A window treatments project — especially if you have a lot of windows — is a significant expense. It makes sense to know why you should bother if you are considering getting window coverings in Menlo Park, CA.
We believe you should, and here are four reasons why.
1. Window coverings give you light control
An exposed window has its allure. The idea of burying a beautiful view under drapes and shades may not be appealing. But there will be days when you need less light in the room. Maybe you want to sleep in. Having a convenient way to bring on darkness is nice.
And when you are caught between both, you can let light in one part of the room and block it in another.
Plus, if you get the right window coverings, you can manipulate light for a decorative effect. You can split light at multiple levels with shades and frame sunlight with curtains and drapes.
Solar shades are also available if you want to keep heat out of your room but still allow sunlight.
2. Privacy when you want it
In certain locations or personality types, privacy may not be a priority. But we reckon no one wants to live like they are exhibits for strangers. Even if you are a minimalist, you should have discreetness when you need it.
Thankfully, you can have the best of both worlds. Window Blinds and shades satisfy both purposes whenever you need them, in varying styles.
Blinds have slats you can tilt when you want to see the outside world but don’t want the world to see in. Shades with translucent materials also fulfill the same purpose. Top-bottom bottom-up styles block light at the top and block it at the bottom.
Shutters are another way to go if you want permanence to your privacy.
3. They beautify your space
When you are intentional about it, window coverings are beautiful additions to your house. They are available in different colors and styles. You are not stuck with old-timey shades or designs. In your window coverings, your personality can shine through.
And they pair well with other décors: table, entertainment section, couch, and furniture. You can mix and mash colors or maintain a theme. The choice is yours.
Seriously. Because window coverings reduce the amount of heat entering your home, they regulate room temperature. A well-regulated room temperature means no need for heating or air conditioning which translates to lowered energy bills.
Cellular shades, roman shades, shutters, or draperies are particularly energy-efficient window coverings you could consider. They keep the heat out in the summer months and indoors warm in the winter.
They also protect against UV light, which is harmful to your home. UV rays can damage your floors, ruin your artwork, and cause your furniture to fade. Window coverings keep your furnishings in pristine condition.
Those are just a few reasons why your Menlo Park, CA home needs window coverings. Visit our showroom to explore your options. Or call us now to set up a virtual design consultation.