Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 25, 1993 · Page 27
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 27

Ukiah, California
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Friday, June 25, 1993
Page 27
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ON THE MARKET FRIDAY, JUNE 25,1993-5 Windows- Continued from Page 3 ment you select, it is important to pay attention to the details. Details are greatly emphasized this year. This includes decorative tiebacks and cords, fringe, rods with unusual finishes and shapes, and a hem on the bottom and sides of draperies. If you don't have the money to purchase new drapes, then adding these details and slightly remaking your drapes will add a new and updated look to your rooms. Hard window treatments I've been very happy with the "hard" window treatments that have been developed in the last few years. These include blinds of various sizes (mini, micro), colors, and materials (metal, plastic, fabric, wood). Some mini blinds are even made of sunglass material. This allows the occupant to be shielded from glaring sunlight while maintaining breathtaking views. Wooden blinds and shutters also have become popular again. Many model homes in new developments installed plantation shutters, often painted in light neutral colors to match the walls. Dual and triple honeycombed shaped blinds greatly aid in temperature stabilization. They act as insulation against the elements. Insulation is really dead air, utilizing products that keep air from moving. These window treatments are great in older homes whose windows are single pane. They will greatly aid in reducing utility bills. Off-the-rack vs. custom Window treatments will vary greatly depending on whether you choose one "off- the-rack" or have them custom made. Off- the-rack window treatments aren't as rich looking as custom ones. They look more skimpy. Valences are very narrow and often the drapery hardware underneath the valence (which it is supposed to hide) is noticeable when sitting in the room. Colors tend to be neutral. Also, the drapes are not always the right length for your window, as there are no custom measurements taken. The length you will need depends on the placement of the rods and the individual height and style of your window. Off-the-rack window treatments tend to be less expensive that those that are custom. The selection of fabrics and styles is more limited than custom ones, but they are usually less expensive. Some of the price difference is evident to the eye. These include quality and quantity of fabric chosen. Custom draperies are more ample looking on the window. Each window is custom measured so the finished length is appropriate to every window. Finishing touches such as tassels, tiebacks and other accessory details and combinations are individually chosen. There are other price differences that are not evident to the eye, but do add to the cost of custom window treatments. Better quality rods are used. This is important to prevent or reduce the chances of sagging due to the weight of the drapery fabric. Many options of cord management are available. This aids in the longevity of the window treatment and ease of the customer. The price of the professional installer, workroom and designer of customer window treatments are all factored in. I personally do recommend seeking the assistance of interior designers. They have expertise in finding the blend to match the style of your house, furniture and taste. I have seen many homes where this does not occur, and it just detracts from the home. Budget Prices will vary greatly depending on the type of window treatments you select, fabric price, hardware (rods, brackets) price, and labor costs. Be that as it may, the following are rule of thumb guidelines for custom window treatment prices for a window 58 inches high by 76 inches wide and an eight-foot (standard) ceiling height: $1,000 to $1,200 drapery; $500 to $600 sheers; $600 honeycombed shaped blinds; $1,200 to $2,000 wooden shutters. Installation Installation greatly affects the overall look of your window treatments. Hard window treatments can be installed inside the window casement or outside up on the window header depending on the type of window and preference of the customer. The location of the rods also will greatly dictate how tall a room will feel. Some people have them installed near the ceiling to give the eight-foot-high (standard height) room added height. New construction/remodeling Window treatments are limited by the type of construction of the room and window. All too often clients have requested window treatments that were not physically possible to obtain due to the construction. That's not to say that if you have your heart set on a certain drapery, it couldn't be obtainable with minor changes to your architectural plans prior to construction. It is best to have your window professionally measured after the construction has taken place, due to minor changes that always occur during construction. This way, your finished product will be totally custom and look it. Window treatments are meant to last a long time. Take the time to invest in them, and enjoy the end result. THE CHOICE OF TITLE COMPANY IS YOURS Buying, Selling, or Refinancing? Specify "THE COMPANY THAT CARES" about YOUR transaction. Ask for REDWOOD EMPIRE TITLE COMPANY of Mendocino County or call 462-8666 TODAY'S HOUSING MARKET BY COLDUUGUL MENDO BANeRO REALTY, INC. THIS WEEK'S BEST BUYS Last Week's Sales Activity Home Loan Interest Rate 73 BONITA PLACE (Lake Mendocino Mob. Estates) - Nice 2 BR 2 BA mobile with formal living and separate family room. Situated on one of the parks largest & most attractive lots backing up to lawn area! Only $56,500. 210 FAULL AVENUE - Great family home in quiet neighborhood with recently remodeled baths, large kitchen, fenced rear yard & lots more! Ready to move into. Offered at just $112,500! 130 EVANS ST. Convenient to everything! This easy maintenance 3 BR 2 BA home is loaded with charm. Drive by & you II see it reflects special care) $127.000. 410 CLARA Charming 3 BR 1 BA JUST LISTED with tall ceilings, huge R-2 zoned lot for 2nd unit. Loft could be converted to living space. Priced to sell at just $114,900. 107,109,111 W, CHURCH. approx 2 864 sq. ft. in super downtown location. Perfect for office, dress shop & other retail stores! $180,000. The following is a report prepared and issued by Coldwell Banker. The report istesed in whole or part on raw data Irorn the Mendoano Co multiple lis ing service. It traces sales activity in the Ukiah, Redwood Valley. Calpella. Talmage and Hopland areas lor the seven day penod ending 6/11/93. Reported Residential Current active Listings New Listings Mortgage rates for single family homes as of 6/7/93 compiled by FIRST AMERICAN TITLE CO. (30 yr. fixed rate, owner occupied mortgage of 80% of home value). Maximum loan $202,300. Allied Savings, 462-0225 Cal Bay, 1-800-331-0200 NorwestMortg., 462-0290 M.P.A. Mortgage, 462-4608 7.125 yonthemarkil. M 47 RANCHO GRANDE (Lk. Mendo. Mob. Estates) White glove treatment will pass in this 3 BR 2 BA mobile with flying colors! Features: formal dining room bit. in desk, gorgeous kitchen I Must Seel $86,000. 5440 MILL CREEK RD. This would be perfect horse property! 1 yr. new home on 30+- acres bordering BLM land - ride foreverl So private yet so close in. Nice views! $189,000. HWY. 101 ACREAGES Just minutes from town you will find these two parcels with fantastic views, roads, perk, survey & entry. 74+ac./$299,000 and 15 ac./$209,000. Call to see. •Includes loan origination fee. For current quotes or information contact above lenders directly or: FIRST AMERICAN TITLE CO. 462-1446 1100 FELIZ CR. RD. (Hopland) A rare find! 4+- ac. parcel with beautiful view bldg. sites. Bring your plans & see the possibilities here! Small, older mobile to live in while you build! $147,400. 766 SO. OAK ST. Super rental or home for first time buyer or retiree! 3 BR 2 BA close to all shopping. Call to see today. $100,000 4601 FELIZ CR. RD (Hopland) Super horse set up with this 5 BR 2 BA home on approx. 11+ acres with lots of extras incl. barn & corrals. Offered at $315,000 Don Kelly Bob Levy Betty Bullard. .463-3720 .462-5400 .462-6865 John Lazaro ... Dick Mazzanti. 463-3915 ..462-3006 Mark Levy SE HABLA ESPANOL .462-6713 Norma Silver Kerri Vau .462-5038 .485-8254

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