When you think about remodeling your Phoenix home, what’s on your list?
New floors? Brand-new furniture? Perhaps new appliances or new drawers and cabinets?
What if you could make a huge impact with less money by honing in on a different part of your home?
What you should focus on first in your Phoenix home design is your windows and window treatments. We’ll tell you why.
Natural Light Plays a Big Part
We can’t say enough about how big a part natural light plays in how your space looks and feels. If too much light comes in, your space will look washed out and faded, no matter what colors you’re using. Not enough light, and it might look drab and dim, regardless of how much work you put in.
To make things worse, the angle that sunlight comes in will change as the day goes on, so there’s never going to be one perfect level of light that makes your space look its best.
To thwart this, put in window treatments that let you adjust the levels of light easily and quickly. Our recommendations are roller shades or plantation shutters.
Windows Will Determine Other Parts Of Your Home
You can always move furniture. You can move lighting (usually). You can even remove parts of walls when you remodel. But windows are for the most part there to stay, unless you’re willing to spend a lot of time and money.
So what you should do is decide what part you want your windows to play, and then design around that. Would you prefer the large windows were the focal center of the room? Open up the space around the window and put in a window treatment with brilliant, eye-catching colors to draw the eye in. Would you rather the windows act as an accent that highlights other things in the room? In that case, install something like stunning white Polywood shutters to lead your guests’ eyes through the space.
Whatever you prefer, start with the windows, and go from there.
Windows Are The Eyes Of The Home
It’s probably a cliche to call windows “the eyes of the home,” but that doesn’t make it any less true. No matter the time of day, the eyes of passersby will naturally go to the windows.
Take advantage of that by installing window treatments that add to your home’s best features. Here are a few ways you can do that:
Interior shutters - The big louvers and crisp lines of shutters actually tend to make your window look larger than other window treatment options.
Accent drapes - Drapes that adorn the top corners of your window can frame your window and make a stunning silhouette when the sun sets and your indoor lights are on.
Luxury roller shades - Brightly colored or patterned shades drawn partway down your window can add some flair to a somewhat neutral home exterior.
Start With the Windows, End With Your Dream Home
So if you’re dreaming about a redesign for your home, windows should definitely be something you focus on. When you’re ready, Sunburst Phoenix can help. Give us a call at 480-485-7743 or fill out the form below to get your free in-home consultation at your own leisure.