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What are your thoughts on New Year’s resolutions?  I have never really been into them as I am year round motivated, organized, creative, and project oriented.  It might sound like I’m tooting my own horn, but I’m only pointing out how I normally tend to be.  However, 2017 completely derailed me.  I moved into a house in “the middle of the no where”  that needs a lot of attention (it’s a dump) and you are probably going to see a lot of posts about my home transformations this year.  I got married in our barn (which was more of a dump) and it needed and still needs work.  Work at Rockwood had me on the road a bit more than usual which made projects at home hard to stay on top of (totally not complaining though because I have a pretty cool job!).  I started my farmie family (this is my own made up word for the farm furies) with chickens, baby goats, and barn cats, and I’m sure if you’re a pet owner you know how much time the furies require.  I’ve talked to a lot of friends that all said 2017 was rough(can you agree?) and they are ready to put that behind them and set some goals to make 2018 AWESOME.

What do your goals and resolutions look like?  I have a million rolling around in my head, but let’s take baby steps.  Since my office is my creative space I’m going to set two goals (although one is quite lofty) related to helping me be more inspired and productive this year:

Goal #1DOCUMENT!  I have been remodeling and interior decorating for years and although I feel like I always have so much to say, I never document my projects.  I should have started a blog and an Instagram account YEARS ago, but this is no time to lament the past, let’s get this party started!  I guess I’ve already accomplished this goal somewhat because this is my first blog post and we do have Instagram- follow us so you can see all our fun projects and we want to follow you and your interior design challenges too!  @rockwoodshutters and my personal account @gennyleedesigns

Goal #2ORGANIZE! I’m not going to lie because what would a blog be without the bitter truth… my house is a disaster right now.  I love decorating for the holidays, but my house looks like a bomb blew up when it’s time to put it all away.  I am a Virgo; I don’t do dirtiness and messiness.  If you aren’t already doing so, please sit down and prepare to be appalled at the condition of my office.  I am not even going to attempt to clean it up for the photo (don’t judge), you are getting it in its real life January 1, 2018 glory:

2018 Resolution - Home Office Makeover
My disaster of a home office needs a makeover for 2018

How can I be creative, inspired and motivated when I am surrounded by this disaster?  Tomorrow This week, project OFFICE MAKE OVER begins!  Here’s a list of what needs to happen:

  1. CLEAN– Move everything out of the office. What you are seeing is mostly left over items from the wedding and piles of mail
  2. FLOORING– we took out the carpet when we moved in and installed DIY wood floors in the rest of the house. We ran out of time for this room so it has a lovely protective layer of Home Depot cardboard boxes and a black cow hide in an effort to fancy it up (this part is ironically laughable).  Have you ever lived without flooring for an extended period of time?
  3. LIGHTING– Replace ceiling fan with a pretty light
  4. SHELVES– I have tall ceilings and get giddy about using that height to make a whole wall of shelves. I will be in organizational heaven!
  5. FURNITURE– I am using a few thrift store pieces that need to go, but will probably replace with other thrift store pieces because how can you not love mixing the old with the new?
  6. WINDOW TREATMENTS– I’m debating between the natural feeling a woven wood shade brings and the tailored elegance of roman shades.  I think I know someone who can help me with this- wink wink

What’s my inspiration photo for this home office makeover? This beauty….

Neutral-White-and-Gold-Home-Office-Makeover-with-Built-Ins-by Kelleynan
Photo used with Permission from KelleyNan.com.

I could go on and on with the rest of my goals and aspirations for what I hope to be a rockin’ 2018, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.  This office is going to take some attention and I hope that you check back as we make progress.  In the meantime, I’ll write more posts on other home projects that we’ve started at the ranch, the good, the bad, and the ugly.  The ugly is cringe worthy, so stay tuned!

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Rockwood Shutters are Made in the USA

At Rockwood Shutters, we are proud of the products we manufacture and celebrate the hard work and innovation that goes into producing each and every window treatment.

Rockwood Shutters are manufactured in the U.S.A. at our state of the art facility in Houston, Texas where traditional craftsmanship is combined with the latest technology and engineering to produce the highest quality plantation shutters for your home.  Made in the U.S.A. is not just a label we place on our products, for the employees at Rockwood Shutters, it is a way of life.

There are many important reasons to choose Rockwood Shutters for your home.  Here are a few to consider:

  • We are fast. Shutters custom manufactured in the United States have shorter manufacturing and delivery times than other shutter products made overseas.
  • We work as a team. Our Rockwood team members are responsible for every step of the production process and work together to create the best possible product for your home.
  • We come to you. We understand that your time is important. A Rockwood Designer will meet you at your home and show samples of our products that match your décor preferences.  At the end of the appointment you will be provided with a product quote.  There is no need for you to go to a store, they can take your order from the comfort of your own home.
  • We are constantly improving. Having our office and manufacturing facilities located together allows us to communicate direct customer feedback to the production process both for product enhancements and new product development.
  • We are highly customer focused. We were recognized by the Better Business Bureau in 2016 and 2017 as a leader in our industry for providing world-class customer service. Everyone at Rockwood, from manufacturing technicians to product installers place their focus on ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • The environment is important to us. We personally select the materials used to manufacture the shutters with a mind toward sustainable wood and environmentally friendly paints, stains, sealers and topcoats.
  • We are efficient.  Our shutters are shipped to you fully assembled, hinged and framed for quick and efficient installations in the customer’s home.

Whether you are looking for shutters to spruce up a single room, or you are looking for an elegant solution for your entire home, we want to be your window covering provider.

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Rockwood Shutters Named Winner of 2017 Top Workplaces Award

Rockwood Shutters Finalist in Top Workplaces Award by Houston ChronicleRockwood Shutters has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Houston Chronicle. The Houston based shutters manufacturer was named a finalist in the midsize company division and also received a special award for Work/Life Flexibility. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

“We are thrilled to be honored by the Houston Chronicle and Workplace Dynamics for the second straight year.  This award expresses the strong opinion of our amazing team of employees that Rockwood is among the finest places to work in Houston.” Says Jennifer Baur, President and CEO of Rockwood Shutters. “People work with us because they want to be part of our unique culture.  We’re passionate about our customers and our work here and we have fun doing it together as a team.”

Rockwood also received the Work/Life Flexibility special award in the Top Workplace Awards.

Rockwood Shutters Wins Top Workplace Award 2017

About Rockwood Shutters

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Rockwood Shutters specializes in manufacturing interior window shutters and selling complete window treatment solutions for any window. The very best of traditional craftsmanship is seamlessly integrated with the latest technology and engineering innovation in the state-of-the-art Texas manufacturing facility. Every order received is custom manufactured to the exact window dimensions and characteristics in accordance with the design specifications. Rockwood window treatment solutions, which include shutters, blinds, and draperies, include complimentary in-home design consultation with professional installation. Rockwood is relentless about providing quality products with features that are unique in the industry.

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