Window Treatments. Friday , September 28th , 2018 - 23:36:05 PM
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.
The first known types of window treatments are drapes and curtains. There are the two panel curtains that actually hang from the sides of the windows. Such window curtains are designed to filter out the direct sunlight from the sun during the raw and open summer months as well as retain heat when it is cold in winter. They therefore serve a dual purpose whilst beautifying the home as well. In addition to these you also get the window drapes that are very convenient if you have a radiator under the window sill. The best drapes are the ones that are made from cotton. This material does not lead to room heat congestion, and on top of this they are easy to wash and keep clean. Besides these there has been a resurgence of a half-way curtain that covers only the lower half of a window.
There are many patterns, kits and other options for do-it-yourself window coverings so you can do the treatments yourself. When looking for window treatment ideas, do not forget to look at what is on eBay and YouTube. These two sites are great resources and will help spark ideas. You might decide instead to go with custom window coverings. The benefit of custom window coverings is that they are fitted to the window and hug all the right curves and fit all the right places. Custom window treatments are no more a luxury than your flooring or carpeting. Everyone deserves window treatments that perform and fit well. You may even save money in the long run with custom coverings because of a reduction in energy costs.
Budget. Before you are ready to start hanging curtains, you need to take some time to think about your budget. Window treatments can range from $100 to $200 per window or more, and often these figures apply to simple blinds in today's market. Clearly, you need to be realistic about what you can afford, but once you set your budget and do a little homework you'll be ready to start shopping for treatments. Professional designers recommend that you take some time to price fabrics, blinds, shutters, and ready-made drapes to help you choose a style within your budget.
Let's begin with the basic question, "what do you want to do?" Sounds easy enough. Do you want to block sunlight altogether? Do you have a window that just gets morning sunlight, which is softer than afternoon light and therefore needs just a little bit of control? Or do you have windows that get a maximum amount of sunlight throughout the day and therefore need the most light control options available? Another function of window treatments is privacy. If your windows are on the first floor and at a level where anyone outside could peer in, you might like to have the option to block their view at times. Other windows are at a height where no one could look inside and therefore you might not have any privacy considerations at all. Perhaps you have a window (or windows) where there is no need for light control or privacy. Should you do anything at all there? You will also want to consider the energy-efficiency of window treatments, such as those that will block the heat from the sun, or allow more sunlight in to warm up a chilly room.
If your home has a lot of windows and you are trying to dress them all, then that can get a bit expensive. Instead of purchasing cheaper and lesser quality coverings for all your windows, you can choose one or two rooms that you will buy higher quality custom window coverings for and then purchase nice, but lower quality window dressings for the other windows. Once you have created a budget and decided on the type and style of window treatment to purchase, shop around until you find the lowest price. Don't hesitate to get multiple quotes from several home stores and online companies. Don't hesitate to negotiate price if you know you can get it cheaper somewhere else, and if you're considering making a purchase form an online company request free shipping and that they waive any minimum purchase order requirement.
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