4 Tips to Make Your Window Coverings Last Longer

Screen Shot 2015-11-18 at 10.34.20 PMYou’ll stay cozy and save money over the holidays if keep your window coverings functioning properly through the chilly winter months. Here are 4 handy tips to make sure your window treatments are treating you to the holiday cheer that you and your family deserve.

1:  Not all window covering materials are the same.  Cleaning shutters made of hardwoods may require a slightly different approach than cleaning synthetic materials.  Get to know your window treatment materials and then use and the cleaning solutions / methods recommended specifically for these products. Your coverings will last longer and they’ll stay looking great for the Holiday season!

2:  Dust.  Dusting your Shutters, Blinds or Shades regularly can help keep allergen build-up at bay and thus keeping you and your family sniffle-free during the changing seasonal temperatures. A simple feather duster can sometimes do the trick.

3:  Clean deeper when necessary.  Sometimes a regular household feather duster isn’t enough to clear debris or stains and buildup that your coverings may have picked up.  If that’s the case, you may need to wipe with a microfiber cloth or enlist the help of some good old-fashioned mild soap and water.

4:  When in doubt, ask!  If the information you’ve found in your research proves inconclusive and you’re not sure of the best way to maintain your window coverings, feel free to ask a window Covering Speciaist at Danmer ! Whether by phone, email, or live chat, our team of professionals is here to help you every step of the way. Visit us at www.danmer.com and let us know how we can assist you.

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Advice for Your Kitchen Makeover

Screen Shot 2015-10-19 at 11.14.33 AMSeeing your kitchen windows with brand new shutters for the first time can be a revelation! Who knew the kitchen could take on such a sophisticated look? Well, this is what happens when you invest the right amount of time and energy into your home improvement projects. In the midst of all the excitement to get your renovation done, however, many homeowners overlook one crucial detail that can significantly extend the life span of their new window coverings: the choice of materials for your shutters or blinds.

Your kitchen shutters, for example, must be able to withstand exposure to moisture from the sink , from cooking and from the dishwasher. Choosing shutters for your kitchen – or even a bathroom for that matter – that are made from solid hardwood may not be a wise choice. Over time, wood is guaranteed to warp, chip, peal and even discolor from the effects of water and moisture.

How to avoid this costly mistake? Make sure you get design help from a Window Covering Design Specialist through a FREE in-home consultation right at the beginning of your renovation project. Make sure your selections are a good balance of beauty and function. Chances are you’ll avoid premature wear and tear of your window coverings in the long run.

So EXACTLY what material should you choose for areas of your home that often contain higher amounts of heat and moisture? The answer is a synthetic material for shutters or blinds are your best choice. Genuine Thermalite shutters from Danmer are water resistant, flame retardant, and guaranteed to never crack peel or discolor, making them a perfect fit for kitchens and bathrooms. If you’re looking for a natural wood grain look, select a water resistant faux wood option that will bring elegance to your room, while holding up well in moisture and humidity.

Need more information? Give us a call at (800) 684-3434, or schedule your consultation online at danmer.com

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90212798755504129_yO7gG47l_fSometimes it can be difficult to just throw things away…especially if they were expensive to begin with. What’s the best solution to replace the old without feeling like you’ve missed out on its full potential? The answer is simple: Good old fashioned repurposing.

Imagine you’re remodeling your home and you’re replacing those old windows with newer, sturdier ones. Perhaps you’re having Danmer’s genuine American made Plantation Shutters designed and installed in your new windows. So what can you do with the original window materials that you’re replacing? Here are a few ideas:

Frames: Many window frames can be repainted and re-purposed as picture frames, or to frame artwork, certificates, or even mirrors!

Headboards: Even large/old windows can add an artistic flavor when displayed behind your bed… think old world decor!

Framed info boards: A good frame, sans glass, can contain a small bulletin board or dry erase board, while adding an essence of style and flair in your home office!

Art displays: Glass panes themselves can easily become works of art when coated with a little paint or other arts & crafts materials of your choice.

Room divider: The more windows you have to work with, the more you can do! The frames of multiple windows can be combined to make an interesting, edgy room divider. It’s sure to be a conversation starter!

Regardless of how you handle unused windows and frames, make sure the new ones are energy efficient, aesthetically pleasing, and made by American craftsman for exceptional quality! Visit Danmer’s website to learn more: http://danmer.com/

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Hunter Douglas Window Coverings for Your French Doors

There is a good chance that your French doors are one of the elements that sold you on your house. There is just something about them that makes a house become more welcoming. Of course, if you are like many others, finding window coverings for these doors you were so sold on has probably become a bit of a nightmare. You may have even given up!

