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New Brunswick Bay Windows Need Stunning Window Treatments

September 21, 2016

Unique window types are oftentimes the most visually striking hallmarks of houses in New Brunswick - and one of the most attention-drawing types of these unique windows are bay windows. From either inside the home or outside, bay windows grant a sense of coziness and fashion all at the same time - granted that they’re partnered with a great window treatment.

But how does one know which window treatment to pick? Just as with other specialty window makes, bay windows have their own factors to keep in mind. Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick will guide you through the checklist for bay window treatments, and offer our suggestions for the top picks for your New Brunswick bay windows.

White shutters in a chic bedroom bay window. 

What To Look For In Treatments For Bay Windows

  • Accentuate your bay window - A poorly-chosen, boring window treatment may hide the style of a bay window. Go with a treatment that enhances your bay window’s distinctive geometry.

  • Control over temperature and light levels - Bay windows tend to let in a good amount of heat and light from outside. You want a window covering that keeps your house comfy and allows you to control the climate.

  • Visibility - Just like a window treatment should complement a bay window’s structure, it also needs to control how well you can see outside your window, and how much those on the outside can see inside.

The Least Recommended For Bay Window Treatments

  • Metal blinds - Blinds have a tendency to diminish the beauty of specially-shaped windows, making them look somewhat cheap or generic. They also underperform in controlling brightness as well as in their energy-efficiency.

  • Drapes - Similar to blinds, drapes hurt the visual appeal of bay windows by obscure their unique shape, which is one of their main features. Light control tends to be a zero sum game when choosing drapes.

  • No window treatment at all - Sometimes homeowners think they should keep their bay window uncovered. The singular upside to not installing a window treatment is an increase in visibility, but doing so limits your options for control of light and energy, and can let people outside your window get a clear look inside the home at all times.

Recommendations For New Brunswick Bay Windows

Cellular Shades for Bay Windows

Brown cellular shades in living room bow window. 

Modern, budget-friendly, and simple to use, cellular shades are perfectly suited to bay windows. The reason why they work so well on bay windows is the level of freedom cellular shades offer you. These shades can be purchased in different cell sizes, all the way from 7/16” to 9/16” to 3/4” and feature a top-down, bottom-up system that allows you to lower the shade from the top or raise it from the bottom, so you can get a great view while maintaining control of light levels.

Sunburst’s cellular shades are also available in a wide range of opacities, from slightly see-through to opaque, so losing your privacy is never a concern. Also, unlike different kinds of shades, cellular shades won’t bulk up at the sides or along the top of the window when open, since they fold in so effectively. That way you have the ability to keep the classy look of your bay windows when the shades aren’t being used.

Plantation Shutters For Bay Windows

Half-length plantation shutters in family room bay window.

Similar to cellular shades, plantation shutters can give New Brunswick homeowners the chance to display their bay windows’ geometry while enjoying the benefits of an effective window treatment. Plantation shutters improve on cellular shades though, by giving you even more effective light and visibility control due to their adjustable louvers. And because they’re custom-built for your windows, you can enjoy even more leeway in how you complement their aesthetic with differing shutter lengths and configurations.

Because bay windows are typically some of the biggest windows in the house, Polywood® plantation shutters’ insulation is a big allure. Polywood shutters can restrict up to 30° of heat flow in your space when used correctly, which means that a cozy home is a simple tilt away.

For that timeless wood plantation shutter look, Sunburst Ovation® shutters exceed all other wood shutters, as they are the only five star rated wood shutter available on the market. Ovation shutters , as an added bonus, can accentuate the wood border around your bay windows.

Make Your Bay Windows Beautiful, New Brunswick!

You might be doing your room a disservice if you aren’t getting a great visual “pop” from your bay windows. Let Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick help your interior design soar with our professional experience. Get in touch with the Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick team today by calling 732-301-6168 to schedule your free in-home design consultation. We’ll work with your schedule and bring window treatment samples straight to your house!