FAQs Answered by Blinds & Shades by Martha
Some of the most common questions we receive relating to the window blinds, shades, shutters, and draperies are:
Q. Which is the best types of window treatments to have?
A. There is no "best" kind, although there may be choices that are better suited for your individual needs. It's a good idea to find out what your goals are and what you hope to achieve. Is beauty the main priority or window insulating capabilities? Do you have pets and small children that would eliminate traditional blinds as a possibility because of the cords? How much light or light control do you want? By working with Blinds & Shades by Martha, we can discuss your options with you and determine your best options during the free Shop at Home consultation.
Q. Am I supposed to have the same type of window treatments in every room of the house?
A. This is entirely up to you. The only time it may not be is if you reside in a historic registry home or have strict HOA guidelines that would dictate otherwise. Generally, it's up to the homeowner and this just depends on whether you want a uniform look throughout the house or want each room to have its own personality.
Q. What's the best style of window covering for light and privacy control?
A. You have a few top choices for maximum light and privacy control. The window treatment that delivers the most in this category would be shutters. Its louver and slat system is what helps make this possible. Window blinds are a fairly close second. Anything other than that, there are pros and cons to each of how well they work for light and privacy control.
Q. Which types of window dressings are best for insulating windows?
A. Again, you have a few good possible selections for better window insulation. One of the best candidates is honeycomb or cellular shades. They are designed with window insulation in mind. Tied for a close second would be heavy draperies and shutters.
Q. How expensive is installation?
A. The good news is that, by working with our company, installation is free. In fact, our initial consultation, measuring, and installation are all at no cost to you. With other companies, installation can become quite costly. In fact, they may show you surprisingly low prices on the products and then get sticker shock from the actual cost of the installation.