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20 Mar 2024

Why Early Planning is Key for Window Coverings


Written by Three Birds Renovations

As you embark on a home renovation journey, it's easy to get caught up in the excitement of selecting paint colours, flooring materials, and furniture. However, one crucial aspect that often gets overlooked until later stages of the renovation process is window coverings. 

Learn how Three Birds Renovations incorporate their window coverings planning from the outset of a renovation project. 

Luxaflex As seen in Episode 1 of Three Bird Renovations House 16 - Erin's Urban Farmhouse.

Whether you're making over a single room or renovating your entire home, considering window treatments early on can save you both time and money in the long run.

One of the most common mistakes we see is renovators not budgeting for or even thinking about window coverings until late into the renovation process. By that point, budgets may be running low, and making significant changes, such as adding power supplies for motorised blinds can be challenging and costly.

Here's why it's essential to prioritise window coverings from the outset of your renovation project:

Integration with Design Plans

Window coverings play a significant role in the overall aesthetics of a room. By considering window treatments early in the planning stage, you can integrate them seamlessly into your design plans, ensuring they complement the rest of your interior décor.

Power Supply and Automation

Luxaflex offers the option of amazing motorised window shades that open and close automatically with the rising of the sun. If you want motorised blinds the electrics for them should ideally be roughed in before the wall linings go on. Leave it until later and you might end up paying twice for a job that can be done once.

Budget Management

Renovations often come with unexpected expenses, and budgets can quickly get stretched thin. By factoring window coverings into your initial budget planning, you can allocate funds accordingly and avoid scrambling to find extra money later on. Early planning also allows you to explore different options within your budget and make informed decisions. 

If you don’t decide on your window coverings until late in your reno, chances are you’ll be out of budget and left with the painter’s drop cloths hanging from your windows as an attempt to block the morning sun. Include them as a line in your budget from the start so that you know they’re accounted for.

Whether you opt for curtains, blinds, shades, or shutters, taking the time to consider window treatments early on will ultimately contribute to the success and satisfaction of your renovation efforts. We recommend visiting your local Luxaflex showroom to explore your design options and confirm your selections as soon as possible in the process.

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