Calgary Windows | The ideal window treatment should do more than preserve and protect your space against temperature fluctuations, privacy concerns and UV damage. It should also enhance your space – camouflaging weaknesses, accentuating strengths and underscoring the overall design aesthetic. The design team at Renovations by Hearth and Home is expert at helping you with window treatments that combine form and function. Here are just a few examples of our work.
A perennial favorite, draperies frame a window – adding color and/or texture. The most popular draperies continue to be ripplefolds (like below) and 6” to 8” pleated styles. This client’s stationary panels skim (and hide) some of the windows’ casings. The “wow factors” come from the fabric’s arabesque repeat and the hardware’s satin nickel/crystal mix. The overall height of these panels is designed to draw the eye up and out to the fabulous backyard view.
If you’re looking for operational draperies, consider how to draw them (e.g., remote control, hardwire, manual) and line them (e.g., regular, black-out).
The ever-popular cellular (a.k.a. honeycomb) shade continues to re-invent itself to remain relevant. Today’s iteration is clean and contemporary, featuring as much as a 4” louvre, luxurious fabrics and unique textures. It offers plenty of energy efficiency, light control and sound absorption. Here, our clients were looking to maximize their view, while minimizing privacy concerns. This top-down/bottom-up treatment provides the best of both worlds.
Dating back to Roman times, these shades continue evolving to include the latest fabrics, textures and operating systems (e.g., motorized, top-down/bottom-up). They provide a tailored look with either soft (i.e., rounded) or flat 4” to 8” (or larger) folds that stack crisply when raised. They can be fabricated using both a sheer or light-filtering fabric and a room darkening fabric on a single roller to achieve ideal levels of light and privacy. In this client’s guest room, we installed flat-fold shades with contrast banding that – when open – act as decorative valences to top the French door and flanking windows.
Reprising their role as a window treatment favorite, shutters are now fabricated in UV-resistant materials that combat warping, cracking, fading, chipping, peeling and discoloring – regardless of heat or moisture. Like other popular options, shutters now feature larger (e.g., 4.5”) louvres. They also feature concealed tilt bars for unobstructed views, as well as motorized control for easy operation. Our clients’ kitchen and eating area shutters echo the elegance of their newly renovated kitchen. Beyond the aesthetic, they offer the light and heat control required for this West-facing space.
Integrated Vertical Blinds
While inside- and outside-mounted vertical blinds are waning in popularity, between-the-glass blinds and shades remain a viable option. That’s because they guard against dust, dirt and damage. Not only do they offer a variety of colors, they feature cordless and motorized operation for ease-of-use. Our clients love these integrated miniblinds. They’re both beautiful and maintenance-free in a single treatment.
Did you know…
The design team at Renovations by Hearth and Home sources the best window treatments for every space. Because we deal directly with manufacturers for blinds, shades and shutters and with showrooms and workrooms for fabricating draperies, you can rest assured we’ll treat your windows right.