Things are heating up outside friends! Between our spring showers and sun dappled days, our little corner of the earth has never been more beautiful. Flowers are in bloom, the trees are turning a bright happy shade of green and the evenings are as enjoyable as ever. It won’t be long though until our true Texas summer comes along with its unbearable heat. With that pesky sun being so strong, it’s easy to want to shut it out of your home on those long hot summer days. Fear not friend, there are so many eco-friendly and efficient ways to embrace the sun in your home this summer. We’ve put together a few tips and tricks below for you to help keep you and your home cool and trendy heading into this new season.
This month, we’re focusing on your windows. There are so many homes nowadays that have wall to wall windows across the family room that showcase beautiful views of the outdoors. While this is an incredible feature in any home, the Texas summer sun can turn your family’s great room into an accidental sauna if you aren’t careful. The west facing sun can heat up a room and make it unbearable in the afternoons. To avoid this, consider window treatments such as Hunter Douglas’ Duette Honeycomb Shades. Just like you protect yourself with sunscreen when you spend time outside, these shades act like a barrier between the sun’s harsh rays and your interiors.
There are multiple benefits to installing Duette shades in your home. For starters, these shades are one of the most energy efficient shades you can own. The special honeycomb shape traps air between the layers of fabric which helps insulate your rooms in both hot and cold weather. These energy efficient shades help lower your energy consumption and, in turn, lower your energy bills. They are offered in a range of fabrics and textures as well, so whether you prefer a more traditional style or contemporary look, there is sure to be a perfect fit for you.
If you don’t want to cover your beautiful windows on the inside during the day and lose your views, think about outdoor screen shades. These shades come in a variety of opacities that allow you to see through the shade while still blocking the sun’s rays and cooling your home. From the outside, they bring your outdoor area together by providing a sleek, sophisticated look. From the inside, they are barely noticeable.
So, friend, if you are thinking about dressing up your windows this summer, here at Carol’s Custom Draperies we would love to help you transform your home into the cool oasis of your dreams. Stop by the showroom to see your options for energy efficient window treatments today. Come see us at 535 S. Locust St., Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or call us at 940-565-8337 to set up your design appointment!