You might feel like you live in a fishbowl at night, but by day, you don’t want to ruin your amazing view. Or perhaps you have a specialty shaped window but you still want to protect your floors, furniture, and artwork from damaging UV rays. These are both true for many of our customers here at Window Treats serving New York and Northern New Jersey. We understand the dilemma and will be happy to help you find the right solution. [Read more…]
Commercial design can sometimes seem stark and unattractive. In commercial businesses, the window treatments are usually more functional than decorative. However, there’s a chance they could be both. If you’re in the market for new treatments for your office building, talk to a trained specialist at Window Treats in Brooklyn. We can help you find the right product for your office. [Read more…]
From their inauspicious beginnings as heavy vinyl pull-down shades that helped black out light in bedrooms, roller shades have evolved and become a very popular option for many homes. They offer many benefits, including energy savings, versatility, and beauty. To learn more, speak with a trained consultant at Window Treats serving Brooklyn. [Read more…]
How Do I choose the right window treatment #2
In our first blog we discussed the importance of know WHY you want to cover your windows. This is an important step, identifying your custom curtain, window blind, and window shading needs. You can see this blog here at How Do I choose the right window treatment
Hunter Douglas Duette Architella shades insulate your home so that 50% of the heat you are paying so much for doesn’t escape out through the windows. Note the red color in the picture to the right. This is a typical home, similar to the homes we do work for in Rumson and Holmdel New Jersey. Those red spots are where heat is escaping from the home. Notice that the majority of the heat is escaping through the windows!
Any type of window treatment would be helpful for insulation, but the level of insulation will differ. Wood blinds with slats have many gaps and therefore offer limited insulation. Roman shades, Hunter Douglas Vignette, Hunter Douglas Silhouette, and other shadings are better, but still not the best.
We all have a place we love to be, whether it’s at your favorite hotel lounge, a beach in the Caribbean or a luxurious theater. There is something about the environment that just makes us feel good. With the right colors, fabrics and design you can elicit that same emotion in your own home.
Sheers are a great way to change the mood in a room. You can choose from many designs, colors and styles that will also allow you to have varying degrees of light and privacy, just beautiful translucence or tranquil, near-total privacy. They can also be used alone with a simple self-header for a trim and contemporary look, or paired with draperies and an elaborate valance or cornice for an elegant tailored effect. [Read more…]
This is a great question, which actually does have a right answer. The first step is to think about why you want to cover your window. What are your major concerns – privacy, insulation, energy savings, security, style, light control or to protect your furnishings? This is the most important question to answer when trying to find the perfect window covering. [Read more…]