Modern day conveniences help you increase the enjoyment of your home by improving functionality and comfort. But modern efficiency doesn’t have to come in the form of a new-fangled smart home assistant or a fridge with a TV screen. Rather, even basic amenities such as your window treatments can be modernized with all kinds of helpful features. Finding the time to explore these features can augment your home’s energy efficiency, sense of privacy and security, and more!
You can overhaul your window treatments in quite a few ways, which range from their essential design to how you use and adjust them. What’s more, convenient functionality doesn’t mean you miss out on style, since modern window treatments provide the best of both worlds. A local design consultant can help you create your optimal pair of custom window treatments with a free virtual or in-home consultation.
Improve Energy Efficiency with Insulated Shades
Peak energy efficiency is one of the most important elements of a modern home, as it improves your sense of comfort while keeping monthly energy bills lower. Big windows can be a source of heating and air conditioning loss, at least up until you update your window treatments. Modern designs include higher energy efficiency as a core feature, while still offering an attractive final design.
Duette® Honeycomb Shades are a good example. Their pleated cell design contains pockets of air between the window and the rest of the room, building a layer of insulation that retains heating and air conditioning where it belongs. These beautiful shades come in many different fabric opacities to help you customize how much sunlight gets through.
Maximum Security with Exterior Hurricane Shutters
Another important component of a modern home is a clear sense of safety and protection against both trespassers and severe weather events. But rather than invest in elaborate security systems or a storm shelter, you can strengthen your home or business’ security with exterior shutter window treatments. Manufactured with sturdy stainless steel, custom exterior shutters can resist hurricane-force winds.
LouverShield™ Hurricane Shutters easily endure even the most powerful weather events. They can be enclosed in compact, subdued housing when not in use, minimizing impact on your property’s curb appeal. While manual operation is simple and convenient, these hurricane shutters can also be motorized, remote controlled from indoors, and even incorporated into your existing automation system!
Modern Style and Smart Operation with Roller Shades
While convenience is worthwhile, you can’t rule out fashionable design when it comes to modernizing your home. Pristine lines and subtle detail are the cornerstones of modern designs, making roller and solar shades an excellent option. They’re installed to sit as close to the windowpane as possible, reducing the light that penetrates into the room. But if you favor a warm glow, sheer fabrics deliver.
Designer Roller Shades can be customized with more than 300 different fabrics, enabling you to highlight your unique sense of style. These beautiful shades can also be motorized and remotely controlled using a Wi-Fi operating system, ideal for convenience or high-up windows. This also makes them more secure for homes with pets or young children.
Explore Shutter Styles with Our Visualizer Tool
The classic look of plantation shutters are a great solution for the modern home but looking at all the various customization options may seem a little intimidating. You can streamline the process thanks to our helpful Visualizer Tool. Take a photo of your room or take one of our sample photos to check out colors, louver sizes and other details.
Enhance 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 beautiful and easy to use and can be personalized to your preferences. If you're not sure of how to start, feel free to request a free consultation. Our design consultants recognize precisely how to capture your sense of style in a gorgeous set of window treatments from Louver Shop of Western Carolina.