Hotel windows are truly opportunities to add uniqueness and character to any room design. This is one reason why so many pleat styles exist, to give you options. While that can be a good thing, a myriad of options also at times may become intimidating. In the midst of making a decision we often hear something to the effect of, “If I’m treating a window with three different treatments, do I have to use the same pleat style on all treatments?”
When designing window treatments and constructing a property a point that often gets overlooked is the ‘space’ needed for the installation of window treatments. We often have conversations with designers & contractors about the amount of ‘room’ that we will need to install our product and ensure that it works correctly. Here we’ve sought to explain what we mean by ‘space’ or ‘room’ in the hopes that it helps you the designer out in spec writing, you the purchasing agent, or you the project manager out in avoiding headaches.
in the drapery world we use the phrase ‘stack back’ a lot. Honestly though the definition or meaning is not inherent in the phrase itself. Often we have customers, particularly procurement agents, ask us what stack back really is and more specifically how to calculate stack back. Understanding the concept and being able to figure the math out yourself can be a crucial tool for designers wanting to get just the right ratio between their beautiful windows and the drapery that is used to cover them. We’ve written this blog just for those of you out there looking for a clearer cut understanding of stack back, plus a practical tool for your arsenal.