There is nothing sadder to a window covering professional, then looking at a $50,000 kitchen and dining room remodel - only to see knock off faux wood blinds in the windows. It cheapens the overall look, and happens more than you might imagine. People run out of project money by the point its time to cover the windows, and then adding to the situation - the homeowners are often so frazzled by the re-model's upheaval they say - "what is cheapest." End result, entire design effect is ruined.
Your windows are the source of light and view, and often are a big part of the wall area - and cheap looks cheap - so the atmosphere you had hoped to create is lost. Often people can not even put their finger on why it isn't working, but more often than not it is the choice of window coverings.
Flip through a design magazine and notice the windows - they play a major role in the space. Okay - so rant complete. Now on to the solution:
- Plan ahead and know for the project to turn out well - you must finish well - don't let up and stumble across the finish line.
- If your budget is tight, reach out for a independent local window covering retailer who has 10 or more years experience. Ask this professional to get you the best faux or wood blind product that will compliment the space on a limited budget. If this individual is honest and cares, then they will help you find the sweet spot to finish your remodel well.
- The little bit extra at the end will add a lot to your overall outcome - and generally, the best way to do that is to find a local retailer using a local fabricator - for the quality, price and the personal attention your project deserves.
We would love to help you with your next faux or wood blind project. We would also love to help you approximate your budget for your project - visit our online wood and faux wood blind calculator.