Gainesville privacy shutters

Which Window Treatments Help With Privacy the Most?

April 30, 2018

Your house is your castle, and if you’re like the majority of homeowners, getting window treatments in Gainesville that offer privacy and sound blocking to maintain your castle is important to you. Any window treatment is better than a naked window. However there are some window treatments that offer more privacy than others, even on hard to cover windows.

Providing Privacy on Specialty Windows

All of the large, standard windows in your home are a snap to cover with just about any window treatment such as Gainesville shutters, drapes, or blinds|.

Half circle window shutter Gainesville 

However, there are some situations when you need a particular kind of window treatment to get the privacy you want. These could be:

  • Bathroom windows where excess moisture can ruin fabric window treatments.

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

  • Specialty-shape windows like transoms, round windows, bay windows, etc., where conventional store-bought blinds and shades can’t cover your window without covering up the window’s unique shape.

  • Big windows that can be difficult to reach like second-story foyer windows.

In these cases, you need window treatments that go the distance to provide privacy to your space.

As a bonus, shop around for window treatments that offer good sound control to keep random noise outside and prevent neighbors from overhearing.

The Best Window Treatments for Privacy

The best window treatments for privacy that we recommend are Polywood® plantation shutters. Plantation shutters are able to be shut completely, for when blocking all the light and sound you can is your goal. To let light in and see outside, just give the louvers a tilt. For tall or high windows, you can always keep the louvers tilted at an angle so light can enter but passersby can’t see in.

Gainesville living room shutters 

Interior shutters are also great for specialty-shaped windows because they can be customized to fit any shape or size. And since Polywood shutters are water resistant, they’re a natural fit for bathrooms.

Another window treatment that helps with privacy is roller shades. Roller shades take up minimal space at the top of the window, but are easily pulled down to prevent outsiders from seeing into your home. Though they can’t be custom-made to fit unique window shapes, you can find roller shapes made from water resistant material for areas like your bathrooms.

Window Treatments that Don’t Help With Privacy

While any window covering gives you at least some privacy, there are two that perform poorer than others. The first is sheer curtains. Sheer curtains were popular years ago and can add a a light feeling to a room. Yet they don’t offer the level of privacy of other window treatments, especially at night.

Gainesville bathroom blinds

Another window covering that isn’t great for privacy are cheap or bulky blinds, which can snap and/or get stuck at a certain angle. If you can’t close the blinds all the way because of 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 maintain your privacy, then give us a ring at 813-602-5966 or complete the form below to set up a free in-home consultation. During your estimate, our install team will show you all of your options to find the perfect window treatment for your style and your budget.