Gainesville Bay Windows Need Spectacular Window Treatments

Eric Ramsey

Unique window types are usually the most visually charming qualities of homes in Gainesville - and one of the most attention-drawing kinds of those unique windows are bay windows. From either the interior or exterior, bay windows offer a feeling of comfort and fashion all at the same time - that is, if they’re combined with the right window treatment.

But how do you know which window covering to select? Just as with other unique windows, bay windows have specific considerations to bear in mind. Sunburst Shutters Gainesville will guide you through the bay window treatment checklist, as well as offer our suggestions for the perfect partners for your Gainesville bay windows.

Polywood shutters in a chic bedroom bay window. 

Priorities For Treatments For Bay Windows

  • Complement your bay window - A poorly-chosen, generic window treatment may hide the aesthetic of a bay window. Go with a treatment that complements your bay window’s eye-catching shape.

  • Control of light and temperature levels - Bay windows tend to let in a good amount of light and heat from outside. Choose a window treatment that keeps your home cozy and allows for climate control.

  • Visibility - Just as a window treatment should accentuate a bay window’s structure, it should also let you control how well you can see out your home, and how well others are able to see inside.

The Least Recommended For Bay Window Treatments

  • Metal blinds - Blinds typically diminish the glamour of specially-shaped windows, making them look rather generic or cheap. They also underwhelm in controlling light levels as well as temperature.

  • Drapes - As with blinds, drapes negatively impact the visual appeal of bay windows by hide their unique shape, which is one of their main benefits. Control over brightness can also be ”all or nothing” when you go with drapes.

  • No window treatment at all - Some homeowners think they should keep their bay window uncovered. The singular upside to not installing a window treatment is increased visibility, but doing so limits your control over light and heat, and will let people passing by get an easy look inside your home at all hours.

Top Picks For Gainesville Bay Windows

Cellular Shades for Bay Windows

Adjustable cellular shades in lounge bow window. 

Fashionable, wallet-friendly, and simple to operate, cellular shades are a top-notch addition to bay windows. The reason why they work so well on bay windows is the amount of freedom cellular shades give you. These shades can be purchased in a range of cell sizes, all the way from 7/16 in. to 3/4 in. and come with a top-down/bottom-up system which lets you lower the shade from the top or raise it from the bottom, letting you get a great view while keeping control of light levels.

Our cellular shades are also available in a wide range of opacities, from slightly see-through to opaque, so losing your privacy is not a worry. Also, unlike other shade types, cellular shades won’t bulk up at the sides or at the top of your window when open, since they collapse so seamlessly. That makes it so you have the ability to maintain the beautiful look of your bay windows when the shades aren’t closed.

Bay Window Plantation Shutters

Half-length plantation shutters in living room bay window.

Like cellular shades, plantation shutters offer Gainesville homeowners the chance to showcase their bay windows’ shape while enjoying the benefits of an effective window treatment. Plantation shutters outperform cellular shades however, by offering even higher levels of control of light and visibility due to their moveable louvers. And since they’re custom-made for your windows, you can have even greater leeway in how you complement their style with full or half length shutters.

Since bay windows are usually some of the largest windows in your house, Polywood® plantation shutters’ insulation is a massive allure. Polywood shutters can stop close to 30 degrees of temperature flow in your space if used correctly, meaning that a cozy house is a quick tilt away.

For that quintessential wood plantation shutter look, our Ovation® shutters surpass all other wood shutters, as they are the only 5-star rated wood shutter available on the market. Ovation shutters , as an added bonus, can accentuate the wood frames around your bay windows.

Make Your Bay Windows Beautiful, Gainesville!

You’re keeping your room from looking its best if you aren’t getting the most out of your bay windows. Let Sunburst Shutters Gainesville help your windows soar with our professional expertise. Get in touch with the Sunburst Shutters Gainesville team today by calling 813-602-5966 to schedule a free in-home window treatment consultation. We’ll work around your schedule and have product samples brought right to your home!