The Beauty of Custom Window Treatments— March 1, 2015
What’s all the hype about custom window treatments? Many people don’t understand the difference between store-bought and custom-designed window fashions. There is absolutely a price difference, but more importantly, there is a huge difference in quality of construction and longevity. In this article, we’ll give you the scoop on custom window coverings.
Custom Designed to Fit Your Style
Custom window treatments don’t just “cover” your windows; they fit your windows and make a statement of style in your home. A custom window covering expert will come to your home and analyze your style, along with your existing décor. They will ask you what functions you want the window treatments to have, as well as what style you prefer (modern, traditional, eclectic, etc). Once they have learned about your personality and your style preferences, they will make suggestions for each room. It is common to have room-darkening honeycomb shades in your bedroom or entertainment room. Many people love Hunter Douglas Silhouette shades in their living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens. These unique shades beautifully filter light while providing daytime privacy. They are award winning in the window treatment industry and therefore, many homeowners choose to dress their windows with them. Of course, real and faux wood shutters are hugely popular. They can fit any style, whether modern or traditional.
Custom Designed to Fit Your Windows
Once you have chosen your favorite window treatment style, fabric, texture or color, it is time to measure your windows. Did you know that most windows are slightly different sizes, even if they appear to be the same size? Therefore, it is crucial to have your windows professionally measured. Your window treatment consultant will take a few minutes to measure each window at the top, center and bottom, to ensure the window treatment is operational and can slide up and down. With these measurements, the window treatment consultant will be able to provide a cost estimate. This is based on a number of factors, including the size of the window, the fabric chosen or slat size chosen (if going with mini blinds, wood blinds or shutters), as well as the number of window treatment being purchased. At this time, the consultant will also provide you with a time frame. Since the blinds, shades or shutters are custom-made they can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks (for most companies).
To learn more about custom window treatments, visit Spindletop Draperies website in Louisville Kentucky or Zeigler’s Window Coverings in Fort Wayne Indiana. Both companies provide custom blinds, shades and shutters
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