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Window Coverings: How to Order the Perfect Look!

Window Coverings: How to Order the Perfect Look!

You want or need to order new window coverings and you are wondering what the process is going to be like? If you go with Normandeau Window Coverings, here’s what you can expect. What is the first step to ordering window coverings? Knowing what you want is helpful but...

SoftTouch Motorization

SoftTouch Motorization

If you are looking for a child and pet safe option for controlling your window coverings, check out Hunter Douglas’ SoftTouch Motorization system.  It is a cordless, battery operated system which allows you to raise and lower your shade with a touch of a wand.  To...

How-To: Choose Window Coverings for a Child’s Room

How-To: Choose Window Coverings for a Child’s Room

Can drapery “grow up” with your child? You knew when you had children, that you’d probably have to buy them new shoes and clothes as they age, but new window coverings too? We have done many room transformations for tweens but many parents want window coverings that...

How-to: Choose Cellular Shades

How-to: Choose Cellular Shades

So you are interested in getting cellular shades but are not sure of the difference between Hunter Douglas Applause shades or Duettes?  With so many options, it can feel like a new language so here's a quick overview! Applause and Duette shades are both a kind of...

How-to: Choose Window Coverings

How-to: Choose Window Coverings

When people decide to change their window coverings, the biggest question is usually “where do I start?”  This is definitely a valid question as there are multitudes of options for window coverings available!   A good place to begin is to take an assessment of the...

How-to: Control the Heat in Your Bedroom

How-to: Control the Heat in Your Bedroom

Window coverings not only control light and add beauty to your home - energy-efficient Hunter Douglas products can help you save energy and money in three ways:  insulation, solar heat control and daylighting. An insulating window covering works in both winter and...

Drapery, Silhouette Shades, or both?!

Drapery, Silhouette Shades, or both?!

This client had a challenging request for her Living Room – she wanted to control light and have privacy, but didn’t want a treatment that would take up too much space in the room. She very much loves the look of fabric drapery, but after discussions it was decided...

How-to: Window Coverings for Angled Windows

How-to: Window Coverings for Angled Windows

Angled windows may be architecturally beautiful, but they pose some difficulty when choosing window coverings to control light and privacy. Hunter Douglas has a range of window covering products that can be made to fit your problem window. There are hard products to...

The History of Window Coverings

The History of Window Coverings

Home » Window blinds have been around for centuries to provide protection from the sun, wind and outdoors. Ancient Egyptian civilizations used wetted cloth strips to keep out the dirt and the sun. In Persia, Venetian blinds were first used from 1100AD to 1500 AD and...

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