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Save On Your Energy Bills with 3 Considerations

Save On Your Energy Bills with 3 Considerations wjfigw4q3

Are you enjoying your summer? The sunshine and blue skies we’ve been having are what we look forward to all winter long, but the heat sure is on this year. Whew! With temperatures climbing into the 90s and intense sunshine on top of that, it’s probably taking a toll on your home and your energy bills. Are you, your air conditioner, and your wallet ready for some sweet relief? Window coverings can turn your home from sweltering  to comfortable–like a summertime oasis. Here are three things to consider as you choose window coverings to help you save on your energy bills this summer–and all year long.

Save with Features for Location

save on your energy bills NYCThe direction your windows face makes all the difference when it comes to how sunshine interacts with your home. North and south facing windows won’t get the intense direct rays that east and west facing windows do. Choosing window coverings that offer the right features for the location of your windows can really help you to save on your energy bills. For east and west facing windows, insulation at the window is key, and you’ll often want ways to reduce glare and draw in light with north and south facing windows. Top down bottom up operation is great for that. Oftentimes you need completely different features for the window shades in your living room as compared to those in your bedroom. That’s why Hunter Douglas offers fabrics, materials, and textures that work well with many window covering styles. You get all the beauty and all the benefits! By carefully selecting the features of your window shades, you can keep the summer sun’s heat from plaguing your home–and your energy bills–while still enjoying the benefits of natural light, privacy, and view-through.

Save with Automation

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If you want to experience serious energy savings, then we have two words for you: PowerView motorization. With motorized shades, you set the scenes along with the schedule, and it takes care of the rest. PowerView adjusts your window shades automatically throughout the day, so your home’s atmosphere is always ideal. As the sun moves, so do your shades. In fact, you can even program PowerView to adjust your window coverings based on your ever-changing local sunrise and sunset times. With an automatic schedule, intense sun doesn’t get a chance to heat up your home regardless of whether you’re there or not. And when you are away, you can control your shades at the touch of a button with the PowerView App from your favorite device! Convenience, comfort, and consistency…PowerView is a sure way to save on your energy bills and upgrade your lifestyle.

Save with Energy-Efficiency

save on your energy bills NYCIf your air conditioner is running non-stop on hot days, or if you’re sacrificing your comfort to cut costs, it’s time for a better solution. Obviously if you’re looking to save on your energy bills, you want to increase the energy-efficiency of your home. But, how? Window shades are one of the best ways to do that. Bare windows magnify the sun and heat–which means it can be hotter inside your home than out! Energy-efficient window coverings have the ability to insulate your home, so they help maintain a consistent temperature. That means your air conditioner doesn’t need to work as hard, and that translates into both comfort and savings for you! Duette shades are the industry leader when it comes to energy-efficiency. Their cell-within-cell structure provides pockets of air that protect your home from the elements just outside your windows. It’s no wonder why they’ve earned the highest ranking.

Start to Save On Your Energy Bills…

Don’t spend another gorgeous summer day dreading the effects of the sun on your home and wallet. It’s time to save on your energy bills with window coverings that are just right for your unique spaces. On top of increasing energy-efficiency, they’ll also add style, sophistication, and the benefits of light control and privacy. So, contact us today, at Metropolitan Window Fashions, for a free, in-home consultation.

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Transform the Atmosphere of Your Home With Sheer Window Treatments

Transform the Atmosphere of Your Home With Sheer Window Treatments wjfigw4q3

When you envision the perfect setting in your home, what do you see? Gentle rays of sunlight that add a soft glow to your living room? The ideal mix of natural light and concealed privacy in your bathroom? The ability to change your bedroom from pleasant light to room darkening in an instant? If those scenarios sound like a dream come true, you’re not alone. And with the help of our design consultants from Metropolitan Window Fashions, you can experience the transforming atmosphere that comes from window treatments featured in our collection of sheer shadings. These sheer shades are the answer to every question you can have in window treatments, atmosphere and solutions! Sound too good to be true? Take a look at what these window treatments can do for you!

