Today's conveniences help you maximize the enjoyment of your home by improving functionality and comfort. But modern practicality doesn’t have to come in the form of a new-fangled smart home assistant or a fridge with a TV screen. Rather, even simple amenities like your window treatments can be updated with all kinds of useful features. Finding the time to explore these features could improve your home’s energy efficiency, sense of privacy and security, and more!
You can modernize your window treatments in quite a few ways, which range from their core design to how you use and readjust them. What’s more, handy functionality doesn’t mean you miss out on style, since modern window treatments offer the best of both worlds. A local design consultant can help you find your ideal pair of custom window treatments with a free virtual or in-home consultation.
Increase Energy Efficiency with Insulated Shades
Strong energy efficiency is one of the most worthwhile elements of a modern home, since it enhances your sense of comfort while keeping monthly energy bills budget friendly. Big windows can be a source of heating and air conditioning loss, at least before you update your window treatments. Modern designs implement higher energy efficiency as a core feature, while still providing an attractive final appearance.
Duette® Honeycomb Shades are a great example. The pleated cell design contains pockets of air between your window and the rest of the room, forming a layer of insulation that holds heating and air conditioning where you want it. These gorgeous shades are available in a variety of fabric opacities to help you refine how much sunlight is let in.
Max Security with Exterior Hurricane Shutters
Another key aspect of a modern home is a robust sense of safety and protection against both intruders and extreme weather events. But as an alternative to investing in fancy security systems or a storm shelter, you can strengthen your home or business’ security with exterior shutter window treatments. Made from tough stainless steel, custom exterior shutters can resist hurricane-force winds.
LouverShield™ Hurricane Shutters easily hold up against even the most powerful weather events. They can be enclosed in small, subtle housing when not in use, minimizing impact on the property’s curb appeal. While standard operation is smooth and convenient, these hurricane shutters can also be motorized, remote controlled from indoors, and even incorporated into an existing automation system!
Trendy Style and Smart Operation with Roller Shades
While convenience is important, you can’t rule out contemporary design when it comes to modernizing your home. Pristine lines and subtle details are the key benefits of modern styles, making roller and solar shades an excellent option. They’re fashioned to sit as close to the windowpane as possible, reducing the light that reaches the rest of the space. But if you are looking for a warm glow, sheer fabrics do the trick.
Designer Roller Shades can be customized with more than 300 beautiful fabrics, letting you capture your unique sense of style. These exquisite shades can also be motorized and remotely controlled using a Wi-Fi operating system, perfect for convenience or high-up windows. This also makes them more secure for homes with pets or young children.
Compare Shutter Styles with Our Visualizer Tool
The timeless beauty of plantation shutters are a great solution for the modern home but looking at all the different customization options may seem a little intimidating. You can better navigate the process thanks to our helpful Visualizer Tool. Snap a photo of your room or try one of our sample photos to compare colors, louver sizes and other features.
Upgrade Your Home with Custom, Modern Window Treatments
While sleek technology and convenience can mean a lot of things, consider upgrading your home’s window treatments with contemporary designs and motorized controls. They’re stunning and easy to use and can be customized to your preferences. If you're not sure of where to start, you always have the option to to schedule a free consultation. Our design consultants understand exactly how to highlight your sense of style in a fabulous set of window treatments from Louver Shop of Northern Virginia.