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Blinds, child safety, Shades, Window Treatments

Custom Blinds and Shades in Los Angeles

November 14, 2017

For over 40 years, Danmer has been known as one of the finest Custom Shutter manufacturers in the Los Angeles area, however, did you know that Danmer offers a wide selections of custom shades and blinds?

Hunter Douglas Cellular Shades for the Living Room. High windows, odd shaped windows.

Hunter Douglas Cellular Duette Architella Shades for the Living Room.

If you are shopping for Los Angeles blinds or Los Angeles shades, you may have discovered that there are a large variety of options to choose from. There are many companies in the Los Angeles area that manufacturer custom blinds and shades, however, they don’t all offer the same quality and provide the same level of customer service that we do here at Danmer.

Parkland Classics with Literise - Sold wood stained blinds in a child's bedroom.

Parkland Classics with Literise – Sold wood stained blinds in a child’s bedroom.

We offer a different kind of buying experience; one that is personal and customized to your needs. We meet with you and go over all of our beautiful options for custom blinds and shades that are available in the Los Angeles area.

Selecting custom shades or custom blinds is a personal and important experience.  You might be looking for a specific design style or you might want to block out light while still maintaining a fabulous view.  Danmer has hundreds of fabric options, styles and motorized options to choose from. It is our goal to work with you and help you determine the best custom window treatments that complement your personal style, needs and decor.

Los Angeles Blinds - Free In Home Design Consultation

Los Angeles Blinds – Free In Home Design Consultation

Whether you are interested in window blinds, motorized window blinds, shades for your windows, or roman shades, our team of professionals will be happy to provide you with a free in-home consultation to help you measure and select one of our many quality products that will meet your window blind needs and match your interior. We take child safety very seriously, so if that is your concern, we will show you all of our motorized blinds with remote and wireless technology. If custom shades are your preference, we will show you all of our products can be customized with cordless operation and innovative lifting systems designed with child safety, convenience and beauty in mind.

Window coverings can enhance the beauty, functionality and energy efficiency of any space in your home. While adding privacy in bedrooms is a top priority, window coverings can also protect your home and possessions from harmful ultraviolet rays and help lower utility costs by blocking out sun or cold.

Many places selling custom blinds or shades in Los Angeles basically carry the prefabricated kind. Even if they do offer a home consultation, there is often a charge, and there is no guarantee that you aren’t getting a prefabricated variety that was just taken out of the package.

When you shop with Danmer, we bring our showroom right to your home so you can get a better feel for what would look great in your home and fit perfectly. Since we manufacture all of our products in the USA, we will provide you with a professional installation expert to install your custom blinds or custom shades to your complete satisfaction.

Give us a call today at  (800) 684-3434 or book your appointment online. We are here to provide you with the finest custom window coverings and the fastest turnaround time in the industry. Take advantage of our special financing offers and our Season of Style Savings Event!

Designer Spotlight, Draperies, Home Decor

Designer Spotlight: Michael McKendree

October 18, 2017

October Designer of the Month

Michael Mckendree - October Designer of the Month for Danmer

Get to know our October designer of the month, Michael McKendree! Michael and his partner of 37 years, live in Palm Springs, Ca. They moved from the San Francisco Bay area 8 years ago, mostly to slow down a bit. Over the span of his career as an Interior Designer, Michael has been very lucky to work with some great clients and projects such as: a 20,000sq ft mansion in Saratoga for Arnold Swartzennegger and Developer Robert Emami. He has also decorated and hosted a fundraiser for Palin and McCain, which featured design inspiration such as old world French with 35ft curtains, the budget was over the top coming in at over 80K and also featured fine threads by Italy’s Etro. While working on this project, Michael was also consulting on Kid G’s penthouse at the new Millennium Tower in San Francisco this projected included a zebra rug in his kitchen! Then he worked for Michael Chiarello Napa Style Stores in Marin, which featured hay on the floor.  He also helped design showrooms at the San Francisco and Denver Design Centers for modern kitchen cabs and appliances, and has also worked for Clarence House and Ralph Lauren.

