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How Should I Budget For Home Window Treatments?

It's smart to create a budget for yourself when it comes to home improvements. Whether it be a large project or a small renovation, it's important to stay within your financial means. If you're thinking of buying a home, just bought one, or plan on fixing your current home up then you more than likely already have one of these budgets set up. Some parts of home renovation have different steps and require a bit more attention to detail, so you don't wind up spending more money later and throw yourself entirely out of the budget. A significant example of that kind of renovation is home window treatments.

Staying in your budget is essential but so is the quality of what you're putting in your home. With home window treatments, quality is vital. Be future-minded when making your choices since this is going to be an investment in the long run. An example of an upfront cost is around $1500 for several window treatments may seem steep, but it backs quality that can last up to 20 years. This versus a much lower cost of roughly $500 that can only give you that desired quality for a quarter of the time. The old saying quality over quantity rings right here, investing in the additions in your home will pay off.

It also matters how many windows will be receiving treatments. If you plan on doing every window in the house, this can put a dent in the budget. Or worse, it could make that cheaper option a whole lot more tempting. Don't do it! The best things to do is take it slowly and do one room at a time over time. Though it may not be your ideal way of renovating, it will keep you within budget and still let you have the quality you deserve.

To break it down, each window treatment in your home will cost between $450-500. This is the average cost, not the cheapest or the most expensive by any means, but a general idea of what to expect to take out of your budget. Again this is why it's best to do specific windows at a time rather than treating every window in the home. There's are all kinds of different options, designs, and styles to choose from that you might even want different ones in the other rooms! Give yourself time to decide what looks best and where all while staying in your budget.

Brightline Blinds can help you find the perfect blinds that are just right for your home and your budget. Contact our office today! 

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BrightLine Custom Blinds offers a large selection of custom Hunter Douglas window treatments, including sheers and shadings, honeycomb shades, shutters, horizontal blinds, vertical blinds, Roman shades, roller shades, and woven wood shades.

We serve all the Des Moines metro area and surrounding communities including Altoona, Ankeny, Clive, Granger, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, West Des Moines, and Waukee. Please contact us, and let us know how we can help you.

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Pirouette Blinds & Shades

Pirouette Blinds & Shades

Adding outside mount Pirouettes helped create consistency and transform this space, with a simple change.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

How Should I Budget For Home Window Treatments?

How Should I Budget For Home Window Treatments?

It's smart to create a budget for yourself when it comes to home improvements. Whether it be a large project or a small renovation, it's important to stay within your financial means. If you're thinking of buying a home, just bought one, or plan on fixing your current home up then you more than likely already have one of these budgets set up. Some parts of home renovation have different steps and require a bit more attention to detail, so you don't wind up spending more money later and throw yourself entirely out of the budget. A significant example of that kind of renovation is home window treatments.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Sleep well with blackout shades

Sleep well with blackout shades

Sometimes a good night's rest is hard to come by. Especially when it's the weekend and the only thing you want to do is sleep in, but the sun comes up, and soon enough your room is lit up, and you're wide awake. Thankfully there are always advancements in home comfort that can help with little problems like that — introducing the blackout shade! Now sure most of us have known people who have them or even had one/some at one point; but do you know all the uses and benefits to having a blackout shade installed in rooms throughout your home?

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