What Are Roller Shades?
Roller shades are a type of window treatment made from a single piece of fabric that rolls up and down around a casing or tube at the top of a window. They are designed to cover the window when pulled down and can be easily rolled up to allow light into the room. These shades can come in various materials, such as fabric, vinyl, or even sheer materials, offering different levels of light control, privacy, and insulation.
These shades are often operated using a spring mechanism, chain control, or even motorization for easier use. Roller shades are versatile, fitting various interior design styles and window sizes, making them a popular choice for homeowners seeking practical and stylish window coverings.
Why Did We Choose Roller Shades For This Rathdrum Home?
Atlas Building Group hired us to select and install window coverings for their NIBCA Brookshire Parade Home in Rathdrum, Idaho. We decided to compliment the modern and clean lines of the house with cordless roller shades.
Roller Shade Specifications:
Precision Lift (Cordless)
Fabrics were Clarissa - Coal & Brook - Smoke
Curved fascia with fabric
In the common areas, we carefully selected light-filtering fabric to maximize the infusion of natural light, ensuring a bright and inviting atmosphere, all while maintaining the essential elements of privacy and temperature control.
As for the bedrooms, our choice leaned towards room-darkening fabric, designed to provide new homeowners with uninterrupted, restful sleep. This feature becomes especially crucial during the North Idaho summer months when daylight stretches from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Going a step further, we integrated specialized channels alongside the bedroom shades, transforming them into blackout shades. With this enhancement, these shades completely block out any external light when lowered. This upgrade is an excellent solution for those who work night shifts and need to enjoy restful sleep during daytime hours.
Excess light exposure can throw off your sleep and circadian rhythm. Blackout curtains over your windows or a sleep mask over your eyes can block light and prevent it from interfering with your rest. Avoiding bright light can help you transition to bedtime and contribute to your body’s production of melatonin, a hormone that promotes sleep. - Healthline
Watch our Roller Shades in Action in this Rathdrum Home
How Can We Help You?
We've helped hundreds of North Idaho and Spokane Area residents select and install the perfect window coverings for their homes. And we can help you too! Give us a call or email us to schedule your in-home consultation.