Tradition Meets Innovation In recent years, the popularity of wood shutters, also called plantation shutters, has skyrocketed. With their traditional elegance and built-in look, they have become a fashionable way to add a classic, custom feel to any room. New, more affordable alternatives and a wider selection of styles have fed this demand. At the… Continue reading What is the best wood shutter for me?
There are many reasons why buying from a local respected dealer makes the most sense. Read more to find out some of the reasons why you should entrust your custom window treatments to a local expert. Getting the Best MeasurementsWhen purchasing a custom window treatment, it is critical that your measurements be as precise as… Continue reading Why buy from a local dealer, as opposed to the Internet, for blinds?
Weighing Privacy with Opacity Woven wood window treatments are made from of exotic fibers, twigs, sticks and bamboos, which are interwoven to form beautiful patterns that have a rustic and sometimes contemporary feel. These blinds are made in any number of patterns to suit different tastes and with varying degrees of opacity, with many giving… Continue reading With my woven wood blinds, should I get a liner or no liner?
For wood blinds, the most popular slat size (also referred to as vane size) is 2″. This size accommodates most windows and gives a nice, airy view. The 1″ slat requires twice as many slats, which obstructs more of your view, and it also has a higher stack (the thickness of the blind when it… Continue reading What wood blinds slat size is the best for me?
With the advance of composite woods it is no longer easy to tell the different between real wood and a faux, or composite wood choice for your “wood blinds”. Read more to find out the pros and cons of choosing a real wood blind or a composite or faux wood blind.The Feel of Real Wood… Continue reading Should I get real wood blinds or artificial wood?
We recently completed a Woven Woods installation. Initially the customer wanted to provide the measurements and install the shades themselves. We convinced the customer that since they spending money on a top quality product like Hunter Douglas, it would be wise to have us measure and install to ensure it is done correctly and their… Continue reading Can You Measure Your Windows Yourself?
Having a well-insulated home ensures that you don’t waste money—and valuable energy—heating or cooling your home. We offer an array of window treatments that have advanced technologies to help streamline your energy use, while still offering an aesthetically pleasing look for your home. Read more to find out how you can be more energy-conscious with… Continue reading How can I be environmentally conscious with my window treatments?
Hunter Douglas has been able to dominate the high-end window treatment market while always offering products at range of price points. They do this by offering several product lines for each of their products. A Multitude of Options In their honeycomb collections, Hunter Douglas offers the Debut®, which are their most affordable and basic honeycomb shades,… Continue reading Can I get a high quality blind without spending a lot of money?
Window treatments are evolving! Each year, interior and exterior home design has required more sophistication, and window treatments are no exception. Home facades, once adorned with rectangles and arches, now have circular and trapezoid shapes for their windows. It is no surprise that window treatments would have to adjust to meet the needs of home… Continue reading Do you recommend motorized window treatments?
Window treatments have been functional in concept for years, and are meant to regulate light, sound, and heat. They have become an intricate part of the theme and atmosphere of modern homes. The desired effect is accomplished with the use of curtains, sheers, blinds, drapes and shades that accent the room and regulate light and… Continue reading Can Window Treatments Make Every Room Unique?
Energy efficiency means cost-efficiency, but this requires more than small repairs in your walls. Few people are aware that most energy is wasted through inefficient windows. In such cases heating becomes ineffective during the winter. Energy bills can rise dramatically with the efforts a heater and boiler make, to keep a home at a comfortable… Continue reading Energy Efficient Window Treatments
When it comes to inventing new window fashion products, Hunter Douglas® is the best in the world. And now Hunter Douglas® is focusing on developing energy-saving blinds, shades and shutters that will reduce the use of our limited energy resources and clean the air through fewer greenhouse gas emissions. But not only will these new… Continue reading Hunter Douglas: Energy Saving Blinds, Shades and Shutters
As it is with the various aspects of selecting window treatments, the material used can set the tone of your space. You need to consider the needs for each room separately. Kitchens and bathrooms require materials that are moisture and heat resistant. They must also be easy to clean and maintain. Do you want natural… Continue reading Materials for Window Treatments Make a Big Difference
Color makes or breaks a room. The color selection can pep you up, calm you down, and enhance the quality of your life. Window treatments in the right color can be cozy and inviting. The choice is yours, but the choice can be a difficult one. If you need help with choosing the right colors… Continue reading Color Choice for Your Window Treatments
Not too far back in history, windows were covered with a feed sack, quilted fabric or whatever the pioneer could find. There was no thought given to anything but the benefit of keeping out the elements of the outdoors. Then we modernized with the use of curtains and drapes. Today, window treatments are an intricate… Continue reading Privacy and Lighting with the Right Window Treatments
Your home is your refuge; so create the oasis you need after the hassles of the day; a place to retreat to and let it all go. Window treatments can be key factors in this endeavor. Remember that your window treatments are the keys to achieving this atmosphere. Breslow Home Design Center deals with Hunter… Continue reading Decorating Style for Your Window Treatments
As you begin to pull your new house together and it starts to become home, you think about the furniture, the flooring, even the wall color. There is an aspect that needs a great deal of consideration and yet often gets overlooked: your window treatments. Even if considered, most people choose window treatments that block… Continue reading Window Treatments that Connect You to Nature
You finally move into that dream home you have planned for so long, only to face the nightmare of arched windows, slanted windows, or high windows that are characteristic of multilevel homes. Where do you go to find just the right window treatments to complete the atmosphere you wish to create? Breslow Home Design Center… Continue reading Specialty Shaped Windows with Hunter Douglas