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As Thanksgiving approaches with Christmas and New Year's Eve following shortly thereafter, many people enjoy the opportunity to decorate their homes and businesses. It is special time of year, and the interior designer comes out in all of us. While we are all for this burst of creativity, we want to be sure it is not accompanied by a burst of flames, busted lip, or a trip to the emergency room. Therefore, we offer these common sense reminders that emphasize safety as you are choosing your decorations, their location, and their maintenance. Please review them as a helpful reminder!
We wanted to take the opportunity to share this unedited compliment provided by Alan R. of Lindenweld, NJ, who placed an order with us in late November:
One of the questions our customers often ask is, “What is the benefit of using the Snap Tape”? Our 3091 Snap Tape works with several of our carriers. Snap Tape is made with one inch wide polyester webbing and nickel plated brass snaps spaced 4.25 inches apart. We offer snap tape by the yard in 3 colors: White, Black or Gray. It works by snapping the back of the curtain to your curtain carrier or glide of choice instead of utilizing a hook or pin. It can help you achieve many different design styles in a snap!
We have many of our customers inquire about the best options for holding up curtains. There are many ways to attach your curtains to your tracks, but one of the simplest, especially for light-weight curtains, small RV curtains that are not pinch pleated is to use wrinkle band tape. You may also find this called shirring tape if you go to a fabric store to pick it up. It works like snap tape, but instead of using snaps, it uses wrinkle band hooks to connect the curtain to carriers on the track.
Your RV is like a second home on the road, and it should be outfitted with all the comforts of home, including curtains. On RVs, curtains play a more varied role than simply providing privacy from the windows outside. They may be used to partition off bunks or close showers. You also have the option to use them to block out light and/or cold from exterior windows by choosing light blocking or insulating material for your RV curtains.
If you tire of pulling your curtains shut only to have the opposite end of the curtains open, we have a couple quick tips for you. The appropriate method for you will depend on the type of curtain track you are using. For a simple C channel type track like the 32124, 42124, or 52124 tracks, you can use a pair of 7127 end stops to hold the first carrier in place to prevent curtain from opening at one end. This allows you to pull the curtain from one side without the entire curtain from being moved. This is especially useful in curtains that are used as room partitions for privacy because it allows for the single-handed complete closure of the curtain.
You have just installed new curtains, but the last thing that you want is for those curtains to become dirty quickly. This can happen if people constantly grab the ends of the curtains to open or close them. There is a better solution to this. Use curtain batons or wands to allow for curtains to be opened without hands touching the material.
Showers are no longer limited to pre-fabricated stalls or head above an enclosed bathtub. Homeowners, spas and hotels are getting into custom-designed showers to fit their particular needs. The down side is that most of these showers cannot use a curtain purchased off the rack from a store, they require custom-sized shower curtains.
There are different ways to conceal or hide the drapery hardware that suspends your curtains. You may choose to install the curtains high enough so the top edge of the material covers the tracks, but this is not your only option. A cornice box fits over the track to hide the hardware even when the curtains are open. Material on the exterior of the box adds a decorative touch. This is a home improvement project that most you can complete on their own. If you can use a hammer and nails, you can likely build a cornice or valence box. Cornices also serve a practical purpose in closing off drafts from around the top of the window.
Do you have a glare on that flat screen TV? What about an annoying street light shining in your window at night? Do you need to sleep during the day? Do you want to lower your cooling or heating costs? Our customers do and we have the solution!