When you think about renovating, redesigning, or just refreshing the looks of your Raleigh home, what are your priorities?
New flooring? Brand-new furniture? Even new appliances or sparkling finished counters?
What if we told you that you could make a huge impact on a smaller budget by looking at just one part of your home?
Your priority should be your windows and window treatments. This is why.
Natural Light Is Incredibly Important
It can’t be overstated how big a part natural light plays in how your space looks and feels. The more light that comes inside, the more your space can look washed out and faded, no matter what colors you’re using. Too little light, and it might look drab and dim, making all your work pointless.
To make things worse, the angle that sunlight comes in varies as the day goes on, so there won’t be one perfect level of light throughout the day.
To thwart this, put in window treatments that can adjust how much light they block easily and quickly. The best choices for that are roller shades or plantation shutters.
Windows Should Influence The Rest Of Your Home
You can always move furniture. You can change lighting (to an extent). You can even take out parts of walls when you remodel. But windows are usually 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 install a window treatment with stunning, bright colors to grab attention. Maybe you’d rather the windows be an accent that helps support other things in the room? In that case, choose something like bright white Polywood shutters to guide eyes across the room.
Whatever you prefer, start your plan with the windows, and work from there.
Windows Are The Eyes Of The Home
It might be cliche to call windows “the eyes of the home,” but there's a lot of truth in it as well. Day or night, the eyes of people walking or driving by are naturally going to be guided to the windows.
Take advantage of that by putting in window treatments that accentuate your windows and your home. Here are a few ways you can do that:
Interior shutters - The bright louvers and crisp lines of shutters actually tend to make your window look bigger and bolder than other choices.
Accent drapes - Drapes that adorn the top corners of your window can frame your window and make a gorgeous silhouette when the sun goes down and your lights are on indoors.
Luxury roller shades - Attention-grabbing shades drawn partway down your window can add some flair to an otherwise neutral home exterior.
Start With the Windows, Finish With a Stunning Home
So if you’re planning a fresh look for your home, windows should easily be an area of focus. When you’re ready, Sunburst Raleigh can help. Give us a call at 919-887-9198 or complete the form below to get your free in-home estimate tailored to your schedule.