I am often asked the question: What type of window covering can I put on my large, wide windows?
In Calgary, Cochrane and surrounding areas we are blessed with beautiful mountain views and a large amount of sunlight. We maximize this light with larger than average windows. Calgary window coverings need to have the ability to cover these large windows as well as capture the views and light and be easy to use. There are several window blinds and shades that function more efficiently than others to accommodate the wide and long windows.
Hunter Douglas has two proprietary products that I love for the ability to be lightweight and easy to use as well as span the large glass area. One is the Hunter Douglas Silhouette®, which provides a beautiful diffusion of light through two layers of sheers fused with a horizontal fabric slat to maximize the view.
Hunter Douglas has just introduced the Clearview Silhouette® which is a perfect solution for Calgary window coverings that allow our fabulous impressive mountainous views and cityscape to be unobscured. The innovative black rear sheer provides a transparency that Calgary and area home owners will love.
Secondly, the Hunter Douglas Luminette® Privacy Sheers pairs extremely well with the Silhouette. Its vertical sheers and drapery options make it the perfect solution for the wide expansive windows and patio doors that Calgary and area boasts. The beautiful sheer with a fabric vertical vane allow homeowners to rotate the vanes to maximize the light while maintaining the view. The sleek hardware system is exceptionally easy to use especially with the option of Powerview® which can accommodate extremely wide windows and sliding glass doors with the touch of a button.
Another of my favourite window treatments for the large Calgary windows are Roller Shades. With their large widths available on many beautiful fabrics the roller shade has become one of the more popular choices to accentuate your interior.
The roller shade works especially well in modern contemporary homes and those with an industrial flair. With the added option of a Sheerweave or Sunscreen roller fabric you can protect the harsh UV rays while maintaining some outward view. The standard operating system, the continuous beaded chain, it is very easy to operate, however using Powerview® is a great alternative for ease of function as well as simplicity.
Many of the Rollershade fabrics can also be considered for a panel system such as Hunter Douglas Skyline® Gliding Panels. The 11 ½” or 17” panels glide on a sleek hardware system to provide a dramatic look on your large windows or sliding glass doors.
Calgary window coverings can encompass so many different products – drapery, blinds, shades, shutters and the list continues. The forward, creative innovation of products makes Calgary window covering options aesthetically pleasing to enhance your home.
For custom window covering solutions for your Cochrane & Calgary home, contact Kirstin today!