Monday, January 16, 2012

No-Sew Window Treatments - Why Stitch When You Can Glue?

There’s window treatments, and then there’s window treatments for staging your home. The difference?

Privacy is out the window.
For one thing, curtains for staging need to let in plenty of light, because buyers want big, clean rooms, and light makes rooms look bigger and cleaner. You’re dressing windows for buyers, not necessarily for privacy.     

Frugality trumps personality. 
Secondly, if you’re selling your home, you don’t want to waste money decorating your home in a style perfect for staging, but a style that may not match your personal preferences.

No-sew is the default method. 
Third, window treatments in a staged home don’t need to be constructed to last forever. They’re props, not heirlooms, so shortcuts are okay.

You can look generous. 
Fourth, buyers often assume window treatments stay with the property. With thrifty curtains and draperies, you can use window treatments as a negotiating chip, or as an amenity to sweeten the purchase. The right window treatments will help buyers feel warm and fuzzy about you and your home.

Because home stagers and homeowners prepping a home for the market have special requirements for dressing windows, I wanted to write a book on the subject. I've worked on this book for the past nine months and am delighted to say, its birthday is finally here! You can download it right now.

I want to tell you today what you get in my latest eBook, No-Sew Curtains and Draperies to Stage Your Home. 

A Unique Approach to Window Dressing.
You'll learn how to make draperies and curtains especially designed for staging – the tips and tricks you won’t see on decorating and other DIY sites, because most decor magazines, books, and blogs are geared for homeowners who are decorating for themselves, not for prospective buyers. 

Two extra-easy ways to get a contemporary look, fast!

Details to Guarantee Success.
I've written and photographed step by step tutorials that explain how to make 15 different no-sew window treatments. Each tutorial includes variations so you can adapt the style to your home, your needs, and your budget.

I give you the close-ups you need to make the job go smoothly.
Thrifty Tips.You'll discover how to convert frugal fabrics into draperies that look expensive. I've done for legwork of scouting all the best sources for textiles that don't cost much, but make beautiful window treatments.

Who knew that beach mats and felt could make thrifty window dressings?
 
The Look for Less.
Yes, you can hack the most chic styles even if you’ve never made window treatments before. Here are the shortcuts, the advice, and the products that deliver a high end look without the expense or the sewing experience.  

Can you say duct tape? And fusible webbing? And clip-on drapery rings?

Insider Secrets.
You'll save money by substituting economical -- and I mean really economical -- alternatives to pricey drapery hardware. Often it's the rods, brackets, rings and hooks that make draperies look like custom window treatments, and that add big time to the cost. They don't have to break the bank if you know what I know.    

Is it plastic or metal?  Are they pleater hooks or safety pins?

A Fresh Look at Materials.
Ingenuity is key when you stage your windows to make your home look bigger and better. I'll point you towards unusual supplies that you may not have thought of as ways to upgrade your home’s look. On a shoestring. 

You'll shop discount stores and home improvement centers.
Ways to Recycle and Up-cycle.
Now you can use what you already own to make your home buyer-friendly. These clever techniques will help you redecorate on a shoestring. Cheap mini blinds? Old-style tab top curtains? No problem!

What you need may already be in your home.
All the Alternatives to Sewing.
There's more than just a couple of approaches to make curtains without sewing. Learn the newest products, plus some old tricks to join fabrics, hem fabrics, and to avoid joining and hemming altogether.


The method you use depends on the fabric, and whether you'll wash it.
Even if your home is not for sale. 
There’s plenty of tips and ideas in this 60-page eBook to help you make beautiful draperies and curtains easily, all with no-sew methods, whether you're planning to sell your home soon or not.
 
And if your home is on the market, and the windows are bare, or dressed in dark or outdated styles, it’s time for window wardrobe makeover. A well-staged home needs warmth – that friendly, casual, homey vibe that makes a home buyer go weak in the knees. That’s the vibe the right window dressings help create.

Download my new eBook, and learn how to make the windows in your home add value to your home.


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