Home Privacy Made Easy with Blindsmith, Inc.

Find Your Perfect Shade or Window Treatment

Article by Monty Montgomery

Photography by 2. Sean McNeil

Originally published in Arvada Lifestyle

For home privacy without sacrificing your home’s aesthetic appeal, Blindsmith, Inc. is here with the blinds and shadings for every room. Arvada locals, Lori and Jeff Lipker, are proud owners of a business that has been serving Arvada for nearly a quarter of a century. Blindsmith offers the full line of Hunter Douglas products featuring PowerView Motorization for whole-home automation, as well as cleaning and repair services for their loyal clients. 

In Lori’s professional and trusted opinion, the Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades are the most popular and preferred option among her clientele. They flaunt an energy-efficient design with a healthy selection of fabrics, colors, pleat sizes, and textures. Blindsmith is also popular for their Hunter Douglas Silhouette® Shadings, according to Jeff. He says they provide pleasingly soft light while keeping your privacy intact. The Silhouette® shades, as well as the Hunter Douglas Pirouette® and Luminette® shades, are all made locally in Colorado. 

For a minimalist aesthetic, the experts recommend roller and solar shades which add another layer of privacy to your living quarters. These shades come in two styles: screens and roller shades. Screens feature opacity ratings to let you customize how much light can be filtered. Roller shades come in either opaque or semi-opaque versions that tend to be more design-oriented with a sleek aesthetic. 

If you're searching for shades with a soft fabric look while retaining the easy-to-use nature of traditional shades, look no further than Jeff and Lori’s Roman shades by Hunter Douglas. Blindsmith carries the Vignette®, Solera®, and Design Studio® Roman Shades, with plenty of fold styles, sizes, and fabrics depending on your style preference. Check out the Vignette® Roman Shades for an easy-to-clean option, and the Solera® shade has a design allowing for a warmer home during the cold months and cool evenings in the summer. Lastly, those with interior design at the top of their minds may sway toward the Design Studio™ Roman Shades for their wide selection of styles, use of luxury fabrics, and even a collection by renowned New York designer Rebecca Atwood. 

Blindsmith is also popular for its cleaning services. Customers can bring shades into the shop when they need a touch-up. The shades receive an ultrasonic cleaning in a tank with mild detergent, using temperature-specific fluid based on the type of shade. After the cleaning, washing, and rinsing processes, shades are hung up to dry in their natural form. Once clear of moisture, Blindsmith specialists bag them up for pick-up or delivery straight to your home. The staff at Blindsmith will even hang them up for you to ensure your window coverings are properly placed. 

Repairs are a major part of Jeff and Lori’s operation, as well, and they are carried out in the same fashion as their cleaning services. To repair your broken blinds or shades, simply drop them off at the shop, which is off 59th Avenue, or have them conveniently picked up from your home. Once Blindsmith has finished the repairs, your blinds or shades will be ready for pick-up or returned in a prompt and timely manner. It’s no wonder the company's online reviews are barely short of flawless. 

Blindsmith hosts a full showroom to give potential customers a feel for their products before committing to a purchase. All the shades available in the showroom come motorized, or powered, which adds a touch of modern convenience along with privacy depending on your choices. To experience Blindsmith’s products in person before purchasing, visit their showroom to touch, feel, and operate the blinds yourself. 

Blindsmith has operated in Arvada for 24 years, with Jeff being an Arvada native and Lori having been in the town for 38 years. The couple originally ran a painting business before finding Blindsmith through a mutual friend and later buying it from the Mills family in 1998. The Arvada couple says they have seen an uptick in demand for their services since the Marshall Fire in late 2021 and through the beginning of January 2022. They have cleaned a lot of blinds and shades caked in soot from smoke. As a small business operating within Colorado, the Blindsmith staff is more than happy to offer their supportive hand through these services.

Since the duo offers a number of Hunter Douglas home products, with other items and services, it’s best to browse their website to get a feel for their shades, blinds, and automated solutions. Visit to scroll around, or call (303) 467-7969 to contact Lori and Jeff at the Blindsmith office. 

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