Michael’s mom was an interior designer and he missed a lot of time from school as he was always working with her, thus he attended 5 different high schools and 3 colleges! Michael stays fit and maintains an active lifestyle, at one point he was really good at tennis and fencing. At 15, he even had a stint as a professional ice skater, which seemed “to keep me fit and looking good and on the track to health and fitness”.

“Life is to be enjoyed not endured”

Designer of the Month Michael

Michael’s son Eddie loves the Palm Springs weather!

View from My Backyard

View from My Backyard


Style and Design Trends

What Inspires You: New clients inspire me and when they are willing to be brave, try new ideas and listen to my ideas. I love to fight back and fourth with couples over design ideas, it means they are serious!

What’s a recent design trend you’re loving or following. Any one can spend a million to make a place look good, but try to spend less and make it look like a million is talent

Custom Shutters in the living room!Blinds, Shades or Shutters… what is your preference? I like the shutters crowd. They are very aware and in touch young and old. The product is great because it adds a lot of value to the clients lifestyle in many ways. Having said that, I love Hunter Douglas Duettes and Roller Shades.


 

Michael serves the Palm Springs area. If you’re interested in a Free In-Home Design Consultation, call (800) 684-3434 to schedule an appointment with Michael and take advantage of our Buy One, Get One 50% OFF on all window coverings or other special promotions!

child safety, Custom Shutters, Draperies, Motorized, Shutters, Thermalite, Window Treatments

Kid Safe Window Coverings

October 10, 2017

Kids Safe Window Treatments


October is National Window Covering Safety Month!!

Did you know that window coverings can be a beautiful but hidden danger that many parents may overlook. Children are susceptible to injuries and even deaths by cords from some window coverings. Kid safe window coverings come in a variety of beautiful fashions that pose no risk to your family. The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are urging consumers to check their window coverings for exposed or dangling cords which can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children.

Window Cord Safety – What to Look For…
Children and window covering cords don’t mix. When cords are accessible to small children, these seemingly harmless products may become strangulation hazards. This is especially important with older window coverings that may not meet the latest national standard for window cord safety.

If you have corded window coverings and can’t replace them with today’s safer products, check for the follow hazards:

  • Move all cribs, beds, furniture and toys away from windows and window cords, preferably to another wall.
  • Make sure that tasseled pull cords are as short as possible.
  • Continuous-loop cords on draperies and vertical blinds should be permanently anchored to the floor or wall.
  • Keep all window cords well out of the reach of children. Eliminate any dangling cords.
  • Check that cord stops are properly installed and adjusted to limit the movement of inner lift cords.

What does it mean when window covering boxes say “child safe” on them?

  • This means the product complies with the WCMA/ANSI (Window Coverings Manufacturers Association) standard.

If a product complies with the WCMA/ANSI safety standard does that mean its safe?

  • Not entirely! This safety standard is developed and written by the manufactures. Long operational or pull cords, accessible inner cords and faulty tension devices all comply with the most current 2014 WCMA/ANSI safety standard.

How can I tell if a window covering is safe for children?

  • If the window covering has no accessible cords, front and back, it is safe.

If at all possible, use only cordless window coverings in homes where infants and young children are present.

From shutters to retractable lift cords to wand controls and even motorized operating systems, Danmer offers a wide array of child proof, 100% non-toxic materials and finishes with our shutters and other window covering options.  This ensures safety with no harmful toxic effects, cords or other hazzards. To learn more, download our Child Safety Brochure or contact us for an In Home Design Consultation and learn more about our child safety blind and shade options. For the month of October, Danmer is offering FREE Upgrades making your blinds and shades Kid-Safe and Cordless.

Draperies, Home Decor, Window Treatments

Custom Window Draperies

September 28, 2017
Custom Window Draperies
Custom Draperies

Danmer is pleased to announce a new exciting way to decorate your windows with Custom Window Draperies. Our new Simplicity By Design program offers a vast selection of custom window drapery products and accessories for your home.  These products include: Draperies, Panels, Valences, Roman Shades, Cornices and even decorative pillows.

Custom DraperiesWhether you want a time tested classic look or something completely new from our latest drapery collection, you are sure to find the perfect window treatment for your home with Danmer.

