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Considerations for Buying Curtains: Part Two

Posted by Quickfit Blinds & Curtains on 2nd Apr 2018

Buying curtains for your home can be a fun and exciting event. Whether you are building a new house and purchasing new window coverings for the first time or you are replacing your existing window treatments, many homeowners enjoy imagining how the new panels will enhance a specific room’s decor. At Quickfit Blinds & Curtains, we understand that buying curtains can be a wonderful experience, but for many homeowners, it can also be stressful. We offer a wide selection of high-quality, ready-made window treatments to make your shopping experience as stress-free as possible and we would love to help you find the right curtains for your home. Shop online with us today!

In our previous post, we reviewed the importance of considering colour, material, and measurements as you are preparing to purchase new curtains. In today’s post, we will pick up where we left off and review three additional consideration to make as you shop. Read on to learn more!

Curtain Considerations

Lining

When shopping for curtains, many homeowners make the mistake of overlooking the importance of curtain linings. This extra layer of fabric might seem unnecessary from an aesthetic standpoint, but it is beneficial for several reasons. If you have an older home that has drafty windows, choosing a thermal lining can help maintain comfortable indoor air temperatures. Likewise, if you work the overnight shift and need room-darkening curtains to get sufficient sleep during the day, a blockout panel with the right lining can be your saving grace. Aside from temperature and light control, curtain linings add weight to the panels, allowing them to hang in a more uniform and aesthetic way.

Cleaning and Maintenance

As we reviewed in our prior post, curtains are manufactured in a wide variety of materials. Some of these fabrics are easier to clean and maintain than others, and this is another important factor to consider when buying curtains. Luxurious materials like velvet, brocade, and silk add instance elegance to any room. However, caring for these fabrics can be cumbersome and more difficult than some homeowners prefer. Some fabrics can only be dry cleaned, and this may not be very convenient if you are someone who prefers to clean your window treatments on a regular basis. As you consider various options for curtain materials for each room, consider how frequently they will need to be cleaned and whether or not you have the ability to maintain them in a proper fashion.

Are you searching for ready-made window treatments that are as beautiful as they are easy to clean and maintain? Look no further than the online inventory of stylish curtains from Quickfit Blinds & Curtains! We proudly offer curtains in a wide variety of materials that are sure to suit your cleaning and maintenance preferences, including several styles of 100 percent polyester panels. Browse our inspiration gallery now!

Custom Curtains vs. Off-the-Shelf Curtains

One of the biggest choices homeowners face when it comes time to buy new window treatments is whether they should invest in custom-made curtains or purchase ready-made curtains from a store or online. Each option has its benefits and drawbacks, and the right choice for you will depend on many factors, such as your budget and style preferences. Custom curtains offer homeowners nearly endless options for colour, materials, length, and other design elements. While this might seem preferable, your budget may not allow for the cost of customisation. Off-the-shelf curtains are more affordable than custom curtains, but you may find that colour, header style, and fabric options are limited.

Thinking About Buying Curtains Online?

If you are considering buying curtains from a quality online retailer, you deserve only the best when it comes to affordability, style, and design options. At Quickfit Blinds & Curtains, we pride ourselves on making our customers’ shopping experience as streamlined as possible. From helping you select the right curtains to providing information on how to measure and install your new window treatments, we’ll make sure you are 100 percent satisfied with your purchase. We are happy to offer free fabric swatches that allow you to view and compare colour and fabric options before you buy, and with $9.95 flat-rate delivery on all ready-made items, you can’t go wrong. Even better, if for some reason you are unsatisfied with your new curtains, we offer a no-hassle return policy for your convenience.

Buying curtains online has never been easier! Purchase your new window treatments from Quickfit Blinds & Curtains today!