Buying Custom Window Treatments—the Benefits
Purchasing custom window treatments through a Hunter Douglas specialist ensures you really do end up with a custom product. (Getting started is easy; simply go online to find a specialist near you and request a consultation.)
When you meet with a specialist, she’ll ask detailed questions to help determine the best solution for your space based on how much natural light you want to control, how you want to be able to open and close your window treatments, and what you’re looking for in terms of style. And she’ll provide educated opinions to help you narrow down your choices.
The sky is the limit when it comes to custom. You’ll find many more options in styles, colors, fabrics and operating systems than you’d get with ready-made shades and blinds, from the types of folds in Roman shades to wooden blind slat sizes. Plus, you can consider custom shutters and drapery, too. And if you have specialty windows, like skylights or arches? You also have a host of choices there.
In addition, custom shades and blinds may be available with a liner, for enhanced light control—something you won’t find offered with ready-made products.
Your specialist will be able to take you through all the possibilities (which could be hundreds when it comes to colors and fabrics) based on your needs, making the process less overwhelming than trying to figure it out by yourself.
One of the biggest benefits of using a Hunter Douglas window-treatment specialist for custom solutions is being able to see samples in person. While you can get inspiration online, you’ll find colors are truer when you’re seeing them firsthand. An in-person consultation also means you can touch fabrics/feel their textures, see the details in woven woods, understand the differences in opacities, and just generally get a better sense of what will best complement your room.
A Perfect Fit
Ready-made blinds and shades are mass-produced to fit a limited number of standard window sizes. Chances are, your windows might be taller or wider than standard options.
Buying custom and using a Hunter Douglas window-treatment specialist ensures your blinds, shades, drapery or shutters will fit your windows exactly. That’s because your specialist will take care of measuring, ensuring everything is just right.