A Shade Above Makes Selecting Window Coverings Easy

A Shade Above Window Fashions provides a unique experience for consumers shopping for window coverings. Their interactive showroom features more than 100 different shades and blinds. Andrew Abramson, president of A Shade Above Window Fashions, and his family have been in the window covering industry for more than 50 years. He recently answered some questions about his business and what differentiates it from the competition. 

Please describe your showroom. 

If you’re in the market for shades or blinds, shopping in our showroom is an experience. When my father, Bruce, started A Shade Above in 1984, he had a vision of a showroom-based shades and blinds company where customers could see full size, interactive displays of all the latest products on the market. In 2000, our Davie showroom was selected as the nation’s first Hunter Douglas Window Fashions Gallery. We’ve treated windows in thousands of Davie homes, and over multiple generations. Some of our newer customers are the children or even grandchildren of our past customers. We offer a variety of indoor and outdoor shades and blinds from top national and international brands. We have products to fit all budgets. 

What products do you offer? 

We offer many of the top products on the market, including plantation shutters, roller and patio shades, roman shades, horizontal and vertical blinds, drapery, automated awnings and patio screens, Luminette, Silhouette, Pirouette and PowerView and Somfy automation. Most of our products can be motorized and programmed to work with a voice assistant like Alexa. You can even pre-set your shades to open and close at specific times of day. 

What products are currently trending in the window covering industry? 

Plantation shutters remain one of our most popular products. They are a timeless window treatment that is always in style. If you’re looking for a decorative statement, plantation shutters provide trim work around your window, including a new contemporary frame. Depending on which shutter you choose, they can complement any decor. 

What other trends can customers spot in your showrooms? 

If you’re looking for a soft, contemporary look, zebra shades are an ideal product that can work in any room. These shades alternate sheer and solid fabric, allowing a single shade to transition from open to close. It’s a perfect shade for those who want a view but also light control and privacy. 

Do you carry room darkening products?

We’re always adding to our collection of blackout shades and we have interactive displays that show different degrees of darkness. We offer stylish shades that provide nearly total blackout in bedrooms and media rooms. Customers love our Duo Shades — during the day a transparent shade gives you a view of the outside while maintaining privacy and keeping out the heat. At night the blackout shade keeps the room private while maintaining darkness when the sun rises. It’s similar to what you’d find in many contemporary hotel rooms. 

What’s available for patios and other outdoor spaces? 

Our patio shades allow you to relax on your patio without melting in the sun. These shades can be operated manually with a cable guide for wind resistance, or the shades can be motorized in a track. We also have retractable patio screens that protect you from bugs on muggy days but allow you to raise the screens when you want open air. For the ultimate in coverage, we have fashionable European style automated awnings that automatically retract on a windy day. 

With so many choices, how do you help customers make a decision? 

When customers visit our showroom, they receive a tour of the newest shades and blinds available today. We recognize that it can be difficult to make decisions from small samples. That’s why our business model is special. Our full-size displays are available for the customer to view and operate as it will appear in their home. Our employees have decades of experience in the window covering industry, so they can answer personalized questions that will help customers make the best decisions tailored to their needs.

What’s the best way for customers to contact you? 

To schedule a showroom consultation, visit our website AShadeAboveFlorida.com or call or text us at
954-434-4774. Our knowledgeable staff will provide a personalized in-depth tour of our many interactive displays. Our full-service package includes professional measuring, installation and an in-home service warranty. We also offer self-service packages for do-it-yourselfers.

A Shade Above’s showroom is located at 5967 South University Drive, on the northwest corner of University Drive and Stirling Road.  For more info, call or text 954-434-4774.