Picking Las Vegas’s Best Great Room Window Coverings11/29/2016Darik Neilson Contemporary home design is based on functionality. An increasing number of homeowners in Las Vegas are adopting the design mantra that every element of your home shouldn’t only look good, but also should serve a function as well. And if it can serve more than a single purpose, even better! That’s why the great room has become more common in homes, serving as a blend of a dining room, family room, living room, and more. A functional, flexible space needs those same features in its window coverings. So let’s talk about how to find the best window treatment for your great room, Las Vegas. Great Room Window Covering Priorities Light Control - Great rooms are typically the biggest room in the home, which means that they most likely have the biggest windows. Therefore, it’s important to have control over the amount of light that comes into your home so you have the ability to ignore the outdoor weather when setting your perfect mood. Energy Efficiency - Just like with light, those large great room windows will allow heat to come in and out fairly easily. A window treatment that impedes energy loss can do a lot to enhancing your comfort and decreasing your energy bills. Looks - Since great rooms serve a lot of functions, it’s most likely going to be the space guests see the most. Leave a lasting impression with a stunning window covering that accomplishes the functions mentioned above too. Usability - Many great rooms are in multi-story homes with open concepts, which can mean tall windows that are a hassle to operate. The ability to easily and quickly open and shut your window treatments can make for a better functioning space. So now that we have our list of “must-haves,” which window treatments fulfill these needs? Plantation Shutters for Great Room Windows Photo Courtesy of Room Resolutions Check one, check two, check three, check four–plantation shutters pass our test with flying colors. Plantation shutters offer the most discerning light control, with the adjustable louvers able to sit completely shut, open and any angle in the middle. Add to that some of the best thermal protection your windows can get, and you have an energy efficient window treatment that reduces energy transfer by 45.96%. Even if your windows have some height to them, shutters are still easy to use, as we can provide an adjustment pole that telescopes out and can give you quick access to the tilting mechanism. Lastly, plantation shutters give you all this functionality with the looks to impress any visitor. Very few furnishings can add the same feeling of class to your house as shutters. Other Window Treatments for Your Great Room Although plantation shutters are our first recommendation for achieving all your great rooms’ needs, there are a couple of other window coverings that can aid your home in many of those areas. Cellular Shades - Cellular or “honeycomb” shades can offer some light control and decent insulating properties, all while giving you a variety of colors to pick from to accentuate your space. If you opt for motorized shades, they can also be installed on hard-to-reach windows for easy operation. Drapes - Floor to ceiling draperies in a Las Vegas great room can be a stunning boost to your home decor. Draperies are typically easy to open and close while providing great light control, depending on the fabric. Draperies’ heat-blocking ability is where they lack however, making them fairly weak in the energy efficiency category. Therefore, you typically see draperies paired with Polywood shutters. Greatness Awaits Your Great Room, Las Vegas We want to make sure your great room is as great at is can be, so let’s work together. Call us at 702-850-6619 today to schedule your free window design appointment. We’ll get measurements for your windows, and show you all the best options for stunning great room window treatments.