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.
STAYING HOME LONGER
According to the Population Reference Bureau, there are more than 46 million adults ages 65 and older in the United States. It is estimated that this population will grow to over 98 million by 2060. With the increasing aging population, more adults are living at home longer rather than moving to a senior living community. By staying home longer, adjustments often have to be made around the home to make it safe for older adults. One common change is converting a bathtub to a shower allowing for a safer bathing experience. When this happens, we often have customers call us for curtain track solutions.
TWO GREAT CHOICES
These curbless showers need to be enclosed properly, not only for both water runoff, but also to maintain privacy. For this particular project, we recommend either the 6100 Flexible Curtain Track or the 88001 Privacy Cubicle Curtain track. The flexible curtain track is sold by the foot and priced per foot of track and allows long continuous lengths for curved or angled applications, but can also be used for straight applications. It can be bent by hand to accommodate the shower size and ensure the entire area is enclosed.
The privacy cubicle curtain track is an aluminum track with a silver satin finish and can be installed directly into the ceiling, Available in 6 foot, 8 foot, 12 foot and 16 foot sections, it can be spliced together for longer applications. This track is commonly used in Hospitals and are often paired with our long nylon curtain panels.
QUALITY YOU CAN TRUST
We also offer high-quality carriers that slide smoothly and easily through the track, making the curtains very easy to open and close. To allow for an even easier bathing experience, our master carriers and wands can make the opening and closing of the shower curtain simple, even if the adult is sitting on a shower chair. We even have wands with circular handles that meet the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (please call to order).
If you are starting this home project, give us a call. We are here to help!
As summer winds down, countless students are packing their possessions and preparing for their first year away at a college or university. With that experience for many, it includes moving into a dormitory (dorm) and taking up residence with a roommate. Regardless of whether that roommate is a friend from high school or a stranger met on dorm “move in day,” there will certainly be times when most students will crave some privacy. Dorm rooms typically offer very little of that precious commodity we call solitude, but Curtain-Tracks.com may be able to help. With the simple addition of a ceiling mounted curtain track, a divider curtain can be installed from floor to ceiling. The track can be mounted to the ceiling with a few screws or by the use of clamps that leave no holes at all if the ceiling is a drop/acoustic ceiling with tile suspended in a grid system.
Did you know that only 84% of Americans use their garage to park a car? Things like storage and workspace are beginning to invade garage space, according to a recent poll. Because of the flexibility needed in a garage, we would like to suggest a curtain wall created by some of Curtain-Tracks products.
HIDE THE CLUTTER
The first curtain wall in the garage could be used to partition and hide storage space. Many homeowners line the walls of their garage with their yard tools, lawn mower, out of season shoes, toys, etc., etc., etc. Although it makes sense to store these things in the garage, it also creates a visual nightmare that makes some homeowners embarrassed by the space. (Almost 1 in 4 homeowners report that their garage is too cluttered.)
Creating a curtain wall as a visual barrier can immediately create a feeling of calm and order in the garage. This visual boundary can also add a bit of flair and design to the garage, as a warm welcome home after a long day at work. Much better than a welcome home to chaos and reminders of projects that are not yet complete.
HIDE THE PROJECT NOISE AND MESS
The second curtain wall that could be used in a garage is one that can be opened and closed depending on what project is happening at the time. If your spouse is cutting tile, for example, a curtain track surrounding the wet saw would help to catch any spraying water and would also dampen the sound. We would recommend one of our heavier duty tracks for this purpose, such as our Extra Heavy Duty Track. This track has an industrial look that will fit an industrial space, and is made of aluminum which will hold up to the elements of a garage while also keeping it’s strength. You could also use a Flexible Track to create a curtain wall with an unusual shape, or any of the additional tracks listed here.
Because of the nature of a garage, we suggest using one of our more rugged, industrial curtains. We have a few that are not listed on our website, so give us a call at 1-888-434-7444 to learn more about these products. Another option for the more budget conscious DIYer is using a tarp from your local hardware store. Hanging a tarp or heavy duty curtain in a space like this can contain the dust and even some of the sound that comes along with projects happening in the garage.
