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  • Writer's pictureDiane Bobek

Enhancing Your High-End Hawaiian Home: With Window Treatments

One of the luxuries of owning a high-end home in Hawaii is getting to experience the breathtaking views that encompass the island. For this reason, windows are a large selling factor for many who are fortunate enough to call Hawaii home. They enhance the space of a home by welcoming in natural light and fresh air, creating an open and inviting atmosphere that blends seamlessly with the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding landscape.


However, having windows also entails the need for appropriate window treatments. Whether for privacy, energy efficiency, or safeguarding your flooring and furnishings from excess sun exposure, investing in the right window treatments is a choice that carries more value than you might initially realize. While these improvements serve a practical purpose, they don’t have to compromise the aesthetic appeal of your home. Let's explore some of my preferred window treatment options that effortlessly combine function with style.


Sun Protection and Style: Roller Shades

Roller shades provide a highly effective solution for controlling sun exposure that won’t diminish your home’s interior design. They roll neatly to the top of your windows and display a stylish fabric when lowered. Brands like Insolroll and Castec are known for their quality and extensive options.


With a wide range of material choices, including polypropylene and natural woven fibers, roller shades can be customized to perfectly complement any home design. Aside from aesthetics, roller shades are extremely convenient, too. They can be installed with either hardwired or battery-operated systems so you can effortlessly adjust your shades with the push of a button.


These types of shades are well-suited for living rooms, dining rooms, and common areas, especially those facing the sun. Not only are they great for style, but they also contribute to preserving your furniture, carpeting, and wooden elements from sun exposure.


The Island Softness: Incorporating Draperies for Elegance and Function

Incorporating draperies into your home can add a touch of sophistication blended with softness. For added protection against the island’s elements, use an outdoor fabric with a protective liner. Draperies can be used as an alternative to roller shades, or layered in front of solar shades, depending on your lighting and privacy needs. Adding draperies to bedrooms and other private spaces can create an elegant place for relaxation, while still adequately shielding the room from the sun’s rays.


Tailoring Solutions to Room Needs: Finding the Right Window Coverings

Each room in your home is unique which can lead to having different needs. When shopping for window treatments, consider each space and its purpose.


Bedrooms and media rooms may have a need for blackout shades to create an ideal environment for sleeping and entertainment. On the other hand, living areas may benefit from light-filtering shades to allow brightness into the room, while still protecting your privacy. By customizing your window treatments to fit specific room requirements, you are ensuring both style and function take place seamlessly. (See what I did there?)



For expert assistance in selecting the perfect window treatments tailored to your unique needs and style preferences, reach out to Diane today. Your journey to enhancing your high-end Hawaiian home is only one message away.


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