There are so many reasons people choose to have curtains or blinds within their home or business. Here at Curtains House Singapore, it’s important to us that our customers and clients get the best advice when purchasing window curtains or window blinds for their homes or businesses. Below is our general advice on what are the first things to consider about a suitable set of curtains and blinds. If you have to decide whether you should get curtains or blinds for your home and office, you can look at our article on how to decide between curtains and blinds.
Factors To Consider When Choosing Curtains And Blinds
Privacy and Security
- In Homes
The most important thing to consider when buying curtains and blinds is the level of privacy and security. A Day Curtain provides the least amount of it as it is usually made from a sheer fabric to allow a soft filtration of light in. It adequately blocks out the harshest daylight glare, while still brightening up a room. You can customise the type of fabric used that will be more opaque than translucent to offer more privacy.
- In Offices
Blinds, especially roller blinds, are more often used in offices because they are easy to use, are highly practical in just providing privacy during meetings, and do not require much maintenance. It’s single sheet of woven fabric comes in many different colours to add to the aesthetic of the office and allow minimal light and maximum privacy.
They are great for reserving privacy or to blackout a room for presentations with a projector.
Some people may skimp out on premium to luxury fabric or materials used for their window curtains and window blinds, and that’s because they may only need it practically. Aesthetics may not matter. As such, curtains and blinds do not have to be expensive, and there are ways to save money when buying curtains and blinds.
As most people require both day and night curtains in their living room and bedrooms, we also designed the most affordable curtain packages in Singapore. The day and night curtains in the price package are still custom-made and made-to-measure to your windows, and customisable to your preferences.
Installing curtains and blinds can help save on energy bills because they prevent from your home or office heating up too quickly. They also provide heat insulation in colder weather.
As such, you don’t have to switch on your aircon at a lower temperature and wait for it to cool down your space for too long. Alternatively, in homes where there is central heating, it does not have to be switched on too high to warm up a place.
- Increases the value of your home
A little-known fact is that homes can be sold at a higher valuation or even appeal to tenants because there are curtains and blinds installed.
Taking into consideration that curtains and blinds can help cool down a Singaporean home or office space. Stepping into a home that’s too warm could turn off your clients simply due to a sensory psychology. Tenants might also be thinking if they have to fork out extra money to improve their space on top of all the other rental costs.
A space also appears more appealing when there are curtains or blinds to complete the look of the space. After all, it’s not called soft furnishing for nothing.
Cleaning & Maintenance
As curtain coverings and blinds are near the windows, it definitely does help trap dust and prevent your home or office from becoming overly polluted. However, it means that they also need some maintenance.
Softer, cheaper curtain fabrics can be washed frequently, and they are often compatible with washing machines. However, more expensive and luxurious fabrics might require dry cleaning.
Blinds are usually easier to maintain especially Wooden and Venetian blinds. As they are made from PVC or timber wood, they simply need a dusting or wipe down to refresh it. Roller blinds are also waterproof, which makes them easier to clean and requires low-maintenance.
It’s important to keep window coverings as clean as the rest of your property. There is often a lot of dust in a home so having curtains means you can keep your coverings just as clean as you would anything else. Curtains can be laundered and vacuumed so they’re also easy to keep clean and fresh.
Temperature and Light Control
It is needless to say that curtains and blinds help to control the amount of light and to a certain extent, the temperature in your home and office.
Pairing a day curtain with a night curtain can help to allow light in when needed, and then close off for privacy. Darker fabrics are also more adept at absorbing light and heat.
If you are looking for the perfect control over the amount of light you let in your home but still aesthetically pleasing, consider Korean Blinds. Korean blinds are one of the trendiest blinds design in Singapore right now. They are loved for how you can adjust the height between each horizontal panels of the Korean blinds, to provide you as much light filtration and privacy as you want. The way it moves is also quite fascinating. They also come in many different colours and designs as a versatile fit to any room.
Another thing that one might not consider is how they are more so useful to prevent glares over shiny surfaces such as your TV or computer screen. Installing curtains or blinds provide you that added benefit too.
Fabric and Colour
The beauty of curtains and blinds is the variety available to potential buyers. There are so many fabrics, colours, styles, shapes and prints for everyone. The only problem you’ll come across is trying to choose just one of your favourites! Curtains and blinds can brighten up a room with a pop of colour, or keep it neutral but add a cosiness and style to a home or office.
Some of the most popular window coverage comes from silk, velvet, linen or faux silk as they are the most luxurious materials.
Length & Lining
When looking at linings or lengths for your style of curtain be sure to measure each window in turn, taking care to ensure you determine how high above the windows you want the curtains to sit. For example, if you want to hang panels above the window it’ll give the room an appearance of being higher than it is. Designers recommend you hang curtains around 6 – 8 inches above the window frame in order to give this kind of effect.
Shopping for curtains or blinds shouldn’t be a chore, nor should it be difficult, it should be an enjoyable experience. Here at Curtains House Singapore we make the process even easier for you by tailoring the perfect choice of curtains and blinds to meet all needs.
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