While sunshine is what we’re known for here in Florida, there are many situations in which we need to protect ourselves and our homes from the harsh rays of the sun. Hunter Douglas has some excellent window fashion solutions that will help to lower home energy costs, add an attractive element to your interior decor and increase the enjoyment you get out of your home.

Energy Efficiency

For most Florida homeowners, lowering home energy costs is a constant concern. Choosing the right window treatments can help you block out some of the oppressive summer heat and reduce the workload on your air-conditioning unit, causing a noticeable reduction in your home energy bills. Hunter Douglas has a wide array of options when it comes to opaque and room darkening fabrics and blackout liner options that help to block and reflect light and heat to help keep the interior of your home cooler. Duette® honeycomb shades are the industry gold standard for energy efficient window treatments due to their unique honeycomb construction and opacity options.

Better Sleep

Studies show that the darker our bedrooms are the better quality sleep we get. Using blackout shades can help block out light pollution from car headlights and street lamps that sabotage the quality of our sleep. Hunter Douglas shades have features like de-Light™ on wood and metal blinds that are designed to block light gaps and make your room as dark as possible. Adding a custom drapery over blackout shades can give you an additional layer of protection from the light, making your room even darker. If you’re looking for room darkening shades for a nursery, consider a shade without cords. Hunter Douglas has many child safety features such as motorized, cordless and retractable cord systems for shades and blinds for enhanced safety.

Reduce Glare

Even the highest quality television screens are no match for bright sun rays streaming in at the wrong angle and causing a nasty glare. Sometimes we can’t control the living room layout and we’re stuck with a window allowing bright sunlight to shine right across our televisions. Consider installing Duette® honeycomb shades with a Top Down/Bottom Up feature. This way you can close the bottom half to block the light hitting your screen while leaving the top open to keep the living room from being too dark during the day. Another excellent option would be a roller shade. Roller shades have many options of varying amounts of light diffusion and blackout capabilities, it’s easy to find the one with the right amount of light blocking ability for your living room, media room or office workspace.

Beginning to End Interiors is your one stop destination for interior design in southwest Florida. Stop by our beautiful showroom on Ashton Road in Sarasota, FL. Here you can see, feel and operate full size Hunter Douglas sample window fashions and meet our dedicated team. We can also schedule an in-home design consultation. With more than 20 years of experience, we proudly serve Sarasota, FL and all of the surrounding area. Call us today to create the interior space of your dreams!