Complete Room Window Guide
The complete guide to window treatments for each room in your Miami house is finally here! Sunburst Shutters Miami offers our recommendations for the best kinds of window coverings for each room in your house. We take into the equation light control, fashion, budget, effective insulation, how much privacy is offered, resistance to humidity, resilience, and more to pick out your best choice.
Top Considerations: Style, energy efficiency, custom shapes, durability
Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, barn doors shutters, shades
Living rooms typically contain the most sizable windows in the home, and it’s the room in which you’ll host visitors. That makes the living room the best place to splurge on window treatments that display your style and offer you complete control over the room’s comfort. Two of the most effective window treatments for rooms that are frequently trafficked are plantation shutters and sliding barn doors.
Plantation shutters convey a elegant style and are incredibly resilient to wear while allowing you the greatest control over light and temperature, fulfilling all the living room considerations. On the same note, barn door shutters can grant a classic, understated character to your living room, while giving you fantastic control of the light in the room.
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Light control, style
Window Treatment Recommendations:Plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, barn doors shutters, shades, blinds
Your house’s dining room may be a formal room you use only occasionally, or as your common family meal place. Either way, you want a window treatment that can let you control the mood and accentuate your décor to make your dining room a relaxing area.
Barn door shutters can add a rustic, almost romantic sense to any dining room - in addition to giving you great control over the amount of light and privacy you want. Plantation shutters have a similar traditional flair but are also adaptable enough to complement more contemporary décor. Shades, though they offer less temperature control, still offer some light control to manage the mood of your dining room, as well as being available in an extensive variety of fashions and colors to accentuate any décor.
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Style, ease of cleaning, resistance to humidity and water
Window Treatment Recommendations:
Polywood plantation shutters, faux wood blinds
The kitchen is a room full of activity, from preparing meals to showing off to guests and more. Because of the many purposes of the kitchen, you’ll want a window treatment that’s both versatile and strong enough to stand up to whatever happens in the room.
Polywood plantation shutters satisfy these criteria wonderfully. Not only do their neutral tones complement almost any interior fashion choice, but they’re also very resistant to moisture and easy to clean to boot. Faux wood blinds, while less durable and attractive than shutters, do offer the humidity resistance that you need for any kitchen window treatment
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Miami Bedroom Window Treatments
Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, blinds, shades
The number one priority for any bedroom will likely be light and comfort control to make it easy to sleep. No window covering can match the level of control given by plantation shutters, not to mention shutters’ unparalleled ability to give complete privacy and their stellar looks that enhance any décor.
Pull-down shades are also a popular bedroom choice, giving you that all-important privacy and a homey look – although they tend to diminish light instead of completely block it like shutters. Shades can also be purchased in a wide selection of styles and colors, making it easy to find a shade that coordinates with your bedroom’s colors.
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Miami Bathroom Window Treatments
Window Treatment Recommendations: Polywood plantation shutters, faux wood blinds
When you’re choosing window coverings for bathrooms, your two biggest concerns are privacy and resistance to moisture. Both Polywood plantation shutters and faux wood blinds handle water and humidity extremely well and also allow for top-notch privacy control due to their adjustable louvers. Shutters however, have the extra benefit of being extremely customizable, meaning they can be built to fit non-square windows.
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Miami Family Room Window Treatments
Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, sliding barn door shutters, blinds, shades
The family room is your place to unwind and spend family time together. It’s also one of the rooms guests will often see most often, so your top considerations should be fashion and light control.
Plantation shutters add style to your family room, and give you great temperature control and energy efficiency to keep your space comfortable. Upscale sliding barn door shutters can be a distinct focal point to your family room if you want to wow your guests.
Blinds and shades may be good choices since they’re available in a wide variety of colors and styles, making it easy to match with your established decor - though they don’t provide the same degree of light or temperature control that shutters do.
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Top Considerations: Light control, energy efficiency, handling humidity
Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, blinds
All basements are different. They might vary in structure, size, depth, and more. Since they vary so much, the best window treatment for each basement will differ as well.
For the most part, you should look for window treatments that fit the unique shape and size of your basement windows, while offering to let in a good amount of outside light. Polywood plantation shutters fulfill both of those criteria, in addition to handling humidity that can be a problem in some basements.
Aside from shutters, blinds are also a great choice for basements in Miami. Both aluminum and faux wood blinds boast resistance to humidity, while also fitting the most frequently-seen basement window sizes and easily matching your existing decor.
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Top Considerations: Style, light control, energy efficiency, durability
Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, shades
Decorating with the most effective window treatments in your home office can help contribute to a productive space where you can get work done. Plantation shutters give you ultimate control of sound, light, and temperature, making sure you’re able to get work done in a comfortable environment.
If noise canceling and temperature control aren’t a priority for you, shades are a more budget-friendly choice that can help fill your room with subdued light, making it more relaxing and easier to focus on your work rather than having no window treatment.
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Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, window film, shades
Sunrooms receive a large amount of light and are the perfect spot to relax or entertain - as long as you can control the amount of light and heat. Plantation shutters look stunning against all the glass and are also effective at keeping your room at an ideal temperature with their easy louver adjustability.
Pairing window film with a second window covering can add to your room’s protection from heat and harmful ultraviolet rays – meaning you won’t need to be concerned about the possibility of your carpet, furniture, or irreplaceable photos or artwork being damaged by light exposure. Shades give you a softer look that you can customize to your house, but know that their UV protection won’t be as powerful as other options.
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Window Treatment Recommendations: blinds, shades
Like it or not, we spend numerous hours in the laundry room each year. To de-stress some of those chores, make the laundry room a little cozier with window treatments that will keep you comfortable, but don’t forget that laundry rooms can accumulate moisture and you may need to keep drying clothes from UV light.
Blinds are a fantastic choice for Miami laundry rooms due to their lower cost and quick adjustability, making light control a breeze. Faux wood blinds tend to be a better choice than real wood because they resist moisture. Shades are also a consideration, adding a soft, mellow aesthetic to your laundry room. Keep in mind though that shades typically aren’t very moisture resistant, if a lot of ironing or steaming goes on in your laundry room.
Don’t fret laundry day anymore!