Blinds and Shades
With the versatility to tilt open slats or pull the blind all the way open, window blinds are a popular choice.
- 1″ or 2″ metal horizontal blinds or a simple 2″ vinyl blind manufactured in a variety of textures, patterns and colours.
- For the wood look, you can choose from 2″ or 2 1/2″ Real Wood blinds or 2″ and 2 1/2″Fauxwood Blinds, a wood-looking blind made from highest quality PVC material.
- PVC or fabric vertical blinds are a stylish option, and usually one of the best solutions for Patio doors or very large windows (see other vertical products under our shades section).
- Habitat Open Concepts Panel Glides, a unique product that offers an alternative to the traditional vertical blind.
- All of our blinds can be motorized by Somfy or Hunter Douglas.
Aluminum blinds are a great way to create a classic style on a budget. Mini-blinds, or 1″ aluminum blinds, are a traditional and functional product that never goes out of style. They are still one of the best products for controlling light at an affordable price.
Two-inch aluminum blinds are somewhat newer to the market, but offer the same multitude of benefits including light control, privacy and durability in a 2″ slat. Both can be manufactured to fit a variety of different window shapes, including arches, circles and triangular windows.
Aluminum blinds are simple, yet sleek, clean-looking, resilient blinds at an economical price. They are available in a wide variety of textures, designs, and colours, including metallics, and are a great addition to both traditional and modern decor.
All of our blinds can be motorized by Somfy.
REAL WOOD / FAUX WOOD VINYL HORIZONTAL BLINDS
Wood and Faux Wood blinds have been a popular window covering for many years now.
Real wood are becoming increasingly selected due to their natural beauty, durability and classic design. They are finished with the finest quality stain and varnish to allow the true grain to emerge.
The natural insulating properties of wood keep rooms warmer in winter and cooler in summer. These blinds provide a warm, natural element to any room.
A practical and affordable alternative to real wood blinds, faux wood blinds offer the beauty and feel of wood, with the durability of PVC.
They are easy to clean and maintain, and will not fade, warp or crack. Their water and UV resistance makes them a great fit for windows exposed to moisture and humidity and are sun-perfect for our unpredictable Canadian climate!
For those who appreciate the slatted look without the ‘wood’, Horizontal Vinyl Blinds are a popular choice. They are offered in a wide variety of engraved styles, textures and laminates that enhance any room’s decor.
Deep printed and embossed textures provide stunning fabric-like patterns, while incorporating functionality, long life, and ease of care of a vinyl blind. Leave them by themselves, or co-ordinate with vinyl vertical blinds for any patio doors in the same room.
Other options include adding a wood valance, different bottom rail styles, or adding corresponding coloured tapes.
With these amazing options, no matter what your style or decor, you are sure to find the right colour and pattern to suit your taste.
Vertical blinds are the preferred choice for sliding glass doors and large windows. Basically they consist of 3 1/2″ louvers (vanes) that hang down vertically from a headrail.
They are offered in a wide array of colours and designs to enhance almost any room decor requirements in a functional, yet stylish window treatment.
Manufactured in vinyl or fabric. So whether you are looking for maximum light control, exquisite design, or a simple yet versatile product, vertical blinds offer the perfect fit for you.
Habitat Open Concepts Panel Glides
Habitat Open Concepts Panel Glides are a contemporary modern addition to any decor. Available in 3, 4, 5 and 6 panels in a number of configurations, Habitat Open Concepts Panel Glides operate in a uniquely smooth and effortless cascading action as one panel gracefully slides past the other.
These are available in a wide variety of fabrics and styles, including Japanese and Carribean Wood trimming. Sculpted wood valances are an option that would add beauty and elegance to any room.
Set your Panel Drapes in motion with Somfy™ automation technology.
Window shades usually refer to a fabric type of window covering. Available as rollers, cellulars, pleated, romans, sheer, partial-sheer and woven woods, horizontal or vertical window shades will soften up any windows, adding style and elegance to any room. All of our shades can be motorized by Somfy.
Roller shades are a simple, classic treatment that have stood the test of time. They consist of a single layer of fabric that raises up into a roll. They are versatile enough for formal livingrooms to casual play areas and everything in between.
They can very easily be combined with other window treatments to give the perfect coverage, light allowance, and energy efficiency desired. Roller shades basically come in 2 different types of fabrics, screen fabrics and designer fabrics.
With a little sun management, natural light can be a beautiful design element. This is where screen fabrics, or solar fabrics, come in.
To make any room a more comfortable environment, the light filtering qualities of sun control fabrics diffuse light, reduce glare, and help control interior temperatures. As these fabrics filter and diffuse light, they also help reduce the fading of textiles and interior furnishings.
