Are Custom Window Treatments Worth It?
With motorized window treatments being the big trend in 2017, you may be thinking about getting custom window treatments for your home. There is a difference between the stock window treatments you can pick up from a department store and brand name custom window treatments. You may be wondering if the custom design is worth the bigger expense. Why not just buy a few generic window treatments and call it a day? Here at The Vertical Connection Carpet One, we put an emphasis on quality. Custom window treatments have a higher quality and a better bang for your buck. Aside from that, there are a few other differences you’ll notice when you invest in custom window treatments.
The Right Fit
Suppose you’re in a department store and you purchase a set of blinds. You get them home, put them up in your windows, and realize that the edge of the blinds do not reach the edges of your windows. But the blinds still do what they were made for: they block light. If that’s all you need and you’re not bothered by the bit of light that still shines in through the edges of the blinds, then congratulations! You’ve spent a little less money and your blinds block most of the sunlight that comes through the window.
The biggest difference between stock and custom window treatments is that customized window treatments are manufactured to be within ⅛ of an inch of the edges of your windows. This means your window treatments will look like a better fit and will be more effective at blocking light.
“But wait,” you say. “I have standard windows. So I can just buy standard window treatments from any store, right?”
Actually, all windows vary in size a little bit, even if they are standard. Our professional installers visit your home to measure your windows so that we can provide you with window treatments that fit your windows precisely.
Picking up a few window treatments from a big department store has its drawbacks. Perhaps you find a great set of roman shades, you bring them home, and you realize that they are slightly lighter than the shade of your carpet. This can be a frustrating clash of colors!
When you order custom window treatments, you can choose every feature. Hunter Douglas offers a huge color selection, so you’re sure to find a color that complements your existing interior design. You can also select other important features, such as whether or not the window treatments should be corded, uncorded, or remote controlled. You can choose the level of light filtering, energy-efficiency, and more. You essentially get to design your own window treatments! And since brand name window treatments are made with higher quality materials and expert craftsmanship, you’re really getting a deal.
Affordable and Attainable
By now, you’re probably thinking that custom window treatments sound like a great choice but that they are probably too expensive. Actually, custom window treatments don’t cost that much more than stock window treatments! And for the extra price, you’re getting a fitted look, better functionality, and customized design choices.
The Vertical Connection Carpet One!
Since 1977, our family-owned business has been providing the homeowners of Columbia, Ellicott City, Clarksville and the surrounding Howard County and Maryland areas with one of a kind service in the areas of kitchen and bathroom cabinets, window treatments, carpets, and flooring! Whether you already have an idea in mind or you need help in the right direction, The Vertical Connection Carpet One is ready to help make your vision a reality.