Choosing Casement Window Treatments in Destin01/14/2017Eric Ramsey Finding the perfect window covering solution for Destin homeowners is one of the best parts of working in home design and fashion. And few styles of windows come with the same design obstacle as casement windows do. Unlike typical sliding windows, casement windows are attached with hinges on one or more sides, and thus swing in and out to open and close. Since they operate differently from most other windows, they require a slightly different approach when choosing the perfect window treatment. Let’s take a look at how to choose a great casement window treatment. Priorities for Casement Window Treatments When picking a window treatment for your casement window, keep these priorities in mind. Ease of operation - No matter if your casement window operates by a lever, cam handle, or crank, you need to be able to easily open and shut your window without the hassle of a window treatment blocking you. Ability to fit your window depth - Individual casement windows will have varying depths between the wall and the window, which means some window coverings may not fit the space. Coverage - While sliding windows can typically only open partially, nearly all casement windows are able to open all the way. A large range of light control will allow you get a perfect level of light without giving up the effective ventilation that casements give you. Recommended Casement Window Coverings So which is the best window covering for Destin casement windows? Since there can be some differences between different casement windows (hinge position, window jamb depth, and beyond), it’s best to have an in-home consultation so a window treatment professional can help match you with your own best fit. Knowing that, here are the window treatment options we generally recommend for casement windows. Plantation Shutters You absolutely can’t go wrong with plantation shutters on casement windows. Whether your casement is connected to the top (known as an “awning”), the bottom (a “hopper”), or one of the sides, plantation shutters can be custom-made to match the way in which your window works. That ability also makes sure that your shutters don’t block the opening mechanism, whether it’s by lever or handle, and can fit perfectly into your window jamb or attached above them so your window depth isn’t a problem. Shutters can be put in around the window opening to ensure full operation of the opening mechanism. Furthermore, you won’t have to worry about hanging fabric blowing in the wind or being left exposed when you want your window open. Lastly, shutters let you into a whole new world of coverage options for your window. Say you need to circulate a lot of fresh air into your house, but want to keep the light level low. Simply open your casement window, but set your shutter louvers partially open so that you can get the best of both worlds. That amount of control is only achievable with plantation shutters. Shades A more basic option than shutters, shades offer fashionable looks and an attractive framing to your window, without blocking the casement opening mechanism. Due to the fact that shades are always installed above the frame, there’s no reason to consider what direction the window swings or the window depth. Shades can easily be pulled up when the window opens, so your view and airflow remain free. Both cellular shades and roman shades look stellar on casement windows while offering great light control. Other Window Treatments For Casements As we’ve said, casement windows can differ in multiple ways, so there may be other window treatments that function just as well for your home. To find out more about your window treatment options, call Sunburst Shutters Destin at 850-203-0419 today to set up your free in-home design consultation.