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Which Window Treatments Make Your Home Look Best From Outside?

June 19, 2017

As a savvy homeowner in Detroit, you carefully choose window treatments based on how they look inside your home. But have you given much thought as to which window treatments look best from outdoors, and which ones increase your home’s curb appeal?

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

Shutters Maximize Curb Appeal

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

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Shutters can also help add some uniformity across each of your windows. If your window treatments don’t match you might end up with a jumbled look, so the ability to coordinate the window treatments across all those windows is a huge boon. Shutters can be custom made to fit any kind and size of window, so you can get a coordinated, uniform look no matter what.

Lastly, shutters are super resilient and low-maintenance, so you won’t have to worry about them looking shoddy, wrinkled or dusty in the window like you would with a fabric window covering.

Exterior view of shutters Detroit home 

Shades In Detroit Offer Color Versatility

Even though they don’t offer the same “pop” as shutters do, the biggest things shades have on their side are their clean, solid look and huge number of color options. If you have a very particular color scheme that you want to stick to across every party of your home – shades are the window treatment for you. With hundreds of choices in colors and textures, shades are one of the most versatile options.

Don’t forget that shades need a little more maintenance to keep their stylish looks. Over the course of a few months, they can wrinkle, crease, wash out, which can make them lose any appeal they had. Also be aware of how silhouettes will cast on them in the evening when your inside lights are on.

Grab Your Neighbors’ Attention With New Window Treatments

If you want to draw some more attention to your home with shutters, drapes or shades, call Sunburst today at 248-429-9294. We’ll show you all of your options, and find window treatments that work best for your Detroit home.