Fabric Selection

2017 New FabricsEach year, Danmer will introduce two new fabric collections comprised of fabrics sourced from around the world that feature on-trend designs, textures and colors, the 2017 Fall Collection is sure to suit today’s home interiors.

Blackout Lining

Blackout Lining FabricsWhen additional light control is need, you can add a blackout lining to your fabric. This greatly reduces the amount of light that will come into a room.

Cornices and Valances

Simplicity By Design CorniceValances can work as a perfect treatment for your window. Combine them with roman shades or our drapery panels for a sophisticated look that reflects your design and home décor.


Contact a Danmer Designer today to schedule an In-Home Design Consultation. We bring the showroom to you and will show you all our Custom Window Drapery products and how together we can create quality, hand crafted personal window treatments for your home.
Designer Spotlight, Home Decor, Shutters, Window Shutters

Designer Spotlight: Gabriela Whiting

September 13, 2017

September Designer of the Month

Gabriela Whiting

Gabriela (Gabby) is from Argentina and attended Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.  Gabby is Bilingual (Spanish and English) and completed her Design and Home Improvement education training in 2016.  She has over four years of professional industry experience, which includes working with clients to create custom window covering solutions and custom closets and pantry interiors. Her design philosophy is about creating elegant solutions for clients – that create a moment of delight in their home.

“Home is an ongoing story of a person.”


Style and Design Trends

Favorite Decorating Tip: Design should create space that is functional, beautiful and You!

What Inspires You: When I do a presentation and the client gets so exited about it. I love it!

What’s a recent design trend you’re loving or following. To turn any window in a stunning focal point. No matter if it is a shades, blinds, drapes, or shutters.

Blinds, Shades or Shutters… what is your preference? I prefer what is more cost effective and more efficient, simply to the client at the present time. However, I would say I love to sell Shutters and more shutters! Amazing product with a wonderful warranty.


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Gabby serves San Bernardino county and The Inland Empire. However, she also travels to other counties such Riverside, Los Angeles, and sometimes Orange County. If you’re interested in a Free In-Home Design Consultation, call (800) 684-3434 to schedule an appointment with Gabriela and take advantage of our Buy One, Get One 50% OFF on all window coverings!

Blinds, Motorized, Shades

Intelligent Window Coverings That Simplify Your Life

August 30, 2017
Vignette® PowerView® Motorization

Motorized window treatments from Danmer allow you to tilt, open and close your blinds or shades with just the push of a button or with a tap of your smartphone. These remote controlled custom window coverings are the ultimate in convenience, style and upgrade your home décor. And they are perfect for hard to reach windows, odd shaped windows and for the home with small children or pets.

Danmer’s custom motorized blinds and shades from Hunter Douglas are available in an incredible range of sophisticated styles, vibrant colors, textured fabrics and technology solutions.

Vignette® PowerView® MotorizationSmart Motorized Blinds By Hunter Douglas

Program your window treatments in any room to raise, lower and traverse on their own with easy motorized operating systems. You can use a remote control or even activate them wirelessly when you’re not at home. If you’re running late in the evening, you can close the shades remotely while you’re gone for more safety and privacy. Or for best energy efficiency and UV protection of your carpet and furnishings, you can ask your blinds to move when you know the most direct sun will be hitting your windows throughout the day, blocking the harmful and hot rays. You can do all of this wirelessly.

When at home, for hard-to-reach areas, you can use a remote for easy open and close of your blinds or shades. Open your beautiful living room shades from top or bottom (or somewhere in between), set up bathroom shades with retractable cords, and use cordless systems in bedrooms keeping a minimalist look and increasing child and pet safety. Our guaranteed for life Hunter Douglas window shades offer the following motorized features to choose from:

PowerView® Motorization

remote controlled blindsControl your Hunter Douglas window treatments from your smartphone, tablet, or a remote control with this innovative new wireless operating system. Just program PowerView to move your window treatments to the exact position you want and then control and schedule them using the intuitive PowerView App on your smartphone or tablet.

The PowerView system can be operated via the PowerView App or via two different types of Pebble controls—a Pebble Remote Control or a Pebble Scene Controller.

