HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT CURTAINS OR BLINDS FOR YOUR WINDOWS


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No matter what kind of windows you install in your home, choosing the perfect curtains or blinds is important. The right window treatment should enhance your home's curb appeal and give you privacy and light control. However, they can only do this effectively if they're well-matched with the type of window they're installed on.

Casement windows, like doors, hinge at the side and open vertically. Since these windows are popular, there are many styles of curtains and blinds to choose from. Roman shades, flat pieces of fabric that fold into uniform pleats when raised, are a common selection for bedrooms or living areas, as they fit neatly over casement windows and provide privacy and great light control. You may prefer a simple roller shade for your bathroom or kitchen, which winds around a roller at the top of the shade when opened, as they're simple, modern, and easy to clean. Bay windows If your home has bay windows, you know what a stunning feature they are. The treatment you choose should enhance their beauty. Keep in mind that bay windows are often shallow, so you should avoid bulky window treatments with large headrails. For example, wooden blinds, which are made of wood slats, will add a cozy, rustic feel to your home while fitting neatly into a small space. Alternatively, easy-to-install cellular shades, which are made of a cloth-like material, can fit nicely in a bay window, and, as an added perk, they're incredibly energy efficient. Picture windows Picture windows are non-operational, meaning they don't open or close. They often look out onto a beautiful view, so this can be the perfect opportunity to invest in curtains. Hang them a couple of inches from the ceiling and extend the rod a few inches past each end of the window. During the day, open the curtains to frame your picture-perfect view. If you're looking for more privacy from your windows, cellular blinds come in many different colours and can be matched to the rest of your home's decor. A trusted window installer in Ottawa Updating your windows can improve the curb appeal and energy efficiency of your home. At Canadian Comfort Windows & Doors, we ensure your new windows get installed in a timely and professional manner. Plus, all our installations come with a 10-year labour guarantee, and we carry a wide range of quality windows. To find out more or get a free quote, contact us today.