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Highland Park Plaza Condo Window Treatments: Hunter Douglas Powerview Shades, Park Plaza Condominiums, Dallas

Highland Park Plaza Condo Window Treatments: Hunter Douglas Powerview Shades, Park Plaza Condominiums, Dallas

A Renowned Renovation is not complete without premiere window treatments by Hunter Douglas. Our team recently remodeled a Park Plaza condo in the Highland Park area of Dallas. During the day, natural light pours into this gorgeous mid-rise condo. With Hunter Douglas state-of-the-art, pre-programmed and automated shades, the exquisite balance of light and shade is easily achieved in every room.

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Renowned Renovation Interior Designer Melissa Blassingille chose Designer Screen Roller Shades Powerview Hunter Douglas Shades window treatments. This style has an inside mount and provide a clean modern look using the Hunter Douglas Ashton 10% Fabric Collection.

Additionally, there are specific areas throughout the home where countertops or fixtures were chosen by Melissa and the clients to create a more dramatic effect. These provide opportunities for interior decorating elements to stand out and make the overall look of the home elegant and temporary.

THE HUNTER-DOUGLAS DIFFERENCE 

One of the most alluring aspects of owning a condominium is having expansive windows, an abundance of natural light, potentially a balcony and hopefully some spectacular views. Ideally, window treatments bring out the best in all of these features—without being a challenge. 

Hunter Douglas has become a household name and cornered the market by providing a vast array of styles and colors for window treatments in an ever-evolving collection that is innovative and stunning. The difference of purchasing Hunter Douglas window treatments also includes professional installation and a lifetime guarantee. These are just a few reasons why Renowned Renovation works almost exclusively with Hunter Douglas to provide our clients high-quality designer screen shades. 

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POWERVIEW SHADES ARE ALL THE RAVE

Whether or not you’re a fan of gadgets, we think you will appreciate the technology that Hunter Douglas has combined with their window treatments. Powerview Shades takes at-home comfort to a whole new level by allowing clients to program the time of day that they want to let the exact amount of daylight or night into each room. 

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These battery-powered, remote-controlled, and smart device-operated shades are programmed to open and close while you’re home or away. This kind of precision technology is not only great for ease and comfort, it is also practical. By limiting daylight exposure inside your home during the warmest times of the day, clients can protect their floors, furniture and rugs from UV damage. 

INNOVATION IS BEHIND EVERY STYLE 

If something is outdated—Hunter Douglas will improve the design. Over time, advancements and enhancements have been made to the classics, while new concepts continue to be introduced. 

For example, Silhouette and Pirouette have sheers on either side so they can be seen through, making them softer and similar to mini-blinds. Basic operation is the same but they have improved the design. This is the solution for every homeowner who wants to bring more natural light in while also maintaining privacy.

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In the past, large windows were often shaded with either vertical hanging blinds or sliding drapery. Hunter Douglas has upgraded the material of the classic vertical blinds. This upgrade prevents the blinds from collecting as much dust as they did in the past and makes them easier to clean. 

Additionally, Hunter Douglas is developing a design to modernize window drapes so they are UV-protected, light-weight and room-darkening. 

Hunter Douglas is out there more than anyone else and they are always forging ahead. Committed to providing the style of window treatment that customers want, instead of determining what is no longer in style. With cutting-edge design, the quintessential styles continue to be customer favorites. 

SELECTING HUNTER DOUGLAS WINDOW TREATMENTS 

Picking out window treatments can be a difficult process. The options are endless. The Hunter Douglas showroom is designed to bring customers the same comfort and ease in selecting Hunter Douglas shades, as it is to use them. 

Ms. Blassingille says, “There are other providers that are more expensive, but ultimately Hunter Douglas has the best customer service for the client. I know people that have had Hunter Douglas for 20 years and have had them maintanenced at no cost.” 

