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Selecting Window Shades by Comparing View-Through, Light-Blocking or Light-Diffusing Options

July 20, 2017

For more than 25 years, Silhouette® window shadings have been the leader in light diffusion by transforming harsh sunlight into beautiful natural daylight. While there are many benefits to light diffusing, homeowners often also want the ability to block light at times. That is why is it important to find a solution that can offer both diffusing (or view-through options) as well as privacy when desired. Working with a professional can help... Continue Reading


Selecting Window Treatments for New Construction

July 01, 2017

Building a new home can be an exciting time. As your new residence nears completion, there are many details to consider to make the transition smoother. One important project not to overlook - choosing window treatments. It is likely you may have some rooms covered, especially if you are moving draperies from an existing home that match your current decor. At the same time, unless your windows are the exact same size as your current place,... Continue Reading


Solar Shades Can Take on Summer's Intense Sun Rays

June 06, 2017

Summer’s here. While you may be thinking about barbecues and pool side relaxation, this can also be a good time to re-evaluate your home’s window treatments. Especially, if you had areas in your home where the sun was intense last summer, explore if solar shades are the right window treatment solution for your space. Three benefits of solar shades include: Addressing energy efficiency concerns Solar shades help block UV r... Continue Reading


Rustic meets modern convenience with these Natural Shades

April 25, 2017

If you have been searching for new window treatments, but have yet to find the right product, you may be pleasantly surprised on May 8. Graber has announced a new line of natural shades available from their authorized dealers in several styles. Graber Tradewinds® Natural Shades earned their name from showcasing renewable resources—bamboo, jute, and grasses. The use of these materials provides a soothing, organic aesthetic which ... Continue Reading


Including your Window Treatments in your Spring Cleaning List

April 10, 2017

Whether your spring cleaning checklist is a long detailed project or just some touch ups throughout your home, window treatments are one area not to overlook. When you invest in custom window treatment solutions for your home, they manufacturer often provides great details on how to increase the longevity of the product. The specific product will also vary greatly in the upkeep and ability to clean. While it is always best to refer to the... Continue Reading


Selecting Window Treatments to Manage The Upcoming Days of Sunshine

March 21, 2017

The first day of Spring is here! As the drab days of winter are passing, it is easy to crave the days of sunshine ahead. While the sunny days are enjoyable, the rays can be harmful to your home’s furnishings, create glare off electronics or even contribute to higher cooling costs. Large windows, especially on the west facing side of your home can see more problems. If you are exploring new window treatments, this is an opportune time to ... Continue Reading


Save Now on Graber Shade Enhancements

January 29, 2017

Shades can be a chosen for several reasons - appearance, energy efficiency, noise reduction and light filtering. Like most window treatments, they can stand alone or be incorporated into a layered installation with custom draperies to match the decor in the space. With so many details to choose from already, it may be surprising to learn there are a few more choices you can make when selecting some shades. One is referred to as bottom up/t... Continue Reading


Benefits of Routeless Blinds – Free Upgrade Through February 28

January 08, 2017

If it seems like there are more details than ever for selecting new blinds for your home, you may be correct. Manufacturers continue to offer new, enhanced products for increased functionality and aesthetics. Some changes are obvious and some are more subtle. One option you may not be as familiar with are routeless blinds. Common questions include: What are routeless blinds? Blinds have route holes in each slat for the cords to run through f... Continue Reading


If You are Thinking about Cellular Shades this Tool Can Help

December 19, 2016

Selecting window treatments to meet your home’s unique needs can seem overwhelming. There are both aesthetic and functionality factors to evaluate so you are satisfied with the product you choose now and for years to come. Along with choosing to work with a professional who specializes in the field, taking advantage of design tools can help walk you through the process can provide you the details to compare options. If you have been con... Continue Reading


Today’s Window Shades Play a lot of Roles

December 04, 2016

The term shades was often associated with plain vinyl that loudly, and often unevenly, rolled up. While that may have been correct years ago, today’s high quality shades are some of the best window treatments on today’s market. You can find shades for both indoor and outdoor applications. There is a vast selection of color and style choices, plus additional functionality available. If you are considering new window treatments, explo... Continue Reading

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Selecting Window Shades by Comparing View-Through, Light-Blocking or Light-Diffusing Options

For more than 25 years, Silhouette® window shadings have been the leader in light diffusion by transforming harsh sunlight into beautiful natural ...

Selecting Window Treatments for New Construction

Building a new home can be an exciting time. As your new residence nears completion, there are many details to consider to make the transition smoot...

Solar Shades Can Take on Summer's Intense Sun Rays

Summer’s here. While you may be thinking about barbecues and pool side relaxation, this can also be a good time to re-evaluate your home’s...

Rustic meets modern convenience with these Natural Shades

If you have been searching for new window treatments, but have yet to find the right product, you may be pleasantly surprised on May 8. Graber has a...

Including your Window Treatments in your Spring Cleaning List

Whether your spring cleaning checklist is a long detailed project or just some touch ups throughout your home, window treatments are one area not to...

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