Warming Winter Window Treatments
When winter comes, there’s no place in our homes we feel the cold more than through the windows. Old glass, gaps in the sealer, and inefficient window treatments all can let the heat out and the cold in. The right winter window treatment, however, can not only help make your home warmer when the temperatures drop, they can also add to your home’s interior design aesthetic since modern Hunter Douglas winter window treatments are designed to be beautiful and practical.
One of the best ways to keep warmth in and the cold out in the winter is with energy efficient winter window treatments. The right window covering can act as an insulating barrier over your windows helping to reduce energy loss through the glass. The Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shade is one of the most energy efficient shades from Hunter Douglas. Its proprietary cell within a cell design traps air in honeycomb shaped pockets providing the highest level of insulation, UV protections, and privacy.
Hunter Douglas plantation shutters are another great option for winter window treatments because their slatted design allows direct sunlight to enter the home even while still partially closed. This allows for the benefit of both privacy and the warming solar heat that direct sunlight provides. Hunter Douglas has three types of planation shutters each with unique features and benefits
- Heritance® Hardwood Shutters: traditional hardwood shutters that can be stained or painted in a rainbow of colors
- NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters: the marriage of traditional plantation shutter style with advanced modern materials that produces a shutter that is both durable and elegant
- Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters: shutters from a patented Polysatin material that is guaranteed to never warp, fade, chip or crack and is resilient enough to stand up to high humidity and moisture heavy environments.
Marry your Hunter Douglas planation shutters or Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades with drapery, side panels, or a valance to bring the warmth of fabric and its rich hues to your home’s interior space. Drapery can not only add drama to a window fashion, but it also adds another layer of insulation to a winter window treatment making the space look and feel warmer. This year as people seek reassurance and relaxation at home, warm and comforting hues like oranges and soft reds are trending.
For the ultimate winter window treatment upgrade to PowerView® Motorization, which works with most Hunter Douglas window shades, shutters and blinds. Automated shades are not only convenient and easy to use, but they also allow homeowners to harness the full money-saving benefits of energy efficient window treatments. PowerView® Motorization can be operated with a remote; a wall panel; by the PowerView® App on a smartphone or tablet; or integrated in to a smart-home system like RTI, or Crestron®.
Let the expert designers at Blind Builders show you how the right winter window treatment can warm your home this season. Visit Blind Builder’s showroom near Feasterville, Pennsylvania, or request a free in-home consultation today. Blind Builder serves both Bucks County and Montgomery County, covering Newtown, Yardley, Doylestown, and Warrington, PA.