First, Melissa works with the client to determine their needs per room. She is an expert in Hunter Douglas designs and enjoys helping clients narrow down their selection. Her guidance supports individuals who are unsure of what they are looking for. Ultimately, window treatments have an enormous impact on the feel and comfort of their home. Being supported in the process is what guarantees every buyer is completely satisfied with their final decision.  

AFTER STYLE COMES COLOR 

During the selection process, all the specific styles are reviewed. From Silhouette to Pirouette, Powerview, Solar & Roller Shades or Shutters, Room-Darkening and more. In the showroom all the styles can be demonstrated and considered.

After the style of window treatments are determined the color selection begins. Experts, like Melissa, work with the clients to pick colors based on the flooring, fabric, furniture and paint. There is an incredible amount of colors to choose from, however, the process doesn’t need to be difficult. Clients can choose neutral tones that blend well with a room to provide a more seamless effect. Alternatively, some people prefer contrast between the wall paint and shade color. This can add a design element to a room while the shades are open in the daytime. 

For example, a study or parlor that is fitted with dark leather furniture will be beautifully complemented by a rich color of Woven Wood Shades. In the evening, while the shades are drawn and warm lighting is set, this pairing will create a cozy effect perfect for reading. This is the difference and elegance the right window treatments can add to every room. Let Renowned Renovations help you find your perfect match. 

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How to Pick the Right Window Blinds

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The hardest thing about getting new Window Treatments for your home is knowing how to pick the right style. Want the best? Talk to experts at Renowned Renovation first. They are the only Premier Hunter Douglas Dealer in the Dallas proper and Highland Park, TX.

When it comes to light-control, sheers and shadings are one approach, shutters and blinds are quite another. Sheers with soft folds offer a softer look, while designer roller and screen shades and can provide a more simplistic look while tailoring the fabric choice to your homes style.

Another factor to take into consideration is privacy. Then, we will factor in your personal aesthetic and offer design from sleek and contemporary, to rich and traditional. We will find whatever you desire. We have every style of window fashion, for every taste, every room, and every moment. 

Sheers and Shades are very popular, and they turn the harsh rays of the sun into soft ambient light. Hunter Douglas has beautiful light transforming products.

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Roman Shades are always a very stylish look; this kind of shade comes in soft, subtle fabrics and has several fold-styles to choose from. 

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Roller Shades offer a very simplified classic look that works in any room in your home. Roller Shades come with options from sheer to opaque, floral patterns and solid colors.

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Roller Shades These are ideal for wide window expanses and sliding glass doors

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Woven Wood create a warm natural backdrop in any room with light-filtering reeds, grasses, woods, or wood alternatives. 

Custom Shutters are a classic look, but they still have all the benefits of advanced modern-day materials and long-lasting finishes

Pleated shades are bold, come in modern patterns that add character to the crispy geometry of these styles, lending a contemporary look wherever they're used.

The secret to dressing windows artfully is to bring and control light into a room that beautifully blends lifestyle and functionality.

Renowned's window treatment experts will suggest the right products for you and every window in your house based on your goals. Your new windows will be professionally measured, and custom made just for you to control light, energy efficiency, and can be accessorized with motorized operating systems.

Renowned Renovation can make your home smarter, your days easier, and every room in your home more beautiful.

When it comes to light-control, sheers and shadings are one approach, shutters and blinds are quite another. Sheers with soft folds offer a softer look, while shades with crisp pleats have a more contemporary feel.

Another factor to take into consideration is privacy. Then, we will factor in your personal aesthetic and offer design from sleek and contemporary, to rich and traditional. We will find whatever you desire. We have every style of window fashion, for every taste, every room, and every moment. 

Your Renowned Window Treatment Expert will help you through the process of selecting the right product based on your goals.

Motorized Shades: A Popular and Perfect Solution for Home or Office Window Automation

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Did you know that windows can be up to 10 times less energy efficient than your walls?

That’s right!

