Kingsport Bay Windows Deserve Beautiful Window Treatments

Jacob Hayes

Specialty window types are typically some of the most visually striking features of houses in Kingsport - and one of the most attention-drawing examples of these specialty windows are bay windows. Whether from the inside or outside, bay windows offer 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 windows, bay windows have individual factors to think about. Sunburst Shutters Kingsport will take you through the checklist for bay window treatments, as well as show you the top picks for your Kingsport bay windows.

Polywood shutters in a modern bedroom bay window. 

Considerations For Bay Window Treatments

  • Enhance your bay window - A poorly-chosen, dull window treatment can obscure the aesthetic of a bay window. Choose instead a treatment that enhances your bay window’s unique geometry.

  • Control over light and temperature levels - Bay windows tend to let in a good amount of light and heat from outside. Choose a window covering that makes your house comfy 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 people outside are able to see in.

The Worst Choices 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 visual appeal of bay windows by obscure their unique shape, which is one of their main features. Light control tends to be a zero sum game when you go with drapes.

  • No window treatment at all - Some homeowners think it’s best to keep a bay window uncovered. The single reason for going without a window treatment is increased visibility, but it reduces your control over light and heat, and can let people passing by get an easy view inside your house at all hours.

Recommendations For Kingsport Bay Windows

Bay Window Cellular Shades

Adjustable cellular shades in living room 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 degree 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 solid to sheer, so a lack of privacy is never a concern. In addition, unlike some other shades, cellular shades don’t bunch up at the top or near the side of the window when open, because they collapse so easily. That means 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.

Similar to cellular shades, plantation shutters offer Kingsport homeowners the opportunity to showcase their bay windows’ looks while adding the benefits of a custom window treatment. Plantation shutters improve on cellular shades however, by granting 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 complement their aesthetic with differing shutter lengths and configurations.

Due to the fact that bay windows are usually some of the biggest windows in your house, Polywood® plantation shutters’ insulation is a massive benefit. Polywood shutters can stop nearly 30 degrees of air flow in your home when used correctly, which means that comfort for your house is a simple tilt away.

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

Let Your Bay Windows Shine, Kingsport!

You’re 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 home!