Can The US First Family Choose The Window Treatments Of Their Private Space?

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A common question on the minds of most people is whether window blinds are used in the White House and if the First Lady has a say in the choice of window treatments. An article published in November 2008 perfectly answers the questions.
Ever since Barack and Michelle Obama toured the White House on November 11, media was already speculating on their redecoration agenda. Every four years, the US Congress appropriates money to redecorate the 132-room executive mansion. The living quarters that are located on the top two floors usually falls on the president’s wife to supervise meaning she can choose the paint job, furniture, hangings, bedding and perhaps even the window blinds.

However, in case the First Family wants to change the look of historic rooms like the Lincoln bedroom or any of the public areas on the ground and first floor rooms like the state dining room, they need to consult with the Committee for the Preservation of the White House. State Rooms are generally refurbished at least once in a decade with funds coming from the White House Historical Association.

First families can opt for large-scale home improvements and structural changes.
The Kennedy’s have once commissioned a swimming pool while the Nixon’s opted for a one-lane bowling alley below the driveway that leads to the North Portico. Jimmy Carter has solar panels installed on the White Grounds that Ronald Reagan had removed during his term of office. The Bushes added eco-friendly faucets and toilets including solar heating and CFL bulbs.

It is expected that President Obama will be constructing a basketball court. For décor, the First Family can sort through first-rate spoils because the White House storage contains an extensive art collection of sculptures, paintings and drawings.