Window Treatments. Tuesday , September 04th , 2018 - 14:35:05 PM
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.
Function. The way a room is used actually has a direct impact on the kinds of window treatments that are the most suitable. If you have children or you entertain a lot, you will likely want to choose window dressings that are more durable. Similarly, delicate fabrics are not recommended in rooms such as the kitchen or bathroom. Heavier fabrics are ideal for providing privacy or to control light, delicate or intricate fabrics provide beauty, but not always durability, and some fabrics can even enhance noise and cold insulation. Blinds and shutters allow you to adjust light control; blackout shades can be an excellent choice for bedrooms; and more fabric can help to block noise. As you can see, it's important to consider how you will use a room as well as the function of the window treatments.
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.
Once you have answered the question of what you need, then you can begin to consider your options. If you need the maximum in light blocking and light control (for instance, in a bedroom where someone needs to sleep during the day), then you might want to consider dual window treatment options on those windows. Total light-blocking blinds are a good option, but you can also combine them with fabric panels to help add to the light-blocking properties. The fabric panels will also give you light control when the blinds are opened, and depending on your color and texture choice you can give a light and airy feel to the room even when the blinds are closed and no sunlight is coming through.
For large window treatments, curtains can also prove to be worth having to control the light, and protect from general heat or cold. Different styles like single panel and dual panel both are good, but widely accepted are the dual curtains which hang at each side of the window. Custom made curtains can be useful for really odd size windows while drapes could be used for windows having radiators under the sills. Cafe curtains which cover half of the window could be used along with valances for large window treatments. Even cotton drapes can be options for large windows for children rooms and the kitchen as they are easy to maintain. Greener options are also now widely accepted like window blinds prepared with bamboo, paper or jute. Horizontal blinds, vertical blinds, panel tracks all could be used for large window treatments. They all have their unique benefits for large windows.
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.
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