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Complete Room Window Guide

The complete guide to window treatments for every single room in your Virginia Beach house is finally here! Sunburst Shutters Virginia Beach offers our advice for the best kinds of window coverings for each room in your house. We take into the equation light control, fashion, cost, energy efficiency, privacy, resistance to humidity, resilience, and more to select your best fit.

Take a look at this guide to discover which window coverings you should use, with links to more detailed recommendations and beautiful photographs of window treatments for every area of your home.
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Virginia Beach Living Room Window Treatments

Living room window treatments

Top Considerations: Style, energy efficiency, custom shapes, durability

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, barn doors shutters, shades

Living rooms typically feature the biggest windows in your home, and it’s the place that you’ll entertain friends and family. That makes it the best place to go all out with window treatments that show your fashion sense and offer youthe highest level of control of the room’s comfort. A few of the most ideal window coverings for rooms that are frequently used are plantation shutters and barn door shutters.

Plantation shutters convey a timeless style and are extremely resilient to wear while offering the greatest control over light and temperature, matching all the living room considerations. On the same note, sliding barn doors can add a classic, rustic sense to your living room, while giving you easy control of the light that enters your space.

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Virginia Beach Dining Room Window Treatments

Dining room window treatments

Top Considerations: Light control, style

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, barn doors shutters, shades, blinds

Your family’s dining room may be a formal room you use only for special occasions, or as your common family meal place. Regardless, you want a window treatment that can let you control the mood and accentuate your home design and furniture to make your dining room a relaxing space.

Barn door shutters offer a nostalgic, almost romantic style to any dining room - all while giving you fantastic control of the level of privacy and light you need. Plantation shutters have a similar traditional look but are also flexible enough to go with more modern décor. Shades, though they give you less control over temperature, still give you some light control to add to the mood in your dining room, in addition to being available in a huge selection of colors and styles to match any décor.

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Kitchen Window Treatments

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Top Considerations: Style, ease of cleaning, resistance to humidity and water

Window Treatment Recommendations: Polywood plantation shutters, faux wood blinds

Your kitchen is a busy place, from prepping meals to hosting guests and then some. Due to the many duties of your kitchen, you’ll want a window treatment that’s both versatile and strong enough to stand up to whatever messes might be made.

Polywood plantation shutters fulfill these criteria perfectly. Not only do shutters’ neutral tones pair with almost any interior fashion choice, but they’re also extremely moisture-resistant and a breeze to clean as well. Faux wood blinds, while less resilient and attractive than shutters, do offer the water resistance that you need for any kitchen window treatment

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Virginia Beach Bedroom Window Treatments

Bedroom Window Treatments

Top Considerations: Privacy, style, light control, energy efficiency

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, blinds, shades

The first priority for any bedroom should be light and comfort control to make it easy to sleep. No window treatment option can match the level of control you have with plantation shutters, not to mention shutters’ incomparable ability to give complete privacy and their beautiful looks that complement any décor.

Pull-down shades are also a fantastic choice for bedrooms, giving you that much needed privacy as well as a warm look – although they tend to dampen light rather than block it out completely like shutters. Shades are also available in a wide array of styles and colors, making it easy to select one that fits your bedroom’s color scheme.

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Virginia Beach Bathroom Window Treatments

Bathroom Window Treatments

Top Considerations: Privacy, ability to handle humidity and water, durability

Window Treatment Recommendations: Polywood plantation shutters, faux wood blinds

When you’re selecting window treatments for bathrooms, your two largest concerns are privacy and resistance to humidity. Both Polywood plantation shutters and faux wood blinds handle water and humidity superbly and in addition allow for excellent privacy control with their adjustable louvers. Shutters however, have the extra benefit of being highly customizable, so they can be constructed to seamlessly fit angled or arched windows.

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Virginia Beach Family Room Window Treatments

Family Room Window Treatments

Top Considerations: Style, light control, energy efficiency, durability

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, sliding barn door shutters, blinds, shades

The family room is the spot to unwind and spend time together with your family. It’s also a room visitors will probably see more often than others, so your top considerations should be fashion and light control.

Plantation shutters add flair to your family room, and boast great temperature control and energy efficiency to keep your space comfortable. Chic sliding barn door shutters can star as a unique cornerstone to your family room if your goal is to impress your guests.

Blinds and shades may be smart choices due to being available in a vast selection of colors and styles, making it easy to coordinate with your established decor - though they don’t provide as much light or temperature control that shutters do.

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Virginia Beach Basement Window Treatments

Basement window treatments

Top Considerations: Light control, energy efficiency, moisture resistance

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, blinds

Every basement is different. They might vary in shape, size, how far underground they are, and more. Because of these differences, the recommended window covering for each basement can be a case by case scenario.

Generally, you need window treatments that will fit your unique basement window shape and size, while offering to let in the maximum amount of light. Polywood plantation shutters have both of these qualities, while also handling humidity that might be an issue in some basements.

Aside from shutters, blinds are also a smart choice for basements in Virginia Beach. Both aluminum and faux wood blinds feature moisture resistance, in addition to fitting the most frequently-seen basement window sizes and easily matching your existing decor.

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Virginia Beach Home Office Window Treatments

Home Office Window Treatments
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Top Considerations: Fashion, light control, energy efficiency, resilience

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, shades

Decorating with the right window treatments in your home office can help contribute to a productive space where you can focus on your work. Plantation shutters offer ultimate control of light, temperature, and sound, ensuring that you can get work done in a comfortable environment.

If sound canceling and insulation aren’t an issue, shades are another fantastic choice that can help fill your space with subdued light, making it more mellow and easier to keep your attention on your work rather than having no window covering.

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Virginia Beach Sunroom Window Treatments

Sunroom window treatments

Top Considerations: Fashion, light control, energy efficiency, resilience

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, window film, shades

Sunrooms are full of light and are a fantastic place to relax or entertain - so long as you can have control over the amount of light and heat. Plantation shutters lend a wonderful aesthetic against all the glass and are also perfect for keeping your room at an ideal temperature with a simple adjustment of the louvers.

Combining window film with another window covering can increase your room’s protection from heat and harmful ultraviolet rays – meaning you won’t need to worry about fading carpet, furniture or heirloom photos or artwork. Shades offer a more subdued look that you can tailor to your house, but remember that their UV protection won’t be as effective as other options.

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Virginia Beach Laundry Room Window Treatments

Laundry room window treatments

Top Considerations: Budget, light control, energy efficiency, humidity resistance

Window Treatment Recommendations: Blinds, shades

Whether we want to admit it or not, we spend numerous hours in our laundry room every year. To make laundry time a little more tolerable, make the laundry room a little cozier with window coverings that will keep it comfortable, but don’t let it slip your mind that laundry rooms can generate humidity and you may need to keep drying clothes from outside light.

Blinds are a great choice for Virginia Beach laundry rooms since they’re less expensive and easy to adjust, making light control a breeze. Faux wood blinds tend to be a better choice than real wood because they resist moisture. Shades are also a consideration, giving a soft, mellow style to your laundry room. Remember though that shades typically aren’t very moisture resistant, in case your laundry room sees a good amount of steam.

Don’t fear laundry day anymore!