So, you’ve just scheduled your first consultation for new window treatments from Blinded by Delight and Southwest Exteriors. You’ve made the first leap into transforming your interior and improving the overall comfort of your home!
But you may be asking yourself - why do they want me to visit their showroom? Can’t a design consultant just come out to my house?
We understand how you feel.
The last thing you want is to feel like you’re wasting your time, energy, and gas money to go to a showroom for window treatments you might invest in.
We’re here to address your concerns and inform you of the value of visiting a Blinded by Delight showroom so you can have the most successful experience possible.
This article will explore what you’ll experience in the showrooms and how visiting a showroom will make your project easier and benefit you.
What You’ll Experience At Our Window Treatment Showrooms
Before diving into the benefits of visiting a Blinded by Delight showroom, you want to know what you’re getting into.
Let’s paint a picture of what shopping in a window treatment showroom looks like by comparing it to shopping for a new refrigerator for your kitchen - a functional and crucial item in any home.
You most likely research the best brands and models, which ones have the features you’re looking for, and what style matches your home’s aesthetics.
Next, you want to visit the appliance store to see and touch the product. You can open and close the doors, explore all the attached gadgets and gizmos, and get the best understanding of which refrigerator will fit your needs and home best.
Now, look at this analogy through the lens of shopping for new window treatments.
When you visit a showroom with hundreds of samples and real, full-size window treatments, you can see exactly how each blind, shade, and shutter looks and functions. You can touch, feel, and operate various treatment styles to compare better and explore which style is right for you.
Let’s compare this to what you’ll experience with an at-home window treatment consultation.
While our design consultants are experts at guiding you to the best choices for your home, they unfortunately can’t fit an entire showroom in their car.
A design consultant will typically bring a few small model samples of different window treatments as well as a few booklets that have small fabric samples of the window treatments you are most interested in.
This experience does not allow you to see how the window treatment you like looks and functions in an actual window. And, because this is such a large and important investment, you will most likely visit the showroom later to see the full vision of your new window treatments.
Our two showrooms in San Antonio and Boerne have hundreds of samples and models of
Faux wood blinds
Woven wood shades
Faux wood shutters
And thousands of fabric samples for draperies
Whether you’ve narrowed down your options and know what you want or have no clue, visiting the showroom will allow you to expand your search, explore new options, and see what your new window treatments will look like.
3 Benefits Of Visiting A Showroom
Now that you understand the overall experience of a Blinded by Delight showroom visit versus an in-home consultation, let’s outline the three major benefits of visiting a showroom.
1. Your shopping experience is easier and better
As outlined in the above section, visiting a window treatment showroom makes your shopping experience much easier and allows you to see real-life products.
If you only have a few samples brought to your home and they aren’t exactly what you are looking for, or you want to look at different options, you will have to reschedule your appointment or visit the showroom next.
Having your initial appointment in a showroom first allows you to explore, see, and feel almost all your options and better understand which window treatment is right for you. This will save you lots of time and energy in the long run.
Overall, visiting a showroom provides you with a better and easier experience of finding the right window treatments for your home and making the right choices for your project.
2. You minimize making a mistake or choosing the wrong product
The second major benefit of visiting a showroom is eliminating mistakes in choosing the wrong product, style, color, or functionality.
When you only have a few samples brought to your home, you don’t see the full product or other products you may be interested in. This can lead to blindly choosing a product or details and disappointment with the final product.
At the showroom, you can see the full picture of the product you are interested in, see how it feels, and know the different operation options available to ensure you explore every option and choose the right window treatment.
3. You can see how a company operates and treats their clients
One of the final benefits of visiting a showroom is it allows you to see how a company operates and treats their clients and team members.
Think about it - would you rather walk into a showroom that has papers stacked everywhere, broken products, and rude consultants, or a showroom that is brightly decorated and organized, has a welcoming environment, and consultants who are ready to listen to your needs and help you with your project?
Working with any remodeling company is like entering a new relationship. You want your date to follow through with what they say, listen to your needs, and deliver on what they promised.
The best way to get a feel for the company you may potentially work with is to research, read online reviews, and visit their place of business to see how the company operates and better understand how they will work with you.
Visiting Our Showrooms To Ensure The Most Successful Project For YOU
There you have it. Now you understand what you’ll experience during a window treatment showroom visit versus an at-home consultation and the three most important benefits of visiting a showroom.
The bottom line is that visiting one of our Hunter Douglas showrooms provides you with the best shopping experience for your investment.
Would you rather see only a few small-sized samples in your home or view hundreds of full-size window treatments?
In the showroom, you can see, touch, and essentially play with all the window treatment options we offer.