AD FEATURE: Dress your home at Emporium

BIG CHOICE: Ruth Allen at the large Charmhaven showroom this week. Picture: David StewartRUTH and Greg Allen of Emporium Blinds, Curtains, Shutters and Awnings, at Charmhaven, aren’t kidding when they say they take their work personally.

“We’re both really passionate about what we do,” Ms Allen said.

And they understand that customers feel the same way about getting it right when adding curtains, blinds, shutters or awnings to their homes.

“We’re very honest and we’re committed to providing a very personalised touch for our customers to make sure that their window dressings will be just right,” she said.

“And if that means that the customer has to come back and see us 20 times before they feel comfortable about their decision, then that’s fine.”

Emporium Blinds, Curtains, Shutters and Awnings aims to provide quality products at affordable prices.

The Allens and their staff make the process simple for customers: from providing a free measure and quote and expert advice, to making the product, and then installing it, they handle it all.

The Charmhaven showroom stocks a range of quality fabrics from the likes of Warwick, Wilson, Rowe, Morris Kain and Nettex.

There’s every style of made-to-measure curtain and blind imaginable, in a myriad of fabrics and materials, colours and patterns.

And the made-to-measure awnings are sourced locally from a manufacturer at Kincumber, and Sydney.

Outdoor and privacy blinds are particularly popular, Ms Allen said.

Outdoor PVC blinds, typical of those featured in trendy Terrigal eateries, are increasingly being added to the decks of local homes.

Depending on the style and type chosen, they can help to block the wind and harsh afternoon summer sun.

The Allens share an immense sense of satisfaction in exceeding a customer’s expectations.

“I get very excited when people phone or drop in to tell us how happy they are with us,” she said.

“It tells us that we’ve done a great job and made them feel special.”

■ Emporium Blinds, Curtains, Shutters and Awnings is at 2 O’Hart Close, Charmhaven. Phone 4393 2100.

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