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14Aug, 2014

Why Should I Buy LiteRise (Cordless) Shades?

August 14th, 2014|Bathroom, Bedroom, Living room, Window Blinds|0 Comments

Shades and blinds are available with a number of operating systems. You can purchase shades with cords that get longer as you open the shade (standard cord lock), retractable cords (UltraGlide), cordless (LiteRise), and motorized (PowerRise) operating systems. With this post, I will tell you more about LiteRise, or cordless, blinds and shades.

One of the key advantages of the LiteRise operating system is the ease with which it operates. You just lift the bottom rail to open the blind or […]

24Jul, 2014

What Shades Should I Use On Arched Top Windows?

July 24th, 2014|Ideas, Interior Shutters, Window Blinds, Window Coverings|0 Comments

Arched top windows add a spectacular look and feel to a room. They are beautiful. Arched top, half circle, and quarter circle windows are a great architectural feature. However, these specialty shaped windows can create problems if they allow too much sunlight into the room. If you are trying to eat dinner and the sun is glaring in your eyes and you cannot see, you may not think the arched top windows are so great. Do not despair, there are […]

8Jul, 2014

Rebates are Available on Motorized Shades

July 8th, 2014|Kitchen, Living room, Motorization, Window Coverings|0 Comments

Operating your shades has never been more convenient, and now is the best time to buy.   Hunter Douglas is offering rebates of up to $100 on products with the Power Rise and Power Glide motorized operating systems. Power Rise and Power Glide allow you to operate your window treatments using either a remote control, wireless wall switch, or with an iPad or iPhone. (iPad or iPhone operation requires a Platinum Bridge or Gateway.) No matter which device you choose, you […]

24Apr, 2014

Inspired Additions to the Alustra Collection

April 24th, 2014|Bedroom, Kitchen, Living room, Window Coverings, Window textiles|0 Comments


Hunter Douglas has an upscale line of products called the Alustra Collection.  The Alustra Collection products have exclusive fabrics, modern chic colors, luxurious textures, and feature hardware with unique colors and finishes.  Alustra products are the perfect choice to add warmth, comfort, and glamor to your home.  Here are some to the exciting new enhancements to Alustra Woven Textures, Alustra Silhouette window shadings, and Alustra Vignette Modern Roman Shades. 

There is […]

28Mar, 2014

Parkland Wood Blinds Are Now Available With Ultra-Glide

March 28th, 2014|Bathroom, Bedroom, Ideas, Kitchen, Window Blinds|0 Comments


There is always something new being introduced by Hunter Douglas.  One of the latest introductions is the new Ultra-Glide lifting system for Parkland Wood Blinds.  Yes, the lifting system with the retractable cord is now available on wood blinds.

In case you are not familiar with Ultra-Glide, here is a brief explanation.  Ultra-Glide uses a retractable cord mechanism to raise and lower the blinds.  Instead of pulling down on a cord […]