During the 1940s, developers built houses in a similar fashion. A three bedroom house might take you into the living room as soon as you walk through the front door. Turn to the right and you’d see a set of stairs, leading up to a bathroom and the three bedrooms. Back then the layout of your parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents homes may have been the same. What set the houses apart was the way they were decorated, from the carpet to the furniture to the discount blinds hanging in front of the windows.
Times have changed. What hasn’t changed is the pattern of developers building homes in certain neighborhoods from the same blueprint. If you really think about it, living in a neighborhood where the structure of a dozen or more houses is similar is like living in a condo high rise or a large apartment complex. Furthermore, the houses in these communities may be less pricey than they are in neighborhoods where houses are custom built.
As your older relatives did, there’s something you can do to set your home apart. Simple steps you can take to distinguish your home from your neighbors is to place furniture in your home that accentuates your personality. For example, if you love to socialize, you could decorate your home with burgundy or forest green leather furniture. You could also hang authentic paintings on the walls, the kind of paintings that people love to talk about.
Furnishings you fill your home with are what your family as well as visitors to your home will remember about you. Window treatments like Payless Decor discount blinds, drapes and curtains can distinguish your home from dozens of other houses. This option is less expensive than going out and buying new furniture. Furthermore, discount blinds that come in appealing colors like brown, white, beige, cream, peach, green and yellow can, unlike furniture, set your house apart from the exterior, a task that can be challenging, especially if you live in a high rise condo.
As the Vancouver Sun reports, “This problem is exacerbated by the fact that many of today’s condos boast floor-to-ceiling windows, with their developers selling dream views. This dream view can end up costing you far more than you calculated when you factor in the cost of window treatments. The larger the windows, the more expensive the treatments.”
Discount blinds can save you hundreds of dollars, especially if you have a lot of windows or three to four large windows. Vertical discount blinds that are designed in colors that can readily be seen as you make your way up the front sidewalk can give your home a distinct appearance. If you live in an apartment or condo that has interior windows, you may want to add drape panels between a set of vertical blinds. This could give the appearance that a window, not a wall, is behind the blinds and drapes.
This fact is captured in Vancouver Sun where the reporter shares, “The good news, however, is that you can have both your view and privacy by choosing certain treatments, like electronic blinds, that operate in two directions (up and down) to allow the admittance of light. Now you can enjoy your sunset without feeling like you’re dining with the neighbours.”