QOTD for Wednesday

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Registered: 02-06-2004
QOTD for Wednesday
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Wed, 11-28-2012 - 9:05am
Do you have curtains/blinds for every window? Do you open each day and close at night or never bother to open or close them? What type of curtains/blinds do you have?

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Wed, 11-28-2012 - 11:47am

I have mini-blinds on every window.   They stay closed unless I am home.   Usually by the time I get home from work I don't bother to open them.   So, all day on the weekends usually.

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Registered: 02-06-2004
Wed, 11-28-2012 - 12:12pm
I have vertical blinds in the living room and kitchen. Mini blinds every where else. I have them closed when dark and opened during the day. The reason behind the question, is I've noticed the neighbors have curtains (and some pushed to the side), but no blinds and you can see right in there windows. Even though we live in the country and people are driving by fast and can't really see in your windows, it bothers me. I don't like the feeling of someone being able to look in my windows and me not seeing them. Another quirking thing about me! We have double French doors in the back of the house that faces a woods. No houses even close, but I still had to buy curtain panels to put up. lol

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Registered: 07-03-2008
Wed, 11-28-2012 - 8:34pm

No mini-blinds on any of my windows. But I keep the curtains in my room and the living room closed most of the time. The one in the living room is opened now, and will be until after chirstmas. I only open the ones in my room when its warm and sunny and i am "airing it out."

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Registered: 10-06-1997
Wed, 11-28-2012 - 8:44pm
Do you have curtains/blinds for every window? **** yep.... well, except the window over the sink - just a valance on that one. Do you open each day and close at night or never bother to open or close them? **** if we are home I open them, and generally close them again at night. Mostly closed during the day if we are not home. It seems like a dead giveaway that we are not home, but I can't bring myself to leave them open. What type of curtains/blinds do you have? **** faux wood blinds on the living room windows, metal miniblinds on the bedrooms, drapes for the slider to the deck. And, on that note, I actually love it when people in the neighborhood leave their blinds open in the evenings. I know... nosy! I like seeing the decor of stranger's homes as we drive by!

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Registered: 10-10-2003
Thu, 11-29-2012 - 3:56am

I have curtains in my living room that are open most of the time- 

Blinds in the bedrooms that are closed- cuz no one is in there !  

Also ours in our room stay closed because I am up and it is dark =).. 

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Registered: 02-12-2002
Thu, 11-29-2012 - 6:38am

I have honecomb top down bottom up shades in both bedrooms and the loft.  Draperie panels on the windows  in both bedrooms not in the loft just yet.  On the lower level windows I have Hunter Douglas Silhouette shades in the living room and dining room and at the landing going up to the 2nd level.  They are shear shades with vertical slats in them you can open and close.  Kind of hard to explain.  I also have Draperie panels on the linving room window.  Slider has a vertical shade I would like to change to match the shear ones.  They are all open during the day and closed at night.  

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Fri, 11-30-2012 - 9:02am

Do you have curtains/blinds for every window?  No, the two kitchen windows and the small bathroom window have valances.  The kitchen windows open to my patio in the back yard so I don't mind them being open day and night but the small bathroom window has an obscured bottom portion so you can't see in or out (unless it's open, of course).

Do you open each day and close at night or never bother to open or close them?  All are closed except the living room and dining room vertical blinds.  I think Ashleigh opens hers during the day because she has that crappy 3 hour break in the middle of her work days on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

What type of curtains/blinds do you have?  Mini horizontal blinds on all windows except those mentioned above and also the living room and dining room which both have vertical blinds.  The vertical blinds in the living room also have a fabric burgandy valance and they open in the middle like drapes.  The vertical blinds in the dining room are almost always open  (it opens to my patio in the back yard as well) but it has a stick that you pull it across from one side to the other to open and close or you can twist the stick to open and shut them when they are pulled across to the other side (closed).

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