers...
You set an appt, he shows ON TIME. He arrives prepared ... he's a great listener to your ideas and answers any questions. Jim will show you all options, material, texture, colors... your ideas will become your home. Enjoy your new window coverings .... a stress free Home Improvement"
Thanks  Jim
Yvonne Temecula, CA

We provide stress free home improvement at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com

 


 

Thank you Henry R. from Riverside for the opportunity to work on your blinds and for your your excellent 5 star Yelp review....

"I needed a repair on a set of Bali window blinds and made calls to several companies seeking assistance. Jim Barberie, owner of Accent Window Coverings, was the only one to phone back and offer to help. Others either never returned my call or refused to work on Bali blinds.Jim came over the same day that we first spoke, fixed the blinds, and did not charge me anything for the "house call," even though I offered (gladly) to pay for his time and effort. I am very impressed with him, both personally and professionally. Thank you Jim! We will definitely be calling you back when we need new window coverings!!"

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Thank you Jessica W. from Fontana for calling us out to your home and for giving us a great review on Yelp...

"I will always recommend Accent Window Coverings to all of my friends and family! Jim is a great business owner and very personable. He came to our home while it was basically turned upside down and things were a little stressed, but Jim did not mind at all. Jim is honest and very nice. Steve came out and replaced our blinds in about 2 hours, that was beyond our expectation. Our blinds look amazing, they are cut perfectly to fit our windows and there is no slack at the bottom. We are a very satisfied family!"

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Thank you David V. from Riverside for your review. I hope your dog quits doing damage but we sure appreciate your 5 star reviw at Yelp...

"Jim from Accent Window Coverings is hands down, the most professional business owner I have ever worked with.  I bought faux wood blinds from him when we bought our house 6+ years ago.  Recently, we adopted a new dog who damaged our blinds, so I called Jim out to see what he could do.  He arrived next day and inspected the damage, and instead of trying to get my to replace the blinds with new ones, he went through the damaged slats and marked only those that needed to be replaced.  He took them down and said he would return them as soon as possible, and to my surprise he put them back up within 2 days.  If you want a business owner who makes you feel like you  are the most important customer out there, then Jim Barberie of Accent Window Coverings is your man.  Thanks Jim!!!"

Where we make you feel like you are the most important customer at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com

 


Thank you Alan V. from Corona for your detailed 5 star Yelp review....

"We just moved to a new house and really needed to get white wood shutters.  Jim answered the phone and immediately scheduled an appointment.  What was really cool......Jim was the one that answered the phone and was also the person that showed up to do the estimate. Jim was awesome, showed up on time, and had a bunch of samples ready to go.  We told him what we were looking for and he went to town and measured every window in the house.  Once that was all done, Jim priced what we were looking for.  Jim then made some suggestions to match what we wanted.  Jim presented everything without being pushy or just selling the top of the line stuff.  Even though it was Christmas time when we ordered, Jim was able to get everything installed by Christmas (about 3 weeks from order).  We even ended up ordering some blackout shades for the kids rooms.  Before placing the final order, Jim came back again, did a final measurement and made sure to go over everything again so everything goes just right.  Jim pays great attention to detail so that everything is perfect.  Jim answered all of our questions, answered emails pretty fast, and was very professional.  Give him a call and Jim will take care of you.  His prices are competitive and even beat another estimate we had got.  If Jim can't beat it, he will be honest and let you know!Installation was done in a few hours and the install guys were professional, cleaned up, and made sure everything was installed straight and plumb.  They even left a bottle of touch up paint for "just in case".  Everything turned out awesome.  Don't forget to ask for a cash price so you can get the most bang for your buck!"

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Thank you Jessica S. from Riverside for your kind words and for your 5 star Yelp review....

"First and foremost, I would like to say that the customer service here is hands down outstanding!!! I called initially to get a valance for my kitchen window. It was the only window in the house that needed one (was this way when we bought a year ago). We called and they came and measured and a week or so later, it was delivered to us wrapped with a bow and everything & the best part about it was that it was free of charge!!! I don't know why but I am thankful! I highly recommend them and will definitely call them in the future for home projects to come!"

You get outstanding customer service and an amazing job at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


Thank you Kim F. from Riverside for your purchase of honeycomb cellular shades and for your review at Yelp...

"We were very happy with Jim and Accent Window Coverings, both service and products. We bought three top-down/bottom-up blackout honeycomb shades, two top-down/bottom-up light filtering honeycomb shades, and a faux wood miniblind. Jim was easy to work with and didn't try to sell us anything we didn't want. He took careful measurements and the final products are of high quality and fit perfectly. I recommend Accent Window Coverings if you want good quality shades and good service."

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Thank you Donna H. from Carlsbad for appeciating our black out honeycomb cell shades and for your 5 star Yelp review...

"My husband and I were referred to Accent window coverings by a mutual friend who installed our windows. The honeycomb blinds with black out are excellent quality, and fit the windows perfectly. We are extremely pleased with Jim's help and expertise! We will definitely be using their services again, and in fact, will be calling Jim to help us with window coverings at our personal residence! Thank you!"

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Thank you Debbie C. from Riverside for being a return customer and for your 5 star review on Yelp...

"This is the second time Accent Window Coverings has installed blinds in our home and both times the service and quality of the blinds has been Excellent. Accent was very timely in responding with my bid request and their  prices were better than others.  I would truly recommend Accent Window coverings to anyone."

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Thank you Jackey H. from Rancho Santa Margarita for your Yelp review and for watching out for your sister and friends....

My sister-in-law spoke very highly of Jim and Accent Window Coverings and I can see why! We had an estimate for shutters and were about to go with that company. I decided to take my sister-in-law's advice about Jim and decided to get one more estimate. I am so glad I did because I would have overpaid by almost twice as much! Not only was the price very affordable, but the quality of work and ease with which my shutters were measured, ordered and finally installed was nothing short of excellent. Jim truly does care about his clients and the installer (another Jim) was fantastic as well. Overall we had such a pleasant experience with Accent Window Coverings and we can't wait to use them again to complete our downstairs windows by doing shutters in our family room.  I would highly recommend Accent Window Coverings to absolutely anyone....in fact, if it was a friend, I would insist they go with no one
else!

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Thanks Karen H. from Riverside for your Yelp review. I appreciate the kind words and for noticing the small details...

