Embrace the Local Advantage Elevating Your Home with Window Treatments at Montgomerys

Embrace the Local Advantage Elevating Your Home with Window Treatments at Montgomerys

Embrace the Local Advantage: Elevating Your Home with Window Treatments
at Montgomery’s

March 2024

In the vast world of window treatments, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of options offered by big box stores. However, when it comes to window treatments, choosing a local expert can make all the difference in transforming your living space. Choosing Montgomery’s is easy with all that we have to offer for window treatments.

Personalized Expertise
At Montgomery’s, our team of local window treatment experts goes beyond merely selling products. We understand that each home is unique, and window treatments play a crucial role in reflecting your personality and meeting the specific needs of your space. Unlike big box stores, our experts take the time to comprehend your vision, guiding you through a myriad of options tailored to your preferences.

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Unparalleled Knowledge
When it comes to window treatments, knowledge is key. Our team boasts in-depth expertise, offering insights that extend far beyond what you might find in a generic retail setting. We’re here to answer all your questions and provide comprehensive information on materials, styles, and functionalities. Say goodbye to the frustration of being left in the dark at large retailers; with us, you’ll have a dedicated team to guide you at your own pace.

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Installation Services
Never feel frustrated again trying to install your hard window treatments. Trust us to ensure that your chosen blinds or shades are seamlessly integrated into your home, enhancing aesthetics and functionality. With our team, the process becomes stress-free!

Custom Creations
Are you dreaming of a unique drapery or curtain for your space that perfectly complements your decor? Look no further. Our skilled seamstresses can turn your vision into reality with custom designs. A dedicated team of professionals creates each product in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Attention to Detail
At Montgomery’s, we believe that the magic lies in the details. From complimentary design services and measurements, we go above and beyond to ensure that your blinds or shades are not only stunning but also the perfect fit for your windows.

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In the world of window treatments, the local advantage is a game-changer. The experts at Montgomery’s are committed to providing a seamless, personalized experience that goes beyond what other retailers can offer. As the vibrant South Dakota spring approaches, now is the perfect time to refresh your home! Whether you’re looking to embrace the natural light with sheer curtains, elevate your sliding glass door window treatment, or sleep better with blackout window treatments, we have you covered.

Contact Montgomery’s Window Treatments experts today to learn more about recent projects and the services provided.

When dining at home, keep these design tips in mind

When dining at home, keep these design tips in mind

When dining at home, keep these design tips in mind

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From upcoming holiday meals to colder weather and darker days, there are lots of reasons you might be dining more at home in the months ahead.

Whether it’s a daily dinner for your household or a special occasion you’re hosting, the right attention to your dining setting can make any meal more complete.

“Dining spaces can be a lot of fun to design, whether you’re building a new home or refreshing your current one,” said Kayla Hathaway, a design consultant at Montgomery’s.

“Especially as people have moved somewhat away from dedicated dining rooms, we’re seeing them explore all the different settings where you can eat and drink at home.”

Here are some tips to keep in mind as you consider design for your own dining spaces.

The table itself

Of course, the dining surface itself is the foundation of a dining room, whether it’s open to your kitchen or in a dedicated room off of it.

“We are seeing more and more table tops with interesting surfaces – glass tops with different colors or mosaics, textured metal that can be hammered or distressed – and it can completely bring a different look and become a highlight of the room,” Hathaway said.

“Of course, we also still sell lots of solid wood tables, but we seeing more interest in the different surfaces.”

Integrating with a kitchen in an open floor plan is key, she added.

“When I help clients, I’m looking at the cabinetry selection, the lighting, the flooring, because I want everything to flow,” Hathaway said. “Especially with moving away from a formal dining room, a lot of times the dining space opens to a larger family room, so we want all those pieces to integrate with the furniture.”

In older homes that might have small stand-alone dining rooms, “we have great options for tables with self-storing leaves where they can open up to expand the table as needed,” Hathaway said. “I’ve also done bench seating that I might put in an entryway but with the idea that it can be pulled into the dining room for additional seating, or I’ll tuck extra dining chairs into a home office.”

