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Choosing the Best Window Treatments: Curtains

While curtains can add a stylish, polished look to any room, choosing the right ones for your window treatments can be a challenging endeavor. That’s because there are simply so many fabric and pattern options out there that making your choice can be overwhelming. Here are a few of things you need to consider to get started. Ready-Made or Custom-Made Curtains Ready-made curtains offer affordability, style, and insulation – and they can also be installed much more quickly than custom-made curtains. There are, however, a few drawbacks. For one thing, they can’t be customized to fit every window perfectly, meaning   [READ MORE]

Choosing the best window treatments – Shades

Bedroom Shades Shades are also known as “soft” window treatments because they are made of fabric including linen, cotton, silk, and other natural and synthetic fibers. Although they don’t have any light-filtering adjustments, they do come in different levels of opacity to allow various amounts of light flow through. If you’ve decided that the best window treatments for your home are shades, then the next thing to do is to decide on the right type of shades for your specific room(s) and requirements. There are three main types of shades to choose from. Roller Shades Roller shades pull   [READ MORE]

UV Protection Using Window Treatments

Understanding of the damaging effects of the sun’s ultraviolet light on skin is widespread, and most people today take the extra step to use sunscreen in order to protect themselves and their skin. But did you know that your home’s carpets, curtains, and furniture can also be damaged by UV light? Luckily, ultraviolet (UV) protection is also available in window treatments. Here are just a few of the options you can choose from. Blackout Linings Window treatments with blackout linings keep light from passing through windows, making them extremely effective at protecting your furnishings from UV rays. You can add   [READ MORE]

Why You Should Reupholster

In today’s world of recycling and reusing, reupholstering is simply another logistical step. You may simply be comfortable with the furniture you already have, a piece may hold some sentimental value for you, or you may just realize that older furniture was built to a higher standard of quality. Here are a few reasons you may want to decide on reupholstering your furniture. A Fresh, New Look Just as life changes, so do personal preferences, styles, and needs. You may have repainted a room, added new window treatments, or had a new carpet installed. This may lead to a desire   [READ MORE]

Utilizing Small Businesses Vs. Chain Stores

Nowadays it’s hard to avoid seeing chain stores offering every product imaginable. But there are some important reasons why it’s often a better idea to use a small, local business for your shopping needs instead of a large chain store. Here are just a few. Customer Service Everyone has found themselves in a large chain store, whether it’s Macy’s, Target, or Walmart, without an employee to be found to help you locate the item you’re looking for – let alone explain the difference between two different options. A local business depends on customer service to succeed, and so you are   [READ MORE]

The Importance of Child Safety with Window Treatments

Child safety is an important concern for all parents. Because of the inherent dangers of some older-style blinds and window treatments, it’s important to evaluate both existing and new treatments for child safety. Window treatments that are child safe have either no cords at all or have lift cords without a loop. If you are considering child-proofing your home or are renovating and have children who live in or visit your home, make sure that any new window treatment you choose has child safety features. Here are a few helpful tips for parents. Replace all window blinds, draperies, and corded   [READ MORE]

Help energy efficiency with drapery

Baby, It’s (Getting) Cold Outside! As temperatures fall and winter approaches, we want our homes to be warm and cozy. Custom drapery and window treatments not only beautify your interior, but they can also be used to keep the warmth in, and the cold out. In winter months, your home heating escapes to the outdoors through your windows. Without energy-efficient window treatments, as much as 50% of a home's heating and cooling energy can be lost through its windows. With window treatments that provide insulation, you can reduce energy consumption, save on heating and cooling costs, and create a cozier   [READ MORE]

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