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Nov 16, 2017

Nantucket Shades in Brielle, NJ

JOB OF THE WEEK: November 16, 2017

See your home in a new light!

This home on the water in Brielle, NJ has its living room dressed up nicely with Nantucket shades from Hunter Douglas. Nantuckets are a smart option for those seeking the elegance of Silhouette shades at a better price without sacrificing the look and options. The similarities between the two types of shades are so great in fact, that we recently did a blog post comparing Nantuckets and Silhouettes here.

Most of the vanes on the shades shown in the video and the photos below are open, allowing a great view to the outside, but notice the sliding glass door in the first set of before & afters: the vanes are closed, giving you an idea of the great privacy and light-control these soft home shades can bring to your rooms. And like so many of the custom window fashions we offer, these shades are a great choice for automation/motorization!

To see more before & after photos, check out our Facebook Photo Album for this project!

ASAP Blinds in Manasquan NJ has you covered for all of your window treatment needs in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and beyond. In addition to Nantuckets and Silhouettes, we have a wide variety of options for plantation shutters, cafe shutters, window blinds, cellular & roller shades, woven wood & Roman shades, and more! Call us today at 732-223-6662 to find out more!

Categories Home Decor Job of the Week Light Control Motorization Nantucket Shades Privacy Silhouette Shades Window Treatments

Oct 19, 2017

Woven Shades, Nantuckets, Blinds & Shutters

JOB OF THE WEEK: October 19, 2017

See your home in a new light!

Woven Shades, Nantuckets, Blinds & Shutters

Window treatment options are virtually limitless. In this week's JOB OF THE WEEK, we're taking a look at before & after photos of woven wood shades, Nantucket shades, wood blinds, and plantation shutters...all in the same new Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey home. To see individual before & after photos, be sure to check out our Facebook Photo Album for this project!


Woven Wood Shades

In the above video, check out these woven wood shades in a living room off the porch, followed by similar wovens on a French door and windows. Check out the texture of those woven weaves! Wovens are a great choice for French doors, and they offer a stylish look with great light-control and view-through...simultaneously!

Nantucket Shades

Nantucket shades are very similar to, though less expensive than, Silhouette shades. For a full breakdown of the differences, see this post. Nantuckets are also a great candidate for motorization...in fact, the shades above the bathtub in the video are automated, and you can see them in action here! These shades give a great and luxurious look to any room.

Wood Blinds

You can't go wrong with wood blinds. Classic, practical and stylish, they work in any room and always look great! In a home such as this, where various elegant window treatments are being used in many of the main rooms, wood blinds are a cost-effective way to dress up less frequently visited rooms!

Plantation Shutters

Another classic window covering, plantation shutters offer great looks, fantastic options for viewing the outside world, and extremely effective light-control. These shutters have an invisible tilt bar (known as Invisitilt) that brings less obstruction to your view and a cleaner look to your window.

ASAP Blinds in Manasquan NJ has you covered for all of your window treatment needs in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and throughout New Jersey. Call us today at 732-223-6662 and find out about our large selection of blinds, shades, shutters and other window treatment options.

Categories Home Decor Job of the Week Light Control Motorization Nantucket Shades Plantation Shutters Privacy Silhouette Shades Window Treatments Wood Blinds Woven Wood Shades

Aug 15, 2017

Silhouette Shades or Nantucket Shades

Silhouette window shadings by Hunter Douglas are one of our most popular and attractive window treatment options. Nantucket window shades are very similar and nearly as popular as Silhouettes, so we'd like to take a moment to discuss the differences.


What Are Silhouette Shades?

Silhouette shades are a beautiful window shade comprised of two fabric panels with adjustable fabric vanes that seem to be floating between them (see photo below). With the vanes open, a view through the panels to the outside is filtered through the fabric that provides great UV protection (at least 75%!) and light diffusion. Closing the vanes provides even better light control that can protect your furniture, flooring and artwork from UV rays, as well as giving you the privacy you need.

