Your home is your castle, and anyone who has ever decorated their home will know that a room is not complete without the perfect window dressings. Finding the perfect curtains or blinds is hard enough, with so many different kinds to choose from. Do you opt for your heavier, blackout curtains, or do you go for the lighter fabric, to decorate the window more than cover it? With your blinds, do you go for horizontal or vertical? Roller, Venetian, or Roman? Are voiles or net curtains more appropriate? The decision you make can totally compliment your room, or ruin the image you want to project.
Getting past the decisions phase is hard enough, but choosing how you want them to hang is even harder. There are a variety of hanging options available, such as decorative poles for tab-top curtains, or curtain tracks. Choosing which is best for you depends entirely on your needs, your window and your décor. You have to consider:
• Do you have a bay window?
• Would you prefer a manual curtain track, or is a cord or electrical track more suitable?
• Have you chosen a curtain rail that matches the decoration of your room?
• How heavy are your curtains? Can you open and close them manually with ease?
Is it worth you considering employing the help of a professional? Absolutely. DIY may be more and more popular, but a job done by professionals tends to last longer, and be done to a higher standard with fewer hiccups and curse words. You know that by hiring a qualified person that you are getting their knowledge and experience, and with this, the reassurance that the work will be done correctly the first time. What’s more, companies usually have special insurance so that if anything goes wrong of is damaged in the installation project, it is fully covered. Some home insurance policies may not cover you for a DIY mishap.
Before looking for a professional, have in mind what you want to do. You may decide you want to obtain or upgrade blinds for more than one of your rooms. Have a good look at your home, and decide what you plan to do. This way, you can have all the measurements and fittings done as one job, rather than calling them out every time you want to hang a blind or curtain. Maybe you want new curtains throughout, or just a few new curtains, but replacement poles or tracks.
Whatever your requirements, the experts at MyFitter can help. With years of experience in soft furnishing installation, they offer a highly recommended hassle free service.
Contact them before you go shopping in order to make the most of their services; they offer a measuring service, where a professional curtain fitter will come to your home and measure your window. This is to ensure your curtains or blinds will be a perfect fit before you order them, saving you time and money, and ensuring you get the right size. There is nothing worse than estimating what you think you might possibly need, only to find that you have bought the wrong size and have to trail back to the shop and exchange them: it only delays you! If you choose to use this service (which will cost a small fee) and then take up their professional fitting service once your curtain poles and curtains or blinds are delivered, the fee will be refunded if your order exceeds £300.
What is great about MyFitter is that their pricing information is listed very clearly on their website, so you can clearly see where your money will go and roughly estimate what it may cost you before you even enquire.
If you are having blinds installed, MyFitter are qualified in the installation of roller blinds, Venetian blinds, vertical blinds, Roman blinds and even blinds for Velux windows. It doesn’t matter whether you have chosen ‘made-to-measure’ blinds, or selected blinds that will need to be trimmed to fit. The specialists carry tools with them to do this, and have years of experience that enables them to tackle anything that might get in the way, even concrete or metal lintels.
Bay windows often pose a problem for curtains. Some people choose to run a straight pole across the bay, which doesn’t always look very effective, but MyFitter offer a selection of alternatives which are much more aesthetically pleasing. With them, you have the option of hand operated tracks, cord operated tracks, and electrically operated tracks, or, as a complete alternative, decorative curtain poles. These are then bent to specification, allowing them to fit perfectly into your bay window with no ‘bodging’. Every window is different, and because of this, you can ask for a site survey, where the bay window in question will be assessed for its shape and size and anything unusual about it, and you can get advice on which option may be best for your needs. The curtains you choose may also affect your decision; if you choose heavy curtains, you may find a little bit of assistance, either from a cord or an electrical track would be helpful. Your quote will be written up and sent to you, so you can see the fee before you decide. They have a very quick turnaround, and you can expect delivery and installation within 7-10 working days under normal circumstances. Surveys take around an hour, and cost £45 + VAT. This fee will be refunded on orders over £300, so it may be useful to get your full home done at once if you are ordering a lot of blinds or curtains (perfect for new movers).
MyFitter are available for one-offs, or contract work, and have dazzling testimonials. One of their clients had this to say:
“MyFitter offer a really good friendly service. Very professional. We’d definitely use MyFitter again”
A.W from London
For your quick, easy, quote with no obligation to buy, visit www.myfitter.com and see for yourself.