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Choosing the Best Window Treatments: Curtains

While curtains can add a stylish, polished look to any room, choosing the right ones for your window treatments can be a challenging endeavor. That’s because there are simply so many fabric and pattern options out there that making your choice can be overwhelming. Here are a few of things you need to consider to get started. Ready-Made or Custom-Made Curtains Ready-made curtains offer affordability, style, and insulation – and they can also be installed much more quickly than custom-made curtains. There are, however, a few drawbacks. For one thing, they can’t be customized to fit every window perfectly, meaning   [READ MORE]

Choosing the best window treatments – Shades

Bedroom Shades Shades are also known as “soft” window treatments because they are made of fabric including linen, cotton, silk, and other natural and synthetic fibers. Although they don’t have any light-filtering adjustments, they do come in different levels of opacity to allow various amounts of light flow through. If you’ve decided that the best window treatments for your home are shades, then the next thing to do is to decide on the right type of shades for your specific room(s) and requirements. There are three main types of shades to choose from. Roller Shades Roller shades pull   [READ MORE]

UV Protection Using Window Treatments

Understanding of the damaging effects of the sun’s ultraviolet light on skin is widespread, and most people today take the extra step to use sunscreen in order to protect themselves and their skin. But did you know that your home’s carpets, curtains, and furniture can also be damaged by UV light? Luckily, ultraviolet (UV) protection is also available in window treatments. Here are just a few of the options you can choose from. Blackout Linings Window treatments with blackout linings keep light from passing through windows, making them extremely effective at protecting your furnishings from UV rays. You can add   [READ MORE]

The Importance of Child Safety with Window Treatments

Child safety is an important concern for all parents. Because of the inherent dangers of some older-style blinds and window treatments, it’s important to evaluate both existing and new treatments for child safety. Window treatments that are child safe have either no cords at all or have lift cords without a loop. If you are considering child-proofing your home or are renovating and have children who live in or visit your home, make sure that any new window treatment you choose has child safety features. Here are a few helpful tips for parents. Replace all window blinds, draperies, and corded   [READ MORE]

Choosing Wood vs. Faux Wood Blinds

Wood adds a special warmth and innate elegance to a room, which is why the look of wood is so popular for window blinds.If you’re trying to decide between wood or faux wood blinds, consider the following: True Hardwood Blinds True hardwood blinds look lovely on any window and come in many different stains and colors, making them incredibly versatile from an interior design standpoint. Faux Wood Blinds Faux wood resembles real wood but holds up much better in high moisture conditions, such as bathrooms, and near beach locations. Do keep in mind that faux woods are heavier than real   [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]

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