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  • Roar Social House
  • Roar Social House drapes
  • Roar Social House mezzanine
  • Roar Social House

ROAR Social House

The Background

The client was looking for a way to shut off an open space on the mezzanine level for private functions and to help absorb sound.  They were looking to add sheers to help soften the space and operable drapes to allow them to completely enclose the space.

The Challenge

There is no ceiling above the mezzanine to hang the drapery rods from – only the roof located approx. 25 feet up.  There are also many HVAC ducts to work around.

Our Solution

We had the general contractor on site place a solid steel pipe with a 5″ diameter from wall to wall.  By utilizing a system of pipe clamps, threaded rods, and specialty fabricated brackets, we were able to use the pipe to support the rods and drop it below the duct work.  In order for the drapes to be operable, we needed special rings to bypass the support brackets.  We also needed clearance between the sheer rod and drapery rod to allow them to operate properly.  The end result was stunning and added to the overall ambiance of the restaurant.

  • Bear Creek Resort screen shades
  • Bear Creek Resort screen shades
  • Bear Creek Resort screen shades

Bear Creek Mountain Resort

  • Stoned Crab cornice
  • Stoned Crab cornice
  • Stoned Crab cornice

Stoned Crab

K&H knows the importance of appearance as well as function in hospitality spaces. Hotel rooms require a combination of room darkening draperies so the early morning sun is not an issue, as well as light filtering draperies for daytime privacy. Lobbies, meeting rooms, and banquet rooms require treatments that control sound, light, and privacy while looking great at the same time.

We provide:

  • Room darkening drapery systems for hotel rooms
  • Sound absorbing draperies for banquet and meeting rooms
  • Solar screen shades for light control as well as heat absorption in public areas
  • Shades or draperies automated to integrate with AV systems to provide blackout for AV presentations
  • Dual shades for light control as well as room darkening when necessary

Types of Spaces

Hospitality

Sampling of Hospitality Projects

Project NameNature of WorkLocation
Bear Creek Mountain Resortmanual & motorized shadesMacungie, PA
Blue Mountain Christian Retreatmanual & motorized shadesNew Ringgold, PA
Carmel Kitchenwood blindsAllentown, PA
Centro RestaurantdrapesAllentown, PA
Civic Theatermanual shadesAllentown, PA
Hampton InndrapesBethlehem, PA
Main Gate Night Clubprivacy curtainAllentown, PA
Mercer Museumprojection screenDoylestown, PA
Roar Social ClubdrapesAllentown, PA
The Stoned Crabmanual shades & decorative cornice boardsMacungie, PA
Woodstone Country Clubdrapery panels & top treatmentsDanielsville, PA

The Ideal Balance

We make it look easy...

With every project, we consider many factors to arrive at the perfect balance of form and function.

HOSPITALS • PHYSICIAN OFFICES • PHYSICAL THERAPY FACILITIES • LABORATORIES

Surgery Center

LVHN

K&H has many years of experience working in health care, so we know the special challenges of working within a 24 hour a day operation. We know how to work quietly, cleanly, and efficiently around patients, in infectious areas, and around valuable equipment. We also know the type of special products required in psychiatric and memory care areas.

We provide:

  • Anti-microbial privacy curtains for around patients beds
  • Complete blackout shades for x-ray and laboratory rooms
  • Shades for patients rooms and waiting areas
  • Special products like drapes with no pins and cordless shades for memory care areas
  • Shower curtains and liners

