Window Treatment Ideas For Sunrooms In Fort Lauderdale07/12/2016Danielle Micich A sunroom that is airy and comfortable can turn into the best room in your Fort Lauderdale home. Since it has large windows and lots of light, it’s the perfect room to entertain family and friends, finish a crossword puzzle, or watch a summer storm. If you want your sunroom to become the best spot in your house, you need to control for light throughout the day and keep the room temperature comfortable. You may even need to redecorate your sunroom. A great place to start is with your windows and window treatments. Choose a window treatment that lets in the natural light and provides a view of outside but also will cover your windows for energy efficiency and privacy. The exact window treatment product you buy depends on your energy efficiency needs, your style, and your budget. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Fort Lauderdale to turn your sunroom into the most popular room in your home. Classic Plantation Shutters A classic window treatment option is plantation shutters which let sunlight stream into your sunroom. Plantation shutters are a customized window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture and can add to the value of your home. Their big louvers provide a beautiful outside view when opened. It’s easy to tilt them and adjust for privacy and light control - and they’re a breeze to clean. If you would like to open up your sunroom windows to let in a breeze, simply swing out your plantation shutters. Sunrooms have lots of windows which means you get a great view of outside. But all that glass means that your sunroom often isn’t energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters insulate your sunroom. They are up to 70% more energy efficient than traditional wooden shutters and reduce heat transfer by 45%. This makes it so you can open your shutters during the day to let in the sunlight and close your shutters when it’s night to maintain the temperature of the room. UV-Blocking Window Film Window film provides a completely open view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays while allowing natural light to come into the sunroom. Window film both reflects and absorbs the sun’s energy so that you can keep your sunroom at the perfect temperature. And it makes your HVAC system work less, which saves money on your energy costs. Window film also protects your carpeting and furnishings. The direct sunlight that passes through your windows can discolor and fade your carpeting or furniture. But window film minimizes fading so that your furniture and carpet stay true to its colors. You can add privacy tinting to window film so that you can see outside but your neighbors can’t see into your sunroom. You can also pair window film with other window treatments like plantation shutters or shades for additional energy efficiency. Decorative Roman Shades Another sunroom window treatment that lets you control the light levels in the room is roman shades. They are available in many patterns and fabrics and a variety of styles such as modern, classic, and contemporary. Pull the shades down to the bottom when you want less natural light and more privacy. Pull them back up when you want a bright room where you can see outside. Additional options include: privacy liners, cordless lift systems and motorization, and decorative scallops and trims. If energy efficiency is a priority, it’s important to choose shades constructed from the right material. Shades that are built from heavier material will insulate better than lighter shades. Discover Window Treatments For Your Sunroom Today If you need more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other spaces in your home, check out our Room Guide. Then when you’re ready to start the buying process for the perfect custom window treatment for your sunroom in Fort Lauderdale, give us a call at 561-440-8535 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll talk you through all your options to make your sunroom the best space in the house.