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Get the Big Picture on Window Treatments

If covering your windows is something you’re contemplating in the near future, here’s a primer to help you make a decision that’s right for you and your own set of circumstances. Among the many considerations in planning new window treatments are exposure to sunlight and cold, outdoor views, the home’s style, window size and style, cost, upkeep, and nearby obstacles. There are many things to consider so let’s get started! I’ve done a fair share of custom designed window treatments since starting my own design firm in 1999 and believe me it’s a broad subject. My own preferences lean toward custom draperies on high quality rods with rings and finials, sheers, custom box pleated board mounted valances, roman shades, wood shutters, wooden blinds, and woven shades. Highly branded window treatments (such as the mass produced vertical shades often used on glass sliding doors) have high price mark ups and a non-descript impersonal appearance. There are a few questions you will need to ask your…

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