Warm Up Any Home

by Nov 19, 2019Staging Tips, Updates

Baby, it’s getting cold outside!!

A sure fire way to warm up any home is with well appointed window coverings!

One of the most important design elements in terms of how a home “looks” and “feels” is window coverings.

Yet, windows are often the last item on the list when decorating a home and can even get overlooked in the initial budgeting and planning stages, especially when the homeowner is not working with a professional.

Whether you are redecorating, renovating or building a new home it is very important to budget for window coverings in the beginning of a project to avoid frustration and disappointment as you are nearing the end. If an appropriate allowance is not estimated in the early stages this could put the project over budget or prevent completion and those paper shades will only do for so long!

The way I see it, the challenge is really two-fold:

The average homeowner does not know where to begin when it comes to “dressing” their windows and not all interior designers are anxious to offer assistance with window coverings because this is a specialty that requires a great deal of expertise, time & attention as well as outside resources.

Also, many times either due to improper planning or “surprises” projects can go over budget and window treatments may no longer be affordable; even though they are usually a necessity. As a result many homeowners look to outside vendors or big store chains to get the job done after the furnishings and accessories have been installed.

This may not result in the designer finish most homeowners are looking for and it may not necessarily save you money in the long run.

Fortunately there is a simple solution!

Working with a professional who specializes in window coverings allows a homeowner to have the visual of a complete home design and budget for the project from beginning to end. At Upstaged, where design is our passion, we specialize in all types of window coverings from custom draperies and shades to plantation shutters; offering the latest technology in solar powered as well as WiFi full home motorization. We would love to hear how we can help warm up your home for the holidays and for years to come!!

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Often told by her clients that she was ‘born to do this’, Marchese has taken her more than fifteen years combined experience in interior design, decorative painting and real estate and created The Upstaged Home – an innovative business that takes a holistic approach to getting a home ready for sale. ...read more

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