The NJ Guide To Choosing Shutters
Picking just the right window treatment is like putting the finishing touches on your Upper Saddle River dream home. What surprises many people though, is once they begin the selection process it is not as easy as one would think.
Even if you already have something in mind, you may quickly find out the blinds, shutters or shades you are considering won't deliver everything you need. Learn from the mistakes of others by keeping these pointers in mind:
- Do not make your choice based solely on looks. Too often, someone has found their perfect look and saved it on Pinterest and not reasoning will sway them from this choice. Learn more about the features and pros and cons before making your final decision.
- Don't treat the budget like an afterthought. Have a clear budget outlined before you begin the process. Otherwise, you are going to spend a fortune before you even realize what has happened. Remember, there are often cost-effective alternatives to more expensive options, like faux wood in place of real wood blinds.
- Keep in mind that each piece of your interior décor is meant to work together in a cohesive manner. A common mistake people make is having their heart set on a certain style of shades, shutters or blinds, not taking into account the rest of the décor. If it doesn't all match, it is going to clash.
- Remember that it isn't all about visual aesthetics. Your window treatments have a job to do, and that job can vary from home to home but should reflect your individual needs. For instance, some homeowners are concerned about having maximum light control and privacy while another person wants to enhance insulation for improved energy-efficiency.
Call the Right Pros
Another big no-no is settling for mass-produced window dressing and not interacting with a window treatment industry expert at all. Savvy homeowners make the wise choice to call Girard Interiors for advice, feedback and the best in products and installation.
We will guide you through this process and help you pick just the right shutters, blinds or shades. Contact us today to get started.