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San Diego Bay Windows Deserve Stunning Window Treatments

September 21, 2016

Unique window types are often some of the most visually appealing hallmarks of homes in San Diego - and one of the most attention-drawing examples of these unique windows are bay windows. From either the inside or outside, bay windows give a sense of coziness and fashion simultaneously - granted that they’re combined with a great window treatment.

But how does a homeowner know which window treatment to pick? Just as with other unique windows, bay windows have their own factors to keep in mind. Sunburst Shutters San Diego will take you through the bay window treatment checklist, as well as offer our suggestions for the perfect partners for your San Diego bay windows.

White shutters in a modern bedroom bay window. 

Considerations For Treatments For Bay Windows

  • Complement your bay window - A poorly-chosen, generic window covering may hide the beauty of a bay window. Choose instead a treatment that enhances your bay window’s unique shape.

  • Control of temperature and light levels - Bay windows tend to let in a lot of light and heat from the sun. Choose a window covering that makes your space comfy and allows make any adjustments easily.

  • Visibility - Just as a window treatment needs to accentuate a bay window’s structure, it also needs to control how well you can see out your home, and how clearly those on the outside are able to see inside.

The Least Recommended For Bay Window Treatments

  • Metal blinds - Blinds typically diminish the charm of specially-shaped windows, making them look rather cheap or generic. They also underwhelm in controlling for light as well as in their energy-efficiency.

  • Draperies - Similar to blinds, drapes negatively impact the visual appeal of bay windows by covering up their unique shape, which is one of their main appeals. Control over brightness is also ”all or nothing” with drapes.

  • No window treatment at all - Sometimes homeowners believe it’s best to keep their bay window uncovered. The only advantage of no window treatment is an increase in visibility, but doing so decreases your options for control of light and energy, and can let passersby get an undeterred look inside your house at all hours.

Top Picks For San Diego Bay Windows

Cellular Shades for Bay Windows

Brown honeycomb shades in lounge bow window. 

Stylish, budget-friendly, and simple to operate, cellular shades are a great partner for bay windows. The reason why they’re such a great fit for bay windows is the degree of freedom cellular shades give you. These shades can be purchased in a range of cell sizes, all the way from 7/16” to 9/16” to 3/4” and feature a top-down/bottom-up system which lets you raise the shade from the bottom or lower it from the top, so you can get fantastic visibility while maintaining light control.

Sunburst’s cellular shades are also available in a range of opacities, from solid to sheer, so losing your privacy is never a worry. In addition, unlike other shade types, cellular shades never bulk up at the top or along the side of the window when drawn, since they collapse so effectively. That means you have the ability to maintain the elegant look of your bay windows even when the shades aren’t being used.

Bay Window Plantation Shutters

Half plantation shutters in living room bay window.

Similar to cellular shades, plantation shutters offer San Diego homeowners the chance to showcase their bay windows’ geometry while reaping the benefits of a customized window treatment. Plantation shutters go above and beyond cellular shades though, by offering even better light and visibility control with their adjustable louvers. And because they’re custom-fit to your windows, you can have even greater leeway in how you add to their looks with differing shutter lengths and configurations.

Due to the fact that bay windows tend to be some of the biggest windows in your house, Polywood® plantation shutters’ energy efficiency is a massive allure. Polywood shutters can stop close to 30 degrees of temperature flow in your space when used correctly, meaning that comfort for your home is just a tilt away.

For that timeless wood plantation shutter look, our Ovation® shutters exceed all other wood shutters, as they are the only 5-star rated wood shutter available on the market. Ovation shutters are also able to accentuate the wood border around your bay windows.

Get Started On Your Bay Windows, San Diego!

You’re keeping your room from looking its best if you aren’t getting the most out of your bay windows. Let Sunburst Shutters San Diego help your interior design soar with our professional expertise. Get on the phone with the Sunburst Shutters San Diego team today by calling 760-405-8887 to schedule your free in-home design consultation. We’ll work around your timeline and bring window treatment samples right to your home!