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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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Condensation: Should you Keep your Shades Open in Winter?

To Open or Not to Open? That is the Question. When Arctic air descends upon Minnesota—or, even worse, a polar vortex—it’s all you can do to stay warm when you venture outdoors. It can be hard on your furnace to keep your house comfortable indoors, too. You want to maximize the extra energy efficiency your...
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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 Wednesday: Plantation-Style Shutters from Hunter Douglas

What is a plantation shutter? Plantation shutters are wide louver interior window blinds traditionally made from broad slats of wood mounted in a solid frame. They have been used for both decoration and protection from the elements for centuries and are a versatile window treatment suitable for any room in your home. Hunter Douglas plantation-style...
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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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Hunter Douglas Window Treatment Wins Award!

 Silhouette® Duolite™ wins again! This past December the Hunter Douglas  Silhouette® Duolite™ window treatment was awarded the prestigious Good Design Award. The GOOD DESIGN ® Awards Program recognizes the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world. The GOOD DESIGN exhibition program began (67 years ago) as a partnership between the Museum of Modern Art in New...
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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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