How Motorized Window Treatments Can Add Value to Your Home

How Motorized Window Treatments Can Add Value to Your Home

Looking to increase the value of your home? There are many changes you could make, but believe it or not, one simple step you could take is to enhance your home with motorized window treatments. A perk for anyone in the market for a new property, motorized window treatments not only add to the value of your home but may make you want to stay forever. 

What Are Motorized Window Treatments?

Simply put, motorized window treatments are almost exactly like traditional window treatments, except they’re controlled by a motor and a remote. You can purchase them as blinds, shades, or even drapery– and you never have to lift a finger to open or close them. Instead, all you have to do is press a button. You can even control the tilt of your blinds, and how much light comes into your space.

Why Should You Buy Remote Control Window Treatments?

Automatic window treatments are great for a lot of different reasons! They add value to your home by just existing– they demonstrate that your home has the latest technology and that it’s primed for comfort and convenience. Often they can even be controlled with an app on your smartphone. More than that, though, they’re a powerful protector from your home. They can protect your furniture and floors from fading in the sunlight, and if you have small children in the home, they work to keep them away from dangerous cords that they could hurt themselves on. Motorized window treatments can even help insulate your home, which causes you to spend less on heating or air conditioning bills, and can save you money!

Building Value With Motorized Window Treatments

If you’re looking to build your home’s value in a simple and easy way, there’s no place better to go than the Gallery of Shades. From motorized window treatments to some of the best custom draperies on the market today, we’re here to meet your window treatment needs. 


Why We Love Window Valances

Why We Love Valances

Window valances. They may seem simple- trite, old-fashioned, or even quaint. Valances as window treatments, though, are making a huge comeback right now, and they have a lot of perks that you might not have thought about. Before you strike these common window treatments off your map, take a moment to understand the hype about valances.

What Is A Valance?

If you’re not familiar with window valances, it can sound like a strange term. It is a window treatment consisting of one piece of fabric across the top of your window. It’s typically held on a curtain rod and can help conceal the top of your window or any other hardware that might be on your wall. They can add a pop of color to an otherwise bland wall, and they even soften the hard angles in a room. They come in many different shapes and styles. You can use them as a stand-alone window treatment or pair them with another option.

Serious Benefits

But what makes valances the thing to buy? There are two key reasons people tend to consider valances.

  1. They’re one of the most cost-effective window coverings for your budget. They look great but they’re incredibly affordable- the perks of being one to two pieces of fabric. Furthermore, they can stand out on their own, or they can be paired with a set of curtains or drapes for an even better look. Valances can even help cut down on your energy bills since you can design them specifically for a space for your perfect light level.
  2. They cut down on outside light and sound coming into your home. Essentially, valances can help you keep privacy inside of your home. You can make fantastic custom valances, which allows you to effectively cover windows that you want to keep private. Nobody can see through your windows when your valances are closed- a huge plus when it comes to window treatments. In continuation, valances can even cut down on noise pollution– so when your neighbors are getting particularly loud one night, you can muffle it by closing the valances.

Fitting Your Home With Valances

Valances really are the right way to turn this year as you explore the right window treatments for your home. You can find great new custom valances at the Gallery of Shades, in all sorts of different thicknesses, colors, and even sizes. Valances are the perfect window dressings for your home, and it’s time you look into them!


The Beauty and Simplicity of Duette Shades

The Beauty and Simplicity of Duette Blinds

If you’re in the market for new window coverings, you’re probably looking for something modern and elegant. The perfect complement to your home is easier than you think – custom blinds or shades from the Gallery of Shades. We offer a range to choose from, but maybe our best option available is Duette shades from Hunter Douglas. Scottsdale homeowners love this choice more than any other.

How Are Duette Shades Different Than The Rest?

What makes a blind different than a shade, or even a piece of drapery? The answer is simple. Blinds are a hard window covering, that has vanes or slats. Shades on the other hand do not have slats or vanes and offer a smooth look to your windows. They’re able to be drawn up, allowing you to control the amount of light in your home, and can be controlled by both string and remote. Duette shades are built in a honeycomb pattern, and you can customize the size of this pattern to allow for more or less light in your room. 

