Choosing Treatments for New Construction

Heritance® Hardwood Shutters

Heritance® Hardwood Shutters

If you’re building a new home, first of all, congratulations! There’s little more exciting than choosing the features and layout that will best suit your needs for the coming years. However, new builds can often be stressful—after all, there are a lot of decisions to make, and it seems like with every turn, you’re faced with a new dilemma. At Windo VanGo here in Baltimore, we don’t want you to be stressed about your windows. We’d love to help you select window fashions with the peace of mind that you’re getting the right product to meet your needs. Contact one of our representatives to learn more!

Getting Your Treatment to Work for You

You have a lot of things to consider when you think about what your home needs. For example, are your neighbors very close, or do you have some space for privacy? Will direct sunlight impact one or more of your rooms? Do you have specialty shaped windows? How close to the road are you? What do you need for curb appeal? Will you want full black-out for your bedrooms or a media room? Do you have small children or pets who might influence the type of treatment or lift system? These are some of the questions a Windo VanGo consultant will want to understand to best help you find the right products. Read on to learn about how you can address some of these considerations with Hunter Douglas products.

Energy Savings

Adding any treatment to a window will help save money because the treatment can ward off direct sunlight, help insulate the window from the outside temperature, and keep inside air in. On top of that, Hunter Douglas offers some treatments specifically designed to offer the greatest energy efficiency around. In fact, the Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC) chose Hunter Douglas as the first to receive their verified energy rating and certification for interior window coverings. AERC-certified Hunter Douglas products include:

  • Duette® Honeycomb Shades. Duette Honeycomb shades offer a simple, sleek look for modern spaces, but also work well in traditional settings. The ultimate benefit, of course, is that they almost pay for themselves with the energy savings you’ll enjoy
  • Applause® Honeycomb Shades. Unlike some other brands of cellular shades, Applause is created with a double cell, which offers increased insulation over regular single-cell construction.
  • Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades. The new, round, sculptured construction of the Sonnette cellular roller shade is being called “the new shape of light.” These beautiful rolling cells gently diffuse sunlight throughout the room while creating a sense of privacy.


One of the most important aspects of your new window fashions are how they will look and feel in your new home. We will consult with you to understand your stylistic goals and how your new window treatments will complement or enhance the rest of your décor. Your needs for versatility is important to how long you’ll be happy with your new blinds and shades. We’ll help you choose designs, colors, and styles that can work as you change other elements of your room design. Many customers like to mix and match color options, including using drapery and other soft treatments to enhance the look of blinds and shades.


Understanding how you need your new window treatments to function is just as important as how they look. If you’re looking for blackout options, check out the Duolite® feature, which is available on certain product lines. With Duolite, you basically get two shades in one—a blackout layer that offers increased privacy, and a sheer layer that allows light diffusion. Also look to features that block rout holes in blinds and shutters. And with Honeycomb Shades, you could add the Lightlock™ technology, which gives you a unique system of side channels designed to trap and deflect light, leaving your room in complete darkness. Lift systems are also important. Motorization systems are very popular, and can help you operate window treatments in hard-to-reach windows, such as in skylights, up in vaulted ceilings, or behind bath tubs.

Safety for Children and Pets

We want to learn a little bit about your family to help you make decisions about the safety of your window treatments. While all our window covering options have safety features for children and pets, some go way above and beyond accepted safety standards. Cordless operating systems, for example, are the gold standard for window treatment safety. All our blinds and shades can be customized for maximum safety without sacrificing style.

Curb Appeal

Many homeowners would like to have a consistent look in their windows from the outside of their home, even if they aren’t using the same window treatment products and colors on the inside. Hunter Douglas recognized this dilemma and addressed it by having a common backing—either white or neutral—on window treatments regardless of what they look like on the inside of the house. Window treatments from Hunter Douglas that offer this feature include:

  • Duette® Honeycomb Shades
  • Silhouette® Window Shadings
  • Pirouette® Window Shadings
  • Vignette® Modern Roman Shades
  • Provenance® Woven Wood Shades with Liner

But don’t forget Shutters. Hunter Douglas offers real wood and faux wood shutters to enhance any room.  It is like adding furniture on your windows.

Treatments for a New Build in Clarksville, Columbia MD

Windo VanGo is your premier Hunter Douglas Window Treatment specialist and supplier of Farrow & Ball premiere paints and wallpapers in the Baltimore, MD, area, with a gallery showroom in Marriottsville.

Serving residential and commercial clients throughout the counties of Baltimore, Baltimore City, Howard, Carroll, Hartford, and Anne Arundel including Ellicott City, Randallstown, Owning Mills, Timonium, Westport Forest Hill, Annapolis, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg and surrounding areas.

Contact us today for a design consultation!