Types of Spaces

Healthcare

Sampling of Healthcare Projects

Project NameNature of WorkLocation
Abington Hospitalmanual shadesAbington, PA
Allentown Family Footcaremanual & motorized shadesAllentown, PA
Coordinated Health Hospitalmanual shadesAllentown & Bethlehem, PA
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospitalmanual shades, cubicle tracks & curtainsVarious Locations
Grandview Hospitalcubicle track & curtainsSellersville, PA
Health Network Labscubicle tracks & curtainsVarious Locations
LVHN Cedar Crest Campuscubicle track & curtains, vertical blindsAllentown, PA
LVHN Muhlenberg Campuscubicle track & curtains, vertical blindsBethlehem, PA
Lehigh Valley Physicians Groupmanual shades, vertical blinds, horizontal blindsVarious Locations
Mid-Atlantic Retinahorizontal blindsBethlehem, PA
Penn State Hershey Medical Centermanual shades, cubicle tracks & curtainsHershey, PA
Pocono Medical Centermanual shades, horizontal blinds, cellular shades, cubicle tracks & curtainsBartonsville & Stroudsburg, PA
Progressive Visionblack-out shadesAllentown, PA
St. Lukes Physicians Groupmanual shades, faux wood blinds, drapes, cornice boardsVarious Locations
Senior Life Readingmanual shadesReading, PA
Urology Associatesmanual shadesAllentown, PA

The Ideal Balance

We make it look easy...

With every project, we consider many factors to arrive at the perfect balance of form and function.

SENIOR LIVING FACILITIES • ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES • MEMORY CARE FACILITIES

Moravian Hall Square Common Area Is Attractive and Functional

The Background 
Moravian Hall Square is a highly desirable retirement community in Nazareth, PA. The facility recently expanded, adding both a new library and a “hub,” a common space for the residents.

The Challenge 
The space needed to be both attractive and functional. The top priority was for the residents to have a place that felt homey, comfortable, and inviting. All of the furnishings were to be kept with that theme, and the window treatments had to follow suit. When we first met with the Moravian Hall Square executives and the project architects, the addition was still under construction. The windows were just holes in the wall, so the planning took some creative imagining.

Our Solution 

We chose to use decorative fabric valances with fabric shades underneath for light control. For variety and interest, we used different color schemes for the two spaces. The residential-looking drapery style that we chose is inviting and homey, specifically avoiding a commercial look. In everything they do, Moravian Hall Square exhibits a very high attention to detail; it was our pleasure to ensure that the window treatments matched the level of excellence of the rest of the facility.

Keystone Villa Fleetwood - Independent Living and Personal Care

The Birches at Newtown Senior Living

The Watermark at Logan Square Assisted Living

The first impression of your facility can make or break a family’s decision.

IN TODAY’S competitive market, your assisted living, senior living or personal care home space has to be more attractive, welcoming, and people-oriented than ever. It requires special window treatments to create the warm, gracious atmosphere that puts people at ease and encourages them to linger and connect with friends. A senior living community also needs to be cognizant of the needs of seniors; mobility, lighting, safety and memory issues.

AT K&H, our deep experience in the assisted living market has taught us the value of a room elegantly outfitted with classic draperies, cornices, sheers, and blinds. We know what the job entails – from routine installation to windows with odd shapes, high placement, or special accessibility requirements. Our experienced installation team is professionally trained and certified by Hunter Douglas, Draper, Graber, and Lutron.

DESIGNERS & ARCHITECTS — We speak your language and understand your vision, requirements, and deadlines. We know how to read interior fit-out plans and comply with codes. We are easy to work with and know how to rise to projects’ inevitable challenges. You can trust us to do our part.

Types of Spaces

  • Lobbies
  • Common areas
  • Dining rooms
  • Recreation areas
  • Beauty salons
  • Residents' rooms
  • Chapels
Senior Living

Sampling of Assisted Living Projects

In addition to draperies, sheers, blinds, and cornices, here are a few project highlights

