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The Best Basement Window Treatments In Honolulu

April 26, 2016

If your basement windows are bare, you’re not alone. It’s difficult to find a window treatment in Honolulu that lets in the sunlight your basement requires, while giving you privacy. And if you have tiny windows, covering them and incorporating them into your room becomes an even bigger challenge. Not to mention, basements are humid, which affects what type of window treatment you purchase.

The most useful way to determine which window treatment will work best for your basement in Honolulu is to begin with your home’s type of basement.

Window Treatments For Walk-Out Basements In Honolulu

If you have a walk-out basement in Honolulu, you don’t have to worry as much about mold and dampness when choosing window treatments. Instead, you need a window treatment for your big windows that gives you control over light and provides privacy, especially if you watch a lot of TV in your basement.

Draperies give you privacy. If you go with thicker material and add blackout layers, they can even block out most of the light. But draperies don’t let you see the original architecture of your basement windows that’s behind them. And they can get dirty easily and stay dirty until you clean them. Draperies give you less control over light since your only option is to scoot the panels back and forth. Light still comes through the sides of the window treatment.

Take back control of your basement windows with plantation shutters. The shutter panels are encased in a frame that doesn’t let light through the sides. This gives you ultimate privacy. Nobody is able to look inside when you have the shutters closed.

Adjust the shutter louvers to let in more natural light. You can even add a divider rail so you can control the top of the basement window shutters separately from the bottom. And the weatherstripping on premium plantation shutters provides the temperature control that is needed with larger windows.

Plantation shutters are custom-made to match the your window’s shape. Now, your shutters show off the unique curves and angles of your circular and arched windows.

Another great option for walk-out basements is sliding barn doors. Enjoy the outside view by sliding the panels all the way to the sides of the window. And the barn doors become a work of art when you shut them, adding to the room’s décor.

Sometimes there’s a slight gap on the sides where light can come through. That’s because of the way the barn door is installed.

For the walk-out basement door, you’ll need a durable window treatment that can handle all the times the door is open and shut. Shades and blinds bang when they hit the glass. And when they’re tied down to the frame, they look unfinished. Plantation shutters are permanently installed to the door. When you open the door, they won’t sway. And you can adjust their louvers for more or less light.

Shutters are also a great choice for walk-up basement doors in Honolulu.

Window Treatments For Look-Out Basements In Honolulu

Small basement bathroom window covered in white plantation shutters

For look-out basements in Honolulu, dampness and mold growth is something to consider when searching for a window treatment. So you’ll want a window treatment that’s stunning and can withstand humidity.

Synthetic wood and premium wood shutters can be moisture resistant. Some plantation shutters won’t warp. And that’s exactly what you need in look-out basements.

Plantation shutters bring the warmth of wood to your, often cold, basement. These energy efficient window treatments save you money on your utility bills throughout the year and make relaxing in your basement a welcome experience.

Use both window film and plantation shutters for additional energy efficiency. This lets you swing open the shutter panels during the day while taking advantage of the benefits of window film.

Remember to close the shutters during the night. Otherwise, neighbors and passersby can easily look into your basement.

If your basement windows are small, you can create the illusion of a bigger window by using shutters that are taller than the window. And you won’t lose all the benefits of privacy and light control.

What’s The Simplest Way To Buy Window Treatments For My Basement In Honolulu?

Begin by calling us at 808-797-2004. We’ll take you through the process of buying basement window treatments and any other window treatments you want for other rooms in your home. We’ll help you schedule a free in-home consultation to look at window treatment samples and get an estimate. When you’ve chosen the window treatment that you want, we order and install it. Ordering window treatments doesn’t get easier than this...unless you prefer to fill out the form below instead of dialing 808-797-2004.