Who Needs Window Treatments? You Do and Here’s Why!

Hardwood floor kitchen with geometric patterned Designer Roller Shades

If you are like me, you may not have had any idea how specialized and big window treatment industries can be.  There are so many options of style, fabric, product choice, function, and operation, it’s almost insane.  Before starting this job in June, I had NO IDEA what all went in to window treatments, and why customized ones would be such a big deal.  After all, aren’t they basically just to “dress up” your home and give it a finished look??  THINK AGAIN…there are so many more benefits of window treatments for you and your space, that after reading them below, you can be sure you will be picking up the phone to dial Ambiance Design.


Neighbors peeking in living room triple window

A big concern of homeowners living among close knit houses or along the street is PRIVACY.  “Home Sweet Home” should be a place where your feel comfortable and secure, not worrying about the neighbors peering in through the window panes.  Bathrooms and Bedrooms are most important to have that ultimate privacy which cannot be accomplished without window treatments!

Light Control

Couple trying to watch television with a big sun glare

Sun glares on the TV ruining your favorite show, blinded by the light at the kitchen table, or waking up to the early rising sun are all common irritations and annoyances caused by untreated windows.  The solution: window treatments.

UV Protection

harsh UV rays shining through windows on furniture and flooring

If your windows are not treated, you may be surprised at how overtime your rug, couch, or hardwood floor has faded drastically.  It’s a slow, gradual, silent but deadly process.  Your favorite chair or polished hardwood will be diminished and dull, leaving you disappointed and wishing you would have invested in quality, customized Hunter Douglas window treatments.



Energy Efficiency

man sitting at table overwhelmed reading energy bills

Are you continually surprised by your energy bills with the changing seasons?  Keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer with energy efficient window treatments, such as the Hunter Douglas Duette Honeycomb shades, which trap the air in their honeycomb structure, thus cutting back on your bills!  Who doesn’t like to save money?

Raises Home Value

Sold sign for REMAX Real Estate

You never know what the future holds, and your current house just might not be your forever home.  Job changes, growing families, and downsizing are all possibilities that could lead to you moving.  Window treatments, especially the higher end ones like Hunter Douglas Pirouette Window Shadings, or Silhouette Window Shadings, raise the value of your home and increase your chances of a faster sell!  It’s a win-win!

Check out this book from one of our designer friends Lori Fischer of ReThink Home Interiors

Sell Your House in 72 Hours

Style and Decor

white Hunter Douglas plantation shutters on living room double window

And yes, to my original, naive thought, window treatments do “dress up” your home, completing the look and feel of your space and complimenting your design style.  But as you can see, they do so much more!

So, if you are reading this and still do not have your windows treated, then what are you waiting for?  There’s no reason NOT to have them!  Visit our website, give us a call, and set up an appointment with a design consultant for you to pick out the right products for your home!



Also, read these related blog posts to help you out a little more:

Easy as One, Two, Three: 3 Things to Do Before Stopping In

How Do I Choose?