Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Made in the Shade shares features of plantation shutters for your Prescott home

Made in the Shade can install custom plantation shutters to keep your Prescott home energy efficient and increase your home's value.
Are you considering plantation shutters as the next upgrade for your home? One of the most desirable features of plantation shutters is the available customization options. They are custom fit to the window where they are installed, and they can have custom designs to match your home’s aesthetic. You may be familiar with many of the choices available with plantation shutters, but Made in the Shade wants to share one of the lesser-known features that can enhance your Prescott home.

The Divider Rail
Plantation shutters have what is called a “divider rail.” The divider rail does precisely what it sounds like; it divides upper and lower sections of the shutter. Dividing sections of your custom shutter allows you to move the different portions independently of one another. Being able to adjust the different parts of your window covering opens up unique lighting and privacy options that would otherwise be unavailable to you. If your window is tall enough (usually 90” or more), you will have more than one divider which allows for even more options.

Divider Benefits
Keeping a portion of your windows shuttered while another part remains open is a feature that is primarily used for privacy purposes. Homeowners that desire natural light but have a distaste for outside observers typically leave the lower portion closed while the top louvers remain open. However, if you have floor to ceiling windows, a divided shutter provides wall space when you want it.

During the hot summer months, you may keep a portion of the shutters closed for temperature control. Closing select panels gives you the ability to control some of the heat that comes in through the windows. It can also help prevent heat from escaping during the winter.

Plantation shutters are a beautiful addition to any home. They help increase your home’s value and aesthetic (who doesn’t want that?). If you are considering this style of window treatment or if you have questions about other window coverings that may be a good match for your Prescott home, contact Made in the Shade at 928-308-9998 or visit https://mitsyavapai.com.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Made in the Shade: Energy efficient shutters for your Prescott home

Made in the Shade can create custom shutters to enhance the style and value of your Prescott home.
When they first went on the market, window shutters were installed to block warm sunlight and cold winds. When modern heating and cooling systems emerged, shutters turned into coverings that homeowners mostly use for aesthetic purposes. Until now. Made in the Shade presents an overview of energy efficient shutters for your Prescott home.

No longer just for show

Take a drive through any town, city or suburbs, and you’ll see quite a number of homes with window shutters. These will usually be the traditional kind, attached to the exterior of the house. Most of them cannot be open or closed. They are only in place for decoration.

But now, window shutters are available to offer much more to your home than just eye appeal. The shutters that the window treatment experts at Made in the Shade provide can also help you save money every month on your heating and cooling costs. What a great way to conserve energy!

Both builders and homeowners are becoming increasingly aware of energy-efficient window shutters. They keep your home’s utility costs lower throughout the year, and they’re also an excellent aesthetic addition.

Interior window shutters

You may also want to consider energy-efficient interior window shutters. In the past, shutters were commonly used as exterior features. Now, indoor shutters are an excellent window treatment option. They can be a great complement to the d├ęcor of your home’s interior, while helping you to increase your home’s energy efficiency and lower your monthly utility bills.

Made in the Shade hopes this discussion of energy efficient shutters helps inspire you to upgrade your Prescott home. Made in the Shade wants your home to be not only elegant, but also energy efficient, saving you money! To schedule your appointment for a free estimate on shutters or any other custom window coverings in your Prescott home, give Made in the Shade a call at 928-308-9998. Learn more at https://mitsyavapai.com.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Made in the Shade shares how shutters can increase the value of your Prescott home

Made in the Shade can increase the value of your Prescott home by installing custom plantation shutters.
Are you looking for ways to increase your home’s value? When considering all the possible avenues for adding value to a home, many homeowners generally take on big projects such as re-flooring, repainting, kitchen modifications, and so on. These are all excellent ideas, but they are costly and very time consuming. But what if you could add value to your home simply by installing new shutters? Too good to be true? Made in the Shade shares how shutters can increase the value of your Prescott home.

Appealing Design
You may be familiar with the framed wooden blinds known as plantation shutters. One of the reasons these elegant and straightforward shutters add value to your home is obvious; they are beautiful. These aesthetically pleasing shades go beyond keeping the sun out, and they become a decoration in your home.

Long Lasting
In the same way you would install custom cabinets in your kitchen or bathroom, plantation shutters are custom built to fit your home. These shutters will stay with your home for the long haul. Their sturdiness and longevity are two factors that add value to your home.

Easy Maintenance
One of the biggest drawbacks of window coverings such as drapes and other window blinds is that they gather dust easily, and they are difficult to clean. Plantation shutters offer an easy to clean alternative. The wooden shutters are strong enough to handle deep cleaning without bending, breaking, or wearing down quickly.

Even if adding value to your home is not your number one priority, plantation shutters can give your home that special touch that you have wanted. Of all the window blind options, plantation shutters stand out as the superior choice. If plantation shutters are the right fit for your home or if you have questions about other window shade options for your Prescott home, contact Made in the Shade. Schedule your free consultation by calling 928-308-9998. Learn more at https://mitsyavapai.com.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Made in the Shade recommends motorized window shades for child safety at your Prescott home

Made in the Shade can provide a safe solution for children with motorized window shades at your Prescott home.
Choosing the right shades for your home might seem to be just a question of aesthetics, but if you have children or pets, you will want to think about their safety as well. Traditional, non-motorized shades hang loosely and have various cords dangling within arm’s reach of even the smallest people. Made in the Shade recommends choosing motorized shades for your Prescott windows to keep the little ones safe.

The safest solution
Motorized shades offer these safety improvements over manual shades:

  • Motorized lift and tilt eliminates the need for the dangling cord and rod, therefore eliminating the strangulation danger that these kinds of shades present.
  • Tension pulleys and tie-down devices keep shades in place even when curious little hands try to move them.
  • Internal cords on horizontal blinds are kept in place with cord stops, preventing them from slipping through the louvers.

