Mr & Mrs Oliver came to us with some tricky windows they were hoping to find solutions for in their barn conversion, from an a-pex window above the bed to dormer patio doors and larger windows in their lounge.
Mr and Mrs Oliver left us with these kind words following the completion of their order,
“We were really pleased with all aspects of the service, from hep with fabric selection in store to final fitting and after sales service too.
We were looking for curtains for both our living room and our bedroom. Both sets of windows had some difficulties.
In the living room, we wanted curtains to go with some rugs we had bought and the minute we showed the lady in store a photo of the rugs she immediately found a brilliant fabric. We went with the first one she pulled out! When the fitter arrived to put the poles up in the living room it became evident that the centre fixing for the pole didn’t have sufficient adjustment on it to fit. The fitter went out of his way to find a solution and made some spacers from solid oak to match our window frames. The spacers are exactly the same shape as the centre mounts and have become a feature in their own right. Perfect.
The bedroom window is a large triangle and so awkward to dress that we lived for seven years with no curtains at all and for the next twelve years with a makeshift version. The design consultant knew exactly what to do with them and also worked our an efficient way to draw the curtains back during the day.
Also in the bedroom we wanted curtains at a balcony door that needed to be double sided because the curtain pole swings open during the day revealing what would be the reverse of the curtains. We had really good advice from the design consultant who suggested an outdoor fabric for the reverse of the curtains so that they wouldn’t fade if drawn to keep the sun out and would not be unduly affected by getting wet if it rained whilst the balcony doors were open.
The triangle was awkward for the fitter to put up the rails because the oak frames were uneven, but again the fitter worked out a perfect way of solving the problem.
The curtains themselves are beautifully made.
Overall, we have been really pleased with the final result. We would certainly use Fresh Ideas again.”