Creative Concepts offers window on energy efficiency


Blinds and window treatments might not be the first things that come to mind when thinking about “going green” or energy efficiency, but they sure can be on the list, since controlling the interaction between the inside and the outside of a structure can make a difference in how well it stays warm or cool.

Creative Concepts, the area’s only Hunter Douglas gallery, will be hosting a Hunter Douglas Window Treatment Day on Sunday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a focus on energy efficiency. In addition to Creative Concepts staff, there will be a representative from Hunter Douglas available to answer questions and give free estimates on any Hunter Douglas product.

“A representative will be here to help us help our customers find out about energy saving,” said Barbara Svenson of Creative Concepts.

Svenson stressed that there is no purchase obligation, and they will be happy to give estimates. Refreshments will also be available.

“People can come in and not feel pressure to buy anything,” said Svenson. “We always give this kind of service, but some people might feel a pressure to buy, and we want them to know they can come in and get information and we’ll be happy to help them.”

Window treatments can offer energy efficiency in a variety of ways, as well as adding a design dimension to a room. Since Creative Concepts is a gallery, customers will be able to see the blinds hanging and see how they work, view all different types of fabric samples and find out about warranties and rebates.

Svenson also explained that, between Feb. 1 and April 30, Hunter Douglas is offering lots of rebates, so this is a great time to buy.
“I helped a customer the other day, and she got $400 in rebates,” said Svenson. “It’s a good time to buy.”

She also noted that there will be a drawing for a gift certificate at the end of the day.

In additions to window treatments and furniture, Creative Concepts is a full-service design furniture store with accessories, lamps, mirrors and other home decor. They are located on the corner of Route 17 and Route 26 across from Hocker’s Super Center. For more information, call (302) 539-6989.