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Why Calico

why calico
You can get window treatments elsewhere, but there’s really no comparison. From our unparalleled selection of fabrics and brands like Hunter Douglas and Kirsch, to the unbeatable assistance you can get from our in-store and in-home consultants – FREE – there are countless reasons to choose Calico. Here are a dozen of them.
1. We have an incredible selection.
With more than 10,000 designer-quality fabrics, 150 window treatment styles, and hundreds of trim options, we’ve never done the same job twice. And with our Fabric Approval Plan, you can take fabrics home, so you can make decisions with confidence.
2. Everything is custom made to fit perfectly.
Nothing comes out of a box. It’s tailor-made for you by custom workrooms in the USA – professionals who make window treatments to our exact specifications, from pleat size to hem allowance. And we stand behind our workmanship 100%.
3. It doesn’t have to take long.
With our Calico Express option, you can choose from 300 great fabrics and get your window treatments delivered in just 10 business days.
4. Did we mention Hunter Douglas and Kirsh?
Calico has partnered with the two leaders in blinds and shades so you get the best in terms of quality, functional choices like room darkening and energy saving, and options like remote controls and cordless operating systems.
5. Design services are free.
You don’t have to be a designer to get a designer look. Our experienced in-store and in-home design consultants are educated in product and design, and help to realize your vision. They’ll come to your home at no cost to you, and will show you options you may never have imagined.
6. We’re with you at every turn.
Not only will Calico designers guide you though every choice you make, our professional installers will measure, install and make sure the finished product looks just right.
7. We pay attention to details.
Drapery panels are matched across seams when possible. On top treatments and shades, fabric design elements are positioned beautifully by our talented workroom partners. The tops of mounting boards for shades and valances are covered in your decorative fabric, so they’ll look beautiful from any angle – even from above!
8. Our draperies are lush and full.
Our pleated and shirred styles are made with 2½ to 3 times fullness, instead of the 1½ to 2 times you get with ready-mades. Our pleats are deep, and we offer larger pleats for extra-long draperies.
9. We know the importance of hems.
We feature 4-inch double-turned and weighted hems, and double-turned side hems, which prevent the lining from curling to the face of the drapery. You may not be able to spot these details, but anyone can see the difference they make.
10. We know the importance of linings.
Linings insulate, provide privacy, and darken rooms to help you sleep better. We offer eight different linings to protect your fabrics and to add body to your draperies and shades.
11. We’re great at challenging windows.
Custom window treatments are the ideal solution for windows that pose challenges – and since 1948, we’ve seen every challenge imaginable.
12. CALICO IS an amazing value.
directly from top mills and print houses, designer Because we buy fabric directly from top mills and print houses, designer looks at Calico are often 20-60% less than designer prices. And our retail prices for custom window treatments are lower than most top retailers and catalog sites selling similar products – even without taking into account our free design services.