Five Tips For Choosing New Window Treatments

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If you are considering buying new window treatments, you may have an inkling of an idea about the color or functionality you’d enjoy from your window coverings. However, with a wide variety of products to choose from, how can you be sure that you’re making the right choice?

One way is to know what kind of atmosphere you want to create in each room. This way, before heading to the store, you know what to look for. Another element you need to consider is how window treatments will affect you financially, and when’s the right time to invest in them.

To help you create a better plan for selecting a product, Custom Covers For Home Office has listed five tips when choosing new window treatments. With these pointers, you'll be able to make smarter and more efficient choices.

Tip #1: Establish the type of ambiance you want to create for your room.

In a living room or den, you want to create an inviting warmth, so choose something with light variation options. This way, outside light is diffused through the treatment affecting the lighting inside the room. For a bedroom, you may want something that allows light in during the day time but has blackout options for sleeping and privacy at night.

Tip #2: Consider heating and cooling for your home.

Many window treatments nowadays offer multiple purposes. Décor and privacy are key elements, but so is protecting your walls, floor, and furniture from sun fading, and more importantly, reducing heating and cooling costs in your home. Hunter Douglas specifically, has the Duette Shades with a honey-comb design that traps the air coming through the window pane and uses that air to create insulation from heat in the summertime and cold in the winter time. The initial cost of these shades becomes an investment, but it really saves on heating and cooling costs in your home.

Tip #3: Choose your window treatment first.

Choose your window treatment before you even consider paint colors or décor in a new house or newly renovated room. Quality window treatments are an investment and a long-term purchase. You want to choose something stylish, yet classic, which will suit your taste and décor as it evolves.

Tip #4: Know your measurements.

How tall or wide are your windows? Large windows benefit from the top/down and bottom/up option, and motorization options. Being able to control your window treatments through remote or your phone means you no longer require a step ladder or, kitchen chair to adjust their coverings. The top/down and bottom/up option allows you to pull the shade down and still let light come through at the top, giving privacy and light control in the room while still illuminating the ceiling and lessening the need for lamps and light fixtures to be on during the day time.

Tip #5: Don’t make your window treatments an afterthought.

When budgeting to renovate a room or the cost to build a new home, people often forget to include the cost of window treatments. However, quality window treatments benefit homeowners in so many ways aside from fashion, as we’ve already mentioned. Consider your home ten, twenty, or even forty years down the road. If your window treatments are still in good condition and from a reputable company, then the initial cost of them can be included in the resale value of your home.

At Custom Covers For Home Office, we know that quality ensures durability and that’s why we focus on delivering nothing but the best when it comes to window coverings and their installation. We are a quality window treatment company in Exeter, ON with over twenty-five years of experience in creating custom window treatments.

We can guarantee you top class fully functional blinds, shutters, shades, louvers, panels, draperies, awnings, and upholstery for your personal and unique style. We work closely with you to understand and develop your ideas into actual products that last for years.

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