The Speed Block Technique

Every time I start an installation, I look for ways to cut down on unnecessary movements that take extra time. One installation technique I have developed over the years is to use spacers to install shade and angle brackets at the exact same...

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The Installer's Network

When I created Trading Up Consulting, one of my goals was to provide education and networking opportunities for the ones I come across in the industry. And one of the questions I get asked regularly is “where do I find good...

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Welcome To Trading Up Consulting

After building and running a successful window treatment boutique studio in the Boston area for the last 15 years (http://shadesinplace.com), I've decided to share my knowledge and skills with colleagues and newcomers to the window covering...

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