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Which Window Treatments Help Your Home Look Great From the Exterior?

June 19, 2017

As a smart homeowner in Hartford, you buy window treatments based on what they can add to your home’s interior. But have you given any attention to which window treatments look best from the exterior, and which ones increase your home’s curb appeal?

These are our top recommendations for window treatments that can elevate the looks of your home’s exterior.

Shutters Offer Top Curb Appeal

Shutters are fantastic for maximizing curb appeal because their looks stand out even from outside. With their crisp, clean lines and thick louvers, shutters “pop” more than other window treatments, and can accentuate just about any type of house. With the stunning whites from Polywood® plantation shutters or beautifully rustic 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 consolidated look across each of your windows. If your window treatments don’t match you might end up with a messy look, so being able to coordinate the window treatments across all your windows is a great benefit. Our shutters are custom made to fit any type and shape of window, so you can get a clean, uniform look no matter what.

Finally, shutters are incredibly durable and easy to clean, so there’s no need to worry about them looking dingy, sun-bleached or dirty in the window like you would with a fabric window covering.

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Shades In Hartford Open Up Your Color Palette

Even though they may not have the same “pop” as shutters do, shades’ biggest benefits are their clean, solid look and wide variety of colors. If you have a very particular color scheme that you want to stick to across your house – shades are the window treatment for you. With nearly endless options in colors and textures, shades are a do-it-all window treatment.

Keep in mind with shades that they need a bit more upkeep to keep their awesome looks. Over time, they can wrinkle, fold, discolor, all of which can destroy their appeal. Also be mindful of how silhouettes can appear behind them at night when you have the lights on indoors.

Start Thinking About Both Sides of Your Home With New Window Treatments

If you want to catch some more eyes in your neighborhood with the help of shutters, drapes or shades, give us a call today at 860-266-5459. We’ll personally demonstrate all of your options, and find your perfect window treatment.