Restaurants are pretty popular places for significant events like celebrating a milestone birthday or popping the question to your fiancé. Restaurants are also great for hosting larger events such as a work meeting or company holiday party. But if you are a restaurant owner and do not have a separate designated room or large space for such events, how can you still appeal to the event planner and convince them that your restaurant can indeed host a large group?
Dividing a room to create smaller spaces is a popular concept in office spaces but can also be extremely effective in the restaurant industry. In fact, we recently encountered a restaurant that did just that-used curtain tracks and beautiful curtains to close off a large room so they could host an event. If you think this seems like an easy solution, you're right. Placing a sturdy curtain track on the ceiling and adding gorgeous curtains can soften the look of a room when the curtains are pulled back but will also divide a space when the curtains are pulled closed.
The Industrial Roller Track is a solid option for a project like this. Sold in 16 foot lengths, it’s compatible with a wide range of mounting hardware, trolleys, and end stops. This 16 Gauge Galvanized Steel track is constructed with a safety flange to help guide trolleys safely when the curtain is pulled. It’s also beveled on the ends for splicing and adjoining multiple pieces. The Industrial Roller Track can support loads up to 100 pounds per linear when the weight is distributed evenly. This means you can have lush, gorgeous drapery on these tracks, creating an impressive statement in your restaurant.
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If you are looking to create a smaller space in your restaurant, we would love to help! Visit our website to check out the widest selection of curtain tracks, hardware and accessories or reach out to our friendly customer service team.
Taking on a new project like redecorating a room or even your entire home, can be daunting. But do not fear. You’ve got this! Below we share some of our favorite inspirational quotes. While they may not have been referring to interior design when they were said, we hope these quotes will motivate you as you take on that project.
“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ― Neale Donald Walsh
“The most effective way to do it is to do it.” ― Amelia Earhart
“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.” ― Dr. Mae Jemison
“If your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small.” ― Richard Branson
“There’s a way to do it better. Find it.” ― Thomas Edison
“Creativity takes courage.” ― Henri Matisse
“Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.” ― Josh Billings
“There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.” ― Brené Brown
“The things you regret most in life are the risks you didn't take.” ― Farhan Masood
“Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” ― Ruth Bader Ginsburg
HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS
During most years, this season brings happiness and joy but 2020 is no ordinary year! This has been one unlike no other which is leading many to deck the halls earlier than normal. Christmas trees and menorahs are making an early appearance and holiday music is hitting the airways. If you are preparing for the most wonderful time of the year and are looking to hang the stockings with care, we have just the thing you need – our Stocking Hanger Kit.
Stockings hung on decorative hangers are often unstable and have been known to fall off a mantle and cause injury to small children. We strongly recommend the Stocking Hanger Kit that allows customers to attach the track under a fireplace mantel or shelf. Sliding hooks can be added to hang Christmas stockings, and in the off-season these hooks can be removed or they can stay on the track and be used to display birthday banners.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED
Available in white, black, brown or gray, the Christmas Stocking Hanger Kit eliminates the use of tape or tacks and comes with everything you need to make decorating a breeze.
Kit includes (2) 3 foot sections of track, (6) sliding hooks, (2) end stops, (12) mounting screws, and installation instructions.
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SPRING IS IN THE AIR
Spring isn’t just for spring cleaning, it’s also for making some design updates in your home. Updating a room doesn’t mean you have to put all your furniture on the curb for someone else to take and purchasing all new. Making updates can be simple and affordable.
Making a fresh update can be as simple as adding a new accent color to your space. Adding throw pillows with splashes of a new and unexpected color can make a statement in a room. Splashes of orange or yellow can make a neutral room fun and welcoming. Lauren Lowe of Lauren Elaine Interiors says, "We are loving soft yellows used as a neutral or as an accent to pretty blues, and ochre and mustard block prints paired with earthy tones. We would love to see a room painted soft yellow with lots of stained antique case pieces and layered with collections and treasures." You can also continue with that color theme by adding a vase or picture and even, dare we say, curtains!
REPLACE THE OLD WITH NEW
Replace tired old curtains with new ones! A fresh new pattern on your panels will instantly make an impact. And of course, hang them from durable, and affordable, ceiling or wall mount curtain tracks and use glides that allow for easy opening and closing. Add a wand to avoid messy fingerprints on your new statement-making curtains and your redesign of your space is complete.
ON A BUDGET
Redesigning a space doesn’t have to cost a ton of money. Making some of these subtle updates can make a large impact. For more ideas and inspiration about current hot color trends, check out this article in Veranda. Happy decorating and Happy Spring!
For many months, retail stores have taken extra safety precautions to protect customers from COVID-19. Now, according to the CDC, with a total of 161,473,715 Americans fully vaccinated, or 48.6 percent of the country's population, the same retail stores are starting to relax some of those precautions, including opening their dressing rooms back up to customers. Yea!
Depending on the store, when it comes to retail design, you might see hard structure walls and doors with locks. For more upscale boutiques or stores with unique design, you might see dressing rooms that have lush curtains rather than doors. One particular national chain in Chicago does just that – they use thick curtains for their changing rooms. They added hooks to the edges of the curtains so the customer can secure the panels as they would a door. The curtain is attached to the ceiling with a ceiling mount curtain track and uses carriers that provide a seamless opening and closing. This type of design provides an upscale feel.
