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Window Treatments for French Colonial Homes

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Window Treatments for French ColonialsWhen French colonists settled in the Louisiana Territory in the early 1700s, they were influenced by the building techniques of the Caribbean and West Indies.  The homes style that they created is now known as French Colonial architecture.  Common features include wide porches, French doors, and raised living quarters.  The unique characteristics of the style influence homeowners’ choice of window coverings.
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Blackout Shades Versus Room Darkening Shades

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Blackout ShadesWhether you are seeking to improve the quality of your sleep or planning window coverings for a room with a special function such a media room, blackout or darkening shades may be the best choice for your windows.  While they both can help with decreasing the amount of sunlight that enters your space, there are differences between them.
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Floral Fabrics Inspire Window Treatments

Posted: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 | Filed under: Custom window treatments, interior design, Types of window treatments, window treatments
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Floral Fabrics & Window TreatmentsInterior design trends influence homeowners when choosing custom window treatments for their rooms.  Whether aiming for a window that will blend seamlessly with the rest of your décor or provide a dramatic contrast, keeping an eye on current interior design trends can influence your choice of fabric and style, and floral designs are enjoying a comeback right now.
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The Latest and Greatest in Smart Home Technology

Posted: Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 | Filed under: motorized window treatments, retractable awnings, Smart Homes
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P1010625The “Smart Home” has been a marketing catch phrase for a while, but this month Apple kicked it into high gear by focusing on family and the “smart home” in its WWDC presentation to the tech world.  Of course, there are many people who already live in smart homes.  Technologically savvy homeowners and apartment dwellers have long known that conveniences such as remote operated security systems, remote shading systems, and other home electronic devices can make life both easier and more economical.  A smart home can provide better analysis of power usage, and let homeowners determine where and when to cut back for better energy conservation and cost savings.  It has real world implications as well.  For example, people with older parents may soon find that a smart home can deliver more safety on everything from generating alerts if someone falls, to ensuring water is shut off, and ovens and stoves are not left on. Read more »

Window Treatments for Sliding Glass Doors

Posted: Thursday, October 4th, 2012 | Filed under: exterior shades, Folding Shades, Home cooling, interior design, modern window treatments
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Today, with so many window treatment options, covering your sliding glass patio door is easy! Most sliding glass door window coverings are vertical because of the shape and function of the door. Vertical blinds offer privacy and light control, which are two of the most important features. Vertical blinds are also easy to install and don’t take a lot of work.

Sliding Glass Door Window Treatments

Sliding Glass Door Window Treatments

Glass sliding doors are functional and stylish. Most provide easy access to the patio or deck where your family might enjoy barbecues or picnics. On the other side might be your kitchen where you want to keep things simple. Deciding on your sliding glass door window covering should give good balance between the two sides. Here are some options to consider:

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are a common solution to sliding glass doors. They are easy to adjust, provide solar control and are easy to open and close. The modern option of vertical blinds are back-stacking vinyl blinds. This option keeps the blind vanes from tangling up. Vertical blinds are available in different blackout levels, which is a great way to block out the unwanted glare or noise from the outside.

Sliding Panel Blinds

Horizontal panel options are usually the best option if you’re looking for light control. If you’re looking to keep out that heavy sun during dinner or while you’re watching TV, these panel blinds keep out that glare while still giving you the view.

Draperies

Draperies are always an option. Because they move easily on tracks, you can adjust the shades to your liking. If you’re trying to enjoy dinner or want to keep out the sun midday, close them. If you want to watch your kids play in the backyard or keep the screen open during a cool fall day, open them. They also come in blackout options!

There are so many options for sliding glass door window treatments, so decide what your biggest need is and then you can settle on which covering is best for you.