When designing your curtains or other window coverings for an oversized window, the process of measuring can often time make or break the whole process. Depending on the direction the house is sitting, the need for oversized window coverings could be very great due to the massive amounts of sunlight shining through.
How to Take Window Measurements
Before you begin the task of ordering curtains, it is important to make sure the measurements are recorded to assure the perfect length that will cover the entire window, so that your contractor will have the adequate dimensions.
The first step to accurately find out how large your window is to gather your supplies: a sturdy tape measure, a ladder, a piece of paper to write your measurements down, and a friend (or husband) to assist.
Measuring from the bottom windowsill to the top of the window can be more tricky (due to the height of the large window), but you just need to make sure your tape measure is completely vertical and not slanting one way or another. Stand on the ladder to support the tape measure half way through and have your friend hold it at the base of the window to keep it as straight as possible. Once you have the measurement, you are safe to write it down. The horizontal measurement is much more simple to acquire and does not demand the use of a ladder. Have one person on either side of the window and stretch the tape measure across the width of it.
Just like paints, blinds, curtains or shades are perfect when making a leading change in each room in your home. Their benefits are usually overlooked especially during a renovation. This is because the most prominent themes that are explored are a revamp of all the floors or repainting the walls. However, blinds and curtains are equally important because they add an atmosphere, modify the temperature, and add softness and energy efficiency.
Living and lounge area
Curtains have always been a preferred and relaxed option for many since they decorate the room and can reflect any preference and style. However, today blinds are also being considered as excellent choices because of their increasing flexibility. They are versatile with function, look, privacy, control over light and energy saving properties.
Selecting a window dressing that offers a great look and stands up to the arduous kitchen demands is very paramount. Blinds tend to be a better option for kitchen windows since they are easy to clean, easy to use and can be easily removed in case of an emergency. Venetian blinds are mostly used in kitchens. Even though blinds are preferred, one can also get a sheer curtain mainly for softening the connection between the inside and outside.
Curtains are also suitable for bedrooms even though nowadays blinds are becoming more popular. People with smaller bedrooms can add the height and depth by mounting Roman or timber blinds below the ceiling. For nurseries, workers or individuals who prefer a dark room during the night, blackout roller blinds or blackout curtains are a great idea. Use curtains for the bedrooms that are occupied by kids as they are useful when kids are playing games like hide and seek.
If you’re in the process of designing and decorating your home, window treatments may be on your mind. Blinds are popular window treatments that can do a lot for the look of any home interior. If you’re thinking about getting window blinds, you should be diligent in your search. The right window blinds can add a lot to the comfort and beauty of your living space, after all. Continue reading “Choosing Window Blinds Tips” »
As falling temperatures begin to force people to spend more time indoors, a tired decor will make even the most patient homeowners wish spring would hurry up and arrive. Now is the perfect time to redecorate, and it doesn’t have to break the bank. It only takes a few changes to make a really big difference. While you are planning your new room, don’t forget about the windows. Continue reading “Can Blinds and Shades Lower Your Heating Costs?” »
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Motorized blinds and window shades may seem like a luxury that most people cannot afford, but the fact of the matter is these advanced window treatments are becoming more popular than ever before in the High Desert region. Continue reading “Top Reasons For Motorized Blinds and Window Shades” »
Cleaning the blinds can seem like an overwhelming and tedious chore, and many people in the High Desert area are tempted to avoid doing it. However, cleaning your blinds is essential if you want to improve their overall lifespan and enjoy them looking beautiful at all times. Continue reading “Blind Cleaning Tips” »
When you move into your home, you know that you need to make a few changes in order to make the place your own. While painting and purchasing new furniture will certainly bring a breath of fresh air into your house, it’s the window treatments that will put the finishing touches on the room. At Blinds Express & More, we specialize in creating custom window treatments just for you. Whether you live in Apple Valley or in another part of the High Desert region, we can create blinds, curtains or shutters specifically for your home. If you can dream it up, we can create it for you.
Window Treatment Ideas
For Curtains — Curtains are typically a decorative window treatment. They are not necessarily created to insulate your home, or to shield your windows from the wind. Keep this in mind when coming up with creative ideas for your curtains. Many homeowners choose to use a unique fabric for their curtains in order to put an artistic touch in the room. Your curtains can be created out of any type of fabric, from lightweight sheer fabric to heavier prints.
For Blinds — These days, many homeowners are choosing vertical blinds for their home. These blinds are classic but have a modern touch and are also functional and convenient. It is becoming more and more popular to choose colored vertical blinds for the home. For example, if you have a neutral room with black tones, you can choose grey vertical blinds to tie into the color scheme. Many people are finding that this is a great way to incorporate their own personal sense of style into their rooms in an unusual way. Of course, people can choose different colors for their mini blinds and Venetian blinds if that is more suited to their style.
For Shutters — In a previous time, shutters used to serve many different functional purposes. They would shield and protect the home and windows from dangerous weather, and they would also help to control the temperature of the home. While many homes today still have shutters, they are typically only there for decoration. Create shutters that match the color tones of your home. We can design shutters in all different shades of colors, allowing you to place shutters alongside your windows that match perfectly with the rest of your home’s exterior.
Now that, you have a few ideas to get you started, it’s time to come up with a game plan for what you want in your own home. Whether you are redoing your living room or renovating your master bedroom, you will want the perfect window treatments in order to complete the look of your home. Let our professional designers create something that no one else will have, something that is made to fit in your home. It will become the focal point of the room, tying in all of the other details and creating a masterpiece for you to live in each and every day.
Our customers at Express Blinds have come to expect a level of professionalism from our employees that they can’t find anywhere else. We pride ourselves on our ability to work with our High Desert customers in order to find them the perfect window treatments for their homes and for their lifestyles. When a customer from Victorville approaches us regarding a desire for natural light in their home, we know just the right blinds to point out. The following tips will help you narrow down what you are looking for before you order your own blinds.
Tips for Choosing Blinds
Take a good look at the room you will be adding blinds to in your home. Think about how you want to accent the room, and recognize that window treatments can make a big impact on the overall appearance. If you want a room to look larger and give it more height, consider choosing vertical blinds. To add an artistic focal point, the best choice is often faux wood blinds as they set your room apart from the others in the home.
Make sure to keep safety a priority. If you have young children or pets in your home, you will want to avoid blinds with long dangling cords, ropes and ties. These can pose a choking hazard and a strangulation hazard. Our motorized window treatments provide plenty of cordless options that are also fashionable and stylish. You won’t have to give up the look you want simply because safety is at the forefront of your mind.
Consider how dark you want the room to be when the blinds are shut. For instance, if you are adding treatments to a living room you likely don’t need it to be completely dark when you shut your blinds. The best choice might be blinds with larger slats. However, if you are purchasing blinds for windows in a child’s bedroom, you likely will need darkness in the room during nap time. Micro mini blinds would be the best choice in this particular situation.
Don’t forget to think about cleaning your new blinds. Blinds have been known to collect dust, and if you don’t have the time to do routine maintenance on your blinds, you will want to choose a set that will collect less. For instance, opt to have anti-static treatment applied to your blinds. This protects them and prevents the dust from forming.
Choosing window treatments for any room can be overwhelming, but the professionals at Blinds Express and More are here to help. Simply contact us and tell us about the room you will be working with at that time. We’d love to help you pick out the blinds that are perfect for you.
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