I’ve always had problems with window coverings. Seems everywhere I’ve lived, the windows were an odd size and the pre-made coverings (which I favour because they’re cheaper than custom) never fit without some additional tailoring. When I saw the windows in my new apartment, my heart sunk. My windows all face south, allowing plenty of sunlight but also plenty of summertime heat. I knew I would need a solar blind in addition to drapes. They are also wide and go right up to the ceiling, which means that the drapery rod would require a centre support that would have to be mounted in the concrete ceiling. Drilling into concrete requires a hammer drill, masonry bits, special screws, and knowing which mount was appropriate for the drapery I was using. I was flummoxed.
It took a weekend for me to say screw it and head to the nearest Covers. (For those who aren’t familiar, Covers is a Canadian franchise specializing in window coverings and bed linens). Except for the ready-made drapery which I had already purchased, Covers is providing AND installing all the other window coverings, including the dreaded ceiling rod mount. It was with a sense of relief that I left the store, knowing all was taken care of. I could get used to this.
Because I know you now have a burning interest in windows, here are two that I think are pretty stellar: