There’s nothing that beats a Northwest summer. The sudden spike in temperatures and brighter sunshine can catch many people off-guard, especially when it comes to the window treatments you choose for your home. Many people don’t bother with preparing their windows for the summer seasons since most of the year is so wet and cool. But by choosing the right window treatments, you can make sure your windows coverings are ready to handle the summer heat while serving you well during all other times of the year.
Custom shades made by Hunter Douglas are available with Duolite®, an awesome feature that automatically improves any style of shade you choose. Many people find their sleeping routine thrown off during summers in the Northwest since it can stay light out until 10 PM, making it hard to keep your bedroom dark. By adding Duolite® to your shades, you can always have a blackout shade handy. Since the blackout liner operates independently from your front shades, you can include a low-opacity shade for soft light.
Duolite® is also available for energy-efficient shades as well, which will benefit your home no matter what time of year it is. The system works a little bit differently for Duette® Honeycomb Shades, with an extra rail you can move one direction for opaque shades while moving the other way to reveal a sheer, light-filtering shade.
Horizontal blinds and summer weather are a great combination. Custom blinds let you tilt open the slats to bring in some light without subjecting your home to direct sunlight. With Modern Precious Metals® Aluminum Blinds and the available MagnaView® feature, you can also take in nearly unobstructed views of the Olympic Mountains while you keep your home cool. Thanks to a broad spectrum of available metal textures, you can choose how your custom metal blinds affect the light in your home as well.
Another excellent choice for custom summer blinds is the EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds collection. Made to handle UV rays and heat, these custom vinyl blinds can still provide your home with a beautiful wood look when you choose the available TruGrain® collection of wood grain styles. Of course, these faux wood blinds also look gorgeous when you choose a solid paint color as well.
Shutters always seem to match every season beautifully and they work especially well during the summer. White tones and clean style are trends that don’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Luckily, this look fits the summer season perfectly. You can enjoy sleek style and durability when you choose Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters, which are available four white colors. Available with PowerView® Automation, you can always effortlessly adjust the light in your home to stay cool this summer and onward.
Here at Eagle Harbor Window Coverings, we are proud to offer a great selection of custom summer window treatments from Hunter Douglas. We are located in Bainbridge Island, WA and serve Poulsbo, Kingston, Silverdale, Port Ludlow, and the surrounding Kitsap County. Visit our showroom today to find the right summer window treatments for your home!