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St. George Bay Windows Need Spectacular Window Treatments

September 21, 2016

Specialty window types are usually some of the most visually appealing qualities of homes in St. George - and one of the most eye-catching examples of these specialty windows are bay windows. From either the inside or outside, bay windows grant a sense of coziness and fashion all at the same time - if they’re paired with the right window covering.

But how does a homeowner know which window treatment to select? Just as with other unique window makes, bay windows have individual considerations to think about. Sunburst Shutters St. George will walk you through the checklist for bay window treatments, and show you the top picks for your St. George bay windows.

Plantation shutters in a white bedroom bay window. 

What To Look For In Treatments For Bay Windows

  • Complement your bay window - A badly-chosen, boring window covering may obscure the style of a bay window. Go with a treatment that enhances your bay window’s eye-catching geometry.

  • Control over light and temperature levels - Bay windows usually let in a lot of heat and light from outdoors. Choose a window covering that will keep your home comfy and allows you to control the climate.

  • Privacy - Just as a window treatment should accentuate a bay window’s structure, it also needs to control how much you’re able to see out your window, and how well those on the outside are able to see in.

The Worst Choices For Bay Window Treatments

  • Metal blinds - Blinds usually diminish the appeal of uniquely-shaped windows, making them look somewhat generic or cheap. They also underwhelm in controlling light levels as well as temperature.

  • Draperies - Similar to blinds, drapes bring down the visual appeal of bay windows by obscure their unique geometry, which is one of their primary features. Light control can also be an “all or nothing” choice when you go with drapes.

  • Nothing - A few homeowners believe it’s best to keep their bay window uncovered. The single upside to going without a window treatment is an increase in visibility, but doing so reduces your energy efficiency and light control, and can let outsiders get an undeterred look inside the house at all hours.

Recommendations For St. George Bay Windows

Cellular Shades for Bay Windows

Adjustable honeycomb shades in lounge bow window. 

Stylish, wallet-friendly, and easy to operate, cellular shades are a top-notch addition to bay windows. The reason why we recommend them for bay windows is the level of freedom cellular shades offer you. These shades are available in different cell sizes, all the way from 7/16 in. to 3/4 in. and come with a top-down/bottom-up system which lets you lower the shade from the top or raise it from the bottom, letting you get a great view while maintaining light control.

Sunburst’s cellular shades can be purchased in a wide range of transparencies, from sheer to completely opaque, so losing your privacy is never a problem. Also, unlike some other shades, cellular shades don’t bulk up at the sides or along the top of your window when open, because they collapse so effectively. That means you have the ability to maintain the beautiful look of your bay windows even when the shades aren’t being used.

Bay Window Plantation Shutters

Half insulating shutters in family room bay window.

Like cellular shades, plantation shutters can give St. George homeowners the ability to display their bay windows’ looks while adding the benefits of an effective window treatment. Plantation shutters surpass cellular shades though, by offering even more effective light and visibility control due to their adjustable louvers. And since they’re custom-made for your windows, you can enjoy even greater flexibility in how you accentuate their looks with full or half length shutters.

Because bay windows are typically some of the biggest windows in the house, Polywood® plantation shutters’ insulation is a massive benefit. Polywood shutters can restrict up to 30 degrees of heat flow in your home when used correctly, meaning that the ideal temperature in your house is a quick tilt away.

For that quintessential wood plantation shutter look, our Ovation® shutters exceed all similar shutters, having the distinction of being the only five star rated wood shutter available on the market. Ovation shutters , as an added bonus, can accentuate the wood frames around your bay windows.

Get Started On Your Bay Windows, St. George!

You might be keeping your room from looking its best if you aren’t getting a great visual “pop” from your bay windows. Let Sunburst Shutters St. George help your windows soar with our professional experience. Get on the phone with the Sunburst Shutters St. George team today by calling 435-485-9332 to set up a free in-home window treatment consultation. We’ll work with your timeline and have product samples brought straight to your door!
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