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Product Showcase – Roller Shades

If you grew up in the 1970’s and 1980’s you may well remember the old vinyl roller shade that flung off the wall in your numerous efforts to open it, nearly springing off into your face!  While the product name of roller shades has not changed, the product certainly has.  With today’s ever-changing window coverings the roller shade is increasingly popular due to its beautiful fabrics, simplicity and easy operation.  Let’s consider a few factors to see if a roller shade is an option you may want to consider:

1. Simplicity of Design – the roller shade is an uncomplicated concept with fabric rolling onto the roller tube. In today’s classic streamlined homes, the roller shade offers a clean understated appearance if you want it to blend, or perhaps you prefer a fun pattern to accentuate your personality.  There are so many textures, colors and patterns available in the designer roller that there is sure to be a pattern or texture that meets your interior style.  Plus, the single layer of fabric allows for easy maintenance and cleaning – minimal cleaning is required.

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Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Screen Collection

2. Naturally Pet and Child Safe – Roller shades have a few options to consider when making your selection. The basic operating system is the standard beaded chain that is attached to a cord tensioner or chain guide at the bottom.  This remains a popular option due to its price point and the continuous loop in the beaded chain makes it adhere to the child and pet safety standards, which are now legislated and becoming more and more stringent.   Other options for operation include  LiteRise® by Hunter Douglas, or a cordless option, which eliminates the chain and allows you to operate the shade from the bottom bar.  Hunter Douglas offers the ultraglide retractable cord in the roller shade which is a single cord that is pumped to operate the shade, making it a popular child safe option, especially in those high windows that are hard to reach.  PowerView® motorization is a very popular option, allowing the consumer to operate the blind with the touch of a button from their remote, device or wall switch.

Custom Roller Blinds

3. Solar Shade or Roller Shade?  A roller shade can also offer the option of a solar fabric which allows some view through to the outside.  You can balance your view through with privacy based on the openness of the weave – the tighter the weave the more private your interior will be.  However, please keep in mind, that if you can see out during the day, people from the outside can see the exact same detail looking in to your home when the light is on at night.   This is a common request that consumers will ask – they want the shades where they can see out but people can’t see in.  Although the solar shades are private during the day, the opposite is true at night.  If you do require privacy it is best to consider a fabric that is transparent or private over an open weave solar shade.

Solar Roller Shade Cochrane and Calgary
Solar Shade in Dining Area
Solar Shade Cochrane and Calgary
Solar Shade Overlooking Cochrane, Alberta

4. Room darkening fabrics – Roller shades have always had their room darkening vinyl options available. Fortunately, now we can choose from multitudes of colors, textures and patterns in the roller shade collections that offer the fabric as room darkening.  However, due to the nature of roller shades and the clutch system you will always have a fabric gap on the sides.  These will allow a significant amount of light in at the sides which is highlighted on the opaque fabrics.  And that beam of light can be a deterrent to those needing room darkening for day time sleeping such as for shift workers and children. If you are needing room darkening consider mounting the shade differently, or look at other options such as the Honeycomb shade.

custom patterened roller shades calgary cochrane
Custom Pattern Roller Shade

For experience and knowledge about the right custom window coverings for your Cochrane & Calgary home, contact Kirstin today!

Cozy Up! Window Covering Ideas to Warm Up Your Winter

Winter Window Coverings Calgary

Albertans know how harsh and cold a winter can be – we tend to hibernate, get out our woolly socks, favourite soft blanket and lower the window coverings.  We can help create a cozier feel to our interior with medium to darker colours as accents, soft throws over the sofa and swap out the glass for silver or brass-ware.  However, you can create an instant cozy feel with your window coverings.  Consider a few of these ideas that could cross over season to season.

Luxurious Style of Drapery

Goblet Pleated Drapery for your Calgary & Cochrane Home
Goblet Pleated Drapery

Luxurious drapery in fabrics that dictate your personal style add instant warmth to a room while also creating a fashion statement.  There are so many different options that allow you to reveal your style such as tassels, decorative trim, leading edge banding and different types of pleats.  By carefully choosing the fabric for your drapery you can instantly add a look, feel and function of stylish warmth and ambience to your room.  If you have a particularly cold, large window consider adding a thermal lining to your drapery for extra warmth.

