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Hunter Douglas Architella® Duette® Honeycomb Shades

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A Honeycomb Shade That Delivers Every Time!

At Beyond Shades, when we consult with a client, it is important that we set proper expectations for more than how the various Hunter Douglas custom window coverings will look in their home.  It is just as important to be clear on how they will perform. Here are some of the many questions that we answer during our decision-making consultation.

  • Will it be easy to operate?
  • Will it let enough light in?
  • Will it keep the light out?
  • What is the difference between room-darkening and blackout?
  • Will there be cords?
  • How will I open and close the window covering if there are no cords?
  • If I select remote control, where is the remote?
  • Will it be easy to clean?
  • How do I clean it?
  • I have children or children who visit; are there any safety concerns with this product?
  • This room is too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter; what will help?

As the homeowner, there are a few actions that you can take to make sure that you completely understand what you are getting. After all, these products are custom, and we want you satisfied, not stuck with them.

For starters, shutters, shades, blinds, and draperies are not items that are purchased often. Ask what new products or new product changes have happened since you last purchased window coverings. If this is your first time purchasing custom window coverings, no problem. Just let your design consultant know this, and they will provide you with the options for your home.

Second, there is nothing like seeing the sample books and hand samples of the product in your home. This is of the utmost importance when choosing the fabric and color for your home. Hand samples are shades that we bring to your home for you to see and operate. They are large enough for you to get a true feel for how a product will look in your windows. They also help you to see how the light in your home in your window that you are shopping for comes through a particular window covering. Raising and lowering or opening and closing the hand sample covers part of how the product will operate and perform for you.

A Difference You Can Feel

One shade that allows us to set proper expectations and deliver every time is Hunter Douglas Architella® Honeycomb Shades. The fabric and color options are wonderful. Architella can cover large spaces, and because it takes up little space when it is raised, it does not obstruct your view. Its signature benefit of being the most energy-efficient shade on the market means that in a room like this one with a wall of windows over 20 feet long, we can help make you comfortable in the heat of the day.

Satisfied Customer

During the initial consultation with our client in Evanston, we discussed the energy-efficiency factor of the Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades and what a difference it would make. When we installed them, we lowered the shades when our client came in. After her initial amazement of how great the shades looked, she said, “Wow, these shades lowered the temperature in this room by at least 10 degrees.” Once again, Hunter Douglas Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades delivers.

See the project from start to finish!

Window Treatment Specialists in Chicago

Beyond Shades is your source for window treatments, custom drapery and more! We serve the greater Chicago area including Oak Park, Elmhurst, LaGrange, Naperville, Glen Ellyn and surrounding cities.  Contact us today to schedule your in-home design consultation!

Rachel Gregersen
Rachel Gregersen

Owner of Beyond Shades and also an accomplished designer with 25+ years of experience specializing in interiors, architecture, and window fashions, dedicated to meeting clients' unique needs.

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