How often do we say that our home is our castle or even our sanctuary? With that thought in mind choosing window treatments for privacy as well as sound control is something we all have a concern about. Though a window covering of any kind is much better than just a naked window, having window treatments that afford you a good deal of privacy are a whole lot better.
Whether you have standard or specialty windows in your home, rest assured there are window treatments for privacy that come in varied shapes and sizes to accommodate your needs. Rectangular windows in your home, whether small or large, are ever so simple to cover with nearly any type of window treatment. From blinds, shades and shutters, providing coverage for your rectangular shaped windows is no challenge at all.
However, the professionals here at Just Add Shutters are fully aware that homeowners may encounter some situations where a particular style and type of window treatment is necessary in order to have the privacy you need. Some of those situations would include:
- Sidelight windows that are quite skinny and long in shape where window treatments can be pushed and moved about by the door’s actual movement;
- Bathroom windows where a good deal of humidity and water can actually damage fabric window treatments;
- Overly large windows that can be remarkably difficult to reach such as foyer windows on a second floor; and
- Irregular shaped windows such as bow windows, circles, transoms, and the likes where the conventional blinds and shades bought in stores cannot cover the window without camouflaging or covering altogether the unique shape and design of the window.
In these situations, window treatments that go above and beyond to provide privacy to your living space are the only efficient solution. With that said, the folks here at Just Add Shutters recommend plantation shutters as your privacy-friendly window treatments of choice. They not only fully close and block out the light and sound, but their tilted louvers allow you to let the light in and see the outdoors quickly and easily.
In addition, interior plantation shutters are ideal for specialty shaped windows simply because we custom build them to your exact dimensions. Since our plantation shutters are also waterproof, they are a perfect window treatment choice for all your bathrooms. Yet another window treatment for privacy is that of roller shades. Roller shades take up very little space above your windows and are easily pulled down so as to prevent any viewing from the outside of your home. They cannot be custom made to fit your odd window shapes, but you can certainly purchase roller shades constructed with water resistant materials for bathroom and kitchen areas.
Lastly, though any window covering will provide you with some privacy, there are two specific window treatments that provide little to no privacy at all. First is the sheer curtain, popular years and years ago, they added a bit of style and an airy feeling to any room but are very easy to see through. Secondly, aluminum blinds that can easily bend and even get stuck in an odd position, often pose a problem of being able to fully close them. If you are not able to close your blinds it goes without saying that they are not providing you with adequate privacy.
We hope you found this information useful. If you are in the market for window treatments for privacy then surely you have come to the right place. Simply give a shout out to our team and schedule your free consultation today. We will come out to your home and our install team will perform a full walk through of your living space and share with all your options to help choose the perfect window treatments that match your style and your budget as well.
Summer is finally here. What better time to enhance your home’s window treatments? The experts here at Just Add Shutters look forward to serving you and to providing you with the best all round window treatments this side of Tennessee. Don’t delay. Get in touch with our team today!!