Benefits of Installing Custom Shutters in Your Home in Houston TX

  • By Window Magic Blinds & Drapery Inc.
  • 26 May, 2017

Custom shutters from Window Magic Blinds & Drapery, Inc. in Houston, Texas offer numerous benefits when installed in your home. Here are the top 20:

  1. Timeless beauty – Unlike many window treatments that have a shelf life, plantation shutters will never go out of style

  2. Easy to clean – Shutters are easily kept clean with regular dusting and an occasional wipe down with a damp cloth.

  3. Reduces allergens – Shutters do not trap allergens and keep them in the room like softer window fashions can.

  4. Light and privacy control – Shutters can be opened completely for an unobstructed view, closed with the louvers open for partial privacy, or closed completely to block light. If you prefer indirect light, the louvers can be tilted slightly up or down. Custom shutters are even available with louvers that operate separately so you can have the bottom half closed for privacy and top open to let in natural light.

  5. Increase in home value – Because of their timelessness, flexibility, and durability, plantation shutters are attractive to buyers and increase the value of your home.

  6. Block out heat/ cold air – Increase the energy efficiency of your home with shutters that effectively block out cold winter air and the heat of the summer sun.

  7. Lifetime guarantee – Hunter Douglas provides a limited lifetime guarantee on all of their window treatments, including shutters.

  8. Quality – Hunter Douglas offers the above guarantee because their shutters are expertly made with quality products that will last for years.

  9. Professional installation – While shutters bought at a big-box store may offer a few of the benefits listed here, custom shutters from Window Magic come with professional installation.

  10. Variety of materials – Custom shutters come in 100% wood, Polysatin™ compound , and a hybrid of wood and manmade materials.

  11. Variety of colors – Whether painted or stained, custom shutters can be matched to your existing décor.

  12. Easy to open and close – No matter how large or small, shutters are easy to open and close, unlike some blinds and shades that can be difficult to open evenly or become unwieldy if they are large.

  13. Cordless – Shutters are safe for both children and pets.

  14. Quiet – If blinds are closed with the slats open, a breeze can cause them to sway and bang against the window frame. Shutters stay put as they allow breezes to blow through.

  15. Will work in any type of window – Custom shutters can be made to fit any size or shape of window.

  16. Can be mounted inside or outside the window frame – If you want to showcase your window trim, hang shutters on the inside; if you want the trim hidden, mount them on the outside.

  17. Multiple hanging options – Shutters can be hung with one panel attached to each side of the window or they can be hinged together and attached to only one side of the window.

  18. Durable – Because they are made of hard materials and without cords, shutters are very durable window treatments.

  19. Won’t fade – Unlike curtains or draperies, shutters resist fading.

  20. Made in the USA – All Hunter Douglas window coverings are proudly made in the U.S.

If you’re ready to take advantage of all the benefits custom Hunter Douglas shutters offer, please visit our Houston, Texas showroom or call to schedule an in-home shopping appointment.

By Elizabeth Burton 31 Aug, 2017
Choosing the proper window treatments for a commercial space is just as important, if not more important, than getting window treatments for your home. At home you only need to contend with you and your family’s tastes and light control needs, but in a commercial space you also need to make sure that your space is hospitable to making potential customers and clients into paying guests. If this is something you aren’t sure how to do, the window treatment experts at Window Magic Blinds & Drapery, Inc. in Houston, TX are here to help.

1. What kind of business do you run?
Different types of businesses have different kinds of ambiance that they need to set in order to communicate their brand and values effectively. High-end restaurants typically have dim lighting, which would necessitate blinds that have more total light control. Similarly, if you are operating a showroom or a retail store, blinds that allow in more light so that your customers can effectively see your wares will be a more effective business strategy.

2. Will someone be available to operate them?
If you have someone in your space who will be able to operate your blinds throughout the day to adjust to the changing position of the sun, that is fantastic. If you don’t, don’t worry: there is an option for you. Hunter Douglas ’s blinds are available to be motorized through the PowerView® motorization system. This allows you to operate your blinds with the touch of a button via the Pebble remote control, or even preprogram them so that they open and close at specific times of day.

3. Trust in Window Magic to help
Here at Window Magic Blinds & Drapery, we pride ourselves in being window treatment experts for more than just residential spaces. We also love helping the Houston, TX area’s businesses make the most of their windows. If you own a commercial space in Houston, TX or the surrounding area, trust in Window Magic Blinds & Drapery to help you find the perfect blinds for any window in your space. Don’t settle for anything less than the top of the line when it comes to your business: let Window Magic make your business shine.
By Elizabeth Burton 27 Jul, 2017
The world of window treatments has exploded over the years with so many different options and styles. Often, they are ordered and installed only to discover that weeks later they no longer are functional or don’t meet expectations. This can be a problem for many homeowners especially with treatments that haven’t been on the market for long. However, Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades (also referred to as cellular shades) have withstood the test of time since they have been released.

Energy Efficiency

Honeycomb shades are designed to provide insulation in the window by trapping air within their uniquely designed cells. This allows the room where they are installed to stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Once the shade is installed you will be able to feel the difference immediately. As hot or cold air passes through the material it gets trapped, keeping the temperature in your home more comfortable, and saving you money on your energy bill. They work so well that it is a good idea to have them installed an inch or so from the glass for the air to circulate to prevent ice buildup on the glass.

