made to measure curtains for a patio door

How much does it cost to have curtains made to measure?

This is one of the most common questions we get asked…….

“How much does it cost to have curtains made to measure?” 

Made to measure curtains can cost as little as £300, or as much as £1000+ 

Why such a big difference in price? 

Basically, it boils down to there being many factors that go into the price of made to measure curtains. 

What things that influence the cost of made to measure curtains? 

Things like fabric choice, lining choice, drop, width, style and finish need to be considered before a final price can be given.

Fabric prices can range anywhere between £13 per metre to £100s per metre, linings and interlinings vary in price as well. 

A simple pair of lined pencil pleat gather headed curtains would take a lot less materials and time to make than the same pair of pencil pleat gather headed curtains that have hand stitched interlining and thermal lining in them. 

However, by adding a layer of interlining you have transformed the visible drape, weight and feel of the curtains. 

You have now added a luxury finish. 

So basically….

On a sliding scale the cost of made to measure curtains starts with unlined, machined pencil pleat gather curtains at the lowest end, then continues to rise in cost as you add those extra touches.

Things like interlining or black out lining.

Eyelets or hand finished pleats demand more time, fabrics and hardware.

Even the act of adding to the length of the track will add to the cost of the curtains. 

In summary….

So whilst it is impossible to say how much your made to measure curtains will cost, you can reasonably expect to pay more than double the price than for “off the shelf “ ready made curtains, BUT they will be tailor made perfectly to your window’s measurements and finish will be ten times better than you can imagine. 

Please visit our Surbiton showroom to see our display of curtains, blinds and fabrics. or call 020 8399 3293 for more information.

We offer a full service from our FREE at home measuring and consultation service, through to curtain and blind fitting. 

Allusion blinds

What curtains or blinds for bifold doors?

With more and more people building extensions, either kitchen/diners or loft conversions, bifold doors are becoming more and more popular. There are many options for window dressings for bifold doors, simple curtains or voiles, roller blinds, perfect fit blinds or vertical blinds but we like the Allusion blinds. These offer a combination of the neatness of a vertical blind with the softness of a voile curtain.

Allusion blinds use wand controls for convenience and child safety

Allusion blinds really come into their own in larger windows and
bi-folding doors where their unique flowing fabric vanes allow you to enjoy both light and privacy.

You can even walk through the blind to your outside space
whilst still retaining the ambience in your room.

With the fabric vanes open during the day you can still enjoy
your view, when closed at night you can have total privacy, warmth and security

You can even walk through the blind to your outside space
whilst still retaining the ambience in your room.

Allusion blinds create a number of different privacy options for you to discover.

FULL VIEW

Slide the soft fabric vanes to one side to enjoy a clear outside view.

DAYTIME VIEW WITH PRIVACY

Open up the soft fabric vanes to the open position and enjoy subtle light diffusion with a view.

TOTAL PRIVACY

Rotate the louvres to close the blind fully for total privacy.


All our blinds are of course child safe and the Allusion blind is
another example of this. It comes with wand control giving you
complete piece of mind in a modern, efficient and practical way.

Different header options available

Please call us on 020 8399 3293 or visit our showroom situated inside The Bed Post in Surbiton to view examples and fabric samples for the Allusion blinds.

Allusion blind closed for complete privacy
made to measure curtains for a patio door

How much does it cost to have curtains made to measure?

One of the most common questions we get asked is……..

“How much does it cost to have curtains and blinds made to measure?” 

Made to measure curtains can cost as little as £300, or as much as £1000+ 

Why such a big difference in price? 

Basically, it boils down to there being many factors that go into the price of made to measure curtains. 

What things that influence the cost of made to measure curtains? 

Things like fabric choice, lining choice, drop, width, style and finish need to be considered before a final price can be given.

Fabric prices can range anywhere between £13 per metre to £100s per metre, linings and interlinings vary in price as well. 

A simple pair of lined pencil pleat gather headed curtains would take a lot less materials and time to make than the same pair of pencil pleat gather headed curtains that have hand stitched interlining and thermal lining in them. 

However, by adding a layer of interlining you have transformed the visible drape, weight and feel of the curtains. 

You have now added a luxury finish. 

So basically….

On a sliding scale the cost of made to measure curtains starts with unlined, machined pencil pleat gather curtains at the lowest end, then continues to rise in cost as you add those extra touches.

Things like interlining or black out lining.

Eyelets or hand finished pleats demand more time, fabrics and hardware.

Even the act of adding to the length of the track will add to the cost of the curtains. 

In summary….

So whilst it is impossible to say how much your made to measure curtains will cost, you can reasonably expect to pay more than double the price than for “off the shelf “ ready made curtains, BUT they will be tailor made perfectly to your window’s measurements and finish will be ten times better than you can imagine. 

Please visit our Surbiton showroom to see our display of curtains, blinds and fabrics. or call 020 8399 3293 for more information. or click here to contact us.

We offer a full service from our FREE at home measuring and consultation service, through to curtain and blind fitting. 

Motorised Curtains and Blinds

Motorised Curtains and Blinds

We are increasingly being asked for motorised curtains and blinds. Having your curtains and blinds motorised gives you the following benefits :-

  • Ease of use.
  • No dirty hand marks on the curtains making them last longer.
  • Child and pet safe.
  • Can be mains powered or rechargeable battery powered.
  • Can be controlled by a timer or app/smart speaker controlled.
  • one charge can last up to 6 months.
  • ease of use for hard to reach blinds and curtains.
  • Increased home security by means of remote operation & the ability to set timers on your curtains and blinds.
Motorised roman blinds in a double aspect bedroom bay window

Convenience

Get the most out of your blinds with incredible technology that will change your daily routine for the better. With electric blinds you are supplied with an easy-to-use remote control to operate them from exactly where you’re standing. Motorised blinds are particularly ideal for large homes with lots of windows and if a push of the button isn’t convenient enough, simply schedule your blinds to open and close for you, day or night. With the use of remotes, cords are not necessary and give you the same results you would get if you were to alter them manually. Bring them all the way up, halfway, fully down or at a tilt, with a handy pocket sized control.

Child and pet safe

Children and pets are inquisitive, and there’s no doubt that cordless blinds are the ideal option for families. Cordless options not only look neat and free up space around the window but provide your home with child/pet proof coverings. You can even mount your control to the wall too, should you wish to keep it away from curious little hands.

Ideal for hard to reach windows

Modern architecture lends itself to lots of large windows in hard to reach places. Although these homes are built to encourage maximum light and create the illusion of a bigger interior for smaller homes, coverings on these windows can be hard to alter. This is why many homes dress their windows with motorised blinds.

Skylights may be stunning and let a lot of light in, but you don’t always want to be woken up at the crack of dawn. As privacy isn’t an issue with the positioning of skylight windows, you may decide to leave them uncovered on beautiful starry nights. However, when you’re resting in bed and want them closed, all you have to do is reach for the remote without leaving the comfort of your bed.

Ideal for elderly/senior citizens

For the elderly in particular, motorised blinds are there to put the power back into their hands. Our motorised products are there to give you the confidence you might need, should you not feel well enough to change the blinds. This is an ideal way to allow the light in during the day without the fuss of manual alteration.

Electric curtains or blinds are a blessing for the elderly, especially when all the blinds are scheduled to open and close at the same time each day. This way, there’s no need to worry about the remote either!

Smart hub / Alexa / Google home

Pair your blinds and curtains  with a Smart Home Hub and enable blind operation through your Amazon Alexa or Google Home. 

Contact us on 020 8399 3293 or come into our Surbiton showroom at The Bed post to discuss all your curtain and blind requirements.