Ceiling mount curtain tracks are designed to be mounted by either being screwed directly into the ceiling through mounting holes or attached directly to the ceiling with ceiling mount hardware. This hardware can include clips, clamps, brackets, or retainers. The 52124 Ceiling Mount Curtain Track is a solid option for this type of retail project. This track is an aluminum track with silver satin finish that will not rust. Depending on the height of the ceilings, the 6200 Heavy Duty I Beam Track is another great choice. This track can be mounted to the wall or the ceiling and is super strong to hold even the most plush curtains.
Bridal salons also often use curtains for their dressing room spaces. As brides-to-be try on their dream gown, many of these bridal boutiques put them in a room that is much larger than a standard dressing room to accommodate the many dresses in various shapes and materials. Rather than using a cold, harsh door, you will see beautiful curtains. They soften the space and create an elegant feel – just what every bride deserves.
The next time you take a few moments to try on clothing in a store, take note of the dressing room situation. You might just see some curtain tracks and beautiful curtains instead of walls and doors. These quality, durable curtain tracks will last for years.
We are happy to announce the addition of this blog to the Curtain-Tracks.com website. Our goal is to provide additional information to our customers on topics related to the curtain tracks, drapery hardware, and curtains offered on our Website. You can expect to see detailed explanations on customer questions, project overviews that include the installation of tracks and curtains, demonstrations of products and installations, customer profiles, and links to industry resources. If you’ve got an idea for a topic you would like to see covered, please let us know.
YOU HAVE CHOICES
When it comes to curtain tracks, drapery hardware and accessories, we know you have a choice. But there are differences between Curtain-Tracks and other online retail stores.
When it comes to quality, you won't find higher quality products on the market. Sturdy and reliable, our products can withstand a lot. But if you are not satisfied, we will accept returned products, in unused condition and in original packaging, excluding custom orders, within 45 days of purchase date.
SIMPLY THE BEST
When it comes to customer service, you won't experience working with a better team than the experts at Curtain-Tracks. The goal of the team at Curtain-Tracks.com has been to provide the best drapery hardware solutions to our customers in combination with extremely competitive pricing on our products. Unlike many online stores that do not have a customer service department, our customer service team will help you (if you need them to) select the best products. They will also make sure you don't forget a critical part (like end stops) and will walk you through your project from start to finish. And if you need a particular product that you don’t see listed on our site, let us know and we can probably locate it for you. We offer phone support Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 12 AM and Saturday-Sunday from 9 AM to 9 PM Eastern time.
Curtain-Tracks was founded in 2007 is a WBENC certified woman-owned business, and we have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We are proud to be the experts and would be honored to have you as our customer.
We know you have many choices in where you chose to shop, and appreciate your business. Give us a call – we are here to help!
EVERYTHING IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND
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.
FROM OLD TO NEW
If you are familiar with any of the popular remodeling shows on tv, then you know that an “open concept” is a design element that nearly every homeowner requests. To create this open space, walls are knocked down, support beams are put in place and old single doors are replaced with beautiful French doors that allow more natural light to fill the space. The television designer often then decorates the home in a shabby chic or modern style. When they do this, you will notice that every window has a window treatment, including those French doors. But what about your home and your French doors or sliding glass doors?
SOFTEN THE LOOK
Adding beautiful floor-to-ceiling curtains will warm up any space, and French doors are no exception. To create this look, you simply need a ceiling-mounted curtain track, which we think is the best drapery hardware for dressing a French door. Often, there is very little space from the top of the door to the ceiling so adding a ceiling mounted curtain track is ideal. If you prefer a look where you can’t see the track, some of our tracks can be recessed into the ceiling giving your gorgeous curtains all the focus!If you have a wall of window or several doors that open to the outside, our curtain tracks can even be spliced together as one continuous design element.
Adding curtains to your glass doors not only add a finishing touch to your room, they are functional as well! Simply pull them closed when you need some privacy. If you have French doors in your first floor master suite, consider adding Eclipse light-blocking curtains which help block out light and sound.
ARE YOU READY?
Ready to be an interior designer like the ones on tv? Give us a call and let us help!
The holidays have a way of creeping up faster than you might think. In fact, they're here now! Is your home ready for the deluge of decorating that ensues after Thanksgiving?
TO THE TRADE
At Curtain-Tracks, we offer a special program called, "To the Trade". This is a discount program for Interior Designers and Architects through which you can purchase our products, at, or near, wholesale prices, you simply will need to provide some professional documents to confirm your eligibility.
Curtain-Tracks.com recognizes the value of developing lasting relationships with professionals who influence the decision making of many of our customers. To reward these individuals for their business and loyalty, we have launched a "To the Trade" discount program intended for Interior Designers and Architects only. Each eligible professional will be issued a unique promotion code that will be good for one year (certain restriction apply) and is applicable to all purchases made at Curtain-Tracks.com. The promotion code can be used by the Interior Designers and Architects or their immediate clients, but cannot be published or distributed in any manner. Annual renewal will be required. Membership, promotion codes, or this program are subject to cancellation at any time without notice.
This program is intended exclusively for professional Interior Designers and Architects. Professionals must provide at least two of the following documents to verify eligibility:
- Proof of valid membership (e.g. current membership ID)
- ASID American Society of Interior Designers
- IIDA International Interior Design Association
- AIA American Institute of Architects
- IDS Interior Design Society
- CID Certified Interior Decorators International
- NKBA National Kitchen & Bath Association
- APLD Association of Professional Landscape Designers
- A staging organization, such as ASP, HSR, IRIS, IRN
- Copy of Business License Certificate
- Copy of State Tax Exemption Certificate
- Business card indicating your design profession
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In addition, candidate must provide company name, individual name, address, phone, fax, and email address. Documentation must be faxed to (713) 513-5424 or sent via email to email@example.com. We would love the opportunity to work with you!
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