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Window Treatment Ideas for Your Home

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You’ve heard that the eyes are the windows to your soul, right? Well, your windows are the eyes into  the soul to your home! Window treatments can set the tone for your home and add a little soul, not to mention value! With that in mind, here are a few window treatment ideas for you:

1. Drapery
Functionally, drapery provides light control and privacy. Aesthetically, drapery adds elegance, and are available in many different fabrics, colors, and patterns. Panels hang vertically from hardware at the top of your window and can easily be layered with any existing window treatments if desired.

2. Roman Shades
Roman shade provide the functionality of a shade while maintaining the soft appearance of drapery. Consisting of a single piece of fabric with horizontal folds down the length, these shades lie flat against your window when down and fold up beautifully when raised. Check out our Roman Shades here in the showroom, available in endless colors and fabrics.

3. Shutters

A classic window treatment, shutters add architectural design directly to your windows. What’s more, they add real value to your home. Colorado Blinds and Designs carries a variety of shutters available in polysatin, engineered wood, and real wood. Check out some of our options here.

4. Wood Blinds

If you’re looking for a classic style that’s sure to outlast trends, wood blinds are a great option. Real wood blinds are composed of various grains and stains, are durable, and sure to last. Colorado Blinds and Design has great faux wood products available as well. Faux wood blinds have the same look as wood, but are a more affordable option when working within a budget.

5. Honeycomb Shades

If energy-efficient window treatments are important to you, honeycomb shades may be for you. The insulating design reduces up to 50% energy loss and can be easily fabricated to fit archways and other specialty shapes.

6. Wood Woven Shades

Wood Woven shades are made from a variety of materials including bamboo, grasses, reeds, and more. These textured shades are great for more casual spaces and here at Colorado Blinds and Design, we have a variety of opacities to choose from depending on the look and privacy you desire.

7. Panel Track Blinds

If you’re drawn to vertical blinds, Panel track blinds are a great modern alternative, as they are sleek and very versatile.  Panel track blinds slide back a forth to conveniently provide ultimate light and privacy control. These blinds can be used on small or large windows.

8. Roller Shades

Roller shades do just that; they roll up!  Roller shades appear minimal and discreet when raised and can be a great UV blocker to minimize damage and fading to your interior. Various opacities are available.
9. Pleated Shades
Pleated shades are a great and affordable option if privacy and UV blockage are priorities. Here at Colorado Blinds and Design, we have over 160 material and color options and five opacities to choose from.

These are just a few of the window treatment options Colorado Blinds and Design as to offer. To learn more about them, or the countless other options we have available, visit the showroom today!

 

 

 

Skylight Shades

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At Colorado Blinds & Design, we receive a fair amount of inquiries about covering skylights. Sure, skylights can open your space up to beautiful views IF your home is correctly orientated to the sun. If your home has east or west facing skylights, then you know how uncomfortable you can be in a space that is filled with intense sun and heat.

Hunter Douglas’s Simplicity™ skylight system, available on Duette® and Applause® honeycomb shades, is a manual lifting system ideal for skylights.

Basically, a rectangular honeycomb shade is installed into a frame that holds the shade into place. The system allows the user to operate the shade like a regular cordless shade. The honeycomb design blocks 99% of harmful rays while reducing heat loss and gain through the window.

Call or stop by with any questions you have regarding skylight shades!

Congrats, Tom!!

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Colorado Blinds & Design is pleased to announce that Tom Magara, owner and installation manager, has completed the Master Installer course with Hunter Douglas®!

Specialty Shapes

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Applause Specialty Shapes

Check out this specialty shaped Hunter Douglas® Applause shade that we just did for one of our favorite clients! They had a bare east facing window in their bathroom, and the intense sun made it feel like a greenhouse! We installed this operable specialty shape for them and instantly cut out 99% of UV rays and 40% of the heat. They couldn’t be more thrilled with the result.

If you are in need of a specialty shade, give us a call to come take a look at it and discuss options with you. As always, it is FREE for us to come out, so give us a call and schedule your appointment today!

Things to Consider When Buying Window Coverings

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At Colorado Blinds & Design, we understand that the process of choosing window coverings can be overwhelming and frustrating at times. Our trained window covering specialists and interior designers can assist you in the process by helping you prioritize your needs and wants. In the mean time, check out the factors to consider when choosing what window coverings are right for you.

  • Room Type
  • Personal Style/Aesthetic
  • Shade Material and Color
  • Specialty Shapes (if any)
  • Privacy and Light Control
  • Window’s orientation to the sun
  • Views and desired view-through
  • Operating Systems
  • Price
Call or stop in today to talk to one of our expert staff members about these considerations. As always, our in-home estimates are free, so schedule yours today!

Hunter Douglas® Duette PowerRise™

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Check out another hilarious video from Hunter Douglas®. This one features Duette with PowerRise™ feature. Stop by to see our sample in the showroom today! In the mean time, enjoy this clip…

 

Certified Window Covering Experts!

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Colorado Blinds & Design is pleased to announce that four of our staff members have completed the Hunter Douglas™ Professional Dealer Program! The Hunter Douglas™ Professional Dealer Program was created to give dealers, designers and installers the opportunity to become exceptional CERTIFIED leaders in the window covering industry.

The knowledge that our employees gained from this comprehensive program ultimately helps us to assist clients in their decision making process. Budget, consumer personalities, and product characteristics are only some of the factors in helping clients find the product that is perfect for their needs. The program is comprised of numerous online classes with comprehensive tests at the end.

Jeanine and Carol’s certifications have proven a useful asset to them while assisting clients in the showroom. Gary and Allyson utilize their training on their in-home estimates.

 

Duette Architella® Honeycomb Shades

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Check out this hilarious Viral Video from Hunter Douglas, featuring the Duette Architella!

Many of our clients want energy efficient window coverings. Who can blame them? Between the scorching Colorado summers and frigid winters, our heating and cooling bills can be astronomical.

In response to the growing need for a way to stop energy loss through windows, Hunter Douglas designed the Duette Architella shade, which has the highest R-value for window coverings on the market.

An R-value measures the thermal resistance of a product or material. A window without any window covering has an R-value of 1.25, whereas an insulated wall has a value of about 20. If a Duette Architella shade is added to a window, the R-value increases from 1.25 to 6.25, making a huge difference.

You might be wondering how a window covering can insulate a window and prevent energy loss? The three “dead” air spaces in the Duette Architella are the key in the energy saving technology. Believe it or not, air is a great insulator. Heat is “attracted” to cold, and the dead air spaces prevent much the energy from escaping through the windows. In the summer, the heat is kept out, and it the winter, the heat is kept inside.

Duette Architella shades can also block out 95% of harmful UV rays.

 

 

Design Studio™ Valances

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Our staff at Colorado Blinds & Design is THRILLED to share the newest trade secret with you. Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ valances are available on any Hunter Douglas© window covering product, NOT just Design Studio™ Roman Shades.

This little known “add-on sale” opportunity on available in over 250 gorgeous fabrics that include complimentary trims and tapes. Design Studio™ valances coordinate beautifully with virtually every Hunter Douglas© window treatment, and can even be ordered as a “stand alone” valance over a bare window.

Take a look at the gallery below to see the creative applications for Design Studio™ valances.

 

 

Hunter Douglas® Silhouette® LiteRise™ Demonstrated!

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At Colorado Blinds & Design, we are crazy about the new Silhouette®  with LiteRise™ from Hunter Douglas®.

We  just got our sample in our showroom and it is gorgeous. It is so easy to operate, and looks so sleek and elegant!

Stop by our showroom and give it a test drive, or watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ksi9QoDydw

 

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