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Usually the least expensive custom treatment,
custom aluminum blinds offer style and practicality. Slat sizes
are available anywhere from 1/2" to 3" and are available in a
myriad of colours. Textures range from high gloss to a matte finish
that has the soft, luxurious look and feel of suede.
The functional beauty of blinds is that they can be tilted to
allow whatever amount of light, privacy, and ventilation you desire
at a given time. In some models, the slats are tight enough to
block out up to 99% of visual light.
The elimination of lift cords in some blinds increases the safety
factor, important where there are children. Blind length is adjusted
simply by raising and lowering the bottom rail.
Hunter Douglas produces aluminum blinds in three slat sizes:
5/8" micro, 1" mini, and 2" macro. All have DustShield
anti-static paint finish for easy cleaning, spring tempered cold
rolled aluminum for durability, and a sleek extruded aluminum
headrail that looks great. These features, along with a great
color selection, motorized options, and available specialty shapes
make Hunter Douglas the obvious choice for any horizontal blind
New fom Hunter Douglas is the Compliments line of 2" PVC
horizontal blinds. There is a wide selection of colors and textures
that co-ordinate with both 2" and 31/2" PVC vertical
blinds. Perfect for that room with more than one size, style,
or shape of window!
The elegant beauty of wood blinds
will give your home a feeling of warmth and luxury. Crafted
from cherry, oak, maple, ash, pine or basswood, they are available
in 1" and 2" slats that have proven strong, warp resistant,
and easy to clean.
Whether richly stained or flawlessly painted, the wooden slats
are coated with clear protective lacquer and buffed to a lustrous
finish. The perfect alternative to shutters.
Wood blinds consist of horizontal wood slats that
can be tilted open or close for light control and privacy. Like
fine furniture, wood blinds add a special touch of warmth and
rich, natural beauty to any room. Wood blinds are available
in 1-inch, 2-inch, 2 5/8-inch and 3-inch wide slat sizes, in
a full range of finishes, from stains and paints to a rougher
sandblasted finish. The 1-inch slats create a busy look, limiting
your view to the outside. Based upon your specific situation
though, you may need a 1-inch slat size. Wood blinds made with
2-inch wide slats provide a traditional look and are the most
popular of the widths available. The 2 5/8-inch and the wider
3-inch slats provide a shutter look and offer a less obstructed
view to the outside; because the slats are wider, it takes fewer
slats to construct the blind and thus the slats rest farther
Wood blinds are constructed out of two different types of wood
1) American hardwood and 2) Ramin wood (see differences between
the wood types described below). Wood blinds are durable, naturally
insulating and easy to maintain.
- Easily coordinate with the color of wood flooring and fine
- The 2-inch to 3-inch slat sizes create a look similar to that
of a plantation shutter.
- Blinds made with the 2 5/8-inch and 3-inch slat widths produce
a smaller stack of slats at the top of your window when fully
raised, than their 2-inch or 1-inch counterparts. This is because
the wider the slat, the fewer slats necessary, resulting in
a shorter stack of slats when fully raised.
- Effectively control outside light by tilting the wood slats
with a wand or cord while providing necessary privacy. A room
can be darkened substantially when the slats are fully closed.
- Simple to operate. Blinds can be pulled up to allow an open
view to the outside. Please note that if you intend to pull
your wood blinds up regularly, carefully consider the size of
your window and the resulting weight of the blind. The larger
a blinds size the heavier the weight. The heavier the
weight, the greater the effort required to raise and lower the
- To reduce wear and tear on cords, fully open slats before
pulling the blind up. This reduces friction and requires less
Easy to maintain and very durable.
Vertical blinds provide excellent light
control are perfect for large or small windows, French doors,
patio doors and bay windows. Like horizontal
blinds they can be tilted to allow just the right amount of privacy,
ventilation, and sunlight to enter the room, and like the draperies,
they can drawn away from the window.
Custom vertical blinds are available in a wide range of materials
including aluminum, wood, vinyl and fabric. You can even laminate
your own fabric or wallpaper to them. Such versatility means they
can be designed to complement any décor, from the most casual
to the most traditional. And, because they come with their own
valances, your windows will always have a nicely finished look.
Custom Vertical Blinds
The Hunter Douglas Millenia® Collection of custom vertical
blinds combine beauty, easy maintenance and excellent light control
with a rich variety of textures, colors and patterns. Vertical
blinds are perfect for large or small windows, French doors, patio
doors and bay windows
practically anywhere in your home.
Hunter Douglas vertical blinds give you the light control you
need to create the settings and moods you desire.
The Hunter Douglas collection of verticals includes 31/2"
fabrics available in a wide variety of colors and textures including
room darkening and fire retardent materials. PVC vanes are offered
in two collections."Images" consists of plain, textured,
and printed 31/2" vanes.
New for 2000 is "Compliments". All new colors, patterns,
textures and profiles in both 31/2" and 2" vane sizes.
Best of all, 2" horizontal blinds can be ordered to match
any "Compliments" vertical. Great for rooms with different
window sizes and shapes!
All Hunter Douglas Verticals can be ordered with several styles
of matching valances