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Gainesville Coastal Window Treatment Recommendations

September 26, 2017

Living in a coastal region like Gainesville means that how you plan your home design can vary from homes in other parts of Florida. Coastal homes here have both a unique style, as well as a few factors that other homes may not have – especially when it comes to window coverings in Gainesville homes.

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These are just a few things you can do with your window treatments to make your coastal home look incredible.

Preserve Your Views – And Your Privacy

Homes near the Gainesville coast have some of the best views of any Florida home, and even though you may like to keep them unobstructed day and night, you should also think about your privacy. Sheer blinds or draperies might be popular in some homes, but they’ll also let any random passersby see into your home.

Instead, try a window treatment with more versatility like plantation shutters, which let you have a good amount of flexibility on maintaining your privacy as well as your views. The movable louvers offer an entire spectrum of visibility, and the shutter panels themselves can swing fully open or shut, so you can adjust how much privacy you have throughout the day or just based on your style.


Don’t Let Salty Air Affect Your Windows

Owning a home near the Florida coast means you’re no stranger to the salty air from the ocean. The ocean air can contribute to rust on your vehicle, corrosion on metal patio furniture, and mildew on your window treatments and windows.

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For stylish looks that last a lifetime, you need a window treatment that doesn’t hold moisture. Your best bet is faux wood, so think about faux wood blinds or Polywood plantation shutters. Either window treatment will shrug off moisture, keeping your window treatment and frame free from mildew, corrosion, and musty scents.

Open Concept, Open Mind, Open Options

The coastal does have upsides, though. One of the best experiences of being a Gainesville homeowner is opening up the windows to let that fresh open air come inside. To help with that, you need a window treatment that doesn’t sway or blow wildly in the air. Say no to light drapes or curtains that dangle from a rod, and depending on how much wind your neighborhood gets, blinds may even be a bad idea. Instead, look for a a window treatment that will stay put, like shutters.

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Also keep in mind how your home design might change over time. Gainesville home fashion trends can change fairly often, and installing a stylistically versatile window treatment can help you adapt to new trends. Some window treatments that will stand the test of time better than others include:

  • Solid white plantation shutters

  • Earth tone honeycomb shades

  • Faux wood blinds in a natural wood grain

Get More Help For Your Coastal Home

For more help preventing damage from salty ocean air, staying on the forefront of home fashion, or preserving your stunning Gainesville coast views, Sunburst can help. Call our team at 813-602-5966 or use the free consultation request form below. Get the inside of your home looking even more stunning than the views outside.