3 Things To Consider About Window Treatment Design

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Window treatments do more than just block sunlight from entering into the room. They can completely change the style of your home in addition to being a great way to protect your home from harmful UV rays. Because of this, it's important to select the window treatments for your home's windows carefully. You want to make sure that you choose window treatments that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Here are three things to consider when it comes to window treatment design.

UV Protection

When it comes to window treatment design, UV protection is something that you should keep in mind. You want to choose treatments that are able to effectively block out UV rays when closed. The sun's UV rays can fade your home's furniture and flooring as well as increase your chances of skin cancer. Your window treatments can also provide some energy savings as well. Window treatments can prevent heat gain during the summer and heat loss during the winter. How much loss and gain they can prevent depend on the type of window treatments you choose. However, draperies can reduce heat gains by up to 33 percent on a hot day and up to 10 percent heat loss on a cold day.

The Cost

The cost of window treatments can vary depending on a variety of factors. In general, the larger the window, the more expensive the window treatment will be. What materials are used can also play a big role in the price. Custom window treatment design can also add to the price. On average window treatments cost between $106 and $783 with installation. Before looking at window treatments, it's a good idea to come up with a budget. It's also important to note that window treatments have a healthy return on investment of around 75 percent.

Is Automatic Right For You?

Another thing to consider when it comes to window treatment design is whether or not you want to be able to shut or open your blinds or curtains with just a click of a button or a flip of a switch. Motorized or automatic window treatments are a great option for anyone who wants to be able to do this. The cost of motorized window treatments can vary. On average, motorized window blinds or shades tend to cost between $300 and $600 per window. 

Window treatments play a big role in the appearance of a room. They can also offer a great deal of UV protection and can even help you save on energy bills. When choosing window treatments, it's important to keep costs in mind. You may also want to consider whether or not automatic window treatments are the right option for your home. Contact a service, like Joy's Blind Designs,  for more help.


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Buying Furniture for a New Master Bedroom

My sweet spouse and I are building a new master bedroom onto our small home. I’m so excited about this fun, renovation project. I’ve already started shopping for beautiful furniture to fill this bedroom with. Are you currently searching for the perfect pieces of furniture to put in a new bedroom? If your bedroom contains a large closet, you might not need to buy a dresser. Instead, you may want to invest in a large bed complete with a decorative headboard and a footboard. You may also wish to look for a gorgeous chaise lounge to relax in while you read books at nighttime. On this blog, I hope you will discover valuable tips to help you buy pieces of furniture you’ll cherish for many years to come. Enjoy!