"Highly recommend! We contacted Jim (the owner) on July 13th and he answered my email the very next day also set up an appointment for free estimate! Very nice guy and honest. The price is really great and there are lots of colors/textures to choose from. After about a week, Steve (the installer) called us to let us know that our blinds are ready and came to install the blinds very same day! Not only he is an GREAT installer, also he loves dogs! Everything looks awesome!! After installation, Jim called (we missed the call), he left a voice mail AND he also emailed us to make sure that we are satisfied with everything.. 5 stars for sure!"

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Thanks Jesse R. from Riverside for your Yelp review. I wish you the best in your real estate career. Thank you for honesty....

"I recommend Jim and his company!!! Honest and fair sums up my contact / business with Jim. I will recommend this company to everyone I can. 5 star for sure!!!"

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Thank you Melissa H. from Riverside for your excellent review on Yelp. I enjoyed our visit and still think its cool that you let your kids right on your floor during your remodel. Thanks for these kind words....

"Awesome service, awesome installation, we couldn't have wished for anything better.   We have different mouldings on a few windows and Jim was worried but his research and knowledge of his product made everything perfect.  Super nice people, very fast and professional.  I highly recommend Jim and Steve with Accent!"

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Thank you Steve V. from Moreno Valley for your many years of continued support. We have enjoyed working with you and all the guys at Cal Housing. Thanks again for everything and for posting such a nice review about us on yelp....

"These guys are the best! We have used them for shutters and window coverings. Good pricing, prompt service, helpful consulting, and quality workmanship. You can't go wrong with Accent!"

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Thank you Robert P. for your recent order of blinds. Thanks for your continued support of www.accentwindowcoverings.com and these kinds words on yelp....

"I used Accent Blinds over the years to repair/replace blinds in my home that I purchased in 2000 from another company.

These guys are the best!! Honest as the day is long and Jim is a great guy. Shows up when he says he will and we will not use any other company."

I highly recommend Accent Window Coverings.


Thank you Will W. from Riverside for your order of blinds and shutters. I think we put the right product in the right place for the budget. Hope you guys enjoy your new house and thanks for your 5 star yelp review. I also enjoyed our talk about tv production and imported beers. My customers are the best and teach me something new everyday at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com

"Accent Window Coverings really made my house pop! Their blinds and shutters quality is top notch, and they didn't cut any corners during the installation! Jim B. was very informative in helping us decide what was right for our home, and never came off as pushy. Just an all around great experience. It's hard to find great businesses that put you first. Thanks!"


Thank you Erik K. from Upland for your business. We appreciate the business and it's people like you who keep us going strong after 20 + years. Your office building was challenging because of the freeway noise/vibration but I'm glad our little trick worked to get rid of the vibration noise. We have never ran into that problem before...but we put our minds together and thanks to you and your office, we all made it go away together. We learn something new everyday at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com

Thanks for your 5 star yelp review and these kind words....

"We moved into a new office space with 8 large windows and no window coverings. We wanted blinds in as fast as possible. We made 4 or 5 calls to various companies, and Jim was the only person willing to come out that same week. He was on time, his estimate was very reasonable, and our blinds were in the following week. Installation was fast and professional. The quality of work and of the blinds is very high. The blinds function seamlessly. I would highly recommend Accent Window Coverings."


Thank you Danni T. for your 5 star review on yelp. We appreciate the kind words and we are always honest here at Accent. You will only get honesty at AccentWindowCoverings.com

"We had our new blinds installed this summer and we are very happy about our purchase. We live in West Covina, and Jim came out his way to help us choose the blinds to put in our house. He was honest, patient and I trust his advise. We ordered a total of 11 window blinds and price was very reasonable. Installation was quick and professional. Two of the blinds did not need to be changed, and Jim told me that straight forward too. We end up changing them because my mom really wanted to match all the blinds in the house, but I appreciate his honesty. Also, we were thinking about changing all the curtains in our sun room and Jim advised us to wait on it because the curtains we have seem to be adequate for the room. Wow, not many business people will tell you that! I'm really glad that my friend has referred me to Accent Window Coverings. I have already had other friends use them and I would highly recommend this company."


THANK YOU Chris in Temecula for your kind words on your custom stain match shutters we did for you recently...

 "I just got my shutters up yesterday.Talk about custom and top quality.These shutters are amazing. My wife's jaw hit the floor when she saw them.The installers were nothing shy of excellent profession installers.Not one thing to say bad but all good things about these shutters.The custom color matches identical to our cabinets as well as the quality and workmanship put into the shutters. No need to look any further for a shutter manufacture , here they are!!!! I'm very picky and hard to please. These guys are the real deal.Finshed our shutters in record time, especially  being a custom stained shutter.AWESOME .I'm very happy with everything."

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Our bamboo shades are commonly called "woven woods" or "matchstick shades". Bamboo shades bring the beauty of nature indoors with its rich textures and earth tone colors. Bamboo shades offer a natural and warm touch to any decor and are carefully woven together to gently filter in the light. Bamboo shades are constructed of environmentally friendly materials such as wood, bamboo, rattan, grass, and reeds.

Our bamboo shades are pesticide and chemical free in composition and conform to all C.P.S.C. child safety guidlines. Each shade comes with a free matching 6" valance and is available without a liner as well as privacy and blackout liners. Ask about options such as our top down botton up twin fold, continous cord loop one rise, and edge binding options.

Got Bamboo questions? Hit us up at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


Our sheer shades operate like a horizontal blind but are made of polyester fabric vanes (2" or 3") that float between two layers of sheer fabric. Sheer shades are also known as "silhouettes" or "viennas". Sheer shades softly filter and diffuse the natural light along with unwanted harmful UV rays.

Sheer shades are available in light filtering and room darkening vanes to always create a soft and elegant look. Sheer shades are unique that when fully raised, the contoured headrail conceals the entire shade giving your window a clean and uncluttered look. We have also introduced matching valances to our fabrics integrated into our headrail giving it a unique and coordinating look. Sheer shades are popular with families looking for a soft yet elegant look in a horizintal blind without the look of heavy drapery fabrics.

For the latest Sheer Shade info, you can reach us at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


Our honeycomb shades are defined by there honeycomb shape and cellular construction. They are also commonly called "cellular shades" as well as "duette shades" and are made of polyester fabric. With a wide array of fabrics, pleat sizes, colors and textures, honeycomb shades enhance any decor with a soft and warm feel. Honeycomb shades are soft yet durable and are distinguished by a crisp, clean simple style. Honeycomb shades are known for their insulating values and will greatly improve the energy efficiency of your home.

