Sew Fine II https://www.sewfine2.com Creating Inspired Interiors For Your Home Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:31:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 https://www.sewfine2.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/cropped-sf2_applogo-1-32x32.png Sew Fine II https://www.sewfine2.com 32 32 Why Your Windows Need Motorized Window Treatments for the New Year https://www.sewfine2.com/windows-need-motorized-window-treatments-new-year/ https://www.sewfine2.com/windows-need-motorized-window-treatments-new-year/#respond Mon, 08 Jan 2018 12:23:21 +0000 https://www.sewfine2.com/?p=2012 You might be thinking that no one truly needs motorized window treatments. But it’s pretty hard to ignore their many benefits, and after having them in your home, you may wonder how you ever lived without them. The Convenience of Motorized Window Treatments Motorized window treatments are the ultimate in convenience. Imagine being able to […]

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You might be thinking that no one truly needs motorized window treatments. But it’s pretty hard to ignore their many benefits, and after having them in your home, you may wonder how you ever lived without them.

The Convenience of Motorized Window Treatments

Motorized window treatments are the ultimate in convenience. Imagine being able to open and close your blinds or shades without moving more than a finger. When you use motorization, that’s all it takes.

With the PowerView® operating system from Hunter Douglas, window treatments have a battery-powered motor that you operate with a remote control, cell phone, tablet, or whole-house automation system. Different groups of shades or blinds can be programmed to move to the same position at the same time at the push of a button. No more adjusting each one individually and struggling to get them all to the same height.

Do you have window treatments that haven’t moved since they were installed because they are too hard to reach? Maybe they are tucked behind a piece of furniture or are too high on your wall? Whatever the reason, motorizing can make your blinds or shades mobile again, and you can adjust them remotely instead of having to reach them.

Motorized Window Treatments Increase Safety and Energy Efficiency

Safety is increased by motorized window treatments in several different ways. First, if you have young children or pets, you are most likely aware of the dangers of having long, loose cords that they could get tangled in. When your blinds or shades are motorized, you no longer need cords or chains to operate them, so your window treatments are safer.

The second way motorization increases safety actually happens when you aren’t home. If you frequently work long hours or go out of town for a couple weeks or more on a regular basis, your home could be targeted by thieves who watch for activity in a home before breaking in. Because you can operate your window treatments with a smart phone or mobile device, you can give the impression that someone is home by moving your shades or blinds up and down at seemingly random times while you are gone, giving the appearance that your home is occupied.

Energy efficiency is important, especially if you live in a home that has older or original windows that don’t block out the heat of summer or the cold winds of winter effectively. The PowerView app from Hunter Douglas enables you to schedule your window treatments to open and close according to the sunrise or sunset here in North Carolina so you are not wasting heating or cooling costs. And if the weather changes while you aren’t home, you can use your smartphone anywhere there is Wi-Fi to adjust your blinds or shades accordingly.

Are you ready to enjoy the benefits of motorized window treatments? If so, or if you would like more information about them, stop into the Sew Fine II Interiors showroom in Durham, North Carolina and talk with one of our motorization experts. We proudly serve Cary, Chapel Hill, Pittsboro, and Raleigh.

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The Many Benefits of Custom Shades https://www.sewfine2.com/many-benefits-custom-shades/ https://www.sewfine2.com/many-benefits-custom-shades/#respond Mon, 08 Jan 2018 12:19:03 +0000 https://www.sewfine2.com/?p=2009 Window treatments are often an afterthought when it comes to updating a home, but they are an important part of any room. Shades are one of the most popular types of window treatments, and with good reason. There are many benefits to including custom shades in your décor. 1. Custom shades today come in so […]

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Window treatments are often an afterthought when it comes to updating a home, but they are an important part of any room. Shades are one of the most popular types of window treatments, and with good reason. There are many benefits to including custom shades in your décor.

1. Custom shades today come in so many different styles and materials, you are guaranteed to find more than one that will work perfectly in any room of your home. From woven woods and Roman shades to cellular and roller shades, you can get them in almost any color, texture, or pattern.

2. Shades offer both light control and privacy. To block out the majority of natural light, consider using a room-darkening roller shade. Woven woods and Roman shades can both be made with room-darkening liners that are either attached to the shade or operate independently. On the opposite end of the spectrum, designer screen shades filter unwanted UV rays without blocking the sunlight, all while allowing a view of the outdoors.

