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Window Treatment Ideas & Tips: Kempler Design

Tilting Blinds- A New Way For Me…And Maybe You Too

A New Way For Tilting Blinds I was visiting a friend and he tilted blinds this way and it floored me. Hilarious!! I’ve been doing this work for almost 3 decades and I’ve never seen it done this way before! It works great. Try it out and hopefully you will be just as thrilled to […]

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A Low Cost Option For Motorized Shades- Powerwand

The PowerWand is a great choice for people that are looking for motorized window coverings, but sometimes the costs can be prohibitive. In this blog we are discussing wand type versions. This particular video shows you the PowerWand motor by Alta Window Fashions. It is part of the Simplicity Motor System. If you go with […]

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Hunter Douglas Duolite Or Layered Window Treatments?

Layered Window Treatments- This video and blog post are showing Hunter Douglas Duette PowerView shades that are mounted behind shades that were already in the windows. This is pretty unusual. Typically, we would do something like a Duette DuoLite shade if we wanted to give them light filtering and room darkening in one package. So, […]

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How To Exchange Hunter Douglas Battery At Tahoe Blue Estate

If you are renting a home with Hunter Douglas Battery- Lithium Ion (rechargeable batteries), you need to know how to exchange them. This is going to be a very simple blog to go with the video below. Please watch the video that shows the whole process. Determining If The Hunter Douglas Battery Is Dead Here […]

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Retractable Cords For Alta Dual Shades

There are many ways to work window shades, but retractable cords are the least known. For this job using the Alta Window Fashions Dual Shades they were the right choice. This blog will give a couple of reasons why. If you want to see how they work, please watch the video. Reasons Retractable Cords Used […]

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Angled Ultra Shutter From Norman- Motorized

Ultra Shutter Features We chose the Ultra Shutter from Norman Window Fashions for this job for one important reason. The width of the panels is up to 48” wide. What I’m going to do in this blog is breakdown how we came to this choice. We had decided to use the Norman Shutters for this […]

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Why You Should Consider A Layered Window Treatment

Why Should I Do A Layered Window Treatment? Layered window treatments are primarily done for function. Today’s blog is going to talk about draperies paired with a top down/bottom up Hunter Douglas Applause shade on a bed room window. As is shown in the video, if you didn’t have a layered treatment, you’d be sacrificing […]

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How To Put Together The Smartdrape By Norman

SmartDrape Installation Of Vanes Before you snap in the vanes of the Norman Window Fashions SmartDrape, you need to pre-build the vanes. This video shows you how that works. The first time I did a SmartDrape installation, it was a little bit nerve wracking. Hopefully, this video will make it easier to do your job. […]

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Hunter Douglas Duolite Roller Shades Overview

Definition Of DuoLite Roller Shades Before we discuss the specifics of the DuoLite Roller Shades, we need to make sure we understand what this phrase means. According to Hunter Douglas, the term “DuoLite” means: “LIGHT FILTERING AND ROOM DARKENING IN ONE The Duolite®  design option offers maximum light control by using two separate fabric panels […]

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Alpha Motors- A New Player In The Window Covering World

This blog is going to show you the new Alpha Tubular Motor in action for a retrofit roman shade job we did in Reno NV. The motor is strong, quiet and effective. I can spend a lot of time on the specifics, but just know that this product worked out very nicely for this client. […]

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