Pebble Remote ControllerThe PowerView Pebble Remote Control offers a modern alternative to a traditional remote control, allowing you to pre-set and easily operate up to six different groupings of window treatments—either individually or together—with just a press of a button.

The PowerView Pebble Scene Controller features an advanced display screen that lets you conveniently preview and select room scenes—different combinations of shades and shade positions—that you previously programmed using the PowerView App. Ergonomically designed and beautiful to look at, the PowerView Pebble is available in seven stylish colors to enhance any décor.

surface-remoteYou can also wall mount a PowerView Remote or Scene Controller using the PowerViewSurface Remote, available in three on-trend colors.

Finally, PowerView Motorization technology integrated with other sophisticated whole-home automation systems. Synchronize your ‘Scenes’ to automatically activate in coordination with your other smart home devices such as Nest, Logitech and others.

Powerview Motorized system is available on these premier products: Duette®, Silhouette®, Pirouette®, Luminette®, Vignette® and Skyline®

Hunter Douglas Smart ShadesSmart Shades Savings Event
July 1 through September 11, 2017

Purchase Select Hunter Douglas Window Treatments with PowerView® Motorization & Receive Rebates of $150 or More. Click here to learn more or call us at 800-684-3434 to schedule your FREE In-Home Design Consultation.

Custom Shutters, Shutters, Window Shutters, Window Treatments

Use Shutters Custom Made to Control Light in Your Bedroom

August 22, 2017
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It never fails, the one morning all week that you get to actually sleep in an extra hour, the sun is perky and peeking through your window. If you have cheap blinds or curtains, there is no way to block all the rays out so you either have a glare directly in your face or bouncing off your mirror. Even if you have no glare, your room is probably too bright to sleep and the room temperature is likely too warm to be comfortable. Sleeping in wouldn’t be a problem if you had custom window treatments such as custom shutters.

Having Shutters Custom Made is Good for Your Health

Our custom shutters fit right in with many interior design themes and come in a range of custom colors and stains to match your home décor goals. They are easy to open, easy to clean, durable, and look great from the outside as well.

Wider louvers provide the best view outside while giving you optimal light control and privacy in your home. When closed, the shutters provide complete privacy and block out sunlight and heat offering temperature control.

To learn more about Danmer Custom Window Coverings and how they can help you get a better nights rest, give us a call at 888-326-6378 or click here to schedule your Free In Home Design Consultation.

Thermalite

Thermalite Shutters Buying Guide: What to Look for in Synthetic Shutters

August 15, 2017
Thermalite shutters

If you’re looking to improve and upgrade the window coverings in your home, synthetic shutters are an excellent option. Synthetic shutters are stylish, durable and a great value. However, not all synthetic shutters are created equal. While most of them look similar, if you do your research you’ll find that some options are a much better value than others. Find out why Thermalite Shutters are the best choice for custom shutters.

Materials and Construction

When buying new shutters, it is important to choose high quality materials. Vinyl shutters, for example may warp and bend in high temperatures and they are not strong enough to cover larger windows. Some companies sell synthetic shutters with hollow louvers that are not as durable or they say the louvers are “solid” but really they are filled with wood chips and toxic glue. Instead look for true solid louvers and hardware made from a synthetic material that is harder than vinyl.

Thermalite Shutters are made from a solid, polymer material that is water resistant and flame retardant. You won’t ever have to worry about warping or bending. You can trust that the patented Duraglide™ Louver Tension System and premium tilt rod hardware will not crack or break after repeated uses. This high quality material is designed to last.

Insulation

Another reason to consider the materials and construction of the shutters is because of its ability to insulate the home. Solid, synthetic louvers insulate very well and can save your family lots of money on home energy costs. With better insulation you won’t have to run your heater and air conditioner as often. In fact, Thermalite Shutters insulate up to three times better than wood and can lower your energy bills by up to 35%.

Made in the U.S.A

When making home improvements, many homeowners know how important it is to choose products that are made in the U.S.A. American-made products are typically higher quality and you’ll feel good knowing that you’re supporting American jobs. However, many companies say their products are “made in the U.S.A.” but really they are only assembled here using foreign parts. Before making a decision, find out the truth. Thermalite Shutters are always manufactured in the USA from American parts, and have been for over 35 years.

