Calgary and Cochrane home owners have a lot of choices when it comes to deciding on where to purchase window coverings for the new home, renovation or minor project. It can be daunting and overwhelming where to even start to look, which online sources you can trust or what do-it-yourself store to conquer and try to get assistance. It is a common misconception that custom window coverings such as blinds, shades, drapes or shutters, are not within their do it yourself budget. However, professional window coverings specialists can often meet any budget. Beyond budget concerns, one should also consider other reasons to discuss your window covering needs with a professional who can help you from start to finish.
A window covering specialist it simply that – a specialist. When you discuss your window coverings with someone you have chosen to invite into your home, make sure you trust their advice – are they asking you questions about your lifestyle and needs, are they considering your interior style and colour preferences, is child safety top of mind? Do they have product knowledge that is top notch and are their samples current?
Once you are comfortable with the specialist you have chosen to work with there are many other reasons to continue to do work with a custom window covering dealer. A true specialist is going to make sure that you have the right product in your home. Can you automate top down bottom up honeycombs, which products will provide the least amount of light gap at the sides for room darkening, which are more insulated and heat-efficient would you like options that provide view through to the outside such as a solar shade…so many options to consider with a variety of products that may or MAY NOT work in your window. A specialist with an eye for detail will also look for mounting depth requirements, window obstructions such as window locks and whether an outside mount will serve your needs better.
A custom blinds specialist will provide a professional measurement as well. Every product fits differently in your window and a knowledgeable dealer will be aware of the different deductions and how to ensure a proper fit. Furthermore, the certified installers to install the product in your window will make sure that everything is fitting as it should and show you how to use the product. For example, an automated window covering will require a quick lesson on programming and how to use the remote or wall switch.
Custom window coverings will also have a warranty. You have invested time and money into this decision, it is wise to look at the warranty options. If you purchase from a do it yourself store how will you go about obtaining warranty service? With a custom window covering dealer rest assured your product will have a one to five year warranty if it is not limited lifetime. This will be discussed at the time of your consultation. Knowing that your purchase will provide years of enjoyment provides peace of mind for years to come.
Choose a dedicated, local window coverings specialist in the Calgary & Cochrane area. Call Kirstin at Blind Infusion to discuss your custom blinds and window treatment needs!