Have you ever wondered why real estate agents open all the blinds and shades before showing a house? They want to maximize the light entering the room to create a more inviting environment. While light can have a positive affect on mood and ambiance, it can also damage the interiors of your home. The purpose of window treatments is to allow you to harness light when you want it and block it when you don’t. Stop by our showroom in Stuart, serving the West Palm Beach area, to see full size displays of our light controlling window fashions.
Understanding How Window Treatments Control Light
We understand that proper light can welcome the early morning sun or soften the bright midday sunlight without sacrificing your privacy and still protecting your valuable fabrics and carpet from harmful UV rays. Knowing window treatment characteristics will make it easier for you to select right product to meet your light control requirements. Ratings are affected by the fabric choices. Multiple ratings indicate there are a number of options to select from in that product line.
Hunter Douglas has created a light control key for their window treatments
1 = Reduces glare, no privacy
2 = Softens light; moderate privacy
3 = Softens light, substantial privacy
4 = Diffuses light; complete privacy
5 = Blocks light, complete privacy
A few other factors play a role in light control:
- North facing windows – tend to be cold and require energy-efficient window treatments
- South facing windows – tend to be warm and strong year-round so light-diffusing window treatments work best
- East facing windows – tend to have bright warm morning light and need window treatments that block UV rays
- West facing windows – tend to have bright afternoons and both light control and light diffusing window treatments work best
Window Treatments to Harness Light in Palm Beach FL
Treasure Coast Window Fashions provides more than just the finest window coverings. Our owners are involved in every project from start to finish to ensure your window covering project exceeds your expectations. We’re proud to serve the greater West Palm Beach area. Please contact us at 772-220-8870 or visit our showroom in Stuart, FL, for more information about our products and services. Contact us to learn more.