Heritance hardwood shutters are crafted for maximum strength and durability using Truemill dovetail joinery and finished with any of Hunter Douglas’ 100 Integra paint and stain finishes. A vast selection of frame choices, specialty shapes, configuration options and louver sizes gives you one of the largest selections in the industry.
Specialty Shapes & Design Options
- Circles, Ovals, Hexagons, Octagons
- Bay and Corner Windows
- Sliding Glass Doors
- French Doors
Roller blinds or Roman blinds in bright bold colours are set to increase in popularity throughout this year, in part due to the unpredictable economy. Adding some home decor is an easy way to add some cheerfulness to your home. As blinds are one of the least expensive soft furnishings you can buy, purchasing some in bright colours could well make an impact on your home without blowing your budget.
The simple style of the wooden blind continues to be popular. Rustic is a new buzzword in interior designing and is one that again comes into focus with wooden blinds, bringing with it both style and comfort.
Any interior has the potential to work with wooden blinds making them a simple fit in any room. You can choose from dark and light tones, as well as painted options or even a distressed finish to bring a touch of subtle class to your property.
Rising fuel prices mean we’re all looking for ways to reduce our household bills. With this in mind, and to keep our homes still looking stylish, choose from fully lined roman blinds and curtains, to help keep draughts at bay and pleated blinds for the conservatory. These will help stop the heat from escaping during the winter months and keep the temperature down in the summer for year-round comfort.
Hunter Douglas’s Reveal blinds feature MagnaView, a revolutionary patented design that creates twice the view-through of ordinary blinds. Tilted closed, it resembles a regular blind. When tilted open, slats nest together to provide maximum access to natural lighting and your outside view. Available in 1″ & 2″ premium 8-guage slats.
These blinds are made from aluminum.
Featuring the Signature S-Vane, Silhouette window shadings are available with an advanced version of Hunter Douglas’ cordless LiteRise system that now allows vanes to be manually operated. This eliminates the need for operating cords of any kind, rendering Silouette with LiteRise the ultimate choice for child and pet safety.
Making the green grade means different things to different people. At Hunter Douglas, one of their green standards is energy conservation. In 1985, Hunter Douglas invented the highly energy-efficient Duette honeycomb shades in response to the energy crisis of the late 1970s. More recently, they’ve introduced the Duette Architella Collection, which offer superior energy efficiency thanks to their patented honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb construction.
Beach is the newest casual style. It suits a casual lifestyle and features design elements such as bare floors with area rugs and mismatched furniture with slipcovers and incorporates a color palette of soft neutrals of white, yellow and sand. The windows showcase a range of styles and materials, from shutters and Natural Elements™ blinds to Vignette Modern Roman Shades, Country Woods® Genuine Wood blinds and Designer Roller Shades. The best part? You don’t have to live at the beach to enjoy this look!
The trend of larger windows in today’s new homes is becoming more popular because homeowners are looking to illuminate their homes with natural light. Thanks to improved insulation, consumers can enjoy this eco-friendly option as well as energy efficiency. When it comes to versatile window treatments for larger windows, consider Hunter Douglas’ new Vignette® Traversed™ with Vertiglide™ Modern Roman Shades. This elegant treatment offers a vertical solution for expansive windows and doors while providing a perfect balance of sunlight and energy efficiency.
Add classic pleated style to your windows with traditional 1″ Pleated Shades. Choose EvenPleat® Pleated Shades for shades with a back-ladder support guaranteed to keep pleats evenly spaced and prevent sagging, or choose FashionPleat® Pleated Shades for the same great pleated style without the back-ladder design for a more economical alternative.
- Standard cord control features a cordlock that securely holds shade in place at any position.
- Aluminum headrail and steel bottomrail color-coordinated to fabric.
- Color-coordinated lift cords and components.
Graber Tradewinds® Natural Shades are inspired by the earth’s natural elements. Constructed from renewable resources, including bamboo, jute and grasses, our new collection of Roman Shade styles, Sliding Panels and Woven Natural Drapes are designed to bring a unique, coordinated style to your home.
Green Properties of Graber Natural Shades
- Natural Shades with liners block up to 100% of UV rays when the shade is completely lowered. This lengthens the life of furniture, carpet and furnishings, saving landfill space.
- The fabrics used in the woven wood fabrics are stained using a boiling process. Stained materials are then air-dried, saving energy.
Eco-Friendly Raw Materials
- The fabrics offered in our Natural Shades program are natural; many are classified as a renewable resource, such as bamboo, rattan reed, grass and jute.
- All of the components of this product are 100% recyclable, including the natural fibers and wood headrail made from sustainable wood. Plastic components in Natural Shades contain up to 10% pre-consumer recycled material.
- Corrugated cardboard is used to package all products and is 100% recyclable. The cardboard itself contains 35 to 40% recycled content. The angle board used to reinforce the cardboard is 100% recyclable, and contains 80% post-consumer recycled material and 20% pre-consumer recycled material. Poly tubes, EPS pads, parts tub and bubble wrap used in packaging are also 100% recyclable.
- Custom box cutting machines are used to cut each box to the exact size of the blind. This process eliminates wasted cardboard, packing materials and shipping energy.
Yesterday, we talked about a few window treatment options that are expected to gain interest in the year of 2012. The following are a few more that are also expected to see a rise in popularity:
Automation: As technology advances at an ever increasing rate, window treatments have been left behind. However they are starting to catch up. Automated systems make opening and closing blinds and curtains effortless for older people. These systems can be operated either by remote control or computers. Some even let you put the blinds on a timer so that they ‘know’ when to open and close.
Dual Roller Blinds: Carrying on the green theme, dual roller blinds offer improved insulation over standard roller blinds, though not so much as cellular shades. The main advantage of dual rollers is that they allow you to have a black out blind and a more conventional blind in one. Allowing you to shade the room during the day and block out light at night.
Trims: In keeping with economic worries, window treatments are likely to be simpler in 2012 without the impressive patterns that would have featured five years ago. To replace these patterns expect subtle trims and edging to allow window coverings to appear sophisticated without being extravagant.