A sunroom that is cozy and light can turn into the best room in your Houston home. Its big glass windows and the natural light make it the perfect spot to entertain guests, relax with a crossword puzzle, or view a summer storm.
To turn your sunroom into the go-to room in your home, you should control the level of light during the day and keep the room temperature comfortable. You might even need to redecorate your sunroom. A great thing to start with is with your windows and window treatments. You’ll want to find a window treatment that lets in the natural light and offers an outside view but also will cover your windows for energy efficiency and privacy.
The specific type of window treatment you buy depends on your energy efficiency needs, your style, and your budget. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Houston to turn your sunroom into the most popular spot in the house.
Classic Plantation Shutters
are a classic window treatment that lets the sun’s light stream into your sunroom. Plantation shutters are a custom-built window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture in your home and can increase the value of your home. Their wide louvers give you a pleasant outside view when they’re opened. They’re easy to adjust for privacy and light control - and a breeze to clean. They can swing out if you wish to open up your sunroom windows to let in a cool breeze.
Sunrooms have a lot windows which means you get a view of outside. But that much glass means that your sunroom might not be energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters insulate your sunroom. They are up to 70% more energy efficient than regular wooden shutters and reduce heat transfer by 45%, so you can enjoy the sun shining through your sunroom in the daytime and close your shutters in the evening to maintain the room’s temperature.
UV-Blocking Window Film
Window film provides a full view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays while still letting natural light pass through into the sunroom. Window film both reflects and absorbs the sun’s energy, allowing you to keep your sunroom at the most comfortable temperature. It also takes stress off of your HVAC system, which saves money on your energy bills.
Window film also keeps your carpeting and furnishings looking their best. The sunlight that beats through your windows can fade and discolor your carpeting or furniture. But windows with window film reduce fading so that your furniture and carpet retain its vibrant colors. You can add options like privacy tinting to window film which lets you see outside but prevents others from peering into your sunroom. You can also combine window film with other window treatments such as plantation shutters or shades for extra energy efficiency.
Decorative Roman Shades
Another sunroom window treatment that allows you to control the light levels in the room is roman shades. They are offered in dozens of fabrics and patterns and a variety of styles like modern, classic, and contemporary.
Pull down the shades when you need less natural light and more privacy. Retract the shades when you would like a room with lots of light where you can see outdoors. Additional options include: privacy liners, cordless lift systems and motorization, and decorative scallops and trims. If you want to increase energy efficiency, it’s important to choose shades built from the right material. Shades that are crafted from thicker material will offer more insulation than lighter shades.
Explore Window Treatments For Your Sunroom
If you need more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other areas in your house, browse through our Room Guide
. Then when you’re ready to buy the perfect custom window treatment for your sunroom in Houston, contact us at
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