Older homes, while having a ton of character and architectural detail, often have small closets and a lack of storage in the kitchen. The reasoning behind the lack of space in these older homes is because at the time, individuals did not own a lot of clothing or have excess food to store. This means these fantastic looking homes need a little modern improvisation when it comes to creating space, like a pantry. Rest assured, creating a space for a pantry is easier than you may think.
To create a pantry, find a small space in your home. The space doesn't necessarily need to be in the kitchen, it can be in a corner in a rarely used dining room, a section in the basement or even in the garage. Once you select your location, buy shelving units to accommodate your items. Use varying heights for your shelves which will help you maximize your space allowing for storage for tall cereal boxes and smaller spaces for canned goods. You can find a variety of shelving units at Home Depot, Lowe’s or The Container Store.
Once you have your shelves put together, add the 6100 Flexible Curtain Track. This flexible curtain track allows for long continuous lengths for curved or angled applications, but can also be used for straight applications. It can be bent by hand to fit your space, meaning it works for even corner spaces. Once you have your track installed, purchase carriers like the 6111 Flexible Curtain Track Carriers. These carriers are white plastic wheel carriers with metal loop and work smoothly with the 6100 Flexible Curtain Track. Once you have your track and carriers, just add decorative curtains. We offer a variety of curtain patterns for you to choose from or you can purchase curtains that are perfect for your home decor.
READY TO GO
Once you have found your space, installed your curtain track, carriers and curtains, all you need to do when you need an item, is simply pull the curtains back. When you have everything you need to make that big family dinner, pull those curtains closed and your pantry is concealed. We’ve said it before and will say it again - curtain tracks can be used for more than just windows. Check out our other blog posts for more creative ideas!
AVOID THE DISRUPTIONS
If you work from home, you probably know that statistics show you are more productive than if you were to work in a large office with several people. The main reason is you *supposedly* have fewer interruptions. You don’t have co-workers knocking on your office door or stopping by your cubicle asking about your weekend. In fact, statistics show that for every time you are interrupted, it can take up to 23 minutes to become refocused, so working alone can be helpful when trying to get a lot of work completed.
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS
Home offices do have downfalls however. FedEx may ring your doorbell setting the dogs into a barking spree. The kids may come home from school and start arguing or playing loudly. All of these things, and so many others, can cause disruptions, especially if you are on a conference call, GoToMeeting or Zoom call. We’ve worked with customers to try to alleviate some of these noise issues in home work spaces by adding a ceiling mount curtain track with eclipse curtains around the office space. When the curtains are pulled, it helps absorb sound (perfect when you are head down into a project or on a call) plus when pulled behind you, they can give your office a uniform look around your dedicated space (concealing a concrete wall), which your boss may love.
For those with a drop ceiling, our drop ceiling clamp attaches easily to the metal parts of the drop ceiling and our 6151 cartridge allows for the carriers and hooks to connect to the clamp. These ceiling cartridges are used to mount the 6100 Flexible Curtain Track and should be placed every 10 inches. The 6100 curtain track is perfect for a basement project because it allows long continuous lengths for curved or angled applications, but can also be used for straight applications. So if your home office is in a corner, you can bend the track to accommodate your work space. After you have installed your track, add the curtains of your choice. To help reduce noise, our eclipse curtains are the best and we have a vast selection of colors and sizes to choose from.
If you are looking for a sound-solution in your basement office, adding curtain tracks and eclipse curtains may be just the sound absorbing solution you are looking for!
We've written about the pros and cons of curtain rods in past blog articles but we haven't touched on tension rods. Tension rods are rods that use tension to stay in place. They are spring loaded with rubber tips on each end and are often used when someone is looking for a simple, inexpensive solution to a curtain hanging dilemma.
There are no tools required when installing a tension rod. In fact, one just needs to make sure the window space where they would like to place the tension rod is no wider than 84 inches as that is typically the largest size a tension rod is available. When using a tension rod, typically curtains must be lightweight. If the curtains are too heavy, the tension rod will bow or dip in the middle or the entire rod will slide down the wall trying to support the weight.
