A Client called us with a common dilemma. She had purchased a new home in a brand new Development in Orange County that was just completed by The Irvine Company. The Irvine Company, like almost all current builders and developers are building new home with extremely tall windows. We’ve visited some new Developments back east that were built by Toll Brothers that had windows that were almost 25 feet tall. These are dramatic architectural design elements that are beautiful but certainly present a challenge when it comes to finding window treatments or drapery for extra long windows. At DrapeStyle, we make drapery for these longer windows all of the time. The reality is, you won’t be able to buy drapery at a retail store like Restoration Hardware that will accommodate these windows.
Another consideration when ordering these extra long drapes is making sure that the hardware that you select will support the weight of the draperies. Drapes that are 10-20feet long are going to be quite heavy and there is just no way that a typical telescoping pole is going to support the weight of the drapes. You will need to be sure that you are getting solid rods that are properly mounted to support the weight of the drapery fabric.