We don't have curtains yet
By Judy Evans
June 7, 2021 5:36am CST
Our new home doesn’t have any window treatments at the moment. As our bedroom faces a street, we were keen to put something on the windows until we get around to having blinds or curtains made. Our removalist suggested using panels of corrugated cardboard so that’s what we’ve done. It looks quite neat really and gives us some privacy. I think window treatments will be a major expense for us. Thankfully, we got more our old place than what we paid for this so we have a few dollars spare to spend on what we need here. The photo is of the corrugated cardboard.
42 people like this
do you really need to put curtains . i think that's good enough . it serves its purpose. but if the house is quite far from the street then i think it's fine without curtains. but here in my area houses are just next to other house. curtains are badly needed for privacy. streets here are very narrow here like one car pass through at a time . one way street. and houses here don't have front yard. no side walk either. the door of every house is just right in front of each street. like a step away from street to the door.. not every house is like that but a lot of house here are made that way.
• Bunbury, Australia
We have a street almost directly opposite our front door so we do need curtains for privacy. There is a small front yard. The only people in our street would be people who live in the estate. There are about 150 houses here but no shops so there isn't a lot of traffic. In Ireland, a lot of the older houses open up straight onto the street too.
@JudyEv oh you need curtain then. we have lots of old curtain from 1990s. i do try to mix and match with plain white curtain to make it a bit modern or neutral feel. the curtains are sitting in cabinets. not been used for a long time so i put them out . start usng them again. its a waste if not used. i was planning to do some changes in style but decided not to bother to save money also . just mix it with other curtain with different color will make it good. came out good enough for me
Nice work done on windows in lieu of curtains. Nice to know that you got more out of your old property than what you paid for new one. In normal circumstances you have to shell out something from your savings or borrow from bank to finance the purchase of new property.