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Title: Suggestion for someone to do black out Fixturing/Curtains on Bedroom?
Post by: noMoneyBackin2011 on June 10, 2018, 01:55:37 PM
I'm looking for a contractor to help black out a room at night for sleeping.  Its not a matter of just putting a pole with blackout curtains - that leads to a lot of light bleeding through the edges.  I think it likely needs custom fixturing setup so that all light is blocked, but can still be easily opened up during the day.


Any recommendations on which contractor might experience with this? 
Title: Re: Suggestion for someone to do black out Fixturing/Curtains on Bedroom?
Post by: Kings on June 10, 2018, 03:50:49 PM
i'd look into local blinds/shutter companies.  i had http://www.customshuttersandblinds.com/ (http://www.customshuttersandblinds.com/) put in some shutters a few years ago and they did quality work.  they carry hunter douglas products, so i would check with them to see if they can put in something like the products listed here: https://www.hunterdouglas.com/stories/blackout-blinds-room-darkening-shades (https://www.hunterdouglas.com/stories/blackout-blinds-room-darkening-shades)
Title: Re: Suggestion for someone to do black out Fixturing/Curtains on Bedroom?
Post by: bones on June 10, 2018, 03:59:12 PM
A handyman or you can just DIY. Just have to get the right supplies

Instead of using grommets, get pleated curtains and hang higher than the window so light doesn’t come in from the top. Also overhang the curtains on the sides and add an “eye” under the rod and a hook on the curtain to close off the side.
Title: Re: Suggestion for someone to do black out Fixturing/Curtains on Bedroom?
Post by: Compressed-Village on June 10, 2018, 08:43:53 PM
Definitely a DIY, you gonna feel a sense of accomplishment afterward.
Title: Re: Suggestion for someone to do black out Fixturing/Curtains on Bedroom?
Post by: noMoneyBackin2011 on June 11, 2018, 10:56:34 AM
DIY is def out of the picture - I do a lot of other things myself to derive that sense of satisfaction.  No way I even want to do this.
Title: Re: Suggestion for someone to do black out Fixturing/Curtains on Bedroom?
Post by: Compressed-Village on June 11, 2018, 11:36:23 AM
DIY is def out of the picture - I do a lot of other things myself to derive that sense of satisfaction.  No way I even want to do this.

Try homeadvisor.com. They have a full range of trades and handy man service.
Title: Re: Suggestion for someone to do black out Fixturing/Curtains on Bedroom?
Post by: eyephone on June 11, 2018, 11:39:33 AM
Don’t go ghetto and use aluminum tin fool.
Title: Re: Suggestion for someone to do black out Fixturing/Curtains on Bedroom?
Post by: Compressed-Village on June 11, 2018, 12:03:17 PM
It will fall under design on a dime.
Title: Re: Suggestion for someone to do black out Fixturing/Curtains on Bedroom?
Post by: irvinehomeowner on June 11, 2018, 12:12:21 PM
Don’t go ghetto and use aluminum tin fool.

But blocks out heat too!

Title: Re: Suggestion for someone to do black out Fixturing/Curtains on Bedroom?
Post by: curious george on July 24, 2021, 10:10:11 AM
I'm looking for a contractor to help black out a room at night for sleeping.  Its not a matter of just putting a pole with blackout curtains - that leads to a lot of light bleeding through the edges.  I think it likely needs custom fixturing setup so that all light is blocked, but can still be easily opened up during the day.


Any recommendations on which contractor might experience with this?

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