Oct 31, 2011

Floor to Ceiling Drapes

Drapes add enormous personality to any room. Longer drapes always imply a more dignified, dressy and formal look. Floor to ceiling drapes hang from the ceiling to just above the floor or carpeting. Floor height drapes make a short window appear longer and also “dress up” your room providing an elegant décor to the surroundings.

Factory Direct Drapes™ Floor to Ceiling Drapes are available in hundreds of fabrics. Add blackout lining for superior insulation and privacy. To get this look, measure the front of the rod only across the front tip to tip. Factory Direct Drapes™ will automatically add in extra material for the brackets at the ends of the rods and overlap in the middle. If you do not currently have a rod up, measure as if you did. This will be your width. For the height, measure the distance from the top center of the drape rod to 1” above the floor or carpeting. In most cases, “floor height” is the best choice since they offer superior privacy, light control, and insulation.

Since 1954 Factory Direct Drapes™ has specialized in custom drapery, curtains, and valances well known for high quality craftsmanship and long lasting durability. Our products are proudly Hand Made In America and we provide a lifetime warranty on all workmanship.


Oct 25, 2011

10 ways to do before Selling your House

Every seller wants her house to sell fast and bring top dollar. Here are 10 ways that needs to be done before you put your house in the market.

  1. Paint the whole inside and outside of the house. This will make the house look larger.

  2. Clean carpets. If you have a pet, make sure you hire a professional to steam clean your carpets. If needed, replace old and worn carpets. Make sure the color matches the rest of the house.

  3. Clean the Bathroom. Bathroom sells homes. Replace broken or outdated tiles in the bathroom. Buy a new shower curtains and rugs. Hang clean towels.

  4. Clean the kitchen. Scrub the counter tops and sink until they are sparkling clean. Do a deep cleaning with your appliances. If they are old, replace them before your house goes to the market.

  5. Clean the windows. Make sure they are sparkling clean and free of cobwebs.

  6. Improve curb appeal. Make sure the front yard and back yard looks good. De-clutter the yard, sweep the drive way, clean the gutters, mow the lawns, get rids of weeds, rake leaves and buy potted flowers for the front door.

  7. Replace old torn screens, fix doors and rotten woods around the interior and exterior of the house.

  8. Make sure the house smells fresh and clean. Get ride of pet odors, cigarette smokes etc. Have some Glad Plug-ins or fresh flowers in a vase before the open house.

  9. Organize the closet to make it appear larger. Extra storage space attracts buyers.

  10. Install new drapes. Drapes are one of the affordable ways to add value to your house. Buyers are more often looking for homes that already have beautiful and elegant drapes. Check out what FactoryDirectDrapes.com today to view the great selections that will add more value to your home.


Oct 20, 2011

Why Eco-Friendly Drapes?

For those of you who are concerned with our natural eco-system and not polluting the environment, eco-friendly drape fabrics make sense. These fabrics are great for children with asthma, allergies, chemical sensitivities and respiratory concerns, children’s bedrooms, baby’s nurseries and for those who want to do their part to protect the environment and help this planet. Eco-friendly drapes come in a variety of styles and patterns. Our Eco-Friendly fabric collection includes 100% pure cotton, hemp and recycled fabrics. Our custom drapes can be further customized with eco-friendly lining options. Linings help dramatically improve insulation for optimal energy-efficiency.

Following strict environmental guidelines, FactoryDirectDrapes.com certifies all of its organic fabrics to be free of harmful substances. None of the eco-friendly and natural drapes the drape fabrics we offer were subjected to harsh chemical treatments or harmful dyes during the processing or finishing process of the fabric. Plus, when you purchase any eco- friendly product from FactoryDirectDrapes.com, we will voluntarily plant a tree on your behalf through the National Arbor Day Foundation. These trees are planted in our nation’s forests that were damaged due to fire, insects and diseases. Every customer receives a card from the National Arbor Day Foundation stating that a tree is planted in their name. So far we have planted over 350 trees!

For further information on our eco-friendly drapes please go to: http://www.factorydirectdrapes.com/store/fdd_fabricCenterFabrics.asp?fabric=E&mcid=

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Oct 19, 2011

5 Reasons to Select Insulated Drapes

Fall is finally here and winter is just around the corner. Stay warm during the cooler months by installing insulated drapes for your windows. Here are 5 reasons to select insulated drapes:

1) Insulation - Substantially insulate windows from winter cold and summer heat. Keep your home comfortable and cozy. Save money on heating and air conditioning costs.

