Hunter Douglas understands what privacy means to people and how window fashions play a big part in protecting people’s privacy. We work with you to identify your needs and specify the proper custom window solution. We also strive to find the balance you need to achieve the look you want while maintaining the privacy that your home needs. At F&R Interiors serving the Los Angeles area, our customers have many features to understand when they begin to shop for new window treatments. Whether you’re beginning your search, or you’ve already begun to narrow your options, speak with one of our representatives to understand the features and benefits that will be most important to you.
Fitting your Window to Achieve your Level of Privacy
When you start on your search for new window treatments, remember that look and beauty is important, but make sure your selection will be able to meet your level of privacy and security concerns. Also, know whether you want full or partial view to the outside. Not all window treatments offer the same level of privacy or options, so you need to understand the differences. Read on to learn about the different window treatments options and privacy levels they provide.
Shutters. Shutters are considered “tilters”, where the louvers can be tilted open or closed, and the panels can be swung open for full view-through. These window treatments are considered fine furniture for your windows and add value to your home. They are available in wood, faux wood, and vinyl materials and in a variety of paints, stains, and louver sizes.
Blinds. Blinds are considered “tilters”. They can be lifted, but for the most part, just the slats are usually tilted open or closed, providing the desired amount of light and privacy. They add a level of interest at the window and come in aluminum, wood, and vinyl, as well as a variety of paint stains and slat sizes. The blind collection includes wood, faux wood, poly and aluminum blinds.
Shades. Shades are considered “lifters”. They either raise or lower to provide full view-through to the outside or privacy. Shades come in the largest color palette available in of all the window treatment categories and in the full range of opacities, from light-filtering to blackout. Perfect for homes that may want blackout shades in the bedrooms, semi-opaque shades in the front room, and semi-sheer or sheer shades to filter light for back of the house. Shade collection includes:
- Honeycomb or Cellular Shades
- Roman Shades
- Woven Wood Shades
- Roller or Screen Shades
What Window Treatments are Right for You?
When selecting window treatments for your home, ask yourself these questions:
- What room or rooms are you planning to hang your window treatments?
- Where do you live?
Secluded or set-back home
Highrise or community
- Why are you covering your windows?
To filter light
For double duty, to both filter and block light
To insulate against cold and heat
Are you concerned about child and pet safety?
When closed, do you want to:
Keep the view outside
Totally blackout a room
Now evaluate the level of privacy you wish for your home. We suggest the following for each level of privacy:
Privacy is not an issue at all: This opens your selection to what appeals to your eye and décor. Maybe you are looking to add a little color or interest to the room, filter out harmful UV rays, or more. Think about how much view you want and if you are interested in lifting or tilting. Honeycomb and screen shades always a great option because of the variety of opacity options. Wood blinds are another good choice because you can control the light by tilting the vanes and add riches to the window.
Privacy is somewhat of an issue: Depending where you live and what direction the windows face, semi-opaque honeycomb shades or woven woods may just be what you are looking for. They help maintain light levels while ensuring that people can’t see in, such as at the front of a house. Wood blinds or screen shades may be a great option for the back of the house where view is more important, but you also want to control the amount of light coming in.
Privacy is the most important: If you want total privacy, there is no better window treatment on the market today than honeycomb blackout shades. They truly block out 100% of the sun (although if you want no light gap on the sides, remember to mount them on the outside or add drapery panels on each side). Also woven woods or Roman shades with a fabric liner would be another good option. If you want to tilt open, consider wood blinds with de-Light™ feature, which eliminates the rout holes, or custom shutters.
Window Treatments to Fit your Privacy Needs in the Greater Los Angeles Area
At F&R Interiors, we’ve been serving the Greater Los Angeles since 1990, with a showroom at 1529 S. Robertson Blvd. We offer the full line of Hunter Douglas window treatments including blinds, shades, and shutters. We also have our own workroom, where we can create beautiful custom curtains, top treatments, pillows, and more. Our personalized service, quality products, and professional installation services ensures you’ll find the perfect window treatment solution for your home or business.
We service the Greater Los Angeles area including Brentwood, Santa Monica Sherman Oaks, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Hancock Park, Los Feliz, Hollywood Hills, and San Fernando Valley, CA and surrounding areas. Contact us for more details.