This is also the reason they can be letting up to 30% of your air-conditioned or heated air exit your home. That’s a lot of wasted energy, as your HVAC system accounts for about 40% of your yearly electricity bills.

Now, consider that Texas homeowners pay a monthly average of $127 for electricity. This means your windows can be wasting up to $180 a year in heating and cooling dollars! Moreover, it is necessary to run regular maintenance for
residential electrical systems. Mandurah electrician services run
safety system checks to make sure you are living in a safe environment.

The good news is, innovative motorized shades for windows can help you avoid such wastage. They can help boost your windows’ energy efficiency. Furthermore, they’re pretty and much safer than conventional window shades.

Ready to learn more about what these window treatments for Dallas homes can bring to the table? Then let’s dive right into it!

Enjoy the Convenience and Smartness of Window Automation

Today, nine in 10 U.S. consumers now own some type of smart home device. But Google Home and Amazon Alexa aren’t the only things that can help make a home “smart”.

Motorized window treatments offer an affordable way to achieve this goal. These window automation products give you total control on when you want them open or shut. Whatever position you want your shades to be in, you can do that through an app in your mobile device.

They’re also an excellent solution to homes that have many windows. With a single tap of your smartphone, you can raise or close all the shades throughout your home. You also have separate control over each unit, so you can dictate which ones open or close.

Save Energy through Scheduled Movements of Your Window Treatment

Automated window treatments allow you to set them up to close during Dallas’ hottest times of the day. You can also automate them to completely open for a set amount of time during the day. If you forget to close the shades before leaving for work, you can remotely do so using its mobile app.

All these help you avoid running your HVAC unit with uncovered windows. You can even set your shades to close, say half an hour before your heater or cooler starts running. This way, your home will already have optimal indoor temperature as soon as you get back from work.

Cut Your Electric Bills by Still Giving You Enough Natural Light

Many elegant window treatment options come with vanes that you can tilt to let natural light in. This works great for both homes and offices, as they still diffuse light and provide privacy. But when you want to get more sunlight in, you simply have to adjust these vanes.

The more natural light you take advantage of, the lower your electricity bills will be. Once you’re done for the day, you can use the automated window app to completely shut the shades for you.

Save Heating and Cooling Dollars by Keeping Drafts at Bay

Air leaks, or drafts, can add between 10% to 20% to your electricity bills. Old or faulty windows are some of the common sources of these air leaks.

It’s best that you get new, energy-efficient window replacements for old windows. But you can also minimize drafts by installing motorized shades on your windows. Close your shades completely, and you can keep those chilly drafts from entering.

Cordless Shades for Increased Safety

Every day, at least two kids end up in U.S. emergency departments because of window blind cords. Many of them suffer from lacerations and bruises caused by cord entanglement. The worse possible outcome is strangulation.

If you have little children or pets, cordless window shades should be a must at home. Some of your best options are Hunter Douglas Pirouette window shadings. Not only are these cordless shades safer — you’ll also find them in hundreds of gorgeous fabrics!

Even if you don’t have kids or pets, you should still go with cordless shades for their convenience. Their cordless feature also makes them easier to clean and maintain.

Greater Privacy and Security

In 2017, there were 42,634 non-violent crimes (including burglaries) in Dallas, Texas. Granted, that’s over 2,000 fewer crimes than 2016, but that’s still a high number.

You can make your home less attractive to burglars by making it appear occupied. One way to do this is to change the positions of your window coverings every now and then throughout the day. With motorized window shades, you can do this even when you’re away from home.

Once you’re home, you can draw your shades shut to enjoy a high level of privacy. During the weekends, when you want to catch up on your sleep, you can set your shades to open at a later time.

Protection from the Sun’s Dangerous UV Rays

Within 15 minutes of direct exposure to the sun, its UV rays can already damage your skin. Glass windows don’t do much to block these UV rays.

The same types of damaging UV rays can also ruin your beautiful hardwood flooring. These rays can also make your carpet brittle and discolored. You can expect the same damage and reduced lifespan in furniture that gets a lot of sun exposure too.

