Treating Windows in a Vacation Home

Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization
Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization

Having a second home to enjoy time off is a dream for some people. If you are one of the lucky ones to have one (or if you’re planning to get one soon), you already know there’s a lot to think about for that property, from how to manage maintenance when you’re not there to whether you’ll rent it out. On top of that, there are the standard issues of how to set it up in the first place—including what sort of window treatments might be best. At Windows, Walls & More here in West Bloomfield, we can help you determine what will work best for your vacation home so that you can achieve your goals for the space. Read on to learn about some of the goals many vacation homeowners have.

How to Control Light

For windows that get a lot of direct sunlight (particularly the harsh afternoon sun), Silhouette® ClearView® Shadings can be the best option. They are made with S-shaped vanes between two layers of view-through sheer fabric and will beautifully diffuse light while preserving your view. If you go to your vacation home hoping to stay connected to your environment, these shades are for you.

Maybe You Want to Darken a Room

Getting a good night’s sleep is frequently high on the list of vacation must-haves, so being able achieve room darkening is often a goal for a second home. Duette® Cellular Shades are popular for this because they’re made with honeycomb construction that will diffuse light during the day and help darken the room at night. Plus, for full light-blocking, you can add the optional LightLock® feature, which helps prevent light from entering through the gaps.

What are the Aesthetics of the Room?

Many vacation homes are designed with aesthetics in mind, and that means that the window fashions must coordinate with that look. For example, to complement rustic sophistication, consider Silhouette® Sheer Shades for a layer of style, or for a minimalist look, think about Designer Roller Shades for their clean lines.

Consider Convenience

When they’re on vacation, many people want to enjoy the conveniences of life, whether that’s ensuring the second home has great internet or that it’s automated. PowerView® Motorization to your vacation home’s window fashions, you get convenience at its finest. Using the Pebble® remote or the app on your phone, you can control each treatment’s movement or preset a schedule based on anything from sunrise and sunset times to other favorite times of day. Plus, with PowerView you don’t have to mess with hard-to-reach treatments because the motorization will take care of it for you. And even better, you can have the treatments open and close even when you’re not at the house, giving the impression to would-be thieves that someone is there.

Vacation Home Window Treatments in West Bloomfield, Commerce Township MI Areas

Windows, Walls & More was established in 1977 and has become the leader in window treatments and window treatment motorization, as well as wallpaper, interior design and more. With a beautiful Hunter Douglas Gallery showroom in West Bloomfield, Windows, Walls & More serves West Bloomfield and the surrounding areas, including Franklin, Livonia, Birmingham, Farmington Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Commerce Township, Northville and Novi. Stop by our Hunter Douglas Gallery to see our many functional window covering displays. For more information, or to schedule your free in-store consultation, give us a call today at 248-661-3840.

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