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window coverings:
ADDING interest, texture,
and value to a hOME

OCTOBER 15, 2019
Photo Courtesy of Milton Blinds

Whether for decoration or privacy, upgrading your window coverings can add interest, texture, and value to a home. When it comes to making an upgrade to your window coverings, there are several things to consider. 

We spoke with Vikki Rozon, Owner of Milton Blinds to give us some guidance on the topic.

  1. What are the primary benefits of investing in quality window shutters/blinds vs going to a local home store and self-installing?

At Milton Blinds, we offer complimentary in-home consultations that allow us to guide customers to a window covering solution that works best for their needs.  This may be light control, privacy, functionality, décor value, energy efficiency, resale purposes.  Hearing the customer’s needs allows us to ensure the boxes on their checklist are getting checked off. 

We also provide check measurement services.  We measure different ways for different products, along with the depth and check to see if a window is square.  Often it is not, but our expert installers know how to adjust for this.  Different blinds, shades, and shutters require either inside or outside mount installation and there are quite a few framing applications along with different brackets, screws, child safety mechanisms and more.  When working with Milton Blinds, there is no guessing, we make all these decisions for you.

Everything we sell is made to order, meaning that is will fit perfect for your window.  NO extra slats, or improper fitting of a blind and an operational style that you choose.  This may be standard controls, continuous loop, lift and lock, cordless, motorization.

2. Are there any advantages/disadvantages to blinds vs. shutters?

Blinds are at a lower price point and have many textures, colors, and control options to choose from.  Most are light filtering and are simple in design.  Smooth, sandblasted or wood grain looks are available.

Shutters come with a 25-year warranty, are timeless and provide energy efficiency, room diming and a crisp, clean, timeless look.

Both offer different things depending on what is priority for your window covering to have:

    • Resale value
    • Durability for tenant living
    • Décor value
    • Temperature control

Sleekness for uninterrupted views when not in use

3. What are your quick tips for keeping shutters clean and maintain their condition?

One of my favorite tips is to use a fabric softener sheet for dusting shutters in the winter months when the air is dry and perhaps a bit more static.  This helps with deflecting the dust from landing and will increase the time between cleanings.

4. What are the current trends in window coverings?

Shutters remain to be popular however zebra blinds are one of the trending shades, along with roman shades are making a come back.  Anything with motorization is intriguing many customers as well, offering luxury.

Zebra blinds are two layers of fabric that slight over one another in strips of fabric and sheer.  They are super low maintenance, sleek and simple and available with continuous cord loop or motorization.

Roman shades offer a teardrop style when in the up position and flat-panel pleats when lowered, with a colossal selection of designer fabrics to choose from.

5. Do you think a style of shutter/blind has more impact on the resale value of a home? 

Absolutely! 25-year warranty, virtually destructive shutters are proven to increase the resale value of your home.  With no chipping, cracking, peeling, fading, waterproof and fire resistance it is a well known and admired product.  Shutters merry well with all decorating styles.

Other blind or shades are best to keep in neutral colors which will appeal to the masses for preparing your home ready for selling.

We also offer parts, should you want to just repair a couple blinds, shades or shutters when staging your home.

You are welcome to visit our video library with more tips, tricks and trend information regarding window covering and learn how which way your windows faces does play a factor in choosing the right window coverings for your home, learn about top-down/bottom-up options, automation, child safety and more.
https://www.miltonblinds.com/video-tips/

 

If you are local to the Halton Region in Ontario, Milton Blinds is your custom window covering company that strives to compliment and accentuate the aesthetics of your home while meeting your lifestyle needs.

“Enjoy our “shop at home” service, where they can bring samples of a wide variety of window covering products, for coordination with your existing in-home dècor, furniture, and lighting”.

For more information on Milton Blinds visit www.miltonblinds.com

At Nesting Effect we understand the costs associated with selling a home. To keep staging costs to a minimum, we suggest keeping and using as much of the homeowners’ belongings as possible.

 

Where needed, we will provide replacement suggestions for furniture, decor, fixtures, and home upgrades. Our clients also receive high-level recommendations to help increase the salability and attract more buyers or renters. This allows you and your clients to control where the money should be spent.

 

Do you have an upcoming listing that needs cost-effective step-by-step staging support? Contact Nesting Effect at info@nestingeffect.com or visit nestingeffect.com to learn more.

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