Winter is officially here. Keeping the cold out of your house is literallyÂ a topic of conversation in your house once a week. The yearly debate of whether to cover the windows with the insulating plastic, buy some lined curtains, or invest in new windows coverings is nowÂ back on the table. The good thing is, new cellular shades have given a new look to a style that has been around for awhile.
Let me back up a step and explain cellular shades in case you aren’t familiar with them. These shades are constructed out of two layers of polyester fabric, that are pleated, and fused together on the pleats â€“ creating the look of a honeycomb if you were to look at the shade from a side perspective. The concept behind the construction is that they are creating an air pocket, that will keep the heat you are paying for in, and the cool you donâ€™t want – out. The added bonus is that they will have the reverse effect in the summer months when you want to keep your air conditioning inside. They can operate traditionally, with a cord to raise them up and down, a continuous cord loop, or you can order them cordless. More recently, the option has been added to order them motorized, so you can operate them from your bed with a simple remote control. Â Another useful feature is that you can have them open from either the top or the bottom if you have pesky neighbors you don’t want seeing in your windows! This meaning you can have the shade closed completely and just let a little light in from the top of the shade by lowering the secondary headrail as much as you would like to allow natural light to come in while still maintaining your privacy.
The traditional style of cellular shades pair well with the modern look of them. They give you a clean look and are a stand alone treatment. Now, as I mentioned above, they have recently come out in a variety of different colors with patterns that can give your windows a pop! They are available in a few different textures that give them some dimension, a couple different patterns that soften up the look of the fabric (that some say is very plain on its own), and the newest style lends itself to a natural look with the texture reminiscent of a woven wood shade. And of course, they are all available in the neutral tones, but do come in more bright and bold colors in case you want to make a little more of a statement.Continue Reading
By: Karen E.
As the summer begins, the heat comes with it.Â Now the windows that you enjoyed being open for the view, are a source of sunlight pouring in, heating up your already sweltering home.Â Most of the time the thermal curtains that customers had up during the winter have already been taken down and stored away, and they realize they need a solution to keep out the heat.Â Although any window covering would really be a solution to keeping out the heat, the best one would be cellular shades.Continue Reading
By: Tiffany P.
In summer, temperatures can become record breaking high very easily from causing you to feel unbearably hot to forcing you to crank up the A/C and fans, therefore, costing you more money pertaining to your electric bills. Now skylights, even though they are beautiful windows that provide the utmost privacy without any kind of window treatment at all, can cause the same issues with the sun beating on the glass. The amount of sunlight that can come through these kind of windows (depending if it receives direct sunlight can be overwhelming, creating it to be uncomfortable and overbearing for anyone to endure. A room, no matter which, should not be described in this way, and if you would use these words I think it is time to do something about that skylight.Continue Reading
By: Nariah K.
Do you have that one window on your ceiling in your bedroom preventing you from sleeping because the sun shines so bright through it? Are you tired of the sun from your skylight window damaging your furniture and floors? We have the perfect solution that will allow you to sleep better at night and prevent you from waking up so cranky as well as protecting your furniture. Our skylight cellular shades will do just the trick and would be the perfect fit for ceiling windows, even the windows on an angle.Continue Reading