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What Window Treatments Make Your Home Look Best From the Exterior?

June 19, 2017

As a savvy Raleigh homeowner, you purchase window treatments based on how they can make your interior look. But have you given much thought as to which window treatments look best from the other side of your windows, and which ones can give your home some added curb appeal?

These are our best recommendations for window treatments that look great both outside and in.

Plantation Shutters Maximize Curb Appeal

Shutters are great for maximizing curb appeal because they’re so easy to see from outside. With their bright, solid lines and pronounced louvers, shutters are more noticeable than other window treatments, and complement just about any style of building. 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 wood siding to brick to shingle style siding.

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Shutters are able to give you a consolidated look across all your windows. Mismatched window treatments on one side of your home can result in48 a jumbled look, so being able to coordinate the window treatments across all those windows is a huge benefit. Shutters can be custom made to fit any style and size of window, so you can get a coordinated, uniform look no matter what.

Lastly, shutters are super durable and easy to clean, so you’ll never have to worry about them looking dingy, faded or dirty in the window like you might with a fabric window treatment.

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Shades In Raleigh Offer Color Versatility

Though they don’t offer the same “pop” as shutters do, the biggest things shades have going for them are their clean, solid look and ability to color match. If you have a very particular color scheme in mind that you want to adhere to across your house – shades are probably going to be your best bet. With nearly endless choices in colors and textures, shades are one of the most versatile options.

Keep in mind with shades that they require a little more upkeep to keep their great looks. As time passes, they can wrinkle, fold, fade and stain, meaning all of their appeal goes away. Also be mindful of how silhouettes will cast on them at night when your inside lights are on.

Increase Your Curb Appeal With New Window Treatments

If you want to draw some more attention to your home with shutters, drapes or shades, give us a call today at 919-887-9198. We’ll personally demonstrate all of your options, and help you find window treatments that work best for your Raleigh home.