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A Guide to Hybrid Window Fashions

If you're in the market for new window shades, you’ll want to make sure that you're getting the most for your money. Hybrid window fashions offer the benefit of expanded features and modern style for Alaskan homeowners, which is why this month, our team of window treatment experts at Exciting Windows worked to put together a guide to hybrid window fashions from Hunter Douglas to make your voyage into the world of hybrid shades easy and informed.

Small apartment with dark walls outfitted with white Hunter Douglas Sonnette® Roller Shades near Anchorage, AK

Sonnette® Roller Shades

This hybrid window fashion draws design elements from cellular honeycomb and roller shades. From the cellular shades, Sonnette® Roller Shades draw their internal cellular construction, adding insulating abilities to the treatment. This can result in year-round savings in energy costs for homeowners who benefit from the shade's ability to block unwanted energy loss. From the roller shade side of its heritage, Sonnette® Roller Shades get their chic style and streamlined design. The treatment comes in over 50 different fabric/color options for easy personalization of Sonnette® Roller Shades to individual home styles.

  • Shade Control Options: PowerView® Automation, LiteRise®, SoftTouch® Motorization, and beaded loop
  • Specialty Window Shapes: bay and corner windows, sliding glass doors, French doors

Luminette® Sheer Panels

Ideal for large windows thanks to this hybrid window fashion's combination of vertical blind performance and sheer shade styling. Luminette® Sheer Panels use their sheer elements to filter out UV and diffuse natural sunlight into welcoming interior illumination while its opaque vanes, like that of traditional blinds, provide room-darkening abilities and privacy from the outside world. Fabrics in the Luminette® line are available by the yard for coordinating accessories, and the Hunter Douglas Whole House Solution™ gives homeowners the option for coordinated applications throughout a home.

  • Shade Control Options: PowerView® Automation, Wand & Cord, Traveling Wand,
  • Specialty Window Shapes: sidelights, sliding glass doors, French doors

Skyline® Panel-Track Blinds

A showstopping option for hybrid window fashions that draws inspiration from the side-to-side movement of vertical blinds and the graceful aesthetic of full drapery. Skyline® Panel-Track Blinds have a decidedly contemporary feel with fabric-wrapped panels that come in over 450 fabric options. The innovative design of this hybrid window fashion is also configurable as a room divider. Skyline Panel-Track Blinds have the option of 11 ½" or 17" panels for another customizable feature that lets homeowners tailor their hybrid window fashions in accordance with their personal tastes.

  • Shade Control Options: PowerView® Automation, Wand Control
  • Specialty Window Shapes: sliding glass doors

Duolite® Shades

Another hybrid option for Alaskan homeowners is the Duolite® system. This advanced system turns Roman, cellular, roller, and sheer shades into hybrid window fashions by adding a secondary, room-darkening shade to the back of the treatment. With a light-filtering and room-darkening shade in one, homeowners get a vastly more comprehensive handle on internal light control. Duolite® is available in multiple styles of Hunter Douglas shades, including:

Contact Us

Bring worlds together for your benefit with the latest hybrid window fashions from Hunter Douglas. At Exciting Windows, we're happy to help homeowners in Eagle River, Girdwood, and the greater Anchorage area explore their options for new window treatments – request a consultation today. Exciting Windows is located near Anchorage, Alaska.