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Jacksonville Bay Windows Deserve Perfect Window Treatments

September 21, 2016

Unique window types are oftentimes some of the most visually appealing qualities of homes in Jacksonville - and one of the most eye-catching types of those unique windows are bay windows. Whether from the interior or exterior, bay windows grant a sense of coziness and fashion simultaneously - granted that they’re partnered with the perfect window covering.

But how does one decide which window treatment to select? Just as with other specialty window makes, bay windows have their own factors to keep in mind. Sunburst Shutters Jacksonville will guide you through the checklist for bay window treatments, as well as offer our suggestions for the perfect partners for your Jacksonville bay windows.

Plantation shutters in a modern bedroom bay window. 

What To Look For In Bay Window Treatments

  • Accentuate your bay window - A poorly-chosen, dull window covering can obscure the style of a bay window. Go with a treatment that complements your bay window’s distinctive shape.

  • Control over light and temperature levels - Bay windows tend to let in a lot of heat and light from outdoors. You want a window covering that will keep your space comfy and allows make any adjustments easily.

  • Privacy - Just like a window treatment needs to accentuate your bay window’s structure, it should also let you control how much you’re able to see out your home, and how much people outside can see inside.

The Least Recommended For Bay Window Treatments

  • Metal blinds - Blinds have a tendency to hinder the beauty of specially-shaped windows, resulting in them looking rather generic or cheap. They also underperform in controlling for light as well as temperature.

  • Drapes - As with blinds, drapes hurt the aesthetic of bay windows by covering up their unique shape, which is one of their primary features. Light control tends to be ”all or nothing” with drapes.

  • Nothing - Some homeowners believe it’s best to keep a bay window uncovered. The lone advantage of no window treatment is increased visibility, but doing so limits your options for control of light and energy, and will let people passing by get an undeterred view inside the house at all times.

Top Picks For Jacksonville Bay Windows

Cellular Shades for Bay Windows

Adjustable honeycomb shades in parlour bow window. 

Modern, wallet-friendly, and simple to operate, cellular shades are a great partner for bay windows. The reason why they’re such a great fit for bay windows is the amount of freedom cellular shades give you. These shades are available in a range of cell sizes, all the way 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 your perfect view while allowing for light control.

Our cellular shades can be purchased in a wide range of transparencies, from slightly see-through to opaque, so losing your privacy is never a problem. In addition, unlike different kinds of shades, cellular shades don’t bulk up at the top or along the side of the window when open, since they collapse so effectively. That makes it so you’re able to keep the beautiful look of your bay windows when the shades aren’t closed.

Plantation Shutters For Bay Windows

Half plantation shutters in den bay window.

As with cellular shades, plantation shutters offer Jacksonville homeowners the ability to display their bay windows’ geometry while adding the benefits of an effective window treatment. Plantation shutters improve on cellular shades though, by granting you even more effective control of light and visibility with their adjustable louvers. And because they’re custom-made for your windows, you can benefit from even more leeway in how you accentuate their looks with differing shutter lengths and configurations.

Since bay windows are usually some of the largest windows in the house, Polywood® plantation shutters’ energy efficiency is a big benefit. Polywood shutters can block nearly 30° of temperature flow in your space if used correctly, meaning that the ideal temperature in your home is a quick tilt away.

For that classic wood plantation shutter look, our Ovation® shutters surpass all similar shutters, as they are the only five star rated wood shutter available. Ovation shutters are also able to complement the wood frames around bay windows.

Let Your Bay Windows Shine, Jacksonville!

You may be doing your home a disservice if you aren’t getting a great visual “pop” from your bay windows. Let Sunburst Shutters Jacksonville help your interior design go the distance with our professional know-how. Get a hold of the Sunburst Shutters Jacksonville team today by calling 904-289-1663 to schedule a free in-home design consultation. We’ll work with your schedule and bring window treatment samples right to your door!
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