Protect yourself (and your investments) by covering your windows with beautiful, light-blocking shades. Better yet, opt for motorization, so in case you ever forget to close them, you can do so remotely. This way, you don’t have to worry about your furniture getting too much sun if you’re away during the weekend.

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As you can see, motorized shades offer more benefits than traditional window treatments. The fact alone that they can help bring your electricity bills down should be enough reason to get them. Plus, they’re great curb value-boosters, which can help you sell your home faster in case you ever do.

Ready to explore your various automated window treatment options? If so, then please don’t hesitate to ask us for your free project estimates!

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Questions and Answers about Hunter Douglas: 

Lyla: What is the best window treatment on the market today?

Grant:  That’s a great question Lyla, There a lot of great window blinds, sheers, and shutter on the market, but my favorite are Hunter Douglas Window Fashions. That's why I became a Hunter Douglas retailer.


Lyla: Why exactly did you become a Hunter Douglas Dealer?

Grant:  To align Renowned Renovation with the premium, industry-leading window treatment brand. Hunter Douglas is synonymous with quality, craftsmanship and superior customer service.

Hunter Douglas Window Blinds, Shades, Shutters & Sheers are all designed and assembled in the U.S. and are built-to-size, with many options, fabrics, and colors to choose from


Lyla: What do you sell that is manufactured by Hunter Douglas?

Grant:  Custom Window Blinds, Shades, Shutters & Sheers.

Hunter Douglas has premier window treatments to enhance any home—turning everyday living into a luxury, sensory experience. They have the best options to create the right lighting, mood, ambiance while at the same time providing homeowners with privacy, security, energy-savings,  safety, smart-home automation options plus a lifetime limited warranty.


Lyla: What is your favorite Window Treatment?

Grant:  My favorite is the innovative Pirouette® Window Shadings. They feature soft horizontal fabric vanes attached to a single sheer backing. This allows for enhanced views to the outside while maintaining privacy and the full beauty of the fabric on the inside.

Pirouette® Window Shadings have a bold and modern look and feel. They come with several options in the operating system including Powerview Motorization

Pirouette shadings feature softly contoured fabric vanes that magically open and close to giving you complete control over the desired degree of light filtration and privacy.

Pirouette Vanes can be flattened for complete privacy or opened to any position to let in light and provide a view to the outside.

Pirouette® Window Shadings block up to 81% of harmful UV rays with the vanes open, and 99% with vanes closed to help protect your furnishings and extend their life.

Pirouette shadings are available with both semi-opaque and room-darkening fabric opacities, two vane sizes and a wide variety of colors to perfectly complement a  room’s color palette. So no matter what your style or décor, there’s a striking Pirouette design that will work for you.

And Pirouette shadings are designed and custom-crafted in the U.S. with the highest level of quality. Best of all, every window treatment from Hunter Douglas is covered by our lifetime limited warranty.


Lyla: How do Hunter Douglas provide light control and privacy?

Grant:  Hunter Douglas products offer a range of light control and privacy options with a broad selection of fabrics and materials, in a range of opacities from sheer to room darkening to opaque.

Translucent fabrics are specially engineered to diffuse harsh sunlight and draw it deeper into the room—dispersing the light to help illuminate your home naturally and reduce the need for artificial light.

Certain Hunter Douglas products feature innovative slats and vanes that allow you to deflect and redirect sunlight precisely where you want.


Lyla:  how are Hunter Douglas window treatments energy efficient?

Grant:  There are air pockets to minimize heat transfer at the window to help regulate interior temperatures across all seasons,

In winter months, heating escapes to the outdoors through your windows while in the summertime, the outside heat flows into your home through these same windows. With window treatments that provide insulation, you can reduce energy consumption, save on heating and cooling costs, and create a more comfortable atmosphere.

