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What Window Treatments Look Great From Outside?

June 19, 2017

As a smart homeowner in Minneapolis, you carefully choose window treatments based on what they can add to your home’s interior. But have you given much thought as to which window treatments look best from the other side of your windows, and which ones may add to your house’s curb appeal?

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

Shutters Maximize Curb Appeal

Shutters are great for upping your curb appeal because they’re so easy to see from outdoors. With their crisp, solid lines and wide louvers, shutters are more noticeable than other window treatments, and complement just about any type of house. With the stunning whites from Polywood® plantation shutters or natural looks of Ovation® wood shutters, they can be a great counterpoint to any kind of siding, from shingle to brick to stone.

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Shutters can also help add some uniformity across all your windows. Mismatched window treatments on one side of the house can give you48 a jumbled look, so being able to use the same window treatments across all those windows is a substantial benefit. Shutters can be custom-built to fit any type and shape of window, so you can get a coordinated, consistent look no matter what.

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

Exterior view of shutters Minneapolis home 

Shades In Minneapolis Offer Color Versatility

Even though they don’t offer the same “pop” as shutters do, the biggest things shades have on their side are their clean, solid look and ability to color match. If you have a very specific color combo that you want to stick to across every party of your home – shades are the window treatment for you. With nearly endless choices in colors and patterns, shades might be your most versatile option.

Keep in mind with shades that they need a little more upkeep to keep their stylish looks. Over time, they can wrinkle, crease, wash out, meaning all of their appeal goes away. Also be mindful of how silhouettes will cast on them at night when you have the lights on indoors.

Beautify Your Home Inside and Out With New Window Treatments

If you’re ready to add to both the inside and outside appeal of your home with shutters, drapes or shades, call Sunburst today at 952-856-8130. We’ll personally demonstrate all of your options, and help you find your perfect window treatment.