Project NameNature of WorkLocation
Birches at Newtownhorizontal blinds, 2nd story drapesNewtown, PA
Blue Bell Placedrapery panelsBlue Bell, PA
Fountains at Washington Houseblinds & drapesAlexandria, VA
Gracedalemanual shades, cubicle tracks & curtains, upholsteryNazareth, PA
Hillside at Arbour Squaresheer horizontal shadesHarleysville, PA
Keystone Villashorizontal blindsVarious Locations
Kirkland Villagefaux wood blindsBethlehem, PA
Maplewood Park Placecubicle/ privacy curtains & shadesBethesda, MD
Moravian Hall Squaremotorized shades, blinds, drapes, top treatmentsNazareth, PA
Mosser Nursing Homehorizontal blindsTrexlertown, PA
Phoebe Homefaux wood blinds, dual shades, cubicle tracks & curtains, drapes, top treatmentsAllentown, PA
Rockland Placecustom outdoor cushionsWilmington, Delaware
Rose Tree Placedrapes on decorative wooden hardwareMedia, Pennsylvania

The Ideal Balance

We make it look easy...

With every project, we consider many factors to arrive at the perfect balance of form and function.

OFFICES • RECEPTION AREAS • BOARDROOMS • MEETING ROOMS • CAFETERIAS • CORRIDORS • PUBLIC AREAS

  • PPL Building Lights Up the Lehigh Valley

PPL Building Lights Up the Lehigh Valley

The Backstory
When the PPL Building is lit up in red and green on Thanksgiving Eve, we all know the holidays have begun in the Lehigh Valley. What many people don’t know is that K&H plays a special part to usher in this holiday tradition.

The Challenge
Many years ago, PPL started the popular display using light bulbs and a colored cellophane wrap in each window. Then, after an 18-year hiatus, they turned to K&H to re-institute the holiday light tradition in 1990. Sandy Kuhns, K&H president, remembers, “We were given only a few weeks to come up with a method for projecting the color outside the building.” After noticing several businesses with lit awnings, Kuhns realized that back-lit awning fabric could be used to produce the color effects here as well. Now — all they had to do was plan the designs, buy the fabric, manufacture, and install all those shades — in two weeks! To complicate further, the solution required numerous multi-part shades, designed with both black and color portions to define curves and other graphic details when seen from a distance.

Our Solution
Originally, K&H used roller shades made of back lit awning fabric; now PPL has devised a special system of lights and a plexiglass casing to enhance the color of the shades. The entire process is computerized and set to turn on at a scheduled time each evening–as long as employees remember to pull down their shades each night!

We are grateful for our part in this special Lehigh Valley holiday tradition and hope you enjoy it all during the holidays.

Butz Corporate Center

Leeson Law Office

Lehigh Valley Educators Credit Union

C.F. Martin & Co. Inc.

In today’s business climate, more focus is placed on having a work space conducive to the needs of the employees and aesthetically pleasing to clients.

At K&H we can help you choose the right product to eliminate sun glare on computer screens, while reducing the heat, and still allow a view to the outside. The current trend in open concept office spaces requires additional sound absorption. With our experience, we can help you select attractive, functional window treatments that absorb sound.

We can work with your facilities department, your designer or architect, or even your furniture company to get the right product to solve your window treatment needs.

