Finding the right covering for your windows

Having been a Hunter Douglas Select dealer since 2002, I am able to help people find the right coverings for your windows based on your specific needs and personal aesthetics. If you are thinking about changing your blinds and are overwhelmed with the choices, here are several options to consider.

Silhouette Window Shadings

These sheer shades are one of my favourite window coverings. The soft fabric vane fused between sheer panels can be tilted to give daylight privacy while allowing natural daylight to come through. Silhouette shades provide ultraviolet protection and reflect solar heat without compromising your view outside. I recommend these blinds in rooms with a view like your living room or family room.

Silhouette Shades by Hunter Douglas
Silhouette Shades by Hunter Douglas
Silhouette Shades by Hunter Douglas

 Vignette Modern Roman Shades

These shades either roll up or stack like a custom Roman shade but done with the mechanisms of a blind. There is a wide selection of 100% polyester modern fabrics, textures and colours in 3 fold sizes (3″, 4″, 6″ flat folds) and 3 opacity options (semi sheer to opaque). They have superior sound absorption, excellent energy efficiency and this product has met the stringent indoor quality guidelines from GREENGUARD Environmental Institute. These shades are great for bedrooms.

 

Vignette Roman shade

Duette Honeycomb Shades

Duette shades were first on the market 25 years ago. That’s a long time for it to prove itself as one of the top window coverings. With 4 different operating options, 5 light and privacy fabric options, numerous shape and design options, over 400 material and colour choices, Duette honeycomb blinds are the blind that will give you the best customized options for your lifestyle. These blinds are great for wide windows and rooms where you want to block out the daylight.

Duette Honeycomb Shades
Duette Honeycomb Shades by Hunter Douglas

 

Designer Screen and Roller Shades

Roller shades aren’t what they used to be. The fabric choices range from natural grass cloth, silk like design, or screens which you can see through. They are a stylish, cost effective choice for any room in your home. These shades are great for offices and on windows where you want to diffuse the sunlight but not the view.

Designer screen shades by Hunter Douglas

Luminette Privacy Sheers and Modern Draperies

Covering your patio doors or wide windows has never been more beautiful. The sheer vertical folds look like traditional draperies but with a lighter feel. The soft fabric vanes attached to the sheer in front can be tilted for privacy and light control.  The sheer face fabric protects your room from harmful UV rays when open and blocks 99% UV rays when tilted closed. The latest design feature is the Manhattan Decorative Hardware traversing rod with 3 finial options which can be used with all Luminette privacy sheers and Luminette modern drapery fabrics.

Luminette Sheers with decorative rod

 

Motorization Accessories

Not only has Hunter Douglas made motorized window coverings easy to use and install, they have made it easier for clients to control how and when these blinds operate. The three new accessories are Platinum Solar Energy Sensor, RF (radio frequency) Adapter and LCD Timer.

The Solar Sensor will open and close your window covering automatically during the day to optimize energy efficiency. The RF Adapter can be plugged into your electrical outlet which is controlled by your light switch so you can open and close your blinds just by using your light switch.  This can also be plugged into a light timer. The LCD Timer will allow you to set the times for your blinds to move, even when you are not there. It’s a perfect solution for people who are away for long periods of time.

Motorized accessories by Hunter Douglas
Motorization Accessories by Hunter Douglas

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