Which Window Treatments Help With Privacy the Most?04/30/2018Eric Ramsey Your house is your castle, and if you’re like most homeowners, getting Destin window treatments that add privacy and noise blocking to maintain your castle is important to you. Any window treatment is more effective than an uncovered window. Yet there are some window treatments that offer more privacy than others, especially on specialty windows. Improving Privacy on Specialty Windows All of the large, standard windows in your house are simple to cover with almost any window treatment like blinds, shades, or shutters in Destin. You might encounter some situations when you need a particular kind of window treatment to achieve the level of privacy you need. These could be: Bathroom windows where excess moisture can cause problems for fabric window treatments. Sidelight windows that are long and skinny where window treatments can be pushed around by the door’s movement. Specialty-shape windows like eyebrows, round windows, bay windows, etc., where conventional rectangular blinds and curtains can’t cover your window without hiding the window’s unique shape. Large windows that can be impossible to reach like second-story foyer windows. In these instances, you’ll want window treatments that go the distance to add privacy to your house. As a bonus, look for window treatments that can block sound to keep random noise outside and keep inside noise inside. The Window Treatments That Give You The Most Privacy The window treatments we recommend most for privacy are Polywood® plantation shutters. Plantation shutters are able to be shut completely, for when blocking all the light and sound you can is your goal. To let light in and see outdoors, just give the louvers a tilt. For taller windows, you can always position the louvers at an angle so light can enter but passersby can’t see in. Plantation shutters are also great for non-rectangular windows because they can be customized to fit any shape or size. And since Polywood shutters are waterproof, they’re an excellent choice for bathrooms. Another great window treatment for privacy is roller shades. Roller shades take up minimal space above the window, but are easy to pull 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 in moisture-resistant material for areas like your bathrooms. Window Treatments that Don’t Make the Cut for Privacy While any window treatment gives you at least some privacy, there are a few that aren’t as great as those we’ve mentioned. The first is sheer curtains. Sheer curtains were popular years ago and can add a an airy feeling to a room. However they don’t offer the level of privacy of other window treatments, particularly when it’s dark out. Another window covering we don’t recommend for privacy are cheap or bulky blinds, which can break or get stuck at an angle. If you can’t totally 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 shopping around for window treatments that protect your privacy, then drop us a line at 850-203-0419 or fill out the form below to get 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.