The importance of sleep is often overlooked and pushed aside. On the go with no time to lose, we pack our days full: Work – Meetings – Errands – Family Obligations – Repeat. Studies have shown that 35% of Americans get less than the daily recommended hours of sleep each night, leading to chronic sleep deprivation with an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke. A lack of sleep prevents your brain from fully preparing for the next day, and you might just rub people the wrong way with frequent mood swings and irritability. So, why am I telling you all this? Because while you may not be able to change your schedule or lighten the load of your day, you can make one minor change with a BIG impact. The solution: Hunter Douglas Blackout Shades!
Hunter Douglas Blackout Shades: Key Features
The sun piercing through your windows and lighting up your face at the crack of dawn may not be your preferred way to wake up in the morning. All Hunter Douglas window treatments offer some degree of light control; however, there are some that provide more benefits than others. The Hunter Douglas blackout shades give you maximum light-blocking qualities by minimizing light-gaps, route holes, and seams through various features. Read these key features below with our recommended products!
Wood Blinds – de-Lite™ Feature
Available on Hunter Douglas Parkland Wood Blinds and Modern Precious Metals Aluminum Blinds, the de-Lite™ feature is a routless design option that blocks light by eliminating cord holes, while creating a sleek and finished look.
Honeycomb Shades – Duette LightLock™ System
Hunter Douglas recently introduced the LightLock System for the Duette Honeycomb Shades. Specifically designed with unique U-shaped side channels, the LightLock system has rows of micro-ridges that absorb or deflect practically all incoming light, offering you incomparable darkness in your space!
Two Shades in One – Room Darkening Duolite® Liner
Room-darkening liners are another great option to block unwanted light from seeping into your space. This liner is sewn directly into the front fabric, and some options enable it to operate independently as a second shade! Both the Alustra Woven Textures Roman and Roller shades are available with this liner, coming in a wide range of colors to compliment your space.
Hunter Douglas has also introduced Duolite for a few of their products including the Silhouette Window Shading and Vignette Modern Roman Shade. Essentially two shades in one, the Duolite liner is an independent room-darkening roller shade placed directly behind the standard front shade, which you can operate separately and set to any position you desire throughout the day.
Rise and Shine with PowerView Motorization
Perhaps you do prefer to wake up peacefully with the sun rather than the abrupt and harsh sounds of your alarm. Hunter Douglas motorized window treatments allow you to do just that by setting your window shadings to automatically open at your preferred scheduled time, be it 7, 8, or even 9 am (we won’t judge). The PowerView App enables you to have complete control of your lighting in your bedroom as well as the other window treatments throughout your home. Trying to get your little kids to sleep at 7:30 pm on a mid-summer night? Set the shades in the nursery to automatically close at that time to create the perfect atmosphere for sleep. Nearly all of Hunter Douglas’s window treatments are available with PowerView Motorization for your convenience! Check out some additional features and benefits PowerView offers you!
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No matter what your specific needs or concerns are, we can help provide the perfect window treatment solution for you in your home. We would love to sit down with you in our showroom to explore all of the options available to you to fit your style and budget. Give us a call today! 267.898.0200
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