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3 Window Treatments For Wide Windows In Miami, FL

May 31, 2016

When your window is four feet or wider, adjustable window treatments that are also fashionable may seem hard to find in Miami. But more options are available than you realize.

Yes, some window treatment options like blinds are able to cover wide windows. But with multiple blinds that butt up to each other without a frame, blinds don’t show off your window. Nor do they provide adequate control over light and temperature.

So we brought together these 3 window treatment ideas for wide windows in Miami to give you a better understanding for what works best for your wide windows.

1. Shutters For Wide Windows

Wide windows are exposed to lots of light. Plantation shutters offer ultimate light control. They cover the whole window using multiple panels surrounded by a frame, giving you a seamless look. Every shutter panel has a hinge so that it can swing out. And the louvers on each panel tilt closed to block out as much light as possible. The frame that surrounds the panels brings the whole window treatment together, giving it a seamless look on your window.

Shutters on wide kitchen windows 

You can adjust each shutter panel for as much light as you want let in with a tilt rod. The louvers all tilt together, so you can let in more light faster. Depending on the size of your windows, you might even decide to have a divider rail installed. With a divider rail, you can control the bottom louvers separately from the top louvers.

Because they have so much glass, wide windows can mean higher utility bills. Certain plantation shutters, like Polywood®, can minimize airflow and heat transfer. And that means extra energy savings for you.

Privacy is another concern with wide windows that contain a lot of glass. Plantation shutters for wide windows tilt shut completely to block out both light and curious eyes looking in. Tilt the louvers upward to let some light into the room while keeping your space private.

2. Window Film For Wide Windows

Your wide windows give you access to a beautiful view of your Miami neighborhood. With window film, you can enjoy that view without any distractions in the way. Window film applied to your wide window may add a tint of color to the window. You can choose from a range of darkening for increased privacy. The darkened tints won’t obstruct your view when you’re inside the house looking out.

Window film on wide window 

Window film also blocks UV rays that come through the glass. Since wide windows allow more sunlight in than narrow windows, it’s best to cover them with window film if you’re not going to install a separate window treatment. It will protect your furniture and carpets from fading.

3. Shades For Wide Windows

Shades enhance wide windows. Windows that are extremely wide may require you to install more than one shade over the window to cover it entirely. However, some shades are available in wide widths. When you want less light, roll the shades down. And you can add a room darkening liner for increased light and privacy control.

Look out at the view outside by rolling your shades up. In the retracted position, shades create a cozy accent for your wide window.

Get Custom Window Treatments For Your Wide Windows, Miami!

We carry the window treatments you’re interested in for your wide windows in Miami. Schedule your free in-home design consultation and we’ll bring samples of these window treatments to your home and give you a quote. Our team is happy to answer your questions about window coverings for wide windows. Whether your wide windows are in the kitchen or living room, we’ve got you covered. Call us at 305-520-7515 today to start finding your custom window treatments.