It’s getting colder here in Bucks County, which means it’s time to get your home ready for winter.
Don’t let your first monthly heating bill surprise you! Windows are one of the greatest sources of heat loss in a home and are expensive to replace if they are old or poorly insulated.
There are many more affordable ways to keep your home insulated and your energy bills low, simply by decorating your windows with custom treatments.
Draperies Add Flair… And Insulation
With the right fabrics, your home will be toasty warm, insulated, and decorated with style when you use custom draperies. Drapes made of solid, heavy fabric keep the cold out and the heat in without sacrificing your décor. Arguably the most fun way to insulate your home, you can style your drapes with the latest colors for added pizazz and enjoy your new (warm) room all season.
Keep Out the Cold with Class
The unique honeycomb structure of cellular window shades traps air in its small cells, keeping out the cold with class! Purchase cell shades with large pleats for particularly drafty windows, as they have the most insulation. If you only need a small amount of insulation from the great outdoors, single or double cells will do the job. These nifty shades can be purchased in a variety of light filtering styles and customized.
Interior Shutters Create Warmth
Interior shutters keep your home insulated from winter’s tough temperatures while adding a dramatic look. They have the bonus of giving you excellent light reduction due to their opaque nature when shut. They’re easy to clean and even easier to operate because they are stationary.
I hope these ideas keep your spirits up and your heating bill down as we move into winter.
Stay warm—and stylish!
PHOTO CAP: Drapes are a great way to keep it warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.