Impact on the Environment

Synthetic shutters are a green choice because no natural resources are used in the manufacturing. Danmer takes this one step further with Thermalite Shutters Insulating System.  These shutters are made from a non-toxic, 100% synthetic material that is completely recyclable. In fact, all materials used in the manufacturing lifecyle are recycled. Danmer’s paints are also environmentally safe with very low VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and their solid design makes them energy efficient.

Available Warranty

Before making an investment in new shutters, ask about the available warranty. Many companies will slash the prices on their products but not make any guarantees about the quality. What good is it to save money upfront, only to have to replace the shutters a few years later due to faulty installation or low quality materials? You won’t have to worry about this when you buy from Danmer. Thermalite Shutters are covered by a comprehensive warranty that guarantees the shutters will not crack, warp or peel – ever. They also come with a 10-year warranty on the painted finish, a 25-year warranty on workmanship and labor, and a lifetime warranty on all moving parts, including the louver tension system. This warranty is also fully transferable if you ever decide to sell your home.

Blinds, Designer Spotlight, Shades, Shutters, Thermalite

Designer Spotlight: Simone Vianna

August 8, 2017

Meet Simone Vianna – August Designer of the month.

Danmer Interior Designer

Simone is from Brazil and got her Interior Design degree at the American River College. She has over 17 years of professional industry experience and her design philosophy is to work with clients to create a functional and comfortable look to their home. To her, less is more and you can do so much more with custom window coverings!

Why have one chandelier when you can have two (Candice Olson)


Style and Design Trends

What Inspires You: When I get to explain how amazing Danmer Thermalite product is. It’s Energy efficient, non-toxic and water resistant. Thermalite insulates more than three times greater than wood.

What’s a recent design trend you’re loving or following. I’m really into the new trends with Wallpaper, it’s back in a big way.

Blinds, Shades or Shutters… what is your preference? Shutters for best insulation (such as our Thermalite Faux Wood Shutters), shades for softness, blinds for places where you can not have shutters!


Roller Shades

Simone serves the Sacramento area, if you’re interested in a Free In-Home Design Consultation, call (800) 684-3434 to schedule an appointment with Simone!

Home Decor, Home Shutters, Patio Doors, Plantation Shutters, Shutters, Window Shutters, Wood Shutters

Can You Use Shutters on Patio Doors?

August 1, 2017
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Many homeowners like the look of interior shutters, but they aren’t sure if shutters can be installed on patio doors. The answer is: yes! In fact, custom shutters and window coverings from Danmer can be installed on any door or window, no matter what size.

Benefits of Shutters on Patio Doors

Installing shutters on your patio doors is a great investment and brings along with it many benefits from attractive interior design to making the home more comfortable.

Décor – Complete the look of any room or entryway with beautiful shutters. They can match the color of the interior walls and door frame or select a bold, accent color for a dramatic look. Shutters look stylish and inviting in any home.

Privacy – It’s not always preferable to have someone walk up to your patio and be able to see right into your home. Shutters can be closed completely so that no one is able to see through them, providing privacy when you want it.

Blocks Light – Not only can you keep people from looking in, you can also keep light from peering in. Shutters fit tightly and block almost all light from coming in.

Noise Reduction – Shutters also block out unwanted noise. Whether you live near a busy street, school or business, installing stutters on doors and windows can make a big difference.

Choosing Custom Shutters for Patio Doors

While it can be easy to install shutters on patio doors, it may not be easy to find them premade at your local hardware store. Most doors are narrower and longer than typical premade shutters so it is best to have them custom made. Custom shutters will match the door and the look of your home perfectly.


Don’t let your doors feel left out. Install custom-made interior shutters on patio doors, front doors and windows. Danmer Custom Shutters can help you design practical, affordable, and stylish shutters for your home. Call us at (800) 684-3434 for a FREE Design & Quote or book your appointment online and take advantage of our Buy One, Get One 50% Off on all window coverings!

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