Building A New Home – Consider Your Window Treatments Now

Dec 08, 2023

Decide what type of window treatments you would like before the drywall stage

So you’re building a brand new home? At what point in the construction process do you bring in a window treatment expert? It’s never too soon to bring in a window treatment expert; particularly if you’re going to be opting for Motorized Window Treatments. Our designers will meet with you to discuss your goals for each space. After that meeting we can create a plan for you so you don’t move into your home with no privacy and/or paper shades. 

What is your taste? Do you want a more formal room with floor to ceiling drapery? What function does the room need? Privacy from neighbors? Or are you focused on light control? What about motorization? Do you want Alexa to control your shades?

The majority of these decisions should be made before the dry wall goes up.  

If you want your window treatments to be mounted inside of your windows, then we need to meet with you at the beginning of your home build. We have certain specifications that we can pass onto your builder to ensure that you have plenty of room for your blinds or shades to be mounted. Motorization is another important consideration. Power sources and panels can be added far more easily during the build than after the home is completed.


Integrating Motorization at the Build Stage is Key

Motorized window coverings may not be on your radar now, but if its ever something that you may want in the future, its a lot easier and far less expensive to add the power source before the drywall is added. Having window treatment motorization capabilities is a selling point for your home and does increase the home value as it is seen as a luxury upgrade.Motorized window treatments is such a big trend right now that we guess it will be an expectation for many homeowners moving forward.

Motorized window coverings are most commonly powered by three different ways: hardwired, plugin, or battery operated. Hardwiring motorized window treatments is the best way to have motorized window treatments in your home. The window treatments operate quickly and easily with little to no maintenance. Learn more about smart home and motorization.

Talk to your Builder.

Touch base with your builder. We partner with local builders throughout Chattanooga, Greenville, Asheville, Cashiers and the Knoxville areas to ensure that their clients have a great experience and the expertise they need to make the right decisions for their new homes. It’s important that your window covering specialist has experience with working along side home builders so that the window coverings compliment the builder’s or architect’s designs. Window coverings should not be an afterthought and should not only be grouped into the home decor category. Several different types of window coverings are seen as permanent fixtures like plantation shutters and wood blinds. These window coverings are considered an upgrade by many estimators and can increase the value of your home.

Budget and Cost

When building a new home, you know that you will need some sort of window covering after you move in. They are essential for privacy and light control. By bringing a window covering expert, like High Country Drapery Designs, into the conversation early, we can give you an estimated budget and plan for your window treatments.

Our goal is to help make this process as painless as possible for both the homeowner and home builder. We are with you every step of the way from selection to installation. You’re building your dream home and we would love to help you do just that.

Contact High Country Drapery Designs today to learn more about how best to integrate window treatments into your build plan. 

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