Cam always like to meet his clients and discuss with them their requirements for blinds or shutters. Often, he can have suitable samples for shutters, blinds and fabrics with him, so clients can see and feel the ‘real thing.” He can make recommendations based on the size of windows, any sliding or French door access, and the way the room is used, because blinds can bring flexibility to create the right natural light conditions within the room.
With both blinds and shutters, there are also decisions to be made about operating mechanisms, and whether the client prefers cords, chain or automated controls. Blind and shutter automation can be wired into a new house before the walls are “gibbed”, and sometimes also with renovations. But battery-operated mechanisms are available for situations where that ‘in-wall’ installation is not possible.
Some clients in residential situations also like to have traditional curtains each side of their windows, so this factor also comes into consideration when planning blinds or shutters. They can all work together with the right planning.
Cam will complete the measuring of windows, doors and the areas where the blinds and shutters are to be installed. He is happy to leave samples of fabrics and blinds with clients to try ‘in situ’ in different light conditions. Window treatment is an integral part of room decoration, so it is often helpful for the client to have a few days to finalise their preferences rather than having to make snap decision at the first discussion. These are important decisions, and Cam wants his clients to enjoy their homes and their blinds and shutters for many years to come.
Taylor Made will provide a written quote for the work, generally with 24 hours, and Cam makes himself available to answer any questions or deal with any issues arising from the proposal.