Window Treatments – Factoring for Light

Every room should have three levels of lighting: task level to work by, general illumination to fill the space (it often comes from the ceiling), and mood lighting (which usually comes from the floor up). As you look at your room, do you know how to best use the light and how to choose window treatments based on the light you have? Speak to a trained consultant at The Blind Guy serving Sacramento. We’ll be happy to help you factor for the light in your home.

Light From Bulbs

Now that most homes are equipped with LED (Light-Emitting Diode) bulbs, they are now saving money on electricity because LED bulbs are at least 75% more efficient than the traditional incandescent light bulb, which used to waste 90% of its energy as heat instead of light. However, these days, there are a lot of choices when it comes to LED bulbs, so it’s important to know how to choose and use them. [Read more…]

Window Treatments & Child Safety

During Child Safety Month (October), we posted about being aware of the potential hazards of corded window treatments. But this topic is important enough, it bears repeating—especially with some additional information and resources.

As you know by now, window treatments and infants can be a terrible mix. But today, there is no reason for us to lose another child through “Infant Cord Strangulation” from hanging, dangling window treatment cords. If you have not updated your functioning window treatments, perhaps it is time. [Read more…]

Window Treatments to Control Light

The proper window treatments can welcome the early morning sun or soften the bright midday sunlight without sacrificing your privacy and while still protecting your valuable fabrics and carpet from harmful UV rays. As your local Hunter Douglas dealer serving Sacramento, we carry a wide variety of blinds, shades, and shutters especially designed for maximum light management. Let The Blind Guy’s trained consultants help determine the right product for your light and privacy needs. [Read more…]

Duette® Architella® by Hunter Douglas

With the heat we can sometimes experience here in the Sacramento area, it’s important to ensure that our air-conditioning systems are as efficient as possible. Considering that 50% of air-conditioning is lost through the windows, having highly energy-efficient window treatments can significantly reduce air-conditioning costs. The innovative Architella line of honeycomb shades from Hunter Douglas provides a high level of energy efficiency with its honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design, reducing energy loss up to 40% at the window. Long considered the gold standard of honeycomb shades, Architella shades offer superior craftsmanship, versatility, style, and energy efficiency. Here at The Blind Guy, our customers often make Architella shades a top choice for their window treatments. [Read more…]