Now that the new year has arrived, it’s time to get back to the basics – especially for those of you who have made a change in your living situation for 2019! Since the two-part home décor posts featured on last year’s blog garnered positive feedback, it seemed like a good idea to start this year off with a double edition on window coverings meant specifically for a condo living.
Buying a new condo can be a long and challenging process – but hopefully, one that ends with satisfying results. Between the time that you first present your offer, through to the closing date, through to that day when you finally get to move in, there’s so much to do that it can seem overwhelming.
When you’re busy sorting out the details involved in buying a new home and arranging for your things to get moved, there’s little time left to interior decorating. By the time you manage to sort out where to put your furniture, it can be easy to overlook your window coverings – but luckily you know where you can always go to find great prices on new blinds for any style of home!
If you haven’t had the experience of living in a condo before, you might think that it’s no big deal to just treat your windows in the exact same way that you’ve always done in a house or apartment. If so, then you’ll want to take some time to learn about our window coverings because there’s actually a good deal of difference to consider regarding how to dress your windows in a condo. So it’s a good thing that you had the foresight to take a look at our blog to find out how condos compare to houses because, as usual, we’ve got you covered!
Once the proverbial dust has settled and you’ve moved in, windows become one of the first orders of business for a new homeowner. In a busy city, it’s often the case that a condo not only contains many windows with spectacular views but that it also looks out onto other buildings – all with many windows and perhaps a few balconies. An abundance of windows means that an enormous amount of natural light will come in, especially at sunset and sunrise.
These two factors present us with our initial points of focus for condo window treatments: 1) privacy, and 2) light control. With these two points of reference in mind, it’s not a bad idea to take an initial look over our inventory, where you’ll find the best prices on Hunter Douglas shades and be able to start considering what product will work best in your condo.
Yes, understandably, you haven’t invested this much money in a beautiful new home in order to overlook having a stunning interior design – and one rule to live by here at Affordable Blinds is that you should never think beauty and practicality completely apart – but let’s save the discussion of style and design for part two, just this once.
The bottom line for window coverings in condos is that privacy and light control are your number one concerns. But if you want to find out how to negotiate these practical factors in light of style, including a look at particular window coverings, be sure to come back for part two of this guide to window coverings in condos!