When choosing the right curtains and blinds for your home, it always pays to invest a little more. The extra dollars often translate to extra aesthetical points, ease of cleaning, quality of fabrics, materials and tracks as well as added safety for all-around comfort and peace of mind.
Not only do curtains and blinds frame windows, but they also frame the overall look and feel of a room as they set the mood for the place. Cheap curtains bring forth poor finishing with unsightly wrinkles and folds, adding clutter to a room. These days, it is worth it to invest in modern curtains that come with curtain shaping technology that results in smooth flow and elegant drops of material for a sleek addition to any room.
2. Fabric longevity
While it is tempting to scrounge on cost when it comes to fabrics, cheap fabrics do not withstand wear and tear as well and will require replacements more frequently resulting in more money spent in the long term. Quality fabrics will not only last longer, and thus be more sustainable on the pocket and the environment, it adds an air of regality to any space for furnishing choices that stand out.
3. Quality of tracks
It’s not just the eyes that benefit from quality blinds and curtains – your ears will thank you too. Cheap and flimsy tracks make for distracting clatter each time you pull or draw your curtains/blinds, so choose wisely. Quality tracks provide smooth, silent opening and closing each time.
4. Smart connectivity
For a touch of chic, most curtains and blinds these days are equipped with wireless control features that allow you close, draw, pull and/or open from the convenience of your smart phone. Motorized systems make for fuss-free change in ambience, all from a touch of your screen.
If you’re looking to invest, here are the three main things to consider:
Choosing a high thread count or superior material always pays off. Rough finishing not only become an eyesore, but it is also less comfortable to the touch. Quality finishing will elevate the look and feel of any room.
Traditional shutter curtains and blinds with long strings and hanging parts can pose danger to young children. Look for well-engineered curtains and blinds with safety features pre-installed.
3. Light Control
Never have to choose between light or privacy again as was the case with traditional curtains and blinds.
ALTEX™ Top-Down-Bottom-Up (TDBU) blinds
New technologies like ALTEX™ Top-Down-Bottom-Up (TDBU) blinds concept allow floor to ceiling ranges with movement coverage that’s as flexible as your lifestyle. Lower the top for natural sunlight while having your privacy well under wraps or lift the bottom for views of your home grounds. ALTEXTM TDBU paneled segmentation also means different windows can have its own amounts of coverage and privacy, exactly to your comfort.