Custom Window Covering Side Panels
Custom Side Panels Help Insulate During Cold Winter Months

Some may want to consider custom side panels that stay stationary as the seasons come and go, however, to create warmth in the cold winter months, consider full functioning drapery that can be closed on a cold night.  Dress your windows with the stylish warmth of their own “blanket” with luxurious drapery.

Put on Extra Layers

Fabric valance with simple piping
Fabric Valance with Simple Piping

Another option to add warmth to your interior is to layer your window treatments.  Perhaps consider adding side panel drapery to your window that has a window shade such as a roller shade or wood blind.  Alternately, you could add a decorative valance or window topper such as an upholstered cornice or box-pleated valance that is flanked with sheers or side panels.

Upholstered cornice
Upholstered Cornice

You can combine style and function with several layers of fabric with a roman shade in the window that can be lowered for privacy and then add decorative side panels that accentuate the shade and your style.  When adding fabric to your windows, there are an infinite amount of possibilities!

Add Warmth with Classic or Contemporary Approaches

Duette Architella Batiste Textured 2016
Duette® Architella® by Hunter Douglas

Perhaps you are looking for a more simple, contemporary solution to add warmth.  There are window covering products that are specifically designed to create a barrier against the cold panes of glass.  The classic example is the Honeycomb shade.  The inner air pocket is the insulation against the heat and the cold protecting your interior from some of the cold blasts of winter.

If you are looking for the best insulation that a product has to offer, be sure to ask your window covering specialist about the Architella® series in the Hunter Douglas Duette® honeycombs.  The “pocket within a pocket” design is the leading edge of insulating value in the window covering industry.

Hunter Douglas Solera
Hunter Douglas Solera®

Another alternative is the Hunter Douglas Solera®, which gives you a dressier look from the Honeycomb with all the same insulating values.

Our winters can be harsh and long – make your interior feel warm and cozy with layers of fabrics and consider the insulating values in the window coverings you select if you want to keep some heat in!  Consider dressing your windows with their own winter coat or luxurious fabrics that emanate your personal style and flair.

For custom window covering solutions to warm up your Cochrane & Calgary home, contact Kirstin today!


Window Covering Ideas for Specialty Shaped Windows

Many homes are adorned with a variety of decorative windows to add interest to the home’s architecture both inside and out.  Odd shaped windows like angled windows, ovals, trapezoids, octagon shaped, arches of every configuration, including the circular window, make window coverings a challenge.  Many homeowners may consider leaving these windows free of window coverings. However, due to light control and UV concerns many consider covering these specialty windows.  There are a few options and, depending on if you need it to open and close your window coverings, your selections are even slightly more limited.

Vinyl or Wood Shutters

NewStyle hybrid circular shutters by hunter douglas
NewStyle® Hybrid Circular Shutters

The most common specialty shaped window covering with the ability to function is the vinyl or wood shutter.  Most angles, circles and arches can have an operating shutter custom built for them.  It may differ how the panels are hinged and there may be a few things to consider with the frames. However, when you are working with a window covering specialist the options should be set out clearly.  Shutters add architectural interest and value to your home therefore a shutter is an excellent option to consider.

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Duette® Honeycomb Shades

Hunter Douglas Duette for odd shaped windows
Hunter Douglas Duette®

Another alternative to the shutter that may provide the option to function is the honeycomb shade such as the Hunter Douglas Duette®.  This specific arched shaped honeycomb – the Duette Easyview Arch®,  can have the ability to lower and raise with its ingenious design that allows you to lower and raise the blind up and down by sliding a small tab on the bottom supporting rail (although there are limitations in size restrictions).  The honeycomb is also a popular option for many angled windows as it can be raised and lowered depending on the size of the angle.  Some specialty shaped windows can utilize the honeycomb shade however due to the shape or the specification required some shades may be in the stationary closed position.

