PLAISTOW — Spring has sprung and this is the time to spruce up your windows with new window treatments. There are so many questions regarding window treatments but all can be easily answered. Simply Shades recently celebrated nine (9) years in business and as its owner, I’m happy to answer your questions and give you some ideas that may strike your fancy.
Common questions I get asked on a weekly basis include,” what blocks out the sun but still gives me privacy and light?” “Are any treatments insulating and actually assist in my heating/cooling expenses?” “Is there something made for skylight applications?” The questions are endless but I bet you may have asked one or more of these listed at one point in time.
The most popular window treatment is the honeycomb shade. Its popularity comes from its many benefits which include, insulating factors, low profile headrail, ease in cleaning, and the rainbow of colors they are offered in. Coming in a close second are 2” horizontal blinds. These are a great choice for those wishing to adjust the blinds to allow a more customized level of light while still allowing a certain level of privacy. Such blinds come in varying materials from the traditional wood, composite and faux woods to the more contemporary vinyl designer patterns. Vertical blinds are still the staple for sliding doors however there are more options available for a more contemporary look as well.
Perhaps the biggest comeback in the history of window treatments is Roman Shades. The elegance and tradition is still a fan favorite for those looking for an operable soft treatment. They now come with liner choices, which can dictate the amount of light, and with the available blackout liner, they have become quite popular in bedrooms.
In addition to the custom business, we are the only window treatment company left in the area that still hand makes and repairs roller shades. This is a unique craft and we’re proud to truly stand alone in this offering.