When Garrett at Cricket Trailer set out to combine his expertise in the design of small living quarters honed working for NASA on the Habitation Module of the International Space Station with his interest in camping, the concept of an "innovative, lightweight, compact, and flexible small environment" in which to travel and explore was born. As he worked through the design process, it eventually came time to address the need for a toilet and shower in his creative camper. Logically he set out to find the right curtain track that could be used to hang a curtain that would offer privacy and retain water. That's were the relationship between Cricket Trailers and Curtain-Tracks.con was born.
As much of the US endures record temperatures, it seems an appropriate time to remind our customers of an important benefit of curtains – maintaining the interior temperatures in homes and offices. Direct sunlight shining through windows can drastically increase the temperature of a room. By utilizing blackout curtains at certain times of the day to block out direct sunlight can help to insulate the room and reduce the resulting heat increase. This helps to improve the comfort level of the room, as well as save money by reducing your air conditioning costs and energy consumption.
In thumbing through the current issue of Departures magazine, I came across an interesting article about Airstream travel trailers by Jesse Will. He chronicles a number of interesting facts (some of which are shared below) and it is certainly worth a look if you have any interest in Airstream Trailers, Travel Trailers in general, or RVs. Here is some of the history shared about the iconic manufacturer of the unmistakable aluminum skinned trailers:
We always like to get feedback from our customers to help us understand what we are doing well and where we need to make improvements. While some companies are afraid to acknowledge anything negative, we confess that we do get the occasional complaint. Sometimes the issue is our fault, sometimes there is an issue with Fedex or USPS with the product in transit, and sometimes the customer makes a mistake in placing their order. Regardless, we do our best to tackle these challenges and work hard to satisfy the customer. More times than not, customers usually only invest the time and energy to contact us after the sale if there is an issue or problem.
It is always fun when our products get to make cameo appearances in television shows and movies. Since we do know drapery hardware but don't know acting, this is about as close to Tinsel Town as we are likely to get. The set designers for The Good Wife on CBS recently purchased curtain tracks to be used in an upcoming episode of the popular TV show.
Here is a preview of the first episode of the Man Card Crew home improvement show that should be begin airing in the Chicagoland area soon. Curtain-Tracks.com provided the curtain track hardware and curtain panels to conceal wall shelving units and overhead storage shelves suspended in the center of the room above the main light fixture, allowing for an interior look despite being a garage. By covering these storage areas, the designers can hide what is typically an unsightly mess on storage shelves with a simple and inexpensive curtains option. The use of curtains also provides flexibility since they don't take up the room a standard door or wall may require and provide easy access to the full span of the shelves. Small curtain panels also provide accents along the back wall, helping to soften the look and make it feel more like a den than a garage.
We hope to see several of the first few episodes of the Man Card Crew be aired soon in the Chicago area. Curtain-Tracks.com supplied curtain hardware and curtains for Episodes 1 and 3. In the video below, you will see the design overview and computer generated graphics of the media room design for Episode 3, transforming a pink sewing room into a top shelf media room and man cave that anyone would be happy to call their own. In the video (at the 1:00 minute mark), you will see and hear mention of the Curtain-Tracks.com blackout curtain made of Eclipse light blocking fabric that is hung from 88001 privacy curtain track to provide a removable divider that can prevent light from entering via the stairwell and help reduce noise from media room back into the other floors of the home.
We like for our customers to periodically review the content we add to our Blog, as it helps explain aspects of curtain track installation, inspires new design and decorating ideas, and helps to develop a relationship between our company and our customers. As a thank you for your visit to our blog, we are going to let you in on a little secret. Curtain-Tracks.com is offering 10% off on all orders that are processed using the following coupon code during checkout: Mem11
I confess that I can't recall ever hearing a joke about curtain rods despite drapery hardware being the focus of our business. I mean, how funny can drapery hardware be? So when this one hit our email box this weekend, we got an extra laugh from it and decided we ought to share it with our readers. It's certainly tame, so here goes...