Why Are Curtains So Expensive?

Posted by Emily Wang on 6th Apr 2023

Purchasing a new set of curtains is a big investment, not just because it will completely transform the look and feel of a space, but because it involves an outlay of money. At Quickfit Blinds & Curtains, we also strive to provide our customers with the best quality product at the best price, however, some people can still be put off the idea of buying new curtains when they see the price tag. Do you find yourself asking, “why are curtains so expensive?”. That’s a valid question, but when you shop with Quickfit, you can rest assured our prices reflect the quality, hardware, installation and warranty costs associated with our curtains. In today’s blog, we’re taking a deep dive into the reasons why curtains are so expensive and will show you why these key pieces of home decor are worth every penny.

Ready-made curtains VS custom-made curtains

The cost of new curtains is greatly impacted by whether they’re ready-made or custom made. For example, ready-made curtains will be on the slightly cheaper side as there’s no additional labour involved in creating a custom design. We have a huge range of ready-made curtains that will make the perfect addition to almost any home decor style. They’re ready to ship in 1-2 days, so they’re the perfect option for those in need of some curtains in a hurry. Alternatively, you could go the custom-made curtain route. While these may be slightly more expensive, you’ll have complete freedom to select the right fabric and style for your space. The end result is a truly unique, custom-made curtain that meets all your design needs.

Quality fabrics

You’ve heard the old adage, ‘you get what you pay for’, and curtains are no exception. At Quickfit, our range of ready-made and custom curtains and blinds are created using only the highest quality materials. Paying for good quality curtains might seem expensive at the time, but it will actually save you money in the long run. Going with a cheaper solution might seem tempting, but you’ll more than likely find yourself outlying money again in a few years to replace faded or fraying curtains that didn’t stand the test of time. You can shop online with confidence at Quickfit as we pride ourselves on only using the highest quality fabrics for our wide range of curtains and blinds.

Cost of parts and installation

The cost of curtains might seem a bit excessive, after all, it’s only a piece of hanging fabric right? But the cost of curtains also includes the cost of installation by an experienced team member. Curtains are an item that is handled on a daily basis: they’re constantly being opened and closed, pulled on by young children and brushed up against by household pets, so it’s vital they’re installed correctly otherwise they could become a safety issue. An experienced installed can ensure that your curtains are compliant with child safety laws - and you can’t really put a price on your family’s safety. What’s more, opting for the cheaper curtain tracks or curtain rods could result in an additional cost of having to pay for them to be fixed or replaced in a few years (just like a poor-quality fabric). At Quickfit, our prices reflect the skill and experience of our team of installers.

Warranty and quality guarantee

If you’re going to pay a higher price for new curtains, you want to be sure they’re going to last. At Quickfit, the cost of our curtains also reflects their warranty. So yes, curtains might be a touch pricey, but they’re actually quite reasonable when you consider how long curtains made with good-quality fabric and that are installed correctly will actually last. For more information on our warranty and terms and conditions, visit our website!

When you shop online with Quickfit Blinds & Curtains, you can rest assured that our prices reflect a product that’s worth every cent. From high-quality fabric and custom design options to expert installation, our wide range of curtains are a sound investment. Want to know more? Shop online now or reach out to one of our friendly staff members via the contact us page

Emily Wang

Emily Wang

Emily Wang, a highly qualified expert on curtains, has been a valuable contributor to the Quickfit Blinds & Curtains brand. With a Certificate IV in Textile Design Development and Production from RMIT Melbourne, a Certificate in Textile Technology (CFTS-T) from CITA Hong Kong, and an HKDSE Diploma of Secondary Education from St. Mary's Canossian College in Hong Kong, Emily's educational background sets her apart in the world of home decor.

As a Quickfit Blinds & Curtains blog writer, Emily's curtain expertise shines through her articles, establishing her as a trusted resource for homeowners and decorators alike.