If you live in an older home with older windows, then you’re likely aware of how much heat you lose through them every winter. If you’ve noticed that your windows have condensation, that they freeze, or that they’re significantly cold to the touch, then you are most definitely losing heat and should replace your windows. In a perfect world, you’d just that, but at Half Price Drapes we know that many people can’t afford to do so. That’s why we’re here to provide a few other options. Choose … [Read more...] about Losing Heat Through the Windows but Not Ready to Replace Them? You Have Options
At Half Price Drapes we’re always keeping up on the latest in drapery trends. After all, it’s our business! Lately we’ve seen a lot of designers recommending Roman shades to their clients. We love these and other types of shades, so we’re on board, but we’ve also been wondering: Why are we suddenly seeing more sales in this arena? In the process of answering this question, we found out some interesting facts about Roman shades. The origin of Roman shades As you may have guessed, Roman shades … [Read more...] about Why Are Designers Recommending Roman Shades to Their Clients?
Some people live in areas where the closest neighbor is miles away. Others can see right into their neighbor’s houses, and their neighbors can see into theirs. We’ve all likely had the sensation of walking down some street, in some town, and looking in people’s windows. It’s not that we were staring, but simply looking around, when something terrible happened – a person in the home caught our eye. It can feel humiliating but it can also lead us to think – shouldn’t they have had their … [Read more...] about What’s the Policy on Leaving Curtains Open When Neighbors Can See Inside Your Home?
As the new year begins, it’s time to consider the trends of 2016 and what’s coming in 2017. You can expect that Half Price Drapes will keep you updated on emerging trends, but first we must say goodbye to 2016. Here are a few of the design trends that the professionals claim are headed on their way out for 2017. Too much brass Some designers have referred to 2016 as the “year of too much brass.” They’re saying that brass is going to stay in style, but it will no longer be popular to decorate … [Read more...] about Did These Decorating Trends Have Their Final Hoorah in 2016?
If you’re in the market to buy a home then you already know it can be both exciting and stressful. At Half Price Drapes, we wish that everyone could find their dream home but in most cases that’s simply not a reality – which is why it becomes so important to understand what to overlook and what should be a deal breaker. Here are some of the things that we don’t think should prevent someone from buying a home. The colors on the walls If you walk into a room that’s painted a color you don’t … [Read more...] about Looking to Buy a House? Don’t Let These Flaws Stop You
Everyone wants to ensure that their children are safe in their own homes, but not all parents realize that window treatments can be a serious health risk. In fact, according to one study, almost 300 children were either killed or catastrophically injured by window cords in the timespan between 1996 to 2012. Though newer window treatments don’t typically include cords, there are still plenty of homes with older corded window coverings. Here are some ideas on how you can keep kids safe. Prevent … [Read more...] about Are Your Window Treatments Childproof? Learn How to Make Sure They Are