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Decorative Accessories Make A Difference

Now that spring is in full swing, you might be wanting to upgrade your home and make some freshening up changes. At Windows & More here in Osage Beach, many of our customers ask for tips on how to make some quick changes—and especially on how to stay on budget when they begin to update their homes. If you’d like some ideas, read on to learn more! [Read more…]

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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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Selecting the Right Window Treatments – We are here to help!

Pirouette Window Shadings

Hunter Douglas Pirouette Window Shades

Today, our lives are busier than ever. You often daydream about replacing your window treatments, but don’t know where to start. You tell yourself tonight is the night. You grab your tablet, curl up on the couch, and start to Google window treatments. An hour later, you are no closer to figuring out what you want, or better yet what is right for your home and lifestyle. Don’t worry, we can help! Windows & More has been serving the Lake Ozark area for years and offers design consultations to help you select the perfect window treatments for your home or business. [Read more…]

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The Right Color for Your Home

Designer Screen Shades

Here in the Lake Ozark area, we have the colors of the world around us to remind us of the beauty we can enjoy every day. And some people use those colors as inspiration for how to add color to their homes. But at Windows & More, we often work with clients who are overwhelmed by their color choices and don’t know how best to choose what’s right for their homes. For those customers, we often point out the Pantone Color of the Year, which is the trending color that changes each year. To learn more, read on! [Read more…]

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All About Pirouette® Window Shadings

Pirouette® Window Shadings

At Windows & More serving the Lake Ozark area, we’re always pleased to recommend great window fashions styles to our customers. And one of our favorites is Pirouette® Window Shadings from Hunter Douglas. They offer a large selection of colors and fabrics, so they’re perfect for any décor. Talk to one of our consultants so you can check out the beautiful Pirouette® collection firsthand! [Read more…]

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Benefits of Hunter Douglas Window Treatments

Pirouette®  Window Shadings in the kitchen

Pirouette® Window Shadings in the kitchen

Oftentimes, it’s hard to decide to treat a window because the view is so gorgeous. However, an untreated window can lose heat in the winter and cool air in the summer; plus, damaging UV rays can enter a room and harm flooring, furnishings, and artwork. It’s best to get a covering for the window that can act as both a protector and an enhancement to the view. At Windows & More serving the Lake Ozark area, we understand the dilemma and will be happy to help you find the right solution. [Read more…]

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Window Coverings for Homes With Pets

Luminette® Privacy Sheer on Sliding Door

Luminette® Privacy Sheer on Sliding Door

Dogs and cats are fun to have in a home, but they can be destructive—and they can often find the things that are the least safe. The wrong window coverings can be on that list—dangling cords in particular can present a choking hazard, for example. Luckily, there are plenty of beautiful and pet-safe choices out there; to find out which might be the best for you, speak with a trained consultant at Windows & More serving the Lake Ozark area. [Read more…]

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Outdoor Window Treatments

Outdoor Screen Shades

Outdoor Screen Shades

At Windows & More here in the Lake Ozark area, we know that our customers like to make the most of their living space—especially during the summer months. That’s why we’re pleased to help them find window treatments that can expand their homes into the outside areas such as patios, balconies, or terraces. The benefits are great. For example, when used to surround a patio or a partially enclosed sunroom, the heavy-duty Outdoor Solar Shade in the Hunter Douglas Alustra® Collection of Woven Textures® will help reduce your cooling costs in the summer months. [Read more…]

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Custom Window Treatments Offer the Perfect Fit

Custom Window Treatments Camden CountyIt’s tempting to buy window coverings off the shelf, but have you thought about the benefits of custom window treatments? Not only do custom window coverings offer a unique look and perfect fit, they also provide improved energy efficiency and add value to your home. At Windows & More serving Camden County and the Lake Ozark area, we carry a wide variety of window coverings from Hunter Douglas. Our design consultants and professionally trained and certified installers will give your the perfect fit and function. [Read more…]

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Room Makeover Design Tips

Room MakeoversInterior design is a bit of an art form. Much of what’s right or wrong really depends on your personal preferences. That being said, there are some tried and true design strategies that help make a room look great without sacrificing your personal style. At Windows & More serving the Lake Ozark area, we love working with clients on room makeovers. Take a look at these ideas to get you started: [Read more…]

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