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

June 19, 2017

As a savvy homeowner in Houston, you weigh your choices in window treatments based on how they can make your interior look. But have you given any attention to which window treatments look best from the other side of your windows, and which ones increase your home’s curb appeal?

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

Plantation Shutters Give You Curb Appeal

Shutters are great for improving your curb appeal because they’re so easy to see from outside. With their crisp, solid lines and thick louvers, shutters are more noticeable than other window treatments, and complement just about any type of home. With the brilliant 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 wood siding to brick to shingle style siding.

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Shutters can also help add some uniformity across all your windows. Mismatched window treatments on one side of your home can result in48 a messy look, so the ability to coordinate the window treatments across all those windows is a great boon. Our shutters are custom made to fit any style and shape of window, so you can get a tight, uniform look no matter what.

Lastly, shutters are exceedingly durable and low-maintenance, so you’ll never have to worry about them looking shoddy, sun-bleached or dirty in the window like you might with a fabric window treatment.

Exterior view of shutters Houston home 

Shades In Houston Offer Color Versatility

Though they may not offer the same “pop” as shutters do, the most notable benefits of shades are their clean, solid look and wide variety of colors. If you have a very specific color scheme in mind that you want to adhere to across your siding, roof, trim, and windows – shades are probably going to be your best bet. With hundreds of choices in colors and patterns, shades might be your most versatile option.

Keep in mind with shades that they need a bit more maintenance to keep their beautiful looks. As time passes, they can wrinkle, crease, fade and stain, which can make them lose any appeal they had. Also keep in mind how silhouettes can appear behind them in the evening when your inside lights are on.

Increase Your Curb Appeal With New Window Treatments

If you want to draw some more attention to your home with shutters, drapes or shades, call Sunburst today at 713-853-9629. We’ll show you all of your options, and help you find your perfect window treatment.