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Coulisse Roller Shade Fabrics

Coulisse Roller Shade Fabrics are now available at Steven’s Creek Shutter Company. In conjunction with Altex, this fashion forward European fabric house for blind and shade fabrics now has a wide range of product to offer in Canada. With an unbelievable range of colours and patterns to choose from, the options are truly astounding. Utilizing the Aleo Hardware system these roller shades are smooth and easy to operate. Motorization is available, and can add significantly to the energy savings provided by these treatments.

Roller Shade Fabrics

Coulisse Roller Shade Fabrics

Dessin Collection

Patterns abound in these collections, with richly coloured prints, as well as subtle natural plains. The way in which the natural materials and sophisticated textures in this collection filter the light is unparalleled. In addition to paper fabrics, linen varieties are also part of the collection and are available in pure colours. By combining them with the clean lines of the panel blinds, natural fabrics make for a special addition to a modern interior. To view a mood impression of this collection click here.

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Screen Collection

Screen fabrics are the perfect solution for controlling light and heat. These screen fabrics are flame-retardant and proven safe for people and nature. In addition to basic screen fabrics in timeless colours, our collection includes high-quality decorative varieties with their own feel. There are, for instance, screens with a metallic sheen, with a natural linen look and with exclusive jacquard-woven patterns. Because of the clean lines of the panel blinds and the size of the canvas, the screens become part of the architecture.

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Jacquard Collection

The beautiful weave structure and the use of luxury yarns in warm colours of the jacquard fabrics provide a high-quality atmosphere for the interior. The patterns in our collection are inspired by classic woven patterns to match both classic and modern interiors. When used as panel blinds they create a stylish, warm and rich setting.

The Coulisse Roller Shade Fabrics Collection by Altex is divided into a number of colour palettes.

Coulisse Roller Shade Fabrics

Altex Coulisse Collection

 

There are over 100 colours of plain translucent fabrics in the Coulisse Roller Shade Fabrics collection.

Coulisse Roller Shades Fabrics

Over 100 Choices

You would expect an exclusive European Fabric Collection, with top of the line hardware systems to be a large investment financially, but this Collection is very reasonably priced. For example a 30″ x 45″ shade with manual controls will start at a price point of $160, installed with tax. With all these choices that is truly less than you’d expect!

CONTACT US TODAY FOR DETAILS AND A CONSULTATION ON YOUR PROJECT.

Call us now and we’ll work with you to find the ideal solution to your window treatment project.

613-706-1250

Altex Roller Shades Ottawa

Altex Roller Shades now available from Steven’s Creek Shutter Company

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Altex Blinds and Shades

We are excited to announce that we are now carrying the full line of quality Altex Roller Shades!

Why did we add this line to our selection?

Specialization – With 35 years as a Canadian specialist in roller shades Altex has built a reputation for quality and service. And because they specialize in roller shades, they have unique product choices for our clients.

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Altex Roller Shades

Fabrics – A striking difference we noticed when reviewing the Altex Sample book and fabrics is how they are curated in collections based on your needs. Ambio™ Fabrics (transitional roller shades), Transparent, Translucent, and Opaque. The collection is simple to navigate and intuitive in its presentation. It makes it easy to review your selections, and make choices based on your requirements. This aligns nicely with our Factors of the selection process, Form, Function, and Value.

Altex Roller Shades

Altex Aleo Hardware

Hardware – One of the best features of the Altex product offering has to be their unique lift system, Aleo™.  The Aleo™ Altex Roller Shade is designed with a hardware system that provides effortless raising and lowering of the shade. Even on larger windows the mechanism is smooth and flowing. This exclusive operating system allows for many customization options, with cassettes or open roll configurations available.

Hardware Benefits:

  • Lite-Lift®
  • Exclusive design with numerous options
  • Can be lowered from the bottom bar
  • Increased durability

Commercial – Altex has added a Commercial Division with the acquisition of SunProject, a leading manufacturer of Advanced Shading Solutions in the Toronto area. This gives the company the capacity to meet and exceed the needs of today’s demanding requirements for building envelope efficiency and qualify for LEED certification on fenestration projects.

Interior products include a range of design-focused contemporary window covering products for regular and specialty windows. Exterior products include a range of daylight and energy efficient solutions through the use of technical Roller and Louver systems. We are able to offer home owners and building professionals innovative custom-engineered solutions for their unique situations.

As society demands more from our homes and buildings in terms of aesthetics, energy efficiency and personal comfort, the building profession is challenged to continue to improve and to innovate. Altex is at the forefront of that innovation. Collaborating with architects and engineers to create intelligent homes and buildings that conserve energy and meet the highest ecological standards.

We believe their “integrated dynamic facade” concepts have the potential to significantly transform home and work environments, now and into the future. When integrated with home and building automation systems there is virtually no limit to the options that we are able to offer homeowners and building managers alike.

CONTACT US TODAY FOR DETAILS AND A CONSULTATION ON YOUR PROJECT.

