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What Window Treatments Make Your Home Look Great From the Exterior?

June 19, 2017

As a savvy homeowner in Cleveland, you decide on your window treatments based on what they can add to your home’s interior. But have you given much thought as to which window treatments look best from outdoors, and which ones increase your home’s curb appeal?

Here are our top recommendations for window treatments that can elevate the looks of your home’s exterior.

Shutters Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Shutters are perfect for improving your curb appeal because their looks stand out even from outside. With their bright, clean lines and thick louvers, shutters “pop” more than other window treatments, and complement just about any type of house. With the stunning whites from Polywood® plantation shutters or natural looks of Ovation® wood shutters, they can be a great counterpoint to any kind of siding, from shingle to brick to stone.

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Shutters can also help give you a consolidated look across each of your windows. Mismatched window treatments on one side of the house can give you48 a messy look, so the ability to use the same window treatments across all those windows is a great boon. Our shutters are custom-built to fit any kind and size of window, so you can get a coordinated, consistent look no matter what.

Lastly, shutters are incredibly durable and require very little upkeep, so there’s no need to worry about them looking shoddy, faded or dusty in the window like you would with a fabric window covering.

Exterior view of shutters Cleveland home 

Shades In Cleveland Offer Color Versatility

Even though they don’t have the same “pop” as shutters do, the biggest benefits of shades are their clean, solid look and ability to color match. If you have a very particular color scheme that you want to stick to across your siding, roof, trim, and windows – shades are the window treatment for you. With nearly endless options in colors and patterns, shades might be your most versatile option.

Don’t forget that shades require a bit more upkeep to keep their great looks. Over the course of a few months, they can wrinkle, crease, fade and stain, all of which can destroy their appeal. Also be aware of how silhouettes will cast on them in the evening when your inside lights are on.

Beautify Your Home Inside and Out With New Window Treatments

If you want to draw some more attention to your home with shutters, drapes or shades, give us a call today at 440-561-6787. We’ll walk you through all of your options, and find your perfect window treatment.