Privacy and Window Fashions

Silhouette® A Deux™ Window Shadings

At Windows and More serving the Lake Ozark area, our customers have many features to understand when they begin to shop for new window treatments. When starting your search for new window treatments consider more than look and beauty. Other important features to keep in mind are:

  • level of privacy and security you prefer
  • whether you prefer a full or partial view to the outside

Not all window treatments offer the same level of privacy or options, so you need to understand the differences. When you begin your search or are ready to narrow your options, speak with one of our representatives to understand the features and benefits that will be most important to you.

Choices for Window Treatments

If you are looking for a window treatment that is stylish and provides the right amount of privacy, consider tilters. There are two types of tilters: blinds and shutters.

Blinds can be lifted, but for the most part, the slats are usually tilted open or closed, providing the right amount of light and privacy desired. They add a level of interest at the window and come in aluminum, wood, and vinyl, as well as a variety of paint stains and slat sizes. The blind collection includes wood, faux wood, and poly blinds and aluminum blinds.

Shutters, on the other hand, have louvers that can be tilted open or closed and panels that can be swung open for full view-through. Mostly, shutters are considered fine furniture for your windows and add value to your home. They are available in wood, faux wood and vinyl materials and in a variety of paints, stains, and louver sizes.

A second window treatment option is the lifter, or shade. Shades either raise or lower to provide full view-through to the outside or privacy. They come in the largest color palette available and in the full range of opacities, from light-filtering to blackout. Perfect for homes that may want blackout shades in the bedrooms, semi-opaque shades in the front room, and semi-sheer or sheer shades to filter light for the back of the house. Shade collection includes: the Honeycomb or Cellular Shades, Roman Shades, Woven Wood Shades, and Roller or Screen Shades.

What Window Treatment is Right for You?

Ask yourself these questions.

  • What room or rooms are you planning to hang your window treatments?
  • Does your room face a street, a backyard?
  • Are the window treatments for a bedroom?
  • A game room?
  • Where do you live?
  • Suburbs
  • Secluded or set-back home
  • Highrise
  • Community housing
  • Why are you covering your windows?
  • To block light? Filter light? or Both?
  • To insulate against cold and heat?
  • Are you concerned about child and pet safety?
  • When closed, do you want your window treatments to:
  • Keep the view outside
  • Filter light
  • Create a total blackout

Know that you know your preferences, you have options!

Privacy Is Not an Issue
Anything goes! This opens your selection to what appeals to your eye and décor. Maybe you are looking to add a little color or interest to the room or filter out harmful UV rays. Think about how much view you want and if you are interested in lifting or tilting. Honeycomb and screen shades are always great options because of the variety of opacity options. Wood blinds are another good choice because you can control the light by tilting the vanes and add riches to the window.

Semi-Privacy

Depending on where you live and what direction your windows face, semi-opaque honeycomb shades or woven woods may just be what you are looking for. For the front of the house, these window treatments help maintain light levels and ensure that people can’t see in. Wood blinds or screen shades may be other great options for the back of the house where view is more important, but you also want to control the amount of light coming in.

Complete Privacy

If you want total privacy, there is no better window treatment on the market today than honeycomb blackout shades. They truly block out 100% of the sun (remember to mount them on the outside or add drapery panels on each side if you want no light gap on the sides). Also woven woods or Roman shades with fabric liners would be other good options. If you want to tilt open, consider wood blinds with de-Light™ feature, which eliminate the rout holes, or custom shutters.

Treatments for Privacy in the Lake Ozark area

Windows & More proudly serves Lake Ozark, Osage Beach & Camden, Miller & Morgan counties, with a showroom in Osage Beach. Contact us for a window treatment consultation!

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Duette Honeycomb Shades in 2016

Duette®  Honeycomb Shades

Duette® Honeycomb Shades

If you are in the market for honeycomb shades, consider Hunter Douglas Duette Honeycomb Shades. They’re new and improved this year, and they can make a great addition to any room. If you’re interested in learning more, talk to a trained consultant at Windows & More in the Lake Ozark area. We’ll be happy to help. [Read more…]

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Roman Shades Can Look Good Both Inside and Out!

Roman shades just never go out of style. However, while many of our customers throughout the Lake Ozark area love the look of them from the inside, they don’t like look of the cords running on the back of the shade or the bulk of fabric at the top when the shades are raised. So Hunter Douglas created the innovative Vignette® Modern Roman Shades, which roll, stack, and traverse with no exposed rear cords, providing a clean appearance both inside and out. Take a look at the video below to learn more, and, if you’re interested in Roman shades with consistent folds and no exposed rear cords, stop by the Windows & More showroom in Osage Beach to see full-size displays of Vignette® Modern Roman shades.

