Curtain help please...

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  1. #11

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    Thanks for the useful reference. Are they willing to come out to measure in the evenings/weekends as well?
    Thanks!


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    call em and ask


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    Interested in going to SZ? I made curtains for the living room and 3 bedrooms all in the same day. Total cost was under $1800.


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    i got 3 windows top to floor from shenzhen for $600. measured the windows myself and then got a handyman to install for $150. i didnt get the sunblock backing which i should ive now found the curtains to have shrunk up from the floor about 5cm probably from the summer heat. looks to me the shop i went to at lo wu didnt use preshrunk fabric.


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    Alas I cannot get to SZ these days - any other suggestions besides the one Jay recommended? Hoping to get this done soon, so hope that someone is willing to measure for me this weekend at a good price.

    BTW - can we just do a simple width and height measurement and then give it to the curtain place??

    Thanks again.


  6. #16

    Well i'm too late to help you mate but for the benefit of anyone else who looks this thread up... I did pretty much all of the curtain shops in wanchai and have to say i think Sofo Curtain was the best and again i spoke to Angel (before i saw this thread). Her service seems very good and very thorough but the prices in Wanchai are pretty high. We have 3 large bay windows and are getting a curtain with another lace patterned curtain over the top. (i.e two rails and so effectively two curtains for each window). Way over the top if you ask me but my fiancee wants it. We were quoted just under 10000 by Angel and the next most helpful guy was Ranny Wong almost next door at Fabric Deco. He wanted 12000hkd.

    The others didn't have the lace we were looking for so didn't talk prices. Anyway we did all the department stores after that and didn't find the range and they aren't as flexible as the specialists so nothing really worth reporting there.

    Went up to Fa yuen Street in Mongkok yesterday. Trawled every curtain shop there was. They look shabby compared to Wanchai and Ap Lei Chau but they have the same range and in some cases even more. We found the prices to be almost half of Wanchai. Communication was harder in alot of shops but not difficult. The place we settled on didn't look any different to the others but the lady who served us was magnificent. Ms Chung at Jade Deco, 164 Fa yuen Street.

    Not only was she very helpful but she didn't force anything on us and had her manager running to other shops to get more lace booklets. We settled up on Sunday afternoon and there was a guy measuring our windows, (just to check) at 8.30 pm the same evening. She can't get the curtains done for a week but has lent us some untill she has the ones we want finished. (her suggestion not ours) Anyway...the lace that cost 170 in wanchai cost us 68/yard. The curtain material that cost 100hkd cost us 38hkd per yard and the whole job that would cost 9750 in Wanchai cost me 3375hkd. I didn't even bother haggling as i was so impressed with her patience. (My fiancee KNOWS what she wants!).

    I'm sure you could get it even cheaper across the border but frankly i have too much going on to be bothered with the visa/ferry at this point....hopefully that won't continue. Obviously i am yet to recieve the curtains...doh! But up until now i have been given no reason to doubt they will be fine. Will let you know otherwise.


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    Just wanted to add about Shenzen: had all my curtains and blinds done there for really cheap, but all curtains turned out to be 10cm too short and the blind stopped going up after using it three times! The sewing was really bad, too, and there were some stains on the back of the curtains, so don't get them done there if you want something that's going to last!


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    Shanghai St. Mong Kok has some good prices for home decorations as well.


  9. #19

    Why not try IKEA

    Quote Originally Posted by jaetee:
    Any recommendations for inexpensive good curtain shops that will turnaround curtains within 3-4 days?? Do they come to the place to measure (the flat is in Tung Chung) or do we give them measurements??

    Very urgent so thanks so so much in advance.

    Hey, why not try http://www.ikea.com/
    u can have reasonable price in good quality, that is my favourite store

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