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 05 Dec, 2017
Winter will be here soon, so now is a great time to give your home a fresh, new look for the holidays. A good place to start is with your window treatments. Window Magic Blinds & Drapery, Inc. of Houston, TX keeps you in the loop with the latest trending window treatments for this winter season! The window treatments that are currently trending are cellular shades, shutters, and wood & metal blinds. Not only do these window treatments have aesthetic appeal, but they also offer a multitude of benefits that can be found especially helpful for the upcoming winter season.

Cellular Shades

As your local Hunter Douglas dealer, we offer you top of the line custom Hunter Douglas window treatments, including their cellular shades . Hunter Douglas’ Duette Honeycomb Shades are cellular shades specifically engineered to provide beauty to any space, as well as energy efficiency. Their honeycomb-shaped cells trap air and prevents it from moving freely through your windows. This adds insulation to your home, allowing you to lower your energy bills throughout the year. Duette shades are offered in a wide variety of fabrics, pleat sizes, opacities, colors, and textures.


Hunter Douglas’ shutters are classic plantation shutters made with experienced craftsmanship. Their shutters are offered in three different styles: Heritance, Palm Beach, and NewStyle. The Heritance hardwood shutters are plantation shutters crafted from real wood using dovetail construction, which allows for maximum strength and durability. The Palm Beach innovative shutters are constructed with UV-resistant Polysatin, ensuring that they will never fade, crack, chip, or discolor, regardless of heat or moisture. Last, but not least, the NewStyle value-priced hybrid shutters blend the beauty of real wood and with the durability of modern-day materials to create a strong shutter that offers a stunning look for any space. All three styles of shutters are also offered in a large selection of stain and paint finishes.

Wood & Metal Blinds

Hunter Douglas offers the finest woods, aluminum, and faux wood horizontal blinds in various slat sizes, colors, and textures. Their blinds are offered in three different styles: Parkland, Everwood, and Modern Precious Metals. The Parkland wood blinds are a traditional style with rich hardwood slats that will complement any room. The Everwood wood-alternative blinds have classic good looks that don’t age, with TruGrain finishes. Modern Precious Metals blinds pair metal slats with real wood accents that offer maximum light control and a sleek, uncluttered look. All styles are offered in a wide variety of colors and operating systems.

Professional Help in Houston, TX

If you are ready to update your home with this season’s trending window treatments, then it is time to stop by your favorite family-owned and operated company. Window Magic Blinds & Drapery, Inc. has been proudly serving the Houston area since 1981. Whether you are shopping for a single wood blind, redecorating your entire house, or seeking the solution to a complex design challenge, you'll find great people here who have the knowledge and expertise to help you put it all together! Please do not hesitate to contact us today to get started with your next project!
By Elizabeth Burton 15 Nov, 2017
When it comes to designing and styling your home, the big things matter like the material you used for your flooring to the type of granite you want for your kitchen counter tops. But just like the big things, the small thing matter just as much. A simple change to your window by adding roman shades will give your home just as much style as your new plush living room sofa. With 3 decades of providing our customers with our design expertise, Window Magic Blinds & Drapery Inc. would love to add you to the list! Every customer is unique so we will only tell you what is best for you. Come by our showroom in Houston, TX so we can work together in styling your home with roman shades .

You’ve heard the saying, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do,”. We’d like to twist that a little and say, “When at home, do as the Romans do,” because the roman shade did originate in Rome. To make their shades beautiful, the Romans decorated them, but in today's world we don't have to do this ourselves. Roman shades come in a variety of colors to match any design concept in every room. Choose lighter colors for a softer feel in a masculine room, or go with a darker tone to create some depth and give your room a warm feeling.

Another thing you need to know about styling your home with roman shades is that they are very easy on the eyes. The flow of the soft folds gives the illusion that you have a curtain draping, so you won’t need to worry about rushing to purchase curtains once you have had your roman shades installed. Roman shades are so stylish, you won’t need curtains to add extra style! When thinking about your roman shade options, remember that the material you choose will play a role in the overall look of your home.

A great thing about these shades is that they can be light-filtering or room-darkening. How opaque the fabric needs to be depends on which room you are decorating. You might want to go with the room darkening option for the bedroom if you want to be able to sleep longer in the morning. If you love natural light, the light-filtering option may appeal to you more. Roman shades are offered in both horizontal and vertical orientations, so you can have them on every window and even your sliding door! This way you won’t have to mix and match styles just to cover different windows in your home.

Styling your home does not have to be hard, and you don’t have to have to do it alone. We want to make updating your home with roman shades as easy as it can be. Our team of dedicated and caring members would be honored to assist you with any questions you may have. Our showroom is in Houston, TX and we proudly serve the surrounding areas. Come by today to find the perfect roman shades for your home.
By Elizabeth Burton 01 Nov, 2017
Are you looking to add that perfect finishing touch to your home? There are so many different options to choose from, but a timeless, classic choice is horizontal blinds by Hunter Douglas.

