Posts Tagged ‘window shades’

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.


Graber Virtual Cord Shades

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Product Review for Graber Motorized Shades

Graber Window Blinds | Somfy Virtual Cord Motorized Shades

When I started searching for window treatments, I wanted something that truly updated my decor. Something that felt like a piece of art in my windows, but my house isn’t a museum, it’s where my family lives.

graber-window-blinds-shadesI knew my shades had to be easy to use too. So, when my Graber dealer showed me Virtual Cord Motorized Shades, my answer was an immediate, yes.

It’s so simple, one touch of a button moves my shades. That’s all there is to it.

Graber Virtual Cord Shades use the most up to date Somfy technology, so they’re quiet, they’re reliable, and best of all they don’t have cords. So I know they’re simply safer for my family. No extra noise, no extra clutter, no extra maintenance.

These shades give me exactly what I want.

They were installed for me in no time at all and every room they’re in feels a little more sophisticated than it did before. I can’t imagine our house without them because they’re part of what makes this family’s house, they’re home.

Graber Window Treatments, Shades and Blinds are available at McGann Furniture of Baraboo

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.


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.


Hunter Douglas Horizontal Blinds

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Horizontal Blinds – Operating Systems – Hunter Douglas

Hunter Douglas Horizontal Blind Operation

Hunter Douglas offers a complete selection wood, alternative wood and aluminum horizontal blinds.

These products feature slats that tilt two any angle from closed to open and anywhere in between letting you control the amount of light entering a room. Slats can also be raised any hight for a clear outside view.

All Hunter Douglas horizontal blinds can be raised using our standard cord lock system and comes with standard cord creates for enhanced child safety.

hunter-douglas-window-blindsThe slats are tilted using either a wand or tilt cords as shown here on our patented magna view tilt feature that provides twice the view through.

Or select our cordless light rise system blinds can be raised or lowered with just one touch.

Are Ultra Glide operating system uses a retractable cord a gentle pull on the wand engages the cord and short strokes raise the blinds smoothly and effortlessly.

With the simple 45 degree angle pull the blind lowers and lands softly. And for fingertip control choose our power tilt system providing the added ease of motorization.

Specialty shapes are also available in addition to a large collection of other decorative options horizontal blinds from Hunter Douglas.

Stop by McGann Furniture Interior Design Center to see our selection of Hunter Douglas window shades and blinds.