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Which Window Treatments Help With Privacy the Most?

April 30, 2018

Your house is your castle, and if you’re like the majority of homeowners, getting window treatments in Cincinnati that add privacy and sound control to maintain your sanctuary is a concern. Any window covering is better than an uncovered window. However there are some window treatments that add more privacy than others, particularly on specialty windows.

Improving Privacy on Specialty Windows

All of the large, rectangular windows you have are easy to cover with nearly any window treatment including Cincinnati shutters, drapes, or blinds|.

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You might encounter some situations when you need a special style of window treatment to achieve the level of privacy you need. These might be:

  • Windows in the bathroom where water and humidity can damage fabric window treatments.

  • Entryway sidelights that are long and thin on which window treatments can be knocked around when the door opens or shuts.

  • Irregular windows such as arches, circles, bow windows, etc., where typical store-bought blinds and drapes can’t cover your window without covering up the window’s unique shape.

  • Large windows that are hard to reach like second-story foyer windows.

In these instances, you need window treatments that go the distance to add privacy to your home.

As a plus, shop around for window treatments that can block sound to keep random noise outside and keep inside noise inside.

The Top Window Coverings for Privacy

The best window treatments for privacy that 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 what you want. To let light in and see outside, just give the louvers a tilt. For tall or high windows, you should position the louvers at an angle so light can enter but passersby can’t see in.

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Indoor shutters are also perfect for specialty-shaped windows because they’re custom built to your exact dimensions. And since Polywood shutters are water resistant, they’re a natural fit for bathrooms.

Another great window treatment for privacy is roller shades. Roller shades take up very little space above 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 made from water resistant material for areas like your bathrooms.

Window Treatments that Don’t Help With Privacy

While any window treatment adds a minimum amount of privacy, there are two that aren’t as great as those we’ve mentioned. The first is sheer curtains. Sheer curtains used to be popular a while back and can add a light feeling to a room. But they don’t offer the level of privacy of other window treatments, particularly when it’s dark out.

Cincinnati bathroom blinds

Another window treatment that isn’t great for privacy are aluminum or heavy blinds, which can bend and/or get stuck at a certain angle. If you can’t close the blinds all the way due to breakage, then they’re not providing much privacy at all.

Ready for Window Treatments that Maintain Your Privacy?

If you're on the hunt for window treatments to maximize your privacy, then drop us a line at 513-216-9740 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. During the consultation, our install team will show you all of your options to find the best fit for your home and your budget.