Far more than just adding style, your window treatments can impact your energy usage, privacy levels, and protection from noise, weather, and UV rays. Before springing for window treatments, it’s worth it to look into how the materials can effect the quality and durability of your curtains, drapes, shutters, blinds, and more. There are countless advantages of well-made window treatments – let’s explore some of them so that you can make a great decision for your home.
Elevate the Look of Your Room
The most obvious reason to upgrade your window treatments is to boost the look and feel of a room. Investing in high-quality window treatments is a great way to spruce up any room and make it look more inviting without changing much else. At our design center, we have thousands of fabrics to choose from to create exactly the look you want for your windows. You can have them made to match your furniture upholstery exactly, or keep them neutral so that you can enjoy them for years to come.
Reduce Your Energy Usage
High-quality window treatments are designed to keep a room’s temperature regulated, as well as protect against drafts that can cause heat or air conditioning to escape. This will not only help keep your home comfortable during extreme weather, but also save you money on heating and cooling expenses. In addition, high-quality window treatments offer superior durability, which means that they should last a long time.
Reduce Noise Pollution
With better quality materials, your curtains, shades, or shutters will provide better overall insulation, including from sound. This is very important if you live in a big city or populated area as it can help you achieve a level of peace and quiet that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to have. If you are trying to block out sound, it’s really important that your window treatments don’t leave any gaps for noise to come through. Having custom window treatments made is the best way to ensure that you get a perfect fit!
Higher-quality window treatments will be made to last longer with stronger materials and better construction that will keep them from falling apart over time. For example, well-made shutters on the outside of your windows can protect against inclement weather, which is important in a place like Charleston where we frequently have tropical storms that batter our windows.
Protect Your Furniture & Art From Fading
Did you know that your choice of window treatments can help prevent the fading of your furniture upholstery and artwork? Sunlight and UV rays can quickly fade the color of your most cherished items, leading to an overall decline in the appearance of your interiors. With high-quality window treatments, you can reduce the amount of sunlight that enters your home and protect your furniture from fading over time. If you want the most coverage possible, try blackout shades, which completely block out light while maintaining total privacy.
Create Custom Window Treatments at GDC Home
Making the decision to invest in high-quality window treatments is a great way to boost the look and feel of any room in your home. Whether you are looking for something classic or modern, or want a customized window treatment, we can help you discover the perfect solutions to suit your needs. Stop by our design center to get started!
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