Finding the perfect window covering solution for Las Vegas homes is one of the most enjoyable parts of working in interior design and fashion. And few types of windows present the same design challenge as casement windows do. As opposed to normal sliding windows, casement windows are hinged on one or more sides, and so they swing in or out to open and shut.
Since they work in a different way from most other windows, they necessitate a somewhat different approach when pairing with a window treatment. Let’s take a look at how to find your perfect casement window treatment.
Priorities for Casement Window Treatments
When picking a window treatment for your swinging window, try to keep these items in mind.
Ease of operation - Whether your casement window opens and closes via lever, cam handle, or crank, you should be able to easily open and close it without the annoyance of a window treatment blocking you.
Fitting your window depth - Individual casement windows may have differing depths between the wall and the window, so some window coverings may not fit the space.
Coverage - While sliding windows can typically only open partially, almost all casement windows will be able to open all the way. That range of light control will let you achieve an ideal level of light without giving up the effective ventilation that casements add.
The Best Casement Window Treatments
So which is the right window covering for Las Vegas casement windows? Since there can be some differences between different casement windows (hinge position, window jamb depth, etc), it’s a good idea to schedule an in-home consultation so a window treatment professional can help match you with your home’s best fit.
Knowing that, these are the window treatment options we generally recommend for casement windows.
You absolutely can’t go wrong with plantation shutters on casement windows. Whether a casement is connected to the top (called an “awning”), the bottom (a “hopper”), or one of the sides, plantation shutters can be custom-built to match how your window operated. That ability also makes sure that your shutters don’t interfere with the opening mechanism, whether it’s by crank or lever, and can fit either directly into your window jamb or attached above them so your window depth isn’t an issue.
Shutters can be put in around the window opening to ensure full operation of the opening mechanism. What’s more, you don’t have to worry about suspended material blowing in the wind or being left exposed when you have your window open.
Finally, shutters open up a huge world of coverage options for your window. Say you want to circulate a lot of fresh air into your room, but don’t want a lot of light. Just open your casement window, but set your shutter louvers nearly shut so that you can get the best of both worlds. That level of control is only offered by plantation shutters.
A less sophisticated option than shutters, shades offer fashionable looks and an attractive framing to your window, without obstructing the swinging opening mechanism. Since shades are always installed on top of the frame, there’s no need to worry about which direction the window swings or how deep its jamb is. Shades can easily be pulled to the top when the window opens, so your view and airflow stay undisturbed.
Cellular shades as well as roman shades look stylish on casement windows while providing great coverage.
Other Casement Window Treatments
As we’ve said, casement windows can differ in a few ways, so there might be other window coverings that function just as well for your home. To learn more about your window treatment options, call Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas at 702-850-6619
today to schedule up a free in-home design consultation.