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How to Buy Curtains For a New Home

One of the most exciting parts of buying or moving into a new home is diving into the décor. Curtains are one of the main parts of home décor that can make a statement to your visitors and even from the outside, of your personal style. A new home offers a unique situation for many

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Window Sizes Guide for Homeowners

These days windows can come in a variety of shapes and sizes, making it increasingly difficult for homeowners to fit their windows with appropriate window treatments. While there are still plenty of common window sizes used in homes, design details may mean the curtains you want are still not standard. Well, take a brief look

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What is a Window Treatment?

Whether you are updating the décor of your existing home or moving into a new space, one of the first things that many people look at is their windows. A window treatment simply refers to the design elements used to dress up a window. These include the placement and design of fabrics, the location of

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Why Are Custom Drapes So Expensive?

Custom drapes are totally the way to go. You get to select your style, your size, your cut, and your fabric. You can make a decision based on your own creative ideas or to match the walls and furniture. Custom drapes mean customer service, tailored to your desires. But why are custom drapes so much

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How to Clean Custom Curtains

You went all out and designed the perfect curtains for your home. You ordered those custom drapes and you paid those custom prices, but now what? They’ve been hanging on your windows and they look great, but let’s face it – they need to be cleaned! Getting those custom drapes created and installed is one

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What Do Custom Curtains Cost for an Average Single Family Home?

You want custom curtains, but you’re not sure about the price. In fact, you’re totally worried that you can’t even afford to look at your custom options. Toss that worry aside. Remember, there are many determinants that can play a part in custom curtains. Emma Custom is here to help make the best choices for

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Are Custom Curtains Worth It?

Drapes are the final piece to designing any room. Think of it as the cherry on top, they are the final touch to your masterpiece. Having the perfect drapes can make or break the total design in your room. The best possible way to get the best outcome is to order custom drapery. The simple

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Installing Custom Curtains Part 3: Mounting Hardware

Hello again! Following up on last week’s post on what tools you’ll need to your custom drapes, I wanted to discuss mounting hardware. You can hang drapes with curtain rods, track mounts, curtain wires, hooks, tension rods… then you need to think about finials, curtain rings, mounting brackets, and a million other things. How do

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Installing Custom Curtains Part 2: What Tools Will I Need?

Hi all! Following up on last week’s post on installing your custom drapes, I wanted to dig in a little and discuss a few more topics. This week, let’s talk about tools and hardware. As I mentioned last week, I probably went to the hardware store three times each day I spent on hanging my

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Installing Custom Curtains Part 1: How Long Will This Take?

Everyone loves the thought of a cool, DIY project for their home… right up until they discover it takes way longer and is much harder than they thought. For example, it took me nearly three months to install and duct a range hood for my kitchen, because I kept putting it off after it was

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