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Glass Shower Doors and Enclosures

  A popular trend in modern bathrooms is a minimalist design with frameless shower enclosures. At Crosstown Custom Shade and Glass, we are experts in designing, measuring and installing all types of shower doors and enclosures.  All our shower doors are made with Tempered Glass.  Tempered Glass is four times stronger than regular glass. In addition, if the glass breaks, it will break into several small pieces rather than large pieces in order to protect anyone from serious injury. This is why it is sometimes referred to as “safety glass”. Call our Upper West Side location at 212-787-8040 for additional   [READ MORE]

Color Decorating

“Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” – Wassily Kandinsky When it comes to decorating your home, color trends are constantly changing from neutral colors to edgy hues and bright tones. With 2018 now upon us, an array of new color trends are unfolding. One of the hottest trending colors is Sherwin Williams’ 2018 Color of the Year- Oceanside, a deep Teal. Shown here are how fabrics can be paired with Hunter Douglas window treatments to create a whole new environment. Using fabrics for drapery, valances and pillows can add a dramatic change. Stop by one of our   [READ MORE]

Smart Phones, Smart Televisions and Smart Shades!

PowerView app Life is about convenience. Wouldn’t you like to schedule your window treatments to raise and lower on a set schedule, without having to lift a finger? Or be able to open and close multiple shades at once with the simple touch of a button or from an app? Here at Crosstown Custom Shade & Glass, we offer one of the most innovative window treatment systems in the industry, Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization. Through their innovation and design, Hunter Douglas has created a motorized window treatment system that works with many home automation systems including Amazon Alexa,   [READ MORE]

Custom Drapery & Fabric Accessories

Looking for a way to freshen up the look of your home? The softness, versatility, and beauty of custom fabric design elements can bring your home décor to life! At Crosstown Custom Shade & Glass, we offer an extensive library of fabric selections for custom fabric pieces in any room in your home. Customers throughout Manhattan love collaboratively working with our seamstresses and designers to find the perfect fabric, pattern, and style.   [READ MORE]

Interior Design Color Tips

Woven wood shades with draperies add texture and color to a room. Bold, bright, or brilliantly subtle, there’s nothing boring about color. Whether you choose a trendy bold pattern or a simple neutral, color sets the tone of a room in a powerful way. A great way to work color into your room is through custom fabric, such as draperies and top treatments. When your window coverings become a color focal point, you have a lot of flexibility with the design of your room. Here are some color ideas to get you started: Texture is a use of   [READ MORE]

Easy Holiday Decorating

The holidays are a great time to give your home a decorating makeover. Entertaining family and friends with an updated decor adds to the joy of the season. New window treatments, a bathroom makeover, or a custom glass piece are perfect home improvement projects for the holidays. If the timing isn’t right for a bring project this season, try a few of these simple, inexpensive, and festive ideas.   [READ MORE]

Window Treatment Measuring and Installation

Do it Yourself or Turn to the Professionals? Oftentimes, prospective clients will come into my store with their measurements, think they know exactly what window treatment they want and say they can install them themselves. After all, how difficult can any of this really be? Well, there is much that goes into the world of custom window treatments…much more than one would believe. There are a variety of factors that should be considered when selecting your next window treatment.   [READ MORE]