Casement windows in a bedroom

Choosing Casement Window Treatments in Destin

January 14, 2017

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 - Various 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, almost 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 forfeiting the effective ventilation that casements offer.

Recommended Casement Window Coverings

So which is the ideal window covering for Destin casement windows? Since there can be some differences between different casement windows (hinge position, window jamb depth, etc), it’s best to have an in-home consultation so a window treatment professional can help match you with your unique ideal 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 operated. That customization also makes certain that the shutter 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 an issue.

Plantation shutters on casement windows in a oceanfront condo. 

Shutters can be put in around the window opening to ensure full operation of the opening mechanism. Furthermore, you don’t have to worry about dangling fabric blowing in the wind or being left exposed when you need your window open.

Lastly, shutters let you into a wide world of coverage options for your window. Say you wish to circulate a lot of fresh air into your room, 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 level of control is only achievable with plantation shutters.


A more basic option than shutters, shades offer fashionable looks and an attractive framing to your window, without getting in the way of the swinging opening mechanism. Due to the fact that shades are always installed on top of the frame, there’s no reason to consider what direction the window opens or the window depth. Shades can easily be pulled up when the window opens, so your view and airflow remain free.

Roman shades in Destin rec room with green walls.

Cellular shades as well as 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 fit 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 window design consultation.