The size of the cell itself varies from as small as 3/8" to as big as 3/4". It really depends on what looks best to you. Larger pleats, such as our ¾" cell shades are most commonly used in larger windows while the 3/8" cell shades will be perfect for a small to mid-size window. Single cell or double cell construction is also a choice. The single cell construction will weigh less, so for large windows, this may be your best choice. The double cell construction will provide better insulation. Our best selling product by far is the 3/8" double cell. When deciding which product will work best, also consider the opaqueness or light level. Light filtering cellular shades allow light to gently filter through the shade, which actually gives your room a very warm and cozy feel while still provide privacy. Blackout shades will provide the most light blockage possible. These shades are ideal for east facing bedrooms and media rooms, where complete darkness is the desired effect.

Please ask about available options such as top down bottom up, day-night shades, one rise continuous cord loops, and cord free at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


Our faux wood blinds are no longer the plastic looking blinds of the past. Faux wood blinds are commonly called "fake wood" blinds because they look so much like real wood but cost about 15-25% less. Faux wood blinds are easy to maintain and won't warp, crack or peel from moisture. Faux wood blinds are great for areas of high moisture like bathrooms and where water is prevalent like kitchens.

Faux wood blinds are commonly used throughout homes and occasionally in commercial applications. Faux wood blinds are our biggest seller as they are affordable, attractive, and offer a clean look. Our faux wood blinds come with a crown molding valance with metal valance clips which will never break like plastic clips do. Our signature crown molding valance with returns has really improved the look of a classic faux wood blind. We offer a strong metal head rail with metal to metal gear ratio along with metal drums and tilt bar to make our faux wood blind the strongest on the market. Our child safety tassels have been a nice addition and important to keep children and pets safe. Faux wood blinds are available in 2", 2.5" and 3" slats with either a smooth or textured finish.

Ask about our no holes routless option, industry changing metal valance clips, hidden magnetic valance clips as well as 2-on-1 and 3-on-1 options at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


Our wood shutters are also known as "plantation shutters". Wood shutters make a house a home. Their diversity makes them desirable for both traditional and contemporary decors. Shutters are popular for their custom made craftsman look, insulation values, light blocking capabilities, and high resale value. Wood shutters are timeless so they never go out of style and offer a beautiful and finished look without the need to be dressed up.

Our shutters are made here locally and do not come from overseas. Our shutters are available within a few weeks whereas china based shutters take 6-8 + weeks. Our shutters are hand crafted from the highest grade American basswood available and are still hand sanded and painted to perfection. Basswood is a superior choice for shutter construction because its the lightest in weight of all the hardwoods and is known for its resistance to sagging and warping like lesser quality woods.

Our construction is unique in that every stile and rail is joined by a minimum of three to four dowels. Extra-long heavy gauge staples are used in the louvers and tilt-rod to insure that they do not pull out. Each staple is coated with friction-activated glue that heats up when the staple is injected into the wood. Our flush-rail panels both in the front and back help reduce light leakage. Our thicker than normal flush-rail makes the shutter stronger and more durable. Each shutter is mortised for both inner panel and hanging hinges, which assures there will be no light gaps where panels are hinged together or hinged to framing. All panel connections are rabbeted to prevent light leaking where panels meet. All wood shutters come with a tension screw adjuster to easily tighten or loosen the louvers as needed.

This is just a few of our shutter features and we have many options available. Ask about our available louver sizes, stock and custom frames, available hinges, available paint and stain finishes along with our many custom build options and features at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


Thank you Lori K. from AV Property Management for all your business and support over the years. We appreciate the loyalty, your 5 star yelp review and these kind words...

"Word-of-mouth advertising is the best form of publicity that any company can receive and Accent Window Coverings is an exceptional business. I was fortunate enough to have a friend recommend them to me. I just wanted to take the time to express how much I appreciated their hard work, service, knowledge, expertise and reasonable rates. I have utilized their services for several rental properties and our personal homes for over 18 years. I recommend them to anyone who wants a friendly knowledgable sales staff, quality products, and customer services with a keen eye for detail. It's always been a pleasure to do business with them."

Thank You Accent for always being there!

AV Property Management
Lori Kibler

We are always there for our customers at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


Thank you Jonathan P. for your 5 star yelp review and these kind words.....

"I bought a new house and called out a few blind companies and I was most impressed with this company. They were prompt, educated, knowledgeable and had local american made products. The installers were clean, quick and organized. With all the new contractors I had come in, these guys impressed me the most out of all the trades. From beginning to end, they were easy to deal with and very straight forward. I had 2.5" faux wood blinds installed and I love the crown molding valance, price and overall quality. I highly recommend this company. Thanks for making the overall process so easy."

We make the process easy at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


Thank you Laurie G. from Temescal Valley, Ca. for your 5 star yelp review and these kind words....

"I cannot say enough good things about Jim and his company, Accent Window Coverings. From the minute we met Jim, He was nothing but courteous, friendly and professional. We had both blinds and shutters installed and they were all really good quality. A great guy named Steve did our installation and I couldn't believe how fast and efficient he was! Jim really cares about his customers and provides quality products and service and is very fair with his prices. We will definitely use Accent Window Coverings forever! I just recommended him to my sister in law who lives in Orange County and will continue referring him. Great work and awesome customer service is something that Jim and Accent Window Coverings take pride in and it shows!"

Great work and awesome customer service with pride at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


Wood versus Vinyl Shutters?

We get asked almost every day why wood shutters are better than vinyl shutters. There is a confusion as to what is best for the customer. They are getting information that vinyl shutters are better from some companies and that wood shutters are better from other companies. I am going to do my best to explain once and for all the differences between wood shutters and poly or vinyl shutters. This will allow you, the consumer can make an educated decision as to what will work better for your window covering needs.wood shutters

