Fort Myers Bay Windows Deserve Perfect Window Treatments

Charlie Cole and Brady Parker

Unique window types are oftentimes the most visually striking hallmarks of houses in Fort Myers - and one of the most eye-catching kinds of those unique windows are bay windows. From either inside the home or outside, bay windows grant a feeling of comfort and fashion all at the same time - if they’re partnered with the perfect window covering.

But how do you decide which window treatment to pick? Just as with other unique windows, bay windows have specific considerations to think about. Sunburst Shutters Fort Myers will guide you through the checklist for bay window treatments, and offer our suggestions for the top picks for your Fort Myers bay windows.

Plantation shutters in a chic bedroom bay window. 

Priorities For Bay Window Treatments

  • Accentuate your bay window - A poorly-chosen, generic window covering may hide the style of a bay window. Opt for a treatment that enhances your bay window’s unique shape.

  • Control over temperature and light levels - Bay windows tend to let in a good amount of light and heat from outdoors. You want a window treatment that makes your space cozy and allows for climate control.

  • Visibility - Just as a window treatment needs to enhance a bay window’s geometry, it also needs to control how clearly you’re able to see out your window, and how well people outside can see inside.

The Worst Choices For Bay Window Treatments

  • Metal blinds - Blinds typically hurt the glamour of uniquely-shaped windows, making them look rather generic or cheap. They also underperform in controlling brightness as well as temperature.

  • Drapes - Like blinds, drapes hurt the charm of bay windows by obscure their unique shape, which is one of their primary features. Light control can also be ”all or nothing” with drapes.

  • Nothing - A few homeowners believe they should keep their bay window uncovered. The single reason for not installing a window treatment is an increase in visibility, but doing so limits your control over light and heat, and can let people passing by get an undeterred view inside your house at all hours.

Recommendations For Fort Myers Bay Windows

Cellular Shades for Bay Windows

Vertical cellular shades in living room bow window. 

Stylish, wallet-friendly, and easy to operate, cellular shades are perfectly suited to bay windows. The reason why they’re such a great fit for bay windows is the amount of freedom cellular shades offer you. These shades can be purchased in a range of cell sizes, all the way from 7/16” to 9/16” to 3/4” and feature a top-down/bottom-up system that lets you lower the shade from the top or raise it from the bottom, so you can get your perfect view while maintaining light control.

Our cellular shades can be purchased in a range of opacities, from solid to sheer, so a lack of privacy is never a concern. Also, unlike different kinds of shades, cellular shades never bunch up at the top or near the side of the window when open, because they fold in so effectively. That makes it so you’re able to maintain the elegant look of your bay windows when the shades aren’t being used.

Plantation Shutters For Bay Windows

Half-length white shutters in family room bay window.

As with cellular shades, plantation shutters offer Fort Myers homeowners the chance to showcase their bay windows’ looks while enjoying the benefits of an effective window treatment. Plantation shutters one-up cellular shades however, by giving you even higher levels of light and visibility control due to their adjustable louvers. And since they’re custom-fit to your windows, you can have even greater freedom in how you complement their style with differing shutter lengths and configurations.

Since bay windows are typically some of the largest windows in your house, Polywood® plantation shutters’ energy efficiency is a big allure. Polywood shutters can block close to 30 degrees of heat flow in your house if used correctly, meaning that the ideal temperature in your home is a quick tilt away.

For that classic wood plantation shutter look, Sunburst Ovation® shutters outperform all of the competition, being the only 5-star rated wood shutter available. Ovation shutters are the perfect window treatment to complement the wood border around bay windows.

Make Your Bay Windows Beautiful, Fort Myers!

You may be doing your room a disservice if you aren’t getting the most out of your bay windows. Let Sunburst Shutters Fort Myers help your windows soar with our professional expertise. Get a hold of the Sunburst Shutters Fort Myers team today by calling 239-208-6577 to schedule your free in-home design consultation. We’ll work around your timeline and bring window treatment samples straight to your home!