The Benefits of Made to Measure Curtains and Blinds

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Buying ready made curtains direct from a chain store or other high street retailer can appear cost effective, but often you're compromising as the 'standard' curtain sizes may not be the ideal size you need. If you have a radiator beneath the window you're buying curtains for, than ideally the curtains should be just long enough to tuck them behind the radiator. This keeps the heat on the right side of the curtain when closed, otherwise the heat would be wasted being trapped between the curtain and window; making your home less energy efficient.

Getting made to measure curtains alleviates this as your curtains are made to the perfect length and width. Some people also like their floor length curtains to fall around an inch short of the floor to ensure they hang well. However other people like their curtains to be an inch or two too long so they drape slightly on the floor to combat drafts. Whichever way you like them, getting made to measure curtains is the perfect solution as windows, doors and ceiling heights come in all different sizes, unlike off the shelf curtains. Buying curtains direct from an internet supplier is often cheaper than high street retailers too, as their over heads are lower so savings can be passed on to their customers. Buying made to measure curtains online will take maybe a day or two longer to be delivered than the standard sizes would have taken, but a couple of days wait isn't the end of the earth.

Blinds too come in a variety of sizes from many retailers, and some styles such as roller blinds can easily be cut to size. Other styles such as Roman blinds or hardwood blinds are not so easy to cut to size, so getting made to measure blinds in these styles is far easier than trying to cut them to size by yourself. Made to measure blinds with a blackout material are perfect for children's bedrooms in the summer as any parent knows it can be difficult getting a young child to sleep during the long summer evenings. Black out blinds also extend the dark hours in the mornings too, when young children have a natural ability to wake up with the sun. They also have better thermal qualities throughout the winter too.

Both curtains and blinds do have an impact on the fuel efficiency of your home. Over or undersized curtains and blinds can allow heat to be lost through doors and windows, where as properly fitted curtains and blinds can actively prevent heat loss. Choosing thermal or reflective materials can further increase efficiency, so make sure you check what fabric options are available when buying made to measure blinds or curtains direct from an online supplier. Spending a little more could save you money in the long run.

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This article was published on 2011/08/10