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The Most Popular Basement Window Treatments In New Brunswick

April 26, 2016

We run into many homeowners that put off or even forget about covering their basement windows. It’s hard to find a window treatment in New Brunswick that lets in the natural light your basement needs, while giving you privacy. And if you have small windows, finding a window treatment that will match your room becomes even more challenging. Plus, basements are more humid that other parts of your home, which affects the kind of window treatment you buy.

The most useful way to decide on which kind of window treatment is best for your basement in New Brunswick is to start with the kind of basement you have.

Window Treatments For Walk-Out Basements In New Brunswick, NJ

Homeowners with walk-out basements in New Brunswick don’t have to be concerned as much about mold and dampness when choosing window treatments. But you do need to find a window treatment for your windows that lets you control light and gives you more privacy, especially if the basement is your TV entertainment room.

Draperies can give you privacy. If you choose thicker material and additional blackout layers, they can even block out the majority of the light. But draperies don’t let you see the original architecture of your basement windows. It’s easy for them to get dirty and stay dirty. Draperies reduce your light control since you’re only able to scoot the panels back and forth. Light can still come through the draperies’ sides.

Control your basement windows with plantation shutters. The shutter panels are enclosed in a frame that prevents light from coming through the sides. So now you have utmost privacy. No one will be able to look inside when the shutters are closed.

You can adjust the shutter louvers to bring in as much light as you need. You can even add a divider rail so you can adjust the top and bottom shutters independently from one another. And the weatherstripping on premium plantation shutters gives the temperature control that is needed with larger windows.

Plantation shutters are custom-manufactured to match to your window’s shape. So your shutters show off the curves and angles of your arched and circular windows.

Sliding barn doors are another great option for walk-out basements. Take advantage of the view outside by pushing the panels to the sides of the window. The barn doors become a work of art when you close them, contributing to the room’s furnishings.

Sometimes there’s a small gap on the sides where light can come in. That’s because of the way the barn door is installed.

For the walk-out basement door, look for a durable window treatment that can endure all the times you’ll open and close the door. Blinds and shades bang against the glass. And when they’re tied to the frame, they don’t look finished. Plantation shutters are permanently fixed to the door. When you open the door, they won’t sway. Plus, you can tilt the louvers for more or less light.

Shutters are also perfect for walk-up basement doors in New Brunswick.

Window Treatments For Look-Out Basements In New Brunswick

Small basement bathroom window covered in white plantation shutters

We have another blog about how to choose window fashions for humid-heavy rooms here. For look-out basements in New Brunswick, the possibility of mold growth and dampness is a concern when searching for a window treatment. So you’ll want one that’s stunning and can handle humidity.

Synthetic wood and premium wood shutters resist moisture. Certain plantation shutters won’t warp. And that’s exactly what you need in your look-out basement.

You can bring the warm look of wood to this colder part of your house with the custom look of plantation shutters. These energy efficient plantation shutters decrease your energy bill year round and make spending time in your basement a welcome experience.

Combine window film and plantation shutters for added energy efficiency. This also allows you to open the shutter panels during the day while taking advantage of the benefits of window film.

You may want to close the shutters during the night. Otherwise, neighbors and passersby can look into your basement.

For small basement windows, you can create the illusion of a larger window by mounting shutters that are higher than the window itself. And you still get your control over privacy and light.

What’s The Easiest Way To Purchase Window Treatments For My Basement In New Brunswick, NJ?

Give us a call at 732-301-6168. We’ll take you through the process of buying basement window treatments as well as any other window treatments you need for other rooms in your home. This includes scheduling you for a free in-home consultation where you can browse through product samples and get an estimate. Once you’ve picked the window treatment that works best for you, we order and install it. Ordering window treatments doesn’t get easier than this...unless you prefer to fill out the form below instead of dialing 732-301-6168.