You just bought a new home and you’re thinking about window treatments. Many people don’t consider the cost of window treatments until they are faced with bare windows. However, when establishing the budget for your next design project, window treatments are fundamental.
Why Window Treatments are Important
First, covering your windows in the summer will prevent the heat and sunlight from warming up the interiors of your home. With time, excessive sunlight exposure will fade wood floors, furniture, and fabrics. Window treatments will extend the life of these elements in your home. Ultimately saving you the cost of replacing them before their time. Also, by reducing the strain on your air conditioner.
Conversely, in the winter months, they trap heat and keep cold air out, decreasing your heating bill. The second reason window treatments are fundamental is privacy. Window treatments create a barrier between your personal space and the outside world. You want your home to be filled with light, but you simply don’t want intimate moments on display for the whole world.
Why Window Treatments Cost So Much
Custom window treatments are made one at a time. In addition, the key components that go into pricing window treatments are the labor and the materials. A single person is making your window treatments custom for your windows. Based on the exact measurements of your windows. This way they will fit perfectly. The fabric choice will also add to the cost. And in the case of custom drapery, a person is sitting at the sewing machine sewing your drapery. They make sure the fabric is perfect. With no blemishes or snags. That the drapery will hang perfectly.
The Installation Is Key
Next up is the installation process. However, for your window treatments and drapery to look perfect, a skilled installer needs to install your drapery. Fabric is delicate. Proper installation for the custom hardware is important. Rods have to be cut to size making them truly custom to your windows.
Woven Woods, Shutters and Shades
Other ways to dress your windows are with shades or custom woven woods. In other words, for a softer look, the woven woods gives you a diffused light through your windows. Lining the shades or woven woods will give you even more privacy. Adding motorization is perfect for a room with several windows that need privacy in the evenings. However, you want the brightness for the daylight hours. Also for windows that are hard to reach. i.e. behind furniture, very high windows. The final, and most important reason window treatments are fundamental is that they elevate your home’s decor.
Thinking of adding window treatments? Start by scheduling a complimentary 15-minute introductory phone call.