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What type of Window Treatments Help With Privacy the Most?

April 30, 2018

Your house is your castle, and if you’re like the majority of homeowners, finding San Diego window treatments that give you privacy and sound control to maintain your castle is a concern. Any window covering is preferable to a naked window. Yet there are some window treatments that give you more privacy than others, even on nontraditional windows.

Providing Privacy on Hard to Cover Windows

Most large, rectangular windows in your house are a snap to cover with just about any window treatment like San Diego shutters, drapes, or blinds|.

Half circle window shutter San Diego 

You might encounter some situations when you need a special style of window treatment to provide adequate privacy and light control. These could be:

  • Bathroom windows where excess moisture can damage fabric window treatments.

  • Sidelight windows that are tall and thin on which window treatments can be jostled around when you use the door.

  • Irregular windows such as eyebrows, circular windows, bay windows, etc., where conventional store-bought blinds and shades can’t cover your window without covering up the window’s unique shape.

  • Big windows that are difficult to reach such as second-story foyer windows.

In these instances, you need window treatments that go the extra mile to add privacy to your house.

As a bonus, look for window treatments that can block sound to keep random noise outside and prevent neighbors from overhearing.

The Window Treatments That Give You The Most Privacy

The window treatments we recommend most for privacy are Polywood® plantation shutters. Plantation shutters are able to fully close, for when blocking all the light and sound you can is your goal. If you want to let light in and see outside, just give the louvers a tilt. For high windows, you can always keep the louvers tilted at an angle to let light in while still keeping your privacy.

San Diego living room shutters 

Plantation shutters are also perfect for specialty-shaped windows because they can be customized to fit any shape or size. And since Polywood shutters are waterproof, they’re an excellent choice for bathrooms.

Another great window treatment for privacy is roller shades. Roller shades take up very little space above the window, but are easily pulled down to prevent any views from outside your home. While they can’t be custom-made to fit unique window shapes, you can find roller shapes made from moisture-resistant material for areas such as the kitchen or bathroom.

Window Treatments that Don’t Help With Privacy

While any window covering offers a basic level of privacy, there are a few that might not get the job done. The first is sheer curtains. Sheer curtains used to be popular a while back and can add a 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.

San Diego bathroom blinds

Another window treatment that isn’t great for privacy are cheap or bulky blinds, which can bend and/or get stuck at an angle. If you can’t totally close the blinds because of breakage, then they’re not providing much privacy at all.

Ready for Window Treatments that Maintain Your Privacy?

If you're shopping around for window treatments to maintain your privacy, then give us a ring at 760-405-8887 or complete the form below to set up a free in-home consultation. During the consultation, one of our window treatment professionals will walk you through all of your options to find the perfect window treatment for your style and your budget.