Types of Spaces

Corporate

Sampling of Business Projects

Project NameNature of WorkLocation
Air Productsvertical blindsAllentown, PA
American BanksilhouettesAllentown, PA
Avago Technologiesblack-out shadesBethlehem, PA
Banko Beveragemanual shadesAllentown, PA
Bosch-Rexrothmanual shades & bottom-up shadesBethlehem, PA
Butz Corporate Centermanual shadesAllentown, PA
Captial Blue Crossmanual shadesSaucon Valley & Enola, PA
Crayolamotorized shadesEaston, PA
First Commonwealth Federal Credit Unionwood blindsBethlehem Township, PA
Ironton Telephonewood blindsCoplay, PA
Janney, Montgomery, Scottcellular shadesBethlehem, PA
Leeson Law Officedrapes and top treatments, shuttersAllentown & Bethlehem, PA
LVHN Mack Buildingmanual shadesAllentown, PA
LVHN @ PPL Centermanual shadesAllentown, PA
Morgan Stanleymanual shades, dual shadesAllentown, PA
People First Federal Credit Unionsheer verticalsBethlehem Township, PA
People's Securitymanual shadesBethlehem, PA
PPL Gold Credit Unionmanual shadesAllentown, PA
PPL Utilitieshorizontal blinds, shades for Christmas light displayAllentown, PA
Service Electricmanual shades, wood blindsVarious Locations
Sharp Corporationvertical blinds, sheer verticalsBreinigsville, PA
Talen Energyhorizontal blindsAllentown, PA
WFMZ TVcurtains, tracks & graphic shadesAllentown, PA
Wells Fargomanual shadesVarious Locations
Upper Moreland Twp Administrative Officesmanual shadesWillow Grove, PA
Underwriters Laboratoriesmanual shades, dual shadesMount Pocono, PA
UGIstage curtainsBethlehem, PA
Victaulicmotorized shadesEaston, PA

The Ideal Balance

We make it look easy...

With every project, we consider many factors to arrive at the perfect balance of form and function.

DAYCARE CENTERS • K-12 • CHARTER SCHOOLS • COLLEGES • UNIVERSITIES

  • Acoustic Drapes

Window Coverings Improve Acoustics in Kutztown University’s Old Main

The Backstory
Old Main, considered to be the centerpiece of Kutztown University, is the University’s most historic building. Built in 1866, the stunning construction hosts many tours, gatherings and classes, and it houses roughly 180 students. In 2015, the University invested in updates and improvements to this prized building, including the window coverings.

The Challenge
The building’s magnificent reception hall, the Georgian Room, features 16 windows, each measuring 15 feet tall, paired with tall ceilings and wood floors. Because the room is used for many musical performances, acoustics were a primary concern for the space. Additionally, the University wished to accentuate the architecture of the windows with dressings, preserve the period and style of the room, and eliminate invasive, direct sunlight.

Our Solution
Using precise measurements and a template of the curved arch, K&H fabricated lined operable draperies and an upholstered cornice to follow the shape of the window. The fabric was a 32-ounce velour, recommended by the acoustical engineer, specially used for acoustics and noise control. The material is thick, highly porous, pleated, and mounted at a specific position for optimal noise control. The design fit the bill, with period-inspired hues and meticulously curved cornice and drapes that matched the arched windows. Additionally, the drapes can traverse closed for light control.

The University was pleased that the curtains enhanced the windows’ architecture, that the treatments significantly improved the room’s acoustics, and that the staff could close the curtains when necessary.

Lafayette College

East Lansdowne Elementary School - Gym divider

Complete the décor. Solve glare problems. Save energy.

Today — In an increasingly competitive market, your facility has to be more attractive and functional than ever. It requires special window treatments to create an inviting campus atmosphere while meeting the facility’s needs.

What You Need — It’s easy to get one-stop shopping with K&H because we offer a wide variety of products: blinds and shades for classrooms and dormitories, stage curtains, projection screens, and privacy curtains for specialty areas; and drapes, valances, and upholstered cushions for offices and common areas — just to name a few.

Expertise — We select the right product for each application to save energy, reduce glare, provide privacy, with built-in durability and good looks. We also manage especially challenging issues like old plaster construction, difficult accessibility, and odd-shaped windows. Our experienced installation team is professionally trained and certified by Hunter Douglas, Draper, Graber, and Lutron.

