When it comes to creating a fully complete home design scheme, it is important not to leave out the window treatments as part of the plan. The right window treatments can be the element in a room that makes it feel finished. While anyone can pick up some standard drapes or shades from just about any big box retailer, there are far more benefits to be had when a homeowner opts for custom window treatments as opposed to prepackaged ones. When many shoppers hear the work “custom” they automatically think “more expensive” and this thought will typically keep them from even considering custom window treatments as an option. However, often the cost difference between custom window treatments and others is fairly small, and when you look at all of the benefits that are to be had when selecting custom window options, they are a much more desirable choice. Listed here are just a few of the many benefits that you should consider custom window treatments over standard window treatments:
1. Make your home more green. Custom window shades have a leg up on other shades because they typically are going to be made out of higher quality materials. Most custom choices will automatically be constructed so that they add natural insulation to your windows. This insulation will help keep the cold air out of your home in the winter and prevent hot air from entering through the windows in the summer by blocking out the sun’s rays.
2. Elevate the look of a room. One of the most popular reason that people choose custom window blinds or shades is that they can give any room that they are in a more finished look. Custom shades can be cut and designed for any type of window space. So in homes that have irregular or unique windows, a custom shade is going to be much easier to fit into that space. Custom shades are able to be worked into any design scheme and they can compliment the style of any room. Custom shades are available in a wide range of colors, fabrics, materials, so no matter what you will be able to find something for your rooms.
3. They are flexible. Custom window treatments are the perfect option for any part of the house. They can be coordinated so that all the windows in the house match each other and create a uniform look across the outside of the house without having to worry about whether the shades that you want will fit in each different window.
4. Many different options are available. Custom window treatments are available in a motorized feature or as a manual option. Motorized shades can be programmed to automatically lower themselves at preset times during the day to protect a room as the sun moves throughout the day. They are also cordless so they can be a safer option for homes with children or small pets. The lack of cords reduces the risk of the children becoming tangled up in them.