Category: Buying Window Treatments

No one enjoys finding out at the cash register that the perfect item that you’ve picked out happens to cost way more than you thought. So we’ll use this post to hopefully help you avoid sticker shock when shopping for custom window treatments. With the disclaimer that retail prices vary significantly by market, we’ll categorize each product line and will provide a ballpark price range for each line. For exact pricing, contact your local Skandia dealer.  

One factor worth considering as you’re weighing the various options for your custom window coverings is energy efficiency. Energy efficient window coverings can provide significant savings on heating and cooling costs. And who doesn’t want to reinvigorate their home with beautiful custom window treatments, while also reducing their utility bill in the process?

Ok, so you’ve decided that you absolutely have to have plantation shutters in your home. Great! But with a wide variety of shutters to choose from, how do you know which shutter is right for you? One of the most important decisions that you’ll be faced with is whether or not you should purchase wood shutters or vinyl shutters. This post will take you through some of the criteria that you may want to consider before deciding on one or the other. As with the choice between wood or faux wood blinds, there is no bad decision, but there certainly is a best decision for your specific situation.

Purchasing custom window treatments is a process, and one that can be intimidating to the first-time buyer. We’ll quickly provide an overview of how the process works, without necessarily getting into specific product recommendations (we’ll save that for other blog posts).

When shopping for custom window treatments you will be faced with the decision of whether you want to purchase from a big box store or from an independent retail dealer. The big box channel is much, much different than the dealer channel. As such, your expectations should be different. What should your expectations be for the big box channel? In short, you should expect a lower quality product that is not necessarily intended to be the perfect solution to your custom window coverings needs. Below we explain exactly why this is so.