The most important thing you can do when purchasing window coverings is make the right choices. I recently shot a video of a Hunter Douglas Sonnette Shade installation. What is unique about this video has to do with little details that made this a good application for the homeowner in the Reno / Sparks area. Please consider watching the attached video and then read more for a better understanding.
Hunter Douglas Sonnette Shade Details
The Hunter Douglas Sonnette shades have 3 available control systems. The LiteRise, as seen in the video, the PowerView automation compatible system and the SoftTouch motorized version. All three work well, but this video shows why choices matter.
As you can imagine, the motorized versions require no touching of the bottom rail. Whereas, when you use the LiteRise version of the Hunter Douglas Sonnette shade, you have to grab the bottom rail to raise or lower the window covering. So, how does this highlight the importance of micro-details in making a choice?
Handle or No Handle
This is where thinking outside of the box comes in. At Kempler Design, we spend most of our time on consultation. We determine the needs of our clientele so they will get the most benefit from the products we help them to select. So, in brief, here is what went into this decision. Please be aware that your choices will most probably be different.
- There are two shades side by side.
- The large one on the left will go up and down daily.
- Because the one on the right is by the front door, it never raises.
- We wanted to match the look of the window coverings.
- A handle on the bottom rail would change the look of the rails if you saw both at once.
- Costs of Motorization are more expensive than manual operation
After analyzing the above features, we determined that NO HANDLE on the shade on the right would be the correct choice. In this case, how the shades LOOK was more important than function since the right-hand shade will almost never be used. If they were planning on using it regularly, we would have motorized it as well. But since it is basically a stationary shade, we chose to save money and design a complimentary look for their dining room.
So, there you can see how even micro decisions like this go into making a great choice for window treatments. If you have the ability to analyze these details on your own, that is amazing and you are a perfect person for DIY projects. But, if like most people, you could use some assistance in which options are best for your window coverings, including the Hunter Douglas Sonnette shades, then I suggest finding a window fashions expert that you trust to help you make these choices.
Kempler Design is located in Reno NV and serves the northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe regions with a mobile design showroom. Paul Kempler, its founder is considered a window fashions expert. Kempler Design has been featured in many prestigious projects, including the HGTV dream home in Lake Tahoe. Kempler Design works with homeowners as well as interior design firms looking for a local contact in the Reno/Tahoe area or is available for travel.