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Home Design Trends: The Home Theater

Posted: Friday, September 27th, 2013 | Filed under: drapery systems, Home Improvement, window shading
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Fabric Window Treatments

Fabric Window Treatments

As movie tickets soar ($20 per person in NYC!), movie theaters like AMC have come up with gimmicks like dine-in theater to entice people into a night out at the movies.  But when all is said and done, a visit to the movie theater still means you are dining on movie theater food, and surrounded by strangers, who may or may not talk, sneeze, kick your seat, etc.  With these prices and headaches, it soon becomes apparent to anyone with a spare room and access to premium cable that an in-home theater is definitely worth the investment. Read more »

How to Make Old Windows more Energy Efficient

Posted: Friday, September 27th, 2013 | Filed under: Blockout shades, drapery systems, Green shading, Remodeling
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Motorized Skylight Shades

Motorized Skylight Shades

Window replacement and maintenance are often the most overlooked project when considering home improvement. Purchasing Baltimore window replacements and installing more energy efficient windows is one way to ensure that the windows of a home are up to par and conserving the most energy. However, window replacements are not always necessary and in some historic districts there can be some very strict guidelines pertaining to what can and cannot be done to structures. There are several methods that homeowners can use to help older models become more energy efficient windows. A homeowner will most likely need to invest some money as well as some time in restoring the windows. Older windows can be repaired and updated whereas some of the newer window units are more difficult to repair or update. Here are a few things that homeowners can do to make their old windows more energy efficient. Read more »

Home Design Trends: The (Royal) Baby Nursery

Posted: Friday, September 20th, 2013 | Filed under: modern window treatments, window treatments
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Young-girl-room--zThe excitement of the birth of Prince George to Prince William and The Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) the summer of 2013, sparked many conversations (and some debates) over various aspects of raising a child.  As the world discussed possible baby names, baby fashions, and baby accessories, none was perhaps as intriguing as the speculation around the design of the royal nursery.  Would the Prince and Princess choose a “theme” for the heir’s room?  Would her simple chic style lead the way? Would they succumb to nursery decorating overkill as so many celebrities tend to do (ahem, Maria Carey and Donald/Melania Trump), or even worse decorating underkill (threadbare royal nurseries were the norm for years).
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