Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency with Stylish Window Treatments

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Who says functionality and aesthetic appeal don’t blend well together? If you’re looking to spruce up your Philadelphia home while increasing energy efficiency, shopping for window treatments is a great place to start. When carefully selected and placed in ideal locations, these home accessories can reduce heat gain in the summer and drive down heat loss during the colder months.

Organic and Dual Shade Blinds

Window shades are among the most basic types of treatments, right up there with simple curtains, but one cannot deny how effective they are. When mounted as close to the glass as possible, it creates a sealed air space. You can also try to look for dual shades with high reflective surfaces on one side and heat absorbing on the other for a more effective way of managing natural light. Just remember to keep the warm side facing outside when it’s cold and inside during hotter seasons in Philadelphia.

Since you’re already taking the “green” route in decorating your home, why not take it one more step further by using shades made of organic materials. Some manufacturers make natural woven shades from bamboo and other similar woods. The lighter material of the blinds allows light in, without completely exposing you to onlookers outside. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2tbasbg

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Blinds and Window Treatment Design Company Opens New Store in Old City

Allure Window Treatments is proud to announce that we now have two stores serving the greater metropolitan area of Philadelphia and other surrounding areas. In addition to our showroom in Washington Ave, we have recently opened Hunter Douglas Gallery store in Old City last June 21st. As the premiere home automation and custom window design studio that creates and installs some of the best draperies, blinds, shutters and wallcovering, we believe that this recent development will only help us cater to our clientele’s specific needs.

 

Since being established by Roi Albo and Victor Agiv, our company’s goal has been to provide an unparalleled degree of service and top-of-the-line design excellence. This is what we hope to uphold with this latest addition of a new location

Visitors can expect the same level of quality workmanship and reliable products from our Old City store. By touring our new showroom, clients will get a better idea of the window fashions that are currently trending. Feel free to browse through the extensive displays of window treatments, motorized shades, sheers and more. Check out our vast libraries for sample fabric for custom treatments or large to-the-trade textile and wallcovering. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2tbaNL6

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Know the Different Types of Window Treatment to Make Better Choices

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Tying up all the different design elements in your interior is important in order to have a cohesive and aesthetically pleasing appeal. One of the components that you must not overlook despite it being a “minor” element are the window treatments.

Because windows are an important component of the house, helping in the insulation and improving the ambiance by allowing natural light in, it becomes important to pay a lot more attention to it too. Dressing your windows will improve the appearance of your interior. Knowing the different types available so you can make a proper choice should prove advantageous to you.

Different Curtain Panel Types

An important aspect of choosing curtains or drapes are the panel tops. There are different kinds to address different functions, so be mindful of which you choose. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2t1lBim

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The Benefits of Upgrading Home’s Window Treatment to Motorized Shades

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Home trends today are all about making it as smart as possible. From security to equipment, having smart devices in your kitchen is highly coveted because of the increase in property value the items could bring. You don’t have to look too far for you to get started on making your home smarter, though.

Motorized shades, for example, have been around for a while, and they are among the easiest smart devices to install in your home. It has a lot of other benefits, such as energy-saving. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider switching to motorized shades for your home.

Convenience

You know this all too well–the drudgery of having to get up from your spot just to adjust the blinds or draw the curtains. With motorized shades, you won’t have to do this anymore because you can easily control them all with one click of a button. This is going to be highly advantageous especially for those who have multiple big windows that need to be secured for privacy, especially at night. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2t18opP

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Factors to Consider When Shopping for Curtains to Spruce Up Your Home

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Curtains can make or break the entire look of your home. It’s a crucial element that sets the tone and atmosphere, as well as affects the comfort inside. With the range of options you have, it might be confusing to choose the best one for the kind of home you have. Since the curtains have to go together with the personality of your home and add spice to it, you need to consider several factors before buying.

Fabric

Curtains come in a variety of fabric. You can choose from lightweight cotton, brocades, and heavy velvets depending on the mood and theme you want your room to have. The material can also affect the amount of light streaming in. Heavier fabrics look good in traditional rooms. Sheer fabrics, on the other hand, suit Philadelphia homes with minimalistic décor. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2t1klf8

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Signs that You Need to Say Goodbye to Your Old, Worn-Out Window Blinds

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The average lifespan of window treatments is seven to eight years but homeowners may want to replace their blinds even before then. Otherwise, old and worn-out blinds in your Philadelphia home might become unsafe and unsightly. There are several signs that can tell you that it’s time to let your blinds rest and to get new ones.

Warped or Misshapen Slats

Heat and humidity can damage slats. For instance, faux wood blinds get warped due to too much heat while wood blinds might be damaged due to humidity. Pets and kids can also damage aluminum mini blinds, bending the slats. If many of the slats are misshapen, it’s time to get a replacement. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2t1tftb

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Homes Adapt to Philadelphia Climates with the Right Window Treatments

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For homeowners, curtains and drapes in Philadelphia are more than just window coverings that ensure privacy. These decorative additions actually reflect their personality and flair for style. Not only do these accents add aesthetic value to a space, but they also make a room more inviting and more comfortable to be in, as they soften the impact of harsh climates.

Several Options to Choose from

Trendy window treatments styles now move beyond the classical curtains and tapestries. Blinds are now available in aluminum or wood grain styles, which are more resilient than vinyl or laminates, and they won’t warp or peel when exposed to sunlight.

If you want to add a modern touch to your home’s design, you can install shades with different geometric patterns. You can even go tech savvy and have them automated. With just a push of a button, you can draw your drapes, shades, or blinds, to control the lighting in your room. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2t1dvXl

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