The seating

Even more so than tables, dining chairs offer a way to deliver a fresh look in multiple spaces.

“We help clients look at chairs with upholstery that coordinates with a nearby sofa or bar stools that match dining chairs,” Hathaway said. “We’re using metals in bar stools that complement the lighting features. I want everything in a home to look like it was put there on purpose.”

It can make a huge difference.

“I had a client the other day who came in thinking she needed a whole new dining set, and as we looked at the shape of the table we ended up keeping it and just getting new chairs that coordinated with the sofa and created better use of space,” Hathaway said.

“Sometimes, it isn’t that you have to buy entirely new, but we can look at your existing furniture and find something that works with it a bit better.”

As more kitchens have integrated counter seating and islands – or even double islands – it has shown how fun bar stools can be to select, she added.

“We have so many options,” Hathaway said. “We have some great, fun, gold finishes and even some velvets – which you’d think would be a really scary fabric on a bar stool, but there are new materials out that are incredibly durable even if you spill on it.”

Lower-level entertaining

Fall and winter are great times to update the lower level of your home, creating ideal spaces for game-watching gatherings and movie nights.

Think pub tables, counter seating and, again, bar stools.

“I’ve been in homes recently with six to 10 bar stools that have become the main eating area,” Hathaway said. “It’s become a lot more popular, and I don’t think people realize how many options there are as well as opportunities to customize. We have products rated for up to 400 pounds, and they’re not going to get wiggly, so you can sit on it and feel safe.”

Montgomery’s even can help you with the bar itself – with a fantastic selection of bars, bar cabinets and carts.

“There are some very stylish options to create a bar area or to supplement one with a cabinet,” Hathaway said.

Finishing touches

Lighting and accessories complete a dining experience and shouldn’t be overlooked.

“We’re seeing smaller lamps coming into table settings and more moody lighting in dining spaces,” Hathaway said. “You used to just see one large chandelier, and now I’m seeing dual chandeliers or three hanging fixtures, so those have been fun to see.”

And whether it’s a routine meal or holiday feast, centerpieces always complete the experience.

“We can help with a floral centerpiece and create something that reflects the season if you’re hosting a Thanksgiving or holiday meal,” Hathaway said. “There are great designs using arrangement in the middle of the table, so you can still talk over it, and it gives you kind of a more updated look.”

If you’re looking to complete your dining upgrades before the holidays, there’s still time.

“We’re always going to have inventory in stock and available,” Hathaway said. “If you’re looking to customize, it’s about eight to 12 weeks, which is back to normal and pretty amazing for choosing your own colors and finishes to be made in the U.S. and delivered to your door.”

Outdoor dining

Fortunately, it won’t be all that long before you’re back to dining outdoors again too – or even sooner if you have a multiseason enclosed room. So it’s not too soon to think patio season.

“It’s actually been kind of crazy how many requests we’re still getting to look at patio furniture,” Hathaway said. “If you haven’t stopped in recently, there are so many advances there as far as products that can stay outside and hold up in the weather, things that can get wet and don’t blow away, that they’re meant for South Dakota seasons. It’s really cool how much has changed.”

And remember – Montgomery’s design services are completely free when you purchase Montgomery’s products.

“One of the things I like to stress as you work with a designer is that you don’t have to do the whole project now,” Hathaway said. “Maybe we’re looking at a table, chairs and rug, and you only want the table now, and in six months you come get the chairs. Having us show you what it can look like gets your mind toward that goal, and then we can work with you as time goes on and you’re ready to complete the design.”

Ready to start enhancing your dining space? Stop in, or schedule an appointment with a Montgomery’s designer.

5 Key Steps to Picking the Perfect Dining Table

5 Key Steps to Picking the Perfect Dining Table

The dining room table is the last bastion of family gathering time.

Your table is the place your little ones smear birthday cake during their first birthday party and later share their spaghetti noodles with the dog. It’s the place you see your kids’ faces and hear about their day before they go back to their phones and computers.

And it’s the place you and your spouse regularly reconnect as a couple over a home-cooked meal (or maybe a fast-food burger and fries).