The Best of Both Worlds

window treatments luminette sheer shadesYou love the light that comes through your windows, but too much of a good thing is simply too much. With sheer shadings, like our collection of Luminette Privacy Sheers, you’ll receive as much natural light as you want. Without glare. Yes, that’s right. The sheer shadings of our window treatments diffuse the glare for an extremely pleasant glow–while you sit back and take in the view. Your view is spectacular. You deserve to have both view and protection. With sheer window treatments, experience not only diffused glare, but also UV protection and energy efficiency.

Sheer Shadings = Room Darkening

window treatments room darkening sheersThat’s not a typo. Did you know that you can achieve room-darkening with sheer shadings? It sounds like an oxymoron, but it’s true. These sheer window treatments all offer upgrades that you can add when you want the experience of controlled darkness. From the rotating vanes of Luminettes, to the blackout shade that’s added to Silhouettes and Nantuckets, you can have the ultimate atmosphere transformation. Each operating system comes with its own features, and our design consultants can fill you in on the room darkening solution that will work best in your home. From sheer beauty, to intense darkness, we’ve got you covered!

It’s Instant Control

window treatments light filtering sheersWith sheer shadings, most of our clients enjoy them in the lowered position at all times–adjusted so the view is clear, while the natural light is diffused. However, there are times and circumstances where this position is not ideal. Changing the entire atmosphere of the room is not something you want to bother yourself with on a regular basis. PowerView motorization takes the hassle out of atmosphere transformation. Motorized window shades adjust open, closed and anywhere in between with the touch of a button. Even hard-to-reach window treatments are a snap to adjust. Use the PowerView Pebble remote, or even your favorite device, and the control is in the palm of your hand. And with the latest innovations, your home can transform on a schedule you set without ever having to think about it again. Compatible with home integration systems like The Nest and Logitech’s Harmony, your lifestyle will be complete.

Dreaming of the perfect atmosphere right at your fingertips? The window treatments we offer in our sheer shadings collection will amaze you. You get the benefits of glowing natural light, while enjoying all the perks that window coverings have to offer. We’d love to help you transform the look and function of your home and lifestyle. Contact our team, for a free, shop-at-home consultation today!

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Motorized Shades: Instant Control

Motorized Shades: Instant Control wjfigw4q3

You’ve heard about them…now it’s time to experience the lifestyle upgrade that motorized shades will bring to your home. From the comfort of your couch, or on vacation a world away, your control doesn’t change. PowerView motorization puts the control of your home environment into the palm of your hand. And with the latest innovations, your entire home environment can be managed and integrated for seamless function whether you’re home or not. As if having automated window coverings wasn’t exciting enough, your control just got even easier. Hunter Douglas is partnering with some of the most popular home integration systems to help you control your home like never before!

Incredible Innovations

motorized shades patio shadesWhether you love the sleek profile of the new Pebble remote, or you love the functionality of using your favorite device, controlling your motorized shades is in the palm of your hand. This instant control takes your home to the next level. Touch-of-a-button control allows you to open, close and adjust your motorized shades effortlessly. Create and save your favorite scenes and settings in the PowerView App, scheduling them to occur when you need them to, based on your life. Then sit back, and enjoy what PowerView can do for the light control, privacy and function of your home. Ready for whole house control? The latest innovation allows you to use a home integration system, like Logitech’s Harmony experience. Using your PowerView Hub to control your whole home, while integrating in other aspects of home control is the the path to your future convenience.

Your Amazing View

motorized shades living roomThe beauty of your view will only get better with motorized shades. The innovation of effortless control lets you open, close and adjust with the touch-of-a-button. That means that you can enjoy your view in an instant. Choose motorized shades that complement your lifestyle–rooms that boast a gorgeous view on a sunny day can now bring in soft, filtered light with a simple adjustment on your remote or favorite device. And the whole time, you can delight in your amazing view–no glare included!

A Perfect Atmosphere Every Time

motorized shades viewSchedule the ideal adjustments throughout your day, based on your personal schedule and preferences. You know your home better than anyone, and the way the light interacts with your home has a big impact on your lifestyle. How does this sound? Breakfast welcomes the glowing morning light, but your shades are adjusting closed by mid-morning as the temperature maintains your comfort. Adjusting top down during the afternoon, you no longer function like you’re in a cave, trying to avoid the hot daily sun. Motorized shades adjust themselves. Dinnertime invites the softness of sunset, and then your bedtime is perfectly planned, as your motorized shades place themselves into position for the ultimate privacy and room-darkening.