3. Shades can reduce your energy bills. Honeycomb shades are the most energy-efficient window treatments on the market today. Adding these unique shades, made of single or multiple layers of fabric in cellular shapes, will keep the heat of the summer and the cool winds of winter out of your room. All of this reduces the need to cool or heat your home.

4. Shades are easy to combine with curtains or draperies because they operate up and down within the confines of your window trim. Instead of hanging regular sheers under your draperies, use Silhouettes® or Pirouettes®, sheer shadings that filter light through sheer panels when the fabric vanes are open and block out more light when they are closed.

5. Custom shades are available with a variety of operating systems. Standard operating systems for Hunter Douglas are the cordlock and clutch systems, but most shades can be made with upgraded operating systems that may better fit your lifestyle. For instance, if you have young children or pets, the UltraGlide system with its retractable cord, or SimpleLift or LiteRise, which are completely cordless, reduces the risk of entanglement. And for the ultimate in convenience, PowerView motorized shades can be operated with a remote control, mobile device, or a whole home automation system, like those available from Amazon and Google.

6. Custom shades are made specifically for your windows. As with all custom window fashions from Hunter Douglas, your windows will be precisely measured before your shades are made to ensure the proper fit. Many of the shades can also be made to cover uniquely shaped windows, including circular, arched, or angled. Once they are complete, they will be installed by a professional and covered by a limited lifetime guarantee.

If you are ready to enjoy the many benefits of custom shades in your home, or if you want to learn more about any of the window treatments from Hunter Douglas, visit the Sew Fine II Interiors showroom in Durham, North Carolina. We will be happy to help you find the right ones for your Cary, Chapel Hill, Pittsboro, or Raleigh home.

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Getting to Know Hunter Douglas Plantation Shutters https://www.sewfine2.com/hunter-douglas-plantation-shutters/ https://www.sewfine2.com/hunter-douglas-plantation-shutters/#respond Wed, 29 Nov 2017 19:56:13 +0000 https://www.sewfine2.com/?p=1991 Hunter Douglas is known for their custom quality window treatments, and their plantation shutters are definitely no exception. If you have not had the pleasure of owning these window treatments, here are some things you should know. Types of Hunter Douglas Plantation Shutters Palm Beach™ – Palm Beach shutters are made with a Polysatin™ compound […]

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Hunter Douglas is known for their custom quality window treatments, and their plantation shutters are definitely no exception. If you have not had the pleasure of owning these window treatments, here are some things you should know.

Types of Hunter Douglas Plantation Shutters

Palm Beach™ – Palm Beach shutters are made with a Polysatin™ compound and are available in white or off-white to match your painted trim. This compound is used exclusively by Hunter Douglas and makes the shutters extremely durable. They are guaranteed not to warp, chip, or discolor under even the harshest conditions, including high heat or humidity.

Heritance® – If you appreciate the beauty and warmth of real hardwood, look no further than Heritance 100% real wood shutters. Made with dovetail construction out of abachi or basswood, these window treatments are stunning either stained or painted to match your decor.

NewStyle® – NewStyle shutters combine modern materials with real wood into a window treatment that is beautiful, functional, and cost-effective. This line of shutters is available stained to mimic the look of wood or painted to match your white or off-white trim.

The Benefits of Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are timeless, so they will not go out of style and need to be replaced any time soon. They also work well with any type of décor, from traditional to contemporary. As a result, these window treatments maintain their value and can be an asset if you decide to sell your home.

When it comes to privacy and light control, shutters offer great flexibility. They can be opened completely to provide a clear view and the maximum amount of light, they can be closed with the louvers open for filtered light, or the louvers can be closed for complete privacy and light control. Another benefit many people don’t consider is that shutters can be closed over open windows to provide some privacy without being blown around by the outdoor breeze, which is a nice feature in the spring and fall months here in North Carolina.

Custom plantation shutters are flexible when it comes to installation as well. While the most common way to hang shutters is to mount one panel on each side of a window and have them meet in the middle, they are also just as functional and attractive if you hinge several panels together to cover a larger window. If you have something that might get in the way of hanging a shutter on one side of the window, you can mount panels that are hinged together to the side of the window to avoid the obstruction.

