Window Treatment Ideas For Sunrooms In Kingsport07/12/2016Jacob Hayes A sunroom that is cozy and light can become the best room in your Kingsport house. Since it has large windows and lots of light, it’s the perfect spot to relax with your favorite book, savor a cup of coffee, or entertain family and friends. To turn your sunroom into the most popular room in your home, you should control how much light comes in during the day and keep the room temperature comfortable. If your sunroom is outdated or not your style, you may even need to redecorate it. An easy place to start is with your window treatments. Choose a window treatment that gives you a view of outside and lets the natural light in but also allows you to cover your windows for privacy, energy efficiency, and light control. The exact type of window treatment you choose depends on your style, energy needs, and budget. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Kingsport to help your sunroom become the most used space in your home. Classic Plantation Shutters A classic window treatment option is plantation shutters which let the light stream into your sunroom. They are a custom-built window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture in your sunroom and can increase the value of your home. Their large louvers give you a pretty outside view when they’re opened. It’s easy to adjust them for light control and privacy - and they’re easy to clean. They can swing out if you wish to open up your sunroom windows to let in a cool breeze. Sunrooms have many windows which give you a nice view of your yard. But with all the glass, your sunroom usually isn’t energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters insulate your sunroom. They reduce heat transfer through your windows by 45% and are up to 70% more energy efficient than normal wooden shutters, so you can open your shutters during the day to let in the sunlight and shut your shutters when it’s night to maintain the temperature of the room. UV-Blocking Window Film Window film offers an open view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s UV rays while allowing natural light to stream into the sunroom. Window film both reflects and absorbs the sun’s energy so that you can keep your sunroom at the most comfortable temperature. Plus, it takes stress off of your HVAC system, which reduces your utility bills. Window film also keeps your carpeting and furnishings looking like new. The direct sunlight that passes through your windows can discolor and fade your carpeting or furniture. But window film prevents fading so that your furniture and carpet retain its vibrant colors. You can add privacy tinting to window film which lets you see outside but prevents your neighbors from peering into your sunroom. You can also add window film with other window treatments including plantation shutters or shades for increased energy efficiency. Decorative Roman Shades Roman shades are another sunroom window treatment that helps you control the light levels in the room. They are available in many fabrics and patterns and a variety of styles such as classic, contemporary, and modern. Pull the shades down when you want privacy and less light. Pull them back up when you would like a bright, sunlit room and a view of the outdoors. Additional options include: cordless lift systems and motorization, privacy liners, and decorative trims and scallops. If you want to increase energy efficiency, it’s important to buy shades made from the right material. Shades that are crafted from thicker material will provide more insulation than lighter shades. Find Window Treatments For Your Sunroom If you want more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other areas in your home, check out our Room Guide. Then when you’re ready to start the buying process for the best custom window treatment for your sunroom in Kingsport, give us a call at 276-378-7422 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll talk you through all your options to make your sunroom the best room in the house.