We have all heard the phrase, “you get what you pay for.” This couldn’t be truer when it comes to window fashions. Yes, you will be paying more for custom shades. However, you will find that they are an investment in your home’s future. Read on to learn more about comparing retail and custom shades for homes.
First of all, custom window treatments are different from retail shades because they are made to fit your windows, perfectly. Our expert team of designers will come to your home to measure your windows to ensure that they will be an exact fit. You won’t have to worry about standard sized window treatments from a department store hanging over the side of your windows or not covering them all the way. Custom window shades will fit your windows to the 1/8th inch.
Not only will they fit your normal windows perfectly, custom shades are also available to be custom cut to fit uniquely-shaped windows, such as angles, circles, ovals, octagons, and more. Finding window treatments to fit windows of those shapes can be hard when you shop retail. Custom sizing makes custom shades a much better choice for your home.
Next, the difference in the level of quality of custom shades versus retail shades is incredible. All Hunter Douglas window treatments are hand-crafted in a studio by a single person who’s focus is directed, solely, toward your window treatments. It isn’t like in a factory where people are just pressing buttons on an assembly line trying to get through the shift. There are no shortcuts taken or corners cut, only quality craftsmanship. This also applies to the materials used. They are durable and well-made, and you can be sure they will last for many years. This quality also means you get better functional benefits.
When you choose custom over retail, you can be sure that they are going to last. Oftentimes, it may seem as if retail window coverings are best because they are cheaper. However, they are going to deteriorate much faster than custom shades. This means you will have to replace them more often. In the time it would take custom shades to deteriorate, you will likely have to replace retail shades enough times to the point that they end up being more expensive than custom shades. Why put yourself through that extra hassle of having to replace them when you could have a much easier time by just choosing custom to begin with?
Viking Blinds specializes in finding you the best custom window treatments for your home. We do our best to fit your lifestyle, budget, and aesthetic preferences. We offer four Viking Blinds showrooms within the Twin Cities in order to best serve our clientele. They are located in St. Louis Park, Maple Grove, Burnsville, and Woodbury, Minnesota and we proudly serve the entire greater Twin Cities area. Visit one of our showrooms and browse our incredible selection of full-size, operable window treatments samples. If you can’t make it to our showroom, we will bring it to you. Give us a call today and let us help you get started customizing your perfect, new window treatments.