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Las Vegas Bay Windows Deserve Stunning Window Treatments

September 21, 2016

Unique window types are often some of the most visually charming features of homes in Las Vegas - and one of the most eye-catching examples of those unique windows are bay windows. Whether from inside the home or outside, bay windows offer a look of coziness and fashion all at once - if they’re paired with a great window treatment.

But how does one decide which window treatment to go with? Just as with other unique windows, bay windows have their own considerations to bear in mind. Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas will guide you through the checklist for bay window treatments, and then offer our suggestions for the best choices for your Las Vegas bay windows.

White shutters in a chic bedroom bay window. 

Considerations For Bay Window Treatments

  • Accentuate your bay window - A badly-chosen, generic window treatment may mask the style of a bay window. Opt for a treatment that enhances your bay window’s eye-catching shape.

  • Control your temperature and light levels - Bay windows tend to let in a good amount of light and heat from outdoors. You want a window covering that will make your space comfortable and allows make any adjustments easily.

  • Visibility - Just like a window treatment should enhance your bay window’s structure, it should also let you control how much you’re able to see out your window, and how much people outside can see in.

The Least Recommended For Bay Window Treatments

  • Metal blinds - Blinds usually hinder the appeal of specially-shaped windows, resulting in them looking somewhat cheap or generic. They also underperform in controlling for light as well as temperature.

  • Draperies - Similar to blinds, drapes bring down the visual appeal of bay windows by obscure their unique geometry, which is one of their primary benefits. Light control is also ”all or nothing” when choosing drapes.

  • Nothing - Some homeowners think it’s best to keep a bay window uncovered. The single upside to no window treatment is greater visibility, but doing so limits your energy efficiency and light control, and will let outsiders get an undeterred view inside your house at all hours.

Recommendations For Las Vegas Bay Windows

Cellular Shades for Bay Windows

Adjustable honeycomb shades in living room bow window. 

Modern, easy on the wallet, and simple to use, cellular shades are a top-notch addition to bay windows. The reason why we recommend them for bay windows is the amount of freedom cellular shades give you. These shades are available in a range of cell sizes, all the way from 7/16 in. to 3/4 in. and come with a top-down, bottom-up system that allows you to lower the shade from the top or raise it from the bottom, meaning you can get your perfect view while maintaining light control.

Our cellular shades are also available in a wide range of transparencies, from slightly see-through to opaque, so a lack of privacy is not a worry. Also, unlike different kinds of shades, cellular shades won’t bunch up at the top or along the side of your window when drawn, because they fold in so seamlessly. That makes it so you can keep the elegant look of your bay windows when the shades aren’t closed.

Plantation Shutters For Bay Windows

Half insulating shutters in living room bay window.

Similar to cellular shades, plantation shutters offer Las Vegas homeowners the chance to showcase their bay windows’ shape while reaping the benefits of an effective window treatment. Plantation shutters outperform cellular shades however, by granting you even better light and visibility control due to their moveable louvers. And because they’re custom-built for your windows, you can enjoy even more flexibility in how you complement their looks with differing shutter lengths and configurations.

Because bay windows tend to be some of the biggest windows in your home, Polywood® plantation shutters’ energy efficiency is a big draw. Polywood shutters can block close to 30° of air flow in your house when used correctly, meaning that a cozy house is a simple tilt away.

For that vintage wood plantation shutter look, our Ovation® shutters exceed all other wood shutters, as they are the only five star rated wood shutter available. Ovation shutters are also able to complement the wood frames around your bay windows.

Get Started On Your Bay Windows, Las Vegas!

You may be doing your home a disservice if you aren’t getting the most out of your bay windows. Let Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas help your interior design reach new heights with our professional experience. Get in touch with the Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas team today by calling 702-850-6619 to set up a free in-home window treatment consultation. We’ll work around your schedule and bring window treatment samples straight to your door!
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