Windows are one of the most beautiful, distinctive features of any home. They provide our spaces with natural light, and also provide the facades of our homes with striking design choices. One of the biggest shifts in modern architecture has been the embrace of windows. Older homes tended to have fewer and smaller windows, whereas newer homes love large, bright windows, and lots of them. While this might make these homes beautiful to look at, it can be difficult to manage the implications of these large windows. Not only can they let in incredible amounts of light, but they can also result in privacy concerns. So, what are you to do in this situation? Typical window treatments are often not well-equipped for these concerns, so it is time to think outside of the box. Keep reading to let the team at Takoy Windows by Design tell you why you’re going to love Hunter Douglas Luminette® shades for homes near Ada County, ID.
What are Luminette® shades?
Hunter Douglas Luminette® shades are the innovative combination of some of the best parts of a variety of America’s favorite window fashions. They feature the semi-translucent fabric of sheer curtains and draperies, which gently allow natural light to be diffused when it enters your windows. However, they also feature vertically oriented, flexible fabric vanes. These vanes are operated similarly to vertical blinds, allowing you to rotate them open or closed as you see fit. When the vanes are open, natural light will be softened by the sheer fabric panels on either side of your vanes. However, when closed, your shades will block light as completely as a set of blinds would. This allows Luminette® shades to be perfect for any time of day, no matter what your light control needs are.
Where do I need Luminette® shades?
As mentioned previously, Hunter Douglas Luminette® shades are a great choice for large windows. These windows let in enormous amounts of light, so even when your Luminette® shades are open, you will achieve some degree of light control. Horizontal window treatments like traditional window shades or blinds are often too heavy for large windows, but lightweight Luminette® shades are perfect, and can be easily moved aside if you need access to your window. These factors also make Luminette® shades a great choice for sliding glass doors.
How do I operate Luminette® shades?
Hunter Douglas Luminette® shades are operated very similarly to a set of vertical blinds. Rotate the vanes of your shade as needed to allow light in, or block it out. However, if you want a completely unobscured window, you can also push your shades to the side. While this process is simple and intuitive, you can also choose to have your Luminette® shades motorized through the Hunter Douglas PowerView® automation system for increased convenience, allowing you to operate your shades through a remote, your smartphone, or even automate them to adjust themselves independently.
To learn more about Hunter Douglas Luminette® shades for homes near Ada County, ID, contact Takoy Windows by Design today! Our showroom is conveniently located in Meridian, ID, but we also proudly serve the Treasure Valley area (Ada and Canyon county) including Eagle, Boise, Nampa, Caldwell, Kuna, Star, Middleton, ID.