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3 Window Treatments For Wide Windows In Honolulu, HI

May 31, 2016

If your window is larger than four feet wide, window treatments that function and are in style may seem hard to find in Honolulu. But you have more options than you realize.

It’s true that some window treatment options like blinds can cover your wide window. But with multiple blinds that butt up to each other without a frame, blinds don’t show the window off. Nor do they give you enough control over light and temperature.

So we put together these 3 window treatment ideas for wide windows in Honolulu to help you know what works best for your wide windows.

1. Shutters For Wide Windows

Wide windows let in lots of light. Plantation shutters offer ultimate light control. The shutters cover the window entirely by using multiple panels surrounded by a frame that gives you a seamless look. Each shutter panel can swing open along its hinge. And the louvers on each panel can be tilted down to block out light. The frame encasing the panels brings the entire window treatment together, making it look finished on your window.

Wide kitchen windows with plantation shutters 

You can adjust each individual shutter panel to let in as much light as you want with a tilt rod. The louvers all move in unison, so you can let in more natural light more quickly. Depending on your window’s size, you might even choose to have a divider rail installed. A divider rail allows you to adjust the bottom louvers separately from the top louvers.

All of the glass in wide windows can mean higher energy bills. Certain plantation shutters, such as Polywood®, can prevent airflow and heat transfer. And that means extra energy savings for your home.

Privacy is also a concern when you have wide windows with a lot of glass. Plantation shutters for wide windows tilt shut completely to block out both curious eyes looking in and light. Tilt the louvers upward to let light into the room while creating a private space.

2. Window Film For Wide Windows

Your wide windows give you access to a pretty view of your Honolulu neighborhood. Window film lets you appreciate that view without any distractions in the way. When applied to your wide window, the film can add a tint of color to the glass. You can pick from many levels of darkening to add some privacy. The window film 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 that come 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 purchase any other treatment. It will guard your carpets and furniture against fading.

3. Shades For Wide Windows

Shades can dress up wide windows. Extremely wide windows may require you to install multiple shades across the width of 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 you can add a room darkening liner to control privacy as well as light.

Look out at the view outside by simply rolling your shades up. In the retracted position, shades provide a gorgeous accent for your wide window.

Get Custom Window Treatments For Your Wide Windows, Honolulu!

We carry the window treatments you want for your wide windows in Honolulu. Schedule your free in-home design consultation to view samples of these window treatments and receive a quote. Our experts are ready to answer any of your questions about window coverings for wide windows. Whether your wide windows are in the kitchen or living room, we’ve got you covered. Call us at 808-797-2004 today to get started on your custom window treatments.