Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Motorization - A Great Solution

This week we installed Hunter Douglas' motorized Duettes for a special client. As you enter her stunning log home, you see a wall of glass on the far side of the great room. Two large pairs of French doors are topped by stacked sets of windows, reaching up to the arched 20 foot ceiling. The vista beyond the windows is gorgeous, framing Mt. Baker in the distance, with nearer views of the river and the nesting bald eagles.

That much glass presented a problem in the winter. Those expansive windows allowed the cold to seep through, casting a chill in the room that even a roaring fire was not able to alleviate. The sheer height of the windows made it very difficult, if not impossible, to operate any window coverings manually. Motorizing the highly energy efficient shades was an ideal solution.

The client chose shimmering Opalessence fabric in Copper Blaze, which complemented the warm wood tones of the log home. Hunter Douglas' new Platinum remote made it possible to use either infrared or radio frequency technology to operate the shades together or singly.

The result? Beautiful window coverings that combine energy savings and insulation in the winter with reduced heat gain in the summer, in one easy to use package. And one satisfied client!

HD Duettes complement any room or style