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This week, we share news of two recent projects involving the installation of commercial window treatments and drapes.

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza – Charlotte, NC


This Brixx restaurant is unique because of its location near North Carolina State University. It receives a lot of foot traffic from students and young professionals who work and live in the area.

The design goal was to soften the hard brick exterior by installing six oversize outdoor drapes that complement the archways, and draw attention to the outdoor dining space.

The manufacturing and installation were completed by Hinkel™ Systems, Inpro’s subsidiary in the Carolinas. The exterior curtains were manufactured with an Arc|Com Options® Fabric; Pattern: By The Bay. The selected outdoor fabric panels are inherently fire retardant and comprised of polyacrylic content specifically for outdoor applications requiring water resistance and durability.

The heading of the exterior curtains was manufactured with reinforced eyelet button holes, instead of pins, so they are secure yet can be easily removed for routine maintenance.


Embassy Suites by Hilton™ – Brookfield, WI

A complete renovation of a privately owned hotel to a new

Embassy Suites hotel consisting of five floors, 203 guest suites, meeting and conference rooms and a grand ballroom and foyer.

Pinch Pleat Drapery and Sheers from Clickeze® Privacy Systems were installed in all guest rooms and specialty suites, as well as FauxWood Blinds in sundry and conference rooms. The installation of all commercial window treatments was performed by Inpro® Interiors – Inpro’s full service, turnkey installation team.


A final word about hotel window treatments

Guests sometimes need to sleep during the day – think of an airline crew or other transportation personnel.  Even at night, exterior lights illuminating a parking lot can spill too much light into the guest rooms.

An increasing trend in guest rooms is the addition of blackout and room-darkening shades.  Blackout solar shades – as their name implies – block virtually all light for passing through the fabric.  Note that side tracks and sill channels reduce light leakage for blackout fabrics. And these same roller shade fabrics can also help in conference rooms where video projectors are used.