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What Window Treatments Help Your Home Look Best From Outside?

June 19, 2017

As a savvy homeowner in Tampa, you buy window treatments based on what they can add to your home’s interior. But have you ever thought about which window treatments look best from outdoors, and which ones increase your home’s curb appeal?

Here are our best recommendations for window treatments that make your home’s exterior look even better.

Plantation Shutters Maximize Curb Appeal

Shutters are great for maximizing curb appeal because their looks stand out even from outdoors. With their crisp, solid shape and wide louvers, shutters are more noticeable than other window treatments, and can accentuate just about any type of home. With the classic whites from Polywood® plantation shutters or all-natural looks of Ovation® wood shutters, they can be a great counterpoint to any kind of siding, from brick siding to shingle siding and beyond.

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Shutters can also help give you a uniform look across all your windows. Mismatched window treatments on one side of the house can give you48 a jumbled look, so the ability to use the same window treatments across all those windows is a huge benefit. Shutters can be custom-built to fit any style and shape of window, so you can get a tight, consistent look no matter what.

Finally, shutters are super durable and low-maintenance, so you won’t have to worry about them looking shoddy, faded or dusty in the window like you might with a fabric window covering.

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Shades In Tampa Open Up Your Color Palette

Although they may not have the same “pop” as shutters do, the biggest things shades have going for them are their clean, solid look and wide variety of colors. If you have a very specific color combo that you want to stick to across every party of your home – shades are the window treatment for you. With nearly endless options in colors and patterns, shades are a do-it-all window treatment.

Remember that shades need a little more maintenance to maintain their great looks. Over the course of a few months, they can wrinkle, crease, fade and stain, meaning all of their appeal goes away. Also keep in mind how silhouettes will cast on them in the evening when you have the lights on indoors.

Grab Your Neighbors’ Attention With New Window Treatments

If you’re ready to draw some more attention to your home with shutters, drapes or shades, call Sunburst today at 813-580-7288. We’ll personally demonstrate all of your options, and find great looking window treatments.

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