Lets start with a good quality wood shutter. Lets face it some companies tell you that you don’t want wood because they warp, crack, fade, and you’ll have to repaint them all the time. This is a sales tactic to get you to buy vinyl shutters, but we will get to that a bit later. If you are looking at a good quality wood shutter you need not worry about any of those things. What is a good quality wood shutter you ask? Well here is what my almost two decades of being in the industry has taught me. Look at the anatomy of the shutter. A good quality wood shutter should be made out of 100% quality basswood (American Linden Tree) and not be composite, particle board, or any other manufactured wood. Nothing but solid basswood is the best median produce a good quality wood shutters. Now you have to be careful when comparing this because particle board and composites are made from 100% basswood, however they are wood shavings. Pretty much they sweep up the dust from the wood and press it together or add a composite material and call it 100% basswood. OK true it is made from 100% basswood, but the quality just isn’t there. Another thing you want to look at is the paint. In my opinion you need 3 coats of base coat and 2 coats of top coat on a painted shutter in order to make a true even finish in the shutters. On a stained shutter you want to make sure that stain is even and that the clear coat is smooth and not hazy. The painting process can also make a difference. You want to make sure that every part of the wood is sealed 100%. Another feature that most people who have had shutters are aware of are the staples. You want at least a 5/8″ to 3/4″ staple to ensure that the staples are locked well into the grain of the wood and will not come out. This is a very common problem for many customers with poor quality shutters. The last thing it the joints. Most companies use dowels to join together their joints and yes some are good, but most are just not sturdy enough to hold the panels together for a long period of time. Most companies use dowels because all the simply have to do is drill holes in the wood and is both cost affecting and less time consuming. On a better quality shutter there will be mortise and tenon joints. What they are is a solid piece of wood cut out and fitted onto the other piece like a puzzle. What that does is ensures a tighter fit and a stronger bond between the wood since it is wood married to wood unlike the dowels what are wood, dowel, then wood. One important feature are the catches for the shutter. Magnets are a much better option that catches since then usually never fail. If they are recessed magnetic catches that is even better since they are hidden from the back of the shutter creating a cleaner look from the outside. The last this to look for in a good quality wood shutter are the hinges. A better shutter will have full panel hinges to ensure the weight of the shutter is evenly distributed between the panels and the frames. These type of hinges are usually mortised in on the panel side to ensure a tighter fit between the frame and panel. A cheaper and not to strong hinge is a butterfly. This hinge has a larger part that is cut out from a smaller part and does not have as much support and is again cheaper and easier to put together. Another thing to look for is simple look at the sample, feel it, get to know it. You should be able to tell the quality and the difference between a good quality and a poor quality. If you look for the little things in a real wood shutter you will not only get a good quality shutter, but one that will last.wood shutters

Now lets talk about the vinyl shutters or poly shutters. Most companies will push these for a couple reasons. The first being is that in some cases it is cheaper then the wood and some sales people feel that customers don’t care about quality that it is just price. In my opinion I do not feel that is true and think that is the customer is well informed that they should have the opportunity to decide what they want, just not have numbers thrown down there throat. Well let me get back to the facts. These vinyl shutters are made from poly, vinyl, PVC (polyvinyl chloride) simply put plastic. They are a hard vinyl overlay and then a liquid poly is injected into the mold (air bubbles and all) to create the louvers and frames. Some better quality are reinforced with aluminum, but not all are. They say that they will not yellow of crack, however I have seen samples with the vinyl shutters overlay cracked along the edges and as far as yellowing most old poly things that I see that are exposed to the sun have become yellow, dry, and have cracked, but that is just my opinion. They say that they insulate better that a wood shutter, but the testing they do are only done on a test sample that is 1″ x 1″ and not on a whole shutter. They are for a fact heavier that a wood shutter since real wood shutters have cells that held moisture and when it is dried out they become hollow making them light is weight and in my opinion insulate better. Now since vinyl shutters are molded they are simply put a cut down product. This means the cut down the frames and louvers then throw them together and that’s is. Most of the material for vinyl shutters is imported as well. The reason that many sales people will put them is not for the quality, but that they are cheap and a fast turn around due the them being a cut down product. The faster they are installed in the customers home the faster the sales person gets the commission check. I do not think that these are good business practice and feel that it is better to educate the customer and let them decide what the better investment in window coverings will be for them.

I hope I have put a little more information in your head about the differences between a wood shutter and a vinyl shutters. Now you should be able to decide what will be a better product for your vinyl shutters needs. In some cases I have used vinyl shutters in showers were water is going to be hitting the vinyl shutters for a long period of time and remain wet, but for the most part after I educate my customers on the differences they have almost always decide on the wood, but like I always say I will let you decide what works best for your window covering investment.

For your wood or vinyl shutter options, you can reach us at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


 

Thank you Derek A. from Banning, Ca. for your 5 star yelp review and your kind words....

 "We just had blinds installed through out our whole house and they did a great job. Very easy to work with didn't try to push new blinds on us gave us alternative options with some of the blinds we already had. Recommend them to anyone looking for blinds very professional guys."

We are the "very professional guys" at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


Thanks Sean G. from Riverside for your 5 star review on yelp. We appreciate your business and loyalty. Try to keep your dog away from the blinds if you ca..  Lol. Thank you for the kind words....

"Jim from accent window is by far the most professional business owner I have ever worked with.  His presentation is encompasses all of your concerns and he makes recommendations based upon his observation of your house.  His installers are quick and get in and out of your house promptly and explain all of the safety features of the blinds.  Jim is also great with follow through after your blinds are installed.  We called him back out because our family dog caused are blinds to lock up and he fixed the problem for us quickly.  If you want a very personable business owner who makes you feel like you made the right decision for your home, go with Accent Window Coverings."

Make the right decision for your home at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


Thank you Heidi C. from Riverside for your business and these kinds words from your five star yelp review...

"I was so impressed with the overall service we received.  The blinds were half the cost of what a family member paid for her house, same size in the same neighborhood, from another company.  Jim understood our need for fast service because we moved into the house without any window coverings. He was fast in getting the blinds delivered and the install was SO FAST and clean.  They didn't try to upsell anything, he listened to me when I told him what I wanted, and in he recommended what I needed, not what he wanted to sell me.   Not only will I highly recommend Accent Window Coverings to strangers, I have recommended them to my real estate friends for their future clients."

For "blinds at half the cost what other family members paid", you can reach us at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


Thank you Lori K. for your continued support over the years with the multiple homes we have done for you and your family. Thank you for these kind words and five star yelp review.....

"Word-of-mouth advertising is the best form of publicity that any company can receive and Accent Window Coverings is an exceptional business. I was fortunate enough to have a friend recommend them to me. I just wanted to take the time to express how much I appreciated their hard work, service, knowledge, expertise and reasonable rates. I have utilized their services for several rental properties and our personal homes for over 18 years. I recommend them to anyone who wants a friendly knowledgable sales staff, quality products, and customer services with a keen eye for detail. It's always been a pleasure to do business with them."

Thank You Accent for always being there!

