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Which Window Treatments Look Great From the Exterior?

June 19, 2017

As a smart Fort Myers homeowner, you carefully choose window treatments based on what they can add to your home’s interior. But have you given any attention 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 top picks for window treatments that make your home’s exterior look even better.

Shutters Offer Top Curb Appeal

Shutters are fantastic for upping your curb appeal because their looks stand out even from outdoors. With their crisp, solid lines and wide louvers, shutters are more noticeable than other window treatments, and are able to seamlessly match just about any style of building. With the stunning whites from Polywood® plantation shutters or beautifully rustic looks of Ovation® wood shutters, they can be a great counterpoint to any kind of siding, from brick siding to shingle siding and beyond.

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Shutters are able to give you a uniform look across each of your windows. If your window treatments are all wildly different you could end up with a messy look, so being able to use the same window treatments across all your windows is a great boon. Shutters can be custom-built to fit any type and size of window, so you can get a tight, even look no matter what.

Finally, shutters are exceedingly durable and require very little upkeep, so you’ll never have to worry about them looking dingy, wrinkled or dusty in the window like you might with a fabric window treatment.

Exterior view of shutters Fort Myers home 

Shades In Fort Myers Offer Color Versatility

Although they may not add 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 siding, roof, trim, and windows – shades are what you want. With hundreds of options in colors and patterns, shades are a do-it-all window treatment.

Keep in mind with shades that they require a bit more upkeep to maintain their beautiful looks. As time passes, they can wrinkle, fold, wash out, all of which can destroy their appeal. Also keep in mind how silhouettes can appear behind them in the evening when you have the lights on indoors.

Start Thinking About Both Sides of Your Home With New Window Treatments

If you want to make both your home’s interior and exterior look even better with shutters, drapes or shades, give us a call today at 239-208-6577. We’ll walk you through all of your options, and find great looking window treatments.