Understanding the Ins and Outs of Window Treatments

Hunter Douglas Products
Hunter Douglas Products

At Blinds & Designs serving Marin County, we know that the window treatment industry, with all of its options and lingo, can be overwhelming. That’s why we strive to help ensure that our customers understand exactly what each element means and does and its implications to their home. If you’re new to the window treatment world, you might want to start with the basics.

Types of Treatments

Understanding what you might purchase means understanding each type of treatment and its features and benefits. Here’s the downlow: 

  • Blinds. Blinds let you control light and privacy when you tilt the slats or raise or lower the treatment (of course, with vertically oriented treatments, you traverse the slats or rotate them). Blinds give you great view-through while still giving you light and privacy. Popular choices from Hunter Douglas include Parkland® Wood Blinds, Everwood® Alternative Wood Blinds, and Somner® Custom Vertical Blinds.
  • Shutters. Durable, elegant, modern, classic, timeless, and stylish, interior shutters are also easy to maintain. Their louvers are available in genuine hardwood hybrid composite, and you can find numerous paint and stain options to match your décor. Shutters work can sometimes actually add value to your home. Popular products from Hunter Douglas include Heritance® Hardwood Shutters and Palm Beach™ Polysatin shutters.
  • Shades. Available in fabric, woven woods, or sheer varieties, shades raise and lower to control light and privacy. Types of shades include sheers and shadings, honeycomb (cellular) shades, Roman shades, and roller or solar shades. Popular options from Hunter Douglas are Sonnette® Cellular Roller Shades, Vignette® Modern Roman Shades, and designer banded (layered) shades. 
  • Drapery. Elegant and classic, drapery can stand alone or pair with existing window treatments to add layers and dimension to your room. Be sure to check out the Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ for exclusive textiles and pairing ideas, as well as beautiful hardware and accessories to round out the look at your window.

Window Treatment Basics in Marin Country and San Francisco Bay Area

Blinds & Designs offers a full line of quality window treatments to homeowners and commercial clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area 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 26 years.

Stop by our showrooms in San Francisco or Belvedere-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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