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March 10, 2014

Before and After: From Outdated to Outstanding

by Myra

How do you create curb appeal without spending a fortune?  Take inventory of old, outdated windows in your home and dress them up in new fashions!

There’s nothing like a simple, clean addition of new window treatments to help breathe new life into a room.  Even the décor you’ve been sporting for years seem to come alive with this quick change.

My client wanted to rid her home of old drapery, and dress up her home with new window treatments that would spruce things up a bit.  We satisfied her and her husband’s design desires by creating a fresh plan that would not only revive the inside of her rooms, but also improve the outside appearance of their home.

My client’s front windows and patio door were dressed with dated draperies, and begged for a bright, energy efficient makeover.  She and her husband were excellent in expressing their needs and desires, and we quickly agreed on using the horizontal ¾ inch Duette Architella® Honeycomb Shades in the delicious Whipped Cream color for the patio entryway.

The Duette Architella® shades fit her family’s style, and the dual honeycomb design provides excellent insulation for the patio door.  It greatly opened up the space, and allows for a lot of light to come in.  She also chose to install the EasyRise clutch-operated continuous loop system, so there are no cords dangling cords to trip over when entering and exiting the patio area!  You can see the pictures on the walls, and the furniture doesn’t seem crowded by the gathered stack back of the old drapery.  It is clean, efficient, and beautiful.

On the front windows, we decided to utilize the clean lines and crisp white of Palm Beach Polysatin Shutters.  The 4 ½ inch louvers are stunning to view from the street, and open to let in an incredible amount of sunlight to the front room of this home.

Hunter Douglas Palm Beach shutters are designed in a variety of opaque whites, creating maximum privacy as well as insulation from solar heat in the summer.  The louvers are made from an expertly produced vinyl that is guaranteed to never discolor, chip, fade, or warp; creating a valuable, long-lasting window fashion that will stay vibrant when viewed from inside or outside the house.

Distinguished and fresh designs don’t always call for a full makeover.  We can see that with my client’s window treatment revival, the whole room lit up.  I wonder what small changes they will make in the future to improve their home’s now cheerful and welcoming appearance!

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Myra is an experienced window treatment fashion designer serving Denver. She specializes custom window solutions, including drapery.

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