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3 Window Treatment Ideas For Wide Windows In Fort Myers, FL

May 31, 2016

If your window is four feet or wider, window treatments that function and are in style may seem hard to find in Fort Myers. But more options are available than you think.

It’s true that some window treatment options such as blinds may be able to cover wide windows. But with multiple blinds that butt up to each other without a frame, blinds don’t showcase your window. And they don’t give you enough control over temperature and light.

So we brought together these 3 window treatment ideas for wide windows in Fort Myers to give you a better understanding for how to cover your wide windows.

1. Shutters For Wide Windows

Wide windows let in a lot of light. And plantation shutters give you ultimate light control. They cover the whole window using multiple panels inside a frame for a seamless look. Each shutter panel can swing out along its hinge. The louvers on each panel tilt down to block out as much light as possible. The frame that surrounds the panels ties the entire window treatment together, giving it a finished look on your wide window.

Plantation shutters on wide kitchen windows 

You can adjust each shutter panel to let in as much light as you want with a tilt rod. The louvers all move together, so more light can stream in faster. Depending on your window’s size, you might also choose to have a divider rail installed. A divider rail lets you control the bottom louvers separately from the top louvers.

Because they have so much glass, wide windows can lead to higher utility bills. Certain plantation shutters, such as Polywood®, can prevent heat transfer and airflow. And that means extra energy savings for you.

All that glass also means that you have to have a window treatment that gives you control over privacy. Plantation shutters for wide windows tilt shut completely to block out both curious eyes looking in and light. Adjust the louvers upward to let some light into the room while maintaining your privacy.

2. Window Film For Wide Windows

Your wide windows give you access to a pretty view of your Fort Myers neighborhood. With window film, you can see that view without any distractions in the way. Window film that’s applied to your wide window may add a tint of color to the glass. You can select from multiple levels of darkening to give you some privacy. The darker tints won’t block your view when you’re inside the house looking out.

Wide window with window film 

In addition, window film blocks UV rays coming through the glass. Since wide windows are exposed to more sunlight than narrow windows, it’s best to cover them with window film if you’re not going to install any other treatment. It will guard your carpets and furniture against fading.

3. Shades For Wide Windows

Shades are great for dressing up wide windows. Windows that are very wide may require using more than one shade over the window to cover it completely. But there are shades that come in wide widths. When you want less light, roll the shades down. And add a room darkening liner for increased light and privacy control.

See the view outside by rolling your shades up. In the retracted position, shades add a gorgeous accent for your wide window.

Get Custom Window Treatments For Your Wide Windows, Fort Myers!

We carry the window treatments you want for your wide windows in Fort Myers. Schedule your free in-home design consultation to look at samples of these window treatments and receive an estimate. Our window professionals are glad to answer your questions about window coverings for wide windows. Whether your wide windows are in the kitchen or living room, we have you covered. Call us at 239-208-6577 today to get started on your custom window treatments.