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Picking Up the Pieces After a Flood

Dealing with serious flood damage at home is not the end of the world. And most importantly, it does not have to cost you an arm and a leg to get your home back into living condition again. In fact, you may find (like I did) that recovering from a flood gives you an opportunity to improve the look and feel of your home overall, and even to implement design options that increase the value of your property. I spent about a year fixing up my place after a pipe exploded while I was on vacation, and literally ruined everything inside from the flooring and walls, to my photos and important paperwork. So, I figured I could help others "pick up the pieces" and create a bigger ad better lifestyle at home by turning a flood situation into an opportunity, instead of dealing with it like a crisis.


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Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Buying Indoor Drapes

by Scott Gordon

Your home's interior decor is a reflection of your personal style. Drapes are one of the easiest ways to add a touch of luxury and sophistication to any room. So when they're worn out, they can make your home look dated and in need of a refresh. But with so many different fabrics, styles, and colors to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start when shopping for indoor drapes.

To help you make the best decision for your home, here are are two common mistakes homeowners make when buying indoor drapes.

Not Taking the Correct Window Measurements

One of the most important things to do before shopping for indoor drapes is to measure your windows. You'll need to know the window's width and how long you want the drapes to hang. These measurements will ultimately affect the price and style of the drapes you choose.

In fact, most indoor drape service companies suggest that you leave at least a few inches on either side of the window to ensure that your drapes look proportional. Longer drapes will also look more luxurious and elegant, so if you have the height, go for it.

In addition, don't forget to measure the height of your windowsill. You'll want to make sure that your drapes hang at a comfortable level so you can easily open and close them. This way, you'll get the most use out of your indoor drapes.

Choosing the Wrong Fabric

When it comes to indoor drapes, there are a variety of fabrics to choose from, which is why many people make this mistake. Each type of fabric has its own unique properties that can affect how the drape hangs, how much light it lets in, and how easy it is to clean.

For example, heavier fabrics like velvet will block out more light and provide more insulation. These types of fabrics are ideal for bedrooms or media rooms where you want to create a cozy, intimate atmosphere. On the other hand, lighter-weight fabrics like linen or cotton are perfect for living rooms or kitchens where you want to let in more natural light.

However, if you live in a humid climate, avoid drapes made of natural fibers like linen or cotton. These fabrics are more likely to absorb moisture and become wrinkled. Instead, go for synthetic materials like polyester or acrylic.

If you have pets, you'll also want to steer clear of delicate fabrics like silk. Pets can easily tear through these materials, leaving your drapes in tatters. Pick a sturdier fabric like velvet or canvas instead.

For help exploring your options, contact an indoor drape service such as Miniblinds & More - Window Fashions.