In the Heat of Night

In the Heat of the Night
 By Ashley H.
…more like in the heat of the day! As spring approaches, and the winter season is in our rearview mirror, many are faced with new temperature challenges. Yay! We got rid of the cold and frigid temperatures, but bring on the stale and dry heat. Summertime to many people is just as bad as winter. You have to deal with rising temperatures and humidity that takes your breath and energy away. Spring cleaning comes into effect big time because many people believe that if they throw out their old clutter, their house will cool down. This is some truth to this statement; but the key factor in determining how much heat and sunlight flows through your house is window treatments. What do you have on your windows to block the sun?
Cellular and sunweave shades are becoming more popular as the spring/summer seasons continue to heat up. This is mainly in part to their amazing sun blockage feature. Both shades cut down on sunlight and have the ability to cool down any room by blocking hard UV rays. These eco-friendly shades are going to run higher than your average blinds, but you will see a tremendous difference in your cooling bill. If your house isn’t overheated, your air condition unit won’t overwork its self. Cellular or honeycomb shades come in light filtering and blackout options. These shades will give full privacy and will need to be lifted in order to gaze outside. Not matter what color you select for the front, the back will come in white. This will help the shade absorb the sunlight and prevent heat from filtering in. Sunweaves are commonly referred to as solar shades. They are made with an intricate weave material that will be sheer. The are going to be the best blocker for sunlight. They are not fully private, so you may not want to put them in bedrooms or bathrooms, where privacy is key.
These two types of shades are going to be an investment. But with spring time in full bloom, heat should be your main focus, along with cutting down on your bills. If your going to raid through your house and spring clean, why not spring clean your wallet and reduce some money allocated to bills?!

Eco-Friendly Tips

You may ask yourself, other than turning off the lights for earth hour, what more can you do? Here are some tips and tricks that will not only help you out, but also help save our environment!

Warm and Cozy

Adding blinds and accents to any home make it more presentable and beautiful.  But have you tried placing classic blinds, that will never go out of style, and will keep you home warm and cozy? How about making changes to the light setting? In this blog, you will find some ideas on how to create a warm and cozy atmosphere in your home that will make it more inviting, while keeping in mind the environment.

Insulation Saves!

Keep out the breeze!

Waste Not, Wants Not

Waste not wants not

A way to ensure your bathroom screams “eco-friendly” is to choose eco-friendly products, use less water and electricity. Using product that are eco- friendly might cost a bit to install, the amount that you’ll end up saving in terms of your utility bill will make up the cost of what you spent.

Once you have purchased all of the energy-friendly items that have inspired you to do your part for the environment, you might want to purchase products and accessories that will compliment this idea through the design of your bathroom. For instance, the frameless shower door is one of the ways that will bring nature into your own home, since it will feel as if you were showering out in the open, not in a small box like the traditional shower options.

Combining natural products with decor that follows clean lines in natural colors, you can instill a sense of nature in the room that would otherwise be difficult to obtain. Colors have a strong impact on people’s emotions, and you can use them to your advantage to instill a sense of nature in the comfort of your own home. When you combine this with some fresh flowers or plants, you can complete the look and have your family members and guests think that they have just stepped outside the moment they walk into the bathroom.

Installing window treatment in the bath room will minimize the escape of heat and cut down on the use of electricity. Most energy efficient treatment are Cellular shades will definitely control your room temperature especially those early mornings and nights in the winter when the temperature outside is below freezing.