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Joined: May 23 2003

We noticed that the top of the windows in many Eichlers are at an angle with the roofline. Has anyone found special blinds or window coverings that can be mounted at an angle?

Something more sleek and hidden than curtains...

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Joined: Mar 20 2003

What can be seen in some of the old pictures is that they put a curtain rail straight across the windows, which pretty much ruins the whole effect

The brochure shows something similar, even though in this sample the rails coincide with the sliding door frame which is somewhat acceptable:
http://www.totheweb.com/eichler/brochures/highlands_brandywine/images/page8.jpg

We had something similar in our hose when we bought it (even with a wooden facing around it - it went across the entire rear window facade - abut 30 ft). It was one of the first things we ripped out after moving in, and we never bothered to replace it with something else. We live now without any window coverings in the entire house and we love it!

I saw, however that honeycomb blinds can be custom made in all kinds of odd shapes, so you might want to inquire if they could be made to fit those trapezoid windows:

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Joined: Mar 20 2003

The back wall of my house, and my next door neighbor's house, have vertical blinds installed across all the windows. Although mine were installed along a straight line, ruining the cathedral effect, he installed his at an angle, cutting each of the 60 or so individual blinds to a precise length to match the roofline of the house.

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You get the idea. The effect is graceful. If I had his patience or skill, I might do the same myself. Perhaps this task is old hat to the professional blind installer, but I'd get some agreement in advance about the accuracy of the cuts. Craig's are probably all within 1/8" of each other.

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