When you’re getting ready to have replacement windows installed in San Jose, CA, you will need to take your existing window coverings down so that the windows company can remove your old windows and install your replacement windows.
However, once you take down your existing window coverings, you will probably discover that they are faded or damaged. You won’t be able to imagine putting them back in place with your brand new replacement windows.
So, now you will be looking for new window coverings that will complement your new replacement windows. What kinds of things should you keep in mind as you’re shopping for new window coverings?
First, you want to think about why you had replacement windows installed and why you chose the particular styles of replacement windows you chose.
If you had replacement windows installed to bring more natural light into your home, then you don’t want window coverings that will obscure or dim that light. So, you might want to consider window coverings, like window blinds or window shutters, that give you maximum control over light filtering.
If you had replacement windows installed to add more energy efficiency to your home, then you want window coverings that will add another layer of energy efficiency to your replacement windows. Cellular (honeycomb) shades and window shutters are two of the most energy efficient window coverings you can buy.
Another thing that you should keep in mind as you shop for window coverings is a budget. Just like you set a budget for your replacement windows, you also want to establish a budget for your window coverings.
Having a budget for window coverings accomplishes two things. First, you don’t spend more than you want to spend. Second, you can streamline your window coverings shopping by having window coverings stores show you items that will fit into your budget. There is no need to look at dreamy high end window coverings if you truly can’t afford them.
You got replacement windows to increase the curb appeal and add value to your home. They should be the star and your window coverings should play supporting roles.
If, for example, one of your new replacement windows is a picture window, then you chose that window because it allows you to have an expansive view of a beautiful vista outside your home. You will want, then, to choose a window covering that doesn’t get in the way of that view. You may want a window shade that rolls up completely when it is open, so you have a completely unobstructed view out of your picture window.
Replacement windows don’t just beautify the outside of your home. You chose the replacement windows you are having installed to upgrade look and feel of the inside of your home as well. Therefore, when you’re choosing new window coverings for them, you want them to enhance the new décor and theme that your replacement windows are the centerpiece of.
Your new window coverings should add vibrancy and color that seamlessly integrates with the rest of the furnishings in your home. While you can use window coverings as an accent to the existing colors or styles you have in each of the rooms of your home, you still want to make sure that they fit with the replacement windows you’ve chosen and they don’t clash with wall colors, furniture colors, and floor colors.
So, when you’re having replacement windows installed in your home, be sure to keep these ideas in mind when you’re choosing new window coverings for them.