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Window Treatment Challenges and Bay Windows

Posted: Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 | Filed under: Home Improvement, interior design, Shading systems, window blinds, window shading, window treatments
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 Window Treatment Challenges and Bay Windows

Bay Window

Bay windows have become a favorite in most homes. Sometimes, these three paneled windows are used with seating for a unique reading space. Other times, bay windows are found in the eat-in kitchen. Really, bay windows can be found anywhere. Choosing your window treatment options for the bay window are endless. Some people opt for no window treatments at all! Read more »

Window Treaments for Conservatory Windows

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Conservatory Windows Treatments

Conservatory Windows

How do you shade a room consisting of three walls of windows? It seems intimidating, but this project is actually quite fun. First, consider the décor and style you would like to maintain in the room. Next, pick a type of treatment.

For conservatories, you can use shades, curtains, blinds, or sheers. The options are vast, so let’s compare the different choices.

Shades

Shades are a great option if you want to control the amount of light entering the room. Unlike curtains, which typically offer open or closed options, shade levels can be adjusted to allow some light in while blocking blinding rays. In conservatories, shades are a great option because you can stagger the levels or leave the sun-facing side closed while still taking in the outdoor views from the other windowed walls. If some residents prefer to have absolutely no light, blackout shades can also be used in a conservatory, allowing the room to have multiple uses. Read more »

Window Shading and Interior Décor

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Window Treatments

When it comes to choosing the perfect window treatments, the options are endless. Some people find shading solutions so alluring, they redesign a room around the windows! If you’re already in love with the current décor, finding window treatments that fit the theme and feel of the room is absolutely possible. The best way to approach your window treatment search is to analyze the room and determine what you want from the options.

When deciding which type of shading you prefer, narrow the options by asking yourself a few questions about the space in question. Do you envision traditional blinds or heavy drapery? Would you like soft natural light, or no natural light at all? When making these decisions, think about the primary use of the room. Is it a space for relaxing or a home gym? Are there outdoor views you would like to take advantage of, or is energy efficiency your top priority? Read more »

Remodeling Your Home? Use Houzz!

Posted: Saturday, March 9th, 2013 | Filed under: Home Improvement, Remodeling
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Houzz and Home Decor

Houzz

Deciding what style you want when remodeling your home or designing a space for the first time can be overwhelming. Where can you start? With example ideas, of course! While dream plans used to mean a trip to the showroom, you can now decorate your space from the comfort of your own home. Using online look-books, you can assemble a collection of inspirational photos and materials that will complete your desired space. Read more »