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3 window shades tips for a beautiful summer home featuring Kukui Soft Jute Woven Window Shades in Terra Oak, room designed by @raising.tiny.disciples

3 Simple Window Shade Tips for a Beautiful Summer Home

Are you ready to snuggle up on the couch on chilly evenings, but you can’t quite settle in comfortably because your house isn’t put together the way you’d like? Our 3 simple window shade tips for a beautiful summer home will help you love your home while maximizing your budget and efficiently managing your time. Home is a place to have fun, enjoy the people around you, and make memories that will last the rest of your life. That’s a lot easier when you’ve filled your home with the look and vibe that speaks to you. Are you ready to get started?  read more...

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Alexa Open the Window Shades: Alexa Smart Home Automation Collection

Are you an “Alexa” fan? Do you trust her to know what music you’d like to listen to? When you might need to reorder toilet paper and batteries? Do you turn to her when you aren’t sure what to get for your mom for her birthday? Most importantly, did you depend on her to make sure you got everything right for the big game? Alexa gets most things absolutely right. However, if you consider her a bit of a mind reader, you may want to check out one of our favorite 202 Super Bowl commercials.

Mind Reader: Amazon’s 2022 Super Bowl Commercial

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Popular Window Shade Features

4 Most Popular Window Shade Features in 2021

We’ve already discussed the most popular window shades in 2021 and talked about the differences between the different types of window shades, window blinds, and shutters currently trending with homeowners and interior designers. However, did you know that once you decide on the type of window treatment you prefer, you’re not finished? It’s almost more fun to decide which features you’ll add to your window treatments. So, to give you a few ideas, let’s take a look at the 4 most popular window shade features in 2021! 

4 Most Popular Window Shade Features in 2021: 

Popular Window Shade Features

  1. Motorized Shades or Blinds: Blinds and shades with the motorized feature added can be opened and closed with the flip of a switch. Options for controlling motorized blinds or shades include a handheld remote control or a wall switch. Examples of window treatments that offer the motorization feature include honeycomb shades (battery operated so no electrical wiring is required to install these motorized shades). Check out our wide variety of motorized blinds and shades. Adding the Motorized upgrade is an option available when you add the product to your online shopping cart, and upgrade fees are listed clearly.
  2. Smart Hub Motorization: When considering your window treatments, technology is now a factor. Many homeowners and office managers are opting for Smart Hub Motorization. This add-on feature makes it possible for you to open and close your shades before you enter a room, without getting off the sofa, or even before you arrive home from work. Many consumers lean toward Smart Hub Motorization features not just for the convenience they offer, but for added safety.
  3. Cordless Options: In addition to being clean and simple, cordless options are a safe choice for children and animals. (In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, between 1990 and 2015, there were 16,827 window blind-related injuries among children under six years old). Statistics like this have led to a massive influx in demand for cordless shades and blinds.
  4. Top Down Bottom Up Feature: The extra control of light and privacy offered by the top down bottom up feature draws many who enjoy natural light in their living spaces, but need privacy and want to enjoy the natural light on their terms. The top down bottom up feature offers the unique opportunity to open the shades to let light in without relinquishing your privacy. 

Remember the Point of Window Shades: Privacy & Light Control

Window shades and blinds are designed to provide privacy, control the sunlight coming in from outside, and help maintain a home’s temperature. The plethora of options in today’s marketplace make it possible for the modern window treatment to do all that while also dressing up your home or office’s windows and creating a specific look for your space.

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Kitchen Window Treatments Combining Function & Style

Maybe you just spent the last several months renovating your kitchen. Maybe you just built your dream home (including your dream kitchen). Maybe you just purchased your 1st home and love the look of your almost vintage kitchen. Regardless of what stage of life you’re at or what style of kitchen you have or whether or not you feel this is the end all be all of kitchens in your lifetime…you need to find the right window treatments for your kitchen windows. If you’re like a lot of others out there, you aren’t sure where to start. All you know is you want them to do their job, but look great. So, where do you find the perfect combination of function and style for your kitchen’s window treatments? Start by considering some of the top trending kitchen window treatments.

Featured Image: Get the look with Cordless Contemporary Woven Wood Shades in White Wash // Photo Credit: Lauren aka @farmhouseish

Issues to Consider When Choosing Kitchen Window Treatments:

First and foremost, you need to identify the issues that you’ll want your kitchen window treatments to address or handle. This will determine what “function” you focus on when searching for the perfect combination of window treatment features. Are your kitchen windows in a splash zone? Will they come into contact with water, excessive or consistent steam, food splatter, etc.? If you do have windows in the splash zone, you’ll want to consider using window treatments that are water safe and easy to clean like faux wood blinds or shutters, or vinyl roller shades. These window treatments can be wiped clean with soap and water (and they won’t warp with heat or humidity changes). Other issues you may want to consider in regard to function of your kitchen window treatments could include accessibility (how hard are the windows to access and will you be able to reach them to adjust the shades or blinds), safety (cordless options are usually a good idea), installation (consider your window structure and make sure the product you are considering is suitable for your windows), mount (some window treatments have options for interior or exterior mounts), etc.

Once you’ve considered how you want your kitchen window treatments to function, it’s time to consider some of the different options currently available.

Top 5 Kitchen Window Treatments Combining Function and Style: read more...

common window problems like gigantic windows have easy solutions

Common Window Problems with Easy Solutions: Gigantic Windows

When customers consider window treatments for the windows in their home or office, there are certain questions that come up on a regular basis. If you’ve been shopping for blinds or shades, you’ve probably had a lot of the same questions. Today we’ll feature one of many common window problems that has an easy solution: gigantic windows.

Common Window Problems = Gigantic Windows

When shopping for blinds or shades, size limitations can be very frustrating. When shopping for blinds or shades with, you have access to our Design Consultants. And our Design Consultants have the experience, and the knowledge along with access to a wide variety of products, so your gigantic windows don’t have to prevent you from getting the look and the features you want.

Easy Window Shade Solutions for Gigantic Windows:

  • Discover options for two shades installed in one headrail. Great for larger windows (or even gigantic windows), two shades installed in one headrail is a very versatile window treatment option that features two independently working blinds or shades that share one continuous headrail. Sharing one continuous headrail allows easier lifting of the blind or shade and also creates a clear, uncluttered look for the room.
  • Discuss Custom oversized shade options with one of our Design Consultants. If your window’s measurements are not listed as an available option on the website, don’t despair. Contact one of the Design Consultants directly so they can talk to you about your window and your product choices. In most cases, we can order the product you prefer in the size you need as a “custom” order. The Design Consultants may also recommend specific products features depending on your window, and your lifestyle. Some of the most popular add on features may still be available on custom oversize shades: cordless shades, blackout shades, motorized shades, etc.
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