Safety

Hunter Douglas’s honeycomb shades are also available in cordless styles, making them safe for children and pets. You simply lift and lower them with your hand and they stay put wherever you want them to. Cords are a safety concern in homes with young children, which is why honeycomb shades from Hunter Douglas can make your home safer. The cordless look is also clean and sleek, giving you aesthetic benefits as well as safety benefits.

Privacy

Honeycomb shades also allow you to control the privacy in your home. These shades give you the option of opening and closing them from the top or the bottom – you can raise the bottom to see out or you can lower the top to keep your privacy while still allowing in natural light. These shades are great for bedrooms, bathrooms, or street level windows where an unwanted view can be blocked while still illuminating your home.

So Many Styles

We offer a wide range of honeycomb shades from Hunter Douglas. The Duette line is Hunter Douglas’s original single and double honeycomb shades that come in a variety of cell sizes and offer a range of light control options. The Alustra collection offers unique fabrics, a distinct look and superior energy efficiency. The Duette Architella line offers a large selection of colors, fabrics and pleat sizes. The Applause honeycomb shade line is streamlined and offers a triple-cell construction. No matter what style you are looking for our professionals can help you sift through the options and choose the right honeycomb shade for your home project.

At Window Magic in Houston, TX our professionals can help you with all of your window treatment needs. Visit our showroom in Houston, TX as we proudly service the surrounding area. We can discuss with you the many reasons why honeycomb shades are the window treatments of the future.

By Window Magic Blinds & Drapery Inc. 23 Jun, 2017

Hunter Douglas window coverings do more than just cover a window. They provide light control and privacy as well as keep out the Houston, Texas heat. Your Hunter Douglas dealer Window Magic Blinds and Drapery Inc also offer a large variety of shades and blinds to help you find the best choice for your home enhancement. There are so many possibilities to keep the heat out. When correctly installed, window shades are one of the simplest and most effective ways to save energy in your home. Hunter Douglas Blinds will not only keep the heat out but will be a beautiful addition to our home.

We offer five different styles of Honeycomb shades. Pleated shades are available in a very wide range of colors to help you make a bold statement or to make certain areas in your home pop. Applause honeycomb shades are made with a triple cell construction, making them very energy efficient. Duette Architella offers the largest selection of fabrics and colors. They are known for their honeycomb within a honeycomb design. Modern roman shades are another fine selection to keep the heat out. We offer roman shades with six different operating systems to choose from. Roman shades are the best type of shade for insulation to keep the heat out.   There are four styles of roller and screen shades available to give your home a more traditional look. If you want your home to have a more natural feel you may want to go with woven wood shades. Any room in your home would look uniquely stylish with beautifully made bamboo and natural wood shades.

There are two main types of blinds we have made available to you. Horizontal blinds run sideways and are ideal for larger narrow widows. Vertical blinds run up and down and are great for sliding glass doors. These shades provide powerful light control and are one of the easiest window treatments to maintain. Both vertical and horizontal blinds are available in a wide selection of colors and style options as well as many different materials. We want to allow you to show your personality with many different style possibilities and be able to choose blinds that best fit your family’s needs.

As well as color and material we also offer the option of motorized window treatments. With motorized window treatments adjusting your hard to reach window coverings is as stress-free as pushing a button from a remote, or even an app on your smartphone. You also have the option to program your window coverings to your own specific needs, or coordinate them with the sunrise and sunset. Motorized window coverings are not as dangerous as standard blinds could be for children and pets because they are cordless.

At Window Magic Blinds and Drapery Inc we are family owned and operated, have three decades of experience and give you a lifetime guarantee. We proudly service the greater Houston area and want to help you beat the heat. Let us help you enhance your home with stunning shades that will keep the Houston, Texas heat out.

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By Window Magic Blinds & Drapery Inc. 01 Feb, 2017

Transforming any space can be as easy as installing new window treatments. Interestingly, this can be quite a daunting task with more options than ever before available. The unsung hero of interior design, window treatments, can be bright and cheerful, or dark and mysterious. From fun to formal, almost all window treatments can come in a motorized option. Before you make a selection make sure you consider the following: color, fabric, mounting, size and shape of window. No matter the choice the transformation is sure to make a lasting impression.

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As the New Year rapidly approaches, we at Window Magic Blinds and Drapery will be happy to meet with you to discuss the window treatment trends for the New Year of 2017. Whether you just want to freshen things up a bit in one or two rooms, or you’re looking for a complete makeover for the entire house, we can help. We are up on all the latest and hottest trends of the season or year. Is it blinds or drapes? Corded or motorized? What are the seasons’ hottest colors and fabrics? We know! Call for a free in-home shopping appointment or stop by our main showroom location.
By Window Magic Blinds & Drapery Inc. 23 Nov, 2016
Home automation is making life easier in a variety of ways.  Maybe you didn’t think remote control blinds and shades were that important.  Maybe it’s time you took a look at Hunter Douglas’ PowerView® Motorization the new innovative way to operate your blinds and shades to learn why these new motorized blinds and shades are becoming so popular.  With PowerView®Motorization, you open up a whole new way to operate your window treatments.
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