If you are a homeowner in Madison, NH, and you’re looking to install new window treatments, Rod Ladman’s Window Designs is your one-stop shop for everything you could ever need!
ROD LADMAN’S WINDOW DESIGNS is based in the Lakes Region of NH, and sells and installs window decor items not only in the greater Madison, NH area, but everywhere in central and southern NH, They offer only quality products that are built to last and have great warranties. They carry the moderately priced COMFORTEX WINDOW FASHIONS and HORIZONS WINDOW FASHIONS products but are also an authorized HUNTER-DOUGLAS dealer for those top-quality window treatments. Many products have remote motorization available for convenience and ease of operation, and this is the option of choice for most of our customers. Rod Ladman is a “Somfy expert”, home automation and motorization of window treatments is one of our passions here. Rod Ladman’s Window Designs can pair to your Phone, Nest, Google Home, Alexa, or echo to your new solar screens, Honeycomb blinds or Roman blinds. Rod and his team can seamlessly integrate with other sophisticated whole-home automation systems as well. You will love how fun we can make your home.
We carry thousands of samples, and here are just some of the types of window coverings we can install for you:
- Window Blinds
- Vertical Blinds
- Venetian Blinds
- Wooden Blinds
- Window Shades
- Roller Shades
- Custom-Made Drapery
- Faux Wood Blinds
- Pleated Shades
- Roman Shades
- Solar Shades
- Room-Darkening Shades
- Custom-Made Valances
- Custom-Made Cornices
- Cellular Shades
- Woven Wood Shades
- Plantation Shutters
- Custom-Made Curtains
- Custom-Made Sheers
- Custom-Made Roman Shades
- Drapery Hardware
We have our own fabricator, for those of you interested in custom-made items, and we sell the very best quality soft furnishings. If you’re in the market for that line, Please take a look at our draperies site: DRAPERIESNH.COM
The Role of Window Treatments
A penniless post-Civil War Scarlett O’Hara wore hers, silk bullion fringe and all, but that’s not what comes to mind for most people when considering the purpose of window treatments. Haute couture aside, curtains, shades, and blinds can serve a variety of purposes in the home. Some of these functions are practical; others are purely decorative. Because most window treatments have this versatility, they are important elements in any design.
When you think of the role a window treatment may play in your plans, consider a number of factors. Do you need a way to control sunlight and glare? Can you use the window treatment to limit heat gain during the summer or heat loss during the winter? Do you want to obscure an undesirable view? Are you looking for a way to create privacy? Can you use a window treatment to modify or enhance the architectural elements of the space? Can you use it to bring color, pattern, or texture into a room?
Of course, the right window treatment can do any of these things. But it can also establish or underscore a decorative style, whether it is contemporary, traditional, country, or period. On a large window or one that is situated prominently, the right dressing can also create a focal point in a space that lacks this important visual anchor.
Form Follows Function
Today, there is a wide selection of window treatments and materials to address any or all of these concerns. Because conditions of light, heat, and lifestyle dictate changes over the course of the day or even from season to season, it’s wise to select a style that is easily adjustable. For example, natural light that streams over your shoulder, while you sit in a chair with your back to the window, is lovely for reading a book. However, if you’re working at a computer that is in the direct path of harsh sunlight, the glare caused by the sun’s refection on the monitor will make it difficult to read what’s on the screen and may strain your eyes. A window covering that can be lowered or closed at will allows you to enjoy natural light when you want it or close it out when you don’t.
Before getting started on your window-décor project, go over the following steps to make sure you’re contemplating a window treatment that does the job you need it to do.
One: Consider ventilation and airflow. Sometimes you’ll want to open your windows to let in fresh air and release indoor pollutants. And on occasion, you may prefer a natural breeze to an air conditioner. So choose a covering that won’t impede the flow of air into the room. On the other hand, if the windows are a source for draughts or heat collection, consider specifically insulated curtains that can cut down on these problems and may even save you the cost of replacing old windows.
Two: Examine the sight lines. What is the first thing you see when you enter a room? In most cases, it is the windows. Can you see them from outside the entry? You know what they say about first impressions, so use the window treatments to make an immediate style statement.
Three: Look out, look in. Do you want to take in the view? Then, you may want minimal window dressing. But what about privacy? You won’t like the feeling the you’re living in a fishbowl, especially at night when all you can see is a black hole to the outside, while your neighbors can watch your every move. A treatment that’s adjustable, such as curtains, shades, or blinds that open and close easily, is the solution. But don’t ignore the way your window treatment looks from the outside. Choose a style that suits the building style of your home.
Four: Observe the architecture. The window treatment you choose is the bridge from wall to window. What you select should blend harmoniously with the room’s design.
If there is a flaw in the design of the space, you can sometimes compensate for it with window décor. A treatment can add character that may be lacking or camouflage problems with scale and proportion.
Five: Look at the room’s general decor. Does it appear tired, dated, or simply unfinished? Consider how new window treatments can put a fresh face on the room.