AV Property Management
Lori Kibler

For anyone who wants a friendly knowledgeable staff, quality products and customer service with a keen eye, you can reach us at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


Thank you Wendy G. from Riverside for the five star yelp review. We strive to be professional, honest, detailed and serve the highest quality products that are made locally. We appreciate the business and your kind words....

"We were very impressed with the owner of Accent Window coverings, Jim Barberie. He was very professional, honest and incredibly detailed. He saved us money, as well, in helping to get our current blinds fixed/adjusted (instead of just selling us new ones). We also ordered new plantation shutters for our bathroom, which were very high quality. I wouldn't hesitate in hiring him again. His high level of customer service and follow up is so rare these days. Thanks Jim for a job well done!"

For a job well done, hit us up at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


New home sales across the country rose 18.6 percent in May from April, a new report from the U.S. Commerce Department and Census Bureau says.

The sale of 504,000 new single-family homes across the U.S. made the month of May the spiffiest month-to-month gainer for sales since January 1992. Then, the month-to-month gain was 21.1 percent.

For the West region, new home sales in May were up 34 percent from April. It was the best month-to-month increase the West region of the U.S. has seen since January 2013. Then, new home sales surged 43.4 percent from April.

It’s not the first time the West Coast has had a big gain. Other 30 percent-plus milestones were set in November 2013 and in August 2010 when sales rose 51 percent from the month before.

Numbers have been rising and falling a bit like a turning carousel amid the housing recovery for a number of reasons, among them: Weather, delaying construction starts; pent-up demand, the cyclical nature of the building and buying season and fluctuations in lending rates.

Year-over-year, new single-family home sales across the U.S. are up 16.9 percent above the May 2013 estimate of 431,000 sales across the country, the Department of Commerce report says.  In the West, the percentage increase on sales for May was nearly double that: New  home sales in the West – some 130,000 — rose 32.7 percent from May 2013.

If you have a new home, we are ready at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


Wood blinds are some of the most attractive and effective window treatment options on the market. For starters, they create a natural, warm feeling in any room they are installed. Add to that their availability in a wide variety of styles, stains, colors, sizes and even materials, and its clear why they have become a favorite of homeowners and interior decorators alike.

The Natural Beauty of Wood
As mentioned before, the primary reason these blinds have become such popular window treatments is their looks. Their appearance creates a sincere and relaxing feel to any room and they look great from both inside and outside the home. They can be stained almost any color to match your pre-existing trim or furniture or they can be painted to complement your home's general color schemes. And it's all complemented by the comforting look of their strong wood grain and texture. They truly are one of the most beautiful and eye turning products on the market.

All Without Sacrificing Functionality
The benefits don't stop with their good looks, however. These blinds are excellent insulators against heat and cold because of their solid wood construction. For the same reason, they provide your home with unrivaled privacy and are excellent protection for your furniture from the harmful rays of the sun. Finally, they are also incredibly lightweight, dramatically reducing the amount of daily wear and tear and extending the life of your blinds.

Which Style is Best For You?
There are many things to consider when choosing the right style of blinds for you and your home, starting with slat size. 2 and 2.5 inch slats are the most common, though larger slatted models provide more of a shutter effect and let in optimal light. 2 inch slats are best for French doors and small windows, while 2.5 inch slats look great just about anywhere.

Get your wood at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


 

Thank you Elizabeth B. from Dos Lagos in Corona for your 5 star yelp review. We appreciate the business and we enjoyed making custom frames for you at no charge to match your existing shutters. We are really glad you are happy with the quality, service and overall product. Thanks again for these kind words on yelp....

"If your looking for a great well made product, prompt service, on time appointment to install and excellent clean up, this is the company! I got a flyer in the mail and wanted to get an estimate to do the down stairs in shutters and I read there reviews and they didn't disappoint. Jim our rep actually brought with him one of the guys who makes the shutters and there were able to match our existing shutters as they were a bull nose frame. I must say that really made a difference and our decision to use this company. I'm so glad I did as the quality is superior to our existing shutters. I am over the top happy wioth my purchase!!!!" Thank you, Elizabeth

For superior quality shutters and over the top happiness, reach us at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


Thank you Bobbi T. from Lake Elsinore for your order of a household of blinds.. We appreciate the business and really enjoyed visiting with you and your cats. Thank you for the kind words and five star yelp review.....

 "Accent was good to us, the  customer service was above and beyond. Jim got our blinds ordered and installed all in the same week. The installer was wonderful also he had 20 windows and 3 sliding glass doors done in less than 2 1/2 hrs. They both did a good job for us, and we would highly recommend them. Thanks Jim and team for such a pleasant experience........."

Get your above and beyond customer service and pleasant experience at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


 

Thanks Milo from Riverside for the kind words about our new vinyl shutters. Glad you are happy with our prices, service and vinyl shutter overall....

"I worked with Jim and couldn't be happier.  He patiently explained all of our options and gave us no high pressure sales lines.  He left us his estimate and asked us to contact him for further questions." 

"We eventually decided to go Accent Window Coverings (the vinyl shutters option) and were very satisfied.  There was no bait and switch shananagans and no price hikes.  An installer just came on the date we arranged, carefully installed the shutters, and asked us to contact him if there were any problems."

"I highly recommend their vinyl shutters.  No paint peeling and much easier to clean than painted wood."

For no pressure sales and no bait and switch shananagans, email us at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


Thank you Chris W. from Temecula for your above and beyond 5 star review on yelp. Your review made my day, week and month. We have done 3 houses for Chris over the last 10+ years and Chris has been a true gentleman to deal with. He has experienced our product, our customer service and our customer service in a crisis. Lol. We installed 23 wood shutters in a custom stain match to his cabinets with a 4.5" louver, oil rubbed bronze hinges and with an upgraded 2.5" wide tuscany frame. Speaking of the frame, after a few lengthy discussions Chris chose to saw off his existing window sills so we could do a 4 way frame and together we are happy he did. The look is awesome with a custom stain, wider louver and wider frame.

Thank you Chris for your hard work and these kind words:

"We just got new shutters up yesterday and they look awesome.Jim had done 2 of my other homes and I had lost his information and couldn't get a hold of him.Jim has a unprecedented standard of customer service.Back in 2003 during escrow to sell my home my dog chewed on the shutters in the living room of all places.Well even after having my shutters for 2 years ,Jim took care of my problem and very quickly so it didn't even affect the sale of the home. I can't say how much I appreciated his help.Back to what I was saying about losing his information I searched and searched finally getting a hold and him and telling him my story.He remembered us and we laughed about the incident. I was so glad to find him for several reasons.One being Jim's care for quality built shutters for his customers so he can stand behind his product.2nd is his prices are very competitive with even the china made shutters. Diffidently do your homework when it comes to american made vs china made shutters.Once again I'm very happy to have found Jim's number.I couldn't touch the custom job we just had done by any other american made shutter company let alone china made.Awesome pricing, Awesome customer service. Jim has a customer for life and I would hands down refer him to any and all people that are looking for quality shutters with a sensible price and a company that cares about their customers ".