It’s time for you to experience what motorized shades can do for you. Achieve the ideal atmosphere every time with motorized shades that offer instant access, but can also be scheduled so you no longer even have to think about it! Our design consultants at Metropolitan Window Fashions are here to help! We’ll come to you for a free, in-home consultation with expert advice and ideas to upgrade your life. Get started today!

 

Roman Shades: It’s Energy Smart Style You’ll Adore

Roman Shades: It’s Energy Smart Style You’ll Adore wjfigw4q3

Are you longing for the beauty of graceful, soft window treatments? Does your practical side know that your lifestyle needs the convenience of window shades? Consider it fate, but we would love to introduce you to one of our most sought-after choices in window design and solutions. Meet Solera Soft Roman Shades: Perfect styling, energy savings and the capability to offer your home the utmost in smart design. In addition to special offers we have available for a limited time, with our Energy Smart Style sale, these shades are one of our most affordable choices. Why? Your customization of these roman shades is streamlined. That means you can customize your shades with the most popular design elements we have to offer. You’ll start off saving, and continue saving for years to come–saving energy, your valuables and your sanity.

 

Energy Savings

roman shades energy efficiencyThis is a big one. Your window covering solutions need to offer your home savings off of your monthly energy bills–especially living in this area. We see all seasons, and all types of weather. You need energy efficiency you can count on–not just to keep the warm air from escaping your home in the winter, but also to protect you from the intense heat of summer.  No matter the weather or the season, Solera Soft roman shades use layers of fabric to insulate your home and block out direct sunlight. Want another way to save? It’s called daylighting. This powerful feature invites natural light into your home without sacrificing the atmosphere, temperature, privacy or UV protection you need. Daylighting is easy with top-down shades, lowered for just the right amount of light to enter and disperse throughout your home.

 

Smart Design

roman shades top down bottom up shadesThe versatility of Solera Soft roman shades shows with features like top-down bottom-up–it’s the customizable function you’ve always dreamed about. This smart design allows you to enjoy all of the amazing benefits that window shades bring, while still enjoying as much light as you want. Even smarter than that, you can do it with push-of-a-button control. PowerView motorized window shades make your life a breeze. Control the opening, closing and adjustment of your roman shades, from your choice of the sleek and stylish Pebble remote, or on your favorite device with the PowerView App. Set and save favorite scenes, schedule adjustments and simply live life effortlessly. Your motorized shades can be adjusted from across the room, or across the world. It’s the ultimate control, in the palm of your hand.

 

Sophisticated Style

roman shades light-filteringIt’s the elegance of classic roman shades, waterfalling in perfect folds of fabric, that make these shades such a beautiful addition to your windowscape. Available in both woven and non-woven fabrics, the customization brings you to some of the most popular design features–streamlined for convenient selection and incredible affordability. The selection of gorgeous fabrics is offered in a range of opacities, from light-filtering to room-darkening. Create just the right environment, based on your home and lifestyle needs. You’ll have your choice of operating features, including cordless, which not only looks amazing, but offers you the peace of mind you need for a child-safe home. Peace of mind–what’s more stylish than that?

Energy Smart Style–are you ready for it? Solera Soft roman shades offer you the valuable combination of the beauty of soft window treatments with the ease and convenience of window shades. Adding beauty, energy efficiency and smart features to your home, these are roman shades you’ll definitely adore. At Metropolitan Window Fashions, we know how busy you are. That’s why we come to you–at a time that’s convenient for your life–with a free, in-home consultation. We’ll bring ideas, inspiration and samples for you to browse. Contact our team today to set up this unique, shop-at-home experience. You’ll be glad you did!

