Busted! Don’t Believe These Window Treatment Fashion Myths!

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Window treatments play a vital role in enhancing the aesthetics of a home. Your choice concerning blinds, shades or drapes can either add a wow factor to your home or leave you questioning your choices and considering them an expensive mistake. However, by working with a window treatment professional, you will be able to fulfill your desires and find the window fashion that suits your tastes. 

Unfortunately, while working on finding window treatments themselves, people give in to hearsay and the several misconceptions that exist. As a result, they opt for treatments that don’t match their tastes and are filled with regret. At Masonside Blinds & Drapery, we want to help you find treatments that you love. To ensure you find options that match your taste and help you steer clear of any misconceptions related to them, we have debunked three of the most widely believed window fashion myths.

Myth 1: Motorized window covering is an expensive feature.

Like any product, in its initial stages, motorized window covering used to be expensive because the technology was new and few users opted for the feature at its inception. Now with innovations and economies of scale, the most common feature such as rollers has seen a drop by as much as seventy-five percent in cost. More innovative features like Bluetooth capability cost less than one hundred dollars and you can use technology at optimal cost to operate your window coverings from your smartphone.  

Myth 2: Drapery is outdated.

Before the growth of blinds and shades in the mid-seventies, draperies were used for light control and privacy as they drew across the window. With the advent of blinds, draperies almost disappeared as blinds now performed the function of drapes. Drapes have now made a come-back as a classy extension of your window covering. They act as an embellishment panel at the side of a blinds treatment to soften the look and add a dash of color and pattern to the room.

Myth 3: Bathroom windows are standard fixtures, and not much thought is required while designing them.

One of the biggest mistakes made while designing window coverings is not recognizing the challenges and opportunities of designing bathroom windows. Designing them is usually an afterthought to the total window design exercise in the house and presents its own set of challenges. For example, not taking cognizance of the small scale of bathroom windows may cause you to overdress them and this leads to a gaudy look. Another problem is that moisture from the shower steam can be trapped in some window treatments and makes the bathroom appear musty. Window covering experts recommend installing PVC shutters to fix moisture collection issues. Apart from not warping or retaining moisture, PVC shutters give a grander scale and presence to a small window and are easy to wipe and clean.

If you’re looking to steer clear of myths like these and benefit from our wealth of experience in custom window treatment and covering needs, reach out to Masonside Blinds & Drapery.

As experts in drapery and custom window treatments in Muskoka, ON, we have the style and selections to create that special look reflective of your excellent taste. With over thirty years of experience, we offer a wide range of commercial and residential window treatments that are guaranteed to suit your needs. Our firm has a pulse on aesthetics, design and customer service which helps us to create the environment that you want for yourself, family and friends.

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