Earth Friendly Window Treatments, Wilmington, N.C.

Dictionary.com describes Eco-friendly as” literally meaning earth friendly or not harmful to the environment.” Eco- Friendly products also prevent contributions to air, water, and land pollution. The window treatment industry through the years has made great improvements in Eco-friendly and energy saving designs. Many types of window treatments can be obtained with organic or Eco-friendly materials that contribute to a safer environment in the home. Window treatments made out of natural fibers cut down on the amount of pollution in the interior of the home,which can benefit family members who may have allergies or sensitivities to some chemicals that may be in other fabrics. Many of the organic Eco-friendly materials are softer, durable, and include an...

Safety First Cordless Window Treatments, Wilmington, NC

The health of our children is important and requires more than just proper food, exercise and sleep, it also requires staying safe and secure. Recent studies have shown that every year children are injured or killed by unintentional accidents that happen in the home. Children fall victim to falls, burns, drownings and the number one cause suffocation. “The US Consumer Product Safety Commission identifies window coverings with cords as one of the five hidden hazards in the home. To prevent these tragedies from occurring and to maximize window cord safety when children are present it is important to follow these safety guidelines rec0mmended by the CPSC” * Move all furniture, cribs, beds, and climbable surfaces away from windows * Keep all window cords...

Bay Windows Dressed to Perfection, Wilmington, N.C.

Bay windows have a pretty shape and are delightful to look at from both inside and outside the house.  A bay or bow window may be rectangular, polygonal, or arch shaped and the number of windows in a bay can range from three, to six, to seven. Bay windows typically have a reputation of being difficult to treat, but in fact as long as each window within the bay is treated in a similar way, the result can be a perfect window treatment design for your Wilmington, NC home. There are several ways to dress this window shape keeping in mind simplicity is the best.  One way to unite the windows within a bay can be accomplished by hanging sheer draperies over the whole window area. A shallow bay window can be successfully dressed with a single drapery panel on either...

What’s New in Motorized Window Treatments?, Wilmington N.C.

With the improvement in technology, motorized or remote blind control systems have become the choice for many when installing window treatments in their Wilmington, N.C. home.  This is because motorized blind control systems are now more affordable, easy to use, and add value to your home. The motorized blind control system is designed to be used with a battery powered wireless remote control or a switch mounted on the wall that controls a motor that is within the window treatment. Motorized blind control systems can be used on nearly any type of window treatment, such as blinds, drapes, shades, and shutters. There are many features to think about when considering motorized systems. When using motorization, there are options such as remote control, wall switches,...

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...

Plantation Shutters A Wise Investment For Your Home, Wilmington, NC.

In these uncertain economic times homeowners here in Wilmington, NC want to invest their money wisely, spending money on items that will add value and saleability to their homes.  One of the most practical and profitable ways to accomplish this is by adding plantation shutters in your home. The term fine furniture has been used to describe this type of window treatment because plantation shutters give you the best value for your money, add elegance to any room, and like fine furniture have timeless appeal. There are some things to consider when selecting shutters. If quite a few homes in your area have shutters, those homes that do not have this type of window treatment may suffer in resale value. Many consider shutters a designer feature that will set your home...