Hunter Douglas also offers different ways to operate your shutters. If you don’t care for the standard tilt bar in the middle of the panel, you can opt to have the tilt bar on the back of the shutter and to the side, or you can get them with no tilt bar at all. Just adjust one of the louvers and the rest of them will follow.

Sew Fine II Interiors is proud to offer Hunter Douglas plantation shutters and other quality custom window treatments at our showroom in Durham, North Carolina to homeowners in Cary, Chapel Hill, Pittsboro, and Raleigh.

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Why Windows Need Custom Blinds https://www.sewfine2.com/windows-need-custom-blinds/ https://www.sewfine2.com/windows-need-custom-blinds/#respond Wed, 29 Nov 2017 19:04:48 +0000 https://www.sewfine2.com/?p=1984 With the winter season rapidly approaching, you may want to update your window treatments to match the season with a fresh new look! As your local Hunter Douglas dealer, Sew Fine II Interiors of Durham, NC offers you advice as to why your home could benefit from custom blinds! Benefits of Hunter Douglas Blinds Our […]

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With the winter season rapidly approaching, you may want to update your window treatments to match the season with a fresh new look! As your local Hunter Douglas dealer, Sew Fine II Interiors of Durham, NC offers you advice as to why your home could benefit from custom blinds!

Benefits of Hunter Douglas Blinds

Our selection of Hunter Douglas blinds includes both vertical blinds and horizontal blinds. There are many benefits to vertical blinds! For example, there are ideal for various uses such as wide window expanses, as well as patio and sliding-glass doors. These high-quality blinds also have smooth, quiet performance. You also have the ability to choose from hundreds of materials, fabrics, and colors! There are numerous benefits to Hunter Douglas custom horizontal blinds as well! These quality blinds are made to last as they are constructed from the finest woods, alternative woods and aluminum materials on the market. They are also offered with a beautiful range of decorative tapes. In addition to this, you also have the ability to choose from a large selection of slat sizes, stylish colors, paint and stain finishes for your horizontal blinds to make them truly yours!

Types of Hunter Douglas Vertical Blinds

  • Skyline®– These blinds have a sleek, contemporary panel design that adds a modern touch to any window.
  • The Alustra Collection of Skyline®– These blinds are distinguished by rich materials and textures that really allow them to stand out.
  • Cadence®– These blinds feature curved vanes adding a great touch of elegance and translucency to any space.
  • Somner®– These blinds offer the largest selection of colors, treatments, and textures!
  • Vertical Solutions®– These blinds are an economical assortment of various styles, patterns and colors and are available in both fabric and vinyl.

Types of Hunter Douglas Horizontal Blinds

  • Parkland® Scenic– These blinds are 100% basswood, featuring a mix of paints and stains that accentuate beautiful, natural wood grain.
  • Parkland® Classics– These blinds are also 100% basswood and are offered in our widest selection of paint colors, stains and slat sizes.
  • Parkland® Textures– These blinds also feature abachi, which offers a great unique look with texture and a matte finish.
  • Parkland® Weathered– These blinds are offered in abachi wood as well, with intricate textures and a large range of stains.
  • Parkland® Ash– These blinds are offered in four beautiful stains with rich grain detail.
  • EverWood® TruGrain®– These alternative wood blinds are built to withstand heat and humidity.
  • EverWood® Distinctions– These alternative wood blinds bring a bright, classic look to any space.
  • EverWood® Renditions– These economical alternative wood blinds are offered in white finishes and wood-grain colors.
  • Reveal®– These blinds are designed to allow the slats to nest together, providing twice the view of a standard blind.
  • Macro– These blinds offer a great design for larger windows with their wider view-through design.
  • Natural Elements– These blinds are a combination of aluminum slats with a real wood cornice.
  • Lightlines®– These aluminum blinds come in the widest range of color and finishes available.
  • Décor®– These blinds are the most traditional aluminum blinds with a fashionable look perfect for any window.
  • Celebrity®– These blinds are economically practical and offered in a large selection of colors.

Professional Help in Durham, NC and Surrounding Areas

If you think you are ready to choose Hunter Douglas custom blinds for your home, then it is time to stop by your favorite locally owned, full service interior design firm, Sew Fine II. Our showroom is located in Durham, NC but we have also been proudly serving the surrounding areas for nearly 30 years. We offer creative solutions for all your design needs whether they be custom blinds or furniture, rugs, bedding, or accessories. Please do not hesitate to contact us today for all of your interior design needs!

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