Aging In Place: Window Treatment Considerations to Make Now
Home renovation spend is on the rise and baby boomers are at the forefront of the trend. Rather than relocating, many baby boomers are choosing to modify their homes to improve accessibility so they can age comfortably in their familiar family homes.
There’s something comforting about living out your later years in the same home you raised a family, where memories abound. Do you have plans to stay put in your home for years to come? Be certain to design spaces now that you can live comfortably in later. Consider the following factors when choosing window treatments. It will make aging in place easier and more comfortable.
Ease of Operation
No one wants to deal with heavy, clunky window treatments but it’s an especially difficult chore for older adults with limited mobility. Choose window treatments that are easy to raise and lower. Cordless operating systems, like Hunter Douglas LiteRise®, makes shades easy to open and close by lightly pushing up or pulling down on the shade itself. Shades and blinds stay in place without constant adjustment or heavy lifting.
The LiteRise operating system from Hunter Douglas makes opening and closing your treatments safe and easy.
Motorized or automated blinds and shades are the gold standard for ease of operation. Your treatments will adjust themselves automatically to create the perfect light morning, noon, and night. You can operate your shades with the push of a button or command of your voice. Or, program them to operate on your preferred schedule — set and forget!
Traditional corded blinds can be difficult, even unsafe, to open and close on hard to reach and large windows. A motorized operating system adds an extra layer of safety so you never have to put yourself in a precarious situation.
Room Darkening Options for Better Sleep
As we age, our sleep patterns change and many older adults find it difficult to fall or remain asleep. One thing we can do to make sleep more attainable at any age is to create a bedroom conducive to restful sleep. Room darkening window treatments can make a big difference to a person’s ability to rest. From drapes to roller shades, there are many room darkening and blackout window treatment options for any style. The LightLock™ system from Hunter Douglas is the only one of its kind to provide such darkening effects. It traps and absorbs light of all strengths from all angles so you can achieve unparalleled darkness for a great night’s sleep.
Fitting securely into the window frame, the Duette® LightLock™ system has innovative U-shaped side channels featuring a black, ridged interior surface that traps and absorbs light of all strengths and from all angles, leaving rooms nearly dark.
Retirement leaves more time to enjoy the home we so carefully cultivated for ourselves. Maximize sunlight and turn harsh rays into beautifully diffused light with Silhouette® Window Shadings from Hunter Douglas. There are no cords or tapes to get in the way of your view of the outside, yet the sheer vanes provide a discrete level of privacy.
For over 25 years, Silhouette® Window Shadings have been the leader in light diffusion. They diffuse strong incoming light and create a soft glow in your home.The white rear sheer obscures the view into your home, providing daytime privacy.
Silhouette shades are available with both LiteRise and PowerView® Motorization, making them safe and easy to operate. Duolite® allows you to transform translucent Silhouette shades into a room-darkening roller shades at night. It’s the best of all worlds!
The ingenious Duolite system features a classic translucent Silhouette shading in the front with a room-darkening roller shade in the back, allowing for gorgeous open views to complete privacy (or any level in-between).
Worry-Free, Maintenance-Free Living
Make smart choices now so you can enjoy a worry-free, maintenance-free home later. Hunter Douglas window treatments purchased at Drapery Street come with a Lifetime Guarantee, Limited Lifetime Warranty, and Right Choice Promise™. If you ever have an issue your window treatment, you can be assured Drapery Street and Hunter Douglas will be there to help you resolve it.