If you have considered upgrading your window treatments, you’re likely also concerned with the budget needed to achieve the look you’re desiring. You want to invest in your home and upgrade your quality of living, but most of us don’t work with limitless funds. Setting your budget can be a challenge, but if you take the time to follow these guidelines, your project can be a success.
First, consider quality vs quantity. If you have a specific look in mind that you want, but it costs a little more, it might be worth the investment now to go ahead and do it. If you aren’t in love with the look of the window treatment, and are already thinking about replacing it in a year or two, you will ultimately end up spending more. Unless you are planning on restyling frequently to update to current trends, spending more on a classic look is probably going to be more cost-effective in the long run. The same consideration has to be made in regard to durability and material costs. It might cost more to fit each window with custom blinds and shades, but you’ll be happy you made the investment when your blinds last longer, include a warranty, and increase the resale value of your home.
Second, how many rooms are your remodeling? Are you going to redo the entire house? One floor or maybe just one room? If you’ve gone through your first steps, and already decided to go with a high-quality option, your budget might be tight to upgrade all your windows in one project. Upgrading 30 windows at $400 each, it’s easy to see how the budget can get out of control. So, if the decision to be made is between doing the whole house at a lower quality vs just a few rooms at high-quality, consider doing just a few rooms, but keep the quality. Upgrade areas where you entertain first, then work to rooms that are not as frequently occupied. Also, be sure to work through this dilemma with your professional. Some window treatment providers will provide discounts for upgrading the entire house, which might bring the cost back in your budget, without sacrificing quality. This brings us to our final, but important step in budgeting for your window treatment.
Finally, choose the right window treatment provider. You should shop around and get quotes from several different providers to see who is providing the best packages. This will give you an idea on the range you are looking for per window. Or, consider hiring a company that can provide all your services from design to installation. You can approach them with your proposed budget, and wish list, and they will do the legwork of figuring out how to make it happen. Window treatment providers who help with design and installation have already vetted the materials, and the professionals who do the installation, to provide the highest quality for your budget.
So, when you are considering your budget to upgrade your window treatments, remember quality vs quantity. Decide how many spaces or windows you would like to have upgraded, and then pick out the best provider, who is willing to work with your budget.
Curtain Design Studios is the best in all these areas. We will be able to provide the highest-quality, with great customer service, and a free custom design consultation. Trust us to help you prepare your window treatment budget.