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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.

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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 softeness, blinds for places where you can not have shutters!


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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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How to Choose the Best Custom Window Shutters for Your Home

July 25, 2017
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How to Choose the Best Custom Window Shutters
So you’re committed to improve your home and you’ve decided to purchase new window shutters. Where do you begin? Danmer Custom Shutters strongly suggests you use these 8 important questions to help guide you through your shutter shopping experience.

Are the shutters custom made for me?
Make sure your shutters are hand-crafted to your exact speficications, including color, finish and size to ensure your shutters fit your window flawlessly and match your décor. Danmer’s genuine custom shutters are made from the ground up to fit your size and shape of window, and made to match your décor…no exceptions!

How to Choose Between Wood and Poly or Faux-Wood Shutters?
There will always be homeowners who insist on wood shutters. But one alternative you should ask for is Thermalite™ Shutters. Unlike wood shutters, Thermalite will NEVER peel, crack, warp, burn, or discolor. They don’t lose tension so they work perfectly for many years. And the water-based finish insures safety with no harmful toxic effects.

How Fast Can I Get My Shutters?
Danmer is the shutter manufacturer, right here in California. This gives us the ability to install your custom shutters faster than anyone else in the industry. Many companies only assemble parts manufactured overseas, which can take weeks to arrive. Danmer shutters can be installed in as little as 3 days from your measuring appointment+.

Are You Fully Licensed and Insured?
The Contractors State License Board regulates California contractors, while investigating over 20,000 complaints each year. Ask any shutter company about their installers: Will the person who installs your shutters be licensed, bonded, insured, factory trained and certified? Do they have a minimum 10 year track record installing shutters? Danmer’s license is #574304 and we’ve NEVER had a complaint filed gainst our installers with the CSLB.

What’s The Right Shutters For My Home Environment?
The Thermalite™ Shutter Insulating System was created to reduce energy consumption in your home, insulating your windows up to 3x better than wood shutters, keeping your house warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Thermalite is made of a non-toxic material that’s flame retardant, water resistant,and produces very low VOCs.

Why Is Made in USA Important?
Danmer Custom Window Shutters are manufactured and assembled right here in the USA. We believe that investing in your home is an investment in rebuilding America. Other companies will also claim that their products are made in the USA, but in reality many are only assembled in the USA from foreign manufactured parts. Danmer shutters are produced here in the USA using safe and reliable materials.

Why Is 24/7 Customer Service Important?
Make sure to ask if the shutter company provides customer service 7 days a week, 24 hours a day to address any questions that may arise. Also ask your shutter company if they provide their customers with online order status, so you can see your from start to finish.

Why Is The Warranty Important?
Here’s what to look for in the fine print: insist on a custom window shutter warranty that’s actually transferable to the NEXT homeowner. A transferable warranty is desirable because it will likely increase the resale value of your home. Trust a company that will give you a copy of the warranty; that’s the Danmer Difference. Custom Window Shutters have gone through a remarkable transformation in the last few decades, with product and service options that you ought to know about before you make a shutter decision. You shouldn’t have to jump through hoops to get your shutter company to tell you about the full range of options available. You deserve straight answers in a timely manner so that you can make the best shutter choice for you and your family.

Please visit www.danmer.com or if you would like to speak to a specialist, please call us at 888-326-6378 and enjoy our Buy One, Get One 50% off. Good luck!

Designer Spotlight, Green Initiatives, Home Decor, Home Shutters, Plantation Shutters, Shades, Shutters, Thermalite, Window Shutters, Window Treatments, Wood Shutters

Designer Spotlight: Melissa Gardner

July 11, 2017

Melissa Gardner
Meet Melissa Gardner, a professional window designer at Danmer Custom Window Coverings. Melissa has over 16 years of professional industry experience and likes to blend the traditional with the contemporary, the new with the old.  She enjoys working with clients to create a custom look for their home.

Melissa’s’s unique design talent and business experience (she owned a successful marketing company for 14 yrs before transitioning to design) have allowed her the opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients and home owners through her career.


Style and Design Trends

What’s a recent design trend you’re loving or following. New design trends that I like are the use of Gray colors.

Blinds, Shades or Shutters… what is your preference?  I like and I love using textures on a window but my favorite to sell is always shutters they are a classic and will never go out of style.  Plus I love the energy efficiency of our shutters.