For sensible pricing and a company that cares, reach us at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


 

Thank you Sean B. for your 5 star review on yelp. We appreciate your business and support over the last 15 + years. We love returning customers and I'm glad you are a team player and have chosen us for your last 3 houses. Thanks for the info. about schools and what to look for out there for my daughter. We appreciate the kind words coming from you and your family. Thanks...

 "I have used Accent for three houses and every time Jim does an amazing job.  His prices are great and the service can not be beat.  I recommend Accent to all my friends and colleagues."

For an amazing job, great prices and service that can not be beat, your friends and colleagues can reach us at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


 

Thank you John D. for your 5 star yelp review. We appreciate the business and the kind words. Honesty is always the best policy and I'm glad you got your "refund" in the mail. It was a pleasure meeting your family and don't hesitate to give us a call if you need anything. Thanks for the opportunity....

 

"Jim came by to install four honeycomb shades.   A few days after the estimate was accepted, Steve, the installer, did a quick, professional job.  The workmanship was excellent and the price was very reasonable."

"I am happy to report that Jim  is HONEST.  I unknowingly and mistakenly wrote out a check for $45.00 OVER the agreed-upon price.  Jim called ME to announce he was sending me the refund." 

"Excellent work and excellent ethics, too."

For excellent workmanship, reasonable prices, and honesty, we can be found at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


 

Thank you Pony M. from El Monte for your 5 star review on yelp. We appreciate the business and look forward to working on many projects together in the future. Glad you enjoyed our conversation about the local area and hope you were able to find some of the points of interest. Thanks again Pony....

 "We are the flippers and this is our first project in riverside area, we are so lucky can meet Jim and have him help us cover all the windows which are totally 37 of them! I like his professional presentation, reasonable price, quality product...
since we are very new there, Jim not only show his honesty, integrity on this business, he also teach us a lot new stuff regarding the local area. I really appreciate that.
O, I almost forget mention the installer, Steve. He really did a good job. He told me that he is a picky guy, we like that, cause coincidentally, our motto is "The Devil is in the detail"

For "the devil is in the detail" quality, professionalism, integrity, and honesty, look for us at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


 

Why honeycomb shades for your home?

For over three decades, honeycomb have been a fixture in homes all over the world. Recently, these types of shades have started to regain their once flourishing popularity. The reason for this resurgence is simple: honeycomb shades are very advantageous to the homeowner.

Before we go into these advantages, let's explain what honeycomb shades actually are. Sometimes called cellular shades, honeycomb shades are a type of blind or shade made of fabric usually sewn or to resemble a diamond cell shape. These types of shades are often superior to others particularly in the following three categories:

Insulation: Honeycomb shades are designed to trap air within their "honeycomb" cells. This air helps insulate your home and reduces the amount of heat your windows transfer. With this insulation, your home is better equipped to keep heat in during the winter months and cool air in during the summer months. This ultimately results in the use of less energy all year long, which saves you a great amount of money on both heating and cooling costs.

A Rainbow of Colors: Honeycomb shades come in a variety of colors. The reason this is beneficial to those in the market for blinds is because every house is different and every room is unique. One color of blind is not enough to fit the world. Honeycomb shades come in all types of hues and tints. This is perfect if you have a home with unique or bold colors, a home with subtle colors, or a home with colors that are somewhere in between. With so many colors to choose from, you won't be forced to redecorate the rest of your house in an attempt to make sure your carpet, couches, and walls match your brand new honeycomb shades.

Easy installation: No matter what type of window blinds you are installing, the entire process can sound quite intimidating. However, installing honeycomb shades is actually quite simple. These shades are designed with simplicity in mind and a breeze for our in house installers to put up. Honeycomb shades stack very tight when pulled up allowing the homeowner an unobstructed view if desired. This alone is another very popular reason why homeowners like honeycomb shades as well.

No matter you reason for being in the market for blinds; owning a new house, redecorating, or just engaging in home improvement, honeycomb shades are a smart and appealing choice. They will help save you time, money, all while adding visual charm to your home.

Check us out at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com  or give us a call at 1-800-597-1648


 

There are many many reasons to hire a licensed contractor over an unlicensed contractor. Here are just a few...

The cost of buying and owning a home is probably the biggest investment made by most people in their lifetime. Property owners therefore often look for the lowest price when looking to build or remodel a home. Since most unlicensed contractors are not bonded or insured and do not pay into the residential contractors' recovery fund or pay any unemployment compensation for their workers, they can often under bid the licensed professional. This bottom line may at first be attractive to the property owner, as a way to lower costs and save money. Most of the time, it is not.

With the unprecedented growth in the country, and especially in the southwest, hundreds and even thousands of "would-be" contractors have appeared. People who may have worked as a laborer or a framer for a short period of time decide that they are ready to start their own business. In spite of the fact that they lack sufficient capital and experience, they print up flyers, distribute business cards and place an ad in the yellow pages.

In an attempt to get "the best price", the unsuspecting customer calls the number listed on the flyer or in the ad and asked for a bid. Often, such operations are run out of a mail drop or on an answering machine, but someone usually calls the customer back. When you get the bid, you are really pleased at how much this person / company says they can save you. You may even see "licensed, bonded and insured" on the business card or in the ad. Then the story begins. The contractor tells you he is going to need a large portion of the money up front. He may say he needs it to purchase materials, or to pay workers for another job where the property owner is slow to pay. He may even tell you about the unexpected medical bills he had to pay for a sick child (that he really doesn't have), in hopes of gaining your sympathy.

At first things may seem fine. In a day or two a worker shows up and starts measuring, or a small load of material is delivered to the job site. Then the excuses begin. After a week has passed, with no work being done, you call your unlicensed contractor. All you get is a recorded message, so you leave a message, politely requesting a return phone call. Several more days passed, with no response, so you call and leave another message, not as polite as the first. When the contractor does call, he is very apologetic and tells you about some catastrophe involving either his truck, his family, his help or another job he just had to complete. He promises to get right on your job the next day. A week later he still hasn't shown up, or he does show up and says he needs more money.