Types of Spaces

  • Classrooms
  • Dining halls
  • Lounge areas
  • Lobbies
  • Offices
  • Dormitories
  • Chapels
  • Lab rooms
  • Unique conference areas
  • TV studios
Educational

Sampling of Higher Education Projects

In addition to draperies, sheers, blinds, and cornices, here are a few project highlights

Project NameNature of WorkLocation
Albright Collegemanual shadesReading, PA
Allentown School Districtmanual shades, projection screens, cubicle tracks & curtainsAllentown, PA
Broughal Middle Schoolnew stage equipment, manual & motorized shades, vertical blinds, projection screens, cubicle tracks & curtains, T.V. bracketsBethlehem, PA
Bucknell UniversityblindsLewisburg, PA
Bucks County Community Collegemotorized vertical blindsNewtown, PA
Catasauqua School Districtmanual & motorized shades, horizontal blindsCatasauqua, PA
Cedar Crest Collegemanual & motorized shadesAllentown, PA
Central Bucks School Districtmanual & motorized shades, new and dry cleaned stage curtains, vertical blindsBucks County, PA
Corpus Christi Schoolnew stage curtainsLansdale, PA
Delaware Valley CollegeblindsDoylestown, PA
DeSales Universitymanual shadesCenter Valley, PA
East Penn School Districtmanual & motorized shades, projection screens, cubicle tracks & curtainsEmmaus & Macungie, PA
East Stroudsburg Universityshades with light blockEast Stroudsburg, PA
Kutztown High Schoolstage equipment, horizontal blinds, manual shadesKutztown, PA
Kutztown Universitymanual shades, vertical blinds, drapes, cornice boardsKutztown, PA
Lafayette Collegemanual & motorized shades, horizontal blinds, wood blinds, cornice boardsEaston, PA
Lehigh Carbon Community Collegemanual & motorized shades, skylight shadesSchnecksville, Allentown, & Hazelton, PA
Lehigh Universitymanual & motorized shades, horizontal blinds, wood blinds, cornice boards, drapes, top treatmentsBethlehem, PA
LV Charter HS for the Artsmanual shadesBethlehem, PA
Millersville Universityshades with light blockLancaster, PA
Moravian Collegeshutters, drapesBethlehem, PA
Muhlenberg Collegemanual & motorized shades, sheer panels, bannersAllentown, PA
Northampton Community College - Bethlehem Campusmanual shades, vertical blindsBethehem, PA
Northampton Community College - Monroe Campusmanual & motorized shades, projection screensTannersville, PA
PA College of Health Sciencesmanual shadesLancaster, PA
PA Virtual Charter Schoolhorizontal blindsKing of Prussia, PA
Parkland School Districtmanual shades, dry clean & FR stage curtainsLehigh County, PA
Penn State College of Medicinemanual shades, black-out shades, horizontal blinds, cubicle tracks & curtains, drapery panels, valancesHershey, PA
Penn State Lehigh Valleyrecording studio track & curtainsCenter Valley, PA
Quakertown High Schoolmanual & motorized shadesQuakertown, PA
Quakertown School Districthorizontal blinds, manual shadesQuakertown, PA
St. Thomas More Schoolnew stage curtains, manual shades, projection screens, vertical blindsAllentown, PA
St. Thomas the Apostle Schoolnew stage curtainsGlen Mills, PA
Upper Dublin High Schoolmanual & motorized shades, horizontal blinds, projection screens, projector mountsFort Washington, PA
Upper Dublin School Districtdry clean & FR stage curtainsUpper Dublin, PA
Ursinus Collegemanual and motorized shadesCollegeville, PA

The Ideal Balance

We make it look easy...

With every project, we consider many factors to arrive at the perfect balance of form and function.

HOUSES OF WORSHIP • FIRE HALLS • RECREATION CENTERS • THEATERS • PERFORMING ARTS CENTERS

  • Easton City Hall

Controlling Glare Creatively at Easton City Hall

The Background 

At K&H, we enjoy working with contractors that we know we can rely on, so we were thrilled to win the bid with Boyle Construction to work on the newly-relocated Easton City Hall. The new offices, which were built as an addition onto the city’s transportation center, feature industrial architecture that mimics the style of the city’s landmark bridge.

The Challenge

The sleek, three-sided addition features industrial architecture with exposed steel beams and open floors at the windows, making the placement for the shades tricky. Light control and glare were a challenge for the space, especially with employees experiencing glare on their computer screens.

