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Which Window Treatments Help With Privacy the Most?

April 30, 2018

Your home is your sanctuary, and if you think like most homeowners, finding window treatments in Salt Lake City that add privacy and sound control to maintain your sanctuary is important to you. Any window covering is better than an uncovered window. However there are some window treatments that add more privacy than others, particularly on specialty windows.

Improving Privacy on Hard to Cover Windows

Most large, standard windows in your house are simple to cover with nearly any window treatment such as Salt Lake City shutters, drapes, or blinds|.

Half circle window shutter Salt Lake City 

You might encounter some situations when you need a particular style of window treatment to provide adequate privacy and light control. These include:

  • Bathroom windows where excess moisture may damage fabric window treatments.

  • Sidelight windows that are tall and thin on which window treatments can be pushed around by the door’s movement.

  • Irregular windows such as eyebrows, round windows, bow windows, etc., where normal rectangular blinds and curtains can’t cover your window without hiding the window’s unique shape.

  • Large windows that are hard to reach such as second-story foyer windows.

In these cases, you’ll need window treatments that go above and beyond to provide privacy to your space.

As a plus, shop around for window treatments that offer good sound control to keep noises outside and keep inside noise inside.

The Best Window Treatments for Privacy

The most privacy-friendly window treatment we recommend are Polywood® plantation shutters. Plantation shutters are able to fully close, for when complete privacy and sound control is what you want. If you want to let light in and see outdoors, just tilt the louvers. For tall or high windows, you should keep the louvers tilted at an angle so light can enter but passersby can’t see in.

Salt Lake City living room shutters 

Interior shutters are also great for non-rectangular windows because they’re custom built to your exact dimensions. And since Polywood shutters are waterproof, they’re perfect for bathrooms.

Another privacy-friendly window treatment is roller shades. Roller shades take up minimal space at the top of the window, but are easy to pull down to prevent any views from outside your home. While they can’t be custom-made to fit unique window shapes, you can find roller shapes made from moisture-resistant material for areas such as the kitchen or bathroom.

Window Treatments that Don’t Protect Your Privacy

While any window covering gives you at least some privacy, there are a few that aren’t as great as those we’ve mentioned. The first is sheer curtains. Sheer curtains used to be popular a while back and can add a breezy feeling to a room. However they’re fairly translucent and can be seen through fairly easily, especially when it’s dark out.

Salt Lake City bathroom blinds

Another product we don’t recommend for privacy are cheap or heavy blinds, which can break and/or get stuck at an angle. If you can’t completely shut the blinds due to breakage, then they’re not helping keeping your home private.

Looking for Window Treatments that Maintain Your Privacy?

If you're on the hunt for window treatments to maximize your privacy, then give us a call at 801-515-3598 or complete the form below to get a free in-home consultation. During your estimate, our shutter experts will show you all of your options to find the perfect window treatment for your style and your budget.