Hold-On! Made-To-Measure Curtains Vs Ready-Made Curtains?
by KAY CHARA
When would you look for made to measure curtains? How do I know what and where to measure? Questions. Questions & Questions.
Well, if you prefer to have a beautifully proportionate windows framed by well-tailored curtains, you will need to read on.
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1. When your windows have a height exceeding standard height such as 6 feet (or 72 inches or 180cm).
How do I determine that you might say? For most windows, the frames of the window are well below the ceiling at least by a good 2 feet.Some however, have more or less, and by installing the curtains from the ceiling down, you will most likely be able to obtain a professionally draped look as you have just created an illusion of height that will compliment your home or office better, i.e. having a better visual space for the particular room.Most interior decorators or curtains specialists will recommend ceiling to floor height for best outcomes.Should you agree to have such a height, most likely you will have ended up with curtains exceeding 9 feet or even 12 feet by today’s standards.Measurements can be taken with a measurement tape of at least 9m length, or using an electronic measurement tape.
2. Another very valid reason why you will need to have custom-made or made-to-measure curtains is because most commercial curtains do not have the same design in more than 10 sets.If you have large sliding doors and windows, you will require more than a single width size of 4ft, or 5ft, and it is quite likely you will have much difficulty to find the exact same fabric for these.
In a medium sized home, it is quite likely there will be a sliding door and at least 2 windows in the living room. If you are very lucky, the quota of commercial curtains, if not already taken by someone else, you might be able to find a design or color that you may like and something that fits the sizes that you may be looking for.
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Even if you are in a hurry to get the windows covered, I would suggest that you obtain a temporary covering whilst the custom ordered curtains are being done. You will be delighted to learn that there will be services offered by the interior decorator near you that will help to give you some privacy for your windows whilst they prepare the curtains you need.
In such cases, not only your investment will be worth more than the money you spend, it will also look much better as custom made curtains have proper seams and joins and drape beautifully as curtains specialists will ensure they hang beautifully from the selected accessories such as rods, curtain tracks and/or even roman blinds. The latter items may also be an additional headache for newbies if you are not familiar with them. Leaving these to the experts most likely will save you both time and money, not to mention costly mistakes.
The difference in pricing may be just a small amount, so do take time for a quote to be done or just speak with your nearest curtains specialist.
3. When you wish to have something different to match your home or office/space or when you need to create a certain type of ambience for the environment. For example, you need to create a grand velvety drape for a restaurant backdrop or even having a plush velvet for your AV (audio-visual) room to cushion sound vibrations. Or perhaps you will need a blackout curtain that will block off 100% of heat and light in the room. Such effects are easily achieved by just looking through the library of a curtains specialist near you. These specialized fabrics are just some of very basic functions of made-to-measure curtains for your projects. There are many more types of fabrics that cater not only to just covering but will help you achieve almost any type of ambience that you may like to achieve. All you need is to pick up your mobile phone and dial your nearest neighborhood curtains specialist.
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