By Michael Ponder, Owner
You don’t have to travel far to find one of Georgia’s greatest treasures, the Lake Country. Spectacular sunsets are almost an everyday occurrence. Whether you’re looking for a weekend escape or a new place to call home, Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair offer endless possibilities. They boast some of the best golf courses in the state, luxurious resorts, fabulous dining spots, great hideaways, awesome fishing and plenty of water to take the boat out and have all the fun you want. The lakes are the centerpiece to some of the great small towns of middle Georgia, each rich in Georgia’s history and culture. Visit a local farmer’s market, tour historical homes, go antique shopping or just take a ride down a country road and take in the beautiful farm and timber lands spreading over five counties.
Most homes on the lake have big windows with great views. Sometimes that great view comes with a price – damaging ultraviolet rays that can fade furnishings, promote heat gain and create unbearable glare, making that ‘room with a view’ sometimes impossible to enjoy. At Michael’s Window Treatments, we have great solutions to cover your windows, reduce the heat and reduce the glare but save that gorgeous view.
Hunter Douglas Designer Screen Shades could be your perfect remedy. These shades filter the light, reduce heat and glare and protect your furnishings while not taking away your amazing view. They are also stain and moisture resistant, easy to wipe clean and roll up nicely when you don’t need them. Screen shades are one of my most popular and well-liked window shades, especially during the spring and summer months. They come in a variety of colors, opacities and styles and can be corded, cordless or motorized. Select fabrics are designed and warranted specifically for exterior use.
If you’re looking for a window shade that’s a bit softer and more versatile, take a look at the Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shade. The Silhouette offers two subtle layers of sheer fabric that filter the light and heat and retain your view beautifully, but the Silhouette has a unique and patented S-shaped vein that tilts for added privacy control. The Luminette Privacy Sheers, the Silhouette’s vertical counterpart, offers a luxurious and equally versatile light filtering sheer with rotating veins for privacy. Another must-see shade is the Hunter Douglas Pirouette Window Shading, which masquerades as a roman shade and is equipped with contracting folds that reveal a light sheer fabric that filters light and glare. All three of these great options for your windows are a part of the upcoming Hunter Douglas “Celebration of Light” Sales Event, which kicks off on April 12th with manufacturer rebates and special upgrade offers, in addition to the great prices we offer every day on our best quality window treatments from Hunter Douglas Window Fashions.
Come visit our Hunter Douglas Gallery Showroom in the Village At Harmony Crossing and see all of these great solutions, and more, on display in real window settings. Let us demonstrate the new “Powerview” motorized shades, operated with remote control and/or your smartphone or tablet. Browse through our extensive selection of designer fabrics and decorative drapery hardware. Come see the best before you settle for less. At Michael’s Window Treatments, you’ll get the quality window fashions and the great customer service you deserve.
Michael Ponder is the owner of Michael’s Window Treatments. He has been in the window treatment business for over 10 years and has a background in interior design and construction.