Odysee: A Perfect Combo of Shade/Blind Product
Are you having trouble searching for the right kind of shade for your window that can insulate and give you control view at the same time? There’s a newer product on the market that I would say perfectly addresses almost every functional window treatment concern. That’s right; I said EVERY functional problem can be solved with this product!
The insulating honeycomb shade with collapsible vanes is the perfect combination of insulation, light diffusion and privacy control. It combines the attractiveness and top-notch insulation of a honeycomb shade with the functional privacy and light control operations of a traditional blind. See how it works here http://vimeo.com/80265104
Just as you could with traditional blinds, you can expand and adjust the fabric vanes to your perfect level of privacy and light control. Want to do one of those at-home workouts in a street-facing room without embarrassing your kids? You can close the veins slightly for enhanced privacy and still let in some sunlight, so you can get sweaty doing your squats and dead lifts without worrying about passerbies looking in on your workout.
These blinds are truly versatile, and because they’re honeycomb shades, you can be sure that their insulation qualities are second to none! The vanes, when opened, reflect heat away and keep the room cool in the summer. During the winter, the air pocket created by the one-inch vane keeps the warm air in, keeping your home toasty and comfortable.
Are you excited yet? I sure am! These insulating, highly operational honeycomb blinds also come in over dozens of different colors and light filtering styles, making them easy to incorporate into just about any room design.
Another huge benefit to these shades is that you can get them automated! You’ll be ridding your house of the unsafe cords that could potentially harm children and pets and saving time by using a remote to control your window treatments!
This feature is especially important for a new mom who is in the process of decorating her nursery. A big challenge can be what to put on the windows. Going cordless should be on top of the list!! According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, about once a month a child between 7 months and 10 years dies from window cord strangulation and another child suffers from a near strangulation. Window coverings with cords are cited as one of the top 5 hidden hazards in the home. Installing only cordless window coverings in a home with young children is the best way to prevent any accidents from occurring.
The Odysee blind is perfect for this scenario! Not only is it automated, but it is insulating as well. Keeping the baby cool while sleeping in the summer and blocking drafts in the winter.
Here are some Cooling Tips from the manufacturer of the Odysee blind:
- Shading your home can reduce the temperature indoors by as much as 20 degrees on a hot day.
- During the cooling season, keep south and west-facing window coverings closed during the day to prevent solar gain.
- Install window shades or blinds with a white surface facing out to reflect heat away from the house.
- Each degree that you raise the thermostat on your cooling system typically saves 2% on your cooling bill. Energy experts recommend setting your thermostat at 78° F or higher.
- Don’t let a room air conditioner bake in the sun. Room air conditioners work best when kept cool. Installing the unit in a north-facing wall is ideal. Another option is to take advantage of shade from trees.
Here is another sweet deal to keep your home cool this summer.
Don’t miss out this opportunity of claiming the $50 rebate per shade from the manufacture during the months of July and August. If you have any questions about the Odyssey insulating blind, please call us at Distinctive Designs!