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Super Bowl and Windows – How to Enhance Your Game Time Experience

Source: superbowlpark.com

As you prepare for the Super Bowl, you may be thinking about things like the game day food and if your television is big enough. This is just the beginning. Many other things need to looked at as well in order to have the best party. You need to make sure that you have everything in order and that there will be no need to leave or  really move all that much in order to truly enjoy the game and to make sure you are having a great time while you are doing it.

 

What To Have Ready

You are going to first need to make sure that you have all of the right foods for the party and that you are able to keep everyone happy by having the right amounts. You need to look at and make sure that the fridge is stocked with the right refreshments. In other words, have plenty of beer and cold drinks to keep you and your guests happy. You will need to make sure that you have plenty of things to eat and drink with as well. The last thing you will want to happen is that the TV is not working and that people will not be able to hear what is going on. You will also need to look at the lighting for the room as well and what better way to control this that with having the proper shades for your windows. For example, for your home theater room, check out Somfy Shades.

Consider different options with the lighting. One of the best things is with your shades you can make adjusting them wireless which will make it easier for you to simply keep watching the game and to be able to adjust the light level. With Lutron’s products, you can control the light streaming in the windows with a simple use of a variety of remote control keypads.

Motorized Solar Shades


Super Bowl Game Day Tips

Now that you have everything ready and you have everything in place for the big game, double-check it all again. Make sure you have enough of everything. Have everything ready for game time so you do not miss a play or a commercial. It is all about being able to have the best experience and to be able to remember how much fun you had because everything was ready.

 

The Future for Somfy

Professionals can expect big changes from Somfy this September. The leading home automation company is creating a useful reference website, SomfyPro, which will be filled with tools and applications for successful installation. The new site will replace the current Professionals tab on Somfy’s regular website.

Here's a screenshot of the current site for Professionals

What kind of things can you anticipate from SomfyPro? The latest news on products, and special events such as in-person training sessions or online webinars. There will also be a section dedicated to tech support: user-friendly instructions, how-to videos, FAQ’s and easy-to-read spec sheets.

 

A preview of the upcoming SomfyPro website

To add to your business, SomfyPro will also provide Marketing tools. Learn how they can help the value of your business grow.

Project Spotlight: Adagio 60

Location:
Adagio 60 – 243 West 60th Street – New York, NY

About the Building:
The Adagio Building has a prime location near the Lincoln Center in the Upper West Side. Its lobby was created by renowned designer, Andres Escobar, and the building boasts a 40 ft indoor swimming pool, an outdoor English garden, fitness and business centers along with its spacious loft style luxury apartments.

Window Treatments Used:
Pinch Pleat Curtains, Tiebacks, BTX Electric Curtain Track, Privacy Roller Shade

 

Custom curtains


This 3 bedroom unit like many in the Adagio has 12 foot high ceilings and a cozy fireplace in the living room. It also has its own private terrace with window door entrances from the master bedroom and living room.

Curtains on custom electric track

Pinch Pleat Curtains with custom fabric were used on an electric curtain track for the large living room windows. A multichannel radio frequency 2 track motorization system by BTX was chosen.

 

Similar pinch pleat curtains were applied in the bedrooms using a simple manual track with tiebacks.
The home office also incorporated a manual Pinch Pleat Curtain track with tiebacks in a darker red toned fabric to match the room’s walls and decor.

 

Gold pinch pleat curtains with tie backs

 

 

Tie Back Curtains


A similar pattern was used for the shower curtain in the bathroom, but a simple clutch operated white privacy roller shade was the choice for the window here.

Solar Shade in bathroom


Staying consistent with the other rooms, the master bedroom also uses pinch pleat curtains with a white fabric this time to match the softer bedroom decor.

Project Spotlights is a series focusing on projects completed by Horizon Window Treatments throughout the New York City metro area. You can view many of the project galleries at the Horizon Work Portfolio.

Bedroom Window Ideas

Custom tie back curtains

If you are looking for great ideas for bedroom window treatments, there’s many directions you can take. Open bedroom windows can fill your room with a nice morning breeze and warm natural light. However, bedroom window treatments are needed to provide you with privacy, too. They also need to have the right style to fit your bedroom decor and help control energy efficiency. The good news is that there are many options available to you. Solutions include blackout shades, sheer curtains, blinds and many other drapery combinations.

Soft Sheer Luminettes with Light Control Vanes

Bedroom Wood Blinds

 

Some bedrooms have one large window in it. If that is what your bedroom has, then you need a large window treatment that is going to work well with the space. A good option for the bedroom is traditional drapery. You have the benefit of added material for privacy and energy efficiency. Drapery is often large enough for oversized windows, too. Another option for large windows is to layer with two curtains. One of these can be a solid option, to provide the privacy that you need while the other can be a sheer for nice daylighting.

Traditional drapery and sheer curtain combination


In bedrooms where you have more than one window or you have a smaller window, you also have options like roller blinds, solar shades, roman shades or drapery. You can even use a combination of these to get the look you are after.


Blackout Shades over a layer of Solar Screen Shades


Stylish orange gold sheer drapes for daylighting and blackout shades for full privacy

Also, consider blackout shades. There are several options on the market but all work the same way. These drapes block out nearly all of the sunlight, giving you a very dark room, ideal for getting good sleep at any time. Electric blackout shades are available that make it easier to control multiple window treatments. You can also choose a dual shade with one being a solar unit and the other being a blackout unit.

Multiple bedroom windows with electric shades and sheers

Choosing the right bedroom window treatment is essential to getting the right look for any bedroom space. A wide range of colors, patterns and fabric options help you to customize your bedroom style.