Hunter Douglas is number one in product innovation within the window covering industry. We at Bretz Interiors consistently see modern ideas and applications for beautiful, multi-function window fashions. One of these multi-function window fashions is Luminette Privacy Sheers. Hunter Douglas Luminette Privacy Sheers give you the soft feel of a sheer drapery with the function of a vertical blind. The Luminette Privacy Sheers have a fabric vane with a sheer loop so they are lighter weight than your usual vertical blind and offer UV protection from the strong Colorado sun even when the vanes are open to showcase those beautiful city or mountain views. [Read more…]
We should be getting a brand new website up and running sometime soon that will have our blog incorporated! I haven’t been posting much because of that, but wanted to quickly remind everyone that our showroom is now open from 8AM-7PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays!
We also have tons of awesome promos going on with Hunter Douglas right now!
$300 savings/unit Duette Vertiglide® Honeycomb Shades with Duolite™
$100 savings/unit Duette Vertiglide Honeycomb Shades
$100 savings/unit Luminette® Privacy Sheers or Modern Draperies
$100 savings/unit Skyline® Gliding Window Panels
$100 savings/unit Vignette® Traversed™ with Vertiglide™ Modern Roman Shades
$50 savings/unit Pirouette® Window Shadings
$50 savings/unit Silhouette® Window Shadings
$40 savings/unit Vignette® Modern Roman Shades
$25 savings/unit Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades
We just launched our fall promotions on Hunter Douglas Products! There are some amazing savings to take advantage of.
Call us at 303.234.1727 or shoot an email to Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Monday was my anniversary. My husband and I have been married for a year. We had a really big year last year. We got engaged, bought a house, got married, and if all of that wasn’t enough, I also started a photography business.
This year we have slowed down a bit and have started to focus a bit more on our house, but there is so much to be done that we often feel overwhelmed and stuck. We don’t even know where to start. We are in that middle ground of wanting to create beauty in our home and not being able to afford what we want, much like many people our age who are just starting out their “adult” lives.
We have friends that are avid Craigslisters. Basically everything they have done to their home was a Craigslist purchase. And as far as I know, they are pleased with all of their purchases. Probably because they didn’t feel bad about spray painting chairs they got for super cheap to fit their own style and or needs. I LOVE the idea of our home being filled with wonderfully recycled products that we tweak to fit exactly our style, but the TIME involved… We just don’t have the TIME to dedicate to it. We don’t even have kids. It is just us and our wonderful but allergic to everything black lab/hound, Piper. Well, us and our full time jobs and my “part-time” photography business. And our general lack of corresponding schedules. And our TV. And my photo editing. Okay, so we COULD have time, I’m sure, but we don’t want to MAKE time for getting creative with Craigslist. But that wouldn’t really help us with the big stuff like our floors and windows.
We bought a foreclosure. Honestly, short sales and foreclosures are the only thing on the market aside from mansions. We are lucky in that the house was not completely trashed when we bought the place. The yard was a little scary.. 6 foot tall weeds all over the place, but the house itself was in pretty good condition. The carpet was dirty but cleanable and will probably last a bit longer. We have engineered hardwood in the kitchen that is in okay shape, but the install job was not done very well. We have horrible vertical blinds that are just a bit too long for the windows and the vanes stick when you’re opening the blinds. They flap in the wind if the window is open, and they also let light into our room at night, allowing the moon and or lights to seep through. They are my least favorite things in the whole house.
So, I thought that perhaps I should put together some product information for first time home buyers who are looking for quality but can’t afford to spend the big bucks at this point in their life.
Carpet. If you are looking for a good quality carpet that is going to wear well for a good chunk of time, look fairly nice, and hold up to kids, dogs, constantly cleaning, stains etc, Mohawk has a great product called SmartStrand.
Not even joking, they put this product in with rhino at a zoo for two weeks and let them do their business all over it and then cleaned it and the carpet cleaned incredibly well. Watch a video below. They also do a durability test with elephants, rhinos, and camels and the carpet bounced back really well.
Polyesters are also carpet fibers that clean fairly well, and because the technology has improved so much, the durability has improved quite a bit as well. It is less expensive than most nylon products and if you spend a bit more you can get a great polyester product that will wear better than some of the lower end nylons.
If you don’t want to mess with carpet and would much rather have a hard surface but can’t afford hardwood or engineered hardwood, I’d suggest looking at a vinyl product. Honestly, anyone with kids or pets should seriously consider vinyl or laminate. Armstrong and now Karndean have come out with Luxury Vinyl Tile products that look remarkably like real hardwood because the digital photography has come so far. There are also some really interesting patterns for kitchen and bathrooms in vinyl sheet flooring that really do look like real ceramic tile when installed.
For window coverings, if you want a step up from your generic aluminum mini blinds, cellular shades offer great UV protection and are very energy efficient, especially if you go to a double cell. Composite wood blinds are also fairly inexpensive and still provide a great wood look that will last.
Hunter Douglas provides excellent quality and they are always creating great ways to save money through their energy efficient window coverings.
If you have any questions, please call us! We’d love to hear from you! We would also love for you to stop by our showroom to take a look at these products!
Our showroom is open the following hours:
Monday, Wednesday – 8 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday, Thursday- 8 AM- 7 PM
Friday – 8 AM- 4:30 PM
Come visit us during our new extended hours during September and receive a complementary bottle of Carpet Odor and Spot Remover spray!
My husband and I are in the process of updating our window coverings in our home. We are in a pretty neat situation where we only have one window per room in our house so we are ordering several types of window coverings. The one we are most excited about is the NewStyle® hybrid shutter we are putting in our master bedroom.
I used to be a very heavy sleeper, but in the past few years I wake up at everything and anything. And light is one of my worst enemies while sleeping. We currently have these horrible vertical blinds in our house and we can’t open windows because they rattle. Light from the street lamp behind our house also seems to find its way into our room, and of course, right into my eyes at night. So, I’m incredibly excited to have something in our bedroom that will allow me to open my window without obnoxious noise, while still keeping light out of the room.
The NewStyle® hybrid shutters are very neat. These shutters combine the great style of wood with the strength, stability, and straightness of advanced modern-day materials. This is also an affordable alternative to all wood shutters while still providing the elegance of quality shutters.
The shutters have two options on tilt bars. You have the classic front tilt bar which you will see in the middle of the front of the shutter. But they have also come out with a back tilt bar (seen below) that hides the tilt bar in the back of the shutter to give you more view through of your window.