Solar shade fabrics effectively provide energy efficient solutions by reducing the amount of solar heat gain. They are manufactured in a huge range of popular sun-filtering designs, colours, textures and degrees of openness.
Designer fabric shades are manufactured with traditional pattern fabrics, weaves, textures and elegant designs that will satisfy even the fussiest palate. There are various degrees of light filtering and room darkening fabrics available.
All roller shades, whether solar or designer, can start with the simple, and be dressed up through various options such as cassette valances, 3 1/2″ or 4″ wood valances, fabric valances or coloured aluminum fascia. Different fringe colours, hem styles and hem bars can also add style to any shade.
Various other options such as the dual shade system, room darkening liners, and automation are available.
CELLULAR AND PLEATED SHADES
Loss of energy through windows can account for 10 – 20% of a home’s heating and cooling costs. Cellular blinds are the most energy efficient window treatments for your home, and come in a variety of beautiful fabrics and colours that will easily blend and coordinate with your existing room décor.
The unique hexagonal cell construction (honeycomb shape) provides substantial insulation, as it traps air, keeping your rooms warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
Pleated shades consist of a single layer of folded fabric (pleat) that filters light and provides privacy when drawn closed. Also manufactured in a wide variety of colours and fabrics, the even fold of the pleated shade creates a clean uniform presentation which adds softness and dimension to any room.
If energy efficiency or keeping out light are factors, these shades are also available with liners. Their unique feature allows them to be made in a variety of window shapes including angled and arched windows.
Ever versatile, both cellular and pleated shades include options such as top-down/bottom-up, cordless, continuous cordloop and automation. They can be manufactured for skylights and are a popular option for arches or irregular shaped windows.
FOOTPRINTS LONGITUDES VERTICAL CELLULAR SHADES
Move over verticals, Habitat’s Footprints Longitudes Vertical Cellular Shades offer the perfect alternative when searching for options for sliding glass door window treatments or looking for a room divider. The Footprints Longitudes cellular shade system is light weight and slides back and forth on its stylish track system with the push of a finger.
Footprints Longitudes vertical shade’s fluid-like operating system is engineered to cover wide expanses of window while still providing effortless operation and minimal stacking of fabric.
These shades can be custom ordered as a one-way stack, center stack, or split stack (center opening). Available in 3/4″ fabrics in semi-sheer, semi-opaque and room darkening patterns, Footprints Longitudes vertical shades offer incredible light control and are ideal for lifestyles that involve shift work.
Standing alone or paired with Footprints horizontal cellular shades, this window covering adds sophistication and dimension to any room.
A distinctive look that makes a statement, the revolutionary Zebra Shade adds personality to a room. The unique fabric protects your privacy yet maintains your outdoor view. This remarkably modern and stylish shade offers you both UV protection and heat control.
The versatile control options give you many different ways to enjoy this shade. Stagger the opaque bands of fabric to enjoy complete privacy; line them up to take in the outdoor view; or raise the shade completely.
The unique rolling bottom rail mechanism provides smooth and effective operation, allowing you to roll your Zebra Shades up or down to any desired position. When rolled all the way up, the shade is concealed within a curved cassette for a clean look. Have it automated for even greater sophistication.
The Zebra Shade collection boasts a vast array of elegant fabrics. For a uniform look, you can match the colour of the fascia to the shade, or wrap the fascia in the shade’s fabric.
HORIZONTAL SHEER WINDOW SHADES
These shades offer the privacy of a window shade, the softened view of a sheer, and the light control and versatility of horizontal blinds all in one beautifully elegant product. They consist of horizontal fabric vanes that float between 2 sheer fabric facings to soften the view looking outwards while obstructing the view looking inwards, yet allowing natural light to flood in.
When fully lowered, the vanes can be tilted open for more light and view, or closed for total privacy, or anywhere in between. There are no lift cords or tapes to distract the view.
These shades are available in a 2″ or 3″ vane length and in a variety of both light filtering and room darkening fabrics.
Where else can you combine the advantage of draperies, blinds and shades all in one unique and fabulous product?
Roman shades combine the softness, warmth and rich texture of drapery material with the tailored look and convenient operation of shades.
The Classic Style adds beauty and dimension to any room as it consists of a single layer of fine quality fabric tiered in set intervals (tear drop), which when raised, creates a stylish fabric valance.
The more contemporary Flat Style is a subtle approach to the Classic. When it is lowered, the fabric is smooth and clean, but when raised, creates the same stylish valance.
The Flat Style can be manufactured as a traditional top-down only, or with the added option of bottom-up.
Both Styles are available in designer fabrics and solar shade fabrics. However, only the designer fabrics offer blackout and light filtering options.
Add a luxurious 3 1/2″ smooth NOVO wood valance or a 4″ Rope Cornice wood valance for an elegant design that will enhance the look of your Roman Shades.
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