Don’t rush buying a new dining room table—it’s too important to your family and the function of your home. Whether you need a table for your formal dining room or your eat-in kitchen, take your time in choosing this gathering space foundation piece.

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Consider Your Lifestyle

Every family has different needs when it comes to their dining table. Let’s look at the needs you should consider.

Family Makeup

If you have small children, you’ll need a durable table that can stand up to high use. Besides meals, your dining table will see homework, games, crayons, art projects, and plenty of spills. Selecting the right materials and finishes are key.

Families with older children may not have the opportunity to eat together as often. School activities, friends, and the allure of their own rooms can make it difficult to get your kids to the table. In this case, you may not have as many concerns about high use, so your choices open up a bit more.

No kids at home? You have the freedom to pick a dining room table for its beauty and style. Use the next considerations to help narrow your options.

Meal Time Habits

Some of us use our dining room tables to eat meals. Some of us use our tables to pile mail high and hold the Target bags until we have time to put the stuff inside away. (Admit it, you do it too.) We won’t decide who’s right or wrong today, but you need to be honest about which one you are.

Pay attention to your daily routine. If you do eat meals at the table, buy one large enough to fit the number of people who use it on a daily basis. If you don’t use your table for actual eating, buy the most appropriate size for your space (we’ll talk about size coming up). From there, consider one last thing.

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Do you host family get-togethers and holidays? Or entertain a group of friends for games or dinner parties on a regular basis? You need a dining room table capable of seating everyone comfortably. Buy a table with the number of people you normally host in mind. Consider an extendable dining table for large parties. And remember, each person needs at least 24 inches of space at their place setting.

If your space is limited but you still entertain, buy a table that fits your space for day-to-day needs and expands when the crew comes over. Look for an extendable dining table with leaves, a gate-leg table, or a drop-leaf table. You’ll have flexibility for groups and still be able to fit the table into your space.

Measure Twice Buy Once

Getting the dining table size right is the most important part of buying a table. Imagine buying a beautiful new table, getting it home, and every time someone tries to get up from the table, their chair hits the wall. Aunt Edna won’t be happy if she has to crawl under the table to get out of the room.

Before you start shopping, measure your dining room carefully. Know how high your ceilings are. Make note of other furniture in the room. It’s a good idea to measure that furniture as well so your proportions match up.

For example, if your china cabinet is very large, don’t buy a petite table that looks tiny when in the same room. Or, maybe you have an airy feeling buffet with slender legs. Don’t buy a massive, heavy table. They just won’t work together.

Leave 42 to 48 inches of space between the edge of the table and the wall. If you have other furniture (like a buffet) in the room, that 42 to 48 inches will be between the edge of the table and the front of the furniture.

One last thing. Don’t forget to take extension leaves into account when measuring. The table should still fit comfortably in your dining room when at its largest size.

Deciding on Materials

Even though a variety of materials are available for dining room tables, solid wood is the most popular. Its durability over time and its beauty are unmatched. You can find unique looks in many design styles. Imagine a solid wood slab top, honed to a beautiful lustrous finish.

Wood veneers are also available and make it possible to buy a wood table clad in a rare wood species. Unusual patterns can be created with several types of veneers. And don’t be fooled by negative impressions of veneers. They are just as durable as solid wood.

You’ll also find dining tables made of glass, stone, metal, and laminate. Although glass, stone, and metal may seem more durable than wood, this is not always true. Glass is difficult to keep clean and stone and some metals require extra care when used, just like wood.

All materials have an upside and a downside. Talk with your interior designer about which works best for your home and family.

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Make a Statement

Let’s say you saw a table that screamed, “I’m perfect for you!” Would you go for it? Look for a truly unique dining table that’s an expression of your personality.

Your dream table might be a rough-hewn wood slab created as one piece with a metal base that makes a striking contrast to the warm, wood top. Or maybe you prefer a sleek metal topped table for a modern look.

Some companies offer the option to create a custom table to match your tastes exactly. Explore the possibilities and bring home just what you want.

Whatever type of dining room table you choose to buy, take all these things into consideration, and you’ll bring home a table that can serve you and your family for years. The designers at Montgomery’s are here to help whenever you’re ready.

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