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When I decided to upgrade my house, I realized that it might be wise to invest in high-end windows. In my first home, I bought cheap windows, which created drafts and made it hard to clean. Fortunately, by the time I became a second-time homeowner, I knew what to look for. I looked for windows with ultra violet light protection, tilt and swing cleaning features, and a hydrophobic coating that would repel water. You wouldn't believe the difference it made. Check out this website to learn more about windows and the features that can simplify your life each and every day.

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The Benefits Of Ordering Custom Drapery

In most cases, buying drapes means heading to your local department store and taking a look at all the curtain options. You pick one you like, take the drapes home, and hang them up. There is nothing explicitly wrong with this approach, but it is definitely not the only way to go about getting drapes. In fact, if you can afford to spend a little more, having drapes custom-made tends to be a far superior approach. Here are some benefits of ordering custom drapes instead of selecting generic ones from a shop.

You can have them made the perfect length.

Have you ever brought home drapes, hung them up, and realized they were too long or too short? Adjusting the height of the curtain rod can help in some situations, but you can only raise or lower it so much. When you instead order custom curtains, you can have them made to the perfect length. Hang your curtain rod exactly where you want it. Make a pencil mark on the wall where you want the ends of your curtains to fall. Then, measure the distance between the rod and your mark. This is the length you want to have your curtains made.

You can have extra width added.

When you buy curtains at the store, you usually look for ones that are labeled as suitable for the width of your window. Often, they are wide enough to cover the window, but what if you want them to look a little fuller, either when closed or when pulled back? When you custom order your drapes, you can have them made a little extra wide so you have more material to work with. 

You can choose the perfect pattern to suit your home.

Maybe you're looking for burgundy drapes, but you want them to have a hint of white somewhere in the pattern. Or perhaps you're really insistent on finding a small pattern with blue and yellow in it. When you order custom drapes, you're not limited to the 10 or so options that the average store has. Most custom drape shops have hundreds of materials to choose from, if not more. You may even be able to buy your own material and send it to them to have drapes made from it. The possibilities are endless.

Buying custom drapes can make all the difference to the appearance of your room. If you can afford to splurge on custom drapes, go for it. Contact a company like Gallery Window Fashions to learn more.