Originally Posted by hikarate
wow nice upgrades, love that couch.
Originally Posted by pcweber111
Yeah that couch is a definite upgrade from what you had. I like it a lot, good choice.
Also loving the shades. I'm sure they definitely help with ambient light when you're trying to get your movie watching going.
Originally Posted by premiertrussman
Hurray for Firefly.
Originally Posted by BasicBlak
Lookin' REAL good, Roger! Helluva find, that new sofa...very nice. And those window treatments are a revelation! They're so classy-looking and well-installed that one would swear they actually came with the condo. Tell us a lil' more about 'em... What's the material and where'd you pick 'em up?
Great job, sir!
Originally Posted by Gelinas
I like the new couch a lot. Ironically as I sit at my desk at work, I'm looking at what appear to be exactally the same wiundow treatments. For what it's worth, if you end up deciding that they do not darken the room enough in the middle of the day, we have a confrence room with these shades and another one behind them that makes full Black out.
Thanks, guys. I priced out the window treatments in low-voltage, IR/RF controlled, etc. Cost was going to be astronomical...for the cost of one window, I was able to do a manual version that I'm very happy with. If I were going to stay here for 10+ years, maybe, but I have no way to predict that.
The fabric is actually pretty trick...my condo assoc requires white exteriors to any window treatments, and this fabric is actually two-sided. White on the outside, and a charcoal gray on the inside.
You'll have to excuse my ignorance...I can't remember the brand of the fabric or rollers, but can find out if anyone really needs it. I found a great company here in Chicago and they really took care of me. Didn't have to do much thinking after I said yes, which was a huge help.
They're not as dark as I originally expected, but a massive improvement. On one hand, the HT nerd side of me would prefer them to black out, but on the other, they look amazing down when you factor in the view. I would probably do it the exact same way again...it was worth the compromise. At night, where I was hoping to get the biggest help (all these awful yellow street lights bleeding in at night), it accomplished what I was looking for. Picture quality at night has vastly improved. And during the day, I can finally see my TV's picture.