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Revitalize Your Bathroom: 5 Design Features That Make All the Difference

Revitalize Your Bathroom: 5 Design Features That Make All the Difference wjfigw4q3

You start the day, you end the day–and with added times in between, your bathrooms play a much bigger role in your family’s lives than you realize. It’s time to make the most of your bathrooms. A transformation needs to occur, and to do that, you must know what counts. We have the top five design features that will create the ideal bathroom space for the valuable form and function that you and your family deserve. If you have a bathroom decorating project that you’d love to get started on, our design consultants can come right to you for a free, in-home consultation.

#1 Privacy Control

design featuresYour privacy is one of the most important design features of your bathroom is privacy. While some bathrooms are housed within interior rooms, most have at least one small window to let in natural light. You and your family need to feel the comfort of privacy in the bathroom, and that control should be simplistic enough for even the smallest members of the family to function. The blinds, shades and shutters that you choose for your bathroom can feature simple operating systems–like the gentle push-pull of a wand or the LiteRise system–that offers instant privacy. Privacy should be in your control–make sure the window coverings you choose offer simple function with high levels of privacy.

#2 The Right Kind of Light

design featuresGetting ready for the day, there’s no question–you want to have an adequate amount of light. But once the abundance of light has entered the bathroom, what’s the atmosphere like? Do you struggle with the harshness of direct light bouncing off mirrors and other reflective surfaces? Is the glare making it hard for your bathroom to seem pleasant? The right amount and type of light is one of the most important design features of your bathroom. When choosing the ideal light fixtures, as the bathroom tends to be a smaller space, opt for those that have frosted glass to diffuse some of the light. Two separate sources of light are another option, allowing you to choose the amount of artificial light. For light control of entering natural light, top down window shades allow natural light to come in and disperse throughout the room without filling the space with an unlimited amount of sunshine. There are also window shades in light-filtering materials that can pull in the natural light, while still allowing as much privacy as you need.

#3 Comfortable Temperature

design featuresThere’s nothing quite as chilling as trying to get yourself ready in the morning–or taking kids out of the tub at night–in a chilly bathroom. One of the most important design features of your bathroom is temperature control. Be in control of the temperature in your bathroom by preventing those uncomfortable drafts. Duette honeycomb shades offer the insulation you need to keep the temperature of your bathroom comfortable throughout the year. Preventing drafts is an important function of Duette’s energy efficient features, while the cellular construction of these window shades prevents the cool surface of the window to lower the inside temperature of your bathroom.

#4 Low Profile Design

design featuresEven in the most spacious bathrooms, real estate is limited. Counter space is often used for items you need to get yourself ready, and there’s no space for extras. Keeping the design features and decor of your bathroom on the low-profile side will ensure that the entire room is as functional as possible. That means when choosing side tables and shelving, keep in mind how much space you have to use, and be frugal with that space. Window coverings should honor the idea of limited space, as well, while still providing the essential functions of light control, privacy, energy efficiency and UV protection. Sometimes your windows are in a position that can make the function complicated. The intuitive technology of PowerView motorized shades offers you touch of a button control for convenience and ease.

#5 Specialty Materials

design featuresBathrooms are known areas of humidity and moisture. As you choose design features for your bathroom, keep in my the materials you are using must be created to withstand the elements. The moisture and heat of the bathroom can sometimes affect materials differently than other rooms within your home. Hunter Douglas has taken measures to ensure you always have window coverings that meet your needs. Depending on the style of your bathroom, plantation shutters may be the perfect choice for you–our Palm Beach Polysatin shutters will be the perfect choice, created for areas of high heat and humidity. If the look of window shades is more your style, our Applause shades have fabrics designed to prevent mildew. Our design consultants can help you select window coverings to make sure your bathroom looks amazing for years to come.

Are you ready for a bathroom transformation? These 5 design features are a sure way to make the most of your bathroom for valuable function and unending benefits. Our design consultants would love to help you style your bathroom with decor and window coverings that add upscale form, function and fashion to your bathroom space. Contact our team, at Metropolitan Window Fashions, for a free, in-home consultation.