So, what project have you been putting off? Why not create a fun and functional space in your garage today and start checking off your to-do list?
We’re not going to lie, decorating tall windows can be intimidating. Two-story and other tall windows are becoming common features of roomy, modern homes, but are a challenge for hanging window treatments. We’ve noticed that some home owners simply give up without hanging anything. This approach will certainly put you in the clean, simple, modern design category, but may also push you right into the stark, sterile, and cold category. You’ve got to warm up those windows with some curtains.
There has been a push in recent years for “open workspaces” in the corporate world. This type of workspace puts lots of employees in one large room with little, if anything, to separate each employee from the next; much like a 1960s newsroom, minus the clacking typewriters. The idea is that this environment will encourage collaboration and allow the company to be more creative and productive. A recent New Yorker blog highlights some research that indicates the reality is quite different. Open workspaces are noisy and privacy is lacking. These conditions lead to distracted, less productive, less satisfied employees. Health may even be affected as workers in an open workspace tend to take more sick days than those in an individual office.
If you have a teenager, then you may notice they typically crave privacy and will often spend hours upon hours in their bedrooms. You may also be familiar with ever changing moods. (If not, congratulations!) With the amount of time they spend in their rooms and as often as their moods change, so may their design preferences when it comes to their bedrooms. If you have a teenager that is constantly asking if they can paint their room, get new bedroom furniture, and rearrange everything in their space. There is a compromise - make a simple update.
We came across this article on 28 Design Ideas For Upgrading Your Teen’s Bedroom but if you don’t want to read through all of these tips, here are a few we think you might like.
- Rearranging furniture in a bedroom costs nothing but shows your teenager you are willing to be a bit flexible. Go ahead and move that dresser near the window or allow them to put their bed on an angle.
- Freshen up a room by purchasing new light fixtures or lamps, replacing a ceiling fan or changing out artwork. You can even add removable cling design elements to walls. Updating the general "theme" of a room can make it feel like an entirely new space.
- Add new window treatments! Replace those old curtains with new, fun ones to match the other updates. Window treatments can tie the entire room together.
Large home stores can help with the first two areas and Curtain-Tracks is pleased to help with the last. We have the largest online selection of curtain tracks so you can find the best track for the project. Whether you are looking for a wall mount track or a ceiling mount track, we have what you need, along with all the accessories such as end stops, carriers and even curtains.
LOOK AT THAT SMILE
Keeping your teenager happy can be tough but being a bit flexible in the bedroom redecorating department may just earn you some brownie points and maybe even an extra smile.
FABULOUS FRENCH DOORS
French doors are fabulous for many reasons but the one reason we love most is that they let the sun shine in! Daylight savings time is here and that means there will be fewer hours of daylight and we want to take advantage of the sun as much as we can during the dreary winter months.
MAKE THEM EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL
Even though French doors are already beautiful, sometimes you need a bit of privacy so we like to capitalize on this beauty by adding gorgeous curtains. A simple set of sheers on a simple curtain track can be a gorgeous compliment but if you would like more privacy, a set of heavier fabric curtains over a sheer is a great way to “close off” the room when needed. If you want something even heavier, our Eclipse Light-Blocking Curtains are a great option for privacy and room darkening, with the added bonus of sound-absorbing, too. These are particularly useful if you are one of those lucky souls who have a set of French doors in your bedroom.
Any of our popular ceiling curtain tracks will work well with your French doors, especially since some of our tracks can even be recessed into the ceiling, creating a seamless floor to ceiling look that adds visual height to the door and allows you to treat the whole area as one design element. And of course, the 6100 Flexible Curtain Track is also a good choice as it can be mounted on the wall or ceiling and bent by hand into curved or angled shapes. Just add our high-quality drapery hardware, including curtain carriers and gliders to allow the curtains to be opened and closed smoothly and quietly and your French doors will not only be beautiful but also functional!
For more design ideas and inspiration for your French doors, be sure to visit us on Pinterest!
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.