Saturday, July 31, 2010

Brackets to Extend your Curtain Rod

Sometimes we just do not anticipate all the details that have to be considered when installing a curtain rod. Curtain rods come with different projections from the factory. The projection you need is determined by the type of window. If you are not mounting the curtain rod on the framing, then you need to consider how far off the wall the framing projects, and how much clearance you need from the curtain to the frame.

Projection brackets are sold separately to take care of these "after the fact" problems. They can add 3" or more to the standard projection of your curtain rod.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Extra Slides for Traverse Rods

Most traverse rods have enough slides for the average drapery. Sometimes, when you are using the adjustable rod at it's maximum width, there may not be enough slides. Extra slides are available for all major traverse rod brands. Some are made out of a plastic like material that slide across the surface of the rod, while others are designed with ball bearings to carry heavy drapery material. If you are using more than one traverse rod and the sizes are different, you may have extra slides on one rod that can be transferred easily to the other.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Use two Single Rods for a Double

Most traverse rods come in one way and two way draw configurations. Double configurations normally come in the two way draw setup. A two way traverse rod can be easily converted to a one way left or one way right.

Another way to accomplish the goal of a double, one way draw rod is to use two single, one way left or one way right traverse rods and get available double brackets and supports for the installation.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Motors for Shades and Draperies

Motorize your curtains and shades with Somfy proven products. AC and DC motors available for most products. Remote controls, switches and other accessories available at good pricing.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Drapery Tieback Button Hooks

Wide assortment of hooks for elegant tiebacks to hold your draperies to the side of your window for more view. Also, many different size fabric tiebacks available to to dress up your treatment. Fringe and other trimmings from Conso in hundreds of colors to finish off that project you started.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Out Door Shade Fabric

Outdoor shade fabric will soon be available in cut yardage or full rolls. Several patterns and colors for your selection.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Decorative Drapery Hardware 101 - Swivel Sockets

This is the last in the series of 101 Drapery Hardware information spots.The Kirsch swivel socket is ideal for solutions for windows up to 90 degree angle including bay and corner windows. These are available for wood and steel curtain rods of varying diameters.

If you have one of these windows in your home, and you want more than our standard corner curtain rod, this is an attractive solution.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Decorative Drapery Hardware 101 - End Caps

"Kirsch end caps are ideal solution for windows with limited wall or window space.End caps also provide a streamlined contemporary option for the window when used in place of finials", by Kirsch

Friday, July 2, 2010

Drapery Hardware 101 Traverse Rods

Today, we will give some insight on traverse rods.

"Kirsch traverse rods are operated by a cord and pulley system or by wand pull and coordinate with pinch pleated draperies. The standard draw for a traverse rod is a center draw which can also be converted to a one way draw (left or right)." by Kirsch

One way left and one way right traverse rods are available, and double traverse rod combination are also available. Heavy duty, light duty versions are available for the right job.

Bulk users can save on large use jobs like commercial, hospitals and motel/hotel establishments.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Decorative Hardware 101 Finials

Today we are going to go over drapery hardware finials.

"Decorative drapery hardware completes the window and the room. Finials can be considered window jewelry. They give the window a wide range of looks while coordinating with other elements of the room being decorated. Metal is a more contemporary medium, while wood provides warmth and traditional styles. You might even consider glass finials to complement sheer fabrics." by Kirsch

Quick Tips:

Installation Recommendations:
Brackets should be installed securely into wall studs, when possible. We recommend using a professional installer.

Brackets should be placed every 4'. We do not recommend installing brackets with more than 4' between brackets.

For non-pleated draperies, we recommend 4 rings per foot.

Rods can be spliced together using connector screws or rod splices. Plan the location of the spliced rod so taht it can be placed behind a bracket.

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