The Latest Trends in Window Treatments!
Today’s busy consumers are seeking simplicity and a calming influence in their homes. Clean lines and luxurious textures are favored and functionality is a must. Window treatments are now available with different operating systems to fit these needs, as you can choose from cordless, retractable cords, cord loop and even remote controlled at the touch of a button or mobile device.
Energy efficiency can be a key concern in our environment. Whether summer or winter, window treatments offer insulation properties at each window. The honeycomb design of cellular shades provides pockets of insulation, the more honeycomb layers, the more insulation. UV protection is an important factor to consider when deciding on window treatment styles. Solar shades come in different opacity levels, allowing views to be maintained while protecting furnishings, wood floors, carpeting, and art work from damaging UV rays.
Additional features such as top-down/bottom-up are beneficial. This feature allows consumers the ability to control the amount of light and privacy with the flexibility of having the window partially or completely covered.
Home resale and rental can be a determining factor in selecting window treatments. Plantation shutters can increase your homes ‘value as they are a permanent fixture and reflect on the home appraisal as such. An astute appraiser should recognize the value of the hard fixtures and add them to your overall home value.
Rental properties can get an updated look by replacing old mini blinds with 2” faux-wood blinds. The material cost has changed over time with increased demand for aluminum in modern production methods driving up the price point of aluminum mini blinds. The price point for 2” Faux Wood (plastic) window treatments with aluminum head-rail and metal working parts. Replacement of old aluminum mini blinds with 2”
The price point for 2” Faux Wood (plastic) window treatments with aluminum head-rail and metal working parts. Replacement of old aluminum mini blinds with 2” Fauxwoods and switching out hard to operate vertical blinds with Hatteras Tab Drapes are cost efficient ways to spice up a local property.