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Before- Destroyed Draperies

When one of our clients is remodeling, often they are changing window treatments too. Today’s post is showing you part one of their changes. They used to have a layered drapery treatment with sheers and privacy drapery panels. Our Reno NV client chose to darken the room more with cellular shades.

The product they chose was the Hunter Douglas Duette Shade in an opaque fabric. The controls are  PowerView motorization with the plug-in accessory. Size matters: this shade pushes the limits for a battery control system. We suggested that they use the adapter so as not to be changing batteries all the time. On a shade of this size, which is about 11 feet across by over 8 feet tall, battery operated shades would drain power quickly. I’d guess that they’d be changing batteries every six months or so.

I mentioned earlier that this was part one of the treatment. The client has also ordered some beautiful sheer draperies to cover the Hunter Douglas Duette Shade. When that is installed, we will also shoot video of the complete look and we will be able to see the difference in design from 20 years ago to today.

How do you know when it’s time to change out your window coverings?

  • They break often
  • They are not worth fixing
  • You are tired of looking at them
  • The house has a new design
  • You need more functionality
  • They look dated
  • Your girlfriends laugh at you (hehe)
  • Add your reason here and call us.

About Us

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.

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