St. George Home Design: Why Windows Are Important07/09/2018Kasey Udy When you think about remodeling your St. George home, what’s on your list? New flooring? Brand-new furniture? Even new appliances or sparkling finished counters? What if we told you that you could make a huge impact with less money by looking at just one part of your home? Your priority should be your windows and window treatments. We’ll tell you why. Natural Light Plays a Huge Role It can’t be overstated how much natural light determines how your home looks and feels. Too much light pouring in through your windows can make the colors look washed out and faded, no matter what colors you’re using. Too little light, and it might look drab and dim, and just plain unattractive. To complicate things, the angle that sunlight comes in varies as the day goes on, so there won’t be one constant level of light throughout the day. To thwart this, get window treatments that let you adjust the levels of light easily and quickly. Our recommendations are roller shades or plantation shutters. Windows Will Influence Other Parts Of Your Interior Design You can reposition furniture. You can change lighting (to an extent). You can even remove parts of walls when you renovate. But windows are usually there for good, unless you’re willing to spend a lot of time and money. You’re best path is to decide what part you want your windows to play, and then plan your design around that. Do you want your big windows to be the centerpiece of the room? Open up the space around the window and pick a window treatment with bold, bright colors to grab attention. Or would you prefer the windows to be an accent that highlights other parts of the room? In that case, install something like bright white Polywood shutters to guide eyes across the room. Either way, start with the windows, and go from there. Windows Are Your Home’s Eyes Yes, it’s cliche to call windows “the eyes of the home,” but that doesn’t make it not true. Throughout the day, the eyes of passersby will naturally go to the windows. Take advantage of that by installing window treatments that accentuate your windows and your home. Here are a few ways you can do that: Plantation shutters - The bright louvers and crisp lines of shutters will actually make your window look bigger and bolder than most other window treatments do. Accent drapes - Drapes that adorn the top corners of your window can frame your window and make a gorgeous silhouette when the sun sets and your interior lights are on. Custom roller shades - Brightly colored or patterned shades drawn partway down your window can add some flair to a somewhat neutral home exterior. Start With the Windows, Finish With a Stunning Home So if you’re dreaming about a new direction for your home, windows should definitely be something you focus on. If you’re ready, Sunburst St. George can help. Give us a call at 435-485-9332 or complete the form below to get a free in-home estimate tailored to your schedule.