Buying The Perfect Window TreatmentsBY: admin Posted: August 25, 2022 In: In The News, Window Coverings, Window Treatments
When purchasing a new or existing home, one of the first things you may want to invest in is new window treatments. This can be a daunting task for many people. Here are some helpful tips to help you find your perfect window treatments:
DETERMINE WHAT ROOMS YOU NEED TO HAVE WINDOW COVERINGS IN FIRST
You may want to be impulsive and buy window coverings for your entire house all at once. If this is within your budget, that’s great! But what if it’s not? People often choose lower-quality window coverings to get more windows done. That may be an okay short-term solution if you are not planning to stay in your home for an extended period, but if this is a home you plan to be in for more than ten years, this is not a wise choice. Although lower-quality window treatments save you money upfront, they could cost you over time. Many lower-quality window treatments do not have a warranty, and their inexpensive materials make them less energy efficient and less durable.
Walk through your house to see which rooms need the most privacy and get the most sunlight. Start with finding window treatments for the needs of those rooms. Consider functionality and what style of window treatments you want for that particular room. Once those rooms are complete, you can move from room to room until your entire home is the way you want.
YOU HAVE IDENTIFIED THE ROOMS
Now that you have determined which rooms you want to do first, what’s next? Decide what style you want! There is an endless choice for window coverings; blinds, curtains, shades, shutters, valances, and more. Once you have narrowed down a style, you must determine the room’s functionality. For example, in bedrooms, you may want black-out options, but for the living room, you may want to choose a product with more light filtering options. You can view many choices online but better yet, go into a showroom like ours to see, touch, and understand how different window coverings operate. Next, choose if you want manual or automated window treatments. Many online manufacturers do not offer automation as an option for their window treatments. If you want automation, ensure your chosen company can automate your window treatments.
It is completely normal for this to be overwhelming, which is why we have designers that come to your home to discuss all the available options and give advice to help you achieve your overall goals.
The most important thing is having fun with your search for window treatments. If you buy good quality ones, window treatments can last longer than some relationships, so take your time and be sure you love your choice.