When you move into a new home, one of the first things people get is window treatments. It makes sense since people want their privacy, but many homeowners will rush this decision and not put much thought into it. While practical, if you choose the wrong window treatments, it can affect your home’s design.
Some homeowners will get around this by focusing on furniture, paint, and home decor, but that can only do so much. By updating your window treatments, you can bring new life to your home on the inside and the outside. Here’s why window treatments are essential for your home.
They give you the privacy you want
Depending on the day or your mood, you may want your home to be filled with light. On the other hand, there are some days where you prefer to have privacy from your neighbors and people walking by. Depending on your window treatments, you may be able to control how much light you get in. For example, blinds, sheers, and slats are adjustable, whereas certain shades and curtains may block out light unless you have them rolled up or open.
They set the tone for your home
Since window coverings can be seen from the inside of your home and from the exterior, you want to ensure you have treatments that give your home the tone that you want. Curtains may look fine inside with your furniture, but it may have a completely different feeling when you look at them from the outside. On the flip side of things, modern shades may look fantastic when you’re driving up to your home, but they may not fit well if you’re going for the rustic look inside.
Your daily life may improve
The right window treatments can positively affect your daily life. Blackout shades can help light sleepers, some blinds can reduce glare on your TV, and slats that allow light to shine onto your kitchen table is a great way to start your day.
Also, if you have mobility issues, automation can help you get your preferred settings with the quick push of a button. You can even set your coverings to automatically open and shut based on your sleep and work schedule.
It’ll protect your home from UV rays
Without proper window coverings, UV rays from the sun will stream into your home. While some people may enjoy the extra light, it may affect parts of your home. With prolonged exposure, UV rays are known to damage photographs, art, paint, and even furniture. You won’t notice any changes immediately, but you may find that the colors on items within your home have started to fade or are discolored over time. Window treatments can filter the light coming in, which would ensure your home doesn’t see any sunlight damage.
They’re an opportunity for a new start
Suppose you’re getting window treatments for the first time or you’re looking to replace what you currently have. In that case, it presents an opportunity for a new start. Window coverings come in various different styles and colors, so you could give your home a modern, classic, or contemporary look without having to do a significant overhaul.
While many people prefer to have a consistent look throughout their home, you can choose different coverings for each room to give them their own personality. Shutters are an excellent choice for bathrooms, while solar shades may be optimal for places where you do a lot of reading.
You can have style without breaking the bank
Many people often just stick to what the previous owners used when moving to a new home. This is a practical solution, but new window treatments don’t have to cost you a fortune.
Speak to a home installation expert. They’ll be able to show you the different styles, textures, and colors available. They’ll also be able to go over the various costs, so you’ll know exactly how far you can stretch your budget. Don’t forget, Sam’s Club Members get a 10% discount off Fair Market Value Estimate*.
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