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Archive for July, 2013

Top Brands of Window Shades

Posted: Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 | Filed under: Shading systems, window blinds, window shading, window treatments
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Lutron Who would have ever considered how many different options you can be presented with in trying to determine what type of window treatment to use in your home or office.  The window shade industry has grown immensely in the 30 years that we have been a part of it and luckily, those thirty years have given us vast knowledge of the brands making fine custom window treatments for residential and commercial spaces.

Technology has grown not only the choices that you have in what you are looking for, but also the choices that you have in who you are looking for.  We’re talking about who the top brands in the window shade industry are.  Read more »

Environmentally Friendly Window Shades At Work

Posted: Friday, July 19th, 2013 | Filed under: commercial window treatments, Green shading, Greener living
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Office Window Shades

Tech companies are often considered to be at the forefront of both new technology and new design, and many of them are now putting that expertise to work.  Building a new commercial business space allows them to showcase their knowledge of aesthetics and many are opting to combine aesthetics with a “greener” approach.

Firms like Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Google all working on corporate redesigns for their headquarters, and there is one thing that they are all placing a great deal of importance on – windows.  Amazon, which is revamping its Seattle Campus with not one, but three 37-story office towers, has one very notable design element, three interconnected nearly 100-foot high domes with self-sustaining ecologies within.  This space, which will essentially be a biodome, will have office space, meeting rooms and dining areas, all surrounded by self-sustaining ecologies.  Read more »

Choosing Sheer Window Shades for the Home

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Sheer Window Shades

Shades can be thought of as a way to keep the world out of our homes.  But some of us like to enjoy letting the world into our home.  Sheer shades are one of the many ways that you can achieve this.  New types of sheer shading and new materials offer an even wider array of choices in determining exactly how much of the outside world you want to bring into your home.  Expanded choices in sheer window shades also open up a whole new world of design options.

Sheer shades are different than regular shades in that they (typically) will combine some of the qualities of blinds with that of solar shades.  Sheer shades can allow you to “open” or “close” the shades, varying the amount of daylight that comes into your rooms.  One helpful tip when deciding on what type of sheer shading will work best with your room, the slats that you can maneuver open or shut in a sheer shade come in varying widths.  Keep in mind that smaller widths mean that when the shade is “open” your views will be impeded by more lines from the turned slats.  Wider slats allow for a less interrupted view.  Read more »