Friday, September 21, 2012

Unique Window Treatments

Sunburst Arches and Window Blinds

Most homes have unique windows, whether they are ovals, octagons, triangles, etc. These windows provide personality and contrast to the home, but they also cause challenges to the décor. Sometimes it is challenging to know how to dress an oddly shaped window, but listed below are a few simple tips to consider.

  • Shades or Drapes – These are simple solutions to oddly shaped windows and have a wide variety of style and options to fit any décor of any room. They provide a wide range of options for the selective homeowner and are energy efficient. They do not necessarily need to be maneuvered by chords or poles, but can also be motorized to be moveable by the touch of a finger.
  • Blinds – These are wonderful options for tall, narrow or hard to reach windows. They come in vast varieties of materials and colors, and have several different styles as well. For those large windows or the out-of-reach windows, blinds can be motorized and with that simple touch of a button they will function to any taste or preference.
  • Shutters – These are the most versatile window treatments available on the market. Professional representatives arrive at the home to take measurements of any window to be able to form and accommodate any number of geometric shapes. In addition to its versatility, shutters are a modern and classy way to dress a window.

To summarize, any window can have a window treatment. What is necessary is to decide what treatment best fits the home and what style or design is wanted. Whether it is an octagon, a triangle or an arched window, it can be treated with a window covering.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Enhance Your Master Bedroom

The master bedroom is a place of solitude, a type of sanctuary in the home. However, even these types of rooms need a bit of redecorating or enhancement. We would like to provide a few tips or suggestions to get started, all within a nice budget.

Determine what is important to you – Most people run to the store and start buying and spending hard-earned money without taking the moment to determine what is most important to them and their room. Take a few moments and ponder these questions: Do you want the room to seem like it has more space? Are you looking to improve your bed or windows? What is the most important thing, to you, that needs to be changed in the room? Once you have pondered these questions, you can make a plan and shop without hesitation.

Improve the fabric - Changing the fabrics (i.e. bedding, carpet, and drapes) can drastically improve the look. It is important to occasionally change the bedding, something that is simple and cheap. Another improvement is to change the window coverings. One of the most popular items to install into the windows is Plantation Shutters.

Paint – Repainting the room is inexpensive and provides contrast to what you had before. A coat of clean paint gives the room that fresh, new feeling. Another thing to consider is to paint an accent wall or putting up a decorative border to add interest.

Lighting – Do you have very little lighting? Do you have musty old drapes? Are the colors of the walls and window coverings dark and foreboding? Try adding more lights on the ceilings or corners, taking down the drapes and add plantation shutters or blinds, or refer to the option above which is to repaint the walls. Lighting is key to improving the quality of the bedroom.

Clutter – More than half of the people in our society live in a cluttered room. It is also proven that a cluttered room can lead to depression, anxiety or anger. To de-clutter the room is easy and free. Get rid of what is no longer needed and enjoy more space and cleanliness in the room.

Home improvements do not need to be hard and they will always lead to a healthier lifestyle. The most important thing is to not put improvement off. Change can be hard and we are prone to not accept it, but once change has take place then the world is always a little more clearer and healthier.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Comfort and Diversity

Hardwood Stained Bathroom Shutter

 Add Contrast and Comfort at a Great Affordability

As a shutter company we have always believed in the importance of custom interior shutters and the benefits that they give to the home. Shutters, unlike blinds, are usually made from hard materials, such as hardwoods like Knotty Alder and Basswood, composite woods or even vinyl. Typically, when someone hears the word “shutter”, they sometimes think of the exterior shutter that goes on the sides of windows. Those are beautiful and nice, but the most elegant type of shutter is what you put on the inside, which improves the quality of your home.

Interior shutters are more decorative in nature and they are used to minimize or completely block sunlight from entering the room. They are wonderful for keeping your neighbors from those sneak peaks into your house. Shutters preserve the life of your furniture, paintings and walls, keeping the damaging rays of the sun to a minimum. It is always nice to know that your investments are safe from damage and you save money in the long run.

As a custom shutter design company, we can create virtually any shutter for any window size or shape. Octagons, triangles, ovals, you name it and we have done it. With this type of diversity we can create a more contrasting style to the home as well as generate more comfort at a great affordability.