Recently I wanted to check on some new window coverings for my house, so I stopped by and talked to Maria and Buffy of Seaside Window Covering. This gave me an opportunity to find out more about their business as well as some of the newer products.
A Little History
Maria has been in the window covering business her entire adult life. She had businesses in Canada and the U.S. before coming to Mexico. She retired and moved to Puerto Peñasco in 1993. So much for retirement – she opened the business here. Seaside (window covering, not to be confused with the real estate concern that came later) has provided window covering for most of the condos on Sandy Beach. They also repair all types of window coverings. While Maria is still involved in the business, daughter Buffy is now the working manager with assistance from her brother Robert. Maria tells me that they are doing less manufacturing than in the past due to some of the innovative new products available on the market.
Buffy in Seaside Office located on Blvd. Fremont inside the patio of Giuseppi’s Espresso Café
I wanted to know about the evolution of products as I had drapes at home and wondered what was new. The newest thing in drapes is the attachment which produces an accordion fold style. They don’t involve those metal clips and can be wall or ceiling mounted. The ever popular verticals of yesteryear caused all types of problems with continuous use, especially in the rental condos. Although they will repair those, Seaside is recommending the natural bamboo woven shades in both the horizontal and vertical styles. The Averté Natural Fold is the vertical drape-like style that I really like. Seaside also provides 2” wood blinds and roman shades among their many products. This time of year another product you might be interested in is the sun shade. They have a sun shade that doesn’t obstruct your views but cuts the sun and heat providing protection for your upholstered items and lowering air conditioning costs. They also make cornices and padded headboards.
Maria in the Seaside workshop
Seaside Window Covering is celebrating their 20th anniversary in Puerto Peñasco and is offering 20% discounts through the end of the year. So take a visit to their office, or have them come out to your home and discuss your window treatment needs. Then purchase your new products while you have the opportunity to take advantage of this special sale.
Another success story from our piece of paradise!