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Complete Room Window Guide

The complete guide to window treatments for each and every room in your Atlanta home is finally here! Sunburst Shutters Atlanta offers our advice for the best kinds of window treatments for each room in your home. We take into consideration light control, fashion, cost, effective insulation, how much privacy is offered, moisture resistance, durability, and more to discover your best choice.

Take a look at this guide and find out which window coverings you should use, with links to more detailed recommendations and gorgeous photos of window fashions for any space.
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Atlanta Living Room Window Treatments

Living room window treatments

Top Considerations: Style, energy efficiency, custom shapes, durability

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, barn doors shutters, shades

Living rooms typically contain the biggest windows in your house, and it’s the place in which you’ll spend time with friends and family. That makes it the best place to go all out with window treatments that show your fashion sense and give you control over the room’s comfort. Some of the best window treatments for frequently trafficked rooms are sliding barn doors and plantation shutters.

Plantation shutters convey a classic style and are exceptionally resilient to wear while offering the greatest control over light and temperature, matching all the living room criteria. On the same note, barn door shutters can offer a classic, historic quality to your living room, while giving you fantastic control of the light that enters the room.

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Atlanta Dining Room Window Treatments

Dining room window treatments

Top Considerations: Light control, style

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, barn doors shutters, shades, blinds

Your family’s dining room may be a formal room you use only for special occasions, or as your daily family meal place. Either way, you want a window treatment that can control for light and complement your décor to make your dining room a comfortable area.

Barn door shutters offer a nostalgic, almost romantic flavor to a dining room - all while giving you extensive control of the degree of light and privacy you want. Plantation shutters have a similar traditional aesthetic but are also flexible enough to accompany more modern décor. Shades, though they don’t offer as extensive temperature control, still offer some light control to add to the mood of your dining room, as well as being available in a large selection of fashions and colors to pair with any décor.

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Kitchen Window Treatments

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Top Considerations: Style, ease of cleaning, resistance to humidity and water

Window Treatment Recommendations: Polywood plantation shutters, faux wood blinds

Your kitchen is a busy place, from prepping meals to entertaining guests and then some. Since there are so many duties of the kitchen, you’ll need a window treatment that’s both versatile and durable enough to stand up to whatever happens in the room.

Polywood plantation shutters satisfy these criteria wonderfully. Not only do the neutral tones go with almost any style choice, but they’re also highly resistant to moisture and a breeze to clean as well. Faux wood blinds, while less resilient and attractive than shutters, do offer the moisture resistance necessary for any kitchen window treatment

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Atlanta Bedroom Window Treatments

Bedroom Window Treatments

Top Considerations: Privacy, style, light control, energy efficiency

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, blinds, shades

The most important priority for your bedroom should be the level of control you have over light and heat in order 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 common choice for bedrooms, giving you that all-important privacy as well as a warm look – although they tend to soften light instead of completely block it like shutters. Shades can also be purchased in a huge variety of styles and colors, making it easy to find an option that fits your bedroom’s colors.

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Atlanta Bathroom Window Treatments

Bathroom Window Treatments

Top Considerations: Privacy, ability to handle humidity and water, resilience

Window Treatment Recommendations: Polywood plantation shutters, faux wood blinds

When you’re selecting window coverings for bathrooms, your two biggest concerns are privacy and moisture. Both faux wood blinds and Polywood plantation shutters resist water and humidity extremely well and also give you fantastic privacy control due to their ability to adjust easily. Shutters however, have the added benefit of being easily customizable, as they can be constructed to fit specialty windows.

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Atlanta Family Room Window Treatments

Family Room Window Treatments

Top Considerations: Style, light control, energy efficiency, handling wear

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, sliding barn door shutters, blinds, shades

The family room is the space to relax and spend time together with your family. It’s also one of the rooms your guests will probably see more often than others, so your top considerations should be style and light control.

Plantation shutters add flair to your family room, and boast great temperature control and energy efficiency to keep your space comfortable. Upscale sliding barn door shutters can be a unique cornerstone to your family room if you want to impress your guests.

Blinds and shades can also be good choices since they’re available in a wide variety of colors and styles, making it simple to coordinate with your room - though they lack the control over temperature and light that shutters provide.

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Atlanta Basement Window Treatments

Basement window treatments

Top Considerations: Light control, energy efficiency, moisture resistance

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, blinds

Each basement is unique. They may vary in structure, dimensions, how far underground they are, and so forth. Because of these differences, the ideal window covering for each basement can vary as well.

For the most part, you want window treatments that can fit the unique shape and size of your basement windows, while being able to let in as much light as possible. Polywood plantation shutters have both of these qualities, while also resisting the humidity that may be common in some basements.

As an alternative, blinds are also a great choice for basements in Atlanta. Both aluminum and faux wood blinds give you resistance to humidity, while also fitting the most common basement window sizes and easily fitting your existing decor.

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Atlanta Home Office Window Treatments

Home Office Window Treatments
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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 keep you productive and focused no matter the time of day or the conditions outside. Plantation shutters give you ultimate control of light, temperature, and sound, ensuring that you’re able to focus on your work in a comfortable environment.

If sound dampening and energy efficiency aren’t an issue, shades are a more budget-friendly choice that can help fill your space with muted light, making it more mellow and easier to focus on your work relative to having no window treatment.

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Atlanta Sunroom Window Treatments

Sunroom window treatments

Top Considerations: Style, light control, energy efficiency, durability

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, window film, shades

Sunrooms are full of light and are a fantastic spot to relax or host guests - so long as you can have control over the level of light and heat that come in. Plantation shutters lend a wonderful aesthetic against all the glass and are also effective at keeping your sunroom at an ideal temperature with how easy it is to adjust the louvers.

Combining window film with a second window covering can add to your room’s protection from heat and harmful UV rays – meaning you won’t need to fret about fading carpet, furniture or heirloom photos or artwork. Shades offer a softer look that you can customize to your house, but remember that their UV protection won’t be as potent as other options.

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Atlanta Laundry Room Window Treatments

Laundry room window treatments

Top Considerations: Budget, light control, energy efficiency, humidity resistance

Window Treatment Recommendations: Blinds, shades

Like it or not, we spend several hours in the laundry room over time. To take some of the stress out of laundry, cozy up your laundry room with window treatments that will make you comfortable, but don’t forget that laundry rooms can get humid and you may need to keep drying clothes from outside light.

Blinds are a great choice for Atlanta laundry rooms since they’re less expensive and easy to adjust, making light control a breeze. Faux wood blinds tend to be preferable to real wood since they can handle moisture. Shades are also a consideration, giving a soft, muted style to your laundry room. Remember though that shades usually aren’t very moisture resistant, if a lot of ironing or steaming goes on in your laundry room.

Don’t worry about laundry day anymore!