We Have Window Coverings for Your French Doors

Although nearly any of the Hunter Douglas styles we carry here at Danmer can be fitted to your French doors, there are some that are a little more recommended over others. Keep in mind that window coverings that mount beyond the glass frame will require spacer blocks or extension brackets, for proper clearance. Your particular doors may also require a cutout for your door handles.

One of our design specialists can show you which styles will look and function best in your French doors, and take all the necessary measurements to ensure a perfect fit.

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Make Your Sunroom More Comfortable with Window Coverings

The whole purpose of a sunroom is to feel like you are outside without dealing with the bugs, right? Well, that and the fact that you can sit out there when it rains too! That being said, a sunroom can get hot incredibly fast, even on a mild day. In fact, it can become so hot that you don’t even want to sit out there, and certainly warmer than it would be if you sat outside and dealt with the bugs. Well, the simply solution is to simply add window coverings for light control.

Which Type of Window Coverings are Right for Your Sunroom?

Choosing window coverings for a sunroom is typically a lot harder than picking some for the rest of your home. Although there are a lot of styles to choose from, the two most important features is that they fit properly and that they provide superior light control.

Here at Danmer, we understand how important it is that these coverings complement your space and fit perfectly. Otherwise, you still have the bright and very hot sun shining through, which does nothing but make you even more frustrated that you wasted your money. For this reason, we provide a free consultation, so you can make sure that you get the right coverings for your space, and that the windows are measured properly to ensure a perfect fit.

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Contemporary Window Coverings for Your Home

An easy way to improve the look of your home is to update your aged and dated window treatments. Contemporary window coverings are much lighter than the heavy and dark curtains of the past. To update and brighten the rooms of your home try out different fabrics and colors. Window coverings like roman shades can be made from a variety of natural fibers that can bring a subtle element of nature into a room. Choosing the right window coverings is also about finding what works in terms of function as well as style. A room that gets direct sunlight for most of the day can quickly become hot or uncomfortable. Find window coverings that easily filter light rather than completely block it out to still make the most of the natural light. Some options are light wood blinds, cellular shades, or fabric roller shades.

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Enhance the Look of Your Home with the Right Window Coverings

Without window coverings, your home can appear bare, you lack privacy, and are unable to block out the sun when you choose. The right window coverings can enhance and complement your existing home décor, help to insulate your home, protect furnishings from fading due to the sun, and allow you to have privacy from the outside of your home when you so choose. When it comes to shopping for window coverings, there is a wide selection of options to choose from.

For a more traditional look, you can opt for white or wooden plantation shutters. To control the temperature of your home, lessen glare, and reduce fading, opt for solar control roller shades. For a soft glow in a room, cellular shades are beautiful, add privacy, add insulation and can add the privacy you desire. With so many window coverings options available, you are sure to find the right look for your home.

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How to Choose the Right Window Coverings for Each Room in Your Home

The one element of design and decorating that stumps many homeowners is choosing window coverings. Window coverings have two very important functions in any given room; light control and privacy. There is a third function and that is to add style to a room. Even if your window looks out onto a spectacular view, having a completely bare window can tarnish the rest of your design scheme and look tacky.

Types of Window Coverings

There is a wide selection of window coverings available for homeowners including plantation shutters, blinds, roller shades, curtains, and more. The specific purpose for the window covering, the size of the window, the décor of a room, and other factors will help you decide what type of window covering to choose. If you are still unsure of what window coverings to go with for your home, you can schedule a free design consultation with Danmer Custom Shutters.

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Custom Window Coverings

Many new homeowners are surprised when they begin to shop for window coverings that many of their windows are odd sizes or even shapes that premade window coverings just won’t work for. When you have very large windows, small windows, and uniquely shaped windows, you may not be able to purchase premade window coverings from a home goods or home improvement store without compromising on quality and style.

Having custom window coverings installed in your home can transform every room and are guaranteed to fit every size and shape window. At Danmer Custom Shutters you can have window coverings from custom hardwood shutters, synthetic shutters, roller shades, wooden blinds, and more custom made for your windows. All the window coverings and other products from Danmer are made of the highest quality materials and come with unmatched guarantees. Schedule a free in home design consultation today to find the right window coverings for your home.

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Functional Window Coverings

Window coverings can do much more than add style to a room; they also add function to make the room more comfortable. Solar Control Roller Shades are a popular window covering that helps control the temperature of the room with sun control fabric. These shades are great to lessen glare on a television screen and to protect interior fabrics and furniture from fading.

Cellular shades are another popular window coverings option as there are several options in fabrics. Create a soft, glowing light with light-filtering fabrics while still maintaining privacy for your home. Conversely, room darkening fabrics for your window coverings can provide extra insulation for the room you have them installed in.

Find window coverings to add function and style to any room in your house by visiting Danmer Custom Shutters. Danmer Custom Shutters offers a wide range of options for window coverings including Solar Control Roller Shades, Cellular Shades, as well as custom wooden shutters.

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