 Hunter Douglas Silhouette®

Hunter Douglas Silhouette Angled Window Treatments Blinds
Hunter Douglas Silhouette®

Another option for a unique window shape is the Hunter Douglas Silhouette® – these are in a stationary position, however you can choose if you would like the Silhouette in the open or closed fabric vane position.  This can provide you with UV control as well as privacy depending on your final choices while transforming the room with diffused light.

Hunter Douglas window shadings Pirouette
Hunter Douglas Pirouette®

Hunter Douglas Pirouette® and Vignette® also offer solutions for your specialty shaped windows.  Both these products would be in a fully closed stationary position, but it would allow you to treat your oval, trapezoid or quarter circle shaped window the same as other windows in the room.

Hunter Douglas modern roman shades vignette
Hunter Douglas Vignette® for Arched Windows

Imagine your feature windows accentuated with customized drapery if these shade-style options do not suit your interior or esthetics.  Drapery can add softness and elegance to any room and depending on the windows specialty shape you can create more drama to these features by using decorative tiebacks for angled drapery rods or you can add volume and luxury to the arched shaped windows with drapery tied back at a high angle.

Hunter Douglas modern roman shades vignette
Hunter Douglas Vignette® for Angled Windows

Specialty shaped windows can transform the architecture of your home – with the addition of window coverings to accentuate the uniqueness of the window you can add even more drama to your home.  There are many factors to consider when making your final decision, however specialty shaped window coverings can add texture, architectural detail and a personal style statement.

View more Hunter Douglas Window Coverings for Specialty Shaped Windows

For custom window covering solutions for your Cochrane & Calgary home, contact Kirstin today!

Before You Buy Window Coverings, Read these Tips!

Whether you are a new home-buyer and needing to purchase blinds or you are replacing existing window coverings in your Calgary area home, there are certain thoughts to ponder and decide on that will help with the decision of what window coverings will best suit your needs.  Keep these items in mind when thinking about your window covering purchase as it is an investment that you will enjoy for many years to come if you purchase carefully.

Number & Types of Rooms

What room or rooms in the home do you require blinds for?  Perhaps it is a whole house or just a few specific rooms such as an office or bedroom; this will help determine what type of blind or shade you will consider.

For example, if it is an office perhaps you would like something more masculine like a wood or Polysatin shutter such as Hunter Douglas New Style® Hybrid Shutters to add architecture.

Hunter Douglas Newstyle Hybrid Shutters Calgary & Area
Hunter Douglas New Style® Hybrid Shutters

Or, maybe you have a beautiful mountain view across the street and a top down bottom up roman shade like Hunter Douglas Provenance® Woven Wood Roman Shades will be more suitable so you can have privacy sitting at your desk while allowing some light and view through the top.

Provenance Woven Wood Shades Calgary and Cochrane
Hunter Douglas Provenance® Woven Wood Shades

If it is a bedroom be sure to consider if you require room darkening and the best product would be a Honeycomb or Cellular shade like the Duette® or Applause® collection.


Type of Windows

Are your windows overly large and you would like to try and keep the blind as one unit within this span?

There are different products that work best for larger windows such as Roller Shades, Honeycombs and Silhouettes.  Consider materials for large windows that are lightweight and easy to use.  Is it a patio door or a garden/atrium door?  You may want to have something more vertical than horizontal, however many options can work horizontally as well.

If you prefer something that runs vertically consider Hunter Douglas Skyline Panels® for a contemporary touch, or Hunter Douglas Transverse Vignette® for something that will be as luxurious as drapery.  If you have speciality shapes such as angled windows or arches your choices will be more limited to product and whether or not it will open and close.

Skyline by Hunter Douglas
Skyline by Hunter Douglas®

Your Budget

This may be one of the most important factors to consider as window coverings vary in cost and can last a lifetime if you chose a product with longevity in style and function.  Many factors affect the pricing of your window coverings such as size, material, name-brand, etc.  If budget is a main concern consider a faux or real wood over a silhouette, or a roller shade can offer a lower price point from a roman shade.  Honeycomb products are an excellent mid-range choice with lots of variances in fabrics that change the pricing, plus they will offer great energy-efficiency saving you heating and cooling costs over its lifespan.

