Your windows can be fashion forward and eco-friendly too!

Isn’t it nice when you can look great AND feel great too?  As Earth Day approaches, we have a few ideas for your windows that can keep your home feeling comfortable and looking beautiful with a smaller eco-footprint to boot!

  • Maintain your home’s temperature – If replacing your old windows just isn’t in the budget this year, you’ll be shocked at what a well planned window treatment can do for your energy bill.  One great (and beautiful) option are for managing your electricity bill are Roman shades.  These shades look great in a variety of colors and materials and are masters at keeping out the warm weather, helping you keep your home cool with less AC.  Need extra help keeping out the sun?  Our room darkening Roman Shades can’t be beat!
  • Let in the light! Feeling challenged by a dark room or hallway? Keep your overhead lighting and lamps off, while enjoying the sunshine to the fullest with window treatments that .  Plantation shutters are fantastic window treatments to open your home to all of the natural sunlight you can get.  At night, they close tightly to maintain your family’s privacy.
  • Sunglasses for your windowsSolar shades are the perfect window companion for a sunroom or bright patio.  They keep out the harmful UV rays, can lower your energy bill and help you keep your entire home livable during even the hottest and sunniest months.  Better yet, they will also reduce the glare on your television screen – so be sure to add them to your sunny media room!
  • Let your old window treatments go green too! – Have you recently replaced your window coverings and don’t know what to do with your old blinds or shades?  There are many fantastic nonprofits that build and renovate homes – and many local organizations that could use them in their offices, classrooms or housing.Search for the nearest Habitat for Humanity or other great community group and see if they can find a second life for your window treatments, even after you’ve sprung into Spring with your fresh window look.
 

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