Getting Started

Hunter Douglas - Designer Roller Shades with Standard Clutch
Hunter Douglas Style: Designer Roller Shades with Standard Clutch

Window coverings are not an option! Every home has to have window coverings. If you don’t purchase them before you move in, you will have to purchase window coverings and will usually do so within 30 days of move-in. It’s important to be aware of the many advantages of purchasing window coverings before you move in to your new home or when remodeling your home.

Window coverings bring immediate privacy and a sense of security.

Questions to ask yourself

  • What activities are going to be done in this room?
    • Keeping these activities in mind will help you determine the answers to the following questions.
  • What are my privacy and light control needs?
    • You will want to consider how much privacy you desire in each room.  For example, you may not need the same amount of privacy for a dining room as you may need for a bedroom. You then want to consider how much light control is needed. Do you want the capacity to filter or completely block out the sunlight? 
    • Window treatments come in varying degrees of opacity.  There are many products in sheer, semi-opaque and opaque fabrics and materials.  Light and privacy can be easily managed, and virtually eliminated, if desired. Additionally, if you want the capability to adjust light, privacy and a view, blinds offer amazing versatility.  Any product with a louver can redirect light and completely change the complexion of a room simply by rotating or tilting the louvers.
    • Hunter Douglas - Vertical Solutions Select Vertical Blinds
      Hunter Douglas
      Style: Vertical Solutions Select Vertical Blinds
    • You should also consider that sunlight can cause many interior finishes to fade.  You will definitely want to protect your cherry cabinetry and hardwood floor from damaging UV rays as soon as possible with window coverings.
    • Window coverings will protect the floor coverings and cabinetry from harmful ultra violet light.
    • Window coverings provide privacy that you may forget about until you move in and are exposed! Window coverings also provide security while the home may be vacant prior to renting.