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Thermal Curtains

img_2586I have been in my house, just over three months and I have enjoyed slowly getting to know it and brainstorming how I can best live in it. My gramma was anxious to help me decorate, but that was the least of my worries. To keep her satisfied, I suggested she look for a couple panels of neutral color thermal-back curtains, plain rods and a couple tension rods. I figured whatever she found, unless the color was so awful, could be used in some fashion.

My second floor is a finished attic space with old windows. After putting plastic on the windows, I decided to hang one thermal curtain. It helps, although when it is 15 degrees out it is hard to feel a big difference. At the stairway going upstairs there had once been a door, but it was probably removed because when open, it would create an awkwardness in the hallway where the bathroom, bedroom and linen closet doors meet. To help, keep heat from rising through that stairway, I used a tension rod and panel to serve as door. It seems to be working well with no draft of cold air in the hall or vacuum of warm air being pulled up the stairs.

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  • Emmy January 12, 2010, 4:22 pm

    That’s cool you’re Grandma bought you some thermal curtains. We had to do something similar when we rented that townhome with the el cheapo windows.
    .-= Emmy´s last blog ..Earth Balance and Peanut Butter Drops =-.

  • Shannanb aka Mommy Bits January 13, 2010, 9:39 pm

    They make thermal curtains? I had no idea. Would have been great for when we lived in MainStrasse. Our windows were terribly drafty.
    .-= Shannanb aka Mommy Bits´s last blog ..Spring Awakening Part II =-.

  • Condo Blues January 13, 2010, 11:52 pm

    I bought blackout liners for the curtains in my computer room. They work as thermal liners in winter. *love*
    .-= Condo Blues´s last blog ..Make Microwave Hand Warming Gloves =-.

  • Andi January 15, 2010, 5:14 pm

    Yes, thermal or blackout liners work well for cutting down on drafts or too much summer sun heating up an area. You can even buy the fabric if you want to sew your own. Shannan, I’m not saying you might, but in case another reader is interested 🙂
    .-= Andi´s last blog ..Garage Makeover =-.

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