Why Should You Buy Duette Shades?

Duette are some of the best window shades for your home! They’re fully customizable, from color to size to even noise-blocking properties. You can make them match your room, or you can order them to be the perfect size for your window. You can ensure that they block out all light, or you can make them sheer to maximize both privacy and sunlight. Even better, you can change the thickness of your fabric. A thicker fabric can both block outside noise and help to insulate your home, reducing your air conditioning or heating bills.

Choosing Duette Shades For Your Home

Looking for new window solutions? Gallery of Shades has you covered. With the best window shades and blinds, we can help you find the perfect blinds, shades, or drapery for your home. And there’s no better option than to buy Duette with us. Simply put, they’re the best solution for your home.


Update Your Worn Shades This Year

Update Your Worn Shades This Year

Face it, it’s time for a change! If you’ve been stuck inside your home for too long, you’re bound to start noticing the little things that have been around for ages. You’re probably ready to get rid of a couple things- those rugs that are looking a little too beaten, the half-dozen mugs with chipped handles. But the most important thing in your home to update this year is your shades.

What’s the Difference Between Shades and Other Window Coverings?

While you might think you understand the difference between shades and some of your other window coverings, there’s actually a big difference. Shades are made of one big piece of fabric, usually edged on the side and affixed to a pulley system so that you can cover and uncover your windows. They sit deep into the window frame, and can have variable levels of thickness to account for how much light you want in your home.

Why Should You Buy New Shades?

The worst thing for your window coverings to be is not functional- and that’s the first reason why you should replace your shades! If you want to lighten or darken a room, it’s probably time to rethink your shade solutions. Shades can thin over time, which allows more light into a room. Similarly, they can also fray at the edges- both letting light in through the corners and making them look a little worn down. Even if your fabric is just fading, it’s always a good idea to look for new solutions.

It’s Time For A Change

If you’re in the market for new custom window treatments, but you want to keep your custom window shade style, the best place to look is the Gallery of Shades. We have all the solutions you need to revamp your space, and we’re excited to help you find what you’re looking for. It’s time to make your home into a new place– with stylish new window treatments.


Roller Shades Are Not What They Used To Be

Roller Shades Aren’t What They Used to Be

If you’re thinking of roller shades, you might be thinking of an old awkward office installation that was such a hassle to roll up and down. However, roller shades have made some impressive developments recently. Now, they look snazzy, stylish, and actually deserve a place in your home or office.

What Are Roller Shades?

Roller shades are shades that are hooked to the top of your window, and roll up and out of sight when you’re not using them. They come in a variety of styles and are popular almost everywhere. Many designs are put down for having an unfortunate ‘institutional’ feeling, but roller shades can come in many different fabrics, and not just vinyl. With custom roller shades, you can even determine their thickness and the effects they have on light, UV rays, and even privacy in your home.

The Benefits

Custom roller shades can do so much for your budget. They’re affordable and beautiful in a home. They help protect your belongings from the sun and ensure the sun’s dangerous UV rays don’t destroy your home’s furniture and finishings. The shades can, depending on their thickness, even control how much light is in a room, helping you even out colors and preventing annoying glares. They can even help keep your home cool in the summer by blocking sunlight that would otherwise be heating up your home.

Where to Buy

It’s easy to see the reasons why you should be buying roller shades for your home or office. Gallery of Shades is known for their easy installation, cute and fresh designs, and their variety of custom ways to make your home a fantastic place. With their light-dampening qualities to protect your furniture from fading, roller shades are UV blocking to protect your family from harm, and their heat obstruction, they can keep your house beautiful AND save you money!

It is easy to see why these shades are a great choice for your home. To learn more about our custom roller shades or to schedule a free in-home design consultation contact us today.


Thinking about UV Solar Shades?

Thinking About UV Solar Shades?

