The True Value of Custom Window Treatments

Window Treatments

Before I dive into our topic today, let me tell you a little story…

Long before I opened Made in the Shade North DFW, I had my own window treatment hunting experience, and to say it was unsatisfactory is putting it mildly.

First, custom treatments were expensive. There weren’t as many affordable options as there are today, so I did my best to find off-the-shelf brands that would work with my space. The fabric and palette options were limited and lackluster, the quality was disappointing, and when all was said and done, I looked at the final result and felt… deflated.

Nothing about the process or outcome had matched my expectations.

But you know what? I don’t regret it for a second!

If I hadn’t been so discouraged by the process, I never would have been inspired to start this business. I never would have gotten to help others avoid my situation and fall in love with their homes and decor. And I truly LOVE what I do.

So today I want to share with you all the benefits of custom window treatments that I didn’t know back then.





  1. Custom Window Treatments Offer Superior Quality


There is a big difference between the materials used in custom treatments and the ready-made ones you find at big-box retailers. Custom treatments use better quality material, no question.

This superior quality means your window treatments will hold up to long-term use, they won’t fade easily, and they look classier too.


  1. Custom Window Treatments are a Long-Term Investment


This one goes right along with superior quality. Instead of replacing your off-the-shelf treatments every couple of years, you can expect custom treatments to last 5 to 10 years. Yes, it might be a little pricier upfront, but it’s a long-term investment that truly pays off.

I wish I had known this sooner!


  1. Custom Window Treatments Raise Your Property Value


I love this one because it often surprises people. Custom window treatments can raise property value! (Who doesn’t love that?)

Treatments like plantation shutters that are installed directly into the window frame are considered part of the home and get added into your appraisal. Hello, long-term return on investment!

On the other hand, having beautiful custom treatments in your home raises the perceived value of the space as well. It’s the same concept as staging a home for sale — beautifying the inside can ultimately raise your final selling price.

  1. Custom Window Treatments Create Real Curb Appeal in Denton


If you’ve ever driven around the Denton area, you’ve probably noticed that many homes have plantation shutters in their street-facing windows. You’ve probably also noticed their charming and elevated effect!

Whether you choose shutters, luscious soft treatments, or another custom option, your home’s curb appeal will benefit. And you’ll love coming home!


  1. Custom Window Treatments can Lower Energy Costs


Somehow, this one gets forgotten too — when people think custom treatment, it’s usually the “look” they’re after. But…

custom treatments = higher quality materials = better insulation = lower energy bills!

Just add that to the list of reasons custom treatments are a long-term investment. 🙂 For your reading pleasure, here’s a list of our most energy-efficient treatments.

  1. Custom Window Treatments Better Match Your Interior Decor


I won’t lie to you — I underestimated this benefit when I was shopping around for my own treatments many years ago. I’ve always had an eye for style, so I thought I could easily coordinate a ready-made solution into my home’s decor.

What happened was that I never actually found what I knew I wanted, so I settled for something that was “kind of close.” The result was feeling a sense of disappointment every time I looked at them!

I can tell you from experience, you don’t want to add disappointment or irritation into your daily life. It’s not worth it. If custom treatments can you bring daily joy, they’re worth every penny.


  1. Custom Window Treatments Fit Your Windows Perfectly


This reason is probably the most practical one for choosing customized window treatments. When you buy from big-box retailers, the chances of their ready-made measurements fitting your home aren’t high — especially if you have oddly shaped windows!

With custom treatments, those drapes will hang perfectly off the floor, the shutters will fit like a glove, and you’ll have a home that is designed perfectly for you.

There you have it — 7 great arguments in favor of custom window treatments. Now you can say you know! I hope this helps you avoid your own design catastrophe. 😉

If you’re ready to consider some custom window treatments for your space, contact us here and we’ll bring our showroom and loving care your way!

See you next time,


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