The room that everyone gravitates to is usually the kitchen—whether it’s at a party or just being home with the family. So it’s important to make that room as homey as possible and to ensure that it reflects your style and home goals. At Window Treats serving Monmouth Beach, we can help you find the right treatment to meet your needs and your budget. Speak with one of our representatives for ideas for your home! [Read more…]
Shutters are an attractive, timeless window treatment. Though not inexpensive, plantation shutters in NJ and elsewhere are worth their cost; aside from being long-lasting, they also make your home very energy efficient. Plus, these shutters can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your home.
Here are a few more reasons why you should get plantation shutters for your home:
Aesthetics and Versatility
Plantation shutters come in a range of sizes, styles, materials, and finishes. No matter your home’s aesthetic, there will surely be shutters to match it. Since they cannot be bought off the shelf and would have to be custom-made to fit your home, they offer a truly bespoke look that will never go out of style.
Additionally, shutters look great when seen from the street, so they add to your home’s curb appeal.
Unlike drapery and window blinds, which pose an injury risk for children, shutters do not have dangling cords that children can get tangled up in. They only have slats and a crossbar that can adjust the shutters. This makes them a safer alternative, especially for people with younger kids.
Quality shutters are built to last. You won’t have to replace them every few years because they are hardy products that can stand the test of time, especially if they’ve been properly cared for.
Easy to Clean
Shutters are low maintenance window treatments. Like other window dressings, they can accumulate dust and dirt, but you don’t have to take them down to clean them, as you would with other types of window treatments. Just use a damp cloth to wipe off the grime from time to time. Shutters are also easier to clean than blinds because they have a larger surface area.
Another benefit that shutters afford is that they are great insulators. They can keep both the heat and the cold out when they’re closed. When open, they can let sunlight in, which can naturally heat up your home in the winter. During summer, you can adjust the shutter slats so that they can deflect the sunshine, which prevents your home from getting too warm.
With shutters, you can control the view that you have, looking out, and the view that people have, looking in. The slats can be adjusted in a way that would let light in but prying eyes out, allowing you the illumination – and the privacy – that you need.
You get an extra layer of security if you have shutters installed on your windows at home, especially if you add locks to them. In addition, shutters can shield your furniture from the sun’s UV rays which can cause undue fading. Simply tilt the shutter slats up, and the light will filter in without damaging your furniture or carpet.
When you have shutters, you can open the windows to let fresh air in while maintaining your privacy and controlling the amount of light that enters. This gives you maximum ventilation. While you can do the same with blinds, they rattle and flutter in the wind, as do shades and other window treatments. Solid plantation shutters, on the other hand, make no noise.
Get Plantation Shutters for Your Home
With all of the great things that they offer, plantation shutters are a great investment that you can make for your home. If you’ve decided to get plantation shutters, get in touch with Window Treats Inc. today. For more than two decades, we have been providing custom window treatments – including shutters – to our clients. Contact us to learn more.