When you’re looking for new window treatments, it can be difficult to choose. There are so many options from roller shades, fabric curtains, to even the latest high-tech UV solar shades. Despite the choices, there’s a clear winner, though- and those are, of course, energy-efficient UV solar shades. 

What Are UV Solar Shades?

Solar shades may look a lot like traditional window shades, but they’re made of tightly-woven material that helps block light from getting into your home. The brighter outside it is and the more sunlight in your space, the more you’ll want to consider UV solar shades. They look great in your home, and can even help spruce up the office with their unassuming demeanor and quiet elegance. The thicker they are, the less harmful UV rays are let into your home- but the less light is also let in. Thicker shades can even provide more privacy in your home.

What Are The Benefits of Solar Shades?

UV solar shades are a great choice because there are so many benefits. Custom solar shades can be chosen based on their thickness, which determines how much light and UV radiation is let into your home. The shade’s thickness determines the amount of light and solar radiation getting into your home. A thicker shade also provides far more privacy for every space in your home. More than that, though, the thickness can help keep your home from overheating in the Arizona sun, lowering your energy bills in the process.  

Ready to Buy Solar Shades?

If you’re sold, you’re not alone. Thousands are choosing to furnish their homes and offices with custom solar shades from the Gallery of Shades, and they’re making the right choice. Choose UV solar shades for their ultimate technique in diminishing radiation in your home, and keeping your home cool in the summer. They provide privacy and even help you control the amount of light in a room. Custom UV solar shades are the ultimate window furnishing, and they’re just waiting to be installed in your home or office. Give us a call today to learn more.

Skyline Track Panels for Sliding Doors – One Option You Might Want to Explore Now!

If you’re in the market for a new way to keep the sun out of your sliding doors, look no further. The best technology is already within your grasp! Skyline Panel Tracks are the wave of the future for sliding doors, and they’re even easy to afford and install. They’ll do wonders for your home and office, and have a multitude of handy benefits.

What Are Skyline Panel Tracks?

Skyline Track Panels are stylish vertical blinds in a variety of different thicknesses, panel widths, and fabrics. You can customize all of our models to your heart’s content! Skyline Panel Tracks are great for rooms with large picture windows or sliding doors because you don’t have to fidget with an overhang. You simply need to push the whole panel aside, and you have access to your sliding doors again! They’re great at light-blocking, keeping your home cool, and even creating a simple privacy barrier between you and your neighbors. 

The Benefits of Skyline Panel Tracks

Skyline Panel Tracks are worth purchasing for many different reasons. They’re great at blocking sunlight from entering your home and fading your belongings, and they come in many different thicknesses depending on how much light you want in a room. They can help block harmful UV radiation from entering your home, too and protect your family and pets. The panes can even help with privacy, giving you a barrier between you and nosy neighbors. Even better, Skyline Panel Tracks help you afford the heating and cooling in your home. The thicker your shade, the cooler it will keep your home- and if you live somewhere cold, a thinner shade will provide you all of the light protection and privacy while helping trap heat inside of your home.

Buy Skyline Panel Tracks

Skyline Panel Tracks are always a great investment. At the Gallery of Shades, it’s a snap to make the custom versions you want, with the perfect fabric, design, and capabilities for your home. Skyline panel track installation is even easy, too, and it gives you all the great benefits of these shades without needing to call someone in. If you’re looking for the best sliding door shades, it’s got to be Skyline Panel Tracks!


Why Choose Luminette Shades for your Windows


Thinking about upgrading to a smart home in 2022? Don’t forget about your window covering choices.  If you’re truly working to be sure your entire home is smart, there’s only one option for window treatments – buy Luminette shades from Hunter Douglas. 

What are Hunter Douglas Luminette Shades?

Luminette shades are the first option to give you light and privacy when you need it. The sheer fabric you see in Luminette shades is attached to vertical vanes that can rotate 180 degrees, so you get exactly as much light control and privacy as you want. The hardware with this type of window treatment is completely concealed so it’s easy to operate. They’re available in a number of different fabrics, textures, and colors, so you can choose the one that best meets your style needs. Maybe the best part, though, is that motorized Luminette shades are available and ready to integrate into your smart home with an app on your phone. A single touch and you’ll instantly be able to change the lighting and privacy in your home from anywhere in the world. 

