Calling The Yardstick Can Alleviate All of Your Stress for Custom Window Treatments

I have gone countless times to a home and was told that once they painted a room with new colors, all the other items in their room looked worn and out of date. All of a sudden, the furniture that was working just fine before now needed to be replaced or re-upholstered; their carpet looked worn, or their wood floor needed refinished. And, naturally, their draperies or blinds were in use way past their “due date.” Thankfully, we know what this feels like and have assisted many homeowners get the exact look and feel they want.

The Yardstick specializes in creating rooms that the customer desires. Everyone has their own style. Some interior designers go to a home, take control, and tell the homeowner what is “best” and is very pushy. Many times this leaves a customer with a finished product they don’t really like. 

The Yardstick Takes a Different Approach

The Yardstick designers go into each house and talk with the customer and gets an idea of their lifestyle and what their needs are for the room.

It’s rare that a customer doesn’t have any idea what they want. What they need is someone to have design and product knowledge. The customer wants to be shown options and make intelligent decisions based on the information given them from the designer. The Yardstick designer provides this confidence.

The initial meeting is one where the designer and customer walk around (or sit) and discuss how each room is utilized and what would be the perfect end result. The trend over the last few years is to use less draperies and valances and more blinds. There are many blind manufacturers and multiple options for their products. Bringing samples into the house and discussing how each works, their plusses and minuses, allows the customer to see what’s new and determine what she likes.

A good designer will steer the customer to products that will follow the parameters they discussed, such as color, light or temperature control. Budget often plays a part in the decision but it’s always best to show customers all the options, including expensive ones. Window coverings are done, on average, about every ten years, and many people splurge on them because they finish a room. The fact that this is a room they live in, makes the price less relevant.

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We Take Pride In Serving Our Customers Needs

Once blinds are decided, customers often want side panel draperies to frame the windows. The Yardstick designers have a large selection of fabrics to show the customer in the home. Colors and styles are discussed with the customer and the designer selects from his/her’s hundreds of books and narrows them down and brings in what the customer should see.

This makes an overwhelming decision easy for the customer because of the designer’s experience. Our great designer’s make this pleasurable. I have been told by customer’s that “this is so much fun”. The first time I heard that, it seemed out of place, but when I hear it now, it tells me I am doing a good job.

All installers from The Yardstick are prompt, clean and professional. They pay attention to detail always leaving your house as neat as when they arrived. Learn more about our installation process

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The Yardstick also re-upholsters furniture and can make custom furniture. Upon request, we can also help the customer select tables, dressers, Persian carpets and more. It’s not the core business but some clients have been so happy with our services that they requested additional help with doing their interiors.

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Having the right company help you make these decisions provides you with many years of living in a comfortable and relaxing space. You can rest assured knowing you made the right choices and are happy with the results. If you need help choosing the right window coverings we’d be glad to answer them for you!

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Our full service area includes the following counties / cities in the greater San Francisco Bay Area:

Santa Clara County
San Jose
Santa Clara
Milpitas
Sunnyvale
Palo Alto

Monterey County
Pebble Beach
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Carmel Valley
Seaside
Monterey

Alameda County
Oakland
Hayward
Berkeley
Fremont
Alameda

San Mateo County
Daly City
San Mateo
Redwood City
South San Francisco
Menlo Park

San Francisco

Contra Costa
Concord
Antioch
Richmond
San Ramon
Walnut Creek

Marin County
Marin
San Rafael
Novato
Mill Valley
Contra Costa
Belvedere Tiburon

Just outside our service area or don’t see your city listed? Don’t worry! Contact us and we’ll see if we can accommodate you.
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