Hunter Douglas Duolite™ Feature

Applause® Duolite™ Honeycomb Shade

Applause® Duolite™ Honeycomb Shade

At Window Products in Connecticut, many of our customers find themselves in the dilemma of wanting to let light in during the day but wanting total darkness at night. Hunter Douglas, the leader in innovative window treatments, has the answer with their unique feature called Duolite™, which controls day and night levels by using two separate fabric panels to provide maximum light control. Or, more simply stated, Duolite™ is two shades in one.

Products With Duolite™

The Duolite™ light and privacy option is available on Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades, Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades, Alustra® Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades, Applause® Honeycomb Shades, and Pleated Shades. Honeycomb shades provide energy-efficiency properties—the honeycomb construction traps hot or cold air at the window, and they provide superb protection against harmful UV rays. Pleated shades offer modern colors and patterns that will add a lot of charm to any room. You could select a fun opaque fabric for night with a complementary sheer for during the day. [Read more…]

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Using Light in Your Room

Luminette® Privacy Sheers & Silhouette® Window Shadings

Using Light in Your Room

Today, lighting is one of the most changed elements of design we have, and we need to learn “How to Use It.” You can control light with the addition of window treatments. The materials and opacities you select will provide different effects, for example:

  • Blinds with louvers like Heritance® Hardwood Shutters will allow you to tilt the light up or down
  • A semi-opaque fabric in a Duette® Honeycomb Shade will soften the light
  • The natural fibers used in Provenance® Woven Textures will filter light gently

At Window Products serving Fairfield County and surrounding areas, we’ll be happy to discuss lighting elements and how your window treatment choices can impact them. [Read more…]

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Child-Safe Lifting Systems

Silhouette® Window Shadings

Silhouette® Window Shadings

Does the following situation sound all too familiar? Mommy puts her pearls around her neck, and Dad puts on a tie—and the toddler is eager to imitate them by using items at hand, often something like the dangling cord of a window treatment. Today, there is no reason for us to lose another child to “Infant Cord Strangulation.” If you have not updated the dangling cords on your functioning shades or blinds, perhaps it is time.

The Window Covering Industry uses many methods to communicate the potential hazards of corded window treatments. The use of tags helps communicate the important message of child safety and the potential strangulation hazards of corded window treatments. [Read more…]

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Dual-Function: Window Treatment or Room Divider

Skyline® Gliding Window Panels

Skyline® Gliding Window Panels

Sliding panels, also known as sliding screens, gliding window panels, or panel track blinds, were created to cover patio doors and large windows. Because each panel glides fluidly on its own track, it didn’t take long for people to realize that they were more than just a great window treatment option. We now see sliding panels being used as a creative room divider or closet-door replacement. As your local Hunter Douglas dealer serving Connecticut, at Window Products, we carry the innovative Skyline® Gliding Window Panels and Duette® Honeycomb with Vertiglide™ honeycomb shade that both work very well in this non-traditional way.

Vertical Honeycomb Shades

Honeycomb shades entered the market in the 80s to replace the mini-blind. At first only a horizontal window covering, honeycomb shades didn’t immediately offer a solution for large windows or patio doors. Then people with honeycomb shades on their windows starting asking for a complementary look for their larger windows and doors, so Hunter Douglas created a vertical option. [Read more…]

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Protect Your Floors & Furniture From Harmful UV Rays

UV RaysPeople often inaccurately think that UV damage occurs only during the summer months. However, during the winter, when the sun is lower on the horizon, the harsh glare and the lack of leaves allows the sun to enter farther into a room, which can cause additional UV damage without your even knowing it. If your home has windows that are not covered properly, your belongings will likely experience UV damage.

At Window Products serving Fairfield County, we’ll be happy to help you select window treatments that will not only look stylish but will also protect your belongings.

How to Tell if You Have UV Damage

UV radiation is responsible for approximately 40 to 60 percent of fading. UV damage is permanent and can cause fading anywhere the sunlight reaches. Pull back the corner of your throw rug, move the painting on the wall, or turn your couch cushion over to see if fading has occurred. If so, it’s time to make a change. [Read more…]

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Custom Shutters

Heritance® Hardwood Shutters

Heritance® Hardwood Shutters

Custom plantation shutters continue to evolve to meet the demands of today’s world, which makes them a popular choice for window treatments here in Connecticut. At Window Products, we carry a variety of high-quality Hunter Douglas shutters.

Hunter Douglas Shutters

Hunter Douglas, the leader in window treatments offers the largest collection of plantation shutters. They offer or come in:

  • Specialty shapes
  • 11 frames, Z-frames, track systems frames, hang strip, still and decorative sill cover
  • 2 ½”, 3 ½”, 4 ½” louver sizes

Plus, they provide insulation, solar heat control, and ultraviolet protection. They’re designed and custom-assembled in the U.S.A. and come with the standard Hunter Douglas Lifetime Guarantee. Read on to see the features of the different Hunter Douglas shutters below. [Read more…]

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Benefits of Adding Cornices

Design Studio Roman ShadesIf you’re thinking of adding decorative elements to your room while covering up a window treatment’s unsightly control mechanism, a cornice might be the right choice for you. Perhaps you purchased window treatments without thinking the hardware until the treatment was installed.

As you’ve probably noticed, the hardware can disrupt the room’s flow, which is where a cornice can help balance the window with the rest of the room. At Window products in Connecticut, our trained consultants will be happy to help you decide whether a cornice will be right for you. [Read more…]

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Use Patterns to Bring Life to Window Fashions

Designer Roller ShadesToday’s wide selection of window coverings offers a variety of colors and patterns. Traditional solids are always an option, but, from floral and abstracts to geometric patterns, using patterns in your home décor is sure to bring life to any room. Window Products, serving Fairfield County in Connecticut, carries a variety of window fashions for any decorating style, including blinds and shades with geometric and floral patterns.

We can show you a complete line of blinds, shutters, and shades from Hunter Douglas, as well as custom drapery and other fabric accessories to help you bring the perfect pattern into your room design. It’s like creating “art” at the window! [Read more…]

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Refresh Your Home in the New Year

Now’s a great time to think about ways to update your home—making over a room can be just the thing to snap those winter blues. Here at Window Products serving Connecticut, we can help you. Here are some things to consider:

Silhouette3Sheers

Heavy drapes are a thing of the past. Our customers now tend to prefer translucent window treatments that provide privacy but generously bring in natural light. Sheer shades or draperies add a delicate touch to your windows. Sheers are a very stylish and highly functional option for sliding glass doors, French doors, and large windows. Plus, narrow sidelights and accent windows are easily covered with sheer shades. [Read more…]

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Local Window Treatments in Branford & Southbury, CT

If you’re looking to replace or buy new window treatments, look at buying from your local window treatment expert right here in Connecticut.

At Window Products, we offer the kind of personalized service and ongoing support that can be found only at a locally owned business. Plus, our consultants have thought through all the details so they can best help you select the perfect window treatments and avoid costly measuring or color selection mistakes. [Read more…]

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