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As we embrace the cooler weather and shorter days, we pause and we think: "The Holiday Season is just a couple months away...aways away..." And, before you know it the Holidays are here! It's that passing thought that has all of us at Knight's thinking that September is the month to BE HOLIDAY HOME READY. You'll arrive FASHIONABLY EARLY with our Timeline to Success.
Six-to-Eight Weeks . . .
Custom draperies set the stage to intimate gatherings, framing the window and completing the decor theme, but - YES! You will have to plan on six-to-eight weeks from the time you place your order and that doesn't include the time it may take to select your fabrics and trims.
Please include in your six-to-eight week timeline: Custom bedding, decorative pillows & throws, valances, roman-fold shades, upholstered headboards and reupholstery too. We are placing Shutters in this time frame also as depending on the type of Shutter, you'll want to allow anywhere from three-to-eight weeks.
Four-to-Six Weeks . . .
Custom Area Rugs
Our own Jimmy Jewell is hard at work creating a custom area rug. Our area rug collections are varied and do include quality wools and wool blends in today's traditional and trending area rug patterns. We are also able to provide customization to our broadloom, aka wall-to-wall carpet selections, designed with contrasting patterns & colors, cut to the the size you prefer with many choices of banding to finish off the edge.
PLEASE ALLOW FOUR TO SIX WEEKS
Arches, Eyebrows, Angle-Tops, Ovals.... Your Specialty-Shaped Windows may require a template of the opening, making for a longer turn-around time to complete.
You'll want to add extra time - up to a week on installation for any patterned floors.
What's on your Holiday Home Checklist?
All it takes is a little pre-planning to Be Holiday Home Ready, and at Knight's we strive to do just that for our customers - keeping to schedules, and allowing a little extra time for a smooth transition to new interior coverings. Yes, we've got you covered with complimentary consultations for all of the quality products our Showroom has to offer and free sample check-out too. Are you feeling a little stressed over managing your own timeline to Be Holiday Home Ready? We provide professional project coordination and have a list of local reputable sources, complete with contractors, designers and services that bring a wealth of knowledge to your interior renovation project.
All of our timelines are to be used as a guide and do not take into account backorders, inclement weather, or other unforeseen circumstances.
Contact us today on any questions you have on creating your personal 'Be Holiday Home Ready' Timeline & Enjoy!
Recently we were called by a client to remove and reinstall her window treatments that we had done a few years back as she was having her windows replaced. During our initial appointment she mentioned that the window "expert" told her: "Once you replace these windows, you won't need these drapes".... Say What!!! Okay, okay I am thinking maybe he just doesn't like custom draperies. Whatever his preference in window coverings, it certainly has ignited a spark to this blog: The Last Step To An Energy Efficient Home.
Sure, you've replaced the windows, given up the water heater blanket for a tankless system, set the thermometer to 68 degrees, swapped out the light bulbs while reminding the kids for the umpteenth time to turn off that light! and, you've even considered radiant heat flooring, but what's the common denominator to The Energy Efficient Home?
Common Denominator #1 The Rules
We do love this quote: "No rules, no right or wrong, just what you think is beautiful" and if you're at this stage in the renovation, certainly the window coverings must be considered for keeping the heat in or keeping the heat out of our Energy Efficient Home, which brings us to Rule Number One - Layering.
Layering - An Essential Guide to Insulating Windows
We're running hot and cold - maybe a t-shirt for today, and, then I better bring a sweater, a scarf, a hat.... you know the routine. That same way we think of our daily wardrobe is also the way we should dress our windows. With layers! Layering the windows brings us the ultimate to an Energy Efficient Home. The question must be asked then: What are your windows wearing? Let's start with the foundation, fondly referred to as Rule #2
Common Denominator #2 The Foundation
The "foundation", simply put, is the shade, the blind, the shutter, the practical application that allows light, light filtering, light blocking, privacy, color, style and presents so many possibilities for our Energy Efficient Home by insulating the window. How do you know the window covering is insulating? ASK FOR THE R-VALUE, which leads us to our next question.
What's an R-Value?
Ahhhh, we are assured, by this chart, that the layers at the window do increase our energy efficiency. Okay, we proved our point (insert wink) and we're moving on with our energy-efficient window covering foundations, yes, foundations, the starting point to great design.
Common Denominator #3 Layer With Drapes
We've offered up a few "foundation" ideas to start with and now for the grand finale...
The Drapery! Nothing finishes the window like a custom drapery. From the pleat style to the luxurious folds of the fabric, it's the lining that creates the energy-efficient drape. Consider quality thermal or black-out linings and be sure to select a color for those street facing windows that coordinates with your home's exterior.
An uncovered window wants to be covered. Will any combination do?
This much I know is true, We Love Drapes!
With a fully-lined custom drapery you expand the options of your foundation window covering, (aka: common denominator #2), as the drapery becomes the major insulator - sheery, open weave fabrics become an option. Think back to when sheer drapery panels were combined with a full drapery all set-up on a double traversing rod. A practical solution for its time that gave you the fully exposed view through the window when both drapery pairs were drawn, filtered light when the sheers were closed and so on. With today's technical advances in window coverings, one shade will do it all and the drapery? The drapery is the finishing touch that completes the room, and there we have it "The Last Step To An Energy Efficient Home".
Your Fashion is Our Passion, especially when it comes to window coverings and the energy-efficiency they provide. All of the products we've featured can be seen in our Showroom and we're just a phone call away - at (805) 237-1400 - to bringing the Showroom to you. Check out our Promotions Page to download a coupon for additional savings. Thank you so much for following along with us! To see more of our Blogging efforts on everything from the floors on up, there's a 'subscription button' at the bottom of this page.