When was the last time you took a good look at your window treatments? Whether you’re moving or just looking to hit the refresh button, it’s important to know when things are out of date and need replacing. Below, we’ve gathered three signs it’s time to replace your window treatments!
Visible Wear and Tear
The first and easiest step to check and see if it’s time to replace your window treatments is to look closely at them for visible signs of wear and tear. If there are any warped or bent slats, the blinds are yellowed or discolored, or you see frayed edges on your fabric shades, it’s time to look for some new window treatments. Also, if you find that your window coverings are difficult or impossible to raise, then they’re most likely past their prime and are quickly deteriorating, a clear sign that’s it time to get new ones.
Out of Style
While we understand that window treatments aren’t always the most exciting home item to shop for, they do play a large role in the overall design and style of your home. Does your home still have the drapes from when the house was built? Then it’s time to rid the house of those neon or plaid curtains that were the hottest trend back in their day. Not only do out of style window treatments make your home look outdated, but they are also most likely worn out and dangerous for your children or pets.
In 2018, The Window Covering Manufacturers Association developed a new window covering safety standard that requires a majority of window covering products sold in the United States and Canada to be cordless or have inaccessible or short cords. They also urged any homeowner who has corded blinds to consider getting new ones. So we highly recommend you look at all of the window treatments in your home and check to make sure that none of them have long and harmful cords that could end up hurting your children or pets. And if you do, it’s time to replace them with a safer, cordless option!
If you know it’s time to replace your window treatments, but aren’t sure how to get the process started – reach out and schedule an in-home consultation with us!