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Ultimate Room Window Guide

The ultimate guide to window treatments for each and every room in your Cincinnati house is here! We give our recommendations for the best kinds of window coverings for every room in your house. We take into account light control, style, budget, effective insulation, how much privacy is offered, moisture resistance, resilience, and more to select your best option.

Take a look at this guide to find out which window coverings you should go with, with links to more detailed recommendations and gorgeous pictures of window treatments for every area of your home.
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Cincinnati Living Room Window Treatments

Living room window treatments

Top Considerations: Style, energy efficiency, custom shapes, durability

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, barn doors shutters, shades

Living rooms typically feature the biggest windows in your home, and it’s the space in which you’ll host visitors. That makes the living room the best place to splurge on window treatments that display your fashion sense and give you control of the room’s comfort. Two of the most effective window treatments for frequently used rooms are barn door shutters and plantation shutters.

Plantation shutters carry a ornate style and are extremely hardy while giving the highest level of control over temperature and light levels, matching all the living room considerations. Similarly, barn door shutters can add a classic, rustic character to your living room, while giving you easy control of the light in your space.

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Cincinnati Dining Room Window Treatments

Dining room window treatments

Top Considerations: Light control, style

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, barn doors shutters, shades, blinds

Your dining room may be a formal room you use only occasionally, or as your common family meal place. Either way, you want a window covering that can give you light control and accentuate your furniture to make your dining room a relaxing space.

Barn door shutters can give a rustic, almost romantic style to your dining room - in addition to giving you extensive control over the level of light and privacy you want. Plantation shutters have a traditional flair but are also adaptable enough to accompany more modern home design. Shades, though they offer less control over temperature, still offer some light control to enhance the mood in your dining room, in addition to being available in a huge selection of fashions and colors to match any décor.

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Kitchen Window Treatments

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Top Considerations: Style, ease of cleaning, resistance to humidity and water

Window Treatment Recommendations: Polywood plantation shutters, faux wood blinds

The kitchen is a room full of activity, from preparing meals to entertaining guests and then some. Because of the many purposes of your kitchen, you’ll benefit most from a window treatment that’s both versatile and able to stand up to whatever happens in the room.

Polywood plantation shutters satisfy these criteria wonderfully. Not only do shutters’ neutral tones match almost any style choice, but they’re also extremely resistant to moisture and simple to clean as well. Faux wood blinds, while somewhat less durable and attractive than shutters, do give you the water resistance needed in any kitchen window treatment

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Cincinnati Bedroom Window Treatments

Bedroom Window Treatments

Top Considerations: Privacy, style, light control, energy efficiency

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, blinds, shades

The first priority for your bedroom should be how easy it is to adjust the light and temperature to make it easy to sleep. No window treatment can match the level of control given by plantation shutters, not to mention their unrivaled ability to give complete privacy and their classic looks that complement any décor.

Pull-down shades are also a common bedroom choice, giving you that all-important privacy as well as a homey look – though they tend to dampen light rather than block it out completely like shutters. Shades also come in a huge selection of colors and styles, making it easy to pick a shade that matches your bedroom’s colors.

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Cincinnati Bathroom Window Treatments

Bathroom Window Treatments

Top Considerations: Privacy, ability to handle humidity and moisture, durability

Window Treatment Recommendations: Polywood plantation shutters, faux wood blinds

When you’re looking into window treatments for bathrooms, your two most important considerations are privacy and ability to handle humidity. Both Polywood plantation shutters and faux wood blinds repel moisture and humidity extremely well and in addition provide excellent privacy control with their easy adjustability. Shutters however, have the added benefit of being highly customizable, so they can be constructed to effortlessly fit specialty windows.

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Cincinnati Family Room Window Treatments

Family Room Window Treatments

Top Considerations: Style, light control, energy efficiency, handling wear

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, sliding barn door shutters, blinds, shades

Your family room is your place to rest and spend time together with your family. It’s also a room your guests will often see more often than others, so fashion and light control should be your top priorities.

Plantation shutters give flair to your family room, and give you great temperature control and insulation to keep your space comfortable. Chic sliding barn door shutters can star as a unique centerpiece to your family room if your goal is to wow your guests.

Blinds and shades can also be good choices due to being available in a large variety of colors and styles, making it easy to match with your established decor - though they don’t allow for the same degree of light or temperature control as shutters.

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Cincinnati Basement Window Treatments

Basement window treatments

Top Considerations: Light control, energy efficiency, handling moisture

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, blinds

Each basement is unique. They might vary in structure, size, how deep they are, and more. Since they vary so much, the best window covering for each basement will differ as well.

In general, you need window treatments that can fit the unique shape and size of your basement windows, while giving you the ability to let in the maximum amount of light. Polywood plantation shutters check both of those boxes, while also resisting the humidity that can be a problem in some basements.

As an alternative, blinds are also a common choice for basements in Cincinnati. Both aluminum and faux wood blinds offer moisture resistance, while also fitting the most frequently-seen basement window sizes and easily fitting your existing decor.

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Cincinnati Home Office Window Treatments

Home Office Window Treatments
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Top Considerations: Fashion, light control, energy efficiency, resilience

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, shades

Having the right window treatments in your home office can help you stay productive and focused no matter the time of day or the outside weather. Plantation shutters offer ultimate control of temperature, light, and sound, ensuring that you’re able to work in a comfortable environment.

If noise canceling and insulation aren’t a priority for you, shades are a more budget-friendly option that can help fill your space with subdued light, making it more mellow and easier to focus on your work as opposed to having no window treatment.

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Cincinnati Sunroom Window Treatments

Sunroom window treatments

Top Considerations: Style, light control, energy efficiency, durability

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, window film, shades

Sunrooms get a lot of light and are the perfect spot to relax or host guests - so long as you can have control over the amount of light and heat that come in. Plantation shutters can be breathtaking against all the glass and are also perfect for keeping your sunroom at an ideal temperature with a simple adjustment of the louvers.

Integrating window film with another window covering can add to your room’s protection from heat and harmful ultraviolet rays – so you won’t have to worry about the possibility of your carpet, furniture, or one of a kind photos or artwork fading from light exposure. Shades can add a more subdued aesthetic that you can customize to your home, but be aware that their UV protection won’t be as potent as other options.

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Cincinnati Laundry Room Window Treatments

Laundry room window treatments

Top Considerations: Budget, light control, energy efficiency, humidity resistance

Window Treatment Recommendations: Blinds, shades

Whether we like it or not, we spend a lot of hours in the laundry room each year. To de-stress some of those chores, decorate your laundry room with window coverings that will make you comfortable, but don’t neglect the fact that laundry rooms can get humid and you may need to protect drying clothes from outside light.

Blinds are a fantastic choice for Cincinnati laundry rooms due to their lower price and quick adjustability, making light control a breeze. Faux wood blinds are a better choice than real wood since they are moisture-resistant. Shades are also a window treatment to consider, giving a soft, muted style to your laundry room. Bear in mind though that shades typically aren’t very moisture resistant, in case a lot of ironing or steaming goes on in your laundry room.

Don’t fear the laundry room anymore!