Custom Window Treatments and Accessories

Frequently Asked Questions

Why  Custom Window Treatments ?

Many of us have experienced purchasing off the rack or out of the package window treatments such as curtains, valances, table cloths or bedding accessories. They may seem economical but they never quite fit your style, color or vision. Besides, most off the rack treatments are unlined, consist of low quality fabrics or are poorly constructed. Purchasing  these products only leads to re-purchasing again and again every 3 to 5 years, if not less!

They do not withstand the harmful affects of sunlight  (fading) and are poor insulators. They arrive in shrink wrapped packages, are  wrinkled, distorted and in many cases the panels are all different  lengths!  We’ve all been there, but you pay for what you get.

A well made window treatment should fit perfectly, should be exactly what you ordered,  add beauty and style, and can help insulate from cold or heat. Custom window  treatments will be what you had envisioned, hold up for many years, add value to  your home and will essentially end up saving you money while satisfying your own style and needs!

Why  choose Draperies, Etc ?

I create personal  relationships where I will fully understand each client’s style, desire and needs

I incorporate your style and ideas with my knowledge of the proper materials for each setting. 

I own and operate  industrial machinery geared specifically for drapery weight fabrics.

I am particularly  experienced in producing all types of draperies. Whether pleated, tab top, grommet or rod pocket in design I construct all draperies in my own work shop. I do not send out. Accurate measuring, cutting and detail to attention are  vital. I have (over the last 10 years) constructed hundreds of drapery panels. Your drapes will fall  perfectly, open exactly to your window size and in some instances, serve as an insulator to weather or sound.

I offer construction of top treatments such as cornices and valances as well as accessories such as pillows, bed  skirts, tablecloths and more to complete you expression

I can provide you  with quality fabrics and other related materials and very reasonable prices

I provide detailed estimates and sketches before you begin.

Where  do you begin?

First, we will start with a free initial in home consultation. This is a no pressure appointment. We can meet at a suitable time to fit your busy schedule and get to know one another. At this visit, I can physically look at your windows, get an idea of your style and  colors and take some measurements.

At my next visit, I can show and suggest appropriate fabrics and trims. I can also supply you with sketches of your and my ideas and some pre-estimates at a nominal fee. (This fee will be deducted from your bill after the job is complete). Sketches and estimates can take many hours to  produce, but are a necessary step in creating the proper end result. We want to be on the same page. This is where my renderings will help.

Next, once you decide on a fabric and design, and all of materials are collected, I will begin construction. If you desire to supply your own fabric, which is known in the industry as C.O.M. (customer’s own material), I will supply you with a list of yardages needed for all of your fabrics and trims based on the design.

This is how easy and affordable it is to have Custom Window Treatments in your home!