Lighting rooms with natural light rather than artificial light. We can draw natural light into a room with Hunter Douglas Window treatments that reduce the need for other types of lighting, thereby reducing energy use

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Lyla: Can you tell me a little bit more about smart-home shade automation?

Grant:  Hunter Douglas has a product called PowerView® Motorization. You can program PowerView to move your window treatments to the exact position you want and then control and schedule them using the Hunter DouglasPowerView App.

Or you can operate PowerView shades using the PowerView Pebble® Control. Voice activate your PowerView shades with Amazon Alexa, Siri on your Apple devices, or the Google Assistant.


Lyla: What is a Pebble Remote Control ?

Grant: The Pebble Remote Control is a remote control that allows you to preset and easily operate up to six different groupings of window treatments—individually or together—with just a press of a button.

Ergonomically designed and beautiful to look at, the Pebble is available in ten stylish colors to enhance any décor. The Pebble Scene Controller allows you to trigger your pre-programmed scenes on demand. Both are also available as Surface Controls that can be affixed to a wall.


Lyla: How many different options are there for fabrics and materials?

Grant: There are over 2,400 unique fabrics. Hunter Douglas has gorgeous fabrics superior energy efficiency, UV protection, privacy and light control.

Hunter Douglas uses a proprietary manufacturing process to make their custom fabrics. They have to meet strict quality controls in opacity, thickness, stiffness and shrink rates. It's why Hunter Douglas window treatments deliver unrivaled beauty, performance and long-term reliability.


Lyla: What are safety the options for Hunter Douglas Window Blinds, Shades, Shutters & Sheers.

Grant: We can install cordless operating systems that are pet- and child-friendly. There are cordless and motorized operating systems, retractable lift cords, cord tensioners, and wand controls, that offer a wide array of operating system options for enhanced child and pet safety.


Lyla: Do you have a showroom in Dallas?.

Grant: Yes, our showroom is located 4848 Lemmon, Highland Park in Dallas Texas.

We carry a wide selection of window coverings, including Hunter Douglas blinds, shades, and shutters. We also create custom draperies and offer a wide selection of fabrics. We invited anyone interested in updating their home to Come to our showroom where you can see working displays of our featured products, hand-picked by our staff.


Lyla: Do you offer free on-site in-home consultations?.

Grant: Yes, We offer free on-site consultations and estimates by appointment only.  appointments are easily set up by calling our 24-hour help desk on (877) 707-7606, visiting our website, or by sending an email to info@RrenownedRenovation.com

Renowned’s staff will custom tailor the perfect window treatments based on the owners style, light control, and privacy preferences, insulation, and child safety needs. Call call and setup an appointment.


Lyla: What is the cost for Hunter Douglas window treatments?.

Grant: We have options for all budgets, and we love to share creative ideas with our clients. Renowned Renovation staff are certified motorization experts, and are able to integrate motorized window treatments into clients' current home systems. All of our installers are in-house and highly trained professionals.


Lyla: Are there any online resources or brochures?

Grant: Absolutely. We have copies of “THE ART OF WINDOW DRESSING™. You can stop by our showroom and pick a copy up or you or you can go to RenownedWindowFashions.com and order a copy there.


Lyla: Thanks for all the information on window treatments and Hunter Douglas?

Grant:  My pleasure Lyla.  Thanks for the great questions

Inspiration Board: 9 Elegant Window Treatment Ideas for Your Next Home Project

Natural sunlight can benefit you in a lot of ways, including improving your sleep, warding off depression, keeping your physically healthy, and improving your mood.  It can also help you Get ready to sell your house quickly without any hassle.

But we don’t always want that sunlight glaring through our living rooms. 

That’s why window treatments are an important part of any household. But before you buy them you have to pick the right style, function, and color you want them to be. Have a magic transformation of your home with Shuttercraft.

Need some inspiration?

Make sure you take a look at these elegant window treatment ideas for your next home project.

