Honolulu Bay Windows Deserve Beautiful Window Treatments

Darren Wong

Specialty window types can be some of the most visually striking features of houses in Honolulu - and one of the most attention-drawing types of these specialty windows are bay windows. Whether from the interior or exterior, bay windows grant a feeling of comfort and fashion all at once - if they’re partnered with the perfect window covering.

But how does a homeowner decide which window covering to pick? Just like other specialty window types, bay windows have specific features to bear in mind. Sunburst Shutters Honolulu will take you through the bay window treatment checklist, and then show you the best choices for your Honolulu bay windows.

Polywood shutters in a chic bedroom bay window. 

Considerations For Bay Window Treatments

  • Complement your bay window - A poorly-chosen, boring window covering may mask the beauty of a bay window. Opt for a treatment that complements your bay window’s eye-catching shape.

  • Control your light and temperature levels - Bay windows usually let in a lot of heat and light from outside. Pick a window covering that makes your home comfy and allows you to control the climate.

  • Visibility - Just like a window treatment should enhance your bay window’s structure, it also needs to control how clearly you’re able to see outside your home, and how well people outside can see in.

The Least Recommended For Bay Window Treatments

  • Metal blinds - Blinds usually hinder the glamour of uniquely-shaped windows, which can make them seem somewhat cheap or generic. They also underwhelm in controlling light levels as well as in their energy-efficiency.

  • Draperies - As with blinds, drapes negatively impact the charm of bay windows by covering up their unique shape, which is one of their central appeals. Light control can also be an “all or nothing” choice with drapes.

  • No window treatment at all - A few homeowners believe it’s best to keep their bay window uncovered. The lone advantage of going without a window treatment is an increase in visibility, but doing so decreases your control over light and heat, and can let people outside your window get a clear look inside your house at all hours.

The Best Choices For Honolulu Bay Windows

Bay Window Cellular Shades

Brown honeycomb shades in living room bow window. 

Stylish, budget-friendly, and simple 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 are available in a range of cell sizes, from 7/16” to 9/16” to 3/4” and feature a top-down/bottom-up system that allows you to raise the shade from the bottom or lower it from the top, meaning you can get fantastic visibility while maintaining light control.

Sunburst’s cellular shades can be purchased in a range of opacities, from slightly see-through to opaque, so a lack of privacy is never a worry. Also, unlike some other shades, cellular shades won’t bunch up at the top or at the side of the window when open, because they fold in so seamlessly. That makes it so you’re able to maintain the beautiful look of your bay windows even when the shades aren’t being used.

Bay Window Plantation Shutters

Bottom half insulating shutters in living room bay window.

Like cellular shades, plantation shutters offer Honolulu homeowners the chance to show off their bay windows’ shape while reaping the benefits of a custom window treatment. Plantation shutters one-up cellular shades though, by giving you even better control of light and visibility due to their adjustable louvers. And because they’re custom-built for your windows, you can enjoy even more leeway in how you add to their looks with full-length or half-length shutters.

Due to the fact that bay windows are typically some of the largest windows in the home, Polywood® plantation shutters’ insulation is a huge benefit. Polywood shutters can stop close to 30 degrees of air flow in your space when used correctly, which means that the ideal temperature in your space is just a tilt away.

For that timeless wood plantation shutter look, Sunburst Ovation® shutters exceed all similar shutters, being the only five star rated wood shutter currently available on the market. Ovation shutters are the perfect window treatment to complement the wood border around bay windows.

Make Your Bay Windows Beautiful, Honolulu!

You’re doing your house a disservice if you aren’t getting a great visual “pop” from your bay windows. Let Sunburst Shutters Honolulu help your windows reach new heights with our professional expertise. Get a hold of the Sunburst Shutters Honolulu team today by calling 808-797-2004 to set up your free in-home window treatment consultation. We’ll work around your schedule and have product samples brought straight to your house!