We've compiled this list to stop you from shopping blindly.
From providing additional shade and privacy to reinforcing safety, window treatments have become a common feature in the home as of late - and it's no surprise why. Without them, the window remains bare, comes off as cold and poses a bit of a safety risk for kids, a huge no-no for those looking to build a cosy and friendly space.
So how does one even begin shopping for the right window treatment, especially with so many options in the market now? To answer that question, we've compiled a list of stores to help you in that venture!
CURTAINS & BLINDS
1. FOR A VARIETY OF STATE-OF-THE-ART FITTINGS | SOFTHOMEPHOTO: SoftHome
If you're hopping on the smart home bandwagon, SoftHome is the one store you have to hit up. Aside from offering your traditional, manually drawn blinds and curtains, the brand carries motorised tracks - yes, you guessed that right, no more getting up from bed to adjust your fittings and even eliminates the needs for cables and strings.
Even the set-up is relatively hassle-free. Simply link up your SOMFY track to the Connexoon app for instant privacy and glare reduction at the touch of a button!
2. THE ONE-STOP SHOP | CURTAIN SUITEPHOTO: Curtain Suite
Curtains or blinds? If you're still in the midst of debating between the two, we recommend checking out Curtain Suite.
Aside from your classic Korean and Venetian blinds, expect to find a collection that's constantly updated with new-fangled, efficient options as well (think motorised curtains and roller blinds).
3. A BIGGER BANG FOR YOUR BUCK | ECOHAUS SINGAPOREPHOTO: Ecohaus Singapore
From length to the type of fabric used, outfitting your window is expensive can become an expensive investment. If you're on the market for more affordable alternatives, check out Ecohaus Singapore. Aside from the medley of window treatments they carry, they constantly update their BTO packages and roll out promo codes.
4. FOR COMPLEMENTS TO YOUR WINDOW TREATMENTS | JESTACPHOTO: Jestac
While blinds and curtains work fine in keeping the heat out, they can be a hassle to deal with. Luckily, these window films work just as well - designed to reduce the effects of the sun, they reflect the heat and protect your furnishings against UV rays (yay, no more fading colours).
They can also be used in tandem with other window treatments to enhance the comfort, energy efficiency and look of any room. And yes, they do work in commercial settings too!
5. GET AN IMMEDIATE QUOTE | UNIQUE GRILLESPHOTO: Unique Grilles
Meant to serve as a window safety feature, grilles have recently surged in popularity thanks to an update that makes it less discernable to the eye… Comprised of super fine wires, the invisible grilles allow you to enjoy the view without obstruction without compromising on the safety aspect.
At Unique Grilles, they ensure that their products are easy to maintain, corrosion resistant and can withstand an immense amount of force so there's no breakage! Plus, skip the hassle of on-site assessments by keying in your window specifications on their site for an automated quotation!
6. ONE THAT TAKES CARE OF PESKY MOZZIES | LEGATEPHOTO: Legate
Singapore may be a breeding ground for mosquitoes, but you can beat them back with Legate's innovative mozzie grille. The lightweight, powder-coated aluminium grille is overlaid with a stainless-steel net that'll keep those pesky pests out of your home, without compromising on other safety functions.
Pssst, they also carry a rather extensive selection of grille fittings so you might as well check them out while you're there!
7. THE EVEN SLEEKER ALTERNATIVE | GLASS CURTAINSPHOTO: Glass Curtains
And if your complaint is that invisible grilles are still visible (to an extent), look to Glass Curtains. Fashioned from a noise-reducing tempered glass, these frameless panels keep out all the rain, dust, haze and more without compromising your spectacular view.
Best of all, they're fully retractable so you can always adjust them according to your preferences!
8. FOR EASY-TO-CLEAN DESIGNS | ZGH ALUMINIUM PTE LTDPHOTO: ZGH Aluminium Pte Ltd
Windows always prove to be a challenge to clean but ZGH Aluminium aims to change that with their super cool 180-degree, multi-functional window.
A hybrid between the casement and sliding window, you can swing and slide these panels for easy cleaning, even in the safety of your own home.
9. A 2-IN-1 ALTERNATIVE | SPACEDOR MARKETINGPHOTO: SpaceDor Marketing
For a surefire way to block the sun without installing anything else, check out SpaceDor Marketing's louvre windows. Fashioned with horizontal slats angled to keep out rain and direct sunlight, it's pretty much a hybrid between your typical window and blinds.
In some cases (like the ones found at SpaceDor), the angle of the slats can be adjusted according to your preference or weather - bonus points for its versatility!
This article was first published in Qanvast.