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1 Decision to make early in your Reno Plans.

Updated: Oct 29, 2020

Don't leave it to the last minute.

One of the most popular situations we see - in fact most customer's forget to plan for window furnishings at the beginning of a renovation or build. Most people don't realise how important window furnishings contribute to the daily function and comfort in our homes. Here, we share our tips on why and how you will want to make window furnishing choices at the beginning.


Blinds, shutters or shades… whichever you choose, most people leave selecting their window coverings until the very last minute. This kind of makes sense, because they’re one of the last things to be installed. But we have found that this can be a real missed opportunity.

Window coverings can make a huge difference to your comfort levels, in fact our window coverings are one of my favourite things in my home. It completely transforms how you live in a space. The temperature, sunlight, air quality and comfort.

There are so many gorgeous options available so you’ll want to plan for window coverings early in the process for two reasons: 

1)    These days you can get amazing motorised window shades that open and close automatically with the rising of the sun. If you want motorised blinds (and trust me, you do!), the electrics for them should ideally be roughed in before the wall linings go on. Leave it ‘til later and you might end up paying twice for a job that can be done once.

2) If you don’t decide on your window coverings until late in your reno, chances are you’ll be out of budget and left with the painter’s drop cloths hanging from your windows. Simply, include them as a line in your budget from the start so that you know they’re accounted for.

Pop into ehi showroom to see what’s available as soon as you as you start making plans. With so many options now available you will be spoilt for choice.

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