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Architella Honeycomb Shades by Hunter Douglas

Architella Honeycomb ShadesMore and more, we have customers inquire about how their new window treatments can lead to increased energy efficiency. Our first product recommendation to these customers is almost always the Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades. There’s just nothing else like these honeycomb shades on the market. With a state-of-the-art honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design, Architella shades have the industry’s highest level of energy efficiency. In fact, studies have shown that these honeycomb shades can reduce energy loss by up to 50%!

Architella shades are available for every window application. Use them in skylights and specialty shaped windows for light control where you need it most. Pair Architella shades with draperies or use the stylish top-down-bottom-up system for a truly unique look. At Windows & More in Osage Beach, we can help you find the perfect balance of style and functionality with your Architella honeycomb shades. [Read more…]

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Silhouette Shades and Roller Shades Combined

Silhouette A DeuxWhat do you get when you combine Silhouette shades with roller shades? A-Deux! The latest innovation in window treatments from Hunter Douglas, the Silhouette® A Deux Window Shadings system combines a Silhouette shading in front with a room darkening roller shade in the back on a single headrail. You get the best of both worlds – the beauty of a light-filtering fabric shade and the room-darkening capabilities of a roller shade. Stop by our showroom in Osage Beach, serving the Lake Ozark are, for more information about this revolutionary system. [Read more…]

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Hunter Douglas Pleated Shades

Pleated shades are a single layer of fabric, pleated horizontally to fold up neatly when raised. Pleated shades are made on a loom using woven fabrics, giving them a unique look reminiscent of a homemade shade. With hundreds of fashionable fabrics and colors, pleated shades are both stylish and versatile. At Windows & More serving Camden County and the Lake Ozark area, we offer a full line of pleated shades by Hunter Douglas. Check out this video for more information on pleated shades:

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Affordable Hunter Douglas Window Fashions

We find that some clients are concerned about the price of Hunter Douglas window fashions. No need to worry! Hunter Douglas offers a wide variety of window fashions at many different price points. At Windows & More serving the Lake Ozark area, our experienced sales consultants will help you select the perfect Hunter Douglas window treatment that will not only meet your functionality and décor needs, but work within your budget too. And when you shop with Hunter Douglas, you can rest assured knowing that all our products are covered by the Hunter Douglas Lifetime Guarantee.

Here is a sampling of the various window treatment categories within the Hunter Douglas product line, starting with value products to best-case scenarios:

Applause honeycomb shadesHoneycomb Shades

Classic honeycomb shades combine two or more layers of pleated fabric forming a honeycomb-shaped cell that traps air and provides an extra layer of insulation at the window. Our Hunter Douglas Duette® Architella® honeycomb shades are the most energy efficient shades on the market. Popular brands include:
Applause™ Honeycomb Shades

Duette® Honeycomb Shades

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How to Select Cellular Shades

Cellular ShadesCellular shades, also called honeycomb shades, are one of the most popular style of window fashions. First developed decades ago, cellular shades have evolved into a stylish and highly functional option for covering your windows. They’ve evolved so much, in fact, that there are now dozens of different cellular shade varieties. When you work with Windows & More serving the Lake Ozark area, we’ll help you select the cellular shade that’s perfect for your windows. To guide you in the right direction, here’s what we’ll need to know:

1. What type of window is this for — small window, double hung window, sliding glass door, specialty shape?

2. What room(s) are the shades for — bedroom, living room, kitchen, den? [Read more…]

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Hunter Douglas Shades Control Light & Privacy

Window Shade Functionality and Style From Hunter Douglas

The look of a window shade is the first attribute we notice about it, and a primary factor in deciding which type of window shade to select. How your window treatments function, especially with regard to privacy and light control, is equally as important to your long-term satisfaction with your window shades. At Windows & More in Osage Beach, we offer a wide variety of Hunter Douglas styles that are as functional as they are beautiful. The revolutionary designs from Hunter Douglas give you optimal control over light and privacy. The translucent materials on some of our sheers, shades, honeycombs and blinds softly filter the sun’s rays, filling your room with a warm glow. Our products also allow you to deflect and redirect sunlight, precisely where you want. [Read more…]

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