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A remote control is sitting on a couch next to a window.

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Your window treatments can dramatically affect the look and feel of your living spaces. And if you have massive picture windows, like so many hilltop houses, you may also have a massive problem.

A thief opens a door with a crowbar.
Burglars stake out the ripest targets, sometimes with small, almost undetectable electronic devices. The most common break-ins are between 10 am and 3 pm when the bad guys know you’re at work or running errands. What’s a homeowner to do? One of the best tactics is to make your home...
A living room with large windows and white furniture.
Large windows offer breathtaking views and abundant natural light, but they also come with challenges. One concern is how to cover them for optimal privacy, light control, and energy efficiency. The other is how to align existing window shades exactly as you fiddle with them throughout the day. You’re just...
A room with a window seat and motorized roller shades.
Motorized or manual? We’re not talking about easy chairs or can openers, but the window treatments you’re considering for your home. Each type has its pros and cons — and the cons may not be obvious until they hit you in the face. Have you ever tried to operate a...