Kids & Cords: A Deadly Combination

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says that cords from window coverings are one of the top 5 safety hazards in your home. There have been over 500 child strangulation from blinds and shade cords over the past few decades.

Over 5 million window coverings have been recalled in recent years because of injury and death to babies and young children. Recalled products include vertical and horizontal blinds, rollup blinds, Roman shades and roller shades. Strangulation and injury can occur anywhere in the house where children can wrap these cords around their necks or become entangled in the loops. This can happen quickly and silently.

To prevent child strangulation, the CPSC recommends the use of cordless window coverings in homes where children are present.

Safety Matters Checklist:

Window Coverings, Shutters

Window Coverings

  • Examine all shades & blinds in your home for exposed or dangling cords.
  • Make sure there are no accessible cords on the front, side, or back of the product.
  • Use Kid Safe Certified cordless window coverings in all homes where children live or visit.
  • Position cribs, beds, playpens and other furniture against walls that have no windows and no window cords.
  • Permanently anchor all loops on every window covering cord anywhere in your home to the door or to the wall.
  • Ask your Danmer Designer how to replace older window treatments with cordless ones. Danmer carries a full line of cordless blinds, shades and custom shutters that are safe for everyone in the family.

For more information visit on how to replace your old corded window coverings please visit http://danmer.com/buy/kidsafe.php

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Introducing the Shutter Shopper App!

Custom Shutters

Custom Shutter App for android or apple.

The Shutter Shopper app is a revolutionary app brought to you by Danmer Custom Shutters for your Apple or Android device! The Shutter Shopper app lets you visualize how custom shutters will look in your home!

Using the Shutter Shopper app is simple! In just 3 short steps, you will see just how beautiful your home can be with custom shutters!

  1. Snap a photo of your windows.
  2. Outline the Window using the app.
  3. Select your shutters from a variety of colors, louver size and tilt rod options!

Once completed you will be able to see the beautify and elegance that custom shutters can bring to your home! Then you can save and share your design with family and friends!

The app is available now in the Apple App Store and in Google Play! Download it today or call one of our design specialist and they will bring the showroom to you!

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10 Amazing Photos of Thermalite™ Shutters

Are you considering Thermalite Shutters? These revolutionary shutters are custom made, eco-friendly and stylish. Made from non-toxic, synthetic material, Thermalite Shutters insulate 3 times better than any shutters and can help lower your energy bills by 35%.

Of course, if you’re choosing shutters for your home, you have to take into consideration how they look and whether or not they will fit the windows in your home. Take a look at these amazing photos showing all of the ways Thermalite Shutters can look great in your home.

thermalite-shutters-1   1. Thermalite Shutters look great in any room from the living room and bedroom to the kitchen and entry way. These beautiful shutters add a touch of style and sophistication to any home.

 

 

 

 

thermalite-shutters-22. Thermalite Shutters can be custom made for any window in your home, no matter the size, shape or location. And adding shutters to all windows in a room creates a unifying look as well as maximum energy efficiency.

 

 

 

thermalite-shutters-33. Think you can’t cover those high, arched windows? Think again! Custom Thermalite Shutters can be made to fit any window which is especially important in the bedroom. Keep that bright morning sun from crashing in and waking you up with perfectly fitted shutters.

 

 

 

thermalite-shutters-44.  Thermalite Shutters look and feel exactly like wood. They will keep your house warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer and will significantly reduce your home energy costs.

 

 

 

 

thermalite-shutters-55. Thermalite Shutters can even be installed on or over doors; from your french door to sliding glass doors and patio doors.

 

 

 

 

thermalite-shutters-66. Shutters for sliders are perfect for large openings and sliding glass doors. When opened they offer a completely unobstructed view and easy access. It is important to make sure there is enough floor space to open and close the shutters.

 

 

 

thermalite-shutters-77. The other option for adding shutters to large openings is bi-fold shutters. These shutters can be installed on a track and simply slide open when you want to see outside. This is a great option if you don’t want the shutters opening out into the room. They also fit right into the room, flush against the wall.

 

 

 

shutters28. There is no window that can’t be covered by Danmer custom shutters. Install Thermalite Shutters on any sized window including octagons, triangles and hexagons.

 

 

 

 

thermalite-shutters-99. Thermalite Shutters look great from the outside too. You’ll love the classic look it gives the home, as well as the eco-friendly benefits like lower heating and cooling bills.

 

 

 

 

thermalite-shutters-1010. Discover the Danmer difference with custom Thermalite Shutters. Thermalite Shutters are made from a durable, non-toxic material that does not chip, warp or fade. The high quality louvers and hardware ensure that these shutters will be a beautiful addition in the home for years to come.

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Made to Order Window Shutter Design

To decorate your house in a completely unique way, it may require you to spend an exorbitant amount of money on custom furniture. For a unique look for your home when you’re on a budget, invest in one quality made to order piece that’s beautiful as well as functional.

Window shutters are the perfect furnishings to have custom made for your home, as they also add privacy, light control, and insulation for a room. A made to order window shutter design turns a simple window treatment into a piece of artwork. One custom window shutter design approach you may wish to take is to have your wooden shutters engraved with a pattern based on the existing décor of your room. Having your shutters engraved is a subtle way to add something unique to each room of your home.

