The Variety in Window Fashions

San Francisco Motorized Blinds and Shades Showroom

If you’re just starting a search for window fashions, your first step is to understand the differences among different styles. With so many features and benefits, each one offers something different—and something you might want to be sure to add to your home. At Blinds & Designs serving San Francisco and Marin County, we’ll be more than happy to walk you through the full line of Hunter Douglas window fashions, so that you can see them for yourself and decide on what works best for you.

Determine Your Goals

When you start on your search for new window treatments, remember that look and beauty is important, but make sure your selection will be able to meet your goals and needs as well, including how much light and privacy control you want, whether you want to maintain a full view outside, and other options. Not all window treatments offer the same things, so you need to understand the differences.


Provenance® Woven Wood Shades

Considered “lifters,” shades either raise or lower to provide either full view-through to the outside or privacy. They come in the largest color palette available and in the full range of opacities, from light-filtering to blackout. You can choose from honeycomb shades, woven wood shades, roller or screen shades, or Roman shades.


Shutters for Specialty Shaped Windows
Heritance® Hardwood Shutters

Considered “tilters,” blinds can be lifted, but are usually operated at the vanes level—tilted open or closed—to provide the amount of light and privacy you need. Shutters are a different animal but are considered “tilters” too. The louvers can be tilted open or closed, and the panels can be swung open for full view-through. Both shutters and blinds come in aluminum, wood, faux wood, poly materials, and vinyl, as well as in a variety of paint stains and slat or louver sizes.

Various Types of 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 for more information.

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