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How to Choose The Best Window Shades for Your Lake Tahoe Home

If you’re looking for ways to improve your home, window shades are a great place to start. Not only do they provide privacy and insulation, but they can also add style and personality to any room. So how do you choose the right window shades for your home? We’ve outlined the most popular window covering types and their benefits to help you choose! 

Honeycomb Shades

Honeycomb shades are a type of cellular shade with an added layer of honeycomb-shaped cells. These cells are designed to trap more air than regular shades, making them highly effective at insulating your home.  Because of this, Honeycomb Shades are one of our best-selling shade types for Lake Tahoe Homes. These shades do a great job of keeping your home cool in the heat of the high desert summer months, and warm during our snowy winter months. 

Solar Shades

Solar shades are a type of roller shade, but with a special fabric that reflects UV rays. This makes them great for rooms that get a lot of sun, as they can help keep your home cooler in summer. 

Solar shades are a great option for any room in your home that gets direct sunlight. Especially in the Lake Tahoe area, the heat of the sun on summer days can make it difficult to keep your home cool. These shades are a great option for mountain homeowners who want to alleviate the heat and damage from direct sunlight.

Roman Shades

Roman shades are a bit more sophisticated than roller shades. They’re made from several pieces of fabric that fold up accordion-style when raised. Roman shades can be made from a variety of materials, including light-filtering or blackout fabrics, making them a great option for bedrooms and other rooms where you need more control over the light. They provide privacy and insulation, and come in a variety of colors and styles to fit any space. 

Woven Textures® Shades

Woven Textures® Shades are a type of Roman shade made from natural materials like bamboo, reeds, and grasses. They offer the same privacy and light-control as other Roman shades, but with a unique, natural look. Woven Textures® Shades are available in a variety of colors and styles and add a natural feel to any room, making them a popular choice for mountain homes. 

Sheers And Shadings

Sheers are a type of window shade made from a light, transparent fabric. They allow some light to filter through, making them a great option for rooms where you want to let in some natural light but still maintain privacy.

Shadings are similar to sheers, but with an additional layer of fabric that can be raised and lowered independently. This allows you to adjust the amount of light and privacy in a room. 

Wood Blinds

Wood blinds are a classic window treatment option that is a popular option for many Lake Tahoe homeowners. They’re made from slats of wood that can be tilted to control the amount of light and privacy in a room. Wood blinds are available in a variety of colors and styles, and add an organic feel to any mountain home. 

Motorized Shades

Motorized shades are a type of window shade that can be controlled with a remote. They’re a great option for hard-to-reach windows, or for anyone who wants the convenience of being able to adjust their shades without getting up. Some types of motorized shades are programmable, so you can control your shades and how much light is entering your home from anywhere!  

Aluminum Blinds

Aluminum blinds are a type of window shade made from thin, durable slats of aluminum. They’re an affordable option that comes in any style and color you can imagine. This type of blind is one of the easiest to clean and maintain, making them a popular choice for homeowners.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are a type of window shade made from long, vertical slats. They’re a great option for large windows or sliding glass doors, and come in a variety of colors and styles to fit any space. Vertical blinds are also easy to clean and maintain, making them a great choice for anyone looking for an affordable, functional window treatment option.

Shutters

Shutters are a type of window treatment that consists of a frame with louvers, or slats, that can be opened and closed. Like other types of window coverings, they provide privacy and allow you to control the amount of light in a room, but a unique style that complements the decor of many Lake Tahoe homes. They’re a great option for any room in your home, and come in a variety of colors and styles to fit any space.

Ready To Shop?

No matter what type of window shade you’re looking for, Tahoe Specialty Flooring and Window Design can help you find the perfect option for your Lake Tahoe home. Visit our showroom to see our blinds and shades in person. Our friendly staff is happy to help you with any design questions, so you can leave feeling confident in your decision. You’ll be glad you took the time to find the perfect window shades for your space. Thanks for reading!