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Which Window Treatments Help Your Home Look Best From Outdoors?

June 19, 2017

As a savvy homeowner in Phoenix, you carefully choose window treatments based on how they look inside your home. But have you ever thought about which window treatments look best from the exterior, and which ones may add to your house’s curb appeal?

Here are our top picks for window treatments that make your home’s exterior look even better.

Shutters Give You Curb Appeal

Shutters are fantastic for maximizing curb appeal because their looks stand out even from outside. With their bright, solid geometry and thick louvers, shutters “pop” more than other window treatments, and can accentuate just about any type of house. With the brilliant whites from Polywood® plantation shutters or beautifully rustic looks of Ovation® wood shutters, they can complement any type of siding you have, from brick siding to shingle siding and beyond.

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Shutters can also help give you a consolidated look across each of your windows. If your window treatments are all wildly different you might end up with a messy look, so the ability to use the same window treatments across all your windows is a huge benefit. Shutters can be custom made to fit any kind and shape of window, so you can get a coordinated, uniform look no matter what.

Finally, shutters are exceedingly resilient and require very little upkeep, so there’s no need to worry about them looking shoddy, wrinkled or dirty in the window like you would with a fabric window covering.

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Shades In Phoenix Offer Color Versatility

Even though they may not have the same “pop” as shutters do, the biggest benefits of shades are their clean, solid look and wide variety of colors. If you have an incredibly particular color combo that you want to stick to across your house – shades are probably going to be your best bet. With hundreds of choices in colors and textures, shades are one of the most versatile options.

Remember that shades need a little more maintenance to maintain their beautiful looks. Over time, they can wrinkle, crease, fade and stain, all of which can destroy their appeal. Also be aware of how silhouettes can appear behind them at night when your inside lights are on.

Grab Your Neighbors’ Attention With New Window Treatments

If you want to make both your home’s interior and exterior look even better with shutters, drapes or shades, give us a call today at 480-485-7743. We’ll show you all of your options, and help you find window treatments that work best for your Phoenix home.