hoosing the right window treatments to enhance your new home can feel like an endless and overwhelming decision. There’s a lot to choose from here in Penn Valley, PA: window blinds, shades, shutters, drapes… Sometimes, it’s best to do a bit of research on each to decide what’s best.
Today, let’s discuss thermal drapes and their benefits, so you can decide if they’re a good option for your home.
Spend a Little, Gain a Lot
Sometimes, spending a little more money feels unnecessary. But, when homeowners choose to spend a bit more than they would on store-bought curtains to invest in drapes, they’re choosing to add to their homes in more ways than one:
- Added value. Often, customized drapes are left behind by the homeowner to be sold with the home as an “upgrade/luxury” feature. Drapes, if chosen and designed well, will add to the sale cost.
- Money savings. When a superior product is used—like professionally created drapes, instead of commercially produced curtains—it lasts longer. When something lasts longer, it costs the homeowner less in replacement costs over the years. Professional drapes and valances can last a lifetime.
- Comfort. Think of drapes as the home’s long johns. They keep the space warm and protected from harsh temperatures outdoors throughout the winter. Here in Pennsylvania, this is particularly important—the winters are long and keeping the house cozy takes energy.
- Energy bills savings. Whatever assistance a structure’s windows, doors, and siding can receive to keep the fluctuating temperatures outside from affecting the indoors, the better. Remember that drapes are heavy, thick fabric features that will act as an additional layer, trapping the cool or hot air in much the same way a double or triple pane window does.
- Sound protection. Thick fabric helps to dull outside noises, so homeowners and their families can sleep more soundly and enjoy time together without distraction. This protection goes both ways, too. Perhaps someone in the home plays drums or listens to the radio loudly—the neighbors won’t appreciate it if they’re forced to listen. Add drapes to the bedrooms and/or the noisiest rooms.
- Versatile options. When thermal drapes first became a window treatment option, there were only a few basic colors. Now, they’re as versatile as are paint colors for the wall.
- Privacy. Some homes are situated very close to main roads, parks, golf courses, or neighbors; sheer curtains won’t cut it to provide privacy. Layer thick, customized drapes over the stylish sheers so you have the option for discretion when needed.
Of course, drapes look great paired with interior shutters, window blinds, and shades in Penn Valley, PA homes, too. Here at Blinds & Drapery Showroom, we have it all. Call us if you’re ready to improve the look and comfort in your home. We can be reached at (610) 853-0900. Not sure what you want? Our showroom is located at 1247 W Chester Pike, Havertown, PA 19083—come speak with our experts and check out various options to generate ideas for your space. We can’t wait to work with you!