Sunday, July 6, 2014

Phoenix Window Treatments Offer the Widest Choice of Styles, Colors

"Shades Window shades are similar to curtains and drapes. Usually made of plastic or fabric, they are an affordable alternative that can easily be installed. Some variants use a special reflective fabric that helps reduce the heat build-up in a room Special Options Companies that install standard window treatments in Phoenix like Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions also offer special products like window films. Applied directly to a window, these special films can significantly reduce any heat gain (and UV penetration) inside the home, while also providing shatter-proof benefits that do not make it any easier for intruders trying to gain entry through the windows."

Friday, July 4, 2014

Consider Window Shades When Picking Window Coverings for Phoenix Homes

"Roller Shades Another option are roller shades for Phoenix houses. These are mounted at the top of the window, usually inside the molding or just outside it. Like roman shades, they lie flat when closed. To open it, all one has to do is tug on the bottom rail and the spring-loaded mechanism at the top drags it up automatically. They have two drawbacks: the constant tugging can result in the mechanism to break down, and getting it to the exact height you want needs some getting used to. Balloon Shades Similar to roman shades, balloon shades look pretty good as décor. This can have a dramatic effect especially when the fabric has a shiny texture like silk or lace. Gathered up at the top third of a window, these shades give the room a certain traditional flair. However, it is more decorative than functional and may require a bit more attention like straightening and fluffing. They are easy to make though, and some enterprising homeowners probably can sew their own without any tr

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Phoenix Blinds and Shutters Add Elegance and Charm to Home Interiors

"Another advantage of shutters is their decorative value. While exterior shutters make your home look attractive to outsiders, interior ones can charmingly complement any décor in your room. Shutters are impressive enough that they are considered as capital improvements by the IRS, making them tax-deductible for purposes of selling your home. This markedly increases the value of your house. Durability and ease of maintenance are another thing shutters are known for. Other window options like blinds or shades need a lot of care to ensure that they will last a long time. All excellent Phoenix wood shutters need to keep them clean is a damp cloth, since wooden shutters are naturally resistant to moisture, rot, and cracking. Some of them even have lifetime warranties, which is a bonus to homeowners should their shutters ever get damaged or need replacement."