Aura - custom window treatments vs ready-made

Are you redecorating your home or decorating your new home? If so, you might wonder what the difference is between purchasing custom window treatments vs ready-made ones that you can get almost instantly. There are quite a few differences between the drapes you can pick up off the shelf and having drapes custom-made for your home. So, let’s dive right in!

What are store-bought or ready-made window treatments? 

Ready-made window treatments are pre-made drapes, blinds, or shades that are fabricated in standard sizes and can be purchased off the shelf in stores or online at stores like Amazon or Target. Ready-made window treatments can be cost-effective in the short term. 

What are the benefits of investing in custom window treatments? 

Personalized Experience 

When ordering custom window treatments from Austintatious Blinds and Shutters, you get the best window coverings on the market, one-on-one service, and years of experience. 


Ready-made window treatments might save you money in the short term; however, this often means that these are lower-quality items that will not stand the test of time. Custom window treatments are crafted using high-quality and innovative materials. This can be high-quality fabrics or high-quality wood. Investing in custom window treatments will save you from ordering new blinds or drapes yearly. 


When ordering drapes online or picking them up off the shelf, you are limited to what’s in stock. If you choose the custom route and collaborate with one of our design consultants, your options are endless. We have access to high-quality, top-of-the-line materials to create your unique and customized window treatments. 


Just like with a custom design, you will get a custom fit. We take care of measurements and ordering so you know you are getting the perfect fit for your window. 


How often have you started a project only to be interrupted by your everyday tasks? You might even have a box of store-bought drapes sitting on your table that still need to be hung up. That won’t happen if you order custom drapes or any window treatment from Austintatious. We handle installation and wiring, if necessary, for our clients. 


Do you need enhanced privacy controls or want to wake up with your blinds automatically open? We can do that too. By ordering custom window treatments from Austintatious, you have access to revolutionary window treatments that are designed to create daylight on demand. With products like Aura Illuminated Shades from Hunter Douglas, you’ll wonder how you ever considered opting for blinds from Amazon. With Aura Illuminated Shades, you get three shades in one design that includes textured front shade, room-darkening shade, and built-in illumination. 

When considering custom window treatments vs. ready-made, we hope this answers a few questions on what you can expect from a custom window treatment. If you are ready to enhance and upgrade your windows, schedule a consultation with us