According to This Old House, “add a window covering like shades, blinds or shutters and you suddenly have privacy, control over the amount of sunlight that fills the area and a better-looking room.” There are plenty of benefits to Wisconsin homeowners in adding blinds and shades to a sunroom, and some gorgeous options as well!
But what kinds of options are the best for the unique size, shape and structure of sunroom windows? Check out these window treatment styles to get inspired for enhancing your space.
Known for their convenience, roller shades consist of a rectangular piece of fabric or other material that is rolled onto a rod and mounted between brackets. Depending on the model, they are operable with a spring mechanism, automation or chain pulley. One of the best features of a roller shade is they can be adjusted to cover any amount of window, allowing you to customize exactly how much light you want coming into a room.
Named after their honeycomb-shaped compartments of pleated fabric, these window coverings have an A grade for energy efficiency. Built in layers, honeycomb shades can vary from sheer to opaque depending on your preferences. Wisconsin homeowners have found these to be great for utility bills during hot summers and chilly winters.
Wood blinds are a perfect match for those seeking a more natural look. Highly customizable based on slat size, color and stain, these work well for larger windows and provide a variety of light-blocking options. The blinds mimic traditional shutters and rotate from an open position to a closed position.
Vertical blinds are the same concept as horizontal blinds, but with slats running up and down instead of left to right. According to Improvenet, some of the advantages of vertical blinds are affordability, unique design aesthetic and the ability to be moved out of the way easily. This style is best for large glass windows and sliding doors, common features of sunrooms.
Whether your sunroom faces the sunrise off of Lake Winnebago in Oshkosh, is nestled by woods near the Kettle Moraine State Forest in Kewaskum, or serves as a suburban oasis, blinds or shades can be a huge asset for your sunroom’s style, comfort and energy efficiency. Learn more about our beautiful sunroom designs or contact an experienced Tundraland representative.