Draperies To Fit Uniquely Shaped Windows

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When it comes to finding draperies for uniquely shaped windows, it can be challenging to find styles that have the right look. With a little creativity, you can select beautiful window coverings that complement the unique window shapes in your home. Here are just a few ideas you can use as you shop for new drapes.

Arched Windows

For arched windows, the challenge is to find designs that work with the natural shape of the top portion of each window. You can have custom drapes made, or you can get creative with your window coverings. Look for pleated, arched window shades to place at the top of each window, and then use traditional draperies to hang below the shades. This lets you use a traditional curtain rod and curtains for the bottom portion of each window while creating a focal point at the arch. Another option is to find decorative curtain hooks, which can be installed into the wall around the arch. Once they are in place, you can hang swaths of curtain fabric from each hook, creating a sweeping design that looks like you had custom curtains made.

Octagonal Windows

Octagonal windows don't necessarily need drapes, depending on where they are situated in your home, but if you prefer to have them covered, you can use a valance hung at the top of each window. Consider a design that is ruched at the bottom to let the shape of the window show through. You can also opt for traditional drapes hung on either side of the window. This is a good option if you have a small room you want to look and feel larger. To maintain privacy and control the amount of sunlight entering the room, pair your curtains with custom-fitted blinds.

Bay Windows

The key to dressing bay windows is to find the right curtain rod to fit your particular space. You can purchase bay window rods from your local hardware or home fashions store. Be sure to measure the window and compare it to the rod before making your purchase. Once you have your rod installed, you can get creative with the way you decorate the window. Select traditional floor-length drapes for a bay window without a window seat, and choose two contrasting colors. Place one color on the two side windows, with the other color in the center for a bold focal point in the room. For a truly dramatic effect, consider placing your curtain rod at the top of the wall instead of at the top of the window, and hang floor-to-ceiling curtains in the room. Use this idea in a formal dining room or living room to create a grand appearance in your home.

You don't have to be afraid of uniquely shaped windows. Look for different colors and styles to make your windows look beautiful, and play around with drapery designs until you find the perfect fit for your home's windows. Visit stores like Park City Blind & Design for inspiration.

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Construction Needs in Times of Disaster

I live in the middle of the desert, so I never thought that flooding would be a problem. However, a few months ago my town was hit with a huge storm. These freak storms are called "Hundred Year Storm" because the chances of them happening are once in a hundred years. Needless to say, no one was prepared for the aftermath--especially not the city sewage system. All this extra water had no where to go, and suddenly, I found my basement flooded. It wasn't a fun experience, but we dealt with it the best we could. Since then, I have spent a lot of time looking into different options for sewage, water lines, and other related things. We're now even looking into building a new house. This blog is the result of my ongoing research.