Ready Made Blinds ‘vs’ Custom Made Blinds

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Ready Made Blinds ‘vs’ Custom Made Blinds

Ready Made Blinds ‘vs’ Custom Made Blinds

We have set out on a mission this month to answer one of the biggest questions in the blind industry. Why buy Custom made blinds when I can buy readymade blinds? Well after some long discussions searching through Google and long hours brainstorming. We have found some information to help people when making decisions on window furnishings. We have broken the information up into 5 important points to remember when comparing Readymade Blinds to Custom made blinds.Readymade 'vs' Custom Made

1. THE PRICE

What you get for the price?

 

Readymade Blinds
It is a known fact that readymade blinds are cheaper than Custom made blinds. HOWEVER, remember that a price can say a lot about the product. Most readymade blinds are made oversee, so the manufacturer standards are different to Australia. This almost means that parts are hard to source or cannot be sourced a lot. Meaning if the blind breaks you would have to replace the whole blind. Remember this price is only for the blind and doesn’t include install and warranty.
Custom Made Blinds
Custom made blinds are of course more expensive than readymade blinds. HOWEVER, Custom made blinds are normally made in Australia (AUSTRALIAN MADE MEANS YOUR SUPPORTING AN AUSTRALIAN ECOMONY) they meet all Australian standards and fabric standards as well. It is important to remember that Australian standards include things such as safety, fire resistant and quality workmanship. The price also includes warranty not just any warranty, a 5 year warranty guaranteeing that the product will last for years to come.  Installing is included in the price. When you buy a readymade blind remember the price is only for the blind and you have to install.

2. THE INSTALLING

DIY or Using a Professional

 

Readymade Blinds
Readymade blinds are easy to install, if you know that you’re doing and you have done the research. One mistake when installing can be costly, drilling the hole for brackets in the wrong place, possibly ever damaging the blind or worst your house. The dollars can add up very quickly, if you have done the research and have had experience doing DIY jobs at home readymade blinds can be a good option.
Custom Made Blinds
Custom made blinds are even easier to install because you don’t have to do anything. You are paying the person with experience to do the job for you always resulting in great presentation and reliable. You see blinds aren’t just installed into plaster and aren’t just face fit and recess fit. There can be some real complicated situations that experienced fitters have managed to figure out over years of experience. For example, John our trusty fitter at Blinds For You has over 25 years’ experience has a carpenter and two years has a blind fitter. The experiences help us to make hard fitting jobs in one word EASY.

3. THE QUALITY

Everyone wants Quality

 

Readymade Blinds
To be able to keep prices down as we all know comes down to the materials used. It is a known fact that cheap products use poor quality materials; unfortunately this usually means that these types of blinds don’t go the distance. Resulting in purchasing new blinds to replace old readymade blinds that have broken and fabrics have been damaged in a short period of time. Not to say that these types of blinds are not good quality, some of them can be. It is important to ask yourself when purchasing ‘how long to you expect the product to last before you replace it with a new.’
Custom Made Blinds
Quality, more quality and the best quality. Custom made blinds are known to go the distance. They last for years to come, with warranty. Even some of the fabrics used even come with a 10 year guarantee. From manufacturing to installing the quality workmanship is just here.

 

4. THE PRESENTATION

The Finish Look

 

Readymade blinds
Window furnishing can be the main feature in a room. Presentation is a important aspect when it comes to blinds. Readymade blinds can provide great presentation in a room, depending on what you’re trying to achieve. However they are not made to size, sometimes the blind can be too big or small resulting in a bad fit affecting the presentation of the window and room. The range of fabrics, colours and sizes is limited as well.
Custom Made Blinds
The main reason custom made blinds even exist is because of presentation. Custom made blinds just fit the part; they fit perfect and look amazing. The range of fabrics and colours is limitless when it comes to custom. If you want that perfect presentation for your window and room you should go with Custom made blinds.

 

5. THE ADVICE

The right choose comes from the right advice

 

Readymade blinds
When purchasing readymade blinds you normally walk straight into a shop grab the one you want, pay and walk out. If you need help you can ask a customer service clerk and hope they have be trained correctly to give the right advice about their product. Sometimes you might be surprised at the good advice you are receiving from a customer service clerk. Then again, there has been times when bad advice has been giving as well.
Custom Made Blinds
When detail with a blinds company that makes and installs blinds, who can almost guarantee that the best advice well be given to all customers. And, we at Blinds For You do guarantee that the best advice will be given by backing it up with a 5 year warranty. Normally, Blind consultation like Darren will have years of experience and knowledge to provide when purchasing blinds, so that the customer will choose the best product for the right type of window and room.

So when you are consisting window furnishing and looking at blinds, readymade or custom remember the 5
PRICE      INSTALL       QUALITY       PRESENTATION       ADVICE