Window Treatments. Tuesday , September 04th , 2018 - 14:33:02 PM
In today's tough economy, more and more people are struggling just to be able to provide the very basic necessities for their families and cannot afford the luxury of purchasing home furnishings or window treatments and other decorative items for their homes. So, what do you do with those bare windows or those outdated and unflattering window coverings that you've been displaying for the past several years? Believe it or not, affordable coverings are within reach, even in today's economy. Here are a couple of tips on how to avoid spending too much money on window treatments.
There are so many choices to make for your windows that it may be hard to come up with window treatment ideas. Whatever you choose to cover your windows with it should complimentary to the room as well as be energy efficient and provide privacy. You must also take the window function into account and make sure not to interfere with the operation of the window when you choose your window treatments. Maybe you are tired of your room and want to change the decor? Or you have just moved in and you need window coverings? Whatever the reason, changing your window treatments can change the mood of the whole room. You will also want the room to show off your personal style while enhancing the rooms decor.
Does your home have big windows? Is it making it a little stressful maintaining them? Not to worry there are a variety of options available for large window treatments with great design and great approach. Is there any difference or similarity between doors and windows? They both open us to the morning and night, they help introduce us to a new life every day. Then why do windows deserve more of an exceptional and unusual treatment then doors? Is it because it does not require permission like a door, windows do not stop anyone and who does not wish to peep into it? Windows are a welcoming glimpse into our home and therefore they need a little extra care and exceptional treatments to always have that welcoming smile fresh.
There are many other benefits to purchasing custom treatments you may not have been aware of. If done correctly, your new treatments can help improve energy efficiency within your home which can save you money in long run as well. The quality of your treatments should be such that the lining will protect your investment and other furnishings over time. Good lining will make all the difference and you should discuss lining options with your decorator during the design process. With store bought treatments you will have to settle for the limited styles and sizes available in the stores. When you purchase custom, your treatments will be made specifically for your window size and for your style. This is part of the reason they will last for seven years or more. If done correctly, your treatments should fit perfectly with the style of your room and for your window style and size.
Also, though, being able to get treatments that meet your lifestyle and décor style needs perfectly means that you'll be happy with your windows for longer. You won't feel the need to change them because you don't like how they look in a few months. Instead, a professional will work with you to come up with the best possible combination of window treatments for you so that they'll last you for years.
However, before you purchase new custom treatments it is a good idea to have a basic understanding of their function and basic design elements so that you may be better suited to navigate through the choices and work more intelligently with a professional to achieve just the look you are after for your home. There are two basic categories of window treatments, hard treatments and soft treatments. Hard treatments are your more functional treatment like shades, shutters and blinds. Many manufacturers are working very hard to find ways to make hard treatments more attractive. For the most part, however,these types of treatments are functional, they are meant to serve a purpose: to provide privacy or to conserve energy or block or allow natural light, etc. They can be aesthetically appropriate on their own in more modern and industrial designs.
Bonnie Sant is opening a new special events venue in January, which is located on the third floor of the Biggs Insurance building in downtown Vancouver and features large arched windows. (Vivian Johnson, for the Columbian)
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