2) Sound Reduction - Insulated drapes are also a great and effective way to reduce sounds coming from outside of your home.

3) Great Privacy - Insulated drapes provide 100% complete privacy. This is an added plus to the security and safety of your family.

4) Long Lasting - Insulated drapes last 10 to 15 years longer than any other window covering or treatment. They are your best buy and investment for drapes.

5) Light Control - You can significantly reduce sunlight from pouring into your windows by using insulated drapes. Whenever you want some light, just open them up! If you want bedrooms to be dark for sleeping, use blackout lined drapes to block all light from entering; they are similar to motel drapes.

Insulated drapes from Factory Direct Drapes are the highest quality on the market at the lowest price! Visit FactoryDirectDrapes.com to see our wide array of drapery fabrics available. You can find any color and style to match the décor of your house. To order insulated drapes simply choose the lined drapery styles, then add standard or blackout lining for superior insulation.

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Oct 17, 2011

Lined or unlined drapes, which are best for you?

One thing you need to consider when ordering a custom drape other than color, fabric type, style and size is whether you want them lined or unlined. Most consumers who buy ready-made drapes just don’t really know what they’re missing. The addition of a cloth lining to the back of a drape fabric creates six distinct advantages over an unlined drape.

1) Looks – Lining adds more fullness and body to the pleats and folds of the drape. The extra weight of the lining allows the drape to hang beautifully.
2) Insulation - A lined drape has superior insulation value against winter cold and summer heat. It can thereby help reduce your utility costs.
3) Sound reduction - Lined drapes dampen or reduce the amount of outside noise that gets in the room. It provides the quiet environment that is important for quality sleep.
4) Privacy - Lined drapes offer you complete privacy, because their lining is opaque. No one will be able to catch even a glimpse of you through lined drapes.
5) Longer lasting – Because the lining protects the drape fabric from the harmful effects of the sun, lined drapes can last 10 to 15 years longer than unlined drapes.
6) Light reduction – lined drapes greatly reduce the light pouring into your rooms. The term “blackout drapes” is another term often used interchangeably with lined drapes, because it blocks 100% of the sunlight from penetrating through the drape. This is particularly useful if you work at night and need to sleep during the day.

At FactoryDirectDrapes.com all our custom drape fabrics can have standard lining or blackout lining attached to it. We only use the best standard and blackout linings available in the market today.

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Oct 12, 2011

Experience Fall Super Savings at FactoryDirectDrapes.com!

For a limited time, save 40% off our custom drapes plus FREE SHIPPING! Order your custom drapes today. We carry a wide selection of fabrics in beautiful fall colors and patterns. You simply won’t find any better deal on drapes, curtains and valances than FactoryDirectDrapes.com!
Discount code: 40fs1011

Oct 11, 2011

Last Chance Sale at FactoryDirectDrapes.com!

Last Chance to take advantage of our 50% off sale on our custom drapes plus FREE SHIPPING! All drape styles and fabrics are included, no exclusions!
Discount code: 50off1011
Good until: 10/11/2011

Oct 7, 2011

50% off plus FREE SHIPPING at FactoryDirectDrapes.com!

For the first time ever FactoryDirectDrapes.com is offering 50% off plus FREE SHIPPING on our custom drapes in every style or fabric! Order your custom drapes today and have it just before the holidays!
Discount code: 50off1011
Good until: 10/10/2011

Oct 6, 2011

Liquidation Deep Discount Fabrics from FactoryDirectDrapes.com

FactoryDirectDrapes.com is pleased to offer a Best Bargain Deep Discount Liquidation sale on fabrics! Enjoy major savings on drapes, curtains and valances on these discontinued patterns or overstock first quality fabrics at 80% off retail! This will be the lowest you will ever get a high quality custom drapes all made in the USA. If you see a fabric you like, order your custom drapes immediately because these fabrics are in VERY limited quantities and will only be available until they run out. This is the perfect time to order custom drapes for those of you who are decorating on a budget. There are many more selections to choose from in our store. If you are looking for a particular pattern or color, please call us toll free at 1-866-713-7273, and we will be happy to assist you in your fabric needs.

