When starting the remodeling or redecorating process in your home, you may not notice the huge differences between custom treatments vs. big box store products. But before you make any big decisions, we encourage you to slow down and consider what you really want for your windows — in this moment and for years to come.
Your home deserves special treatment, or window treatment(s) in this case! 😉 Not to knock on our big box competitors, but it’s important for you to know what you’re really gaining by going custom. In this article, we’ll walk you through a few perks that come with taking the custom route.
Custom vs. Big Box Store: Why Custom Always Wins
When choosing treatments, it’s easy to get caught up in price from the get-go. Home improvement is expensive enough as it is, so chasing the lowest price tag seems like a bright idea! This may be the right mindset in theory; however, there’s more to price than meets the eye.
Big box store prices may be more inexpensive initially, but take a second to think in terms of longevity. If you have to replace treatments every few years or spend money often to repair them, you absolutely aren’t getting the best deal in the grand scheme of things. Custom treatments may be an investment, but it’s one that most certainly pays off. Quality counts!
The topic of warranty also speaks to the longevity of a product. When choosing to work with Windows Dressed Up, you’re purchasing so much more than a product. Our company can act as a resource for you throughout the life of your treatments.
We’ve assisted customers with warranty repairs on products that are five to 10 years old! Customer satisfaction is our game — when you choose to work with us, you get us for the long haul.
Do you have a very specific vision for your home? Or, do you find inspiration through the exploration of different choices? Creating custom treatments comes with the beauty of options.
If you’re buying through a big box store, your treatment options will be somewhat limited. These companies cater to the masses — this makes for a great business model, but kind of takes creativity out of the equation.
Go custom, and get exactly what you want. The custom process is a candy store of colors, fabrics, operations, sizes, and materials galore. You can bet that you’ll end up with a more unique product than the ones you’ll find walking into a store.
We Love Drama
Are draperies your thing? If the answer is yes, you’re in good hands. Windows Dressed Up is always ready to go bold and elaborate. Let’s have some fun! 😄
As you can see in our other Design Tips articles, we totally geek out over the possibilities of fabric window coverings! If you do too, we’re up for the challenge; from unique pleat styles to valances and everywhere in between. If sleek and streamlined is more your style, we’re more than happy to accommodate in that way as well.
The Perfect Fit
If your windows are a little wonky, you definitely want to call on some additional expertise. Big box stores make products that typically only fit standard-sized window openings. This doesn’t pose a problem for those who have windows that measure up; however, If your home features windows that aren’t so standard, custom work is pretty imperative.
A couple of things we pride ourselves on here at Windows Dressed Up is our attention to precision and succeeding at one-of-a-kind creations (among other things 😉). In our opinion, homes should be designed with intentionality down to each and every detail. Bring your unique window measurements to us, and we can create treatments that fall within ¼” of that size.
Choose custom, and you’ll gain so much more than just stunningly beautiful window treatments. By opting to work with experts, you’ll also cash in on valuable design perspectives, styling advice, and general consultation throughout the process.
Making over your home has enough pressure associated with it — no matter how you go about it, you can expect to make pretty permanent and/or binding decisions and shell out quite a bit of cash along the way. If you want to stay confident and clear-headed during this process, it can be so helpful to have support throughout. Windows Dressed Up can be your guide — we’re always just a call away!
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We want to win you over long before your window treatments are finished and beautiful. Do you have questions or concerns about pricing, process, or styling? Give us the opportunity to help out when deciding custom vs. big box store products. When it comes to custom treatments, design choices, and anything window-related, we want what’s best for you and your home! ☎️