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The Top Basement Window Treatments In Destin

April 26, 2016

We run into many homeowners that delay or even forget to put window treatments on their basement windows. It can be tricky to find a window treatment in Destin that brings in the natural light your basement desperately needs, while giving you privacy. And if your windows are small, finding a window treatment that will complement your room becomes even more difficult. Also, basements notoriously have higher than average humidity, which can affect the kind of window treatment you buy.

The easiest way to determine which window treatment works best for your basement in Destin is to begin with the type of basement you have.

Window Treatments For Walk-Out Basements In Destin, Florida

Homeowners with walk-out basements in Destin don’t have to be concerned as much about dampness and mold when choosing window treatments. What you’re looking for instead is a window treatment for your windows that gives you control over light and gives you privacy, especially if your big screen TV is in your basement.

Draperies give you privacy. If you use thicker material and blackout layers, they can even block out almost all of the light. But draperies don’t let you see the beautiful architecture of your basement windows that’s behind them. They also get dirty easily and stay dirty until their annual cleaning. Draperies give you less light control since your only option is to scoot the panels to one side or the other. Light can still come in through the sides of the draperies.


Take back control of your basement windows with plantation shutters. The shutter panels are enclosed in a frame that prevents light from coming through the sides. So now you have complete privacy. Nobody can see in when you have the shutters closed.

You can adjust the shutter louvers for more natural light. Add a divider rail so you can operate the top of the basement window shutters independently from the bottom. And premium plantation shutters have weatherstripping that provides the temperature control your larger windows need.

Plantation shutters are custom-built to match to the window’s shape. In that way, shutters accentuate the unique angles and curves of your arched and circular windows.

Sliding barn doors are another choice for walk-out basements. Take advantage of the view outside by sliding the panels to the edges of the window. The barn doors transform into a work of art when they’re shut, contributing to the room’s style.

Sometimes there’s a small gap on the sides where light can come through. That’s because of how the barn door is mounted.

For your walk-out basement door, you’ll need a durable window treatment that can handle all the times you open and shut the door. Store-bought and mail-order Blinds and shades can rattle as they hit the glass. And if you tie them down to the frame, they look unfinished. But custom, made-to-order blinds — especially faux-wood blinds — that are expertly sized and properly installed can work quite nicely.

Faux wood basement window blinds next to a bookshelf 
Plantation shutters become a permanent part of the door. When you open the door, they don’t budge. And you can adjust their louvers for more or less light.

Shutters are also a strong choice for walk-up basement doors in Destin.

Window Treatments For Look-Out Basements In Destin, Florida

Basement bathroom window covered in white plantation shutters

We have another blog about how to choose window fashions for humid-heavy rooms here. For look-out basements in Destin, mold growth and dampness is something to consider when deciding on a window treatment. You’ll want a window treatment that can handle humidity and goes with your space.

Synthetic wood and premium wood shutters can be moisture resistant. Certain plantation shutters will never warp. And that’s exactly what you need in look-out basements.

Plantation shutters bring the warmth of wood to this colder part of the house. These energy efficient window treatments decrease your energy bill throughout the year and make relaxing in your basement an enjoyable experience.

Combine plantation shutters and window film for additional energy efficiency. Now, you can open the shutter panels when the sun is shining while taking advantage of the benefits of window film.

Don’t forget to close the shutters when it turns dark. Otherwise, people can peer into your basement.

If you have small basement windows, you can have shutters installed that are higher than the window is. This creates the illusion of a bigger window. And you still get all the benefits of light control and privacy.

What’s The Easiest Way To Buy Window Treatments For My Basement In Destin, Florida?

Begin by calling us at 850-203-0419. We’ll go over the process of buying basement window treatments as well as any other window treatments you are interested in for other rooms in your house. You can schedule a free in-home consultation where you can browse through product samples and get an estimate. Once you’ve decided on the window treatment that you want, we take care of ordering and installing it. It doesn’t get easier than this...unless you want to fill out the form below instead of dialing 850-203-0419.