Sunday, December 21, 2014
Window treatments serve to accessorize a room the same way wallpaper or antiques do. They provide character without sacrificing utility. Fitting windows with blinds or curtains is purely a matter of taste, but writer umarsyahsuharto from Itarohmawati.com Home & Design is convinced that blinds offer more advantages. Shuts out prying eyes Window blinds do more than shut out sunlight; they deter unwanted viewers by providing a level of privacy that curtains cannot. Even when blinds are opened, they do not give observers an unobstructed view of your house’s interior. For ultimate privacy, top-down shades are recommended.
Friday, December 19, 2014
As the days get shorter and the nights grow colder, many household managers are bracing themselves for higher utility bills come next month’s statement. There may, however, be a way to mitigate your expenses with the help of energy-saving window treatments. Maureen Donohue-Conway, editor of Tap into Morristown, writes about power-saving measures in her column:
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Privacy is a basic human right; this extends not just to you but to the people who share your home as well. Aside from protecting that right, window film could help you save up to 50% in energy costs, which will no doubt prove invaluable this winter. You also get to protect your indoor fixtures from harmful UV rays, which will spare you the otherwise preventable expenses of repairing and replacing them. Window film – especially high-grade decorative window film – is available in various colors and opacity. Depending on the level of security you need, you can go for semi-private or private film. Soults Walker says the most important thing is to make sure the window surface itself is completely free of any foreign substances to help the film stick, since a few grains of dust can perforate the film or hamper the firm bond.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Many sliding windows often have vertical blinds that are made of plastic or any other synthetic material, which you have to pull to split to the side, or use a solid control rod to adjust the angle for natural light diffusion. Riley, notes, however, that the noise the blinds make when the individual panels rustle against each other from the wind can be distracting. You can also try forgoing the standard regular blinds in favor of a two-stage solution. Riley said the main setup will be to use full length woven shades for the window. The second part will be to hang up a set of draperies and hide the sliding guide rods. Make sure to decide how thick the material for the shades will be.