The new window shades have arrived! We had to order a special size for our 3 lakeside windows because they were specially ordered windows, too. (Plus, we added a new window to our room, which originally only had 2.) We absolutely LOVE the new shades! They are Bali cordless cellular shades. They cost a bit more than some, but they are so easy to put up/pull down and give the room a warm and cozy feel! My hubby helped me choose one of the hundreds of colors that were available and I'll have to say, he pinned matching the color to our carpet and furniture perfectly!
Below: Finished windows, with shades all the way up. I love how they are practically hidden above the windows!
Before: lakeside wall, new window opening is made.
Before: Window opening being cut out of the wall
After: That extra window really opened up the combination living/dining area! The views of the lake are awesome!
Before: The side wall in the living room area had a small window with no view. We decided to take out the window and make more wall space, which was limited in the room.
My hubby, filling in the opening.
After: Our new flat-screen T.V. fit perfectly on our newly paneled wall!
Cellular shades are wonderful! There are lots of options for what you want in your window treatments. We got "light filtering" that lets in sunlight, but still provides privacy, or there are also room darkening blinds. There are different numbers of cells (or honeycombs) which insulate at different levels. You can get them cordless or corded. And there are shades that raise to the top or you can get shades that raise up and/or pull down. (I love how, with just one little push or pull, I can set the shades at any point in the window.)
After: I love the view from our dining room table!
Before: Outside view
After: Outside view
Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you a warm and enjoyable weekend!
Ann“Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” Spanish Proverb
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