There Is No Better Way To Reinvigorate The Interior Of Your Rochester NH Home Than By Adding Beautiful Window Treatments From Hunter Douglas. They Will Wake Up Your Windows!
Are you looking for Window Treatments for your Rochester residence? Curtains?, Shades? Blinds?, Drapes?, Plantation Shutters?. Look no more, our central NH based window design company, will sell install, and repair any type of stock or custom window treatment (and we have been doing so for more than 40 years). Owner Rod Ladman has extensive experience installing high quality window treatments and takes absolute pride in making sure the customer gets exactly what they are looking for- and guarantees that result 100% of the time- When you need advice, he is always there with helpful suggestions. Homeowners have benefitted from his wisdom in many ways. He has helped create hundreds of elegant window displays.
Over the many years, Rod has owned his own window treatment stores and worked with dozens of designers all across New England, including Rochester NH. There is just simply no substitute for working with a service provider who has literally seen it all and done it all. As an authorized Hunter Douglas dealer, he has access to their whole catalog, and, if you’re looking for one-of-a kind treatments. Rod has teamed up with window treatments designer and fabricator Karin Conn, (who also has decades of experience)and she can make any kind of soft furnishing you can imagine. Between them, they are a decorating juggernaut. To top it off, Rod was also a skilled professional painter and wall coverings expert, so he has a good eye for tying a “whole room” together – you create the vision – they can make it happen
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Here are just some of the window treatments we can help you with:
- 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
A cinch valance is made from rectangle of fabric that is pulled up or “cinched” at intervals across the width. Where you ‘cinch” the valance can change the look from a wide sweeping treatment to a balloon variety with proportional scalloped areas. The cinching is accomplished with the use of shirring tape or small plastic rings stitched to the back of the valance and threaded with Roman-shade cording. Shirring tape is a timesaver – the tape houses one of the two cords that are pulled up to gather the valance once the tape is stitched to the back. Designer tassels or matching ties can be looped around the gathered areas to add a decorative touch
Walk into the window treatment section of any major home center and you’ll be amazed at the expansive selection of designer-style drapery poles, rods, and finials. Pairing a tab-top valance with a chic new rod is a great way to dress windows quickly for a professionally styled look. Be inventive with the tabs – think tassels, contrast ties, ribbons, buttons, nautical roping, hair scrunchies-anything that can be sewn to the top of a valance and looped over a pole will work. Another plus for over-the-pole valances is that they require minimal yardage.
The fabric that extends above the rod pocket is called the “header” and this simple feature can alter the overall feel of a window treatment. As a general rule, the taller the header, the more romantic and feminine the look will be. Wide headers, 3 in. or more tall, can randomly flop forward if lined in contrast fabric, adding design interest to the top edge. Narrow 1-in. or 2-in. headers give valances a more classic, less fussy appearance than a wide header and work well if the rod pocket is sized for 1-in. curtain rod or pole. The absence of a header provides a streamlined and sophisticated look, especially when the valance features an ample rod pocket for a 2-in.wide curtain rod or pole.
A clever way to add warmth without hiding a beautiful transom window is to make a panel with sheer fabric inserts.
1. Purchase the Panels: For one set of finished panels, purchase two sheer panels and one fabric panel for the middle. All panels should be the same width. For a decorative accent, purchase cording in the amount of four times the width of one panel. Cording should have a lip to insert in the seams.
2. Cut the Panels: Install a drapery pole at the desired height. Hang sheers from rings and place pins at the points where you want the top and bottom sheer panels placed. To determine the length of the center fabric panel, first measure the distance between the pins on the sheer panels and add 1½ in. for seams. Cut two fabric panels to this measurement. Cut one sheer ¾ in. below the top pin and ¾ in. above the bottom pin, which allows for seams. Repeat for the remaining sheer panel.
3. Stitch: With the right sides of the fabrics together and using a ½ in. seam allowance, stitch the sheer panels to the top and bottom edges of the fabric panel, inserting cording in the seams if desired.