4 Biggest Window Treatment Mistakes

If you have a new home or are doing a renovation, there are four very common mistakes we see homeowners make. Choosing your window treatment may seem like a simple project, but it is in your best interest to hire an expert. Budget Blinds installers have the time, tools and training when it comes to custom window treatments. Let us help save you both time and frustration as we break down each mistake and tips to avoid it.

1. Leaving windows bare

This point seems obvious, but in case someone is currently making this mistake, we have to include it. Maybe you’re overwhelmed with choices, don’t know where to start, or are concerned about budget. Budget Blinds can help with all those things. After all, budget is even in our name. Bare windows are not a good look. Plus, you lose privacy and temperature control within your home. If cost is of concern, you might be losing just as much money, if not more, without window coverings to regulate temperature. In some cases, 50 percent of a home’s heating and cooling can be lost through windows.

2. Choosing the wrong hardware

There are a lot of style choices for window hardware, but you have to be intentional about it. For example, if you have a farmhouse-styled home, modern curtain rods will look out of place. Another common mistake is choosing hardware that can’t bear the weight of the window treatment. Bad installation that can also cause wall damage.

Budget Blinds provides both an in-home consultation and installation so you won't make these mistakes. We will make sure your hardware looks great, holds up, and is a perfect fit to your window.

3. Choosing window treatments that don’t match your lifestyle or the purpose of the room

Window treatments are more than a pretty decoration. Functionality is important like privacy, convenience, light control, and energy efficiency. 

For energy efficiency, avoid sheer styles and choose insulating options like cellular shades. This is especially important on large windows. If you need a pitch black room to sleep, you need blackout shades. If a window is out of reach, you need the convenience of motorized window treatments. Contrary to popular belief, you might not need new window treatments to have the convenience of motorization. Budget Blinds can retrofit shades to have motorization capabilities.

4. Window treatments that don’t fit the window

Going DIY with measuring and installation are the two most common causes of mistakes. Because windows vary in size, shape and depth, it’s tough getting a perfect fit. It can cause noticeable functional issues like light gaps. Drapery is particularly difficult to get right because most rods are installed too low and panels are often hemmed to the wrong length. The last thing you want to do is spend a day reinstalling window treatments hoping to finally get a decent fit.

If you’ve made any of these mistakes, please don’t feel embarrassed about it. Instead of spending more time and money trying to fix it yourself, that’s what our Budget Blinds experts are here for. Contact us with all your questions!

Budget Blinds of Bettendorf serves all of the quad cities areas including Davenport, Moline, Bettendorf, Rock Island, Le Claire, Port Byron, Geneseo, Eldridge and much more.  We are a national franchise that is locally owned and operated. We bring you quality products at competitive prices with the best service around. Just give us a call at 563-324-1111 for your FREE in-home consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.

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