Which window treatments improve privacy?04/30/2018Steve Hill Your home is your sanctuary, and if you think like most homeowners, finding window treatments in Detroit that add privacy and sound control to maintain your sanctuary 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 specialty windows.Providing Privacy on Windows That Are Hard to CoverAll of the large, square windows you have are simple to cover with nearly any window treatment including blinds, shades, or shutters in Detroit. You might encounter some situations when you need a specific kind of window treatment to get the privacy you want. These might be:Bathroom windows where excess moisture might damage fabric window treatments.Entryway sidelights that are long and thin where window treatments can be jostled around when the door opens or shuts.Irregular windows such as transoms, circular windows, bay windows, etc., where normal rectangular blinds and shades can’t cover your window without sacrificing the beauty of 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 space.As a plus, look for window treatments that can block sound to keep random noise outside and keep inside noise inside.The Best Window Treatments for PrivacyThe 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 so light can come in but passersby can’t see in. 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 perfect for bathrooms.Another privacy-friendly window treatment 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 PrivacyWhile 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 a light feeling to a room. Yet they’re easy to see through, particularly at night.Another window covering 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 install team will show you all of your options to find the best fit for your home and your budget.