Benefits Abound

Luminette shades can mean so many different benefits for your home. Adjustable light and heat protection are just one. They have the ability to block 86% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. They can also help give you a level of filtered light other options just don’t. They’re kid and pet friendly, too, as they eliminate the dangling cords so many window treatment options include. They’re also incredibly easy to operate, whether you choose the motorized version or not. Each comes with the patented PowerGlide system, so they’ll slide open and closed smoothly along the track. 

Whether you have sliding doors or large, expansive windows, Luminette is the solution that was made for you. They can fit spaces up to 192 inches wide or even up to 120 inches in length. 

At Gallery of Shades, we carry a complete line of Hunter Douglas shades of all types, including the popular Luminette shades. To learn more about what we have to offer your windows, give us a call today. 


The Versatility of Shutters

The Versatility of Shutters

Did you know that there is just one window treatment that actually adds value to your home? Custom plantation shutters. Typically considered part of the home when it’s sold to a new buyer, custom plantation shutters are a classic window treatment that adds a level of value you just can’t ignore. What makes this option so valuable? Versatility. 

Not sure why custom shutters are such a versatile choice? There are actually a number of features that make them so flexible. The first is the style itself. Plantation shutters come in a variety of different louver sizes. If, for example, you’re looking for a clean, wide-open window feel, you may want to go with a fairly wide 4-inch louver size. If you want something more traditional, though, you’ll want to consider a tighter louver size. This potential for difference creates a level of adjustability you’ll appreciate throughout your home. 

Custom plantation shutters are also so versatile because simple shifts mean a completely different look. Adding different shutter pulls, locks, and hinge options means upgrades that cost nominally but really enhance the overall style of the shutters you’ve chosen. Whether you’re looking for farmhouse chic or something truly elegant, this slight shift means a gorgeous addition to any room.  

Another option that makes this window treatment so incredibly versatile is that it comes in a number of different materials. From faux wood shutters for moisture-rich spaces like the kitchen or bathroom to more traditional materials, you’ll be able to choose a material that fits the needs of the space where you want the window covering. With lots of styles and patterns to choose from, you’re certain to get one you absolutely love. 

The best way to buy custom shutters, Scottsdale residents know, is to work with Gallery of Shades. We’ll develop the best custom shutters for homes just like yours in every single room. To learn more about how we can help you add to the value of your home, contact us today. 


The Appeal of Grass Weave Window Shades

The Appeal of Grass Window Shades

Looking for something new in your windows? There are many choices available today, but grass weave window shades seem to never lose popularity. Why does this option remain at the forefront for many, even today? Take a look at some of the benefits it has to offer. 

A Natural Fit

One reason grass window shades seem to continually be popular is that they create a natural look in any space in your home. While lots of different window coverings try to create warmth and texture within a space, grass window coverings do that thanks to the material from which they’ve made. That can mean your space – whether it’s your living room, dining room, kitchen, or den – becomes a great space to unwind day after day. 

Just as important, though, they’re truly a natural fit because they’re eco-friendly. Grass weave and woven shades are made from natural materials, so if you’re looking for something a little greener, you get the peace of mind you want. Investing in a natural, sustainable product may help you feel a bit better about your window covering choice. 

A Variety of Options

Grass window shades, as with many other window coverings today, are fully customizable. They come in a number of different colors and textures to help complement your space. From bamboo window treatments to darker-toned handwoven grass options, there are plenty to consider. No matter what you choose, though, they’re going to help protect your furniture and flooring from dangerous UV rays and ensure you get the privacy and light control you want. 

Ready to add the ongoing appeal of grass window shades to your space? We carry a complete line of options to help make your windows look amazing throughout your home. The appeal of grass window shades is a never-ending one. If you’re ready to incorporate any type of natural fiber window shades into your home, we can help. Learn more when you contact us today.