Available in a nice selection of colors, Silhouettes are an elegant home window shade that make a fashionable choice for our motorized and automated window covering options. The ambient lighting created by the shades is beyond compare! You can see a video playlist of some of our motorized Silhouettes in action here.


Silhouette shades providing soft light filtering.

What are Nantucket Shades?

Nantucket shades are very similar to Silhouette shades, and in fact are nearly indistinguishable to the untrained eye. With comparable color choices and UV & light-diffusing characteristics, Nantuckets are a more budget-friendly shade due to fabric and maufacturing differences, and have a somewhat more casual appeal. They also are great for our motorization options and provide a great deal of style to any room (see photo below).


Nantucket shades on windows and a sliding glass door.


Which is best: Silhouettes or Nantuckets?

Silhouettes are the better choice for durability and a more elegant look. They're also one of the more expensive window treatments you can buy. Nantuckets are kinder on your wallet and, while they look and behave nearly identically to Silhouettes, the construction and fabric isn't quite the same, making it a more affordable yet still attractive option.

ASAP Blinds is the leader and expert when it comes to designing and installing automatic/motorized window treatments in your home. We've brought a tremendous variety of window treatment styles to homes up and down the Jersey Shore and throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Give us a call today at (732) 223-6662 to find out why!

Categories Home Decor Light Control Motorization Nantucket Shades Privacy Silhouette Shades Window Treatments

Aug 10, 2017

River Home Nantucket Shades

JOB OF THE WEEK: August 10, 2017

See your home in a new light!

Nantucket Shades look great on nearly any window in this riverfront home, even on sliding glass doors! Like Silhouette Shades, Nantuckets provide great UV protection and light diffusion, which is great not only for your furniture but also for the style and mood of your room. The vanes tilt to provide flexible light and view-through control, and there are motorization options available for the ultimate in style and convenience!

To see individual before & after photos, check out our Facebook Photo Album for this project!

ASAP Blinds in Manasquan NJ has you covered for all of your window treatment needs in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and throughout New Jersey. Call us today at 732-223-6662 to find out more about Nantucket window shadings and the many other solutions we offer!

Categories Home Decor Job of the Week Light Control Nantucket Shades Privacy Window Treatments

May 18, 2017

Cafe Shutters, Woven Woods, Motorized Nantucket Shades

JOB OF THE WEEK: May 18, 2017

See your home in a new light!

Watch as we transform rooms in this lovely traditional-style home.

We start with the dining room where cafe shutters provide privacy while maintaining a great view to the outside. Next, woven woods by a kitchen table are a fine way to keep the sun at bay when needed, and the same goes for the wovens in the kitchen overlooking a sunroom. At the top of a stairwell, cafe shutters let just the right amount of light in.

For the living room and master bedroom, we went with motorized Nantucket shades from Hunter Douglas, utilizing their PowerView technology. With these automated window shades, the shades can be set to open and close at predetermined times, as well as automatically anytime via the included remote control for a perfect combo of convenience and elegance!

To see individual before & after photos, check out our Facebook Photo Album for this project!

ASAP Blinds in Manasquan NJ has you covered for all of your window treatment needs in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and beyond. Call us today at 732-223-6662 to find out more!

Categories Cafe Shutters Home Decor Job of the Week Motorization Nantucket Shades Privacy Window Treatments Woven Wood Shades

Oct 20, 2016

Motorized Nantucket and Woven Wood Shades

JOB OF THE WEEK: October 20, 2016

See Your Home In A New Light

Here's a slideshow of photos from a recent project we were pleased to work on. Before & After shots of motorized Nantucket shades in a high ceilinged foyer and bedroom, and motorized woven wood shades in a dining room and a room overlooking a deck.

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JOB OF THE WEEK: October 20, 2016

See these shades in action!

Categories Home Decor Job of the Week Motorization Nantucket Shades Window Treatments Woven Wood Shades

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