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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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We are your local Hunter Douglas Dealer in the Des Moines area

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, December 6, 2019


What Are Smart Glass Windows?

What Are Smart Glass Windows?

We now have smart cars, smart appliances, smart beds, smart doorbells, smart toilets, and yes, even smart glass windows. Well, hold on to your curtains, Batman, because smart glass windows are nothing short of amazing. You can ditch your curtains altogether. Since smart glass goes from transparent to opaque at the touch of a button, you won’t be needing them anymore. 

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019


Prepping Your Windows for an Iowa Winter

Prepping Your Windows for an Iowa Winter

Every winter seems to bring a bit more brisk to the air than the year before, especially here in the Des Moines, Iowa area. Even if the sun is out and shining, there's still a chill in the air that makes you want to cuddle up in several blankets until you can feel all your fingertips and toes again! Especially here in Iowa, where the cold is no stranger during winter. Even in a heated home, there are still ways for the cold to creep in and make it slightly uncomfortable throughout the day (and night, especially). Your windows have a lot to do with the temperatures inside your home! There are several ways to prep your windows for the winter season in Iowa to keep your home comfortable and not too cold.

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Monday, September 16, 2019


Autumn Weather in Des Moines

Autumn Weather in Des Moines

Here in Des Moines, we know winter weather too well. Thankfully there's a sweet spot right before the snow falls that many Iowanians live for. The weather this Autumn in Des Moines is set to be nice and warm, with just a small hint of rain. Perfect weather for traveling around the great state of Iowa, especially here in Des Moines.

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