Looking to upgrade outdated or off-the-shelf window treatments? Need some ideas about what might work? At Window Treats serving Monmouth Beach, our trained, professional staff is happy to walk you through the features and benefits of any Hunter Douglas product, including the versatile and functional Pirouette® Window Shading. Read on to learn more, and contact us if you’d like to see it up close and personal. [Read more…]
Hunter Douglas—the leader in window treatment innovation—is constantly looking to improve current products or features or introduce new ones. That’s why, at Window Treats serving Monmouth Beach, we’re proud to carry the full line of Hunter Douglas window fashions, including the new Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shade. To see this beauty up close and in person, speak with one of our trained consultants today. [Read more…]
At Window Treats serving Colts Neck, we know that, often, the hardest thing for our customers is narrowing down their options when it comes to window fashions. That’s why we’ve put together this blog—to help people focus on their needs so that they can be more prepared to find the right window treatment to match them. Read on to learn more! [Read more…]
At Window Treats serving Holmdel, we know that, when they first start the search for window treatments, customers tend to overlook the importance of how the product will be installed. And, in fact, many people feel that it’s one area where they can cut a corner to save some cash. However, the product’s installation is almost as important as the product itself. That’s why we always counsel our customers to use our professional installation services. We can help you understand the benefits of professional installation and help you meet your budget with treatments that work for you. Read on to learn more! [Read more…]
At Window Treats serving New York and New Jersey, one of our most popular window fashions is the Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shade, which offers numerous benefits, including energy efficiency, beauty, and great functionality. And now, they offer even more, with the addition of the LightLock™ System, one of the latest innovations from Hunter Douglas. Read on to learn more, and speak with one of our representatives if you’d like to see it firsthand! [Read more…]
At Window Treats serving New York and New Jersey, we know that many of our customers enjoy receiving two benefits in one purchase. Which is why we’re happy to introduce them to Hunter Douglas innovations that do just that. In fact, Hunter Douglas has recently enhanced its Duolite® option, which gives people privacy and light-filtering benefits all in one. To learn more, read on, or contact one of our representatives today. [Read more…]
Like any major improvement of your home, window treatments are an investment. Hunter Douglas products are available at a price point you can afford, with a variety of features and styles that you choose based on your design preferences, functional needs, and budgetary requirements. And now, some of their products are even more affordable. So if you resolved to upgrade your home or to become more energy-efficient 2019, you’re in luck! Hunter Douglas is offering savings on some of its popular products—they can insulate at the window as well as change the look of the room entirely. Read on to learn more about the savings event, and speak with a specialist at Window Treats, Inc serving New Jersey for more details. [Read more…]
Now that winter is here, the temperatures have begun to drop. Even if you don’t live in a snow-prone area, you’re likely cranking up the heat to ensure your home stays comfortable. Unfortunately, that can have major effects on your monthly energy bills — especially if you live in an older home. Because windows and doors account for nearly one-third of your home’s total thermal loss, these spots are the first ones you should evaluate. You could replace your windows, of course, or invest in better interior insulation. But there are also some quick fixes that can be highly effective. If you aren’t up for a major home renovation but want to minimize the draftiness throughout your house (and your high energy bills), here are some easy ways to amp up your insulation.
- Apply Window Film: Apartment dwellers and homeowners alike may be familiar with this simple project. Insulating window film sticks directly to the window pane to act as an extra barrier. It’s important to note that after you apply the film, the pane won’t be as transparent. It may not be an option in certain spaces, particularly if the look of the film bothers you. Used in conjunction with other methods on this list, it can make a rather significant difference.
- Add Weather Stripping: You can buy weatherstripping at virtually any home improvement store and easily install it to block out any drafts and leaks you’ll find. You should use weatherstrips in the sash of your window (the middle frame component with the locks). You can also use rope caulk around the edges to plug larger gaps.
- Use Thermal Curtains: Window treatments can be a great way to quickly add some extra insulation. Insulated thermal curtains will keep the heat inside and the cold outside. Even opting for curtains in a darker, heavier fabric will help. Just make sure to let as much light in as possible during the daytime and close them when the sun starts to go down to maximize this natural heat source.
- Opt For Cellular Shades: When you choose blinds for windows in your home, you won’t want to go with a basic model. Cellular shades, with their signature honeycomb shape, are designed to use air to your advantage. They actually act like a down comforter or warm quilt, insulating your windows and keeping the cold air away from your family.
- Install Motorized Blinds: Whether or not you like cellular shades, you can make a difference by utilizing motorization. Motorized blinds for windows will automatically adjust the amount of light that comes in or out at a certain time or day without you ever having to lift a finger. This will make energy efficiency a breeze and will instantly optimize the amount of natural heat in your home. As a plus, motorized blinds for windows are also safer and convenient — and who doesn’t want that?
You might assume that adding insulation will require a huge renovation, but it’s actually much easier than you think to add an extra barrier or two. By following these tips, you can make your home more comfortable within a day (or a few hours!) and keep it that way all winter long.