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3 Window Treatment Ideas For Wide Windows In Virginia Beach, VA

May 31, 2016

If your window is four feet or wider, adjustable window treatments that are also fashionable may seem hard to find in Virginia Beach. But more options are available than you think.

It’s true that some window treatment options such as blinds are able to cover your wide window. But with multiple blinds that butt up to each other without a frame, blinds don’t show off your window. They also don’t give you adequate control over temperature and light.

So we compiled these 3 window treatment ideas for wide windows in Virginia Beach to give you a better understanding for what works best for your wide windows.

1. Shutters For Wide Windows

Wide windows let in a lot of light. And plantation shutters help you control that light. They cover the whole window by using multiple panels surrounded by a frame, giving you a finished look. Each shutter panel has a hinge so that it can swing out. Each panel’s louvers tilt down to prevent light from coming through. The frame that surrounds the panels brings the entire window treatment together, giving it a finished look on your wide window.

Wide kitchen windows with plantation shutters 

You can adjust each shutter panel to let in as much light as you want with a tilt rod. The louvers all tilt in unison, so you can let in more light quicker. Depending on how large your windows are, you may even consider having a divider rail installed. A divider rail lets you adjust the bottom louvers separately from the top louvers.

Wide windows have a lot of glass, which can lead to higher utility bills. Some plantation shutters, like Polywood®, can block heat transfer and airflow. And that means more energy savings for you.

Privacy is also a concern with wide windows that have a lot of glass. Plantation shutters for wide windows close all the way to block out both curious eyes looking in and light. By angling the louvers upward you can let light into the room while creating a private space.

2. Window Film For Wide Windows

Your wide windows give you access to a wonderful view of your Virginia Beach neighborhood. Window film lets you see that view without any distractions. Window film applied to your wide window can add a little bit of colored tint to the glass. You can select from multiple levels of darkening to give you some privacy. The darkened tints won’t block your view when you’re inside the house looking out.

Window film on wide window 

Another thing window film does is block UV rays coming through the glass. Because wide windows are exposed to more sunlight than narrow windows, it’s essential that you cover them with window film if you’re not going to use any other window treatment. Window film will protect your furniture and carpets from fading.

3. Shades For Wide Windows

Shades enhance wide windows. Extremely wide windows may require using multiple shades over the window to cover it completely. But some shades are available in wide widths. When you want less brightness, roll the shades down. And you can add a room darkening liner for increased privacy and light control.

Get access to the view outside by rolling your shades up. Even when they’re retracted, shades create a cozy accent for your wide window.

Get Custom Window Treatments For Your Wide Windows, Virginia Beach!

We carry the window treatments you want for your wide windows in Virginia Beach. Schedule your free in-home design consultation and we’ll bring samples of these window treatments to your home and give you an estimate. Our team is ready to answer all the questions you may have about window coverings for wide windows. Whether your wide windows are in the dining room or the bedroom, we’ve got you covered. Give us a call at 757-210-6448 to get started on your custom window treatments.