Light Control That Fits Your Home & Lifestyle

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Do you dream of the perfect atmosphere? Are you trying to start the New Year off right–saving money, finding smart ways to invest in your home? We’ve got some incredible offers for you. Controlling the light in your home will provide you with the perfect environment, specific to each room in your home, meeting your lifestyle needs. The goal is to choose the right window shades that meet those unique needs! We’ve got three operating styles to introduce you to–you get to decide the type of control that fits your home and lifestyle. As an added benefit, in addition to the amazing function of these window shades, we have beautiful fabrics, colors and textures to bring sophisticated design to your space.

Window Shades: Like a Dimmer

window shades levels of lightAdjustment. Levels of light control. Like the dimmer on a light fixture, you decide how much light you want and what type of atmosphere you want to create, depending on circumstance and time of day. Many of these window shades offer the versatility for an extensive range of options, from maximum view-through to room-darkening. Especially for rooms that are used throughout the day, window shades that function with levels of lighting allow you to be comfortable no matter what your needs are. This month, we are offering some exclusive savings on window shades that will help you control the light in ways you just have to see to believe!

Window Shades: Like a Light Switch

window shades light switchIt’s as simple as on/off. It’s quick, and it gives you exactly what you need–light or dark. Perfect for bedrooms, bathrooms and specialty spaces, the window coverings we describe as having ‘light switch’ operation feature simple function and guaranteed results. A gentle gesture opens these window shades, letting in the light of day and views of the outside world. Closing them means quiet darkness and privacy. You can also upgrade these shades with features like top-down, bottom up for increased light control and adjustment to meet the custom needs of your home. During the month of January, we are offering incredible savings when you choose to add these window shades to your home.

Motorized Window Shades: The Ultimate Control

powerview solera window shadesInstantaneous. Intuitive. Our PowerView motorized window shades put the control of your shades into the palm of your hand. Use the PowerView Pebble remote, or the PowerView App on your favorite device, and be amazed by the ease and convenience of automated window shades. Whether you choose window shades that act like a light switch, or those that provide levels of light, like with a dimmer, you’ll create the ideal atmosphere for the rooms in your home. With the ability to control your window shades from across the room, or across the country, your home will feature the right amount of light, privacy and energy efficiency–at all times. It’s easy to schedule your window shades to adjust, open and close, and you can save your favorite settings in the Scene Selector to make sure the perfect atmosphere is as instantaneous as you need it to be! This month, get a free remote with your purchase of two motorized window shades.

Putting the control back in your life–is there a better way to start the New Year? We are so sure you’re going to love the light, privacy and energy efficient control of our window shades, we have some amazing deals for you. Visit our promotions page to see these exclusive offers. We will come to you for a free, in-home consultation, and help guide you to decide what kind of control best suits your home and your lifestyle. Contact our team, at Metropolitan Window Fashions, today!

 

An Energy Efficient Home: Tips & Tricks for You

An Energy Efficient Home: Tips & Tricks for You wjfigw4q3

With the brisk chill in the air, we can’t help but deny the truth. Winter is coming. It’s November, and if you’ve procrastinated–like I have–your home may not be as winter-ready as you’d like. We could blame it on the beautiful, seemingly rare, extended autumn we’ve seen here in the east–I did just plant tulips this past weekend–but it’s probably just human nature to put off preparing for the inevitable. It also may seem a bit daunting to tackle tasks we only do once or twice a year. At Metropolitan Window Fashions, we want to make this time of year easier for you. We have some tips, tricks and a few great resources for you, as you try to create and energy efficient home–or at least increase the kind of warmth and coziness you’re going to love in the midst of the coming winter.

 

Pull out those sweaters–and other ways to stay warm.

Did you know that a light sweater can save 1-2% on your heating bill, and a heavy one can save 3-4%? A sweater, or even a scarf, will let you keep the temperature of your home slightly cooler without feeling cold. Make yourself a cup of coffee, light a fire, get those cozy blankets out of the closet, and know you are starting a trend for a more energy efficient home. Talk about energy savings that you can feel! Here are some other ways you can increase the energy efficiency in your home.

Reverse Your Fan.

energy efficient homeDo yourself a favor–lie down under your ceiling fan. Is it turning counter-clockwise? That’s the summer setting, and you should be able to feel the breeze. Now flip the little switch on the side of the fan to make it go clockwise for a more energy efficient home. Remember when you learned that hot air rises? You want all the hot air moving around the room, so the key is to adjust your fan–simply at the lowest settings–to get that air moving, not just stuck up at ceiling height.

