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What type of Window Treatments Are the Most Privacy Friendly?

April 30, 2018

Your home is your sanctuary, and if you think like the majority of homeowners, finding window treatments in Detroit that add privacy and sound control to maintain your castle is a concern. Any window covering is better than a bare window. However there are some window treatments that add more privacy than others, especially on nontraditional windows.

Providing Privacy on Windows That Are Hard to Cover

All of the large, rectangular windows in your house are simple to cover with nearly any window treatment including blinds, shades, or shutters in Detroit.

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You might encounter some situations when you need a specific style of window treatment to get the privacy you want. These could be:

  • Bathroom windows where excess moisture might ruin fabric window treatments.

  • Entryway sidelights that are long and thin where window treatments can be knocked around by the door’s movement.

  • Irregular windows such as arches, round windows, bay windows, etc., where normal rectangular blinds and shades can’t cover your window without hiding the window’s unique shape.

  • Big windows that are difficult to reach like second-story foyer windows.

In these cases, you’ll want window treatments that go the distance to add privacy to your house.

As a plus, look for window treatments that can block sound to keep noises outside and keep inside noise inside.

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 be shut completely, for when total privacy and sound control is your goal. If you want to let light in and see outdoors, just give the louvers a tilt. For high windows, you can always position the louvers at an angle to let light in while still keeping your privacy.

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Plantation shutters are also perfect for specialty-shaped windows because they can be customized to fit any shape or size. And since Polywood shutters are waterproof, they’re an excellent choice for bathrooms.

Another great window treatment for privacy is roller shades. Roller shades take up minimal space above the window, but are easily pulled down to prevent any views from outside your home. Though they can’t be custom-made to fit unique window shapes, you can find roller shapes made from water resistant material for areas like your bathrooms.

Window Treatments that Don’t Make the Cut for Privacy

While any window covering adds a minimum amount of privacy, there are a few that perform poorer than others. The first is sheer curtains. Sheer curtains used to be popular a while back and can add a light feeling to a room. Yet they don’t offer the level of privacy of other window treatments, particularly at night.

Detroit bathroom blinds

Another product we don’t recommend for privacy are aluminum or bulky blinds, which can snap or get stuck at a certain angle. If you can’t completely close the blinds due to breakage, then they’re not doing you any favors for privacy.

Want Window Treatments that Protect Your Privacy?

If you're looking for window treatments that protect your privacy, then give us a ring at 248-429-9294 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. During your estimate, our shutter experts will show you all of your options to find the best fit for your home and your budget.