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1,087 - Selecting Window Treatments

March 20th, 2015

Episode 216 of 489 episodes

Stop your neighbors from spying on you by putting up some window treatments. Learn more in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:30 Explanations: 3:47 Fast dialog: 16:18 [doorbell rings] Otto: Hi, I’m Otto from Windows-R-Us. I’m here to show you the window treatment options we offer and to take measurements for installation if you decide to order from our store. Jean: Hi, Otto. I’m Jean. Come on in. I want to get some new window treatments for the living room. Can you show me what you have? Otto: Sure. For the living room, I would recommend these beautiful wooden shutters. Opening the slats allows light to filter in and closing them blocks light and gives you privacy. Jean: They’re nice, but I think they may be a little too expensive for me. Otto: In that case, you might like blinds, mini blinds or vertical blinds. They have the same function as shutters at a fraction of the price. Jean: Those are still a little bit pricey. Are there any other options? Otto: Well, you could go with curtains. You can choose the type of curtain rods that match your decor and any kind of fabric. With a valance, they would look very nice. Jean: Nice fabric could cost a lot of money. Any other suggestions? Otto: Do you have a bed sheet? Jean: Yes. Otto: Nail it over your window and call it a day. Have a nice day, ma’am. [door slams] Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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