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The Top Basement Window Treatments In Salt Lake City

April 26, 2016

If your basement windows are uncovered, you’re not alone. It’s difficult to find a window treatment in Salt Lake City that brings in the light your basement needs, while giving you privacy. And when your windows are tiny, finding a window treatment that will match your room becomes an even bigger challenge. Not to mention, basements are more humid that other parts of your home, which can affect the kind of window treatment you get.

The easiest way to determine which kind of window treatment works best for your basement in Salt Lake City is to start with the kind of basement you have.

Window Treatments For Walk-Out Basements In Salt Lake City, Utah

If you have a walk-out basement in Salt Lake City, you don’t have to worry as much about mold and dampness when choosing window treatments. What you’re looking for instead is a window treatment for your large windows that gives you control over light and gives you privacy, especially if you watch a lot of TV in your basement.

Draperies give you privacy. If you use thicker material and additional blackout layers, they can block most of the light from shining through. But draperies hide the beautiful architecture of your basement windows behind their folds. It’s easy for them to get dusty and stay dirty until their annual cleaning. Draperies give you less control over light since your only option is to slide the panels back and forth. Light can still come in through the sides of the window treatment.

Take back control of your basement windows with plantation shutters. The shutter’s frame encase the shutter panels to seal off light from the sides. This means complete privacy. No one will be able to see inside when you close your shutters.

Adjust the shutter louvers to bring in as much light as you need. Add a divider rail and operate the top of the basement window shutters separately from the bottom. And the weatherstripping on premium plantation shutters provides the temperature control that is needed with larger windows.

Plantation shutters are custom-made to cover to your window’s shape. Now, your shutters show off the distinct angles and curves of your circular and arched windows.

Another option for walk-out basements is sliding barn doors. Take advantage of the outside view by pushing the panels to the edges of the window. And the barn doors become a work of art when you shut them, contributing to the room’s style.

There might be a small gap on the sides where light can come in. That’s because of how the barn door is mounted.

For your walk-out basement door, you’ll want a sturdy window treatment that can endure all the times the door is open and shut. Shades and blinds can rattle when they hit the glass. And if you tie them to the frame, they don’t look finished. Plantation shutters become a permanent part of the door. When you swing the door open, they don’t sway. And you can control the light by tilting open the louvers.

Shutters are also a great choice for walk-up basement doors in Salt Lake City.

Window Treatments For Look-Out Basements In Salt Lake City, Utah

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 Salt Lake City, mold growth and dampness is a concern when searching for a window treatment. So you’ll want a window treatment that can handle humid conditions and goes with your space.

Synthetic wood and premium wood shutters can be moisture resistant. Certain plantation shutters will never warp. That’s why they work so well for look-out basements.

You can add the warm look of wood to your, often cold, basement with plantation shutters. These energy efficient window treatments lower your utility bills throughout the year and make relaxing in this room a pleasant experience.

Increase your window’s energy efficiency even more by using both plantation shutters and window film. This also allows you to open the shutter panels in the daytime while taking advantage of the benefits of window film.

You may want to close the shutters at night. Otherwise, people can look into your basement.

If you have small basement windows, you can have shutters installed that are taller than the window itself. This gives the illusion of a bigger window. And you won’t lose all the benefits of privacy and light control.

What’s The Simplest Way To Purchase Window Treatments For My Basement In Salt Lake City?

First, call us at 801-515-3598. We’ll take you through the process of buying basement window treatments and any other window treatments you are interested in for other rooms in your home. This includes scheduling you for a free in-home consultation where you can look at window treatment samples and get an estimate. When you’ve decided on the window treatment that works best for you, we order and install it. Finding the right window treatment doesn’t get easier than this...unless you prefer to fill out the form below instead of dialing 801-515-3598.