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The Right Way to Choose Window Coverings

 


When planning a home remodel, there is a tendency to focus on the big and complicated aspects of the project first and move to the seemingly less complex matters later on. This makes sense as long as people understand that “minor” aspects of the remodel often have a major impact on the final look and feel of the home. A great example of this is window coverings.

Decisions regarding window coverings are taken only at the final stage of the remodel. The problem is that the window coverings have a huge impact on the look of a room and if they are not in sync with the new appearance created by the remodeling or fit in with the décor the feel of the remodel may not be what the homeowner expected.

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The other issue is that leaving the coverings to the end means that the funds available for them are often just leftovers. Compromising on the quality can result in the treatments not looking as good as they could; they will start showing their age soon and will have functional problems. In the long run, replacement and repairs will cost more than the amount wherein the right coverings had been installed in the first place.

How to Choose your Window Coverings

  • Think about the ambiance of the room and how the window covering will fit into the décor. What you invest in the coverings should work for you for years, so you need to be sure.
  • Decide on whether vertical or horizontal blinds, curtains, or shade will be right.
  • Decide on the material. This is not just a matter of aesthetics. If you live in an arid region with a lot of dust, you want the material that will not attract maximum dust and also be easy to clean.
  • Decide on how much light you want to enter through the windows with the coverings open and with them closed. Too much light can heat a room and increase your air conditioning costs. Too little, and the room will look gloomy; you will have to use electric lights even during the day.
  • Check on the warranty–the best window treatment companies offer warranties that keep you protected for many years.

Terms You Need To Know

There are a lot of technical terms associated with window coverings. You should understand terms like Roman shades, cellular shades, ripple fold drapery, rod pocket drapery, grommet drapery, and much more. Understanding the terminology you will come across will help you in making the right decisions.

If all this sounds like too much of a hassle when a home remodels is already a huge project, there is a simple way out. Have the remodel done by a construction company in San Jose, a world leader among its services, with expertise in design-build home remodeling including window coverings. This will ensure that you:

  • have access to the widest range,
  • get guidance to help you choose what is right for your home
  • are able to integrate the cost into the overall remodeling budget
  • get your window covering to continue to look great and function perfectly for years to come

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