A sunroom that is comfortable and light can turn into the best room in your Salt Lake City house. Its big glass windows and the natural light make it the perfect spot to sit down with your latest novel, savor a cup of coffee, or entertain guests.
To turn your sunroom into the best space in your home, you need to control for light throughout the day and make sure it’s not too hot or cold. If your sunroom is outdated or not your style, you may even choose to redecorate the space. A great thing to start with is with your window treatments. You’ll want to find a window treatment that lets in the natural light and offers an outside view but also can cover your windows for energy efficiency and privacy.
The specific type of window treatment you pick depends on your energy efficiency needs, your style, and your budget. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Salt Lake City to make your sunroom the best spot in your home.
Classic Plantation Shutters
A classic window treatment option is plantation shutters
which let the light stream into your sunroom. Plantation shutters are a custom-built window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture in your home and can add to the value of your home. Their big louvers offer a pleasant view of the outdoors when they’re opened. It’s easy to adjust them for privacy and light control - and they’re simple to clean. If you want to open up your sunroom windows to let in a cool breeze, simply swing out your plantation shutters.
Sunrooms have lots of windows which give you a nice view of your yard. But with all the glass, your sunroom often isn’t energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters insulate your sunroom. They are up to 70% more energy efficient than regular wooden shutters and reduce heat transfer through your windows by 45%, so you can have the sun shine into your sunroom during the day and shut your shutters at night to maintain the room’s temperature.
UV-Blocking Window Film
Window film offers a completely open view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays while letting natural light come into the room. Window film both absorbs and reflects the sun’s energy, allowing you to keep your sunroom at the perfect temperature. Plus, it takes stress off of your HVAC system, which saves money on your energy costs.
Window film also protects your furniture and carpeting. The sunlight that beats through your windows can fade and discolor your carpeting or furniture. But windows with window film reduce fading so that your furniture and carpet keep its colors. You can add options such as privacy tinting to window film which lets you see outside but prevents others from peering into your sunroom. You can also add window film with other window treatments such as shades or plantation shutters for extra energy efficiency.
Decorative Roman Shades
Another sunroom window treatment that helps you control for light is roman shades. They are offered in a large selection of patterns and fabrics and a variety of styles such as contemporary, traditional, and modern.
Pull the shades down when you need privacy and less natural light. Pull them back up when you would like a bright room where you can see outdoors. Additional options include: cordless lift systems and motorization, privacy liners, and decorative trims and scallops. If you’re looking to improve energy efficiency, it’s important to pick shades built from the right material. Shades that are crafted from denser material will provide more insulation than lighter shades.
Find Window Treatments For Your Sunroom
If you’re looking for more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other spaces in your house, look through our Room Guide
. Then when you’re ready to start the buying process for the perfect custom window treatment for your sunroom in Salt Lake City, contact us at 801-515-3598
to schedule your free in-home consultation
. We’ll walk you through all of your options to turn your sunroom into the coziest room in your home.