Sound ridiculous? Well it happens every day, often with the consumer losing hundreds or even thousands of dollars. You, as the property owner have little recourse other than to pursue the matter in court.

Hiring a licensed contractor offers many additional protections to the property owner, especially regarding residential property. First of all, a contractor can not obtain a license without possessing a minimum amount of experience and must pass a business management test. The applicant also may be subjected to a criminal history background check, and must not have any unresolved contracting complaints outstanding.

Should you experience the above problems with licensed contractor, you as a residential property owner have significant protections not available to persons utilizing an unlicensed contractor. Among them is the ability to file a complaint against the contractor's license, in most cases, for a period of two years from the date of occupancy or date the last work was performed. This is your guarantee should the workmanship be below standard or in violation of existing codes.

Under certain conditions, you may also be eligible to apply to the residential contractors' recovery fund and receive up to thirty thousand dollars to have the work corrected or completed. Each licensed contractor is covered for up to $200,000.00 to a maximum of $30,000.00 per residential property owner, on a first come, first serve basis upon filing a complete claim. Keeping detailed records of your contract, checks or other forms of payment will speed the processing of your claim, should the need arise.

Get a licensed contractor at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


 

Thanks again Pat C. from Riverside for the 5 star yelp review. We appreciate the business and support over the last 15 years.I enjoyed out visit and wish you, your family and in laws (and out laws too. LOL.) the best in the future.

Thanks again Pat.....

 

"We had originally used this company 15 years ago and we're very happy with the service. Recently, we needed new blinds and were very happy to find them still in business. From measurements to installation, they are punctual, efficient and delivered as promised.  We highly recommend Jim and his crew."

Get punctual, efficient and delivered as promised at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


 

5 ways plantation shutters benefit you and your home

Plantation Shutters not only add elegance and sophistication to any home, they may also increase its value. Although Plantation shutters require a slightly larger upfront investment than some of the other window covering options, the benefits that they provide to you during your current ownership and when it comes time to sell your home will outweigh the higher initial cost.

5 ways plantation shutters benefit you and your home:

Plantation shutters are low maintenance; requiring little to no upkeep. When properly cared for, the average homeowner will only need to dust and wipe finger prints from their plantation shutters.

Shutters are custom fit to each window opening and are more energy efficient than other window covering options. Plantation shutters can help to reduce your energy bills by minimizing the amount of cooled or heated air leaking from your homes windows.

Years ago, plantation shutters adorned only the most elite homes. Today, your average homeowner can enjoy the affordability of plantation shutters along with the look of exclusivity.

Plantation shutters are a permanent feature of your home. Unlike other types of window coverings that need to be changed every few years; shutters, when properly cared for, will not need to be changed out. This is a benefit for both you as the current homeowner and to the future owners of your home.

Plantation shutters give you the benefit to control the light as well as the view through your windows. A full variety of louver slat sizes from the traditional 1 ¼” louver up to 6 ½” louvers will compliment any decor you desire. This will give you a full range of light control as well as aesthetic appeal.

Learn more about plantation shutters and view additional photos at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


 

Plantation shutters

The Benefits of Installing Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters can add an instant level of sophistication and elegance to any home. Offered in a variety of styles, colors and materials, they can immediately add value to the home. As a high-end window treatment, plantation shutters hold their value for many years.

A Custom Fit

One of the reasons why plantation shutters offer such a decorative addition to the interior of any room is that they are custom fit for every size and shape window opening. Because of that, they are rated more energy-efficient than other available window treatments. When installed correctly, they can significantly reduce monthly utility bills by resisting the heat of the summer, and the cold of the winter.

Plantation shutters were once considered the ideal window covering for the elite. However, the affordability of the shutters provides the opportunity for average homeowners to enjoy this elegant, luxurious window covering.

A Permanent Component

Unlike all other types of window treatments, plantation shutters are installed as a permanent component to the home’s interior. While a traditional window covering can become damaged or faded by ultraviolet rays and direct sunlight, plantation shutters never require replacement when properly maintained. As a result, plantation shutters are crafted as a durable product that can last for generations.

As a low-maintenance option with minimal upkeep, plantation shutters usually require only a light dusting to maintain.

Controlling Light

Plantation shutters are crafted in a variety of slat sizes with louvers as large as 6 ½”, and as small as 1 ¼”. Each slat size provides unique control on the amount of sunlight that can penetrate through the glass. The louvers provide a way to maximize ventilation and privacy while offering enhanced versatility when adjusting the position between open and closed.

Different Styles

Decorative plantation shutters are designed in a variety of different styles including a double hung version, and one with the divider rail. These are ideal choices for kitchens and bathrooms, where the bottom louvers can remain closed, creating privacy, and the top louvers can remain open for the penetration of outside light.

Plantation shutters can add instant curb appeal to the exterior of any home, while increasing the appraised value of the house. In addition, they can produce energy savings by controlling airflow and light penetration into the home. These shutters are crafted in a variety of styles to complement the interior decor of any room.

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Thank you Ruth F. from Menifee, Ca. for your 5 star review on yelp. We appreciate your continued support and know you will love your new bypass track sliding shutter....

 

"We recently purchased a new home. We were in search of window coverings. After calling several companies and being disappointed in the price as well as their customer service, we came upon a small advertisment piece for Accent Window Coverings. We called and the rest is history. Jim came out and represented AWC very well. His presentation was great and he wasn't out to just make money. We purchased blinds for our entire home (15 Windows).The quality is second to none. It is now 6 months later we are purchasing a sliding shutter for our patio sliding door. Finally a company that gives quality at a great price. Thank You Jim."

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Thanks Danni T. from West Covina for your 5 star yelp review. We had a lot of fun doing business with you and your friends. Keep up on those piano lessons and "thanks again"....

 

"We had our new blinds installed this summer and we are very happy about our purchase. We live in West Covina, and Jim came out his way to help us choose the blinds to put in our house. He was honest, patient and I trust his advise. We ordered a total of 11 window blinds and price was very reasonable. Installation was quick and professional. Two of the blinds did not need to be changed, and Jim told me that straight forward too. We end up changing them because my mom really wanted to match all the blinds in the house, but I appreciate his honesty. Also, we were thinking about changing all the curtains in our sun room and Jim advised us to wait on it because the curtains we have seem to be adequate for the room. Wow, not many business people will tell you that! I'm really glad that my friend has referred me to Accent Window Coverings. I have already had other friends use them and I would highly recommend this company."

