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Window Treatment Tips

Although window treatments can sometimes be overlooked in favor of paint colors and furniture, they’re one of the easiest ways to add flair or dimension to a room without requiring a major overhaul. Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing window treatments: Function should be considered first. We always want to address...
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October is National Window Covering Safety Month

  We expect parents to cover electrical outlets, put gates on stairs, and childproof their doors and cabinets, but we often forget about the hidden danger of the cords from window coverings. Yet the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says corded window coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes, with infants...
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Summer Window Treatment Tips

Window Treatment Tips for Summer Summer is upon us and utility bills are rising simultaneously with the hotter temperatures. As much as 50 percent of heating and cooling can be lost through the windows in a home. There are window treatments that will help keep some of the hot sun and damaging UV rays out of...
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Harmonizing Your Home’s Exterior with Your Interior Window Treatments

  Spring weather has got us thinking outside projects like landscaping, gardens, fences, painting the house. All great projects to beautify the outside of your home and increase that curb appeal. But, don’t forget to consider your window treatments as part of your exterior aesthetic. Mismatched window treatments can stick out like a sore thumb...
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Window Treatment Solutions for Casement Windows

Window treatments for casement windows. A casement window is a window that is attached to its frame by one or more hinges. Casement windows are hinged at the side and are opened with a crank, which is placed around hand height or at the bottom and serves as a window lock. This important aspect is vital to keep in mind when...
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Window Treatment Wednesday: Winning Awards with Hunter Douglas

For the past 27 years, the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) has recognized “the best” in product innovations, fresh designs, and merchandising programs throughout the window covering industry. Originally organized in the 1950s as the Venetian Blind Council, the WCMA represents the interests of the window covering industry manufacturers, fabricators, and assemblers. It was announced in...
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Window Treatment Wednesday: Add Personality With Valances And Cornices

There are so many styles and fabrics available for your window treatments that it’s easy to forget one of the easiest ways to add another decorative touch — at the top. Valances and cornices add style and sophistication to the top of your window treatments, while also concealing the curtain rods or other hardware if...
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Window Treatment Wednesday: The Next Step in Motorization

The world of window treatments has certainly changed over the years — thanks to technology. We started with motorization. Then we added remote controls and apps. And we now have the ability to fully integrate those controls into a connected home. So, what’s next in window treatments? Thanks to advances in low-voltage power, all of...
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Window Treatment Wednesday: Hunter Douglas Premieres Event

What’s new in Window Treatments? To help us appreciate their exciting new innovations and product enhancements, Hunter Douglas puts on their Premieres event each year for dealers around the country. Hirshfield’s sent key window treatment personnel to this year’s regional get-together for special training classes along with an up-close look at the latest product updates, upgrades...
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Window Treatment Wednesday: Powerview Earns Interior Design’s Technolology Award

We’ve been raving about the PowerView Motorization System ever since Hunter Douglas unveiled the system last July. And a major design magazine agrees. PowerView recently earned Interior Design’s Best of Year Award for Technology. Interior Design’s Best of Year ceremony was held at legendary architect Frank Gehry’s IAC Building in New York, where 975 designers, architects, and manufacturers...
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