Sure new window coverings can be a fun new addition to any home décor, but when it comes down to it, it’s about more than just looks. In fact, there are a number of practical reasons that you should invest in window treatments too. The right kind of window treatments installed at the right time can not only improve the overall function of your home but also bring a little extra joy into your everyday life. So if you’ve been putting off investing in new window treatments thinking that this addition is just a minor detail, it may be time to rethink that, especially considering these 7 factors.
Here are 7 common indicators that it is probably the right time to make the investment in new window treatments:
You constantly get an early morning wake-up visit from your children.
Ever heard the line, “Daddy/Mommy, the sun is awake. It’s time to be awake,”? Well, if that or the sound of your children playing or fighting is now your alarm clock, it’s a good sign you may want to invest in some new window treatments. Blackout window shades are one of many effective window treatment ideas that should provide you a little extra snooze time.
This is where you may want to have the “drapes vs. curtains” discussion. Drapes are typically a heavier fabric that provide more light-blocking power. The right treatment can actually make your children believe it’s still dark outside and not time to get up. And wouldn’t it be great to catch a few extra winks once in a while?
Awkward neighbor encounters are a common thing in your home.
Have you looked through your window and seen straight into your neighbor’s home or vice versa? Being neighborly and waving when you walk out to get the paper in the morning is a normal neighborhood interaction. However, being able to see into your home shouldn’t be how your neighbors are getting the scoop on what’s new in your life. Custom window treatments are a great way to avoid the awkward neighborhood gawker and protect you
and your family. You may even want to consider installing new top down/bottom up shades that allow you to leave the top open to let in light but close the bottom to prevent the side eye from any of your neighborhood visitors.
Your energy bill is astronomical.
If it seems like you just can’t catch a break with your energy bill, your windows and window treatments could be to blame. Windows are a primary spot for energy exchange. If you have older or inefficient windows, you are likely paying a lot of that energy bill to heat and cool the outside of your home too. While you may want to investigate new windows altogether, energy-saving window treatments can be an effective solution that is much less expensive and a lot faster to install. Blinds and window covers, such as insulated shades, will help keep the heat out in the summer as well as the cold out in the winter.
Your current blind and window coverings could be considered antiques.
It goes without saying that if your current window treatments give you a blast from the past each time you see them, it’s probably time to invest in new ones. Blinds and window coverings don’t necessarily have to follow the latest trend in fashion. They should be updated and add to the overall look and feel of your home.
Your current window treatments could be considered a safety hazard.
If you worry every time your child wanders to another room in your home and becomes very quiet, then it may be time to investigate new window coverings. It may seem far-fetched but corded window treatments actually present a very real danger for your child and any pets you may have. If you want true peace of mind, you’ll want to install cordless window coverings, hands down.
You’d like a little more luxury.
Your home should be your oasis, and the right window treatments can add a lot to that. Just think, what would life be like if you could raise and low your blinds from the couch? What if you had heavy light-blocking drapes vs. curtains that allow every ray of light in when you’re trying to sleep? Go for comfort and invest in a new window treatment option that makes you, your family, and your guests feel comfortable.
Your current treatments have seen better days.
Over time any window treatment that sees a lot of use is going to become a bit worn. Whether it’s from pets peeking through them, kids running into them, or otherwise they may look tired. If your current shades aren’t functional, following apart or falling down, it’s definitely time to explore window treatment ideas. And don’t worry if you have big windows, there are plenty of window coverings for large windows available today.
If you fall into any of these categories, it’s time that you consider new window treatments, and we can help. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and let us help you find the best window coverings for your home.