Choosing the perfect window treatment solution for Orlando homeowners is one of our favorite parts of working in home design and fashion. And few styles of windows offer the same design obstacle as do casement windows. Unlike typical sliding windows, casement windows are hinged on one or more sides, and thus swing in or out to open and shut.
Since they open in such a unique way compared to most other windows, they need a slightly different approach when choosing the perfect window treatment. Let’s break down how to choose your perfect casement window treatment.
Priorities for Casement Window Treatments
When choosing a window treatment for your casement window, keep these qualities in mind.
Ease of use - Whether your casement window opens and shuts by a lever, cam handle, or crank, you need to be able to easily open and close your window without the annoyance of a window treatment getting in the way.
Ability to fit the depth of your window - Various casement windows may have differing depths between your wall and the window, meaning some window coverings may not fit the space.
Coverage - While sliding windows can typically only open partway, nearly all casement windows will be able to open all the way. Having a good range of light control will allow you get an ideal amount of light without giving up the effective ventilation that casements give you.
The Best Casement Window Treatment Options
So which is the ideal window treatment for Orlando casement windows? Since there can be some variation between various casement windows (hinge position, window jamb depth, and so forth), it’s best to set up an in-home consultation so a window treatment professional can help match you with your home’s best fit.
That being said, here are the window treatment options we usually recommend for casement windows.
You absolutely can’t go wrong with plantation shutters on casement windows. Whether your casement is connected to the top (called an “awning”), the bottom (a “hopper”), or one of the sides, plantation shutters can be customized to match the direction your window operated. That also makes sure that your shutters won’t interfere with the opening mechanism, whether it’s by lever or handle, and can fit either directly into your window jamb or on top of them so the depth of your window isn’t an issue.
Shutters can be put in around the window opening to ensure full operation of the opening mechanism. What’s more, you don’t have to worry about hanging material blowing in the wind or being left exposed when you have your window open.
Lastly, shutters let you into a whole new world of coverage options for your window. Say you wish to have a good amount of fresh air circulating in your space, but don’t want a lot of light. Just open your casement window, but set your shutter louvers partially open so that you can your ideal brightness and circulation. That level of control is only offered by plantation shutters.
A more minimal option relative to shutters, shades offer chic looks and an attractive framing to your window, without getting in the way of the unique opening mechanism. Due to the fact that shades are always installed above the frame, there’s no reason to consider the direction the window swings or how deep its jamb is. Shades can easily be drawn up when the window opens, so your view and airflow remain free.
Both cellular shades and roman shades look stellar on casement windows while giving you great light control.
Other Window Treatments For Casements
As we’ve mentioned, casement windows can differ in a few ways, so there can be other window coverings that function just as well for your home. To learn more about your window treatment options, call Sunburst Shutters Orlando at 407-630-7011
today to schedule up a free in-home design consultation.