The experts at Grauer's Paint & Decorating have yet to find a specialty window they can't cover with a beautiful and functional window treatment.
Common in contemporary homes, angled windows bring up some unique challenges in providing privacy and light control and keeping your home energy efficient. Hunter Douglas has taken on these challenges, offering you a wide selection of products that help to enhance the beauty of your angled windows whether the shade is open or closed. Angled windows come in many variations including right triangles, isosceles triangles and top/bottom sloped windows with specific minimums and maximums for each brand.
One of the most common types of specialty applications, arches add charm and character to your house but can also offer a particular set of challenges when it comes to privacy and light control. Window fashions from Hunter Douglas answer these challenges with a variety of different options, allowing for a broad range of light-filtering and privacy possibilities. Arches can come in many different sizes and go by many different names including stationary, extended, half circle, quarter circle, perfect, imperfect, eyebrow and Gothic.
The EasyView® Arch from Duette® honeycomb shades offers the added benefit of a moveable arch, giving you the opportunity to raise and lower the shade, for maximum light control.
Trapezoidal, or tapered side, windows come in many different configurations and angles. These windows consist of four sides with only one pair of parallel sides. Look to Duette® and Applause® honeycomb shades, Pleated Shades or the Parkland™ Wood Blinds collection to solve your needs in covering your trapezoidal-shaped windows.
Circles, Ovals, Hexagons, Octagons
While unique window shapes such as circles, ovals, hexagons or octagons are not as common as other specialty window shapes, Hunter Douglas still offers you the opportunity to cover these unique window applications. Parkland™ Woods, Duette® and Applause® honeycomb shades and Pleated Shades offer many versatile and durable options to help you cover even the most unusually shaped window.
Bay & Corner Windows
Window treatments for bay windows and corner windows are usually standard rectangular window installations. Panels are independent of one another, and minimums and maximums apply to each panel. Virtually all Hunter Douglas brands offer a solution for covering your bay or corner window.
Patio & Sliding Glass Doors
While virtually any Hunter Douglas window fashion can be ordered to cover a traditional patio or sliding glass door, certain products—Luminette® Privacy Sheers, Duette® and Applause® with Vertiglide™, and vertical blinds—are better suited to large expanses of glass simply because they traverse horizontally, making them easier to operate in these types of applications. Products that raise and lower—wood blinds, metal blinds or woven woods, for example—can be heavy and comparatively difficult to lift. Please be sure to consult with your local Hunter Douglas dealer when deciding which window treatment for your patio or sliding glass door is optimal for you.
Any Hunter Douglas window fashion can cover a French door, but keep in mind that the product is typically mounted "outside" of the opening (beyond the glass frame), which may require the use of extension brackets or spacer blocks for proper clearance. French doors are distinguishable because both sides open as opposed to only one. Also note that in most cases a "cut-out" for your French Door window treatment will be required to clear the door handle or knob.
Cut-outs provide an opportunity to cover windows with unique architectural elements and are suggested for clearance around obstructions such as door handles, window cranks and window air conditioners. Parkland™ Wood Blinds offer bottom side and center cut-outs with headrail cut-outs as well. Duette® and Applause® honeycomb shades offer bottom left or right side cut-outs. Heritance® hardwood shutter cut-outs are specifically designed to provide clearance for French door handles.
Hunter Douglas skylight window coverings (including skylight window treatments for honeycomb shades, pleated shades and shutters) provide rooms with a brighter, more open and airy feeling often not possible with standard windows. However, skylights also have the potential to allow sunlight in that can often overheat your rooms.
The Simplicity™ skylight system, available on Duette® and Applause® honeycomb shades, is a manual lifting system specifically manufactured for rectangular windows and especially suited for skylights.
For greater control of overhead sun, this skylight system brings the light diffusion and energy efficiency benefits of honeycomb shades to skylight openings.
Greater light diffusion means you'll experience less glare on television and computer screens.
Side-by-side mounting of shades allows for coverage of windows measuring more than 48 square feet.
The ultimate in versatility, Hunter Douglas top-down/bottom-up window shades and shadings offer you the ability to operate window treatments (including Roman Shades, cellular shades, pleated shades, woven wood shades and honeycomb shades) from the top down or the bottom up to meet all your privacy needs while still giving you access to natural light.
Top-down/bottom-up Silhouette® window shadings offer the added bonus of TiltAnywhere™, allowing you to tilt the vanes with the shading in any position.
Cordless Operable Sidelights
Duette® and Applause® honeycomb shades now offer the simple elegance of cordless operable and non-operable sidelights. The benefits of this design option include:
Operable sidelights maximum height up to 84", and widths up to 17 7/8"
Available in 3/8" and 3/4" pleat sizes
No unsightly cord pooling
Enhances child and pet safety
Available as standard bottom-up, or with top-down/bottom-up design options
Luminette® Privacy Sheers are ideal for sidelight and accent window applications. The perfect solution for those narrow, hard-to-cover windows.
Sheers in widths from 8" to 11 7/8" will operate as tilt-only and not traverse
Available in the 3 1/2" vane size, in six fabric styles, and with translucent or room-darkening vanes
Enhances child and pet safety
Personal Color Viewer
The Benjamin Moore Personal Color Viewer allows you to see what your color selections will look like before you paint!