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Salt Lake City Home Design: Windows Make a Home

July 09, 2018

When you think about remodeling your Salt Lake City home, what are your priorities?

New floors? Brand-new furniture? Maybe new appliances or cabinets and finish?

What if you could make a bigger impact with less money by looking at just one part of your home?

What you should focus on first in your Salt Lake City home design is your windows and window treatments. This is why.

Natural Light Plays a Huge Role

It can’t be overstated how big a part natural light plays in how your space looks and feels. Too much light pouring in through your windows can make the colors look washed out and faded, no matter what colors you’re using. Not enough light, and it might look drab and dim, and just plain unattractive.

To make matters worse, the amount of light and the angle of the sun varies as the day goes on, so there’s never going to be one perfect level of light that makes your space look its best.

To thwart this, look for window treatments that can be adjusted easily and quickly. Your best bets are roller shades or plantation shutters.

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Windows Will Determine The Rest Of Your Design

You can always reposition furniture. You can change lighting (to an extent). You can even take out parts of walls when you remodel. But windows are almost always there to stay, unless you’ve got a lot of time and money to spend.

We recommend that you decide what part you want your windows to play, and then plan your design around that. Would you prefer the large windows were the focal point of the room? Open up the space around the window and install a window treatment with brilliant, bright colors to draw the eye in. Or would you prefer the windows to be an accent that helps support other parts of the room? In that case, choose something like bright white Polywood shutters to lead your guests’ eyes through the space.

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No matter your preference, start your plan with the windows, and work from there.

Windows Are Your Home’s Eyes

Yes, it’s cliche to refer to windows as “the eyes of the home,” but there's a lot of truth in it as well. No matter the time of day, the eyes of people walking or driving by will naturally go to the windows.

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Take advantage of that by putting in window treatments that play up your home’s features. These are a few ideas for that.
  • Custom shutters - The wide louvers and clean lines of shutters can actually make your window look larger than most other window treatments do.

  • Accent drapes - Drapes that adorn the top corners of your window can help create a stunning silhouette when the sun sets and your interior is lit up.

  • Custom roller shades - Patterned or bold colored roller shades drawn halfway down your window can add some flair to a somewhat neutral home exterior.

Start With the Windows, Finish With a Beautiful Home

So if you’re dreaming about a fresh look for your home, windows should definitely be on your list. If you’re ready, Sunburst Salt Lake City can help. Give us a call at 801-515-3598 or fill out the form below to get a free in-home consultation at a time convenient for you.