Window Coverings Can Be Energy Efficient with Pleated Shades

If you’re looking to become more energy efficient in your home look to your windows. Of all the surfaces in your home, your windows are the ones that are most likely to lose or gain that heat, depending on the season. More carefully selecting your window treatments, though, can help put an end to that problem, and that’s where pleated shades come in. Pleated shades for the home are a single piece of fabric. Unlike traditional blinds, there are no gaps in that fabric to allow the warm or cold air to pass. That means you reduce any flow through a window, making the rooms involved more comfortable. If you’re ready to explore pleated shade options for your home call the design professionals at Gallery of Shades at 480-643-0014 today:



Have a Plan When Creating an Outdoor Living Space

Are you looking for relaxation space, entertainment space or both for your outside space? If you want to use your outdoor living space to relax and unwind, add a variety of comfortable seating choices and perhaps an outdoor fireplace. If you think you’ll be dining outside on a regular basis, you may want to consider two areas – a living space and a dining space. No matter what type of space you choose, you can also enhance a space with patio shades. Outdoor patio shades allow you to use your outdoor space no matter what time of day or when the sun hits your outdoor living space. The best shades for outdoor living help to filter the light (and the heat) so you can always enjoy the comfort without the hassle of the sun in your eyes or making it far too hot to enjoy your space. To learn more about our custom outdoor shades, contact Gallery of Shades today at 480-643-0014. 


Love Your Home and Increase Value with Plantation Shutters

There is no doubt that wood plantation shutters look amazing. They are also one of the more expensive choices available today,  they also offer a serious return on your investment when you go to sell your home. In fact, these stylish window shutters are the only type of window treatment that are actually considered a fixture in your home, which raises your overall home value. Additionally, these window treatments do so much more for your home than increase its value. They also help to improve energy efficiency, are easy to clean and maintaining. They’re one of the best custom window treatments you can buy today. Stylish wood plantation shutters can help attract buyers to your current home far faster, giving you just what you need to make that move. Find out more and with a consultation with one of our design experts at Gallery of Shades. Call 480.643.0014.


Wooden Plantation Shutters Add Beauty and Value to Your Home

Plantation shutters may be a big investment, but they can mean even bigger things for the resale value of your home. Find out how now.

Statistically speaking, you’re going to move in your lifetime. Stylish window shutters can help attract buyers to your current home far faster, giving you just what you need to make that move. Contact Gallery of Shades today to learn more about our plantation shutters and to schedule a in-home design consultation.


When You Need a Contemporary Solution to Cover Large Windows

Traditional vertical blinds do not always work well for extra large windows. When you have a window that is 10’ tall or over, you need to think outside the box and to find a solution that will work to not only allow you to close the light out when you want, but to let it in as well. That’s where Skyline Panel Track Blinds come into play. These contemporary blinds are ideal because you can get them exactly the right size on the first try. Simply measure your window and look at the size of the panels and you’ll be able to figure out how many panels you’ll need to get the look you want. Make sure you account for a bit of overlapping if you truly want the blinds to darken the room fully. Need assistance? Call the design experts at Gallery of Shades today for a free consultation. 480-643-0014. 


Cleaning Different Types of Natural Wood Shades

There are a number of different types of natural wood shades . When it coming to cleaning natural shades, dusting them is just as easy as any other type of blind or shade. A duster that goes between the slats will make things much easier and will enable you to get rid of the dust without having to go through every single slat. If you have grass weave shades you may need to use the soft brush attachment that comes with most vacuums. This should get rid of the dust in a delicate way. If you are thinking about these shades for your home, call Gallery of Shades today 480-643-0014 


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