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Sacramento Bay Windows Need Spectacular Window Treatments

September 21, 2016

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 these unique windows are bay windows. Whether from the inside or outside, bay windows grant a sense of coziness and fashion all at once - granted that they’re paired with a great window covering.

But how do you decide which window covering to pick? Just as with other specialty window types, bay windows have specific factors to think about. Sunburst Shutters Sacramento will take you through the checklist for bay window treatments, 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 badly-chosen, generic window covering may obscure the aesthetic of a bay window. Opt for a treatment that accentuates your bay window’s unique shape.

  • Control over light and temperature levels - Bay windows can let in a good amount of light and heat from outside. Pick a window treatment that will keep your house comfortable and allows for climate control.

  • Privacy - Just as a window treatment should accentuate your bay window’s geometry, it also needs to control how clearly you’re able to see outside your home, and how clearly those on the 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, making them look 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 benefits. Light control is also ”all or nothing” when you go with drapes.

  • Nothing - A few homeowners believe it’s best to keep a bay window uncovered. The lone advantage of not installing a window treatment is an increase in visibility, but it limits your options for control of light and energy, and will let outsiders get an easy view inside your home at all hours.

Recommendations For Sacramento Bay Windows

Bay Window Cellular Shades

Vertical 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 work so well on 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, letting you get a great view while keeping light control.

Sunburst’s cellular shades also come in a wide range of transparencies, from slightly see-through to opaque, so a lack of privacy is never a problem. 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 seamlessly. So you can 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 den bay window.

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

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

For that quintessential wood plantation shutter look, Sunburst Ovation® shutters exceed all of the competition, being the only 5-star rated wood shutter available on the market. Ovation shutters can also 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 experience. Get in touch with the Sunburst Shutters Sacramento team today by calling 916-250-0758 to schedule a free in-home window treatment consultation. We’ll work with your timeline and have product samples brought right to your home!
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