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    Window treatments are essential when redesigning indoor spaces. When considering window treatments, we need to think about a lot of factors to arrive at what works perfectly. Unfortunately, these add-ons come as an afterthought for most homeowners. You will need to ask yourself a few critical questions to ensure you choose the right window treatment. What is your goal? Are you considering window treatment to increase privacy? Do you need more light in your room? Here is everything you need to know.


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    Different parts of your home may require different window treatment considerations. North-facing windows may be colder and experience more wind. West-facing windows can be hotter with later direct sunlight. Cafe style shutters are a workable solution to the evening sun. The louvers in the bottom half of the shutter close independently from the top half. The bright sun is blocked at eye level, and the top louver allows ample light to stream in. Windows closest to the street may be noisier. Your window installation advisor can answer all your questions.v


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    Window treatments are very important. The primary goal of window treatments is to install the elements that will help enhance the windows and the entire room. Window treatments are primarily divided into 3 categories. There are soft window treatments, such as curtains, drapes and sheers. There are hard treatments such as wood, blinds, and shades. Then there is the layered treatment, which combines hard and soft treatments. With that being said, here is a look at some different types of window treatments.


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    Aesthetic coverings that are both functional and visually pleasing are known as window treatments. They can be placed on a window or over it and more. They are designed to provide increased privacy and better control of the natural lighting entering a building. They also an effective insulator able to help keep warm air inside during the cold months and cool air inside during the hot months.


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    It is a well-known fact that when it comes to adding value to your home, one of the smartest investments that you could make would be window covers that come in different shapes and sizes. This does not mean that you should pick different kinds of blinds for various windows, but it also does not force you to invest in the same kind of product. It is all a matter of buying the blinds that match your specific needs. For example, if you are looking for a way of saving money on electricity and heat throughout the year, vertical blinds are the way to go.


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    This is a review and my thoughts on our newest shade from Hunter Douglas.  It's called the Sonnette.  It's the latest generation of cellular shades but is a different take.  It looks very much like Hunter's premium product the Pirouette.  I'm really looking forward to selling this shade.  It does have some limitations that I go over.  Stop by and have a look.


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    We have been selling Comfortex Window Treatments for over 20 years, they’re a great company.  A few months ago they re-launched one of the prettiest and most versatile shades we’ve ever sold.  It’s called the Comfortex Overtone.  It has been redesigned, has more fabric options, and has really been refined over the first generation.  It has become one of our most popular shades and for good reason. The shade’s fabric vanes can be opened at any height allowing you to see through a sheer.  They are double sided roller shades that bypass each other while raising or lowering the shade.  They have a nicely finished fabric wrapped headrail and the bottom rail is also fabric wrapped.  I think the bottom rail is a very nice touch and a definite improvement over the last generation.


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    2 inch Horizontal Blind: Pros: affordable, versatile, practical, provide a high level of light blockage and control, several different manufacturers to choose from. Cons: Not a blind designed to be raised and lowered a lot. Best suited to turning the louvers, due to weight at larger sizes. Dust collector.


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    We just installed this Vertiglide this week, it's a bit unusual because it's so large. It's a Hunter Douglas, Applause, Lifescape fabric, and I think it turned out great, have a look for yourself.This guy, all 16 feet of it, is as big as we can go on one headrail. Let's say you have a 20 foot slider, in that case we'd have to do two individual 10 footers, one going left one right. The Hunter Douglas Vertiglide is now the most popular treatment for the sliders. #1 in energy efficiency and it's the only product that the stack when open practically disappears. It has replace my beloved vertical blinds, but we still sell a lot of the verticals, just not as many. Thanks for reading.


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    Sometimes we get so busy installing and repairing other peoples window treatments we forget to take care of and upgrade ours in the showroom.  I’ve got a couple of blinds that I’ve made fun of for years that I’m not going to miss one bit.  We were joking the other day that one reason why folks are so happy with their new blinds is that after seeing the showroom sample their expectations were blown away.  We had this ugly black and yellow honeycomb with cord locks on it that drove me crazy.  First off, we won’t even sell a blind with a cord lock, and second, nobody orders black or yellow honeycombs.


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