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The Right Tool for the Job

Where ever you live, be it your own or a rental, sooner or later you are going to have to install something, or fix something. You may have to put up a shelf, fix a leaky faucet, attach drapery hardware, whatever the job; you’ll need a well-stocked tool box. A few essentials are as follows:
The number one hand tool must-have is the hammer. It comes in handy for everything from hanging a mirror to installing a curtain rod. A Claw hammer is the one with the recognizable steel head, that’s made up of a peen (the nail-driving face), and the claw (the crowbar-like nail-pulling lever) on the other. Claw hammers come with either rounded or flat peens. The choice is all yours, but the flat variety has a driving faces that is straight instead of curved, and tend to strike nails more evenly, with less likelihood of missing the nail and getting your finger instead.


You can’t put a price on accuracy, especially when it comes to improvement projects. The next essential tool in your box should be a tape measure. Estimates can end up costing you both time and money. Save yourself the trouble by using a tape measure for things like cabinets, are rugs, and window treatments.


Your children actually  behaved and sat still for a beautiful family portrait. Is the picture hanging straight? You may need a level. A torpedo level is the one with the air bubbles in three clear, liquid-filled vials that gives you visible proof of a surface’s level. If the bubble is between the lines the vial, the surface is level.


It’s a good idea to have a few screwdrivers on hand so you can be ready for all situations. The type of screwdriver is defined by the shape of the head of the blade. It can be straight or X shaped (a Phillips screwdriver). The type and size you need depends on the screw you are about to confront.
Pliers and wrenches allow you to have a good grip and extra leverage. Pliers are good for pulling out nails or bending wires. Wrenches are what you reach for when a grip and extra torque for tightening and loosening is called for.


Keep these basic supplies handy, and just about any repair job or curtain hardware job that arises will be covered!

Mirror, Mirror On the Wall



Mirrors come in many shapes, sizes, and styles. They are truly a versatile, decorative element that give instant polish to a room. A mirror can illuminate a dark corner; add elegance and drama even create the illusion of space. If you have a large wall that needs a decorative touch try making an elegant mirror arrangement instead. Select different size mirrors and shapes and one large one for the centerpiece. You can use mirrors with or  without frames.

Howard Elliot mirrors consist of innovative designs, far-reaching varieties of style and sizes and unique combinations of raw materials. At Howard Elliott great pride is taken in manufacturing to exacting standards. All of their mirrors and decorative accessories are hand finished and most mirrors have a 1” bevel.

An arrangement of mirrors on the wall will give an impression of a shattered-and-scattered mirror. Attach the mirrors to the wall with glue or liquid nails. Why not hang a round mirror in the center and surround it with square, oval or diamond shaped mirrors.
If round isn’t for you, use an oval mirror in the center then place the others in a diamond shape around it. Don’t space everything evenly – put a few only inches away from the large mirror and some even closer. Others can be further away. Put more mirrors along one side of the large center mirror for an asymmetrical design.

Continental Window Fashions are the ones who will help you add beauty and elegance to your home and give you the chance to make all of your design dreams come true. Howard Elliot is among the finest in the industry and Continental Window Fashions is proud to present this collection. With free shipping on orders of $100 or more and 9am – 5pm customer support, Monday- Friday, Continental Window Fashions strives to make your ordering process as simple as possible. Online ordering is available or you may call us toll free at 866-375-4500 to place your order over the phone