Our homes aren’t just about the indoor spaces but about the outdoor ones as well. And one way to enhance our enjoyment of our favorite outdoor spaces is to enclose them with shades such as the patio shade line from Hunter Douglas. With these products, you can cut down on UV rays, add privacy to your space, and still have the ability to enjoy your view. Speak with a trained specialist at Blinds & Designs serving San Francisco. We’ll be happy to help you find the right product to extend the usefulness of your home’s space. [Read more…]
Roller shades have been around for decades. From the heavy room-darkening vinyl shades to now, they’ve withstood the test of time, and they’re still a great choice for many homes. If you’re interested in seeing the full line of beautiful Hunter Douglas roller shades, talk to a trained specialist at Blinds & Designs here in San Francisco.
Benefits of Window Treatments
Are you aware that an untreated window can lose up to 50% of your home’s heating and cooling energy? Blinds and or shades have been designed to reduce the amount of solar heat that passes through the window. It is referred to as the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC). Your windows should be treated as a function (reducing energy costs) first; then you can add a softer touch with something like draperies.
Benefits of Roller Shades and Screen Shades
Any shades or blinds that carry a vertical line can be pulled up and totally disappear under a valance or blend into the woodwork. Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Shades come in many different colors and textures that will not only enhance your window but also insulate it, keeping your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. The Hunter Douglas Designer Screen Shades Collection provides excellent UV protection through a great selection of translucent fabrics that allow you to enjoy the view of your outdoors.
Some Things to Consider
- Do you want color on the window or the wall? When you put color on a window, your eye is drawn to it, so it will become the focal point
- A window at night will appear to be a shiny black spot, unless it is treated and or has lighting outside that is turned on and shining from the ground up
- The more interesting accessories, fabrics and color you have in a room, the less color and texture should be on the windows. When in doubt about color and texture on your windows, less is best. You can always add valances or side panels to a functioning window treatment in a neutral color
Finding Roller Shades in San Francisco and Marin County CA
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.
Although many people have an image in their heads of roller shades as being those cheap plastic shades that wouldn’t stay in place, today’s roller shades are so much more. At Blinds & Designs serving San Francisco, we’ll be happy to show you our great variety of high-quality and beautiful roller shades.
Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Shades
We offer a wide variety of high quality roller shades with many style and functionality options.
You’ll find a diverse range of custom fabrics in Traditional, Natural, and Soft styles, including the look of grass cloth or chenille as well as elegant textures and modern designs. We can also show you the safety features, including the new and improved cordless lifting system, which uses a timeless spring-assisted roller mechanism that lets you adjust the shade stop height by a built-in dial control. And remember: No cords means enhanced safety for children and pets. Finally, you might enjoy hearing about Hunter Douglas motorization options, which will give you smooth, quiet operation for large or hard-to-reach windows. [Read more…]
Screen shades are a popular window covering option that combines sheer style with excellent UV protection. Screen shades serve a very important purpose of blocking harmful UV rays from damaging your flooring, furniture, and other items inside your home. Depending on the openness level you choose, screen window shades allow you to maintain the view out your window while still blocking the sun. As your local Hunter Douglas dealer with showrooms in San Francisco and Marin County, we provide a full line of screen shades to our residential and commercial customers. [Read more…]