You just bought a new home, and you’re thinking about window treatments. Unfortunately, until faced with bare windows, many people don’t consider the cost of window treatments. 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. You are ultimately saving the cost of replacing them before their time, also by reducing the strain on your air conditioner.
Conversely, they trap heat and keep cold air out in the winter months, 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. Of course, you want the light to fill your home, but you don’t like 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.
The Installation Is Key
Next up is the installation process. However, a skilled installer needs to install your drapery for your window treatments and drapery to look perfect. Fabric is delicate. Proper installation for the custom hardware is essential. 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 provide you with 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 crucial reason window treatments are fundamental is that they elevate your home’s decor.
Are you thinking of adding window treatments? Start by scheduling a complimentary 15-minute introductory phone call.