Choosing the Best Window Treatments

Hunter Douglas Choices
Hunter Douglas Choices

If you’re shopping for window treatments for the first time in awhile, you may be surprised by the selection of innovative styles available today. There are hundreds of styles, colors, fabrics, textures, and options available to go with any decor. Functional options and lifting systems are also branching out with new ideas coming on the market all the time. From cordless operation to remote operated motorization, the experts at Window Products serving Connecticut will help you find the perfect blind, shade, or shutter for you.

To put you a step ahead in your shopping experience, you’ll want to understand some basic window treatment terminology. Take a look at some of the choices you’ll need to make when selecting new window treatments.

Choosing Shutters, Blinds, or Shades

The basic construction of any window covering either has slats, vanes or panels that can be raised and lowered or moved from side to side. It is the opacity, look, and feel that makes them different.

Shutters are timeless and work well with any décor style. Considered like a piece of furniture, shutters are the most expensive of the three window treatment types. Available in hardwood, faux wood, vinyl and in an array of colors, textures and slat options, they provide the ultimate in privacy.

Blinds are considered a standard in window coverings because of their slat construction. They come in horizontal, vertical and specialty shaped window applications. For the most part, blinds do not block out light completely due to the route holes. An affordable window treatment, blinds come in aluminum, vinyl, wood, faux wood, and fabric in hundreds of colors, styles and options to complement any room or décor style.

Shades have become more and more popular over the years. They offer fashionable design, energy efficiency, sun protection, room-darkening features, and privacy. Available in horizontal, vertical and specialty shaped window applications, shades offer a clean soft look to fit anyone’s budget. Shade fabrics range from man-made materials to natural sustainable materials like bamboo and are available in the widest selection of colors, styles, textures, and options.

Lifting or Tilting

You’ll need to choose between window treatments that lift and window treatments that tilt. Consider the room location, how your windows open, and sun exposure to determine what type of window treatment will work best. Window treatments that lift allow you to see through an unobstructed window.  Window treatments that tilt keep the window covered most of the time while light and privacy are controlled by rotating louvers open or closed.

How to Operate Your Window Coverings

As a Hunter Douglas gallery dealer, Window Products offers a wide variety of lifting options for our blinds and shades. From state-of-the-art motorized options to innovative manual options, even the largest window fashions can be easily operated for greater convenience. All our systems keep functionality and safety top of mind.

Window Coverings in Connecticut

At Window Products, we’ve been serving Connecticut since 1994. We offer the full line of Hunter Douglas window fashions, a nice selection of screen shades, and a wide variety of awnings and shades. Our personalized service, quality products, and professional installation services ensure you’ll find the perfect window treatment or awning for your home or business. Contact us for more details.

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