Posts Tagged ‘window blinds’

Improve Your Energy Efficiency with Graber Blinds

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Graber Blinds and WIndow Shades – Energy Efficiency for Your Home

The right window treatments can greatly improve the energy efficiency of your home. Learn how you can beautify your home and lower your energy costs at the same time.

Save Energy with Graber Window Treatments

When you’re considering new window treatments don’t forget to compare the energy efficiency of different styles and materials.

Because the right window treatments can greatly improve your windows energy efficiency and lower your energy costs.

graber-blinds-shadesWhether you’re warming your home in the winter or cooling it in the summer for example, the unique design of Graber cellular shades traps insulating layers of air and reduces heat transfer, whether you’re trying to keep the heat out or in.

When you combine that enhanced energy efficiency with motorized controls that let you program when your window treatments automatically open and close your blinds or shades become an effortless part of your home’s heating and cooling system.


The Benefits of Window Blinds

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

hunter-douglas-window-blinds6 Benefits of Using Blinds for Windows

Adding a window blind is a great idea to change the appearance of the rooms. But most of the people who think of buying blinds are in dilemma that why they should at all buy a window blind. There are several reasons that we think that should prompt your decision of buying blinds the reasons are as follows-

• Several styles, shapes and patterns of the blinds are available. While one chooses they would get a wide choice in the blinds and can match them according to the colours of their room and office. The types of blinds are roman blinds, mini blinds, cordless blinds and the vertical blinds.

• The window blinds help you to control that amount of light that enters your room. This is because you will be having the freedom to cover the window partially or totally. This can be in any place be it in your room or living area. So, if you are sleeping you won’t be awakening by the light outside when it is morning.

interior-design-home-center• There are wide ranges of materials from which one can choose. This would also differ in terms of style and price. You can also match it with the interiors of the room. The faux wood blinds are both good and affordable options for your traditional wooden interiors. Other blind materials are aluminum, plastic, bamboo, normal wood and several others.

• Maintaining the blinds is quite easy and simple. A wiping with a wet cloth can clean away the dirt and dust from the blinds. Unlike the curtains, they do not need regular washing.


Guide to Custom Window Treatments

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

window-treatments-drapesThe Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Custom Window Treatment

Everyone finds themselves bored with their rooms at one time or another.

Painting always seems like an easy fix, but it never really changes the inflection or elevates the style. A custom window treatment, however, can efficiently and effectively alter a space.

Below are several options to consider when you find yourself itching to make a dramatic change to your home.


Ring Topped drapes can be pleated with inverted pleats, pinch pleats, soft pleats, or goblet pleats, which add a touch of elegance. They are hung on a rod with rings of wood or steel and can vary in style.

Rod Pocket Drapes are gathered at the top and can provide the ambiance of a country cottage. For a farmhouse chic aesthetic, choose a classic pattern or crisp, white cotton.

Tab tops are commonly used in homes that prefer the “less is more” look. Tabs can be plain or knotted. Some tabs are sculpted to have a softly gathered appearance at the top and are then slimmed to create a perfect connection to the drapery top.

Grommet Topped Curtains are elegant and understated. They consist of long swaths of fabric attached to an exposed curtain rod by oversized rings. They can be as comfortable in a contemporary style home as they are in a palace.

window-treatments-valanceTop Treatments

Top Treatments bring a new and urbane character to a custom window treatment.

Cornices are the icing on the drapery cake. They hide all the hardware and provide a charming warm atmosphere to the room. Some cornices are carved from attractive wood, while others are covered with paint or fabric.

Valences are functionally similar to cornices but are often more embellished. They are generally attached to windows with an L-shaped rod.


Hunter Douglas Honeycomb Shades-Operation

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Applause® Honeycomb Shades – by Hunter Douglas

Operation of Hunter Douglas Honeycomb Window Shades

Applause Honeycomb Shades from Hunter Douglas offer a streamlined selection of honeycomb design choices.

Our entry-level standard cord lock system uses a locking mechanism to control the position of the shade and comes with standard cord cleats for enhanced child safety.

window-shades-hunter-douglas-honeycombAnother standard operating system is our applause simple lift system which offers intuitive operation by raising and lowering the shade no handle required. Or choose our easy rise system which uses a continuous cord loop making shade operation trouble-free.

Our ultra glide system uses a retractable cord that always remains the same length. Our child safe light rise system is cordless and can be raised or lowered with just one touch. Our vertiglide shades provide cordless side to side operation and are ideal for sliding windows and doors.

You can also opt for the top-down bottom-up design to increase your light control and privacy. Our duo light shades also offer the ultimate in light control and privacy with two adjustable fabric panels typically one sheer and one opaque.


Go Green with Graber Blinds

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Graber – Green By Nature

Wood blinds add warmth and style to any home. Learn how Springs Window Fashions controls wood blind manufacturing from start to finish to provide high quality Graber products with a minimal impact on the environment.

Graber Blinds are made in an environmentally friendly USA facility.

For Window Blinds we are the only plant in the country that brings in lumber, does our own drying and manufacturing our products right here on site.

Fifteen years ago there was probably a dozen plants along the country that did what we do, those have since moved overseas. We’re situated right in the center of basswood region in so it only makes sense for us to purchase local materials. The hardwoods that springs uses are a renewable resource. We use basswood because its it’s a lightweight and very stable doesn’t twist or bend very easily.

graber-wood-blindsFrom an aesthetics  point of view there is nothing like a wood blind or shutter. Not only the natural beauty but it also provides insulation both sound and temperature.

Blinds that were produced by springs have superior quality because we control the process. We purchase lumber right from the sawmill bringing in here green then we can control our own kiln drying process here. Making sure we have the right moisture content that the stress is taken out of the lumber so as we go through the plant the lumber will be straight flat. We cross cut it. We cut out the defects. We sand it ourselves.


Hunter Douglas Honeycomb Window Shades

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

Duette® Architella Honeycomb Shades – Hunter Douglas

Save on your heating and cooling with Duette shades

Who says you can’t have it both ways. Who says you can’t be romantic and realistic, have beauty and brains? That’s not compromising, that’s balance, and that’s smart.

These are Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades from Hunter Douglas, architects of the original honeycomb shade and it’s smart, really smart.


It knows how to make your house more beautiful and more comfortable. The secret is this honeycomb shade, a beautifully simple design that’s the inspiration for Duette Architella’s distinctive refined style.

Hey, taste makers, check out these rich textiles and luxurious textures. Want options, you got them. Over 200 color choices and more than 20 system design possibilities.

You’ll also find beauty in the details of our patented fabric construction and hardware systems. That’s right, patented as in we invented it. Now we didn’t invent versatility, but no other shade comes close. Any window, any room, Duette’s got it covered. Let the sunshine in, or not, with our honeycomb within our honeycomb construction that diffuses natural light for  brightness control that’s twice as sweet.