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Ultimate Room Window Guide

The ultimate guide to window coverings for every room in your Gainesville home is here! We give our suggestions for the best kinds of window treatments for each room in your house. We take into the equation light control, style, cost, effective insulation, how much privacy is offered, moisture resistance, sturdiness, and more to find your best fit.

Dive into this guide to discover which window treatments you should use, with links to specific recommendations and stunning pictures of window fashions for every room.
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Gainesville Living Room Window Treatments

Living room window treatments

Top Considerations: Style, energy efficiency, custom shapes, durability

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, barn doors shutters, shades

Living rooms typically have the most sizable windows in the home, and it’s the space where you’ll spend time with guests. That makes it the perfect place to go all out with window treatments that show off your fashion sense and offer you complete control of the room’s comfort. Two of the most effective window coverings for rooms that are heavily inhabited are plantation shutters and sliding barn doors.

Plantation shutters carry a elegant style and are incredibly resilient to wear while giving the greatest control over temperature and light levels, fulfilling all the living room criteria. Likewise, sliding barn doors can add a classic, understated sense to your living room, while giving you great control of the light in the room.

Want more inspiration for your living room windows? Here’s a few more thoughts.

Gainesville Dining Room Window Treatments

Dining room window treatments

Top Considerations: Light control, style

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, barn doors shutters, shades, blinds

Your home’s dining room may be a formal room you use only sparingly, or as your everyday family meal place. Either way, you want a window covering that can give you light control and accentuate your furniture to make your dining room a relaxing place.

Barn door shutters can add a timeless, almost romantic flavor to any dining room - all while giving you extensive control over the degree of privacy and light you want. Plantation shutters have a similar traditional look but are also versatile enough to go with more modern home design. Shades, though they give you less temperature control, still offer some light control to manage the mood in your dining room, as well as being available in an extensive selection of fashions and colors to match any décor.

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Kitchen Window Treatments

Photo courtesy of Toll Brothers,

Top Considerations: Style, ease of cleaning, resistance to humidity and water

Window Treatment Recommendations: Polywood plantation shutters, faux wood blinds

Your kitchen is a busy place, from preparing meals to entertaining guests and more. Because of the many duties of the kitchen, you’ll want a window covering that’s both versatile and strong enough to stand up to whatever is thrown at it (sometimes literally).

Polywood plantation shutters satisfy these criteria wonderfully. Not only do their neutral tones complement almost any style choice, but they’re also extremely moisture-resistant and simple to clean to boot. Faux wood blinds, while less resilient and attractive than shutters, do give you the moisture resistance needed in any kitchen window treatment

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Gainesville Bedroom Window Treatments

Bedroom Window Treatments

Top Considerations: Privacy, style, light control, energy efficiency

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, blinds, shades

The first priority for your bedroom will likely be light and comfort control in order to make it easy to rest. No window covering can match the level of control you have with plantation shutters, not to mention shutters’ unrivaled ability to give complete privacy and their beautiful looks that enhance any décor.

Pull-down shades are also a great bedroom choice, giving you that all-important privacy and a warm look – although they tend to soften light rather than block it out completely like shutters. Shades are also available in a huge array of styles and colors, making it easy to find one that coordinates with your bedroom’s color scheme.

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Gainesville Bathroom Window Treatments

Bathroom Window Treatments

Top Considerations: Privacy, ability to handle humidity and moisture, resilience

Window Treatment Recommendations: Polywood plantation shutters, faux wood blinds

When you’re selecting window treatments for bathrooms, your two largest priorities are privacy and resistance to moisture. Both faux wood blinds and Polywood plantation shutters handle water and humidity extremely well and in addition allow for excellent privacy control with their easy adjustability. Shutters in comparison, have the added advantage of being easily customizable, meaning they can be constructed to seamlessly fit non-square windows.

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Gainesville Family Room Window Treatments

Family Room Window Treatments

Top Considerations: Style, light control, energy efficiency, durability

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, sliding barn door shutters, blinds, shades

Your family room is your place to unwind and spend family time together. It’s also one of the rooms guests will often see the most, so your top priorities should be style and light control.

Plantation shutters add style to your family room, and offer great temperature control and insulation to keep your room comfortable. Upscale sliding barn door shutters can be a distinct cornerstone to your family room if your goal is to impress your guests.

Blinds and shades are smart choices since they’re available in a wide selection of colors and styles, making it easy to match with your established decor - though they don’t allow for the same degree of light or temperature control that shutters do.

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Gainesville Basement Window Treatments

Basement window treatments

Top Considerations: Light control, energy efficiency, moisture resistance

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, blinds

Each basement is unique. They might vary in layout, size, how far underground they are, and so forth. Due to these differences, the ideal window covering for each basement will differ as well.

In general, you need window treatments that fit your unique basement window shape and size, while giving you the ability to let in as much light as possible. Polywood plantation shutters check both of those boxes, in addition to handling humidity that can be common in some basements.

Aside from shutters, blinds are also a smart choice for basements in Gainesville. Both aluminum and faux wood blinds feature resistance to humidity, while also fitting the most typical basement window shapes and easily matching your existing decor.

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Gainesville Home Office Window Treatments

Home Office Window Treatments
Photo courtesy of Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Top Considerations: Style, light control, energy efficiency, resilience

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, shades

Installing the best window treatments in your home office can help contribute to a productive atmosphere where you can get work done. Plantation shutters give you excellent control of temperature, light, and sound, ensuring that you can work in a comfortable environment.

If sound reduction and insulation aren’t a priority for you, shades are another fantastic choice that can help fill your space with soft light, making it more relaxing and easier to concentrate on your work relative to having no window treatment.

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Gainesville Sunroom Window Treatments

Sunroom window treatments

Top Considerations: Style, light control, energy efficiency, durability

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, window film, shades

Sunrooms get a lot of light and are the perfect place to relax or entertain - as long as you can adjust the level of light and heat that enter the room. Plantation shutters can be breathtaking against all the glass and are also great at keeping your space at an ideal temperature with how easy it is to adjust the louvers.

Combining window film with another window covering can increase your room’s protection from heat and harmful ultraviolet light – meaning you won’t need to be concerned about the possibility of your carpet, furniture, or one of a kind photos or artwork being damaged by light exposure. Shades give you a more subdued aesthetic that you can tailor to your home, but know that their UV protection won’t be as powerful as other options.

Want to turn your sunroom into your favorite room in your home?

Gainesville Laundry Room Window Treatments

Laundry room window treatments

Top Considerations: Budget, light control, energy efficiency, humidity resistance

Window Treatment Recommendations: Blinds, shades

Whether we want to admit it or not, we spend a lot of hours in the laundry room over time. To take some of the stress out of laundry, cozy up your laundry room with window treatments that will make the room comfortable, but don’t forget that laundry rooms can get humid and you may need to keep drying clothes from harsh light.

Blinds are a fantastic choice for Gainesville laundry rooms due to their lower cost and easy adjustability, making light control simple. Faux wood blinds tend to be a better choice than real wood because they resist moisture. Shades are also a consideration, giving a soft, muted style to your laundry room. Keep in mind though that shades usually aren’t very moisture resistant, in case you typically use the room for steaming or ironing clothes.

Don’t worry about laundry day anymore!