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Role of Windows in Modern Architecture

Posted: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 | Filed under: modern window treatments, Skylight Shades, Solar Shades
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Modern ArchitectureCharacterized by light-filled interiors, clear views of structural elements, and clean and simple interiors, modern architecture continues to influence home design.  While contemporary architecture refers to home designs that relate to the present time, modern architecture is a specific movement whose early roots date to the turn of the 20th century.  Architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright influenced later pioneers of the style including Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius, who founded the Bauhaus.  Modern architecture became popular during the mid-century and continues to be used for residential, institutional, and corporate buildings today.
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Window Covering Trends for Bathrooms and Indoor Spas

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Bathroom Spa WindowsWhile the weather is no longer ideal for outdoor spa usage, many homeowners will be relaxing in the comfort of their luxury bathroom spa or simply treating themselves to well-deserved soak in a designer tub.  Bathrooms require a high level of privacy and also come with their own unique challenges due to their floorplans as well as the shape and size of their windows. Read more »

The Benefits of Motorized Skylight Shades

Posted: Saturday, March 1st, 2014 | Filed under: motorized window treatments, Skylight Shades, window shading
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Motorized window treatments

So you’ve just bought a new house that has beautiful skylights that fill your favorite rooms with natural light.  Or, you’ve just finished a breathtaking addition to your home that infused your love of design with your love of nature, and now you are the proud owner of a beautiful room capped by skylights that bring the outdoors into your perfect indoor space.  The question before you now is, how to control that light and heat that comes into your new room so that you can create the ambiance that you want for day and night, all four seasons of the year.  For that, you may find that after researching the best shades for your skylight, motorized skylight shades are the answer.   Read more »

Will Skylights Increase my House Value?

Posted: Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 | Filed under: Shading systems, Skylight Shades, Skylights
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Skylights; Do they add value or diminish it?

When deciding on what design changes you want to make to your house, your own preferences lead the way.  However, you may also consider evaluating your preferences in design and decorating to be sure that they will add to your bottom line….should you ever sell your home.  When you are going to invest money into home improvements, wouldn’t it be ideal to maximize how much value those projects will one day add to the worth of your home?  Yes! Read more »

Skylight Design Tips

Posted: Monday, August 5th, 2013 | Filed under: Shading systems, Skylight Shades, Skylights
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Bringing the Great Outdoors, Indoors

Bringing the Great Outdoors, Indoors

Natural light is the most flattering, and bringing elements of nature into the home is a timeless design option for any homeowner starting work on home improvement construction.  Whether you are looking to upgrade or completely change a bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, or hallway, skylights are one of the best ways to bring the great outdoors indoors.  They allow you to gaze at the sky through every season of the year, and every hour of the day, a never ending overhead portrait of blues, whites, grays, purples, and even oranges and reds. Read more »