Posts Tagged ‘window treatments’

Interior Design-Creative Window Treatments

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

graber-window-blinds-shadesWindow Treatments – Trendy Homes Demand Trendy Windows

Is the creative artist in you looking for a new home improvement project?

Do you want to take on project that doesn’t demand too much of your time?

If you are unable to decide on the aspect of your home that requires attention, do not worry.

Here’s a window of opportunity for you:


When it comes to renovating a home or upgrading a room, homeowners neglect windows. Everyone focuses on the wall molding, paint colors and furniture. They forget about windows. Remember that windows can make or break the look of a room. If you are interested in making your home trendy, consider trendy window treatments.

beach-design-window-shuttersStart Small; Think Big

If you want to experiment a new look for your home, you can consider different window treatments. It is better to select a room before making changes to the entire home.

When thinking about window treatments for the living room or the bedroom; you need to consider the following things:

· The renovation budget

· The functionality of windows

· The architectural details of your home

· Your style

· Your color preferences

· The need for privacy and safety

· Energy efficiency


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.


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.


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.