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Pet Friendly Focused Window Coverings

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Have fur babies at home? Melissa has some advice for you and your pets. When it comes to man’s best friend and your blinds or shades, the problem isn’t playfulness as much as curiosity. While cats like to lounge in windows and play with cords, dogs want to know what is going on in the world outside. Because of this, if you have pets at home, you need to consider your options. Window treatments are just an obstruction keeping your furry friends from a clear view of that squirrel, or the mailman, or whatever may be going on outside. Melissa can suggest the right options for you, weather it’s Cordless Blinds or top down/bottom up Honeycomb Shades or Custom Interior Shutters, your pets will be safe and you’ll have a piece of mind knowing that their aren’t dangers at home.

Melissa serves the Laguna Niguel and Newport Beach area, if you’re interested in a Free In-Home Design Consultation, call (888) 835-1571 to schedule an appointment. Click here to learn more about Melissa.

Window Treatments

Simple Window Treatment Tips for Large Windows

July 2, 2017
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Large windows provide lots of light and usually a nice view. Having nice, large windows can open up a room and make you feel like you’re more a part of nature but they can also be a pain to cover. Without proper window treatments you’ll have a severe lack of privacy and the blinding sun can shine in whenever it wants; whether you’re watching TV with a glare or suffering through a hot day that your big window is making even hotter. Follow these simple tips for choosing and utilizing window treatments for large windows.

1. Choose proper window treatments for large windows. Some window treatments are better than others when it comes to covering larger windows. Vertical blinds for example work well and are an affordable option. They can be closed completely to block unwanted sun or to provide a little privacy. Vertical blinds can also be tilted open slightly to allow indirect sunlight in or pulled open all the way to provide an unhindered view.

Shutters are also a popular option for large windows. Choose custom shutters that will fit the window perfectly no matter what size or shape it is. Shutters installed on all windows in the room create a distinctive look that you’ll love for years to come.

2. Select energy efficient window treatments. You lose a lot of air through windows, especially large ones. Installing a large window in the room can make it much more difficult to regulate the temperature inside the room, unless of course you select energy efficient window treatments. Danmer’s Thermalite shutters are specially designed to insulate three times better than Danmer also offers blinds and shades that can deflect unwanted sunlight and restrict air flow which will lower your energy costs and save you money month after month.

3. Choose the color and style carefully. You may love that bright color or deep, rich stain, but when you get it on your large window it may be too much. Larger windows are usually best covered with neutral colors that flow with the rest of the room. You can match the color of the walls or choose an off-white color. Either way make sure to complement the existing décor because your large window treatments will be taking up a lot of wall space.

4. Buy American. With the recent turmoil in the U.S. economy and the awareness of our jobs being sent overseas, many Americans are making it a priority to buy American and window treatments are no different. Look for the “Made in the U.S.A” label before you make an investment in new window coverings.

5. Trust Danmer for large window treatments. One of the best tips is to let a Danmer design specialist help you select the best window treatments for your home. Danmer will not only help you make the right choice, we will also do all of the measuring and then custom make your window coverings in our U.S.-based factory. You’ll have peace of mind knowing you’re working with a professional company that has been in business for over 35 years and offers a comprehensive warranty on all products.

Blinds, Custom Shutters, Home Decor, Shutters, Window Treatments

4 Tips for July During National Picnic Month

June 27, 2017

4th-of-july-2005-4-1547429Did you know that July is National Picnic Month, and just in case you’re throwing your own star spangled 4th of July shindig, here are 5 tips that will make sure your celebration is one for the ages!

  • Fashionalbly festive foods.  Add a decorative twist, like red and blue berries to cakes or presenting watermelon wedges on a stick to reinforce the colorful red-white-blue theme of the 4th.
  • Red, white, and beautiful drinks.  Click here for inspired 4th of July beverages – both cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks – that’ll keep your guests cool and all set for the day’s entertainment.
  • Declaration of entertainment.  What’s the best way to pass time between eating and fireworks?  Party games, of course!  There are tons of kid-friendly 4th of July activities available — from scavenger hunts to epic water balloon battles — to keep the family entertained until the main event.
  • Location, Location, Location.  Whether you’re watching this year’s free displays from your backyard, or you’re enjoying the brilliant spectacles in a park or other public environment, two things are certain: safety is important, and a good view is crucial!  Always research both aspects before choosing a spot for your picnic.

OK, so if you’re staying at home with your family or having some friends over, you can still often see lots of festivities and fireworks right out your windows.  Danmer’s custom shutters and window coverings, proudly made in assembled in the USA, are designed to frame your windows with style and elegance so that you can get a full view of the action when desired, and shut it out when you’re finished for the night (and any other night, for that matter).  

However you decide to celebrate, Danmer wishes your family a safe and happy 4th of July!  Call us anytime at (800) 684-3434 to learn more about our custom window coverings and set up your free in-home consultation.  

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