Saturday, August 21, 2010

Ottawa - Why are custom window treatments so expensive?

I often get asked why are custom window treatments so expensive?
For one, the number of individuals who sew professionally has diminished. Therefore, the waiting list as well as the value for such work has its corresponding time and cost.
On the other hand, most people are not aware of the time and experience each product needs. Sewing is not a quick process, and fabricators make an hourly wage just as much as the next guy. It is the amount of time as well as the rare skill that makes up the major cost of custom window treatments. Also, the fabrics really do set a custom window treatment apart.
Decorator fabrics start at about $20 per yard and can go into hundreds for top-of-the-line, exquisite custom window treatments. Custom window treatments have their prints positioned professionally in order to center them on sections or create repetitive patterns.
So, you must imagine the amount of fabric that goes into custom window treatments - it's quite a lot. While major companies cut their costs and yardage by choosing solid polyester fabrics and inexpensive percale linings, custom window treatments gear away from cheap mass production toward quality products that will last many, many years.

For more information contact:

Donna Robichaud
Custom Draperies and Design
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
At Donna Robichaud Custom draperies and design we specialize in Custom Draperies, Curtains  and Design serving the Ottawa Valley from , Perth, Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, Almonte, Arnprior, Stittsville and Kanata.