When you think about renovating, redesigning, or just refreshing the looks of your Kingsport home, what comes to mind?
New floors? New furniture? Perhaps new appliances or new drawers and cabinets?
What if you could make a huge impact on a smaller budget by looking at just one part of your home?
Your priority should be your windows and window treatments. This is why.
Natural Light Is Key
We can’t say enough about how important natural light is to how your house looks and feels. look washed out and faded, no matter how much thought you put into the color scheme. Too little light, and it might look drab and dim, making all your work pointless.
To complicate things, the amount of light and the angle of the sun changes as the day goes on, so there’s never going to be one constant level of light that makes your space look great.
To thwart this, get window treatments that let you adjust the levels of light easily and quickly. Our recommendations are roller shades or plantation shutters.
Windows Should Determine Other Parts Of Your Home Fashion
You can always move furniture. You can change lighting (to an extent). You can even take out parts of walls when you redesign. But windows are almost always there for good, unless you’re willing to spend a lot of time and money.
You’re best path is to decide what role you want your windows to play, and then design around that. Would you prefer the large windows were the focal point of the room? Open up the space around the window and install a window treatment with bold, bright colors to grab attention. Or would you prefer the windows to be an accent that helps support other things in the room? In that case, put in something like stunning white Polywood shutters to guide eyes across the room.
No matter your preference, start with the windows, and go from there.
Windows Are The Eyes Of The Home
It might be cliche to call windows “the eyes of the home,” but there's a lot of truth in it as well. Throughout the day, the eyes of people passing by are naturally going to be guided to the windows.
Use that to your advantage by installing window treatments that add to your home’s best features. Here are a few ways you can do that:
Interior shutters - The solid louvers and clean lines of shutters can actually make your window look bigger and bolder than most other window treatments do.
Accent drapes - Drapes that accent the top corners of your window can help create a beautiful silhouette when the sun sets and your interior lights are on.
Custom roller shades - Brightly colored or patterned shades drawn halfway down your window can add some flair to a somewhat neutral home exterior.
Start With the Windows, End With Your Dream Home
So if you’re dreaming about a redesign for your home, windows should definitely be an area of focus. If you’re ready, Sunburst Kingsport can help. Give us a call at 276-685-5343 or fill out the form below to get a free in-home estimate tailored to your schedule.