Bring Technology Into the Mix.

energy efficient homeWe live in a smart world. And making an energy efficient home can be as easy as the push of a button with the latest devices. The Nest thermostat is in its third generation, and the intuitive technology even adjusts your preferences as the season’s change. Speaking of transforming your home with intelligence that goes beyond simple motorization…PowerView automated window shades will bring incredible savings, offering you the energy efficient home you are dreaming of. With the capability to set programmable scenes and schedules that meet your lifestyle, it’s like having a personal assistant to take care of the atmosphere of your home this winter.

Cozy It Up. 

energy efficient homeAir is constantly moving, and when the warm air in your home brushes up against the cool air right outside your windows, the temperature inside your home drops. Insulation at the window is key to keeping the temperature consistent and cozy. You don’t need new windows–it’s a huge investment, and we’re here to tell you, it probably won’t give you the results you are looking for. Cellular technology is the answer to an energy efficient home. The honeycomb design of Duette shades provides amazing insulation. The warm air of your home is trapped in pockets that protect against the cold of winter. No more draft, no more money just flying out the…window. And the style is amazing. With fabrics and materials that will add sophistication and elegance, you can’t go wrong. And our Season of Style Sale is on right now with incredible savings for you.

 

The beauty of your landscape will be a dynamic backdrop this winter. Have you thought about adding custom drapes or top treatments to your windows for style and function? The fabric choices will add sophistication and luxury to your home, while the light control, UV protection and privacy will completely transform the space. Right now, at Metropolitan Window Fashions, we are offering promotions that will have your windows looking spectacular this season, while your energy efficient home boasts consistent, comfortable temperatures. From special savings on the beauty of Fabricut Fabrics, to amazing sales and rebates off of our most popular window shades, you will be saving money while enjoying the warmth of your home. Contact our team for a free, in-home consultation today!

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Too Busy? PowerView Motorized Shades Will Be Your Personal Assistant.

Too Busy? PowerView Motorized Shades Will Be Your Personal Assistant. wjfigw4q3

Has the busyness of life got you feeling crazed? From work schedules to extra-curricular activities, it doesn’t stop. When life gets out of control, you need a way to reel everything back in. You need help. And PowerView motorized shades will be the answer you’ve been searching for. I know what you’re thinking: The more technology we bring into our lives, it should get easier, but it almost seems like life is moving too fast. That’s because you haven’t experienced first-hand the ‘intuitive” technology that automation can offer. The benefits of PowerView motorized shades will transform your life and your home with…well, as cliché as it sounds…the touch of a button. Imagine with us for just a moment…

 

Your Schedule…Handled.

powerview motorized shadesSchedules, schedules, schedules. We have overbooked our lives in every aspect. It’s time that you got a little help handling the time crunch. PowerView motorized shades can be scheduled for you – no more worrying that your spouse forgot to close the shades so the dog doesn’t go crazy with morning traffic. No longer will you have to jump back out of the car on a hectic morning so your home isn’t filled with direct (and often damaging) sunlight all day long. The PowerView App has the capability to schedule openings, closings and tilt adjustments based on time of day, specific rooms, even individual windows–from anywhere in the world on your favorite device. The control you need without a single thought. In a word: Perfection.

 

The Ideal Atmosphere…Always.

powerview motorized shadesBecause you are the mastermind behind your family’s success, you deserve the ease of lifestyle control that PowerView motorized shades have to offer. Have you ever looked around, even for three seconds, and thought, “Life is good.” With automated shades, those moments will come more naturally and more often. The atmosphere will always be serene, the temperature will always be comfortable, and the lighting will always be just right with the touch of a button. Doesn’t that sound amazing? And it doesn’t matter the room or circumstance. With the Scene Selector on the PowerView App, in mere seconds, you can communicate quickly and easily to select favorite scenes based on your family’s need in that moment. The perfect atmosphere will even make the sound of your children arguing almost seem tolerable.

