Moving house: curtain cleaning and refitting

Moving home is one of the most stressful activities. We can help make it easier by transporting your curtains and poles from your old house, to your new house. We will arrange for your curtains to be cleaned and can then refit them for you in your new home (adjusting them for size as necessary).

Taking your curtains with you to your new home

This is a very popular service that takes away some of the headache of moving. We come to your home before you move, take down and store (or dispose of) your poles and curtains for you.

We can arrange for dry cleaning and once moved into your beautiful new abode we can come back and put up the poles. As long as the curtains are in good condition we are able to alter them to make them longer or shorter, adding panels to make them wider if needed.

We can replace the linings, put new headings on and can shorten or lengthen as necessary.

Curtains and blinds in your new home: where to start

We have many customers who come in having just moved and left their curtains at their old house, wanting to start fresh yet feeling a bit daunted by the prospect of decorating their home and aren’t sure where to start. It can seem like a big impossible task but it doesn’t have to be. We can suggest where to start, how to start and what to focus on.

  • I would suggest firstly looking at what you are bringing with you – are you are starting from scratch with carpets and furniture or do you have existing sofas and rugs that are making the journey?
  • It’s essential to start with the main rooms of the house, as these are the most important spaces (usually main bedroom and living areas).
  • Look at colours in existing furniture, photographs and ornaments as a place to start. We’ve had clients who don’t have a recurring colour or themes in their personal items so I encourage them to get ideas from magazines and tend to steer them towards a simple roller blind just to get some privacy whilst we work through each room together.
  • Whether you need a single pair of curtains or a whole house, our expert fitter Chris will come to take measurements and return to fit them.
  • We work to budget, one room at a time, to your priorities.
Just moved? A quick solution for bare windows

If you’ve just moved home and left your curtains behind and need a quick solution for privacy, I’d suggest our Luxaflex roller blinds or even a simple blackout blind. These are our quickest turnaround product – they take just a couple of weeks from measure to install.

Roller blinds are an ideal quick solution to get you in and settled and blackout blinds in particular work really well in bedrooms. If your home is still being built we can arrange to go into the show home and take measurements or arrange for site visits to new builds. You don’t need to be there; we simply go in and measure up for all eventualities and we then get together in the showroom to see what you like.

For more information or advice you can pop into the showroom or call us now on 01206 571 000. Dean & Co., Hatfields of Colchester, Peartree Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex. CO3 0LA.