Certified by the Experts
Cordless control options for window coverings are recommended by the Window Covering Safety Council (an independent lab).

Made in the Shade doesn’t just want your home to be beautiful and functional, but is also concerned for the safety of all the people and pets living in it. To schedule your appointment for a free estimate on motorized shades or any other custom window coverings in your Prescott home, give Made in the Shade a call at 928-308-9998. Learn more at https://mitsyavapai.com.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Made in the Shade talks about security benefits of motorized window coverings at your Prescott home

Made in the Shade offers the security of motorized window coverings for your Prescott home.Ease and comfort are not the only reasons to install motorized window coverings. They also improve home security. Made in the Shade discusses the security benefits of motorized window coverings at your Prescott home.

Yes, motorized window coverings are important for your comfort and for the fact that you can be lying on the living room sofa while remotely adjusting the blinds throughout the house. They also help with your home’s energy efficiency. But did you know that motorized blinds and shutters improve home security?

You see, burglars are known to survey potential houses prior to attempting to break in. These malicious people are looking for signs that you’re not at home. Their best-case scenario would be that you are on a lengthy vacation. One signal they will pick up on is your blinds remaining closed 24 hours a day. While you would prefer this over leaving your blinds open, this could backfire and advertise your absence.

The good news is, motorized blinds and shutters provide a far better option. In fact, motorized window coverings are a low-key security solution! Window coverings can be programmed to open and close at random intervals throughout the day. This way, it appears to the would-be thief as though someone is home. This can be combined with inexpensive light timers, so that any burglar scouting out your home will instantly eliminate it as a prospect.

Made in the Shade hopes this discussion of the security benefits of motorized window coverings at your Prescott home is helpful to you. If you think motorized window coverings are right for you, or if you want to learn more, call Made in the Shade at 928-308-9998. Visit us online at https://mitsyavapai.com.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Made in the Shade: Motorization will extend the life of the window blinds in your Prescott home

Made in the Shade: Motorization will extend the life of the window blinds in your Prescott home
When selecting shades for your home, there are a lot of options for you. The style, color, and type are all critical decisions to match the blinds to your home’s unique aesthetic. Amidst the plethora of available options, you may not have considered motorized blinds. Made in the Shade lets Prescott homeowners in on the little known benefits of motorized shades.

Longevity

You may have seen shades with a missing handle or the drawstrings that no longer work. These are common issues that plague all manual shades. This is because manual shades are made using small parts that get worn down over time. The more they are used, the faster they wear out and break. Another factor is how they are handled, especially if you have little ones in your home or guests that do not treat your home with the same amount of care that you do.

With motorized shades, these issues are almost non-existent. They do not contain the small springs and cords that wear down. Because they are automatically drawn, they do not suffer from poor handling or heavy usage.

Convenience
Motorized blinds give you the convenience of opening and closing them with the push of a button. This is especially useful if your window is behind a lot of furniture and difficult to access. They can even be set up to be opened and closed from your smart device - a real plus if you leave the house and forget to close the blinds.

Motorized shades may cost more in the short term, but they are well worth it in the long run. They are less likely to break, meaning you won’t need to replace your window coverings as often. And motorized shades provide a sleeker look compared to their manual counterparts. If motorized shades are the right fit for your Prescott home or if you want to learn more, call Made in the Shade at 928-308-9998. Visit us online at https://mitsyavapai.com.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Made in the Shade discusses benefits of motorized shades and blinds for your Prescott home

Made in the Shade discusses benefits of motorized shades and blinds for your Prescott home
Smart technology coupled with motorization can help control the solar gain and heat loss in your home by simply opening and closing window shades at pre-programmed times. In fact, smart home technology means your motorized blinds can actually 'learn' when to open and close based on sunlight and surrounding temperature, thereby maximizing your HVAC system's efficiency. Made in the Shade takes a look at these benefits and more to help Prescott homeowners decide if motorized blinds are a good fit for your home.

Convenience
Smart, motorized blinds can be conveniently opened or closed by simply touching a remote control, a button or an app on your phone. Window coverings are a proven way to reduce solar gain and prevent heat loss. In fact, being able to schedule when they open and close means never having to worry about them at all.

Energy Efficient
Connecting motorized blinds to a smart home hub allows the blinds to open or close according to sunlight and temperature sensors included in the hub, minimizing the energy expended by your HVAC system, and saving you money.

Smart Home Integration
Smart thermostats use a wealth of data such as the outside weather, the ambient temperature and the time of day to determine whether opening or closing your smart blinds will help reduce energy use. By using various data, the thermostat can sense when the room is getting too hot or too cold and respond by adjusting the shades rather than using the air conditioner or heater.

Smart Lighting
When motorized blinds are paired with smart lighting, opening motorized blinds can trigger smart lighting to turn off, reducing your home's energy costs and saving you more money.

Safety
As every parent knows, no cords means not having to worry about how to keep them out of the reach of curious, young children. Some motorized blind manufacturers even work with Nest products to direct the blinds to open if a fire in your home is detected thereby giving emergency responders the ability to immediately see into your home.

Security
By using the app on your phone you can remotely control your blinds to open or close, or program a schedule to make it look as though someone is home.

If you're renovating, redesigning or building your Prescott home, consider the exciting and very smart advantages of motorized blinds for your windows. Made in the Shade offers homeowners throughout the Quad-city area and Yavapai County a smart selection of motorized blinds for you to choose from. If you would like more information about the benefits of motorized shades in your home, call Made in the Shade today at 928-308-9998. Learn more about us at https://mitsyavapai.com.

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