The Fine Art of Window Dressing
So many changes have occurred in window coverings. Out are the utilitarian blinds of yesteryear and in are the many options to give privacy, light diffusion, UV protection and, most importantly, beauty.
Good window coverings are not inexpensive, therefore you are unlikely to be replacing them very often. I chose to align myself with Hunter Douglas. They lead the industry in design and customer care. I've been so impressed with the product offerings that continue to be presented. My favourites are the 'ette' products. Vignette, Pirouette, Silhouette and Luminettte. They provide a very high end look with such practical functionality. I outfitted my home with Silhouettes and Luminettes. I love the natural light they let in, but I also enjoy the privacy. We spent a lot of money on our hardwood floors. The more sun exposure they have, the more the wood bleaches out.My window coverings provide the protection I need to keep my floors beautiful. Blinds also cut down your cost on air conditioning bills.
We chose to power our blinds. This is the way of the future - Smart homes are a leading trend in luxury design. Adding power to your blinds makes your home more functional. At 8:00 every morning my blinds open to their morning scene. I can customize scenes any way I wish. In the evening the same thing occurs. We put over 40 windows in our home. Think of how long it would take to go around, to open and close those blinds! You simply wouldn't do it.
If you are in the middle of a new build I highly recommend hard wiring your blinds. We bring in our installer to direct the installation with your electrician. If you are in an existing home you can choose a battery operated blind. Either way, you increase the value of your home, as well as your enjoyment.
Hunter Douglas has aligned themselves with many other powered operating systems, such as Lutron, Crestron and many more. Make the investment. You won't be disappointed.