When you’re selecting a window covering in Los Altos Hills, CA for each window in your home, you want to make the best possible choice for each window in each room. Different window coverings give you different features and that will factor into what you make as your final window covering choices.
New window coverings play an important part in defining the style, color scheme, and lighting in each room of your home. Choosing the right window covering can anchor the overall decorative scheme of your home or of each room in your home. Choosing just the right window covering may seem like a daunting task, but with the right consideration of the things that are important to know, you can be confident that you’ll be happy with the window coverings that you choose.
The first thing that you want to take into account in choosing window coverings is the room that they’ll be installed in and the windows that will be installed on. Each room in your home will have different needs.
For example, in some rooms you’ll want more privacy. Window blinds give you the ability to control privacy. You can either open window blinds completely or you can keep them closed and adjust the slats to allow light in or to complete obscure the view inside your home from outside.
In other rooms, you’ll want the ability to control how much light is allowed into the room, including being able to darken the room if someone is sleeping in it or you want to eliminate glare.
You may have rooms where you want full sunlight in at all times. A sunroom is a great example of this. Solar window shades work well and sunrooms because they eliminate the heat and glare of the sun while giving you a full view of the outside of your home. Solar window shades can also be installed on porches and patios outdoors, to be used as a place to entertain guests outside in a cooler environment.
The size of your windows is also a factor that you need to consider when buying window coverings. If you have a sliding glass door, double patio doors, or a large window, panel track window shades or vertical window blinds are an excellent choice. Hunter Douglas plantation window shutters also worked very well on large and tall windows. Their classic look complements any décor or color scheme you have in the room.
The next thing you need to consider is how your window coverings will factor into the lighting in your home. You will probably want different levels of light control in each room of your home. Cellular window shades do an excellent job of light control. They are made with the honeycomb design that has several different kinds of weaves to give you different levels of darkness. Blackout cellular window shades are perfect for bedrooms and for areas in the home where you want to prevent the sunlight’s glare. Top down/bottom up roman shades work well in home offices, because you can adjust them based on the time of day for the best lighting possible.
Make the functionality of window coverings the priority. Cordless window coverings are highly recommended for homes where there are small children or pets because they make your home safer. Cellular window shades provide excellent energy efficiency, so if you’re looking for lower energy costs these are a good solution.
Finally, use the existing elements in your home such as flooring, window trim, and the furniture in each room to find the style of window covering that you like best with those.
If you’d like to learn more about choosing window coverings in Los Altos Hills, CA, you can speak with our experienced staff at Windows & Beyond, Inc. You can come to our showroom at 4020 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303, or you can call us at (650) 938-8822 for a free in-home estimate.