Expert advice: Custom window treatments

Where form meets function

Style, shade and secure your home inside and out.

Window treatments are an essential part of any home’s decor. They not only add style and sophistication to a room, but they also serve a practical purpose by regulating light and providing privacy. Selecting, measuring, and installing window treatments for your home may sound simple, but there are many factors to consider. Using custom window treatments and working with a local professional is highly recommended. We reached out to the experts at Seaglass Windowscapes for advice on how to style, shade and secure a home, inside and out. 

1. Style

Custom window treatments can be a great investment for homeowners because they not only add value to the home but also can provide energy efficiency savings. Luxury brands like Hunter Douglas (pictured), Norman and Alta offer a wide selection of high-quality blinds, shutters and shades with automation options for select treatments, allowing homeowners to control their window treatments with the touch of a button. One of the biggest benefits of custom window treatments is that they are made to measure, ensuring a perfect fit for your windows. This not only enhances the look and functionality of the treatments but can provide additional energy efficiency savings by minimizing gaps and ensuring that the treatments are working at their optimal levels.

2. Shade

Adding window and door awnings to your home’s exterior is a great way to enhance its curb appeal, while also providing a range of practical benefits. Awnings come in a variety of styles, sizes and materials, so it’s easy to find an option that complements your home’s architecture and design. Retractable awnings are particularly popular for outdoor entertainment areas, as they can be easily extended to provide shade and reduce the heat by up to 20 degrees. This makes it more comfortable to enjoy time outside, even on hot sunny days. Awnings also protect your furniture, flooring and other furnishings from fading and other forms of sun damage. This can help extend the life of your indoor and outdoor furnishings and save you money in the long run.

3. Secure

Shutters are a popular choice for homeowners in areas prone to hurricanes and heavy storms because they offer an extra layer of protection for the windows and doors of the home. In addition to providing protection from the elements, shutters can function as home security systems, especially rolling shutters (pictured), which can be locked to prevent intruders from entering the home. Sunscreens are another popular option for homeowners looking for privacy and to protect their homes from the sun’s heat and glare. 

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