Covering Small Windows In New Brunswick Homes

Holly Perron

The big, fancy window coverings you see in fancy HGTV homes or in interior design magazines can make you swoon, but those aren’t typical for every home. Homeowners in New Brunswick are usually more concerned with smaller windows – the type that those big bold drapes aren’t suited to.

If you’re worried about your small windows, here are our team’s picks for the best New Brunswick window treatments.

Plantation Shutters for Small Windows

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Small windows are a great fit for plantation shutters in New Brunswick. Some might think we’re just favoring shutters, but they actually are a fantastic for smaller windows. And there are more than a few reasons why. Let’s find out!
 

Shutters Can Fit Smaller Windows No Matter What

Interior shutters are custom-built to your specific windows. That means that whatever size or shape the windows are, shutters will fit – no exceptions.

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Small windows run the gamut of styles: casements, transom windows, circular, octagon windows, and several other styles. Plantation shutters can fit each and every one of them, even the shapes that other window coverings can’t.

Shutters Make Smaller Windows Look Larger

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Some New Brunswick residents aren’t huge fans of how small their windows are. We get it, but nothing’s forcing you to live with a window you’re not a fan of. Plantation shutters can add some much-needed size to a small window, sometimes up to multiple inches with the right frame and mount. Of course, shutters won’t actually make the window bigger, but it can make it look a lot larger than it actually is.

Shutters Let You Manage Light in Small Windows

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With small windows, light can be all or nothing. Either you’re covering the window, or it’s bare. That’s what you get with most window treatments including as drapes or curtains. But plantation shutters give you a little more flexibility with lighting and privacy, especially with cafe shutters for small windows.

Custom Shades for Small Windows

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The most important thing with shades for smaller windows is to go with custom shades. The majority of smaller windows are in unusual sizes, so most shades you find in stores will completely cover a window rather than framing it. So measure your windows precisely and look into custom shades that play to your window and your space’s strengths.

Shades may make small windows seem a tad more boxy and draw attention to their small size, so think a bit before using them for your windows.

Combining Window Treatments for Small Windows

What we’ve seen some smart New Brunswick homeowners choose for small windows is to combine window treatments. In fact, you can do this on just about any kind of window, big or small. Combine a window treatment that sits on the frame like shutters, and hang curtains or drapes on the sides to border the window.

Combining coverings makes better use of the space, and can help smooth out the flow of your room.

Are Your Small Windows Giving You Big Headaches?

Don’t fret over small windows anymore, New Brunswick. Sunburst wants to help. Call us today at 732-301-6168 or fill out the form at the bottom to get started on finding your perfect window treatment solution.