Which Window Treatments Are the Most Privacy Friendly?04/30/2018Kevin McCormack Your home is your sanctuary, and if you’re like most homeowners, finding window treatments in Jacksonville that give you privacy and noise control to maintain your sanctuary is a top consideration. Any window covering is more effective than a bare window. Yet there are some window treatments that add more privacy than others, even on specialty windows. Improving Privacy on Hard to Cover Windows All of the large, rectangular windows in your house are easy to cover with nearly any window treatment like Jacksonville shutters, shades, or blinds. But there might be some situations when you need a particular kind of window treatment to get the privacy you want. These could be: Windows in the bathroom where water and humidity may damage fabric window treatments. Sidelight windows that are long and thin where window treatments can be pushed around by the door’s movement. Specialty-shape windows such as arches, circular windows, bay windows, etc., where conventional store-bought blinds and drapes can’t cover your window without covering up the window’s unique shape. Large windows that are impossible to reach such as second-story foyer windows. In these instances, you want window treatments that go above and beyond to add privacy to your house. As a plus, look for window treatments that offer good sound control to keep random noise outside and keep inside noise inside. The Top Window Coverings for Privacy The most privacy-friendly window treatment we recommend are Polywood® plantation shutters. Plantation shutters are able to be shut completely, for when blocking all the light and sound you can is your goal. To let light in and see outdoors, just tilt the louvers. For tall or high windows, you can always keep the louvers tilted at an angle to let light in while still maintaining privacy. Plantation shutters are also great for non-rectangular windows because they’re custom built to your exact dimensions. And since Polywood shutters are water resistant, they’re an excellent choice for bathrooms. Another great window treatment for privacy is roller shades. Roller shades take up very little space at the top of the window, but are easy to pull down to prevent outsiders from seeing into your home. While they can’t be custom-fit to fit unique window shapes, you can find roller shapes in water resistant material for areas such as the kitchen or bathroom. Window Treatments that Don’t Make the Cut for Privacy While any window treatment adds a minimum amount of privacy, there are two that might not get the job done. The first is sheer curtains. Sheer curtains used to be popular a while back and can add a a light feeling to a room. Yet they don’t offer the level of privacy of other window treatments, especially at night. Another window treatment we don’t recommend for privacy are aluminum or bulky blinds, which can bend or get stuck at a certain angle. If you can’t close the blinds all the way because of breakage, then they’re not providing much privacy at all. Want Window Treatments that Maintain Your Privacy? If you're on the hunt for window treatments to maintain your privacy, then drop us a line at 904-289-1663 or complete the form below to set up a free in-home consultation. During the consultation, our shutter experts will show you all of your options to find the perfect window treatment for your style and your budget.