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3 Window Treatment Ideas For Wide Windows In Salt Lake City, Utah

May 31, 2016

If your window is four feet or wider, adjustable window treatments that are also in style may seem difficult to find in Salt Lake City. But more options are available than you might think.

It’s true that some window treatment options such as blinds can cover the wide window. But when you have multiple blinds butting up to each other without a frame, they don’t showcase your window. And they don’t give you enough control over temperature and light.

That’s why we put together these 3 window treatment ideas for wide windows in Salt Lake City. So you can have a better understanding for how to cover your wide windows.

1. Shutters For Wide Windows

Wide windows bring in a lot of light. Plantation shutters let you control all that light. They cover the whole window using multiple panels surrounded by a frame, giving you a finished look. Each shutter panel can swing open along its hinge. Each panel’s louvers can be tilted down to prevent light from shining through. The frame that surrounds the panels brings the entire window treatment together, making it look finished on your wide window.

Wide kitchen windows with plantation shutters 

A tilt rod lets you adjust the amount of light you want to let in with each individual shutter panel. The louvers all tilt in unison, so you can let in more light faster. Depending on the size of your windows, you may even choose to have a divider rail installed. A divider rail allows you to adjust the bottom louvers separately from the top louvers.

All of the glass in wide windows can mean higher energy bills. Some plantation shutters, like Polywood®, can prevent airflow and heat transfer. And that means extra energy savings for you.

All that glass also means that you need a window treatment that gives you control over privacy. Plantation shutters for wide windows close completely to block off both curious eyes looking in and light. By angling the louvers upward you can let light into the room while maintaining your privacy.

2. Window Film For Wide Windows

Your wide windows let you see the pretty view of your Salt Lake City neighborhood. Window film helps you enjoy that view without any distractions in the way. When applied to your wide window, the film may add a little bit of colored tint to the glass. You can pick from a range of darkening for increased privacy. The darkened tints won’t block your view from the inside looking out.

Wide window with window film 

In addition, window film blocks UV rays that come through the glass. Because wide windows let more sunlight through than narrow windows, it’s essential that you cover them with window film if you’re not going to install any other treatment. It will guard your carpets and furniture against fading.

3. Shades For Wide Windows

Shades can dress up wide windows. Extremely wide windows may mean you need to install multiple shades over the window for complete coverage. But there are shades that come in wide widths. Roll them down for less brightness. You can add a room darkening liner for increased light and privacy control.

Look out at the view outside by simply rolling your shades up. Even when they’re retracted, shades add a gorgeous accent for your wide window.

Get Custom Window Treatments For Your Wide Windows, Salt Lake City!

We carry the window treatments you’re interested in for your wide windows in Salt Lake City. Schedule your free in-home design consultation to see window treatments samples and get a quote. Our team is glad to answer all the questions you may have about window coverings for wide windows. Whether your wide windows are in the dining room or the bedroom, we’ve got you covered. Call us at 801-515-3598 to get started on your custom window treatments.