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What Window Treatments Look Great From Outside?

June 19, 2017

As a smart homeowner in Clearwater, you weigh your choices in window treatments based on how they can make your interior look. But have you given any attention to which window treatments look best from the other side of your windows, and which ones can give your home some added curb appeal?

Below are our top recommendations for window treatments that look best from outdoors.

Plantation Shutters Offer Top Curb Appeal

Shutters are fantastic for improving your curb appeal because they’re so easy to see from outside. With their bright, clean shape and thick louvers, shutters are more noticeable than other window treatments, and are able to seamlessly match just about any type of home. With the stunning whites from Polywood® plantation shutters or natural looks of Ovation® wood shutters, they can be a great counterpoint to any kind of siding, from brick siding to shingle siding and beyond.

Clearwater shutters home exterior

Shutters are able to give you a uniform look across each of your windows. Mismatched window treatments on one side of the house can give you48 a messy look, so being able to use the same window treatments across all those windows is a huge benefit. Shutters can be custom made to fit any kind and size of window, so you can get a tight, uniform look no matter what.

Lastly, shutters are incredibly durable and require very little upkeep, so you’ll never have to worry about them looking dingy, wrinkled or dusty in the window like you might with a fabric window covering.

Exterior view of shutters Clearwater home 

Shades In Clearwater Open Up Your Color Palette

Though they may not have the same “pop” as shutters do, the most notable benefits of shades are their clean, solid look and wide variety of colors. If you have an incredibly specific color combo in mind that you want to adhere to across your siding, roof, trim, and windows – shades are what you want. With nearly endless options in colors and patterns, shades are one of the most versatile options.

Don’t forget that shades require a little more maintenance to maintain their great looks. Over time, they can wrinkle, crease, wash out, which can make them lose any appeal they had. Also be mindful of how silhouettes can appear behind them at night when your inside lights are on.

Grab Your Neighbors’ Attention With New Window Treatments

If you’re ready to add to both the inside and outside appeal of your home with shutters, drapes or shades, call Sunburst today at 813-580-7288. We’ll walk you through all of your options, and help you find your perfect window treatment.