Blog Posts in 2017

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Programming Your Pico Remote for Serena Shades

When you purchase automated window treatments from Serena Shades, you will be able to control your shades using the Pico remote. This video demonstrates how to program your Pico remote after you have ...
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Ways to Enhance Your Office's Work Environment

The design and layout of your office can have a significant impact on the productivity of your workforce. If your office is dark, dimly lit, and lacking in creative details, you may find that your ...
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Exploring the Advantages of Automated Roller Shades

Automated window treatments are becoming increasingly popular for today’s homes. Rather than struggling with the cords or pulleys that control conventional window treatments, you can add comfort ...
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Why Motorized Window Treatments Are a Good Home Investment

When you’re choosing window treatments in Chicago for your home, picking a motorized system could be one of your best investments. There are several advantages to opting for automated blinds and ...
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Tips for Improving the Atmosphere of Your Conference Room

If you want to have productive meetings, you need to have a productive meeting space. For many businesses, that means taking a closer look at the conference room. Poor conference room design, from ...
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Reasons to Choose Hunter Douglas for Your Home's Window Treatments

To be effective, window treatments have to bridge the gap between form and function. They have to provide the control you need over your lighting, and at the same time, they have to complement your ...
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A Look at Shade Innovations from MechoSystems

MechoSystems is an innovator in motorized blinds and shading systems. In this video, get a peak at some of the cutting-edge ideas that MechoSystems is introducing that you can consider when you need ...
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The Energy Saving Benefits of Automated Window Treatments

Many homeowners consider installing motorized window coverings because they wish to enhance the look of their interiors or add convenience to their lives. However, there is another reason to upgrade ...
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What to Consider When Selecting Blinds for Your Living Room

When it comes to window treatments for living rooms, automated blinds are a popular option due to the many styles they come in and the light control and convenience they offer. If you’re ...
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Enhance the Function of Your Home with Motorized Shades from QMotion

When it comes to replacing your old window treatments, investing in automated window shades offers a variety of worthwhile benefits. Watch this video to learn how installing QMotion motorized shades ...
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Exploring the Benefits of Lutron's Commercial Shading Solutions

Shades can add beauty and sophistication to your building, but it’s important to consider function in addition to appearance when selecting window treatments. If you’re planning to enhance ...
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Opening a Daycare? Here's What You Need to Know About Window Treatments

Unfortunately, child deaths and injuries due to window blind cord strangulation still occur in the United States. For this reason, when it comes to creating a child-safe setting for your daycare, ...
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How to Choose the Right Slat Size

Venetian blinds are among the most popular options for residential window treatments, and one reason for this is the wide selection of styles that they’re available in. If you’re in the ...
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The Healing Touch of Natural Sunlight

Valid concerns about sun exposure and skin cancer lead some people to go to great lengths to protect their skin from UV rays. Sometimes, this can even include keeping their home’s blinds in ...
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Measuring for Serena Shades by Lutron

Serena Shades by Lutron can offer your home many benefits, including privacy, comfort, and style. If you’re interested in enhancing your home with shades near Chicago, you’ll need to take ...
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Take a Tour of Our Showroom

Architectural Window Treatments is your one-stop location for automated and motorized window treatments in Chicago. We carry a wide selection of residential and commercial blinds that are all ...
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Common Questions About Residential Motorized Shades

Homeowners picking out motorized and automated window treatments often have several questions before making their final picks. Homeowners may wish to know the design options and the benefits that come ...
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Factors to Consider When Choosing Between Real and Faux Wood

Window blinds are one of the most popular window treatments for homeowners, because they come in several color and material options. The most popular materials used for blinds in Chicago are real wood ...
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Introducing SolarTrac by MechoSystems

MechoSystems has created exceptional window treatment technology that can help your business save money on lighting and cooling costs. SolarTrac uses sensors placed outside of your building that ...
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Choosing Lutron Serena Smart Shades for Your Home

If you are shopping for automated window treatments that will add comfort and convenience to your home, you may want to consider purchasing Lutron Serena Smart Shades. This video from CNET ...
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Should You Automate Your Drapery?

Today’s business owners have many factors to consider when they are shopping for window treatments. When you are choosing new curtains or drapes for your office space, you will need to carefully ...
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A Homeowner's Guide to Honeycomb Shades

When you are picking out automated window treatments for your home, you may want to consider choosing honeycomb shades for your automated window shades installation. Honeycomb shades have a unique, ...
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Can Window Treatments Prevent Computer Eyestrain?

If your job requires a computer, chances are that you spend a significant number of hours looking at a computer screen every day. Headaches, blurred vision, and difficulty focusing on tasks are all ...
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Spotlight on WhisperShade IQ2 by MechoSystems

When you are shopping for automated window treatments for your large commercial space, you will want to make sure that your window treatments are easy to program and operate. With the WhisperShade IQ2 ...
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A Look at Lutron Automated Shading Innovations

When you are seeking top quality automated window treatments near Chicago, look no further than the automated shading innovations from Lutron. When you watch this video from Lutron Electronics, you ...
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