When you think about remodeling your Clearwater home, what comes to mind?
New floors? New furniture? Perhaps new appliances or sparkling finished counters?
What if you could make a bigger impact on a smaller budget by focusing on something else?
What you might want to focus on first in your Clearwater home design is your windows and window treatments. We’ll tell you why.
Natural Light Plays a Big Part
We can’t say enough about how big a part natural light plays in how your house looks and feels. If too much light comes in, your space will look washed out and faded, no matter what your color scheme is. Too little light, and it might look drab and dim, regardless of how much work you put in.
To make matters worse, the amount of light and the angle of the sun changes throughout the day, so there won’t be one constant level of light that makes your space look its best.
To combat this, look for window treatments that can be adjusted easily and quickly. Our recommendations are roller shades or plantation shutters.
Windows Should Determine Other Parts Of Your Home Fashion
You can reposition furniture. You can change lighting (to an extent). You can even take out parts of walls when you redesign. But windows are usually there for good, unless you’re willing to spend a lot of time and money.
So what you should do is decide what role you want your windows to play, and then make a plan around that. Do you want your big windows to be the focal center of the room? Open up the space around the window and choose a window treatment with bold, bright colors to draw the eye in. Maybe you’d rather the windows be an accent that helps support other parts of the room? In that case, get something like neutral tone Polywood shutters to lead your guests’ eyes through the space.
Either way, start your plan with the windows, and go from there.
Windows Are Your Home’s Eyes
Yes, it’s cliche to call windows “the eyes of the home,” but there's a lot of truth in it as well. No matter the time of day, the eyes of passersby will naturally go to the windows.
Use that to your advantage by choosing window treatments that play up your home’s features. Some great ideas for that are:
Custom shutters - The wide louvers and clean lines of shutters will actually make your window look larger than most other window treatments do.
Accent drapes - Drapes that adorn the top corners of your window can frame your window and make a beautiful silhouette when the sun sets and your interior is lit up.
Luxury roller shades - Patterned or bold colored roller shades drawn partway down your window can add some flair to your more neutral home exterior.
Start With the Windows, End With a Stunning Home
So if you’re dreaming about a redesign for your home, windows should definitely be one of your priorities. If you’re ready, Sunburst Clearwater can help. Give us a call at 813-580-7288 or use the form below to get your free in-home consultation at your own leisure.