Now that winter is here, you may want to invest in new, energy-efficient window treatments that will make your Santa Cruz home more comfortable and attractive. Here are some options to consider.
To make the most of this option:
• Install a cornice over the top of the drapes to hide hardware and keep cold air encased around the window while drapes are closed at night.
• Make sure drapes reach to the floor or the windowsill to form an enclosed box around the window.
• Allow drapes to overlap in the middle by several inches.
• Use heavy, insulated drapes with a separate liner to trap a layer of insulating air.
These are a nice option if you have beautiful woodwork and don’t want it hidden by heavy