Do you want to scream, “help!” any time you start thinking about renovating your window treatments? You wouldn’t be alone. A lot of our customers find the task of finding new blinds or shutters a challenge. There’s a lot riding on your choice, as the way you design your windows has a profound effect on the feel of any room. Is the stress starting to mount? Don’t worry! We’re here to help — not only in store but now with this list of simple list of dos and don’ts. Keep reading our streamlined guide for taking the hassle out of your shopping experience and finding the right look for your home.
DO keep an open mind.
Our selection of treatments include an astounding number of blinds, shades, and shutters — each with their own personality, strengths, and weaknesses. Their differences are the key to solving your window dilemmas. When each window has its own assets you want to highlight and flaws you want to hide, you’ll need to find the blind or shutter that’s up for the job. It pays to explore the various brand names that we carry, even if you already have a specific style in mind. If you don’t, let our design consultants walk your through our inventory.
DON’T forget about fabric.
Don’t get us wrong. We love the look of a clean window equipped with only blinds or shades. It cuts a modern profile that suits a lot of interior design styles. But we aren’t too proud to say that an equal number of windows would benefit from the addition of curtains, drapes, and valances. When chosen correctly, these fabric treatments can be used to affect the way we perceive the shape and size of your windows. For example, long and elegant drapes installed close to the ceiling can make small windows look larger. Their added depths will also improve the heat retention of the glass, as it’s one more layer between your rooms and the outside world.
DO follow a budget.
In order to keep your renovation from breaking the bank, you need to establish how much you can safely spend on your shades. Don’t worry if you have limited funds to spare. A modest budget won’t prevent you from getting beautiful, high-quality treatments. If you’re especially worried about covering your design overhaul, allot more money for the rooms you spend more time in. You can always stagger your updates, too!
DON’T install on your own.
On the surface, it might look like an easy, cost-effective DIY method at first, but trust us, it isn’t. Once you get halfway through the installation only to realize you don’t have the right tools or — worse — you’ve mounted it slightly crooked, it won’t seem so simple. There’s also the possibility of installing it incorrectly, resulting in underperforming blinds that may break or fall, damaging the treatment or harming the user. The safer alternative is allowing our installation experts mount your blinds, shades, or shutters. They have the skills and tools necessary to install them perfectly every time.
With these basic tips guiding your window shopping experience, you can do no wrong. Get in touch with us when you’re ready to put them to good use. Together we’ll be able to find the right blind, shade, or shutter for your rooms.