What options are there for window treatments?
The selection of window treatments includes blinds, shutters, draperies and many different types of shades, available in a wide variety of fabrics and woods.
How much does a custom window covering cost?
Depending on the style of window covering you choose, a standard 48-by-60 window will run from $200 for the least expensive to more than $1,500 on the high end.
What are the trends in window coverings?
Shades that are handwoven from natural reeds, grasses and woods. Grays are still in, as well as statement colors such as bright reds, blues, etc. Textures, stripes and geometric patterns also are popular choices. Layering, pastels, and pretty and romantic fabrics are the coming trends. Simple, sleek lines, chrome decorative hardware and clean, modern looks also are trending.
What are the benefits of shutters?
Shutters lend warmth and classic styling to any room. Choices include real hardwood, modern-day hybrid materials and polysatin compound for maximum strength and durability.
How long does it take to get new window treatments?
Depending on the window treatment you choose, you can expect to wait two to four weeks from order to delivery.
Are cordless options available?
Absolutely. From cordless and motorized operating systems, retractable lift cords, cord tensioners and wand controls, there is a wide array of lifting system options for enhanced child and pet safety.
How do motorized options work?
Almost all custom window treatments are available with a motorized operating system. Convenience is a key advantage, but it is not the only one. Motorized window coverings offer enhanced child and pet safety. They can be programmed to optimize energy efficiency. You can easily operate your coverings from a remote control, a wireless wall switch or from your mobile device. Lift mechanisms like PowerRise allow you to raise/lower your coverings, PowerGlide allows for easy opening, closing or rotating the vanes of your vertical coverings, and PowerTilt easily tilts slats.
How do I let in light without sacrificing privacy?
You will like the Top-Down/Bottom-Up operating system; you can maintain your privacy and still enjoy the natural light.
What do you recommend for a sliding glass door?
Vertical blinds are recommended for a sliding glass door. Since they draw to the side rather than lifting and lowering, they operate better on doors and windows that also slide from side to side.
What is a honeycomb shade?
This type of shade is made with multiple cells instead of a single layer. Think of the inside of a beehive. Honeycomb shades are available with single, double and triple honeycombs and are very energy efficient, as this unique cellular shade traps air in distinct pockets to help keep your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
– Elisabeth Stubbs is one of the owners of Enhance Floors & More, one of Atlanta’s top-rated flooring dealers, located in Marietta.