Call us now and we’ll work with you to find the ideal solution to your window treatment project.

613-706-1250

HunterDouglas PowerView Motorization

Here is an installation we did recently of Hunter Douglas Roller Shades motorized with the HunterDouglas PowerView System, utilizing an Android Mobile App and Powerview Hub to control the shades.

HUNTERDOUGLAS POWERVIEW

Installing the PowerView Mobile App means your shades will be controlled with the swipe of a finger. Scene Settings add functionality, programming shades with automated commands. Your blinds can be programmed to follow the changing seasons and react to sunset and sunrise times automatically.

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HunterDouglas PowerView on iOS

On this installation we utilized the Hunter Douglas product line, primarily for the choice of “Urban Loft” fabric that the customer loved. We’d have to agree that for this application the choice was stunning.

HunterDouglas Powerview Remotes

Powerview Pebble Remotes

The PowerView system can be operated via the PowerView App or via two different types of Pebble controls—a Pebble Remote Control or a Pebble Scene Controller.

The PowerView Pebble Remote Control offers a modern alternative to a traditional remote control, allowing you to pre-set and easily operate up to six different groupings of window treatments—either individually or together—with just a press of a button.

The PowerView Pebble Scene Controller features an advanced display screen that lets you conveniently preview and select room scenes—different combinations of shades and shade positions—that you previously programmed using the PowerView App.

Ergonomically designed and beautiful to look at, the PowerView Pebble is available in seven stylish colors to enhance any décor.

You can also wall mount a PowerView Remote or Scene Controller using the PowerView Surface, available in three on-trend colors.

CONNECT FROM OUTSIDE THE HOME

The RemoteConnect™ feature, along with an internet connection, allows you to operate your shades from anywhere in the world, using your smartphone or tablet.

BENEFITS OF MOTORIZED SYSTEMS

Imagine the convenience of setting up your system, and then not having to worry about manually adjusting your shades at all. Imagine being able to adjust your shades from the office? Or from the hotel? All the daily work of adjusting for time of day, or activities taking place in the room is taken care of.

Clients with health challenges or impairments are provided more accessibility in controlling their window coverings through the use of motorization and automation controls.

Motorized treatments eliminate the control cords on standard treatments that pose a serious risk for children. They ensure child safety adding the element of peace of mind.

And let’s not forget the cool factor, it’s pretty amazing to see these shades operate!

OPTIONS?

We also have similar functionality from some of our other manufacturers, including Maxxmar and Altex. We have options that include nearly silent motors, and hard-wired systems that never require a battery change! Working with leading edge companies like Somfy and NeoSmart blind control systems there are a world of options to meet the needs or your project.

The future is here, and it’s more affordable than you think! Call us today for more details and your own Shop@Home visit. 613-706-1250

 

 

Maxxmar Shutters

Went over to a friend’s the other night, and was delighted to see how well these Maxxmar Shutters look a year after installation.

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Robin’s Living Room Shutters

When the treatment was installed we were looking for an elegant solution, one that would compliment their treasures collected from postings around the world. Functionally the shutter works well, as the window faces the street side of the house. With the minimal divider rail of the Maxxmar Shutters we are able to get light into the room by opening the top louvers. With the top louvers open we can maintain privacy with the bottom louvers. The center rail is a consistent 2 ” in all heights of Maxxmar shutters, it’s a great feature of this product line. Can you pick it out in the picture? The material is Maxxmar’s exclusive PolySilk compound in the Summerview line. It  is showing no signs of age or yellowing despite being fully exposed to heavy sunlight for much of the day. This isn’t a surprise of course because the shutters are warrantied against such defects for 25 years. Shutters were a great choice for this window because they also help to insulate the rooms from the heavy UV exposure, have protected the hardwood floors and textiles in the room while cutting down traffic noise from the street.

SOME FAQs About Maxxmar Shutters

Does the vinyl product off-gas or have an odour? Maxxmar Shutters meet regulations regarding formaldehyde and VOC emmissions and are certified under the Greenguard program. Personally I don’t notice any off gassing from this product, but recognize that individual’s levels of sensitivity vary widely. If you are a sufferer of environmental sensitivities we have solutions for your window treatment needs.

What materials are available? We have shutters in Wood and Polysilk exterior grade vinyl.

Can you make an operable shutter for my arch or shaped windows? Yes, absolutely we can, we have solutions for all kinds of shapes including Arched, Eyebrow, Octagon, Angled or Circular windows.

Are shutters a good product in regards to child safety? Yes, with no cords and restricted openings shutters are an ideal solution to maintain child safety.

Can shutters in hard to reach areas be motorized for ease of operation? Yes, contact us for a custom quotation.

CONTACT US TODAY FOR DETAILS AND A CONSULTATION ON YOUR PROJECT.

Call us now and we’ll work with you to find the ideal solution to your window treatment project. 613-706-1250