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What To Expect At Your Seattle In-Home Shutter Consultation

March 26, 2019

Before you decide ont what window treatment to buy, some companies, like Sunburst, send out a rep for an in-home consultation. By bringing the treatments to your home, we can demonstate how different shutters, blinds, and shades would look with your decor. You’ll see how simple it can be to pick the perfect treatments when you leave the unrealistic showroom.

But what happens during an in-home consultation? And how does bringing samples to your home help you better choose the perfect window treatment? Even though every in-home consultation is individualized, there are some things that you should experience.

Stepping Through A Typical In-Home Shutters Consultation

A couple viewing samples of window treatments.

Begin by making an appointment by calling your local representative. If you already know what window covering you want, like our Polywood® plantation shutter, then we will make sure to show you different options available for your preferred choice. We will also bring alternatives, so you can know that your choice matches your ideal.

When we arrive, we’ll sit down and discuss what you want in a window treatment. We’ll spefically ask about your lighting, privacy, and energy efficiency needs, and we’ll ask about hard-to-reach or specialty-shaped windows. Your representative will also ask about how your windows are used and what ambiance you want to attain. And it’s alright if you don’t know exactly what you want, as we’ll show you multiple options.

We might show you many different products until we uncover the perfect window treatment for you. Most people should explore a few different ideas, like comparing Polywood with our real-wood Ovation® shutters or picking the best stain to match the walls. We’ll also demonstrate all the options available for the treatment, like available colors, louver sizes, or hidden tilt-rods.

Once you make your pick, we’ll find the exact measurements of your windows. We will typically measure the windows in every room in your home—even if you only need to buy window treatments for select rooms. We get multiple measurements because many of our clients ask to order additional products with just a phone call. Finally, we will guide you through a detailed, written quote, so there are no hidden costs on your invoice.

Alt text: Sunburst Shutters van parked at customer's home. 

Red Flags For A Poor In-Home Shutter Consultation

While we are convinced that Sunburst will give you professional in-home consultation, there are some actions you should never experience from any window treatment company. As they say, the quality of your consultation experience reflects the quality of the window treatments.

Above all else, your consultant should treat your home with respect. They should come to your house as scheduled, ready to present, and offer to prevent floor scuffs with shoe booties. Your rep should always bring product and company literature and pricing details.

When it comes to price, you should always get a detailed written quote. Don’t accept a vague guess, scrawled on a blank page or the back of a business card. And never accept a quote without window measurement. You want to know how much you should pay and why. It’s also a good idea to to look at references and online reviews.

Sunburst’s In-Home Consultation Is The Beginning To The Perfect Window Treatment

At Sunburst, we pride ourselves on matching your windows with the best window treatment. Our reps are always courteous, professional, and knowledgeable. And we will always walk you through a full quote and product details. Just phone your local Sunburst rep at 360-464-2277 to set up your in-home consultation.