Mortorized Window Treatment App for IPhone, IPad,Wilmington, N.C.

A  definition for the word technology is “the practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area.” One practical application of knowledge is in the area of motorized window treatments. The advancement in technology has helped motorized window treatments to become an affordable necessity and a smart addition to your Wilmington, N.C. home or place of business. The benefits is using motorized window treatments include the ease and convenience of opening and closing the window treatment with out ever leaving your chair. The ability to control natural light and provide privacy when needed. Motorized window treatments are a smart choice for hard to reach windows, such as skylights, cathedral windows, and windows in unique locations. Using...

Luxurious and Elegant Drapery, Wilmington, N.C.

Luxury spending is on the rise with purchases being made for travel, automobiles, and home decor. Dana Beck, consumer analyst comments, “Americans are staying home to save money, but they want to be comfortable. They want the best, yet want a deal. ” What has become an affordable yet luxurious way to add elegance and comfort to your home is by selecting window treatments that provide both.  Custom designed drapery in luxurious fabrics provides both elements and is a smart choice when adding that final touch to your home decor. Custom designed drapery is generally made by hand to your exact design. You choose the fabric, style and accessories that will enhance your home decor. Even though custom designed drapes are pricey, they fit and look better and...

Home Sweet Home, Wilmington, N.C.

Even though the  recent recession has impacted the housing market, houses here in Wilmington, N.C. and across the country continue to be built, bought, and sold.   Statistics show that many buyers today are looking for smaller, modest, homes with spacious and modern floor plans. Homes with rooms that serve a multitude of purposes, walk in closets, and well designed laundry rooms are defining the new home sweet home. The homeowner of today is interested in quality workmanship and products that are designed to save money and give their home that personal touch. With the goal of saving money and being environmentally active, many buyers are interested in having a” green home”or one that is built with the latest in energy efficient products. Homes that...

Honeycomb Shades Are A Sweet Choice For Your Home, Wilmington, NC

The honeycomb of the honeybee has been admired and wondered about from ancient times on. According to Greek Mythology the skillful craftsman, Daedalus was said to  manufacture the first man made honeycomb 3000 years ago. The design of honeycomb structures are varied, but the common feature of these structures is an “array of hollow cells formed between thin vertical walls.” Cellular or honeycomb shades which were introduced in 1985 are one product that has benefited from this amazing geometric design. Honeycomb shades have a unique pleated construction resembling the honeycomb of a beehive which is an important energy saving feature. The design of this shade traps an insulating layer of air in the space created within each cell which helps to keep...

Prepare Properly With Hurricane Shutters, Wilmington, NC

Hurricane season has started and will last until the end of November. This is a cause of concern for many here in Wilmington, NC and surrounding communities. Hurricanes, tropical storms, and extreme weather, create much damage to public and private property each year. Even though Irene was the only hurricane in 2011 that made land fall in this area, there was a total of 19 storms that caused serious problems along the Atlantic coast last year.  Here are a few tips to help families prepare properly for the 2012 hurricane season. It  is important to have a family emergency plan. Take time to prepare supply kits with the appropriate amount of water, food, and medical supplies. Renew and update insurance policies and make sure you are covered for flood damage. In...

Dress Up Your Home with Window Awnings, Wilmington, NC

“Oh my, this amazing cool breeze is coming through my window and the sun is shining through, I’m Happy” (Liv Tyler). This is a thought many of us may have on that perfect spring day as the sun gently filters through the windows of our home. However as the warmer months of summer and the colder months of winter arrive, we may want and need more protection from the outdoor elements. Installing window awnings  can provide energy efficient protection while adding distinctive curb appeal. There are a few things to consider before choosing the window awnings that are best suited for your home.  The direction the windows face is an important consideration when selecting awnings that give your home the best protection. For example; on windows that...