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3 Things to Consider When Selecting Window Treatments

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Window treatments add style and functionality to your home. When deciding on the perfect treatments for your windows, it helps to work with an expert in the field. At Steve's Flooring & Design in Morris, a professional designer can assist you in selecting beautiful and classic coverings for the windows in your home. Here are 3 things to consider when selecting window treatments:

1. What style works best in your home? "There are many styles of window treatments that can create the ambiance you're looking for," said Steve Meyer, owner of Steve's Flooring. "Hard treatments like shutters, wood blinds, cellular shades, roller shades, and vertical blinds offer privacy and the option to control the amount of light that enters the space. Softer treatment options made of fabric include draperies, valances, cornices, Bellevue Shades, Roman Shades, and Roller Shades. You can choose one type or the other, or you can layer them to fully dress your home's windows."

2. How much privacy and light do you need? Shades offer varying levels of opacity, from nearly sheer to total blackout fabrics. "Consider the direction each window faces, and decide how much light you want to block," added Meyer. "Window treatments will allow for flexibility of light control throughout the day. A shutter or vertical blind or Horizontal Blind or Wood Blind can be tilted to control privacy while allowing light to enter. A shade can offer complete privacy. A custom drapery set over it all helps control light while adding style to the room."

3. What types of accessories are important to you? Child safety standards require all new stock window treatments to be cordless. "Corded treatments are available by special order, but there are limitations on the maximum cord length," said Meyer. "Tilt operation will typically be controlled by a wand." When mounting window treatments, shades and blinds can be mounted inside or outside the window frame. An outside mount is usually the best solution for blocking the most light.

For more information, please contact: Mia at Steve’s Flooring & Design for your window treatment needs.

Steve's Flooring & Design

717 Liberty St.

Morris, IL 60450

Phone: 815-941-4505

Email:stevesflooring@sbcglobal.net

www.stevesflooring-design.com