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Where to Start With Window Treatments

Showroom Customer Touching Fabric1Sometimes even terminology can be overwhelming. After all, the terms window treatments, window coverings, window fashions, and window dressings pretty much mean the same thing. Sometimes, window coverings can also refer to exterior coverings such as exterior shutters and awnings, but for the most part, you can use all these terms interchangeably. With so many options available to cover your windows, it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed.

Serving the San Francisco area, our window treatment professionals at Blinds & Designs can answer any questions you have. To get you started, we’ve answered some common questions below to get you on the right track. It’s like a crash course in window treatment basics to help you become a well-informed shopper.

The Different Window Treatment Types

There are blinds, shutters, shades, sheers, shadings, custom drapery, and curtains. Within each of those window treatment types, there are many varieties with differing qualities. To help determine which window treatment type you like best, explore our site in more detail, visit our showroom, or schedule an in-home consultation.

The Impact on Home Décor

You’ll be living with your window treatments for years, so the right window treatments should not only complement your décor but also even be a visual focus or key component of a room. Whether you have an eye for interior design or need some help choosing the type, style, color, and material of your window treatments, here at Blinds & Designs, we provide personalized service to help you find the perfect window treatment.

The Impact on Energy Costs

Because they’re right at the window, your coverings provide the best barrier to the outside. Even new windows can leak air and transfer outside temperatures in. Window treatments provide a level of insulation that can make a difference in your heating and cooling expenses. Hunter Douglas is a leader in energy-efficient window treatments, offering the most energy-efficient shades on the market.

The Impact on Light and Privacy Levels

Every window treatment type provides some control over the amount of light you prefer for a particular window. Each window treatment also impacts the privacy you need in a room. For example, by simply opening or closing their slats, blinds offer flexibility in the amount of light blocked and the privacy offered. This operation tends to offer only light or privacy, however, not both at the same time. Honeycomb shades, on the other hand, offer privacy while allowing light in. Let our trained professionals help you find the right type!

Window Treatments in San Francisco and Marin County

Blinds & Designs offers a full line of quality window treatments to homeowners and commercial clients throughout the San Francisco and Marin County areas, including Burlingame, Hillsborough, Atherton, and Los Altos. With an ongoing commitment to high quality products and exceptional service, we’ve been serving our communities for over 14 years.

Stop by our showrooms in San Francisco or Tiburon to see a variety of motorization displays in our showroom or call 415-921-4212 Ext 101 for more information.

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