Best Skyscraper Window Treatments

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Hunter Douglas Luminette® privacy sheers, skyscraper blinds, window  treatments near Chicago, Illinois (IL) and midwest

It’s something we’ve all dreamt of: a fabulous apartment with floor-to-ceiling windows in a luxurious downtown skyscraper. But once you get one, you’re confronted with the puzzle of outfitting those stunning windows with the perfect window treatments.

What to Consider

Finding the perfect blinds, shades, shutters, or drapery for a skyscraper apartment or business can be difficult. You want to protect your privacy while also enjoying the stunning skyline of the city you call home.

When you look for new window treatments, be sure to think about your specific space and its needs. Whether you need help controlling the temperature of your home or achieving more privacy without sacrificing your view, there is a perfect set of skyscraper blinds out there for you and your home.

Hunter Douglas Skyline® gliding panels, skyscraper blinds, window  treatments near Chicago, Illinois (IL) and midwest

Vertical Blinds or Shades

Vertical window treatments have evolved from the plastic panels of the 90’s. Now a sleek and efficient way to accessorize your wall-to-wall windows, vertical blinds might be the next new addition to your home.

If you’re looking for the ideal marriage of privacy and view-through, try vertical sheers, which are made of both opaque and sheer fabrics. Tilt the veins to customize the amount of light shining through or to block out the outside world completely. On sunny days, open your sheers all the way to enjoy unadulterated skyline views! Vertical sheers give you complete control.

Hunter Douglas Duette® honeycomb blinds, skyscraper blinds, window  treatments near Chicago, Illinois (IL) and midwest

Cellular Shades

Because they sit so much higher than their surrounding buildings, skyscrapers typically receive ample amounts of direct sunlight throughout the day. We all want a light, bright space, but your home may be getting too much of a good thing, making it too warm while the sun shines in. This is where cellular shades come in!

Cellular, or honeycomb, shades are designed with energy efficiency in mind. Their unique honeycomb-shaped veins trap air from passing through. This prevents the heat from the sun from passing through your windows and making your space uncomfortable.

Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Shades, skyscraper blinds, window  treatments near Chicago, Illinois (IL) and midwest

Roller Shades

Roller shades are one of the most versatile window treatment options, which is why we suggest them for almost any space. Slim and discreet, they can fit into almost any size window. Choose from many different fabrics, colors, and textures to create a custom shade that seamlessly blends in with your space. You can even explore designer fabrics from renowned artists like Seema Krish, Marcie Bronkar, and Rebecca Atwood with the Design Studio™ from Hunter Douglas!

Roller shades are also one of the window treatment options that is most compatible with home automation systems. There’s no need to manually adjust stunning skyscraper blinds on your tall, expansive windows. Connect your roller shades with smart home technology and program them to adjust with the click of a button, a voice command, or on their own throughout the day!

Skyscraper Blinds at JC Licht

Based in Chicago, our window treatment experts at JC Licht understand a thing or two about choosing the right blinds for your high-rise apartment or office. Schedule a visit at one of our Chicago showrooms to start perfecting your space today!

With multiple locations across Chicagoland, we are ready to help you with your home improvement needs, including Benjamin Moore paints, Hunter Douglas window treatments, and more. You can count on JC Licht to Make it Happen! JC Licht is the preferred provider of skyscraper blinds and Hunter Douglas products for the Midwest and Chicagoland. Contact us today!


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