View of plantation shutters from the exterior

Which Window Treatments Help Your Home Look Great From Outdoors?

June 19, 2017

As a savvy homeowner in San Diego, you decide on your window treatments based on what they can add to your home’s interior. But have you ever thought about which window treatments look best from the exterior, and which ones may add to your house’s curb appeal?

Here are our best picks for window treatments that make your home’s exterior look even better.

Plantation Shutters Give You Curb Appeal

Shutters are perfect for improving your curb appeal because they’re so easy to see from outdoors. With their crisp, solid lines and wide louvers, shutters “pop” more than other window treatments, and can accentuate just about any style of home. With the bright whites from Polywood® plantation shutters or natural looks of Ovation® wood shutters, they can be a great counterpoint to any kind of siding, from wood siding to brick to shingle style siding.

San Diego shutters home exterior

Shutters can also help give you a consolidated look across all your windows. If your window treatments don’t match you might end up with a jumbled look, so being able to coordinate the window treatments across all those windows is a great boon. Shutters can be custom-built to fit any style and shape of window, so you can get a clean, uniform look no matter what.

Lastly, shutters are super durable and require very little upkeep, so there’s no need to worry about them looking dingy, sun-bleached or dusty in the window like you would with a fabric window treatment.

Exterior view of shutters San Diego home 

Shades In San Diego Open Up Your Color Palette

Even though they may not add the same “pop” as shutters do, the biggest things shades have going for them are their clean, solid look and wide variety of colors. If you have a very particular color scheme in mind that you want to adhere to across your siding, roof, trim, and windows – shades are the window treatment for you. With hundreds of options in colors and textures, shades are one of the most versatile options.

Keep in mind with shades that they need a little more maintenance to keep their pristine looks. Over the course of a few months, they can wrinkle, fold, fade and stain, which can make them lose any appeal they had. Also be mindful of how silhouettes will cast on them at night when you have the lights on indoors.

Increase Your Curb Appeal With New Window Treatments

If you’re ready to make both your home’s interior and exterior look even better with shutters, drapes or shades, call Sunburst today at 760-405-8887. We’ll walk you through all of your options, and help you find window treatments that work best for your San Diego home.

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