The industrial look is quite popular. Craft breweries and restaurants are moving into warehouse-like spaces with brick walls, high ceilings with exposed stainless steel beams and vents. We love this look but have frequented some establishments that could be enhanced aesthetically, and functionally, by blocking out some mid-afternoon sun by adding curtain sheers over floor-to-ceiling windows. Don’t get us wrong - we love natural light but one particular brewery was blazing-hot at 3:30 in the afternoon because the sun streamed directly through the windows, increasing the temperature in the room and nearly blinding some customers. Adding simple sheers on curtain tracks would be an easy and affordable solution. And let’s be honest they would probably get more mid-afternoon business which would help pay for that investment.
For the curtain track, you have several options depending on your space. One idea is the 3120 Extra Heavy Duty Curtain Track. Made for heavy applications, this track can be used in lofts or other spaces with high ceilings and is compatible with the 7140 Double Wheel or 7146 Short Snap Carriers. Another option could be the 84004 Ball Bearing Carrier Curtain Track. This ceiling mount aluminum track accommodates smooth rolling ball bearing carriers and is available in white, silver or black. Each space is different so it is important to choose a track that will work for the appropriate application, including the height of the ceiling and weight of the curtains being used.
Once you have selected your curtain tracks and curtains, don’t forget the curtain wands! Our wands are available in 36, 48, and 60-inch lengths. Each wand (also known as a baton) has a clip-on end for easy attachment to the carrier or curtain and makes the opening and closing of tall curtains a breeze. Plus, using a curtain wand will help keep your curtains cleaner, allowing them to be used for a longer period of time.
Adding curtains will not take away from the ultra-cool industrial look of your space, they will enhance it, especially when you select the very best curtain tracks, hardware, and curtains. Contact our friendly customer service team and we will gladly help you enhance the overall look of your space.
We hear a lot about curb appeal and how it is important for homeowners looking to sell their home. Realtors and even HGTV stress the importance of an attractive entryway, nice landscaping, and making sure even the littlest details are take care of, like the paint isn’t chipping around the front door.
GAINING NEW CUSTOMERS
Having nice curb appeal is also important for store owners and restaurant owners. According to the National Restaurant Association, there are 1+ million restaurants in the United States. That means restaurants have A LOT of competition. And while the quality of the food is of the upmost importance, with restaurants on every corner, getting new customers in the front door of the restaurant in the first place can be a challenge. This is when curb appeal is especially important.
We found this image of a restaurant owner who we think, did a great job with their curb appeal. Not only do they have welcoming bistro tables outside the restaurant, they also have an awning to give their establishment a quaint look. To top it all off, their windows have fantastic, eye-catching patterned curtains hung on curtain tracks. We are unsure if these curtains are on a ceiling mount curtain track or a wall mount track, or if they are plastic or aluminum. Regardless, the end result is very nice!
If you are a restaurant or retail owner and are looking for ways to create a great first impression for new customers, as well as returning ones, we suggest taking a fresh look at the outside of your establishment. Look at it with wide open eyes as if you were looking at it for the first time. What would you think? Is it welcoming? Then ask yourself, “What can I do to enhance the curb appeal?” Whether that be new signage, fresh landscaping or curtains in your windows, small changes can mean big results with customers.
"Say Yes To The Dress" is a popular tv show on TLC featuring women trying on dozens of wedding dresses. Everything from simple under-stated dresses to lavish, over-the-top gowns are tried on as each woman strives to find the perfect one so they can "Say Yes To The Dress"! If you haven't seen this show, it really is quite entertaining. One of the things we have observed over the years is bridal salons have spacious changing rooms but rarely will you see a door. Our best guess is that this is most likely to avoid a several thousand dollar gown getting accidentally smashed in the door as the bride-to-be tries to close it to get changed. This is when curtain tracks come in handy!
TIME TO CHANGE
There are many curtain track options when it comes to changing rooms. Curtain-Tracks.com customer, Tracy Burke, owns bridal shops NY Bride in Charlotte, NC and Syracuse, NY used the 3118 curtain track and 7130 double wheel curtain carriers in her bridal salon. The 3118 curtain track is made of silver anodized aluminum with satin finish and is available in either 8 foot length plus 4 foot length or two 6 foot pieces (12 feet total). It mounts on the ceiling and no mounting brackets are required. The 7130 nylon wheel carriers allow for an easy opening and closing of the changing room curtains and works well with the 3118 curtain track. Whether you own a bridal salon, a large retail store or a boutique, adding curtains to your changing rooms can soften the entire look of your store.