Safety Concerns

If you have children or pets in the home safety may be top of mind.  Child Safety laws are becoming more and more stringent and ever-important.  Window coverings can often have cordless options such as Hunter Douglas LiteRise® or perhaps you would prefer something that is motorized like Hunter Douglas PowerView® and you can lower and raise your shade with the touch of a button.

Vignette Modern Roman Shades LiteRise for homes in Calgary Cochrane Alberta
Vignette Modern Roman Shades with LiteRise®


Window Covering Maintenance

Calgary and Cochrane area can be very dusty….  Wood blinds will need to be treated like your fine furniture – regular dusting will keep them looking new all year round.  Roller Shades and Honeycombs will be almost maintenance free and simply require a light vacuum with an upholstery brush a few times a year.  If it is an area where there is lots of humidity or splashes such as over a kitchen sink perhaps you would want to consider a Roller shade like Hunter Douglas Designer Screens, which can be easily spot cleaned, or a faux wood that can be wiped with a damp cloth.

Designer Screen Shades Cochrane and Calgary Alberta
Designer Screen Shades for your Cochrane and Calgary Home

Style Considerations

Pirouette by Hunter Douglas Calgary & Cochrane, Alberta
Pirouette® by Hunter Douglas

You will want to consider the interior style of your home so your window coverings can enhance the look and feel and be an extension of your own style.  If you are looking for something with a natural rustic flair consider a Provenance® Woven Wood, or if you have a contemporary interior a Roller Shade or Hunter Douglas Pirouette® will suit your needs quite well.

DIY or Custom Window Coverings?

Purchasing blinds can be an overwhelming task.  If you are up to the challenge and want to buy something off the shelf that may or may not have warranty and longevity, consider this a DIY project.  If you are unsure about anything, it is wise to work with a window covering specialist to help you determine what style and function you are requiring.  If you are working with a professional you should be guided through all the steps listed above and they will also ensure correct measurements are taken for a proper fit.  Different types of window coverings require different measurements and a professional in the window covering industry will be able to determine this.  In addition you will likely have a warranty for peace of mind.

It may seem like a straight forward task to purchase and install new window coverings, however once you get started you may realize there are so many things to consider and keep in mind when making the difficult decision.  If you are able to fine-tune some of the details above it may become an easier task that you may even find fun and enjoyable!

For custom window covering solutions for your Cochrane & Calgary home, contact Kirstin today!

What Type of Window Covering Can I Put on My Large, Wide Windows?

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.

Silhouette blinds by Hunter Douglas, available in Cochrane, Alberta.

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.

Choose Silhouette Clearview by Hunter Douglas for your home's large windows.

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.

Luminette by Hunter Douglas for your Calgary & Cochrane home.

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.

Use Hunter Douglas PowerView for the convenience of controlling your blinds and window coverings.

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.

Skyline by Hunter Douglas, perfect for the large windows in your Calgary home.

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!

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PowerView® Motorization Brings Convenience Home

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Imagine having the ability to control your window coverings from your hotel in Hawaii…  this is a reality with Hunter Douglas advanced PowerView® Motorization.  You can transform the light in your home by the touch of a button whether it be in the comfort of your living room or a tropical location while on vacation.  There are many benefits to having your blinds and shades motorized and Hunter Douglas makes the decision affordable and attractive.

Child & Pet Safety

hunter douglas remote motorized blinds child safety

Child safety is top of mind when considering a new window covering.  The untidy cords are a child and pet safety hazard due to choking.  You can provide your family peace of mind by choosing PowerView® motorization for your shades and blinds.  This will eliminate your cords on your shades, with the exception of the Parkland and Everwood blinds, where you can tilt the shades only with the automation.  Imagine having a Duette top down bottom up shade and being able to control it with the touch of a button and keeping the area free of any safety hazards.