 

Style, Comfort, Control…It’s Yours.

powerview motorized shadesWith PowerView motorized shades, you’ll have a lot less to worry about. Now you know that your schedule is taken care of, the atmosphere will always be great, and the style is amazing. PowerView offers an upgrade for your lifestyle, but also for the designer styling of your home. The PowerView Pebble Remote, or surface remote, is just one more way that PowerView motorized shades are the answer to helping you create the life of your dreams without hassle. With a range of on-trend colors, you can choose the sleek, contemporary look that goes best with your decor. And you never have to hide an ugly remote again. Designed as intentional decor, this valuable piece of equipment allows you fingertip control of adjustments and scenes. It’s just one more way that you can add convenience and style to your life.

Lifestyle control–isn’t that exactly what you need? The benefits of PowerView go on and on, and with your busy life, you deserve to feel like someone else is taking care of things for once. Are you ready to find out how PowerView motorized shades can transform your life? At Metropolitan Window Fashions, we love to be able to offer you the latest trends and technology, in addition to beautiful window coverings for your home.  If you’d love to upgrade your home with the atmosphere, temperature, privacy and energy efficiency you need, contact our team for a free, in-home consultation.

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Child-safe Window Coverings: What You Need to Know

Child-safe Window Coverings: What You Need to Know wjfigw4q3

“Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” –Elizabeth Stone

Parents worry. It’s what we do best. And no matter the age of your children, the worries may change, but they are always present. The last place you’d expect your child to be unsafe is inside your own home. This month, we want to bring to light an issue that often gets overlooked with sometimes frustrating–and even scary–consequences. Children are curious–they make their own fun. Sometimes those adventures can be harmful. Child-safe window coverings are a must when you have children in your home. This October, we want to help make your home a safe place for your family with free cordless upgrades. Check out some of the options we have for you…

PowerView Motorization

Intuitive Technology + Automated Shades = Safety (& tons of convenience!)

child-safe window coverings with motorized shades You’ll do anything to keep your kids safe, including trying to keep cords and strings out of harm’s way. It’s not safe to tie cords up and out of reach, and the function of your window shades is lost. You just want some peace of mind, right? Motorized window shades will be the answer to all your troubles. Without cords or strings, you will achieve incredible safety for your children–and the convenience of PowerView motorization is unsurpassed. No more running back into your home to lower the window shades after an already hectic morning. No more living in a cave all day because you didn’t have even one extra minute to adjust your window shades open that day. Everything can happen with the touch of a button, either on your PowerView Pebble remote or your favorite device. Child-safe window coverings combined with loads of convenient features–it’s just what you need.

LiteRise Lift System

Effortless Operation + Cordless = Safety (for children, pets & your investment!)

child-safe window coverings child's bedroom literise Your window coverings have amazing benefits of light control, energy efficiency and privacy. But as a child, the windows need to be clear–to watch, learn and enjoy the outside world. Much of the time, when your child is at the window, they just want the window blinds to be out of the way. So they mess with them–not always harmful to your child, but almost always harmful to the window blinds themselves. And the rest of your home is the scene of your child’s most exciting adventures–the cords of window coverings may end up as part of the story: a rope to climb, a lasso to throw, a pulley for a toy truck. Child-safe window coverings feature lift systems–like the LiteRise operating system from Hunter Douglas–that take the cords out of the equation. LiteRise is easy to function–one simple push or pull and the window shades stay right where you put them. That means your little ones stay safe, and because they are so easy to use, your window shades stay safe, too.

What if cordless isn’t an option?!?!

Floor-to-ceiling windows + Furniture Obstacles = Don’t Panic.

child-safe window coverings cord lock for safety There are circumstances when cordless may not be the best decision for your family. We know that there are situations where the lift system is chosen based on your needs and the unique design of your home. That’s why we want you to know you have options for child-safe window coverings even when a cord is involved. Safety is a top priority at Hunter Douglas, so they have gone above and beyond to ensure safe features for other lift systems. The short, retractable cord of UltraGlide will allow you simple function, but keep the cord out of harm’s way. The continuous cord loop that is such a popular operating system is easily tightened and fastened inside the window frame–secure and subtle. Safety is what matters, and you have options, no matter your circumstance.

