How To Purchase Window Treatments: What 3 Factors Come Into Play

When considering the purchase of window treatments, there are numerous avenues to explore. Do you search online for a DIY experience? Do you go to your local store where you can purchase a pre-packaged box? Or, do you call a full service provider like Budget Blinds Of Snohomish? The answer is….(drum roll please) depends.

Ask yourself, what are your expectations of quality? Do you have a financial budget? How much time do you have to spend on this project? Are you equipped to install the window treatment of your choice? When it may not go as planned, are you prepared to have patience as you figure out the next step? Before you choose the direction that is best for your expectations, follow us as we discuss which window treatments to choose and how much money to actually invest.

Every option has a thread of common considerations to look into before making a final decision. Here are what we believe to be the most important three factors that come into play when choosing the right route for you.

What Type Of Treatment Do You Need?

In other words, what type of problem are you trying to solve? Do you need:

  • Privacy
  • Sun/light/temperature control
  • Aesthetic appearance
  • All the above

    2. How Much Do You Want To Spend?

Window treatments can have a wide variation of prices. With so many options on materials and complex designs, the more decorative the treatment, normally means the more expensive. Whether it’s a honeycomb blind or a vertical blind, there are price groups based on the materials. Each price group is determined by a scale of simple designs to elaborate designs.

    3. What Optional Add-ons Do You Want?

Regardless of the price group, an optional add-on will push the cost and labor up on the installation. Really think about what is best for you and your Washington home. Maybe you have kids and need to make sure your window treatments are cordless in order to ensure child safety. Or perhaps you prefer your shades to come up from the bottom (called Bottom-Up) instead of the top (Top-Down). Or do you want a certain room to be darker than the rest, or at least have the option to be darker? Whether it’s an office, in home theater, nursery....all things to consider.

With these three questions, you can begin to hone in your search to exactly what you want. If you’re looking online, there are several options at your disposal. Each carry similar types of window coverings with varying levels of online assistance. Most the time you will be on your own while trying to decide which window treatment will meet your requirements. You can read product reviews to help, but you won’t have that step by step assistance that may help you avoid a headache.

With Budget Blinds of Everett and Mill Creek, we will be with you every step of the way. We want to help you from beginning to end, and won’t leave until you are satisfied. We will help you navigate your options in accordance to your needs, without hiking up the costs. Keep checking back for more information as we discuss the best ways to go about the window treatment purchase process.

If this Budget Blinds of Snohomish County article has you wondering how you can upgrade your space by changing your window treatments, we would love to help! Sign up for a Free Consultation, where you will have one on one attention to bring your goals to reality. 

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