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Oct 5, 2011

Getting the Real Deal on Drapes and Curtains

When you’re looking to purchase new set of drapes and curtains, it is a good idea to make sure that in addition to getting acceptable prices, your supplier makes an equal effort to provide real substance in the product you’re purchasing. Many online stores who claim to be selling quality drapes and curtains at half price are typically selling cheaply made curtains imported overseas. These typical “ready-made” curtains are made using low quality lining, material and construction.

At FactoryDirectDrapes.com, we make an honest and sincere effort to manufacture beautiful, long-lasting, durable and high-quality drapes, curtains and valances at up to 80% off retail. Our products are proudly handmade right here in America and we provide lifetime warranty on all sewing, seams and workmanship.

Although using quality fabrics and materials is more expensive for us, the manufacturer, the value is passed on to you in both the durability and appearance of your drapes and blinds. For example all of our pinch pleated drapes have 250% fullness in them. The result is an elegant and sophisticated looking drape. We also carry a wide selection of fabrics in beautiful colors and patterns. You simply won’t find any better deal on drapes, curtains and valances than FactoryDirectDrapes.com!

Oct 4, 2011

FactoryDirectDrapes.com partnered with Mizpah Hotel Restoration project

Some customers may not know that FactoryDirectDrapes.com services Hotel and Motel industry. We’re a member of the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHL). Before offering our drapes and fabric window treatments to the public, we have supplied retailers, interior decorators, and home improvement centers for more than 50 years.

Recently, FactoryDirectDrapes.com was selected to provide the custom drapes for the Mizpah Hotel in Tonopah, Nevada restoration project.

Mizpah Hotel is a historic hotel in Tonopah, Nevada. The five-story Mizpah was once the tallest building and most splendid hotel in Nevada. It was named after the Mizpah Mine and was the social hub of Tonopah. The hotel was pre-dated by the Mizpah Saloon, which opened in 1907, and was the first permanent structure in Tonopah. It opened last August 2011, 12 years after it was last boarded up.

FactoryDirectDrapes.com offers hundreds of energy efficient and natural eco-friendly fabrics available in richly tone colors. Our blackout drapes provide guests with complete light and privacy control. These drapes keep room cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter and they minimize sounds from halls, elevator lobbies and parking lots . Our privacy sheers are an excellent way to allow filter light into a room while maintaining the guest’s privacy.

Check out these beautiful photos and please keep us in mind on your Hotel and Motel drapes and curtains needs. We offer factory direct wholesale prices, bulk volume discounts, streamlined production for fast turn around and delivery and professional staff. Our products are all proudly handmade right here in America. Call us today at 1-866-713-7273 or visit us at factorydirectdrapes.com. Our goal is to provide your guests the best in lodging comfort.

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Oct 3, 2011

Blackout Drapes for a Better Night’s Sleep

Sleep is very important. Ongoing research connects sleep deprivation with many of the major, life-threatening diseases like stroke, high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, obesity, depression and others. They are also associated with decreased performance and alertness, poor quality of life, aging, occupational injury and automobile injury. Research also proves that artificial lights at night are connected with an increased risk of breast cancer for women and prostate cancer for men. Night time expose to low-level lights through electric lighting, TVs, computer monitors etc. disrupts the production of the hormone melatonin, which is essential to get deep restorative sleep and enhance your immunity against illnesses like colds and the flu and may protect you from diseases like cancer.

The good news is, with blackout drapes, you can experience the darkness and silence you need for a better sleep any time of the day. Unlike ordinary drapes, blackout drapes are made of light-blocking fabric and tight woven fabrics. When installed in a bedroom it blocks 99.9% of unwanted light that disturbs people's sleep. It also reduces noise by up to 50% and saves energy by blocking out heat and cold. These room darkening drapes are similar to what you find at most hotels and motels. If you're a grave yard shift worker, blackout drapes stop light from leaking through during the day when you sleep. Making your room as dark as possible simulates night time and signals your brain to release the hormones melatonin. Additionally, turning off TV, radio, computers and other electronic devices will greatly enhance your good night sleep.

FactoryDirectDrapes.com offers blackout drapes in different colors of white, brick, burgundy, cream, hunter, royal, sage, tan and taupe at competitive prices which make it easy and affordable for you to install it in your bedroom. Additionally, any drape fabric we carry at FactoryDirectDrapes.com can have a blackout lining attached to it. So, dress your bedroom windows with black out drapes for a better night's sleep.

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