Blinds Chalet Announces Window Treatment Solutions for Seniors

Feb 27 2011

Blinds Chalet announces window treatment solutions for seniors that provide ease of use. As people age, some may suffer from arthritis and other age related conditions. Opening and closing blinds shouldn’t be difficult for anyone of any age. As such, Blinds Chalet has compiled a list of window treatments that are easy to operate, lightweight and still stylish.

•    For bay windows or oversized windows, using a series of window treatments side by side instead of one large blind will eliminate difficulty in raising and lowering the blinds. A valance measuring the entire length of the window will work to unify the look and create the feeling of a single window treatment. This also provides ease of light control and privacy control.
•    For lightweight window treatments, seniors should consider cellular shades, soft sheer shades, roller or solar shades as well as roman shades. Window treatments such as wood and faux wood blinds have a lot of weight to them and can be hard to maneuver.
•    For those suffering from arthritis, avoid thin cords and opt for cordless window treatments. Cordless blinds come in a variety of styles, patterns and colors and include honeycomb cellular shades, roman shades, pleated shades and aluminum mini blinds.
•    Motorized blinds and shades. A remote control operates the opening and closing of select roman shades, roller shades, solar screen shades and collegiate shades, for simple control over glare and privacy.

Cellular shades will offer the greatest energy efficiency and can be used as a series for bay windows or oversized windows, as can soft sheer shades or roller/solar shades. Roller/solar shades are ideal for warmer climates and help protect homes from the heat and UV rays of the sun. All of the above blinds can be easily adjusted. With sheer or light filtering blinds, a privacy liner can be added for complete control of privacy needs.

“Seniors have contacted us, letting us know their needs,” says Chris Stanley of Blinds Chalet, “which is why we provide window treatments for all economic levels that combine functionality with beauty.”

Blinds Chalet has been a leader in the window treatment industry for over 25 years. They specialize in cellular shades, window blinds, drapery, drapery hardware, shutters and more.

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