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Improve the Insulation in Your Home with Window Shutters

Improve the Insulation In your Home with Window ShuttersDid you know that you can use window shutters to help lower your home’s heating and cooling costs? When fitted and installed properly, window shutters can help to insulate your home more efficiently. While wooden window shutters can be used for this purpose, it is even more energy efficient to opt to install synthetic window shutters. Synthetic window shutters insulate two times greater than wood, but still have the look and feel of wood that you may desire. Another advantage of synthetic window shutters compared to wooden shutters is that they are water resistant as well as fire retardant, making them perfect for kitchens and bathrooms.

Where Can You Find Top Quality Synthetic Window Shutters?

Danmer Custom Shutter’s Thermalite synthetic shutters, made of nontoxic polymer foam are ecofriendly and insulating with the look and feel of wooden window shutters. Learn more about the benefits of installing synthetic shutters by visiting www.danmer.com.

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Why You Should Add Window Shutters to Your Space

Are you tossing around the idea of adding window shutters to your home, but you are not really sure if the expense is worth it? After all, you could just throw some curtains on the windows and call it a day, right? Well, there are a few very good reasons why shutters should be a priority on your home decorating list.

Nothing Compares to Window Shutters

  • Beautiful – When window shutters are custom made to fit properly, there is really nothing that can compare to how elegant they make a room look.
  • Increased Privacy – Whether you just have a feeling that someone is watching you from outside, or if you have a lot of valuables you want hidden from potential thieves, shutters will give you increased privacy.
  • Energy Savings – Properly fit, shutters will reduce your energy bill by controlling light and blocking window drafts.
  • Comfort – When you can control the light and glare coming in a room, you can better control the temperature and comfort level as well.
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Add a Custom Window Shutter to Your Sun Room

Although a sun room is meant to be bright, open and cheerful, this does not mean that sometimes a relief from that light isn’t welcome. Many people do not even put any window treatments in their sunroom, but then they find themselves not using it nearly as often as they probably would if they installed a custom window shutter.

It is hard to enjoy Sunday morning breakfast out there with the family when everyone on one side of the table is being blinded by a glare. Not to mention, it is nearly impossible to sit out there on a hot steamy day because there is no light control.

Have a Custom Window Shutter Made for Your Sunroom

If you are going to add a custom window shutter to your sunroom, you may as well go all out and have one designed with a picture on the back. This way, when the blinds are closed, they will bring charm to the space.

For example, if you have a nautical theme, you could have anchors and lighthouses added. For a tropical theme, you could create an ocean full of fish. These shutters give you the opportunity to really personalize your space so you will want to show off your sunroom whether you are allowing the sun to shine in or not.

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Is the Silhouette Window Shutter Design Right for My Home?

With so many styles of shutters being made these days, it is hard to keep up with every option. Most people are not even familiar with the Silhouette window shutter design by Hunter Douglas, but when they see it, it’s love at first sight.

What’s So Special About the Silhouette Window Shutter Design?

The Silhouette window shutter design by Hunter Douglas is so extraordinary that it has the ability to truly transform the aesthetics of any room. They are specially designed using two sheer fabric layers. This allows sunlight passing through to create a beautiful glow.

Here at Danmer, we offer these treatments in 18 different material and color combinations, so you are sure to find one that will complement your space elegantly. We also offer them for non-traditional spaces, such as angles, arches, circular shapes, trapezoids, French doors and even sliding glass doors in a motorized or cord system. Schedule your appointment for a free consultation today to see if they are right for you.

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Don’t Stop with a Window Shutter, Finish the Look with Crown Molding

While adding a window shutter to any room does give it an instant facelift, you should see what a little crown molding does as well. It is amazing that with how dynamic crown molding looks installed, when you use the right professional that so many people overlook having it done.

Have a Consultation for a Window Shutter and Crown Molding Today

Here at Danmer, we want your home to make you smile. It is often the smallest details that make the biggest impact. It is not the $3,000 sectional that will make a room more comfortable; it is the window shutter that blocks the light and helps control the temperature. It is not the massive piece of art that puts the finishing touch on a room, but the crown molding that pulls the space together.

We have a fantastic selection of both, and our crown molding is fire-retardant, water-resistant, and nontoxic and will never discolor, warp, peel or crack. Request your free consultation today.

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Why Are Window Shutters the Popular Choice?

Choosing a window covering that will work for just about any room in your house isn’t difficult when you choose the popular choice, window shutters. There are multiple benefits to installing window shutters in your home, the most important being the versatility of shutters. With window shutters you have the option for privacy, optimal light control, air flow, and even the ability to improve the insulation in a home. For the kitchen and bathroom, you can find synthetic shutters that are water resistant and fire retardant.

Window Shutters are Functional and Beautiful

On top of these benefits, you can also find the right paint colors and wood stains to complement your home décor. High quality window shutters are functional, look great, and will last for years to come. Rather than settling on a cheap or trendy window treatment, choose a timeless classic that can be custom made to suit your home’s style.

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