For those Hard to Reach Areas

hunter douglas top down bottom up duette blinds kitchen

Many homes also have hard to reach areas such as over the sink, in the Master ensuite over the tub or the beautiful second story windows that allow ample light and view through.  However, using your blinds in these areas can be cumbersome and frustrating.  With Hunter Douglas PowerView® you can make this operation easy and effortless.

PowerView® Pebble Remote Control

hunter douglas pebble remote colors calgary cochrane

You can control your PowerView® blinds and shades with the PowerView® Pebble remote, which is a hand held remote that comes in an assortment of the latest design colors.  You can pre-set and operate 6 groups of blinds (or six single units) on the remote.  You can also opt for the pebble room scene controller to program and schedule your blinds or groups of blinds to open and close according to the schedule that you choose.

Introducing the PowerView® APP

hunter douglas powerview app calgary

You set your room scenes on your PowerView® APP from your smart device or tablet.  Through this APP you can control your shades remotely as well as having each room on its own timer that you have chosen specifically. Alternately, you can choose to have the wall mounted remote or scene controller inset into your wall so the remote does not go missing in action.  These are available in three neutral colors.   Hunter Douglas PowerView® technology is top of the line and integrates into other whole-home automation systems.

Choose a dedicated, local window coverings specialist in the Calgary & Cochrane area. Call Kirstin at Blind Infusion to discuss your custom blinds and window treatment needs!

The Best Blackout Blinds from Hunter Douglas for 2016

Spring and summer bring on the long summer nights that can be troublesome for those people who need the room dark to sleep.  Whether it be a newborn, young child or an adult needing darkness to sleep, there are window covering options to provide room darkening or room dimming effects.  It is important to note that room darkening blinds are not all created equal.  To this end, we will discuss some of the details to consider when choosing a room darkening window covering and this includes a recommended list of a few choice products from Hunter Douglas that provide ample light control and design options.

Honeycomb shades, such as these ones from Hunter Douglas Canada, provide a great solution as a large window covering.

The best room darkening blind is the honeycomb or cellular.  The mylar in the cellular construction makes the blind completely opaque; that is, no light penetrates through the fabric of the blind.  The cellular will provide the tightest fit in your window as well because the deductions are minimal and the fabric will go to the edge of the moving rails. Light has a way of creeping everywhere, so you will have a glow of light around the perimeter of your window.  The room darkening cellular will also give you the option of cordless and “top down bottom up” so they are a perfect option for excellent versatility in function and the variety of colors lends itself to any interior design.

Roller shades provide an elegant and functional solution to larger windows and patio doors, perfect for the Calgary home owner.

Another room darkening blind is the roller shade.  This is best as an outside mount as it has a light gap on each side due to the operating mechanism, preventing the fabric from going to the edge of your window trim.  The fabric can be opaque making it a good consideration for room darkening as an outside mount – meaning that it is mounted on the wall above the window trim.  If you prefer a cleaner look of an inside mount, which most do, you could look at mounting room darkening curtains on the side to block the light.

The silhouette A-Deux or the Silhouette Duolite is a fairly new room darkening window covering option combining the beauty of an elegant silhouette with a room darkening roller shade that can operate separately from the silhouette.  This provides very good light control, however there is still a large glow on the edge due to the light gap on the sides.  However, for those that can withstand a bit of light this is an excellent option providing versatility and elegance.

A photo of Hunter Douglas Solera model, an example of custom Roman Shades that help block out excessive sunlight.


Perhaps you would like to have a room darkening blind that provides more softness and this would lead you to the Vignette or perhaps a lined Roman Shade.  The fabric will act as drapery for your window and provide you with a dressier finish to your interior without compromising the room darkening qualities.

One can also add room darkening curtains to each window treatment to provide more light control and custom drapery options can be almost limitless with the many fabrics to choose from.  Changing the pleated style of the drapery will allow you to personalize this treatment to your interior.

