Complete Room Window Guide
The complete guide to window coverings for every room in your San Diego house is finally here! Sunburst Shutters San Diego offers our recommendations for the best kinds of window coverings for every room in your home. We take into consideration lighting, style, budget, energy efficiency, privacy, moisture resistance, durability, and more to discover your perfect fit.
Top Considerations: Style, energy efficiency, custom shapes, durability
Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, barn doors shutters, shades
Living rooms typically have the biggest windows in the home, and it’s the room that you’ll host friends and family. That makes this room a great place to go all out with window treatments that show off your fashion sense and offer you complete control of the room’s comfort. A few of the best window coverings for rooms that are heavily inhabited are plantation shutters and barn door shutters.
Plantation shutters convey a ornate style and are extremely durable while offering the highest level of control over temperature and light levels, meeting all the living room considerations. Likewise, sliding barn doors can add a classic, subdued sense to your living room, while giving you great control over the light in the room.
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Light control, style
Window Treatment Recommendations:Plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, barn doors shutters, shades, blinds
Your home’s dining room may be a formal room you use only occasionally, or as your daily family meal place. Either way, you want a window covering that can let you control the mood and complement your décor to make your dining room a comfortable space.
Barn door shutters can give a nostalgic, almost romantic sense to your dining room - while simultaneously giving you fantastic control of the level of light and privacy you want. Plantation shutters have a similar traditional look but are also versatile enough to fit in with more modern décor. Shades, though they offer less control over temperature, still give you some light control to add to the mood of your dining room, in addition to being available in an extensive selection of fashions and colors to match any décor.
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Style, ease of cleaning, resistance to humidity and water
Window Treatment Recommendations:
Polywood plantation shutters, faux wood blinds
A lot goes on in your kitchen, from prepping meals to showing off to guests and then some. Due to the many uses of your kitchen, you’ll benefit most from a window covering that’s both versatile and able to stand up to whatever happens in the room.
Polywood plantation shutters meet these needs wonderfully. Not only do their neutral tones go with almost any style choice, but they’re also highly moisture-resistant and easy to clean to boot. Faux wood blinds, while somewhat less resilient and upscale than shutters, do offer the humidity resistance necessary for any kitchen window treatment
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San Diego Bedroom Window Treatments
Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, blinds, shades
The most important priority for your bedroom should be light and comfort control to make it easy to sleep. No window covering can match the level of control given by plantation shutters, not to mention their unparalleled ability to give complete privacy and their stellar looks that enhance any décor.
Pull-down shades are also a fantastic bedroom choice, giving you that much needed privacy and a warm look – though they tend to dampen light instead of completely block it like shutters. Shades can also be purchased in a wide variety of styles and colors, making it easy to pick one that matches your bedroom’s colors.
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San Diego Bathroom Window Treatments
Window Treatment Recommendations: Polywood plantation shutters, faux wood blinds
When you’re looking into window coverings for bathrooms, your two largest priorities are privacy and ability to handle moisture. Both Polywood plantation shutters and faux wood blinds repel water and humidity superbly and also offer excellent privacy control with their adjustable louvers. Shutters however, have the added benefit of being extremely customizable, so they can be built to effortlessly fit angled or arched windows.
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San Diego Family Room Window Treatments
Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, sliding barn door shutters, blinds, shades
Your family room is the place to unwind and spend time together with your family. It’s also one of the rooms guests will often see most often, so style and light control should be your top priorities.
Plantation shutters give style to your family room, and boast great temperature control and insulation to keep your space comfortable. Stylish sliding barn door shutters can become a distinct centerpiece to your family room if you want to wow your guests.
Blinds and shades can also be great choices due to being available in a vast array of colors and styles, making it simple to coordinate with your established decor - though they lack the light and temperature control that shutters provide.
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Top Considerations: Light control, energy efficiency, humidity resistance
Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, blinds
No two basements are alike. They vary in structure, area, how far underground they are, and beyond. Due to these differences, the ideal window covering for each basement can vary as well.
Generally, you should look for window treatments that fit the unique shape and size of your basement windows, while being able to let in as much light as possible. Polywood plantation shutters fulfill both of those criteria, in addition to being resistant to humidity that might be a problem in some basements.
For a different option, blinds are also a common choice for basements in San Diego. Both faux wood and aluminum blinds feature moisture resistant qualities, in addition to fitting the most common basement window sizes and easily fitting your existing decor.
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Top Considerations: Style, light control, energy efficiency, resilience
Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, shades
Having the most effective window treatments in your home office can help contribute to a productive atmosphere where you can focus on your work. Plantation shutters provide ultimate control of light, temperature, and sound, making sure you can work in a comfortable environment.
If sound dampening and temperature control aren’t an issue, shades are another fantastic choice that can help fill your home office with soft light, making it more mellow and easier to focus on your work as opposed to having no window treatment.
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Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, window film, shades
Sunrooms get a lot of light and are an ideal place to lounge or entertain - so long as you can have control over the level of light and heat that enter the room. Plantation shutters can be breathtaking against all the glass and are also effective at keeping your space at an ideal temperature with their easy louver adjustability.
Pairing window film with another window covering can increase your room’s protection from heat and harmful ultraviolet light – so you won’t need to worry about the possibility of your carpet, furniture, or family photos or artwork fading from light exposure. Shades give you a more subtle aesthetic that you can tailor to your house, but know that their UV protection won’t be as potent as other options.
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Window Treatment Recommendations: blinds, shades
Whether we like it or not, we spend several hours in our laundry room every year. To take some of the stress out of laundry, decorate your laundry room with window coverings that will make you comfortable, but don’t let it slip your mind that laundry rooms can generate humidity and you may need to protect drying clothes from harsh light.
Blinds are a fantastic choice for San Diego laundry rooms since they’re inexpensive and easy to adjust, making light control simple. Faux wood blinds are better compared to real wood since they resist moisture. Shades are also a window treatment to consider, giving a soft, muted style to your laundry room. Bear in mind though that shades for the most part aren’t very moisture resistant, in case you typically use the room for steaming or ironing clothes.
Don’t fear laundry day anymore!