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Total Room Window Guide

The total guide to window treatments for each room in your Minneapolis house is here! We offer our recommendations for the best types of window coverings for each room in your house. We take into the equation lighting, style, cost, energy efficiency, privacy, moisture resistance, durability, and more to find your best choice.

Peruse this guide to learn which window coverings you should make use of, with links to specific recommendations and beautiful pictures of window coverings for every room.
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Minneapolis Living Room Window Treatments

Living room window treatments

Top Considerations: Style, energy efficiency, custom shapes, durability

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, barn doors shutters, shades

Living rooms usually feature the most sizable windows in your house, and it’s the room in which you’ll spend time with visitors. That makes it a great place to go all out with window treatments that show your fashion sense and give you complete control over the room’s comfort. Some of the most effective window coverings for heavily used rooms are sliding barn doors and plantation shutters.

Plantation shutters possess a classic style and are exceptionally durable while allowing you the most control over temperature and light levels, matching all the living room requirements. Similarly, barn door shutters can offer a classic, understated sense to your living room, while giving you fantastic control over the light that enters your space.

Want more ideas for your living room windows? Here’s a few more thoughts.

Minneapolis Dining Room Window Treatments

Dining room window treatments

Top Considerations: Light control, style

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, barn doors shutters, shades, blinds

Your family’s dining room may be a formal room you use only sparingly, or as your everyday family meal place. Regardless, you want a window covering that can let you control the mood and add to your décor to make your dining room a relaxing place.

Barn door shutters can give a nostalgic, almost romantic sense to your dining room - all while giving you extensive control of the amount of light and privacy you need. Plantation shutters have a similar traditional look but are also versatile enough to fit in with more contemporary décor. Shades, though they give you less control over temperature, still allow for some light control to manage the mood of your dining room, as well as being available in a large selection of fashions and colors to pair with any décor.

Find more ideas and pictures to inspire your dining room with help from Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis.

Kitchen Window Treatments

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Top Considerations: Style, ease of cleaning, resistance to humidity and water

Window Treatment Recommendations: Polywood plantation shutters, faux wood blinds

A lot goes on in your kitchen, from cooking meals to showing off to guests and beyond. Due to the many purposes of your kitchen, you’ll benefit most from a window covering that’s both versatile and durable enough to stand up to whatever messes might be made.

Polywood plantation shutters satisfy these needs and then some. Not only do shutters’ neutral tones complement just about any home design choice, but they’re also highly moisture-resistant and simple to clean as well. Faux wood blinds, while somewhat less resilient and attractive than shutters, do offer the moisture resistance that you need for any kitchen window treatment

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Minneapolis Bedroom Window Treatments

Bedroom Window Treatments

Top Considerations: Privacy, style, light control, energy efficiency

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, blinds, shades

The most important priority for any bedroom will likely be how easy it is to adjust the light and temperature in order to make it easy to rest. No window covering option can match the level of control you have with plantation shutters, not to mention shutters’ unrivaled ability to give complete privacy and their beautiful looks that enhance any décor.

Pull-down shades are also a great bedroom choice, giving you that necessary privacy and a homey look – though they tend to dampen light rather than completely block it like shutters. Shades can also be purchased in a vast array of colors and styles, making it easy to pick one that matches your bedroom’s color scheme.

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Minneapolis Bathroom Window Treatments

Bathroom Window Treatments

Top Considerations: Privacy, ability to handle humidity and wetness, resilience

Window Treatment Recommendations: Polywood plantation shutters, faux wood blinds

When you’re choosing window treatments for bathrooms, your two biggest concerns are privacy and resistance to water. Both faux wood blinds and Polywood plantation shutters handle water and humidity effectively and also offer excellent privacy control due to their easy adjustability. Shutters however, have the added benefit of being easily customizable, as they can be built to perfectly fit specialty windows.

See which bathroom window coverings would work best for you.


Minneapolis Family Room Window Treatments

Family Room Window Treatments

Top Considerations: Fashion, light control, energy efficiency, handling wear

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, sliding barn door shutters, blinds, shades

Your family room is your place to unwind and spend family time together. It’s also one of the rooms guests will probably see more often than others, so your top considerations should be style and light control.

Plantation shutters give style to your family room, and offer great temperature control and energy efficiency to keep your room comfortable. Upscale sliding barn door shutters can become a unique cornerstone to your family room if your goal is to impress your guests.

Blinds and shades may be good choices due to being available in a large selection of colors and styles, making it simple to coordinate with your established decor - though they lack the same degree of light and temperature control that shutters provide.

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Minneapolis Basement Window Treatments

Basement window treatments

Top Considerations: Light control, energy efficiency, humidity resistance

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, blinds

Each basement is unique. They may vary in layout, area, how far underground they are, and more. Since they vary so much, the recommended window covering for each basement can be a case by case scenario.

Generally, you want window treatments that will fit your unique basement window shape and size, while giving you the ability to let in as much light as possible. Polywood plantation shutters fulfill both of those criteria, while also being resistant to humidity that might be common in some basements.

As an alternative, blinds are also a great choice for basements in Minneapolis. Both faux wood and aluminum blinds offer moisture resistance, while also fitting the most common basement window sizes and easily matching your existing decor.

Are you ready to bring new style into your basement windows?


Minneapolis Home Office Window Treatments

Home Office Window Treatments
Photo courtesy of Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Top Considerations: Style, light control, energy efficiency, durability

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, shades

Installing the most effective window coverings in your home office can help contribute to a productive environment that helps you focus on your work. Plantation shutters provide excellent control of temperature, light, and sound, making sure you’re able to work in a comfortable environment.

If noise canceling and insulation aren’t a concern, shades are another fantastic choice that can help fill your home office with soft light, making it more relaxing and easier to keep your attention on your work as opposed to having no window treatment.

Looking for more inspiration on changing your home office into a more productive space?

Minneapolis Sunroom Window Treatments

Sunroom window treatments

Top Considerations: Style, light control, energy efficiency, durability

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, window film, shades

Sunrooms receive a large amount of light and are the perfect spot to relax or entertain - as long as you can adjust the level of light and heat. Plantation shutters look stunning against all the glass and are also great at keeping your sunroom at an ideal temperature with a simple adjustment of the louvers.

Integrating window film with a second window treatment can increase your room’s protection from heat and harmful UV light – meaning you won’t have to fret about fading carpet, furniture or heirloom photos or artwork. Shades give you a more subdued aesthetic that you can tailor to your home, but know that their UV protection won’t be as potent as other options.

Ready to turn your sunroom into the most beautiful room in your house?

Minneapolis Laundry Room Window Treatments

Laundry room window treatments

Top Considerations: Budget, light control, energy efficiency, humidity resistance

Window Treatment Recommendations: Blinds, shades

Like it or not, we spend a lot of hours in our laundry room over time. To make laundry time a little more tolerable, make the laundry room a little cozier with window coverings that will make it comfortable, but don’t forget that laundry rooms can get humid and you may need to protect drying clothes from outside light.

Blinds are a good choice for Minneapolis laundry rooms due to their lower price tag and easy adjustability, making light control a snap. Faux wood blinds are preferable to real wood since they can handle moisture. Shades are also a window treatment to consider, giving a soft, mellow aesthetic to your laundry room. Bear in mind though that shades typically aren’t very moisture resistant, if you typically use the room for steaming or ironing clothes.

Don’t fret laundry day anymore!