Before you determine what window treatment to order, some companies, like Sunburst, start out with an in-home consultation. By bringing products to you, we can present how different shutters, blinds, and shades would work in your room. Now you can create an informed decision by visualizing how each window treatment looks with the rest of the room.
But what happens during an in-home consultation? And how will bringing samples to your home help you better choose the perfect window treatment? Sunburst prides itself on these in-home consultations, and here’s what you will see at your appointment.
Walking Through A Typical In-Home Shutters Consultation
Start by arranging an appointment by calling your local representative. If you already have a shutter or window treatment in mind, like our Polywood® plantation shutter
, then we will make a special note to show you different options related to your preferred choice. We will also bring alternatives, so you can be sure that your choice matches your ideal.
During the actual appointment, we’ll sit down and talk about what you are looking for in a window treatment. We’ll cover issues like your lighting, privacy, and energy efficiency preferences, and we’ll pay special attention to hard-to-reach or specialty-shaped windows. Your rep will also ask about how the room is used and what style you are looking to accomplish. The end target is to imagine what your decor will ultimately look like with the window treatrments installed.
That may require going through different window treatments until we discover the correct window treatment for the room. Most people need to try out a few different ideas, like comparing Polywood with our real-wood Ovation® shutters or choosing the best stain to match the room. 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 get percise 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 some of your windows. We perform this service because many of our customers want to get additional products without another consultation. Before we leave, we will thoroughly explain the detailed, written quote, so there are no phantom numbers on your invoice.
Red Flags For A Bad In-Home Shutter Consultation
While we are confident that Sunburst will perform an easy and enjoyable in-home consultation, there are some things you should never see from any window treatment rep. It should go without saying, the quality of your sales representative reflects the quality of the product.
First, your salesperson should respect your home. He or she should show up as scheduled, ready to present, and offer to prevent floor scuffs with shoe booties. Your rep should always give you product and company brochures and pricing information.
When it comes to price, you should always get a complete written quote. Don’t accept a guesstimate, scrawled on a product brochure or the back of a business card. And never accept a quote without window measurement. You need to be able to follow how much you should pay and why. Finally, look up references and online reviews as you get ready to order.
You Can Anticipate A Productive In-Home Consultation With Sunburst
At Sunburst, we strive to match our customers’ windows with the perfect window treatment. Our salespeople are said to be courteous, professional, and knowledgeable. And we will never leave you without a full price and product literatutre. Just phone your local Sunburst rep at 702-850-6619 to arrange your in-home consultation.