1. Honeycomb Shades

Honeycomb shades, or cellular shades, are made of a soft, cloth-like material that’s pleated on both sides. These pleats face different directions, creating small, diamond-shaped cells. 

The cells are filled with air, which helps the blinds insulate your window. Because of this, honeycomb shades are a good choice for homes with single pane windows or poor insulation. 

These shades can also help you save money. 

How?

Since they insulate your windows, you won’t lose as much energy to the outside. That means your energy bill can go down. 

You can find honeycomb shades that are single cell, double cell, or even triple cell in some cases. 

2. Roller Shades 

Roller shades are simple, modern, and minimalistic. They can control the heat and light that gets through your windows without taking up too much space or making the window look bulky. 

Here’s how they work. 

Roller shades are mounted inside your window, rather than hanging on the wall above your window. The shades roll up around a tube at the top of the window. When you want to close the shades, you just pull the bottom down over the window. 

These shades also have an internal ratchet. This allows you to lock the blinds in place at different levels. 

3. Roman Shades

Roman shades are made of simple fabric (you can find them in almost any shade you prefer), but they don’t make your home look simple. 

Instead, roman shades give any room they’re in a more elegant feel. The pleats that form when you open the shades make your windows look longer. Professional mould cleaners will make sure no fungi or mould growth is present.

And color isn’t your only choice. 

You can also pick fabrics that have different textures. This adds an extra layer of dimension to your space. 

4. Soft Shades

Soft shades are like a mix between honeycomb shades and Roman shades. 

The construct of the shades is the same as honeycomb shades. The shades contain empty cells of air that provide a layer of insulation to your windows. 

But the outside of the shades is made with fabric. When you open them, they still have the classic folds of Roman shades. 

If you don’t like the look at honeycomb shades but want the extra insulation, you can choose soft shades instead. This will also allow you to choose fabric colors and textures normal honeycomb shades wouldn’t have. 

5. Woven Wood Shades 

Woven wood shades have a similar appearance to Roman shades as well. However, the offer a completely different aesthetic. 

These blinds are made from different types of wood, such as natural woods, grasses, reeds, or bamboo. Because of this, these blinds are made with 100% organic material. 

So how do they look like Roman shades?

When you open the shades, many woven wood shades will form pleats similar to the pleats in Roman shades. But it depends on the style. Some woven wood shades roll up rather than pleat. 

It’s important to remember these shades are made with thin woods and grasses. Although they will block both heat and light, they may not do it as well as fabric shades. 

6. Motorized Shades 

Motorized shades make a statement in any modern living space. They’re also more convenient than other types of window treatments for two main reasons. 

Number one: you can close the blinds without actually touching them. That means you can close them while sitting on the couch if the sun starts glaring off your TV. 

Number two: since motorized blinds don’t have any cords, they’re safer for young children and animals. You can enjoy beautiful window shades without all the baby proofing. 

7. Screen Shades

Screen shades are made of a thin, often see-through material. This allows you to still look through your windows while keeping the sun and heat out of your home. 

Here’s how it works. 

The screen shades filter the amount of light that gets into the house. While you can still see through the material, your home isn’t glowing with natural sunlight.

Screen shades also block UV rays from getting inside. This will keep the heat down and prevent glare from reflecting off your devices. 

But if privacy is a priority, these might not be the best shades for your living room, bedrooms, or kitchen. Consider hanging them in your patio or sunroom instead. 

Inspirational Window Treatment Ideas for Your Next Home Project 

The number one rule to remember when buying window treatments is to let in the light. 

Isn’t that the opposite of what you want? 

Not really. While you want your shades to block the light and provide you with privacy, you don’t want them to do this all the time. If you get bulky shades that don’t let in the natural light, you’ll be left with a gloomy home. Learn more from THAHeatingAirPlumbing.com

Still not sure what the best window treatment ideas will work for you?

Make sure you click here to take a look at some of our options. If you need some help deciding which one to choose, go ahead and give us a call!