A lot of homeowners rely on window treatments to spice up the look and feel of their interiors. But before you know it, buying window treatments for your entire home can sometimes feel like a splurge – especially if you have several rooms to fix up.
Learn three ways you can save money on window treatments.
1. Drapes or Curtains: Decide on What You Really Need
Drapes and curtains are two different types of window treatments. Knowing the difference between the two means you’re getting the right window treatment for your needs, and you’re not spending excessively on the wrong products.
For starters, drapes are usually more expensive because they are made of heavier fabrics than curtains. They also have a lining since they are intended to block out light during the day and keep the heat inside during the colder months. Curtains, on the other hand, are generally less expensive because they are made of lighter fabrics, and they have no lining.
Keep these things in mind when deciding on the rooms that should have drapes and those that would be fine with curtains. This way, you won’t have to purchase drapes for your entire home.
2. Install Energy-Efficient Windows
If you want a long-term and eco-friendly solution, you can’t go wrong with energy-efficient windows. Made with Low-E (low-emissive) glass, this type of window reflects heat during the warmer months, letting in only as little heat as possible. Preventing too much heat and glare from entering your home, it effectively reduces your need for window treatments.
3. DIY Your Window Treatments
Get creative, and make your own curtains. For example, if you have a large collection of scarves, you can stitch them all together and create a colorful window treatment for your home. You can also recycle or upcycle old fabrics and trimmings.
Renewal by Andersen® of Boise guarantees quality products and workmanship. If you’re looking for pros to install new windows, call us at (208) 501-8361, or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.