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3 Window Treatment Solutions For Wide Windows In Gainesville, FL

May 31, 2016

If your window is four feet or wider, adjustable window treatments that are also in style may seem tricky to find in Gainesville. But there are more options than you think.

It’s true that some window treatment options such as blinds are able to cover the wide window. But when multiple blinds butt up to each other without a frame, they don’t show off your window. And they don’t offer adequate control over light and temperature.

So we compiled these 3 window treatment ideas for wide windows in Gainesville to help you know how to choose coverings for your wide windows.

1. Shutters For Wide Windows

Wide windows let in lots of light. Plantation shutters let you control all that light. The shutters cover the entire window using multiple panels within a frame for a finished look. Every shutter panel has a hinge so that it can swing out. And the louvers on each panel can be tilted down to prevent light from coming through. The frame encasing the panels ties the window treatment together so that it looks finished on your wide window.

Plantation shutters on wide kitchen windows 

With a tilt rod you can adjust for how much light you want to let in per individual shutter panel. The louvers all tilt together, so you can let in more light more quickly. Depending on how wide your windows are, you might also choose to have a divider rail installed. A divider rail allows you to control the top louvers separately from the bottom louvers.

All of the glass in wide windows can mean higher utility bills. Certain plantation shutters, such as Polywood®, can significantly reduce heat transfer and airflow. And that directly translates into energy savings for you.

Privacy is a concern with all the glass that wide windows have. Plantation shutters for wide windows shut completely to block out both curious eyes looking in and light. By tilting the louvers upward you can let some light into the room while maintaining your privacy.

2. Window Film For Wide Windows

Your wide windows give you access to a beautiful view of your Gainesville neighborhood. With window film, you can enjoy that view without any distractions. When applied to your wide window, the film may add a tint of color to the glass. You can select from multiple levels of darkening for increased privacy. The darkened tints won’t block your view when you’re inside the house looking out.

Wide window with window film 

Window film also blocks UV rays coming through the glass. Since wide windows allow more sunlight in than narrow windows, it’s important that you cover them with window film if you’re not going to install any other window treatment. It will protect your furniture and carpets from fading.

3. Shades For Wide Windows

Shades are great for enhancing wide windows. Windows that are extremely wide may mean you need to install multiple shades over the window to cover it entirely. However, some shades are available in wide widths. Roll them down for less brightness. You can add a room darkening liner for increased light and privacy control.

Get access to the view outside by simply rolling your shades up. When they’re retracted, shades add a cozy accent for your wide window.

Get Custom Window Treatments For Your Wide Windows, Gainesville!

We have the window treatments you’re interested in for your wide windows in Gainesville. Schedule your free in-home design consultation to view window treatments samples and get an estimate. Our team is happy to answer any 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 813-602-5966 to start finding your custom window treatments.