Window Coverings main purpose is privacy and protection, but beauty and style don’t have to be compromised. There are so many treatments on the market that it can be hard to choose the right one. When choosing, consider exposure from outside elements, the need for cross ventilation, and the degree of privacy desired. Next, pick your style….
Shutters are manufactured in several available mediums. Real hardwood shutters carry the maximum strength and durability. The most popular shutter today is the Polysatin with UV resistant construction. These shutters are guaranteed to never warp, crack, fade, chip, peel or discolor. With this strong resistance toward heat and moisture, the polysatin shutter is great for kitchens, bathrooms, and Westward facing windows. Each style of shutter comes in different sized louvers to work best with the scale of your design while adding resale value to your home.
Wood blinds and faux wood blinds give the appearance of a shutter with a more flexible application. These blinds will rise up and lower down, not requiring the wall space that a shutter panel needs when opening. Wood blinds are very suitable for bay windows and lower windows that may have furniture placed in front of them. The louvers can be tilted to play with the light yet still allowing cross ventilation.
Aluminum blinds are making a comeback with their wide range of colors and metal finishes. These offer the maximum light control and a contemporary flair while maintaining a more economic price.
Honeycomb shades also known as cellular shades, are a streamline shade that fuses function with style while offering the most energy efficiency. The Hunter Douglas Architella Duette® offers the highest energy savings in both winter and summer. The cellular shade comes in a wonderful array of unique fabrics, textures and operating systems in either a horizontal or vertical orientation with the minimum amount of stacking space.
Hunter Douglas’ Silhouette® is a shade that creates a beautiful ambient light to a room with a signature “S” vane floating between two shears. The soft adjustable fabric vane diffuses the harsh sunlight, yet when tilted, allows varying levels of light and privacy. The Luminette® is the vertical option of this shade making it a great solution for wide expansive windows and sliding glass doors.
Natural Roman Shades are handcrafted of natural and sustainable materials. With a wide variety of fabric choices, custom-made Roman shades have the softness of draperies with the practicality of a shade. With clean lines and classic tailoring, roman shades are still a popular choice for everyone.
Today, just about any window covering can be cordless or even motorized at a surprising lower cost than ever before. Offering safety and convenience, The Hunter Douglas PowerView® application is a brilliant new wireless operating system that gives you the power to control and schedule your window treatments from your smart phone, tablet or by remote control.
Come to Barron's Flooring and Design, the area’s exclusive Hunter Douglas Centurian Gallery, to see and try all of our window coverings. With over 40 year of experience, we are happy to help you personalize your home.