A Rebate Extravaganza!

Summer, 2010
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4 Ways to Save Money
Hunter Douglas Summer Sale
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Dear Jane-Marie,
decoratorSay hello to the dog days of summer!  I hope you have been enjoying the weather, the lake, the sun and more!  Have you completed all of your outdoor projects around the house?  If not, maybe you need a little incentive.  See below for a variety of house-related rebates available.  This information comes courtesy of Paul Hughes, my friend at Iron River Construction.

Also, click here for recent additions to the Interiors, Window Treatments & Home Staging Portfolios on the Embellishments Design Studio website. 

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4 Ways to Save Money While You Improve Your Home
  • Minnesota Fix-Up Fund:  Offers loans at below market interest rates to homeowners.  Eligible projects include interior or exterior improvements and general remodeling. 
    • Maximum loan amount is $35,000, interest rate is 5.99%, maximum term is 20 years
    • Eligible to those with annual household income of $96,500 or less
  • Home Energy Loan Program:  Offers low interest loans to homeowners that want to make energy improvements to their properties.  Improvements include storm windows, storm doors, furnaces, boilers, air conditioning, insulation & water heaters.
    • Maximum loan amount is $10,000, interest rate is 5.99%, maximum term is 5 years
    • Eligible to all who own property (no max income limit!)
    • Note:  Property must have been built prior to 5/1/89
  • MHFA Rehabilitation Loan (click link & scroll down to "Rehabilitation Loan Program"):  Offers zero percent deferred loan up to $15k in order to make permanent repairs to owner-occupied homes.
    • Household gross annual income must be at or below 30% of the area median income.  The loan is forgiven if the homeowner remains in the home for 20 years.
  • Obama Tax Credits:  Qualifying products purchased between 1/1/09 & 12/31/10 are eligible for a tax credit equal to 30% of the product cost with a maximum rebate of $1,500 total.  Products include, but are not limited to, HVAC, roofing, water heaters, windows, doors, insulation and more.  
If you have questions about your housing needs, contact me for a list of qualified exterior remodeling, HVAC and interior remodeling professionals who can advise you further.
Hunter Douglas Summer Sale - now through 8/15/10!
***Hunter Douglas, the premier brand in window coverings, is no longer available online through discounted dealers or at discount stores like Home Depot.  Your future purchases can be made through Embellishments Design Studio.  We offer in-home consultations, professional measures & installations and premium service.  We incorporate your existing decor and options for soft, decorative window coverings so that the final result is a
tasteful, functional window treatment design.*** 

Check out the latest offerings:

$50 rebate per unit on Silhouette Window Coverings:

  • The Silhouette® soft fabric vanes are suspended between two sheer facings that soften and diffuse light.
  • The vanes tilt for the desired amount of light and privacy.
  • Our exclusive SilhouetteSilhouette Quartette™ four-inch vane size offers a soft shutter look and
    superior view-through.
  • Shadings disappear into the headrail for a clean appearance and an uninterrupted view.
  • Silhouette shadings come in a wide range of beautiful fabrics, including casual linen and
    classic woven materials.
  • The unique design offers superior UV protection, even when the fabric vanes are tilted open.
$50 Rebate on Pirouette Window Coverings:

  • At the heart of Pirouette® window shadings is the revolutionary Invisi-Lift™system that allows the horizontal fabric vanes to float gracefully, providing unobstructed views when open, and complete privacy when closed.
  • When the vanes are open, the sheer backing provides significant UV protection and reduces glare.
$100 Rebate on Luminette Privacy Sheers:
  • Crisp, tailored fabric vanes rotate for the desired amount of light and privacy.
  • The innovative, Luminettetotally hidden headrail system ensures easy, reliable operation.
  • The exclusive Luminette Privacy Sheers with Quintette™ vane size achieves amazing
  • For added convenience, a remote control motorized operating system is available.
  • Our Accents by the Yard™ program lets you order matching Luminette® fabric for swags, over treatments and endless other decorating possibilities.
For pricing and fabric options, please contact me today!
Embellishments Design Studio provides interior decorating, space planning and color consultations, as well as custom window treatment designs and staging services so that you can transform the house you live in into the home you love!

Jane-Marie Bloomberg
Embellishments Design Studio