Choosing the right window treatments for your home can be very stressful and time-consuming, considering all of the different options and available brands. Several things to consider before even looking at styles should be how is the space going to be used, and who is going to use it. For instance, is it a nursery, playroom, home theater, living room, or a room that has an amazing view? We want to know the answers to these questions as it helps us make the window covering plan a success. So if you have a room that is going to be a nursery, the number one rule is to know where the crib is going to be in relationship to the window? As we don’t want the child to be able to access the cords, as they are a strangulation hazards. For nursery’s and playroom’s we recommend cordless option’s, as they are the best for child safety. Another great thing to know is the orientation of your home, does it face East, West, ETC. For instance, in Bend, Oregon during the middle of summer, the sun is coming up just after 4:00 AM, and setting close to 10:00 PM, if your master bedroom is facing East, you want a good room darkening shade, otherwise, your up early as well. Also, if you have young children with earlier bedtime’s, being light until 10:00 PM is a real issue, again, this is where a room darkening shade makes a lot of sense, as it will be easier to get your child to go to sleep. Another important topic that seems to be overlooked is hard to reach windows. Do you have to step in and out of tub to work the blinds or shades? Are their high windows with difficult reach? Motorized shades are a great option for these types of windows, with a push of a button you can raise and lower shades with without having to be a gymnast. Plus with the advancement in battery technology there is no need to run wires, considerably lowering the cost. If you live in the Bend, Oregon area, and would like to set up a consultation, contact Bend Blind Company at 541-390-8354.