We don't have curtains yet

@JudyEv (247328)
Bunbury, Australia
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.
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@DocAndersen (42750)
• United States
7 Jun
that is a pretty cool thing to do! what a great idea. I vote, if I get a vote, for Red Curtains when the time comes!
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Jun
I'll keep your vote in mind but I'm not promising anything. I hadn't actually thought about red curtains but it's a good idea.
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@DocAndersen (42750)
• United States
7 Jun
@JudyEv Red is a bold statement
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Jun
@DocAndersen It is indeed - and one of my favourite colours.
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@louievill (28288)
• Philippines
7 Jun
That's very resourceful and looks very neat until such time you could get your blinds or curtains up.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Jun
It is a cheap solution for the moment. We've barely had time to think about window treatments yet. lol
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@louievill (28288)
• Philippines
7 Jun
@JudyEv I appreciate it very much because I basically think and act the same way, I improvise and make do the best way of what is available for the mean time or while waiting for something better.
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• Philippines
8 Jun
@JudyEv its ok without curtain
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@Nevena83 (64246)
• Serbia
7 Jun
I think that's enough for now.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Jun
I think so too. We will get curtains as soon as we can.
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@Nevena83 (64246)
• Serbia
7 Jun
@JudyEv It is important to sort out what is most important to you, later you will do everything else.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Jun
@Nevena83 That's true. We're trying not to make rash decisions.
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@RasmaSandra (42873)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
8 Jun
Looks good to me for now, I agree with @DocAndersen the red curtain idea sounds really nice,
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jun
They could only be red on the inside as we have to have white facing the street.
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@RasmaSandra (42873)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
8 Jun
@JudyEv then you could try to find red curtains that are lined in white and have the white toward the street so the curtains are thick enough that no one can see inside at night,
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jun
@RasmaSandra Yes, that would be a good solution.
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@oahuwriter (14906)
• United States
8 Jun
Good idea. Have a nice time shopping for your window treatments.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jun
There is so much choice I get totally confused. lol
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@oahuwriter (14906)
• United States
9 Jun
@JudyEv Must be lovely to choose from.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jun
@oahuwriter We have to first decide if we want blinds or curtains or something else.
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@LadyDuck (341549)
• Switzerland
7 Jun
This looks neat and it is useful. Why not to buy blinds and ask Vince to install them? I did it on the garage door, it's very easy.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Jun
I should have said 'window treatments' as I'm not sure what we'll have yet. We might for blinds. Shutters seem very popular here too.
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@LadyDuck (341549)
• Switzerland
8 Jun
@JudyEv We have external shutters and curtains inside.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jun
@LadyDuck There are so many options that we get a bit bamboozled and can't decide what's best. I think really we're putting off having to make decisions.
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@hotsummer (11524)
• Philippines
7 Jun
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.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jun
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.
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@hotsummer (11524)
• Philippines
8 Jun
@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
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jun
@hotsummer Just mixing things around a bit can give a whole new look to a room.
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@allen0187 (49642)
• Philippines
7 Jun
Hope you get curtains as soon as possible.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jun
Thanks. It is quite a big decision to make and we're putting it off at the moment.
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@allen0187 (49642)
• Philippines
8 Jun
@JudyEv take as much time as you possibly need.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jun
@allen0187 We need to do a bit of research to try to find out what we'd like.
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@msdivkar (22977)
• India
7 Jun
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.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Jun
Normally, people are upgrading with each new house but we are downsizing and going from an acreage to a very small property. It's nice to have money left over as we have spent quite a bit on various items that we needed.
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@msdivkar (22977)
• India
8 Jun
@JudyEv You are right here but I would rather prefer a smaller area but decent one to suit your requirements. Lesser maintenance headaches and costs.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jun
@msdivkar This one is really easy just to lock up and go away whereas there was always a bit of a worry with the other place that perhaps the reticulation would develop a problem while we were gone.
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@allknowing (92706)
• India
8 Jun
Those panels may block air flow. And about having money I thought you had much more selling that huge property
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jun
We don't open these windows too much or too often. We do have more money but in Australian terms, the previous place wasn't considered huge.
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@allknowing (92706)
• India
8 Jun
@JudyEv Here that acreage would have fetched someone in millions. The land here is very expensive.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jun
@allknowing Australia is well off for land although blocks in cities and towns are getting smaller and smaller.
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@sjvg1976 (23590)
• Delhi, India
7 Jun
Oh that happens. Good that you made this temporary arrangements till you have curtains for the windows.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jun
We still haven't contacted anyone about curtains but we need to do it soon.
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@sjvg1976 (23590)
• Delhi, India
8 Jun
@JudyEv hope so you get someone for it to fix with nominal rates.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jun
@sjvg1976 Thanks.
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@1creekgirl (25864)
• United States
8 Jun
Not a bad idea and it does the job! If you're taking a vote, I vote for Charleston Shutters. I don't have them, but our daughter in Charleston SC does. I love them.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jun
Quite a few people here seem to have very similar shutters. They might be called the same but I don't know that. They certainly look nice but someone has said they collect a lot of dust.
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@1creekgirl (25864)
• United States
8 Jun
@JudyEv Yeah, you might be right. I do like them at the front of a house, but I'd rather have room darkening shades or drapes in the bedroom.
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@rakski (92430)
• Philippines
7 Jun
for now, that will do
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Jun
Yes, that's what we thought.
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@rakski (92430)
• Philippines
8 Jun
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@marlina (125767)
• Canada
7 Jun
That will do for now! But hurry up and order the blinds or curtains, you will be so happy when it's done,
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jun
We need to get on to it but there are lots of other things that need doing too.
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@thelme55 (70360)
• Germany
7 Jun
That is good for now until you can buy curtains.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jun
That's our thinking too. We'll get curtains hopefully soon.
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@xFiacre (9419)
• Ireland
7 Jun
@judyev The Dutch don't really use curtains or blinds - you could pretend to be Dutch.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jun
I suppose we could but as this window faces the street, I'd rather have something that stops people looking in.
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@CarolDM (138161)
• United States
7 Jun
You will get there, step by step. This is a great idea for now.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jun
It has certainly solved a problem.
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• Philippines
7 Jun
I guess it is good for now.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jun
Yes, it's okay for the present but we'll need something else eventually.
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@wolfgirl569 (41310)
• Marion, Ohio
7 Jun
That works for now. I have put blankets over windows too. Even with curtains sometimes. They are great insulation against the cold in the winter.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jun
Curtains are certainly good insulation.
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@Juliaacv (55613)
• Canada
7 Jun
The cardboard will work until you have your new window treatments installed. It will feel more like home by then I'm sure.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Jun
Yes - and now we're getting our pictures up which will improve the place too.
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