Saturday, May 16, 2015

How to Update Your Window Coverings to Add Style, Color and Ambience!

How to Update Your Window Coverings to Add Style, Color and Ambience!Windows are one of the most important parts in the rooms of each house but also some of the most forgotten and passed over. If you're looking to bring some life, light or mood into the room, then windows are the place to start. 

At Unique Home Building, we do everything from updating homes to building them scratch. So we know what homes need to add character and that sense of "home" everyone is looking for. 

If you're ready to handle your windows, here's how to update your window coverings to add style, color and ambience!

Remember that Prices Vary

Depending on your needs and the window's size, prices can run the spectrum from inexpensive aluminum mini-blinds to state-of-the-art, remote controlled, vertical type shades with sheer coverings costing hundreds per shade.

A qualified window coverings expert can help you make the right choice for your home’s interior, for both function and beauty at a price you can afford. 

Do You Know Your Windows?

Not every covering is right for every window. Depending on the type of window (sash or casement), some products will look and function better when properly measured and professionally installed. For example: If the window to be covered is a sash type, for the best light control and privacy, the window measurement should include the trim around the window opening and the head rail installed to the top of the wood frame. 

If you have fancy decorative moldings and want to avoid holes from the attachment brackets, they can be installed just above the moldings using extension hardware. The key is that the shade should overlap the window opening about three and a half inches to control the light and privacy.
This not only provides the proper function, but when the shade is fully lowered, the edges of the blind will extend to the edge of the wood frame around the window. Otherwise your shade will look like it is too small for the width of the opening, much like a cheaply made suit. 
Choosing the right window decor isn't as daunting as some may believe. We feel it's a wonderful finishing touch and accent in every home. 
At Unique Home Building, we love helping your house to become the home you're wanting. For more information on our remodeling, building or other contractor services, please contact us today!

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