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The Top Basement Window Treatments In Fort Lauderdale

April 26, 2016

If your basement windows don’t have window treatments, you’re not alone. It’s difficult to find a window treatment in Fort Lauderdale that lets in the natural light your basement desperately needs, while maintaining your privacy. And when you have small windows, finding a window treatment that will blend with your space becomes an even bigger challenge. Plus, basements are notorious for higher than average humidity. That greatly can affect the type of window treatment you purchase.

The simplest way to decide on which kind of window treatment is best for your basement in Fort Lauderdale is to start with the type of basement you have.

Window Treatments For Walk-Out Basements In Fort Lauderdale, FL

Homeowners with walk-out basements in Fort Lauderdale don’t have to be concerned as much about mold and dampness when choosing window treatments. What you’re looking for instead is a window treatment for your big windows that helps you control light and provides privacy, especially if you use your basement as your home’s go-to movie space.

Draperies provide privacy. If you go with heavier material and blackout layers, they can block almost all of the light from shining through. But draperies cover the original architecture of your basement windows behind their folds. It’s easy for them to get dusty and stay dirty until you clean them. You have less control over light with draperies since you can only scoot the panels to one side or the other. Light still comes through the sides of the draperies.


Take back control of your basement windows with plantation shutters. The shutter panels are surrounded by a frame that seals off light from the sides. This gives you utmost privacy. Nobody can peer in when the shutters are closed.

Tilt the shutter louvers to let in as much light as you need. Add a divider rail and adjust the top of the basement window shutters independently from the bottom. And premium plantation shutters have weatherstripping that provides the temperature control that is needed with larger windows.

Plantation shutters are custom-made to fit to the window’s shape. Now, your shutters bring out the unique lines and curves of your arched and circular windows.

Another great option for walk-out basements is sliding barn doors. Take advantage of the view outside by sliding the panels all the way to the sides of the window. Your barn doors become a work of art when you shut them, contributing to the room’s style.

There might be a gap on the sides, and light can shine through. That’s because of the way the barn door is installed.

For your walk-out basement door, look for a durable window treatment that can endure all the times the door is open and closed. Store-bought and mail-order Blinds and shades can bang as they hit the glass. And if they’re tied down to the frame, they look unfinished. But custom, made-to-order blinds — especially faux-wood blinds — that are expertly sized and properly installed can work quite nicely.

Faux wood basement window blinds next to a bookshelf 
Plantation shutters become a permanent part of the door. They don’t sway when you open the door. Plus, you can let in more light by tilting the louvers.

Shutters are also perfect for walk-up basement doors in Fort Lauderdale.

Window Treatments For Look-Out Basements In Fort Lauderdale, FL

Shutters on basement bathroom window

We have another blog about how to choose window fashions for humid-heavy rooms here. For look-out basements in Fort Lauderdale, the possibility of mold growth and dampness is something to keep in mind when selecting a window treatment. So you’ll want one that goes with your décor and can withstand humidity.

Premium wood and synthetic wood shutters resist moisture. Certain plantation shutters have been shown to never warp. That’s why they work so well for your look-out basement.

Plantation shutters also add the warmth of wood to this colder space in your home. These energy efficient plantation shutters lower your utility bills the whole year and make relaxing and entertaining in this space a welcome experience.

Use both window film and plantation shutters for increased energy efficiency. Now, you can open the shutter panels when the sun is shining while saving energy with window film.

You may want to close the shutters when it turns dark. Otherwise, people can peer into your basement.

If you have small basement windows, you can install shutters that are higher than the window itself. This creates the illusion of a bigger window. And you still get all the benefits of light control and privacy.

What’s The Simplest Way To Purchase Window Treatments For My Basement In Fort Lauderdale?

Give us a call at 561-440-8535. We’ll take you through the process of purchasing basement window treatments as well as any other window treatments you want to look at for other rooms in your house. You can schedule a free in-home consultation where you can see our product samples and get a quote. After you’ve decided on the window treatment you want for your home, we take care of ordering and installing it. Ordering window treatments doesn’t get easier than this...unless you would like to fill out the form below instead of calling 561-440-8535.