When you buy a new house, there are a lot of questions to ask. During the negotiations, you might go back and forth on a few things. You really want the family to leave the porch swing, but they want to take it. The washer and dryer are staying, but they’re taking the dishwasher…and so on and so forth. One thing you might not think about asking directly is whether or not window coverings in Palo Alto, CA are included in the home sale. There are some instances that make that easier to judge than others.
If the home you are interested in has window blinds or shutters that are screwed into the window’s frame, more likely than not they are going to stay when the home transfers ownership over to you. Those blinds and shutters are custom cut for those windows and they may not fit elsewhere. They’re more of a permanent fixture and taking them would be like taking the lights out of the kitchen.
On the other hand, curtains and drapes are easy to take down and move to a new location. If the current owner appreciates the colors, made them by hand, or has another attachment to the window coverings for any reason, they might want to take them along when they move. If you also appreciate them, you will want to make sure they are included in the sale before you are surprised when they are gone as you move in.
When buying a house, you don’t really want to assume anything. Even if you are okay with the curtains going, you’ll want to ask about the rods. Are they included in the sale? That can make hanging new curtains in place of the old ones much easier. IF you have any questions at all, one way or another, you should ask your realtor to find out for you.
It’s nice to move into a home that already has window coverings in place because it’s more turn key. You just move in and start enjoying the space with your family. However, if you want to put your own stamp on the rooms right away, window coverings are a good place to start as well. If they go with the previous owner, you have the chance to get coverings that meet your goals, suit your style, and go with the look you want within the house.
If you have moved into a new house and want to replace the window coverings in Palo Alto, CA that were left behind, or you need coverings because the old owner took them along, contact the professionals at San Francisco Shutters for advice and help. You can reach us at (650) 552-9020 and we can set you up with a time to come talk to us in person. We’d love to show you around our showroom so you can get an idea of what’s out there and what you appreciate. Just stop by 1676 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, CA 94010.