Choosing window treatments can be a challenging and even frustrating exercise. It’s a big investment so you want to make the right decision, but you may not even know where to start. Bay windows are even trickier because you may want some privacy, but you also want to preserve the view. Here are some tips for choosing bay window treatments for any room of the house.
Consider Your Options
First you need to consider your options when it comes to not only color and style, but also type. Popular options for bay windows include shutters, blinds and shades. To choose you’ll have to consider your windows, which room they’re located in and your budget.
Shutters bring a refined look to the home and also provide lots of light control and insulation. Blinds are also an option if you want to be able to reveal the entire window at times. Danmer offers high-quality Basswood blinds or attractive faux wood blinds in a variety of colors and stains. An even more affordable option is shades. Shades roll up or can be pulled up with cords to more or less offer an unobstructed view. They also come in many different materials to choose from depending on whether you want to let in a lot or just a little light.
Think About Energy Efficiency
There are plenty of reasons to consider energy efficiency but the most important is probably cost. Over time, energy efficient window treatments will save you money on energy bills. Because they reduce the flow of air through windows and block unwanted light, window treatments help keep the indoor temperature comfortable and reduce the need for the heater and A/C.
With the American economy fighting its way back, you want to support local businesses. Many Americans are now making it a priority to buy products that are made in the USA, and window treatments shouldn’t be any different. Danmer manufactures all of its products right here at home and has been creating American jobs for over 35 years.