HERE TO HELP
If you are looking for advice or ideas for your business, we would love to help! We have assisted countless store owners with their design challenges and can help you select the track system and drapery hardware that is perfect for your situation. Give us a call! (888) 434-7444
As a retail clothing business owner, you pride yourself on offering high quality items and exceptional customer service to every customer that walks through the door. The competition is tough so you want to create an experience that when people are shopping, whether it's for an outfit for a job interview, or maybe something to wear for a special date night, they think of your business. When they come to your store, you want the experience to be as pleasant as possible. That includes creating a dressing room area your customers will talk about (in a good way) even after they have left your store.
We work with many retailers who use our Alumninum Ceiling Mount Track for their upscale dressing rooms. It is a strong aluminum architectural track with a hand drawn system designed for hotel, commercial, or residential use. Not only are these tracks strong, they are also powder coated and lubricated for smooth operation. This versatile track can also be suspended using suspension brackets and track adapters and is great for ripplefold curtains, grommets, or drapery pin hooks.
NOW THAT'S FANCY
When retailers want to create a private, high end feeling dressing room, they add quality, lush fabric for their curtains. And if the store has a high ceiling and uses plenty of fabric for the dressing rooms like in the image below, the entire area feels even more upscale.
TAKE IT UP A NOTCH
If you have a retail store and want to create a dressing room area that all of your customers will talk about, give us a call! We would love to help you create a luxurious dressing room space.
TIME TO RELAX
We have had the pleasure of working with business owners in a variety of settings. Our products have helped retail establishments create trendy changing rooms, complete the look of a display window, and conceal unsightly beams. Recently, one happy Curtain-Tracks customer and business owner created a massage room in her home and used curtain-tracks and accessories to create the serene space. She used our Extra Heavy Duty Track because it has a thicker top wall for added support and our Large Double Wheel Carrier. She added eclipse curtains for their room darkening and sound absorbing qualities, which are available in a variety of lengths.
In addition to the many businesses we already mentioned, Curtain-Tracks products can be seen in retail establishments such as nail spas. Curtain tracks and sheers can soften the look of a retail space, creating a more serene experience for the customer. Simply add them along a wall in front of spa chairs. For those businesses with drop ceilings like the one in the photo below, there is an easy solution: simply use the 6155 Clamp which eliminates the need to drill holes and allows for easy changes in design. The drop ceiling clamp allows for attachment to the metal parts/frame of the drop ceiling and the 6151 cartridge allows the carriers and hooks to connect to the clamp. Add the 6100 Flexible Curtain Track and you can decide to use the track in a straight line or curve it by hand.
WHAT'S IN STORE IN 2018?
Our products allow business owners to enhance or completely transform their retail space as they would like without costing an arm and a leg. Can we help you and your business in 2018?
STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD
There is a lot of competition in the retail world and oftentimes, it can be difficult to stand out from other stores. Creating and maintaining a trendy store that’s just a little bit different than the next one can be a challenge, especially when you don’t have a lot of space or a huge budget. We believe Curtain-Tracks is your answer! We have one suggestion that is affordable but impressionable: create a stylish and sophisticated dressing room.
STYLISH AND SOPHISTICATED
When creating your dressing rooms, consider using quality fabrics that are more than just pretty colors. With a little something extra, like a pattern, or a texture, curtains can give a soft, stylish look to a dressing room in a retail space. We have a large variety of colors to choose from and are confident we can match just about any color palette. If you want to be absolutely certain of our colors before you make a purchase, you can always call us to request a sample. We’d be happy to send you a few so you can feel good about your order.
We take great pride in providing quality products that are sturdy and reliable. Our 84003 track, for example, is made from strong aluminum and is a great option for your store. If you have a corner of your store where you would like to add a dressing room and need a track that is flexible to fit a unique space, our 6100 curtain track is perfect for the job. All of our tracks are sturdy AND stylish, so no matter what tracks you choose, you are guaranteed quality.
ONE MORE THING
Once you select your curtai tracks, don't forget the hardware and acccessories to complete the project, like our ball bearing carriers (try 84100 that come 14 to a bag). With all of the opening and closing of the curtains your customers will be doing in your new dressing rooms, sturdy craftsmanship is especially important. Our products will pass this test time and time again.
If you have been contemplating adding or upgrading your dressing rooms in your store but don't have much room, or want something just a little unique, look no further! Give us a call and let our experts guide you through the process. 1-888-434-7444.