A BETTER SOLUTION
While there may be a place for tension rods (perhaps displaying a lightweight valance over a small window), these rods aren't made to support full length curtains. Curtain tracks are the best solution when hanging window coverings. Simple to install (we can walk you through the entire process and we promise, it's painless), curtain tracks are durable and the right track can cover small or large, short or tall windows, and the curtains that cover them. Wall mount or ceiling mount, plastic tracks or aluminum, curtain tracks allow you more options when hanging curtains with length and weight.
HERE FOR YOU
If you have always used tension rods in your decorating and are looking for a solution that allows you to be a bit more creative, visit our selection of curtain tracks or look through our Photo Gallery. You just might find exactly what you are looking for. If you aren't exactly sure what products you need, simply reach out to us. We are happy to help!
Most hotels know what they are doing when it comes to their window treatments. They usually have fantastic eclipse curtains and sheers on their windows and make quite a statement in the room. When pulled closed, the sheers give the room some privacy while still allowing light to shine in, and the eclipse curtains darken the room and help block sound allowing guests to get some solid sleep.
A DIFFERENT LOOK
On a recent visit to Kentucky, we noticed the hotel where we stayed did indeed have some great eclipse curtains on solid curtain tracks. Many hotels use the 84004 Ball Bearing Carrier Curtain Track This is a sturdy aluminum track that accommodates the 84100 smooth rolling ball bearing carriers. These steel ball bearings inside wheels allow for ease of movement on the curtain track. Usually hotels have a second curtain track with white sheers on a second curtain track, but not this hotel. Instead they had a thin white blind that could be lowered. When pulled down, the blind gave the room a bit of a modern feel. Adding a blind is just another way to cover your window to create privacy.
When it comes to your window treatments, you have lots of options and we have lots of answers! We encourage you to visit our Photo Gallery for ideas and inspiration and are available to answer all of your questions regarding curtain tracks, curtains, accessories and design.
ON THE STAGE
If you have ever attended a community theatre production, you were supporting an organization and individuals who enjoy the arts and creativity. In fact, there is a national organization called the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) and they also support these theatres throughout the country, encouraging others to get involved and provide quality entertainment to the communities they serve. They hold conferences throughout the year and an event called AACTFest, America’s National Community Festival, all to spread the word and educate those involved in community theatres.
Community theatre productions are usually quite sophisticated. Props, lighting and sound are on-point and the stage is equipped with curtains that are used before, during and after the play. The 3120 Extra Heavy Duty Curtain Track is a great option when it comes to theatre curtains. The heavy eight of these curtains can be a lot for a track to handle but the 3120 track is up to the task. We know the size of the stage varies from theatre to theatre so this track is available in a variety of lengths - 8 foot and 4 foot or 6 foot and 6 foot sections for shipping, but can also be shipped in 12 foot sections – just give us a call for shipping information. Once you have your track, you can use 7140 Double Wheel or 7146 Short Snap Carriers with this track. Simply add the red velvet curtains and your stage is complete!
We know it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to put on a production and we are pleased to support community theatre organizations throughout the country. If your organization is in need of heavy duty, high quality curtain tracks for your stage our friendly customer service team is here for you. We will help you through the ordering process all the way through installation. Simply give us a call at 888-434-7444. Now, go break a leg!
EVERYWHERE YOU GO
Curtain tracks are all around us. They are in homes, offices, hotels, hospitals, salons, retail stores, restaurants, airplanes, boats and RVs. At Curtain-Tracks, we love to showcase curtain tracks and accessories from all over the country. In fact, a lot of what we like to feature are from customers just like you!
NOT JUST TRACKS
At Curtain-Tracks.com, we offer curtain tracks, hardware and accessories as well as a wide assortment of privacy curtains, hotel curtains, curtains for vehicles, and even shower curtains, and we like to write on our blog about the many uses of our products. To find ideas for your next project, simply check out our blog categories that are located on the right side of this page. There you will read about everything from adding curtain tracks to your RV and boat to home theatres and solutions for your basement, not to mention the traditional uses for curtain tracks such as on bedroom windows.