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 "The owner of this company is awesome - his professionalism is out of this world. I have been dealing with him for over 10 years and had had nothing but praise for the quality of his work, his respect for perfection and unparalleled honesty. A person you can trust and who will not double talk you. Good man."

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Thanks John P. in Moreno Valley for your continued support and business throughout the years. We appreciate the business and kind words with your latest yelp review. Good luck with your future endevours. I know you and your partner will slam dunk the obstacles in front of you...

 "I bought a new house and called out a few blind companies and I was most impressed with this company. They were prompt, educated, knowledgeable and had local american made products. The installers were clean, quick and organized. With all the new contractors I had come in, these guys impressed me the most out of all the trades. From beginning to end, they were easy to deal with and very straight forward. I had 2.5" faux wood blinds installed and I love the crown molding valance, price and overall quality. I highly recommend this company. Thanks for making the overall process so easy."

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Child safety is serious business.

That’s why the window coverings industry uses warning tags, warning labels, and other methods to communicate the potential hazards of corded window coverings. The warning shown here, for example, communicates the important message about cords being a potential strangulation hazard and suggests choosing cordless alternatives or products with inaccessible cords.

Our window covering products are designed for safety and dependability. Preventing household situations from becoming hazardous is the first step to keeping your child safe. Parents should be aware that it is possible for children to become entangled in window covering cords. To reduce the risk of accidents, all cords should be kept out of the reach of children. Each of our product categories offer a variety of motorized, cordless and corded window treatments allowing you to choose the product that best meets your household needs and preferences.

OUR SELECTION OF SAFETY FEATURES:

  • Cordless Lift System - pull lift cords are eliminated for increased safety.
  • Motorization - pull lift cords are eliminated for increased safety.
  • Continuous Loop Lift System - cords are kept at a constant length so they can't puddle on the floor when window treatment is raised. The cord loop is fastened to a cord tension device that is designed to be permanently anchored to the wall to reduce the possibility of children becoming entangled in the cord.

We encourage you to learn more about window covering safety by visiting the link below.
Important Cord Safety Guidelines: www.windowcoverings.org

Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC)The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are urging parents and caregivers to check their window coverings for exposed or dangling cords that can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children, and to retrofit or replace them with today’s safer products. WCSC and CPSC recommend that only cordless window coverings or those with inaccessible cords be used in homes with young children.

  • Cordless window coverings are recommended in young children’s bedrooms and sleeping areas.
  • Replace window blinds, corded shades and draperies manufactured before 2001 with today’s safer products.
  • Retrofit window blinds, corded shades and draperies manufactured before 2001 with cord retrofit devices* or replace them with products made to the current safety standards.
  • Move all cribs, beds, furniture and toys away from windows and window cords, preferably to another wall.
  • Keep all window pull cords and inner lift cords out of children’s reach. Make sure that tasseled pull cords are short and continuous-loop cords are permanently anchored to the floor or wall. Make sure cord stops are properly installed and adjusted to limit movement of inner lift cords.
  • Lock cords into position whenever horizontal blinds or shades are lowered, including when they come to rest on a window sill.

*For more info on child safety products, reach us at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


 

We met with a new customer, Linda, on Wednesday in her house in Orangecrest. She wanted an estimate for 5 new wood blinds in her living/dining room area. Upon inspection of old blinds, I thought they were in very good condition considering they were about 15 years old. All they really needed was a new wand tilter as the old ones were plastic and we have used metal for many, many years. I talked her into repairing the old blinds which was just a fraction of the cost for new ones and they felt and worked like a champ. She was ecstatic and very happy that we went the extra mile to save her some money but was most impressed with our honesty and integrity. With the savings and as a reward, she was able to order new blinds for her master bedroom, family room and sliding glass door....proving honesty always wins out.

Thanks again Linda for the business, compliments and we hope you enjoy your new...and old...blinds at www.AccentWindowCoverings.com


 

 

What's so "plantation" about plantation shutters?

The term plantation shutters refers to wooden shutters with broad louvers mounted in a solid frame. The term "plantation" is in relation to shutters in the United States. Shutters were brought to America when the south was colonized by the Spanish. Wooden style shutters were popular on the mansions in the cotton and sugar plantations in these areas, thereby coining the phrase "plantation shutters".

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Ever wonder where shutters were started? Here's a little history...

Plantation shutters provide an elegant, upscale alternative to curtains or blinds and are increasingly popular with homeowners in search of a classic, crisp look. The history of shutters can be traced all the way back to ancient Greece, though construction and styles continued to change over time. Interior shutters were frequently used in the South once the United States was settled, and have remained a popular choice to this day. Since their origination, there have been three main reasons to use shutters:

Light control
-  Ventilation
-  Protection

Interior Shutter in Ancient Times

Before glass was commonly available, shutters were introduced as a way to control light and offer protection to a home's inhabitants. In ancient Greece, interior shutters were constructed from marble, making them quite solid and strong, thus providing protection that a cloth covered window didn't. Because of the material, the louvers were fixed and unmovable, only allowing the slats to remain in a single position. Eventually, the trend for interior shutters spread and it was discovered that those created from wood were much easier to produce.

The Benefits of Interior Shutters

As shutters grew increasingly popular, wood workers found a way to improve them. The new shutters had moveable louvers, allowing people to control how much light and ventilation each room received throughout the day and night. This new aspect of control only enhanced the demand for interior shutters, until they became a royal accessory when used by King Louis XIV in France. It became possible for women to nap without shutting both air and light from the room, and for cooks to control the sunlight heating up their kitchens. Louvered shutters provided a freedom of choice that had been previously unavailable.

Did you know? Until the 18th century, shutters were only used inside the house. It was only as windows weren't built as deep that exterior shutters came into fashion.

Introducing Plantation Shutters

By the 18th and 19th century, interior shutters were being used frequently in large homes in the American South, where they became known as Plantation Shutters. Though the shutters are appropriate for any type of house or window, the name, evoking the grandeur and sophistication of elegant Southern mansions, stuck.

Did you know? In the Northern part of the United States, shutters with a narrow louver are popular, while the Southern half of the country generally prefers a wider louver.

Plantation Shutters Today

Today, plantation shutters are popular in all areas of the country for many of the same reasons they were appreciated by the ancient Greeks and royalty of France. They offer superior ventilation and light control, along with a very elegant look that's continually sought after.

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