Have you ever tried to go to bed and had that street light throw light into your bedroom all night long? It reminds me of the television show “Seinfeld”. In that episode, the character of Kramer had to deal with the neon light of a Kenny Rogers Roasters keeping him up all night long. In the episode, Kramer went through all types of crazy situations to get the sign off, when in reality all he needed was a set of blackout curtains.
Blackout curtains are the perfect addition to anyone who is needing to sleep during the day or just does not want to be woken up at the crack of dawn. These curtains are constructed of a heavy material that is typically double woven for added privacy. In addition, these curtains have the ability to help cut down on your energy bills year round. They are an excellent investment for any homeowner.
Here’s an example of blackout curtains:
Benefits Of Blackout Window Curtains
For anyone who has ever had to work the midnight shift or do an all night study session, you know the morning sun is not a welcome sight. Adding a set of blackout draperies to your bedroom will ensure that you get the sleep you need, even if it is in the middle of the afternoon. Most blackout curtains are said to be able to black out at least 99% of all light. These curtains should be on your essential list of products for a babies nursery. These curtains are the perfect way to make sure your baby does not wake up with the sun.
There are a lot of people who tend to shy away from blackout curtains because they feel as though they would be unattractive. It is just the opposite, blackout curtains are available in a wide range of styles and colors. They are designed to hang just as naturally as any other curtain and typically can not be noticed that they are blackout curtains.
If you are living on a budget you may not want to spend the extra money on blackout curtains. It is true they are not the cheapest curtains, but they will pay for themselves in a rather short time. Almost 1/3 of all the heat and air you use in your home is lost through the windows. That is literally money just flying out of your home. Blackout curtains are made of a much heavier material and help to keep that energy inside. In addition, they keep the sun and air on the outside where they belong. You can expect to save anywhere from the hundreds to thousands on your yearly energy costs.
Lastly, one of the benefits that is rarely mentioned with blackout curtains is the amount of noise they manage to keep from entering your home. This is essential if you live in the city or next to a busy road. These curtains will greatly reduce the amount of noise, giving you the peace and tranquility needed for a peaceful sleep or home.
Take some time and measure your windows for a proper fit. If it looks as though you will require more than one panel, be sure to find ones that have magnetic seams. This will ensure that the blackout curtains properly do their job. You will be amazed at how different your room sounds and feels after installation. In fact, you may not want to leave your bedroom again!