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Kingsport Bay Windows Deserve Beautiful Window Treatments

September 21, 2016

Specialty window types can be some of the most visually appealing hallmarks of houses in Kingsport - and one of the most attention-drawing examples of these specialty windows are bay windows. Whether from the interior or exterior, bay windows grant a feeling of coziness and fashion all at the same time - that is, if they’re combined with a great window treatment.

But how do you know which window treatment to select? Just like other unique window types, bay windows have individual features to think about. Sunburst Shutters Kingsport will take you through the checklist for bay window treatments, and show you the top picks for your Kingsport bay windows.

Plantation shutters in a white bedroom bay window. 

Considerations For Bay Window Treatments

  • Accentuate your bay window - A poorly-chosen, dull window treatment can obscure the style of a bay window. Opt for a treatment that complements your bay window’s unique geometry.

  • Control over light and temperature levels - Bay windows can let in a good amount of light and heat from outside. Choose a window covering that will keep your house comfortable and allows you to control the climate.

  • Privacy - Just like a window treatment needs to accentuate a bay window’s structure, it also needs to control how much you can see out your window, and how much those on the outside are able to see in.

What Not To Choose For Bay Window Treatments

  • Aluminum blinds - Blinds usually hurt the glamour of uniquely-shaped windows, resulting in them looking rather generic or cheap. They also underperform in controlling light levels as well as temperature.

  • Drapes - As with blinds, drapes negatively impact the aesthetic of bay windows by obscure their unique shape, which is one of their main features. Light control can also be a zero sum game with drapes.

  • No window treatment at all - Some homeowners think it’s best to keep a bay window uncovered. The lone reason for no window treatment is an increase in visibility, but it reduces your options for control of light and energy, and can let people passing by get a clear view inside your house at all hours.

Top Picks For Kingsport Bay Windows

Bay Window Cellular Shades

Adjustable cellular shades in lounge bow window. 

Fashionable, wallet-friendly, and easy to operate, cellular shades are perfectly suited to bay windows. The reason why they’re such a great fit for bay windows is the amount of freedom cellular shades give you. These shades can be purchased in a range of cell sizes, from 7/16 in. to 3/4 in. and come with a top-down/bottom-up system which lets you raise the shade from the bottom or lower it from the top, letting you get fantastic visibility while allowing for control of light levels.

Our cellular shades can be purchased in a wide range of opacities, from sheer to completely opaque, so a lack of privacy is never a concern. In addition, unlike other shade types, cellular shades don’t bunch up at the top or near the side of the window when open, because they collapse so easily. That makes it so you can maintain the beautiful look of your bay windows even when the shades aren’t being used.

Bay Window Plantation Shutters

Bottom half insulating shutters in den bay window.

Like cellular shades, plantation shutters offer Kingsport homeowners the opportunity to showcase their bay windows’ shape while enjoying the benefits of an effective window treatment. Plantation shutters improve on cellular shades however, by giving you even better control of light and visibility due to their moveable louvers. And since they’re custom-made for your windows, you can have even greater freedom in how you enhance their aesthetic with differing shutter lengths and configurations.

Because bay windows tend to be some of the biggest windows in your house, Polywood® plantation shutters’ insulation is a massive allure. Polywood shutters can stop up to 30 degrees of air flow in your home when used correctly, which means that comfort for your space is a simple tilt away.

For that vintage wood plantation shutter look, Sunburst Ovation® shutters surpass all other wood shutters, as they are the only five star rated wood shutter currently available. Ovation shutters can also accentuate the wood border around bay windows.

Let Your Bay Windows Shine, Kingsport!

You may be keeping your space from looking its best if you aren’t getting a great visual “pop” from your bay windows. Let Sunburst Shutters Kingsport help your interior design reach new heights with our professional know-how. Get a hold of the Sunburst Shutters Kingsport team today by calling 276-685-5343 to schedule a free in-home design consultation. We’ll work around your schedule and bring window treatment samples right to your house!
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