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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Seal, 7th Jul, 2016.

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  1. Seal

    Seal Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone point me to where you get curtains for new IP. need some blockout ones and some others. Prefer eyelet curtains, as cheap and easy maintenance.
     
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    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    My neighbour got very nice ones at a good price (all reduced) from Spotlight
     
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    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    KMart have a good range and $40 a pair for eyelet blockouts.
     
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    Spotlight has awesome sales. I got 5 windows worth for just over 200
     
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    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Hi Folks... I want to get new window coverings for 2 properties I own. They currently have verticals but for the most part are looking bad now.
    I want to go with curtains (tab top or eyelet variety, prefer no draw strings), but there is a kitchen window above a sink and the vertical on that window is now fithy from years of all the splashes from washing dishes. I'd like to know what kind of window treatment you'd suggest to use in this situation. I can only think something like a Roman blind might be the go for this particular window (I don't want a roller blinds).
    I also think it would have to be either easy clean or hide dirt well (or both). Or I buy 2 and wash that curtain regularly.

    Anybody have ideas or suggestions?
     
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    I wonder whether you really need to have anything there at all? If it's west or north aspect, then yes.
    You can get those little curtains especially for kitchen windows. They're often frilly or meshy but you might be able to find something substantial from spotlight or online.
    Basically they generally start half way down a tall window with a very short horizontal piece and two pull back curtains at the side. They are easy to throw in the washing machine. Let me try to find a photo.
    Finding difficult to post pictures due to copyright. Gockie, google kitchen window curtains images. Google is your friend.:)
     
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    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    $2 shop
     
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    A faux wood white timber venetian thin slats (25mm). Modern look and can wipe clean. Depending on window size can be picked up cheaply at bunnings or spotlight.
     
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    For IPs I have gotten then from the reject shop, the warehouse etc probably the cheapest you will find. Also if you are handy with a sewing machine they are pretty easy to make, can get the fabric etc from Spotlight
     
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    Wooden or aluminum venetians, so splashes can be wiped off.

    Why not roller blinds?
     
  11. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Roller blinds also end up looking really bad when they've had dirty water splashed everywhere for a while
     
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    Op-shops, especially the smaller and more independent ones, often have curtains for a few dollars.
     
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    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    I bought the curtain fabric to make my own (eyelets are all there so its cut and sew to size)! Went to Spotlight. Huge range. I can completely recommend. I bought a variety that is premium but it was 30% off. I'm happy with it. :)

    The curtains are for one of my Airbnbs and for another one of my rentals.

    Therefore there's no way I'd be buying that from an Op shop. (I want my curtains to match). Especially in a property that have on Airbnb. People pay good money to stay and leave reviews. It needs to look good and it just wouldn't work with the feel of the whole apartment if the curtains were mismatched in a funny way. (And if they do happen to damage the curtain... I can charge them!)

    As to the kitchen window... Current plan is to use the el cheapo blinds from Ikea... they look fine but also ok to throw away and replace as required.

    Btw saw my old nightfill manager at Spotlight... after many years he only just started working at Spotlight a few weeks ago. OMG! I think he's about ~65yo. Great man. And I can't believe he's still working in retail!
     
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    Gockie for your Brisbane Bayside IP - Timms Curtain House of Capalaba (Bev Timms and family) very reasonably priced and will measure fit and install including curtain rail. I think they do all over Brisbane.
     
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    Ta for next time! I got roller blinds installed for that one. :D
     
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    @Gockie - another vote roller blinds. Get the perforated/semi-see through type in a dark colour to hide the marks.
     
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    Spotlight has sales all the time.
    Eyelet curtains are pretty easy, standard sizes I think.
     
  18. JacM

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    Depends on width of window and whether you want the curtain in one piece. Generally Spotlight is the place for cheapie stock (when on special). With that said, I have seen installations where folks have put in a couple of less-wide curtains to make up the width. If the property is compatible with this plan (lower budget properties) then there is nothing wrong with this. For a rental. But for sales use the correct width.
     
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    Got about 10 sets of blockout eyelet curtains from ebay recently for a bit over $200.. chose those that are washable.. its pretty good material and soft.. works well and worth the money.. got cheap poles from ikea.
     
  20. Gockie

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    Wow. Great effort!