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Custom Blinds, Shades, Shutters and Drapery

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Better by Design Shades and Shutters was formed to provide our customers with a different approach to traditional window coverings stores. We provide excellence in design recommendations and value that you won't find anywhere else.

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After years in the corporate world, owner Steve Kern wanted a more fulfilling career path for his wife Mallory and him. Steve spent over a year learning the window coverings business as an apprentice to the legendary Paul Berger, ultimately acquiring Paul's book of business and forming Better by Design. In addition to Steve, we've got a great team of installers who collectively have over 50 years of experience, specializing in shade, blind and shutter installation.

Dining room


We bring the showroom to you! Loaded with just about anything that can cover a window - roller shades to blinds, shutters and even exterior shades, Steve would be happy to help you make the best design and functionality decisions for your home or office.

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Living room featuring large windows with Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb shades.

Cool For The Summer Savings Event

Receive a $75 rebate per shade when you purchase 4 to 10 Duette® Honeycomb shades.

*Purchase must include PowerView® Automation.


Save up to $1,200 on eligible Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades as part of the federal tax credit that supports the purchasing of energy-efficient products.

Prioritize energy efficiency as you consider interior home updates, with the largest portfolio of window treatments eligible for the federal tax credit, without compromising style.

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living room with black staircase

New possibilities for a better quality of life

Live comfortably and save energy with shades designed to keep a room warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Our blinds don't just look good. Each style is carefully thought out to add something extra to your daily life.

Technology & Automation

With PowerView® Automation, you can schedule window treatments to open and close when you want them to. Available on almost all of our solutions, PowerView is also compatible with smart home systems.

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Hunter Douglas Portfolio Brochure

Enjoy 65 pages of fresh takes, creative ideas and smart solutions for your windows with our online brochure. It's the ideal introduction to Hunter Douglas window coverings, available at Better by Design Shades and Shutters.


Better By Design offers a large selection of custom Hunter Douglas window coverings, including honeycomb shades, Roman shades, roller and solar shades, woven wood shades, horizontal and vertical blinds, sheers, shadings, drapery, and shutters.

Serving the Greater Denver Area, Boulder, Aurora, Parker, Highlands Ranch, Cherry Creek, Castle Pines, Castle Rock, Littleton, Lakewood, Golden, Thornton, Westminster, Frisco, Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek, Avon, and Edwards.


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Woven Wood Shades

Upgrade your home with custom woven wood shades for added texture and warmth. These versatile shades fit any decor style and can be tailored with various materials, colors, and smart controls, perfect for any room or unique window shape.

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