What’s the first thing you do when you’re planning a major, or minor, home remodeling project? If you’re like most American, you probably spend a few minutes researching on the Internet before heading off to a big box retailer like Home Depot or Lowe’s for supplies. But wouldn’t the whole process be a lot easier if you just bought everything you needed for your remodel online?
Far too many of us are reluctant to purchase larger items from web retailers. We tend to think of the Internet as a place to get smaller items like t-shirts and DVDs. There’s a misconception that the shipping charges associated with bigger items like pinch pleated shears would all but erase any saving you might run into. But, believe it or not, most online stores like The Curtain Shop offer a sliding scale for shipping charges that favors larger purchases.
Of course many people prefer to actually feel the fabric for their window curtains in their hands before making a purchase. That’s perfectly understandable, but you might be surprised to find that, unless you’re a fabric expert, that won’t make much of a difference.
So don’t feel like you’ve got to go to the big box for your next big home improvement project.
Change Your House in Just a Few Hours
Are you looking for a high impact remodeling project that won’t send your checking account into the red zone? If you are, consider looking out your window. That’s because the changes you make to window treatments pack a tremendous punch for a relatively low price.
Take a look at your current window treatments or curtains and picture how that same space would look with colorful new valances and swags. You might be surprised at how the impact from that one, relatively simple, change can impact the look and feel of your entire home.
That’s because windows are the natural focal point in most rooms. When you impact the window, you impact the whole room. And when one room is looking great, it carries through the entire house.
It might be a little frustrating, but getting the right window treatments for your interiors is a pretty important task, one that’s worth spending some money on. But if you’ve lived in rental properties or apartments most of your life, you might not be familiar with what it takes to put together truly memorable window treatments.
Most men, for example, would probably be happy with standard metal Venetian blinds. Those same guys, however, would probably be surprised at how much better they liked their windows when they’re dressed up with colorful swags and valances.
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