Our Solution

Because of the unique style and layout of the rooms, we had to be creative with the shade placement. We mounted some behind beams, some in pockets, and some shades actually went from one floor or another. This was a large-volume job; we used manual clutch-operated roller shades on 88 windows, each measuring between 8- and 13 feet tall. Specially-made charcoal gray mesh shades help control light and glare. We got the job done so the city hall employees could do their jobs.

Nativity Lutheran Church Allentown

The Background

Imagine yourself on a summer Sunday morning, sitting in your usual pew listening to the sermon. You’re trying to pay attention, but the sunlight through the high windows is so glaring you have to move to the other side of the sanctuary. Fast forward six months, and the winter sun in your eyes now forces you to move yet again. Such was the story at Nativity Lutheran Church in Allentown as they watched their members seasonally migrate from one side of the sanctuary to the other to avoid the sun’s glare.

The Challenge

After researching many options on their own, the church approached us for a budget-wise solution for their trapezoid windows.  We recommended Draper Flexshade fixed-frame panels as the ideal solution for skylights, sloped windows, or odd shaped windows.

The Solution

The panels are made of woven mesh fabric stretched tightly over an extruded aluminum frame, and provide solar filtration at lower cost than operable solutions. Panels can be surface mounted or mounted inside the frame with clips (the clips allow for easy removal of the shades for cleaning)

We chose fabric from swatches of varying openness, depending o the amount of light and heat control desired. Then we installed matching operable shades on the lower windows.

The new panels filter the sun, cut the glare and heat, but don’t block all of the light. They are aesthetically pleasing, and ended the congregation’s need to shift with the seasons.

Crayola Experience Easton

From apartment buildings to grand old churches and everything in between, we do any type of window treatment you might need for your public buildings.

We provide:

  • Beautiful decorative treatments to show off the architectural beauty of your old stone church
  • Fabric and styles that absorb sound in fire halls, rec centers, and theaters
  • Important and economical privacy for apartment buildings
  • Elaborate curtains for theaters or performing arts centers
  • Glare cutting shades for odd shaped windows

Types of Spaces

Community

Sampling of Community Projects

Project NameNature of WorkLocation
Bethlehem Area Public Librarymotorized shadesBethlehem, PA
Bethlehem City Hallmanual shadesBethlehem, PA
Bethlehem Fieldshorizontal blinds, vertical bindsBethlehem, PA
Bethlehem Visitor's Centermotorized shadesBethlehem, PA
Cathedral Church of the Nativitystage curtainsBethlehem, PA
Easton City Hallmanual shadesEaston, PA
Egypt VFWmanual shadesWhitehall, PA
Hanover Township Municipal Buildingmanual shadesHanover Township, PA
Hope Lutheran churchvertical blindsCherryville, PA
Jacobsburg Environmental Centermanual shades, horizontal blinds, skylight shadesNazareth, PA
Nativity Lutheran Churchmanual shades & fixed panelsAllentown, PA
Northampton Borough Municipal Authorityvertical blindsNorthampton, PA
Northampton County Dept. of Human Servicesmanual shadesBethlehem, PA
Our Lady of Victory Churchmotorized shadesTannersville, PA
Palmer Apartmentshorizontal blindsWynnewood, PA
PP Millshorizontal blindsAllentown, PA
Riverportcellular shadesBethlehem, PA
Selinsgrove Community Center Librarymanual & motorized shadesSelinsgrove, PA
St. Johns Lutheran ChurchdrapesKutztown, PA
St. Thomas More Churchstage curtains, vertical blindsAllentown, PA
Steel Fitnessmanual shadesVarious Locations
Strata Flatsmanual shadesAllentown, PA
Trinity Lutheran Churchfixed panelsAllentown, PA

The Ideal Balance

We make it look easy...

With every project, we consider many factors to arrive at the perfect balance of form and function.