When you think about remodeling your Las Vegas home, what are your priorities?
New floors? Different furniture? Maybe new appliances or cabinets and finish?
What if you could make a bigger impact on a smaller budget by focusing on something else?
Your priority should be your windows and window treatments. We’ll tell you why.
Natural Light Plays a Big Part
It can’t be overstated how much natural light determines how your house looks and feels. The more light that comes inside, the more your space can look washed out and faded, no matter what colors you’re using. Not enough light, and it might look drab and dim, regardless of how much work you put in.
To make things worse, the angle that sunlight comes in will change throughout the day, so there’s never going to be one perfect level of light throughout the day.
To combat this, look for window treatments that can be adjusted easily and quickly. Your best bets are roller shades or plantation shutters.
Windows Should Influence The Rest Of Your Interior Design
You can always move furniture. You can change lighting (usually). You can even remove parts of walls when you redesign. But windows are usually there for good, unless you’ve got a lot of time and money to spend.
We recommend that you decide the role you want your windows to play, and then plan your design around that. Should your windows be the centerpiece of the room? Open up the space around the window and put in a window treatment with brilliant, eye-catching colors to draw the eye in. Or would you prefer the windows to be an accent that helps support other things in the room? In that case, choose something like bright white Polywood shutters to lead your guests’ eyes through the space.
Whatever you want to do, start your plan with the windows, and go from there.
Windows Are Your Home’s Eyes
It might be cliche to call windows “the eyes of the home,” but that doesn’t make it not true. No matter the time of day, the eyes of passersby are naturally going to be guided to the windows.
Take advantage of that by installing window treatments that play up your home’s features. Some great ideas for that are:
Plantation shutters - The big louvers and crisp lines of shutters actually tend to make your window look larger than other choices.
Accent drapes - Drapes that accent the top corners of your window can frame your window and make a stunning silhouette when the sun goes down and your interior lights are on.
Custom roller shades - Attention-grabbing shades drawn halfway down your window can add some flair to an otherwise neutral home exterior.
Start With the Windows, End With a Beautiful Home
So if you’re thinking about a refresh for your home, windows should definitely be an area of focus. If you’re ready, Sunburst Las Vegas can help. Give us a call at 702-850-6619 or complete the form below to get a free in-home estimate tailored to your schedule.