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Which Window Treatments Help Your Home Look Best From Outside?

June 19, 2017

As a smart Fort Lauderdale homeowner, you carefully choose 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 may add to your house’s curb appeal?

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

Shutters Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Shutters are perfect for maximizing curb appeal because their looks stand out even from outdoors. With their bright, solid geometry and thick louvers, shutters are more noticeable than other window treatments, and complement just about any type of building. With the brilliant whites from Polywood® plantation shutters or nature-inspired looks of Ovation® wood shutters, they can be a great counterpoint to any kind of siding, from brick siding to shingle siding and beyond.

Fort Lauderdale shutters home outside

Shutters are able to add some uniformity across each of your windows. If your window treatments don’t match you could end up with a jumbled look, so being able to coordinate the window treatments across all those windows is a huge boon. Our shutters are custom-built to fit any type and shape of window, so you can get a tight, uniform look no matter what.

Lastly, shutters are super resilient and require very little upkeep, so you’ll never have to worry about them looking dingy, sun-bleached or dirty in the window like you might with a fabric window treatment.

Exterior view of shutters Fort Lauderdale home 

Shades In Fort Lauderdale Offer Color Versatility

Even though they don’t offer the same “pop” as shutters do, the biggest things shades have on their side are their clean, solid look and ability to color match. If you have a very particular color scheme in mind that you want to adhere to across your house – shades are what you want. With nearly endless choices in colors and patterns, shades might be your most versatile option.

Keep in mind with shades that they need a little more maintenance to keep their pristine looks. Over time, they can wrinkle, fold, wash out, which can make them lose any appeal they had. Also keep in mind how silhouettes can appear behind them at night when you have the lights on indoors.

Start Thinking About Both Sides of Your Home With New Window Treatments

If you’re ready to catch some more eyes in your neighborhood with the help of shutters, drapes or shades, call Sunburst today at 561-440-8535. We’ll show you all of your options, and find your perfect window treatment.