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Window Tinting, Treatments, and More

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Custom wood blinds are a stylish and tasteful choice for any classic home in Fort Myers or Naples.


Wood Blinds Beautiful Window Treatments #8: Wood Blinds are a Tasteful Choice

In this type of window covering, wooden slats are combined to form a blind system that block out a lot of light. Depending on the make and model, a wooden blinds may provide a 95-99% reduction in UV rays.

White Wood Blind Beautiful Window Treatments #8: Wood Blinds are a Tasteful ChoiceSlats usually come in one inch, two inch or larger sizes. It’s best to choose the size of the wood blind slats with the size of your door or window in mind. Large slats are best suited to large spaces, while small slats look appropriate on tinier windows.

Although at first glance, you might feel limited in the available color palette of wood blinds – don’t be! You will probably be surprised to find that wood blinds, especially customized wood blinds, are available in several stains and paint colors.

Control mechanisms vary by brand, but two common types are corded styles and wand tilt styles. These are both similar to what you’d find on honeycomb and pleated blinds. It’s a familiar type of adjustment that you’re already used to in other models.

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Are you searching for window treatments

that go well with your Old Florida, Key West

or British West Indies Style home?


Plantation Shutter Beautiful Window Treatments #7: Old Florida Style Plantation Shutters

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Plantation shutters may be just what you’re looking for…

What are plantation shutters, you ask?

These simple, elegant window coverings use horizontal slats of wood to block out light. These slats are connected to a vertical control mechanism which opens and closes the slats. Read the rest of this entry »

Woven wood shades and blinds are a gorgeous, natural-looking addition to any home.

Woven wood shade Going Green: Woven Wood Shades are Both Beautiful and Practical
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Environmentally friendly materials form the backbone of these highly functional window treatments.

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The name itself sounds like a contradiction in terms – Privacy AND Sheer? How’s that possible?

Vertical Sheer Privacy blinds  Privacy Sheers: A Perfect Window Shade for Your Florida Home
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With advancements in window treatment technology, we’re able to offer products that deliver the best of both worlds – both soft, diffused light and privacy.

There are two window shade options in the Hunter Douglas line of products that we’ve found to be very popular with Fort Myers and Naples homeowners. Read the rest of this entry »

Beautiful Window Treatments #4 – Pleated Shades

Posted by Chris On January 3rd

At first glance, you may not be able to see the difference between a pleated shade and one of the honeycomb variety.

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When viewed head-on, they both have crisp, noticeable pleats in an even pattern, and both types easily compress to allow lots of light through a window. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s easy to see how honeycomb shades got their name….

Honeycomb Shades 2 Naples Window Treatments: Practical Honeycomb Shades for Every Home

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Honeycomb Shades Naples Window Treatments: Practical Honeycomb Shades for Every Home

If you look at them on an angle, from the side, you will see a pattern that looks like a honeycomb. They are designed with this geometry to be easy to widen and constrict to fit the length of a window. It can be confusing because honeycomb shades are also known by other names – like cellular shades or cellular blinds.

In 1985, Hunter Douglas were the first to invent the highly energy-efficient Duette® honeycomb shades in response to the energy crisis of the late 1970s. Since then, they’ve introduced Duette Architella® honeycomb shades, which offer an even greater energy efficiency thanks to their patented honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb construction, and Vignette® Tiered Architella Shades, which feature rear fabric air pockets that trap air and create an extra layer of insulation.

Depending on the type of fabric used, honeycomb shades can filter or block light. When they are pulled up to allow light in, these shades show off one of their best features – the ability to fold up very small to let the maximum amount of light into the room. Once the honeycomb shapes (or “cells”) collapse, they can lie very flat together.

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You don’t have to be Italian to appreciate the beauty and simplicity of roman shades…

Roman Shades  Naples Window Treatments: Classical Drama with Roman Shades

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This type of window covering excels in making it easy to adjust the level of sun or shade in a room. They are created with evenly spaced panels that fold up onto each other when lifted. They can also be lowered back down with the same cord system. Roman shades can be pulled completely up, left all the way down, or, adjusted to somewhere in the middle for a moderate amount of light exposure. Roman shades are also sometimes known as roman blinds.

There are several variations of the roman shade, which can make it confusing to talk about them as a single group. You will notice the common feature to all shades and blinds in this category is the folding panels.

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There is a common saying that your eyes are the window to your soul.

In your home, your windows and their respective window treatments are the foundation of your entire decorating scheme…. 

Custom Window Draperies Choose Your Own Adventure with Custom Window Draperies

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For hundreds of years, homeowners have installed draperies and curtains for many reasons – to block light, to maintain privacy, but also to make their most intimate surroundings feel homelike and welcoming.

Custom window draperies and curtains are some of the most common types of window treatments that you see in homes throughout the world. Their popularity stems from their versatility and suitability for many sizes of window.

It’s almost fair to say that you can do anything with curtains. Within this broad category of Custom Window Draperies and treatments, you will find dozens, if not hundreds of variations on this classic theme. Here are some custom treatments you may consider: Read the rest of this entry »

Custom Window Treatments 12 Ways to Create Beautiful Windows That Save You Money

This is an introduction to our latest eBook about Window Treatments:
12 Ways to Create Beautiful Windows That Save You Money

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Selecting the right window treatments for your home can be overwhelming, but it’s certainly worth it when they transform the look of a room and also help save money on your electric bill!

12 Ways to Create Beautiful Windows That Will Save You Money 223x300 12 Ways to Create Beautiful Windows That Save You MoneyToday, many blinds and shades are designed to make windows more energy efficient while at the same time creating a lovely accent in your rooms. There are an endless number of options to choose from when selecting window coverings that suite your needs and style. Custom designed draperies vs woven shades, wood blinds, plantation shutters, solar window film or even decorative window film – so many choices!

It’s important to do some background research to make an informed decision. That’s why we created a new FREE eBook especially for you!

12 Ways to Create Beautiful Windows That Save You Money walks you through everything you need to know about selecting window coverings for your home. From which ones are most energy efficient, to which ones are could save you money by protecting your windows from breakage.

If you have questions or other topics in mind you would like explained, feel free to comment below, or contact us by calling 239.592.5536 in Naples or 239.489.3838 in Fort Myers or send us an email . Learn more by visiting BHWTinc.com or follow us on Facebook

 

Stay Cool with Window Film Southwest Florida!

Posted by Chris On July 9th

How can you reduce your energy consumption as the temperatures skyrocket this summer?

Energy efficient window film may be the answer!

Commercial Window Tinting01 Stay Cool with Window Film Southwest Florida!

The International Window Film Association (IWFA) recently reported that solar-control window films are a more cost-effective way to save energy in warm climates than air sealing, ceiling insulation, or new HVAC units.

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