The Top Basement Window Treatments In Phoenix04/26/2016Greg Arnett If your basement windows are bare, you’re not alone. It’s hard to find a window treatment in Phoenix that brings in the light this part of your house requires, while providing you privacy. And when your windows are small, covering them and blending them into your décor becomes an even bigger challenge. Plus, basements are known for higher than average humidity. That greatly affects the kind of window treatment you purchase. The most useful way to figure out which kind of window treatment works best for your basement in Phoenix is to begin with the kind of basement you have. Window Treatments For Walk-Out Basements In Phoenix Homeowners with walk-out basements in Phoenix don’t have to worry as much about dampness and mold when choosing window treatments. What you’re looking for instead is a window treatment for your big windows that helps you control light and gives you more privacy, especially if your big screen TV is in your basement. Draperies provide privacy. If you go with heavier material and blackout layers, they can even block out most of the light. But draperies don’t let you see the original architecture of your basement windows behind their folds. They also can attract dust and stay dirty until their annual cleaning. You have less control over light with draperies since you can only scoot the panels one way or the other. Light still comes in 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 prevents light from coming through the sides. This gives you full privacy. No one will be able to peer in when you close your shutters. Tilt the shutter louvers to bring in more natural light. Add a divider rail so you can operate the top and bottom shutters independently from each other. And the weatherstripping on premium plantation shutters offers the temperature control that is needed with larger windows. Plantation shutters are custom-manufactured to cover the the window’s shape. In that way, shutters accentuate the angles and curves of your circular and arched windows. Another great choice for walk-out basements is sliding barn doors. Take advantage of the outside view by moving the panels to the sides of the window. And the barn doors become a work of art when they’re shut, enhancing the room’s furnishings. Keep in mind that there might be a small space on the sides, and light can shine through. That happens due to the way the barn door is installed. For your walk-out basement door, you’ll need a durable window treatment that can endure the door’s frequent opening and closing. Shades and blinds bang when they hit the glass. And if you tie them down to the frame, they don’t look finished. Plantation shutters are permanently fixed to the door. When you swing the door open, they won’t budge. You can adjust their louvers to control the light. Shutters are also a great choice for walk-up basement doors in Phoenix. Window Treatments For Look-Out Basements In Phoenix For look-out basements in Phoenix, dampness and mold growth is something to keep in mind when selecting a window treatment. So you’ll want a window treatment that’s beautiful and can handle humid conditions. Premium wood and synthetic wood shutters can be moisture resistant. Some plantation shutters won’t warp. That’s why they work so well for look-out basements. Plantation shutters also add the warmth of wood to your, often cold, basement. These energy efficient window treatments decrease your energy bill year round and make relaxing and entertaining in your basement a welcome experience. Use both plantation shutters and window film for additional energy efficiency. Now, you can swing open the shutter panels when the sun is shining while maintaining your room’s temperature with window film. Remember to close the shutters during the night. Otherwise, other people can easily look into your basement. For small basement windows, you can give the illusion of a bigger window by using shutters that are taller than the window is. And you still get all the benefits of privacy and light control. What’s The Simplest Way To Order Window Treatments For My Basement In Phoenix? First, call us at 480-485-7743. We’ll take you through the process of buying basement window treatments as well as any other window treatments you want for other rooms in your house. This includes scheduling you for a free in-home consultation so you can see our window treatment samples and get an estimate. Once 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 want to fill out the form below instead of dialing 480-485-7743.