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Installing a film on your windows is one way you can cut down on your energy bills.

Another bonus of window films - they can result in significant fade protection for furniture, carpet, and draperies.

Drapery Connection - Window Tinting

See also: Eclipse Solar Control Window Films & Tinting

By Anna Webb - Idaho Statesman Edition Date: 05/09/07

Ten truths about Monica Macha's Drape Couture, an independent design business tucked into a deep, cool and cavernous brown space in Grove Street's Linen District that specializes in high-end window treatments.

THE SIMPLE REAL ESTATE LAW OF FIXTURES. Most home buyers and sellers, and even their real estate agents, often do not understand the simple law of fixtures.

A "fixture" is moveable personal property, which, by means of bolts, nails, screws, cement, glue, or other attachment method, has been converted to real property. Clearly, that dining room chandelier had been converted from personal property to real property because of its permanent attachment to the structure. Nothing was said in the sales contract about its exclusion from the condo sale.

By Gail Borelli McClatchy-Tribune Tucson, Arizona | Published: 04.08.2007

It's spring ” time to pull down the heavy draperies and let the sun shine in.
For an airy curtain that won't block the light, try sewing together lacy women's handkerchiefs, as shown in the March issue of Better Homes and Gardens. The dainty handkerchiefs are available cheap at just about every flea market and antiques shop; some are quite charming.

Design Challenges - We Can Solve Them

Window coverings can be a room focal point or subtle enhancement to a great scenic view. Windows can actually be art in your room. No other decorative enhancement to your home affords such freedom and personal self-expression. Through window design, the tone and feeling of your home - your family lifestyle - are visible for you to enjoy every day of the year.

No matter where we live, February brings us to the heart of winter... and pulses quicken with the hope of early spring just around the corner. Home is where we keep safe and warm, so why not look indoors to let the sun shine in, with an updated outlook in window treatment and room design!

Draperies

All kids grow up and so does their taste. So when one teen is ready for her bland bedroom to suit her fun style, our design team gives it a colorful kick.

Kelly is a busy 15-year-old with out a good place to hang out. This is her bedroom. It's a good size, but...

Kelly Kneeland, teenager
"It is kind of boring. I mean, the last time it was decorated I was six years old."

IADORE draperies. When they're designed well they function as light control, temperature control, and they give unmistakably beautiful ambiance to a room.

But what do you do when those beautiful draperies need cleaning? Usually draperies of good quality only need vacuuming with the soft brush attachment of your vacuum. But if your draperies are hung in the top window of a 16-foot wall like many are, they are difficult to reach and may be dangerous to execute. Some window treatments have been soiled by accident.

Humor seems to be a big part of the eclectic design picture this year. That flocked wallpaper we loved to hate is hot once again, but this time in bigger and bolder patterns. No more thought of as stuffy, this retro paper pairs up with molded contemporary furniture and bright, spicy colors for a fresh, new look.

Gaining privacy without feeling like you're in a maximum security cell is a mission in itself, but when you also have to factor in environmentally sustainable design processes, it can leave you scratching your head.

Shutterflex has been an innovator in window screens, shutters and louvers for over 20 years, and is dedicated to providing a wide range of quality privacy and security products.

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