Sacramento Bay Windows Need Perfect Window Treatments

Curtis Orton

Unique window types are oftentimes some of the most visually charming qualities of homes in Sacramento - and one of the most attention-drawing kinds of those unique windows are bay windows. Whether from the inside or outside, bay windows offer a sense of coziness and fashion all at once - that is, if they’re paired with the perfect window covering.

But how do you decide which window covering to go with? Just as with other specialty windows, bay windows have their own factors to think about. Sunburst Shutters Sacramento will take you through the bay window treatment checklist, as well as offer our suggestions for the perfect partners for your Sacramento bay windows.

Plantation shutters in a chic bedroom bay window. 

Priorities For Treatments For Bay Windows

  • Enhance your bay window - A poorly-chosen, generic window covering can obscure the style of a bay window. Opt for a treatment that accentuates your bay window’s unique shape.

  • Control over light and temperature levels - Bay windows tend to let in a good amount of light and heat from outdoors. You need a window treatment that makes your house comfortable and allows for climate control.

  • Privacy - Just as a window treatment should enhance your bay window’s structure, it also needs to control how clearly you’re able to see outside your home, and how clearly people outside can see inside.

The Least Recommended For Bay Window Treatments

  • Metal blinds - Blinds have a tendency to hurt the beauty of specially-shaped windows, which can make them seem rather generic or cheap. They also underwhelm in controlling brightness as well as in their energy-efficiency.

  • Drapes - Like blinds, drapes bring down the charm of bay windows by hide their unique geometry, which is one of their main appeals. Light control is also ”all or nothing” with drapes.

  • Nothing - A few homeowners believe it’s best to keep a bay window uncovered. The single advantage of not installing a window treatment is increased visibility, but it limits your control over light and heat, and will let outsiders get a clear view inside your home at all hours.

Top Picks For Sacramento Bay Windows

Bay Window Cellular Shades

Brown cellular shades in living room bow window. 

Modern, wallet-friendly, and a breeze to operate, cellular shades are a top-notch addition to bay windows. The reason why they’re such a great fit for bay windows is the level of freedom cellular shades give you. These shades can be purchased in a range of cell sizes, from 7/16” to 9/16” to 3/4” and come with a top-down/bottom-up system which lets you raise the shade from the bottom or lower it from the top, so you can get a great view while keeping control of light levels.

Sunburst’s cellular shades are also available in a wide range of transparencies, from slightly see-through to opaque, so a lack of privacy is never a concern155. In addition, unlike some other shades, cellular shades never bunch up at the top or at the side of your window when open, because they fold in so easily. So you’re able to keep the classy look of your bay windows even when the shades aren’t in use.

Plantation Shutters For Bay Windows

Half plantation shutters in living room bay window.

Like cellular shades, plantation shutters offer Sacramento homeowners the chance to display their bay windows’ shape while reaping the benefits of an effective window treatment. Plantation shutters surpass cellular shades however, by giving you even higher levels of control of light and visibility due to their adjustable louvers. And because they’re custom-made for your windows, you can enjoy even more freedom in how you enhance their aesthetic with full-length or half-length shutters.

Since bay windows are usually some of the largest windows in the house, Polywood® plantation shutters’ energy efficiency is a huge benefit. Polywood shutters can block up to 30° of heat flow in your home if used correctly, meaning that comfort for your home is just a tilt away.

For that classic wood plantation shutter look, Sunburst Ovation® shutters exceed all of the competition, as they are the only 5-star rated wood shutter available on the market. Ovation shutters , as an added bonus, can complement the wood frame around bay windows.

Treat Your Bay Windows Right, Sacramento!

You’re keeping your home from looking its best if you aren’t getting a huge visual impact from your bay windows. Let Sunburst Shutters Sacramento help your windows go the distance with our professional know-how. Get in touch with the Sunburst Shutters Sacramento team today by calling 925-309-5969 to schedule a free in-home window treatment consultation. We’ll work with your timeline and have product samples brought right to your house!