Kingsport privacy shutters

What type of Window Treatments Offer the Most Privacy?

April 30, 2018

Your home is your sanctuary, and if you think like the majority of homeowners, finding Kingsport window treatments that offer privacy and noise control to maintain your sanctuary is important. Any window covering is better than a bare window. Yet there are some window treatments that give you more privacy than others, especially on hard to cover windows.

Providing Privacy on Non-Square Windows

All of the large, square windows in your home are simple to cover with almost any window treatment including Kingsport shutters, drapes, or blinds|.

Half circle window shutter Kingsport 

You might encounter some situations when you need a specific kind of window treatment to achieve the level of privacy you need. These might be:

  • Bathroom windows where water and humidity might damage fabric window treatments.

  • Sidelight windows that are tall and skinny on which window treatments can be pushed around when the door opens or shuts.

  • Non-square windows like eyebrows, circular windows, bow windows, etc., where typical store-bought blinds and drapes can’t cover your window without hiding the window’s unique shape.

  • Large windows that are impossible to reach such as second-story foyer windows.

In these instances, you need window treatments that go the distance to add privacy to your house.

As a bonus, look for window treatments that can block sound to keep random noise outside and prevent neighbors from overhearing.


The Window Treatments That Give You The Most Privacy

The best window treatments for privacy that we recommend are Polywood® plantation shutters. Plantation shutters are able to fully close, for when total privacy and light control is what you want. To let light in and see outdoors, just give the louvers a tilt. For taller windows, you can always keep the louvers tilted at an angle to let light in while still maintaining privacy.

Kingsport living room shutters 

Plantation shutters are also great for non-rectangular windows because they’re custom built to your exact dimensions. And since Polywood shutters are water resistant, they’re perfect for bathrooms.

Another great window treatment for privacy is roller shades. Roller shades take up minimal space above the window, but are easy to pull down to prevent outsiders from seeing into your home. While they can’t be custom-made to fit unique window shapes, you can find roller shapes made from moisture-resistant material for areas like your bathrooms.

Window Treatments that Don’t Make the Cut for Privacy

While any window treatment offers a basic level of privacy, there are two that might not get the job done. The first is sheer curtains. Sheer curtains used to be popular a while back and can add a an airy feeling to a room. However they don’t offer the level of privacy of other window treatments, particularly at night.

Kingsport bathroom blinds

Another window covering we don’t recommend for privacy are cheap or bulky blinds, which can break and/or get stuck at a certain angle. If you can’t close the blinds all the way due to breakage, then they’re not providing much privacy at all.

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If you're on the hunt for window treatments that protect your privacy, then drop us a line at 276-685-5343 or complete the form below to get a free in-home consultation. During your estimate, our shutter experts will walk you through all of your options to find the perfect window treatment for your style and your budget.

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