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Hartford Bay Windows Deserve Stunning Window Treatments

September 21, 2016

Unique window types are oftentimes some of the most visually charming features of homes in Hartford - and one of the most eye-catching types of those unique windows are bay windows. Whether from inside the home or outside, bay windows give a look of coziness and fashion simultaneously - if they’re paired with the perfect window covering.

But how does one decide which window covering to pick? Just like other specialty window types, bay windows have individual factors to take into account. Sunburst Shutters Connecticut will walk you through the checklist for bay window treatments, and then offer our suggestions for the top picks for your Hartford bay windows.

Polywood shutters in a chic bedroom bay window. 

Considerations For Bay Window Treatments

  • Complement your bay window - A poorly-chosen, generic window covering may mask the beauty of a bay window. Opt for a treatment that accentuates your bay window’s unique geometry.

  • Control your light and temperature levels - Bay windows can let in a lot of heat and light from the sun. Choose a window covering that makes your house comfy and allows make any adjustments easily.

  • Privacy - Just like a window treatment should accentuate your bay window’s geometry, it also needs to control how well you’re able to see out your home, and how well those on the outside are able to see inside.

The Least Recommended For Bay Window Treatments

  • Metal blinds - Blinds typically hurt the glamour of specially-shaped windows, resulting in them looking rather cheap or generic. They also underperform in controlling for light as well as in their energy-efficiency.

  • Drapes - Similar to blinds, drapes hurt the charm of bay windows by hide their unique shape, which is one of their primary features. Control over brightness tends to be an “all or nothing” choice when choosing drapes.

  • Nothing - Sometimes homeowners believe they should keep their bay window uncovered. The single upside to no window treatment is increased visibility, but doing so reduces your energy efficiency and light control, and will let people outside your window get an easy view inside the home at all hours.

Recommendations For Hartford Bay Windows

Cellular Shades for Bay Windows

Adjustable cellular shades in living room bow window. 

Fashionable, wallet-friendly, and simple to operate, cellular shades are perfectly suited to bay windows. The reason why they work so well on bay windows is the degree of freedom cellular shades offer you. These shades can be purchased in different cell sizes, all the way from 7/16 in. to 3/4 in. and come with a top-down/bottom-up system that allows you to raise the shade from the bottom or lower it from the top, so you can get a great view while allowing for light control.

Sunburst’s cellular shades can be purchased in a wide range of transparencies, from sheer to completely opaque, so a lack of privacy is not a concern. Also, unlike some other shades, cellular shades won’t bulk up at the sides or along the top of your window when drawn, since they collapse so seamlessly. That makes it so you have the ability to preserve the elegant look of your bay windows when the shades aren’t being used.

Bay Window Plantation Shutters

Half-length white shutters in family room bay window.

Like cellular shades, plantation shutters offer Hartford homeowners the ability to showcase their bay windows’ looks while enjoying the benefits of an effective window treatment. Plantation shutters go above and beyond cellular shades however, by offering even better light and visibility control with their moveable louvers. And because they’re custom-built for your windows, you can have even more leeway in how you accentuate their aesthetic with full or half length shutters.

Because bay windows tend to be some of the largest windows in the home, Polywood® plantation shutters’ insulation is a massive allure. Polywood shutters can stop close to 30° of heat flow in your space if used correctly, which means that the ideal temperature in your house is just a tilt away.

For that vintage wood plantation shutter look, our Ovation® shutters exceed all other wood shutters, being the only five star rated wood shutter available on the market. Ovation shutters are the perfect window treatment to accentuate the wood border around bay windows.

Make Your Bay Windows Beautiful, Hartford!

You might be keeping your space from looking its best if you aren’t getting a great visual “pop” from your bay windows. Let Sunburst Shutters Connecticut help your windows reach new heights with our professional experience. Get a hold of the Sunburst Shutters Connecticut team today by calling 860-266-5459 to set up a free in-home design consultation. We’ll work around your schedule and bring window treatment samples straight to your house!