Breathe New Life Into Your Home: Custom Window Coverings

June 19, 2018

Whether you are moving into a new space or refreshing the decor of your current home, one of the key elements often overlooked is window coverings.

Every time you look out a window, these are literally framing your view! In addition to aesthetics, modern window coverings offer many benefits including energy savings efficiencies, the ability to control the privacy and ambiance of your space, as well as practical considerations such as protecting interior surfaces including flooring and furniture from damaging UV rays. You may also be surprised to learn the extent of integration of smart home technology now available to augment your product choices.

To give a broader sense of some of the products and features that are now available on the market, we spoke with Kyle Huggins, Owner of ResCom Designs. His company specializes in all types of custom motorized window treatments and draperies, as well as other design options for the home including custom closets and epoxy garage floors. To see the range of his products, please visit

When you speak with Kyle, you immediately feel his passion for beautiful and functional custom window coverings. 

When considering custom window treatments, Kyle recommends that you consider these three vital facts:

Window coverings have undergone substantial improvements with modern innovative design and technological advances

For convenience and safety, ResCom Designs offers fully automated custom window coverings. This step is recommended and necessary for preventing sun damage to precious artwork and hardwood flooring.  With extended sun exposure, damaging effects can be detected in your artwork, paint, and flooring. ResCom Designs’ motorized window coverings can be controlled with an app.  The app, on your phone or tablet, provides the luxury of opening and closing your motorized window coverings at your convenience or at pre-set times to limit sun exposure to your valuable items. It even allows you to have control of your window treatments when you are out of the country for work or vacation. The motors, both Somfy and Lutron, are quieter than ever before, and it only needs to be charged for one hour every three years – amazing!  Once you have adjusted your settings, you don’t have to reset them for years to come.

Custom window coverings add tremendous value to your home

If you are planning to put your home on the market, this fantastic upgrade will be a differentiating factor and give the buyer yet another reason to purchase your beautiful home. Custom window treatments ensure that you have the exact right fit for your particular window size and shape, which is both aesthetically pleasing and a welcome benefit.

Older / Outdated blinds with cords pose a safety hazard

Anyone with children will understand that their safety and well-being are paramount and hanging cords from older-style blinds pose a choking hazard. Motorized blinds eliminate this potential threat/risk and should be installed in children’s rooms and their play areas making your home more compliant with newer Health Canada recommendations.

Whether you have lived in the same home for 10 years or 10 days, your window coverings are an important part of completing the aesthetics of your property.  Visit the website for more information or contact the Shirriff Wells team for advice on selections and decor that will add value to your home.

Last but not least, Kyle confirms that no home is too big or too small to receive the ResCom Designs treatment. His team of professionals will be more than happy to provide the best custom solutions available, combining function with fashion, to meet your specific needs. Please feel free to reach out to his team and they will be happy to assist.

If you are looking to buy or sell a piece of real estate in 2018 we would love to connect with you and discuss your options.  The Shirriff Wells team is always here to help.  We look forward to connecting with you soon – at  See you there!