Safety in your home is a huge concern, and you deserve peace of mind, knowing your family is protected. At Metropolitan Window Fashions, we care about you and your loved ones. We want to help guide you to child-safe window coverings that will keep your home free of danger. During the month of October, take advantage of free cordless upgrades, and let out a sigh of relief. Contact our team for a free, in-home consultation today.

Sleep Solutions Just for You

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Your home. Does it sometimes feel like Grand Central Station? The continuous go-go-go of your life can be fun and exciting, but also exhausting. Plagued by daytime fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and irritability, you hide under-eye circles behind a giant mug of coffee. You don’t have to suffer! We have sleep solutions that will make the recommended 7 to 8 hours of sleep more than just a dream. Are you dreaming of better sleep? Our Season of Savings promotion offers some of Hunter Douglas’ most popular window shades with amazing benefits and savings for you! Here’s how to get some glorious shuteye amid the constant energy, motion and busyness of your everyday life.

Clean Up Light Pollution

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While manmade light sources offer convenience, they disrupt the natural rhythms of nature. From the blaze of streetlights, billboards, and passing traffic, to your TV, smartphone, and iPad, light litters your bedroom. Being exposed to light at bedtime can make falling asleep–and staying asleep–tough. It’s time to clean up light litter! Turn off or cover the glow of devices–or consider keeping them out of your bedroom altogether. Install window shades that feature blackout and room-darkening fabrics. They will add an element of style while helping to create the necessary darkness that will turn your room into a sleep sanctuary.

Turn the Sound Off

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Along with light, sound may be making a mess of your sleeping habits and patterns. You may not even realize just how much noises are reducing the restorative power of your rest because sounds don’t have to jostle you awake at night to be a problem. Noises can simply arouse your brain and prevent you from going into deeper stages of sleep. So, if distant sirens, grumbling planes, beeping automobiles, and vigilant dogs are the quartet that plays your nightly lullaby, window coverings that absorb sound are a must-have in your home. They will be sleep solutions you relish!

Rest and Relax

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Easier said than done, right? Demanding and hectic days get the best of everyone. It can be so hard to unwind, and some of your usual attempts may actually be interfering with getting quality sleep. Late-day exercise and TV before bedtime can wake you up, and a nightcap can leave you floating in a light stage of sleep. Instead, spend fifteen minutes enjoying a calming activity–such as listening to quiet music, reading by a soft light, or stretching. Then, head to bed. Also, make sure that your home is a comfortable, consistent temperature. Being too hot or too cold can make it impossible to relax–which is already hard enough. Energy-efficient window shades can be a big help with this. Their insulating properties work to maintain a stable temperature regardless of whether snow is flying or the summer sun is scorching outside. With these sleep solutions, you’ll be relaxed and ready for dreamland in no time!

Surround Yourself with Convenience

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Does your home boast a desirable panoramic view? Seeing the skyline, or overlooking your own beautiful landscape from floor-to-ceiling windows is a treat like no other. Managing glare and privacy, however, can be a time-consuming challenge. Not with the intelligent technology of PowerView automation, though. Select and save the positions of the window coverings throughout your home that provide just the right amount of light, privacy, and room ambiance for different times of day and occasions. Then program them to occur automatically or control them from your favorite device with the PowerView App. Setting the scene for your next dinner party has never been easier. Plus, you can schedule your window shades to enhance your sleep patterns. Set them to rise and let the sun peek in to wake you up in the morning and then to lower while you start your relaxing bedtime routine. Your window shades will work for you morning, noon, and night while you rest easy! PowerView provides convenient and innovative sleep solutions you shouldn’t live without!

You’re busy all day long being your best–you should have the best sleep! It’s time to discover sleep solutions that will boost your productivity, mood, and health. If you are ready for the features of window coverings to turn your nights of tossing and turning into nights of celebrated slumber, we would love to help. And right now, you have an opportunity for amazing savings on Hunter Douglas’ most popular window shades with our Season of Savings! Contact our team at Metropolitan Window Fashions for your free, in-home consultation.