Every Las Vegas home is unique, each with its own aesthetic and its own needs. Similarly, all the windows in your Las Vegas home are different as well. Their size, shape, the direction they face and more will vary and affect the style of window treatment that complements them best.
But more than any other factor, the window style may be the most important for finding your perfect window treatment. Below are our recommendations for window treatments to fit the unique window types found in Las Vegas homes.
Sidelights are those tall, thin windows typically found on either side of the front door in several homes. Picking a great window treatment for sidelight windows is distinctly important for a few reasons. First, sidelights are a focal point of your home, since most visitors’ gaze is naturally drawn to the front door of the house. Second, people–from your postman to guests to traveling salesmen–will see the sidelight windows up close, which means that a sidelight window covering that much more important to make sure you maintain your privacy.
What we recommend for sidelight window treatments: Plantation shutters. Not only do they offer your home classy looks and unmatched privacy, but they’re also easily customized for tall, thin sidelight windows.
French doors are a common sight connected to patios or decks. French doors are hinged double doors, typically with large glass panes, so Las Vegas homeowners have a substantial opportunity to improve their style and light control. French doors open and shut a lot throughout the day, so they should have a durable window treatment that will still let you regulate the amount of light you let into your home.
What we recommend for French door window treatments: Plantation shutters. Since they can be installed directly onto the window and are super resilient, shutters are the perfect window treatment for French doors. Their classic looks and energy-efficiency are extra perks for your French door.
Octagonal windows are some of the most appealing and attention-grabbing windows we see in Las Vegas homes. With their unique shape, homeowners would be careless to cover them up with a standard shaped window treatment like blinds or curtains. Alternatively, choose a window treatment that can be custom-fit to the window’s unique shape so your home will reap the benefits of your octagon window.
What we recommend for octagon window treatments: Plantation shutters or window film. Shutters are built to fit seamlessly within an octagonal window frame, preserving its unique shape and appeal. Likewise, window film adheres directly to the glass, keeping the octagonal window’s awesome shape on full display.
When we talk about “wide windows,” we refer to windows wider than 4 feet. That covers full wall windows that stretch further than what normal window treatments would cover. For these wide windows, Las Vegas homeowners need to think about how well a window treatment will let them keep their privacy and block the energy flow and light that wide windows typically allow. Lastly, wide window treatments should operate without any hassle, as there’s a lot of window area that they’ll need to cover.
What we recommend for wide window treatments: Panel tracks, roller shades or plantation shutters. Roller shades operate easily, and their subdued look works great with especially wide windows. A panel track is a kind of shade with wide fabric panels that slide across a track making them perfect for wide windows. Plantation shutters offer a tad better privacy and energy efficiency than shades do, so if keeping your home cool is a priority, shutters may be your go-to.
Rake or angled windows are appearing more often in contemporary home design. The problem with angled window treatments, similar to octagonal windows, is finding one that matches your window’s unique geometry. Remember also that several angled windows are in spots that are harder to reach, such as where the ceiling and wall meet at a corner, so a window treatment that you don’t have to open and close often is oftentimes best for rake windows.
What we recommend for angled and rake windows: Plantation shutters. Not only are they totally customizable to fit the exact angles and shape of your angled windows, but the shutter louvers can typically be set at a single, ideal angle without ever needing to be readjusted - perfect for windows in awkward spots.
Like with french doors, the window treatment you choose for your sliding glass door needs to allow you to open and shut the door easily and without obstruction. Moreover, a sliding glass door treatment should be durable and able to handle the frequent usage a sliding door sees. Lastly, sliding glass doors are one of the least energy-efficient windows, since they not only let heat transfer through the glass but also through the door opening. A window treatment that can reduce energy transfer should also be a big priority for sliding glass doors.
What we recommend for sliding glass doors: Panel tracks or plantation shutters. Shutters and panel tracks both make it easy to operate a sliding door. Panel tracks also offer an array of styles and textures to pick from, freeing up your options and giving you the ability to take your designs anywhere. Plantation shutters can be installed in multiple configurations to fit any sliding glass door, and are more energy efficient than any other window covering available.
Bay windows are instantly recognizable. The tall panes, concave layout, and ample view you get from bay windows are distinct from other windows, and thus require some special consideration when deciding on a window treatment. Las Vegas homeowners should consider window treatments that complement a bay window’s attention-grabbing layout, offer privacy, and look stunning in your family room or living room. Lucky for us, there are a number of window treatments that can do all of these.
What we recommend for bay windows: Cellular shades, Roman shades, or plantation shutters. Both roman and cellular shades work well with bay windows because each shade can cover an individual pane, giving you a lot of flexibility in how much surface area you want covered. Similarly, plantation shutters can be installed on each individual pane on bay windows, but can still give you even more flexibility in window coverage with their easily adjustable louvers.
Regardless of their shape or style, windows that are near your ceiling can be a hassle to put window treatments on. In many cases, the window tops are out of arm’s reach, and getting the stepladder out every day becomes a hassle. So homeowners in Las Vegas with taller windows should opt for a window treatment that can either stay in a single position, or open and shut from far away. It would be a bonus if that window treatment could also effectively block outside light from coming in.
What we recommendfor tall & high ceiling windows: Motorized shades or plantation shutters. Motorized shades can open or shut with the easy flip of a switch, eliminating any hassle whatsoever. On the other hand, with plantation shutters several homeowners opt to tilt the louvers to a single perfect position, and rarely if ever adjust the louvers afterward. Both window treatments address the biggest problem of high ceiling windows!
Eyebrow windows are those arched windows that are usually found above other, usually rectangular windows. As a result of their location and individual shape, eyebrow windows come with challenges that no other windows do in regards to picking the perfect window treatment.
What we recommend for eyebrow windows: Plantation shutters. Any other window treatment has serious drawbacks when put on eyebrow windows. Blinds, shades, and drapes hide the unique shape and any lengthy window treatment can cover the separation between the eyebrow window and the rectangular window underneath it. Since shutters can be custom-built to perfectly fit in your eyebrow window frame, they’re far and away the best option for this window style.
Casement windows are unlike the majority of windows. Casements are hinged on a side, and open and shut by swinging on that hinge, sometimes via a lever or crank. Because of this unique operating mechanism, casement windows need an unobtrusive window treatment that can still give you privacy and stylish looks. So what’s the best window treatment for casement windows in Las Vegas?
What we recommend for casement windows: Plantation shutters or shades. Plantation shutters can be custom-built to make room for a lever or crank–which lets you open and close your window effortlessly. Both cellular and Roman shades will also pair well with casement windows, but you may have to work around the material when you want to open and close the window.
Find More Las Vegas Window Treatment Recommendations
There is always more to consider than just the type of window when searching for window treatments in Las Vegas. Take a peek at our choices for window treatments for every room in your home with Sunburst’s Ultimate Room Guide, or get some personal recommendations by setting up a free in-home consultation by calling 702-850-6619 now.