Transform your home with a virtual consultation from Burke’s of Bantry
Jessie Hegarty, window furnishing expert with over 30 years of experience, is available for free consultations.
Window furniture can make a home a home, and as people are spending more time at home than ever before, they’re looking to make small changes that can transform their rooms.
Blinds and curtains can do this.
Burke’s of Bantry have an entire floor dedicated to window furnishings, but while the store remains closed, they offer free virtual consultations.
Jessie Hegarty is an expert in window furnishings. He has over 30 years of experience and during that time there is no situation that he has not encountered.
He’s built a huge catalog of jobs, so no space is too much of a problem.
The idea of virtual consultations arose from the fact that customers were looking to buy window furniture but could not visit the store.
“Customers called me, telling me they had a tough window and were looking for the different options we could offer them,” Jessie explains.
“I asked them to send photos from space. From the client being at home and me being at home, I was able to recommend solutions and sizes by seeing the photos. Everything was sorted within 24 hours.
Jessie has seen a massive change in window furniture with more and more products, and more and more styles and fabrics available.
15 years ago everyone wanted roller shades and there was a choice of about five fabrics. Now there are so many choices ”.
One of the major advances is the motorization of window furniture.
“In five years, we will assume that all blinds will be motorized. People put them in the main bedrooms and living rooms, so they don’t have to climb on the furniture to open and close it ”.
“If your house doesn’t have adequate electrical outlets, that’s okay. These motors are battery operated and only need to be recharged every four months.
You can connect them via Bluetooth, use them via a smart speaker or set a timer to open and close them at certain times ”.
The advantage of this motorized furniture is that it lasts much longer because it is not handled.
“It’s a smart investment”.
Jessie firmly believes that for a small price, a blind can completely change a room. The same goes for curtains.
Fifteen years ago, you chose your fabric, went to a seamstress and had your curtains made. These days it is much easier.
“The market is changing. We have ready made curtains which are of a very good standard. Our curtains are made to measure, ”adds Jessie.
For more information on available window furniture, or to book a virtual consultation, call Jessie on 086 2863659, email [email protected] or visit www.burkesshop.ie