Box Store vs Custom Drapery Hardware


Box Store vs Custom Drapery Hardware

Looking beyond the box stores, you'll discover a wealth of drapery hardware styles and finishes to perfectly suit your room — not to mention quality far above and beyond common retailers.

Comparing Box Stores vs Custom Drapery Hardware

Mass marketed commodity curtains, drapery hardware, and curtain rod sets are a cost-effective option for those looking to add window treatments to their home. These products can be found at most big box stores and home improvement centers, and they come in a variety of styles and finishes to match different decor.

The one advantage big box stores have over custom products is price. For those on a tight budget, this is an option. Unfortunately this lower price comes with some significant drawbacks.

Experts Recommend Against Some Box Store Products

In fact, box store and hardware centers can sometimes come with such serious drawbacks that Business Insider cites an expert that recommends that you should not buy curtain panels from a box store. Changes in leadership and the altering of business models means that it may be increasingly difficult finding replacement parts and matching styles as box stores go out of business.

Box Store Drapery Hardware Quality Concerns

Box store window treatments are often mass-produced and may lack the quality offered in custom options. These products are often less durable and more prone to breaking. Additionally, the selection of styles and finishes is often quite limited, making it difficult to find a product that matches your specific decor or personal taste. Even if you do fine something that meets your requirements, stlyes often change and you may not be able to find options from the same style for future projects.

The Benefits of Custom Drapery Hardware

Custom drapery hardware is made to order and can be tailored to fit the specific needs and style of your home. These products are typically made from higher quality materials and are more durable and long-lasting than box store options. They may also come with innovative features including motorization and Android control options which can make customization a more desirable option.

1. Tailored Fit

Custom drapery hardware is made to order, which means it can be tailored to fit the specific dimensions and needs of your home. This is particularly useful if you have unusually sized or shaped windows that may not be accommodated by standard-sized box store products.

2. High Quality

Custom drapery hardware is typically made from higher quality materials and is more durable and long-lasting than commodity options. For metal hardware, products such as Menagerie's French Rods and Casa Artistica are powder-coated to be rust resistant and to maintain their finish for years to come.

3. Increased Functionality

Custom drapery hardware is often available with additional features, such as motorization or smart app control. They can also be custom configured to meet your unique needs, such as draw direction, batons or cord pull. In case you desire two layers of curtain panels: double rods allow you to frame sheer drapery with black-out drapery side panels.

4. Expert Support

Custom drapery hardware manufactuers, such as Menagerie, provide a knowledgeable customer service staff that are available to answer questions and provide assistance.

5. Longevity

Manufacturers of custom window treatments and drapery hardware have a history of producing quality merchandise and unique hand-finished styling. Menagerie has been fabricating quality custom window treatments for 24 years. You will be able to obtain experienced support from our knowledgeable staff on all of the many window treatments options that are offered.

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Posted in: Window Treatments

Published: December 23rd, 2022

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