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Retractable Awnings and House Value

Posted: Monday, September 27th, 2010 | Filed under: awnings, exterior shades, retractable awnings
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Retractable awnings are a great addition to any home. Many choose to add retractable awnings to their homes for the simple fact that they increase value of their homes, protect their homes from the weather elements, and are quite appealing to the eye. Retractable awnings not only help us with added beauty and protecting us from the weather elements but they work to extend our living space creating a covered space to enjoy the outdoors underneath.

Retractable Awnings

Retractable Awnings

Protecting your home from the weather elements is by far a great reason retractable awnings increases the value of your home. Not only will your home be more energy efficient, but future home owners will take pride knowing that their home will be protected from the sun’s heat rays. When sun has the ability to peer through your windows, air-conditioners have to work harder, furniture can fade, and your home can be uncomfortable if you’re not running the air-conditioner. Stopping the sun with a retractable awning before it enters the home makes this energy efficient.

How do you add the appeal and space that retractable awnings provide? Choosing a fabric that best captures a welcoming experience helps you increase value of your home and helps create a look like no other. How about those that love entertaining others? Adding space to your home by covering your back patio with a retractable awning is a great benefit. Not only will you enjoy many hot days under the shade as you entertain guest, but those looking at your home as their future home will see this added space a great benefit.

Regardless your motive, to protect your home from the intruding sun, to add appeal to your home, or in adding space to entertain; choosing a retractable awning is simple and a great addition to your home. Creating exactly what you need to be comfortable in your home, your adding a cost effective and energy efficient addition to your home in which also increases the value of your home.

Shades Will Give Any Room a New Feel

Posted: Monday, September 13th, 2010 | Filed under: modern window treatments, window shading
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Today’s trends in window shades are affordable and can change the look and feel of a room. Many home owners are using organic materials and are going in adding to their home décor, including affordable window shades. Just as being economically friendly is of great importance, so is look and appeal. Many home owners are raving about color and bold patterns, sleek design, and about being practical in their home decor. These desires can be implemented in our home’s window shades easily and in an affordable manner.

Sleek window treatments

Sleek window treatments

Purchasing organic window shades can be done in an affordable fashion. The texture of wood grain being exposed in today’s window blinds are sought after largely. Popular choices of organic materials are bamboo, maple, and birch. All materials listed are of great quality and offer a great statement to any room in your home. The decorative elements and the hardware that we use to open and shut our shades could be a beautiful natural alternative to the plastic and metals we’re used to seeing in home décor as well.

An assortment of colors and bold prints are sought, after as well when it comes to shading our windows. Choosing a fabric for our popular roman shade can mean choosing between an assortment of colors and bold patterns. Using colors and bold patterns will bring out the best in your home’s design and will make a statement better off then a pair of plain white plastic blinds. Choosing the right fabric for your room’s shades can make the room have pizzazz and will save you money because there is less of a need to decorate other implements in the room.

When shopping for shades think of the statement you’re trying to make. Looking for a high energy room then chose bright colors and bold patterns. Looking for comfort then choose organic materials. Maybe you’re looking for a room with a soft flowing appearance, choosing a classic white shade with decorative hardware may be a better option for you.

Modern architecture and window treatments

Posted: Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 | Filed under: window blinds, window shading, window treatments
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Many newer homes and buildings are designed like that off of a science fiction movie, very modern and very much a look like no other. You will find in modern architecture many odd shaped windows that are very high and are a beautiful site alone. Some windows in modern homes and buildings are art in itself.

It can be a difficult and expensive task in finding window treatments for these beautiful gigantic or oddly shaped windows. In this day in age you will find large rooms with nothing but skylights or that of what you’d expect in a sunroom. In regards to these options it is best to seek a professional in guiding you to the right options for skylight and sunroom shades.

Then you have less complex window types in modern homes and in the workplace of modern buildings but you may be in the position of having oddly shaped windows, large windows, or in the position of being surrounded by many windows throughout. In this case, there are many roller shade, folded shade, and drapery options that will create a gallery of sophistication or an appearance of a modern art palace. Just finding the right look for your needs takes time.

Modern architecture can call more time needed and expenses used when adding window treatments. Just as a wondrous skylight or a room filled with many windows creates a look that is of clean quality, your window treatment can help that room look beautiful even while the windows are covered up. Take your time doing your research and speaking to professionals when you are adding new window treatments to that of a home or building with modern design because you want to make an informed decision and you want your new window treatments installed properly. Not doing so can cost you more in the end due to negligence or due to an unsatisfactory design.

Change the DECOR of any room with new window treatments

Posted: Friday, September 3rd, 2010 | Filed under: interior design, natural light
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You can easily change the atmosphere of any room in your home just by adding new window treatments. There are many options available in regards to adding new window treatments in your home. Many styles and many different functions are available no matter what your preferred style is.

Two Great Window Treatment Examples:

Roller shades is a very popular option in many homes. Roller shades are quite functional and add a clean modern look to the room you are updating. Many people add roller shades because of the functionality and because roller shades aren’t bulky. There is a vast choice when it comes to fabric options with roller shades. When installing roller shades a nice addition is to add a window valance as well. Adding a decorative valance not only adds to the décor of your home but a valance will hide the roller shade’s mechanics that lifts the shade as well.

Home decor

Home decor

Folding shades is another modern option in window treatments that is very similar yet differs from roller shades. Folding shades can be similar to roller shades because there are many fabric options and because folding shades add a crisp clean look. The interesting thing about folding shades that sets them apart from other window treatments is that they can come in custom shapes adding flair to any shaped window.

Window treatments can easily be a focal point for your home and be the center of attention when one enters your beautiful home. Adding the right colors and the right fabrics to your windows can add flair to any room. There are many more options in functionality and appearance when it comes to changing the décor, just adding the right window treatments to your home can create a look like no other.