If you are looking for blackout blinds and curtains in the Cochrane and Calgary area, call Blind Infusion today! Make the most of your night’s sleep by ensuring that you choose the right types of blinds for your home’s decor and provide the optimal amount of light control from room to room. For more information contact Kirstin at 403-801-6434 or by email through our contact us page.

Top Choices of Window Coverings for Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding Glass doors, Garden doors, Atrium Doors all seem to pose an overwhelming window covering issue for Calgary and Cochrane home owners.  We love our Patio doors to maximize our light, however they do cause a stumbling block when it comes to covering them with blinds.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical Blinds are a traditional choice for Calgary and Cochrane homes that have large windows and patio doors, such as sliding doors.

The most traditional, yet perhaps the more dated solution is to consider vertical blinds.  Although these now come in fabulous fabric prints and textures there are other options to look at.  If you prefer a vertical solution, or one that is drawn across the sliding glass doors, another modern option is Hunter Douglas Skyline®.  The panels glide over a minimal track to prevent obtrusive projection into the room and come in two sizes – 11 ½” or 17”.  Although these panels do not tilt open like their old friend the vertical, they do offer versatility in light control with the varying choices in light filtering fabrics, including solar screens which can allow some view through to the outside of the home.

Vertical Vanes

Luminette Sheers from Hunter Douglas for sliding doors in Calgary and Cochrane.

If you would like the option of tilting the vanes you could look more closely at the Hunter Douglas Luminette®.    Their vertical vanes that can rotate are set in between sheers for maximum light control and privacy.  This also allows home owners to have UV protection when the vanes are tilted open and the Luminette is drawn closed over the window.

Horizontal Blinds

Honeycomb shades, such as these ones from Hunter Douglas Canada, provide a great solution as a large window covering.

A very common solution to patio doors and garden doors is to consider the door as a window – that is to install shades or blinds that move horizontally and stack at the top.  This is a perfect solution for the garden doors, however, contact your window covering specialist for mounting requirements to clear the screen obstruction. There are a few great horizontal options, two being the honeycomb shade and the roller shade.  This is mainly due to their neat and tidy stack that is very minimal when the blind is drawn up.  This allows traffic flow out the doors and excellent light coverage or privacy when the blinds are drawn closed.  It will be important to look at cordless options for child safety in a high traffic area and automation may also be worth considering.

Roller shades provide an elegant and functional solution to larger windows and patio doors, perfect for the Calgary home owner.

For more information, take a closer look at Hunter Douglas’ window treatment solutions (

Need help with finding the right solution for the sliding glass doors and larger windows in your Cochrane and Calgary home? Call Kirstin at (403) 801-6434 for a free consultation for all of your window covering needs! 

Hunter Douglas Calgary - Receive a $250 rebate when you purchase 4 Silhouette® units with UltraGlide® and a $500 rebate when you purchase 4 Silhouette® Shades with PowerView™ Effective from January 1st to April 30th, 2016 

How to Save Energy & Money with the Right Window Coverings in Calgary

Did you know that up to to 50% of your heating and cooling energy can be lost through your windows?
If you’re looking for ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency and save money on your heating and cooling bills, you’ll want to check out this free report by Blinds specialist, Kirstin.

Download this free PDF report:
Blinds, Window Coverings & Energy Efficiency in Calgary

In this concise report, Kirstin outlines some key areas of concern for home owners in the Calgary & Cochrane areas, who must contend with Alberta’s harsh climate and strong UV rays year-round.

Learn which blind offers the most energy efficiency and highest R-Value rating, the benefits of the “solar shade” and how to automate your blinds so you can “set it and forget it” using the latest technology that makes your home smarter and quite simply more efficient.

When homeowners are faced with a downturn in the economy and extreme season changes, they need to consider these factors when choosing the best blinds for their homes. In this free report, Kirstin will help you save energy and money, year after year.

