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6Apr, 2015

Always Buy Window Treatments From a Window Treatment Expert

April 6th, 2015|Curtains & Drapes, Draperies, Motorization, Window Coverings|0 Comments

Today it seems like you can buy blinds or shades from a lot of places. Flooring stores, paint stores, hardware stores, and even grocery stores. Does this make any sense? I don’t think so. Would you buy a car from a flooring store, a paint store, a hardware store, or a grocery store? Of course you wouldn’t. You would go to a car expert – a reputable dealer that knows everything about cars.

When you are purchasing new window treatments, draperies, […]

26Feb, 2015

Places and Reasons You May Want Motorized Window Coverings

February 26th, 2015|Bathroom, Kitchen, Living room, Motorization|0 Comments

I was recently in a home that had 15 windows along the back of the house. These windows were in the family room and kitchen area, so to take full advantage of the window treatments the homeowner would have to walk up to each window and operate the shade. Imagine the time it takes to open the shades in the morning and close them in the evening. You could read a magazine each day in the time it takes to […]

19Feb, 2015

Three Window Treatment Solutions for Unusual Windows

February 19th, 2015|Ideas, Interior Shutters, Motorization, Window Blinds|0 Comments

Many homes have unusual windows like half-round windows over the front door, skylights in the family room, or some other odd shaped window. Depending on the exposure of the window and the proximity of neighbors, you may want to block the sun during the day and/or you may want privacy at night.

Let’s talk about the half-round window first. There are multiple options. You could add an arch top shutter, with louvers that can be opened and closed. Other options are […]

10Nov, 2014

Nine Drapery Questions to Ask When Buying Curtains

November 10th, 2014|Curtains & Drapes, Draperies, Window Coverings, Window textiles|0 Comments

When you are looking to buy drapes or curtains, make sure your sales person can explain all the options that are available to you. Here is a list of nine things to ask about to make sure you get the draperies or curtains that you want.

1. Do the curtains come with or without returns?
2. What are your header choices – grommets, pinch pleats, tabs, rod pockets, or one of the many other choices?
3. How will the curtains be operated and […]

16Oct, 2014

Energy Efficient and Room Darkening Window Treatments

October 16th, 2014|Bedroom, Curtains & Drapes, Draperies, Window Coverings|0 Comments

There are several options for window treatments that provide both increased energy efficiency and room darkening. Curtains, or drapes, can be made out of beautiful fabrics and can have a room darkening liner. Interlining can also be added to increase the insulating value.

Hunter Douglas Duette Architella honeycomb shades have one of the highest insulating values available in the shade industry. There is a wide selection of fabrics and colors to choose from. They are also available with opaque fabrics that […]