SHOW US YOUR PICS
If our blog isn’t enough when it comes to ideas, check out our Pinterest page where we have dozens of boards featuring images of curtain tracks projects from all over the world. And if you use curtain tracks or accessories, we would love to see your picture! You just might see them on our social media channels and our blog.
In the meantime, keep decorating and if we can help you in anyway, please do not hesitate to reach out to our friendly customer service team!
Netflix, Hulu, Disney, Amazon Prime Video… all household names during the COVID-19 pandemic as families are staying home binge watching original tv shows as well as some old classics. And according to TV Guide, June is sprawling with some new Must-See options. As you spend more time with family watching some of your favorites, why not improve the experience by upgrading your home theatre?
Adding (or replacing) draperies can create a fabulous Hollywood feel to your room. Add curtains along the walls, in front of your large screen and pull them closed when a movie is not being shown, or add them to any walls with windows to help keep the light out. Theatre type curtains also help absorb sound and will create a real-life movie theatre experience as the surround sound of your favorite flick reverberates throughout the room. Your neighbors will be jealous – from at least 6’ feet away.
To create an authentic movie theatre feel, start with curtain tracks. We suggest checking out the 6200 I-Beam curtain track. This aluminum track can be mounted to the ceiling or wall and is available in two lengths: 8 foot length + 4 foot length or two 6 foot pieces (12 feet total). Add the 6210 Metal Wheel Block Carriers With Nylon Wheels and you will be able to smoothly open and close your theatre curtains all day, and all night long. Once you have the tracks installed, it's time to think about the curtains. Selecting the perfect curtain can be a challenge. We suggest checking out a new option that we are offering - the Apollo and Veil blackout curtains, available in black, beige, light grey and navy. To learn more, give us a call at (888) 465-0274.
Whether you are planning on watching E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial when it comes out on Netflix June 1 or Miss Snake Charmer being released June 4 on Hulu, isn’t now the perfect time to tackle a DIY project and upgrade your home theater? And when it is all done, grab a box of candy and some buttered popcorn, sit back, relax and enjoy some screen time.
This may not be an official number, but it is said that the average person is estimated to encounter between 6,000 to 10,000 ads every single day. This can be through social media, podcasts or radio, television, YouTube, print ads, billboards, or just surfing the web. That's a lot of ads! With so many ads out there threatening to steal our attention and ultimately our dollars, when it comes to making a purchase, how do we know we are actually working with a reputable company?
Take for example, when you search for something online. You will notice all sorts of companies pop up. Some pay to show up at the top of your search engine and others provide valuable content and will be located on the top half of the page during your search. Now, when you are done with your search, how many ads do you see for that same product, or one just like it, showing up on the sides of other websites or on social media. Creepy how the ads seem to follow you around, right?
But how do you know who you can trust before you purchase? We would love to tell you about us and earn your trust.
Curtain-Tracks has been in business for nearly 15 years. We are a WBENC certified woman-owned business and we specialize in curtain tracks, accessories and curtains. It's what we do. It's our name! We are located in Texas and you can call us and actually speak with someone who will answer your questions and take you through the ordering process. Questions about your order? Our team is here to help. Questions about installation, Yep, they can help. We pride ourselves on providing the very best customer service and want every single customer we work with to be happy with their purchase. In fact, we even have several fabulous testimonials!
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We also want to be a source of inspiration for your next project. We offer articles on a wide variety of topics on our blog including creating a media room or extra storage space, using curtains for closets, adding curtain tracks to tall windows or sliding glass doors... the topics go on and on. You can also find us on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram!
So when you are looking for curtain tracks or accessories and are bombarded with all sorts of ads, we invite you to type in www.curtain-tracks.com. We think you will like what you find!
Curtain-Tracks.com is pleased to announce that our privacy cubicle tracks and privacy cubicle curtains will be featured in the first two episodes of the new television show The Man Cave Crew. We entered into the product supplier agreement with the producers in hopes that their presentation of the our curtains and tracks will help attract new customers and inspire existing customers by demonstrating creative ways to leverage the drapery hardware offered via our online store.