For a free consultation on how to improve your Calgary & Area home’s window treatments and save energy and money in the process, call Kirstin today at 403.801.6434

Hunter Douglas Calgary - Receive a $250 rebate when you purchase 4 Silhouette® units with UltraGlide® and a $500 rebate when you purchase 4 Silhouette® Shades with PowerView™ Effective from January 1st to April 30th, 2016 

Receive up to a $500 rebate on Hunter Douglas Silhouette Blinds in Calgary, Cochrane & Area

Receive a $250 or $500 Rebate from Hunter Douglas Until April 30th, 2016

Hunter Douglas Calgary - Receive a $250 rebate when you purchase 4 Silhouette® units with UltraGlide® and a $500 rebate when you purchase 4 Silhouette® Shades with PowerView™  Effective from January 1st to April 30th, 2016 

Discover the Convenience of

ultraglide-hunter-douglasUltraGlide® by Hunter Douglas is a retractable cord mechanism that allows the raising and lowering of the window blind. By keeping the cord a constant length, there are never any long, dangling cords to inhibit the appearance or safety of the window treatment in your home. This is ideal for pet and child safety.

Silhouette®Shadings feature the UltraGlide 2 Click and Walk Away™ system that automatically opens the vanes when completely lowered.

Introducing PowerView™ Motorization

powerview-hunter-douglas-calgaryLooking for the latest technology in window treatments beyond great looks and high quality, long-lasting design? Hunter Douglas Canada now offers a revolutionary automated system that automatically adjusts your shades throughout your home, so you don’t have to keep adjusting them by hand, multiple times a day.

If you are looking for beautiful and intelligent modern window covering ideas, then look no further than Hunter Douglas! Their award-winning innovation with PowerView has brought automatic blinds to a whole new level. Combine this with the simple elegance of the Hunter Douglas SilhouetteTM series and you have a stunning and intelligent combination of function and design in your home.

Imagine having blinds for your Calgary home that anticipates your needs and adjusts automatically throughout the day’s changing light, allowing for the right ambiance morning, noon and night.

Simply program PowerView to adjust your window treatments to exactly as you’d like them and control the schedule right from your mobile device using the PowerView App; Beauty and convenience combined!

PowerViewTM Features and Benefits

  • Remote Control Blinds – Control PowerView remotely through the PowerView App or a “Pebble” remote control
  • The PowerView Pebble easily pre-sets your automatic blinds and operates up to 6 different window treatment groups with a click of a button.
  • Choose to control different aspects of your Calgary home’s window coverings using an advanced display screen to preview and select room scenes that include a variety of shades and shade positions that you have programmed in.
  • Find the right color combination of Pebble to match your Silhouette shades from one of seven beautiful colours. You can even wall mount the control using the PowerView Surface Mount

Hunter Douglas Silhouette Shades with PowerViewTM Responds to YOUR Schedule

powerview-remote-hunter-douglasIf you’re looking specifically for motorized blinds, then why not choose the intelligent kind that you can schedule to activate and respond on specific days and times?

Choose Hunter Douglas Automated Blinds and co-ordinate with the ever-changing sunrise and sunset times as seasons change.

Not Home to make changes to your settings? Use the RemoteConnectTM feature via the Web to operate your shades anywhere in the world using your smartphone or tablet and an internet connection.

PowerView extends the convenience of cordless functionality found in many of Hunter Douglas’ window treatments across Canada.

Most PowerView window treatments are battery-powered. This allows for easy installation, operation and maintenance. The battery pack is hidden and remains unobtrusive to the overall look of your window treatments.

 There are so many types of blinds to choose from, where does one start?

It is always best to start the process by talking with an experienced window covering expert who can guide you seamlessly through the process.

Ready for the Convenience and Intelligent design found in the combination of Hunter Douglas Silhouette Shades with PowerView in Cochrane and Calgary, Alberta?

Contact your local Hunter Douglas Calgary connection, Blind Infusion, a custom blind company and Hunter Douglas dealer. With our extensive experience, we can help you through the entire process from an in-home consultation to certified installation.

Remember, this rebate is only good until April 30th, 2016, so book today!


Kirstin Hogg, Cochrane blinds at Blind InfusionCustom Window Coverings Calgary, Cochrane & Area

Call Kirstin Today for Your Free Consultation!