Choosing the right window treatments can always be a challenge, from the type of blind to the fabrics, colors, and materials, how do you know you’re picking the right one? Window Magic Blinds and Drapery has over 30 years of expert experience to help you choose the best shades for you and your home. You may be looking for room-darkening shades for a child’s bedroom, or automatic blinds in your living room—whatever your needs, our expert team can help.

Horizontal blinds are the classic choice that everyone knows and loves that offer simple, clean lines with efficient UV blocking technology. They offer their own benefits and are unique to any other style blinds on the market. They offer a wide variety in light diffusing to room darkening ambiances; are available in many different colors, stains, and materials to create the perfect design for your home; and offer the right amount of privacy when closed. Not sure which is best? We’re here to help!

If you are looking for a simple design with maximum appeal, our exclusive Hunter Douglas Natural Elements™ will do just that. With a unique combination of aluminum slats and real wood trim, including the valance, bottom rail, tassels, and tilt wand, they exude class and warmth all in one. They are also available in the MagnaView® style, which optimizes your view outside and lets more light when they’re open. However, if you’re looking for maximum styling options, then the Hunter Douglas Lightlines® collection is perfect for you. With the widest selection of colors and finishes, they are sure to match any existing décor in your home.

Our collections of horizontal blinds are constructed from the finest woods and alternative materials to create an elegant and seamless design. They are perfect for almost any window shape and are customizable from the material, slat sizes, colors, and stain finishes to match your personal style. Our Parkland® Classics™ blinds offer a wide selection of paint colors, stains, and slat sizes so you can find the right design for you. Contrasted to our signature Parkland® Scenic™ blinds, these offer a mix of a wood grain look with a contemporary feel.

No matter what look you’re going for, Window Magic Blinds and Drapery’s expert team will be able to help you choose the best design options and custom add-ons to ensure your 100% satisfaction. With our updated showroom located in Houston, Texas, we offer the ability to interact with our blinds before you purchase them so you know exactly what you are ordering. If you are unable to visit our showroom, we offer free in-home consultations for added convenience. We welcome our customers with smiling faces to give you a personalized experience with our company. We proudly serve the Houston and surrounding areas.
By Elizabeth Burton 27 Sep, 2017
Are you having trouble finding a type of shade that is your style? Window Magic Blinds & Drapery, Inc. has the answer for you! We are pleased to announce that new designer banded shades have been released from Hunter Douglas, and they are being offered only at certified Hunter Douglas dealers like Window Magic Blinds & Drapery, Inc. before being made available to the general public. Come visit us today to be one of the first to check them out!

You may be curious about what banded shades actually are. Banded shades are made by looping a piece of fabric, which can range from sheer to opaque, over a set of blinds and connecting it at the bottom. This allows for light diffusion, so you can control just how much light actually enters a room. Our banded shades are ideal for rooms that have varying amounts of light coming through the windows during the day. With the new Hunter Douglas banded shades, you can reduce glare in home offices, home theaters, and family rooms by simply aligning the bands to let in less light. The sheerness or opacity of the fabric determines exactly how much light you can block out or let in. At Window Magic Blinds & Drapery, Inc., we have several fabrics you can choose from to get the look you want with the functionality you need.

These shades are truly unique in the Hunter Douglas line. Comprised of a single piece of fabric, like a roller shade, the fabric is looped at the bottom, creating a bubble-like effect. What truly makes this shade special, however, is the alternating bands of sheer and opaque fabric that comprise them. Either line up matching bands to let in diffuse natural light, or alternate them so that every sheer band is blocked by an opaque band. You are sure to find a way to truly make these shades work for your home.

We are proud to be family-owned and operated, and with 30 years of industry experience, Window Magic Blinds & Drapery, Inc. has the tools and expertise you need to find the perfect window treatments for your home. Our expert team will help you go over every detail to craft your ideal interior look. As a certified Hunter Douglas dealer, we can offer you new products, like the Hunter Douglas Banded Shades, that you can’t find just anywhere. Our showroom is conveniently located in Houston, TX, which allows you to view and try all of our products in store before you buy them. This means you can be confident you are making the right decisions, not only for your windows, but your entire home. We proudly serve Houston, TX and the surrounding area.
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.


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.


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.

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:

By Window Magic Blinds & Drapery Inc. 08 Mar, 2017

Whether it’s the classic, sophisticated look of plantation shutters, the luxurious look of roman shades, or a simple custom drapery, window coverings give a soft polish to the interior of a living room. Here are six ideas to give you some inspiration.

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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