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Window Coverings for Privacy

When you’re looking for a window covering in Panama City Beach, FL that enhances the privacy of your home, there are many options that are available that both coordinate well with your interior décor and protect you, your family, and your possessions from view by people passing by outside. Window coverings can also give you privacy by helping block outside noises.

But some windows seem as though they may be harder to make private with window coverings because they are not rectangular windows. These include windows with arches or octagon-shaped windows. However, window coverings for privacy can be custom-made and custom-fitted for these kinds of windows as well.

While many window coverings provide privacy, there are some things that you’ll need to consider as you look for window coverings that not only enhance your home’s style, but also give you the privacy and noise control you want.

Bathrooms, of course, are probably the rooms in the house where privacy is a must. However, when you choose window coverings for the bathrooms in your home, you’ll want to choose window coverings that can stand up to the high moisture content of bathrooms. Shades are always a popular choice, but if they are made out of fabric, they can cause mold and mildew to form and grow.

You should also avoid real wood window coverings in the bathroom as well. Wood is living, so it easily absorbs moisture from the bathroom. This can cause the wood to expand or warp, and it can also cause mold and mildew to grow and flourish.

Your best choices for privacy and noise control in the bathroom, then, are window coverings that are made from non-wood and non-fabric materials. Many people like the stylishness and practicality of window shutters, since they can be closed to provide complete privacy or they can be opened to allow the maximum amount of natural light in from the outside.

Window shutters are manufactured with many non-wood and non-fabric materials, so you have a lot of choices that will work well in your bathrooms.

Bedrooms are another area of your home where absolutely privacy is a must. Faux wood plantation shutters are always an excellent choice – both in bedrooms and throughout your home – because they can be fully opened and fully closed to maximize light or privacy. You can also keep them close and simply open or close the wide louvers for either allowing natural light to come in or ensuring privacy.

Another popular choice for privacy in bedrooms is cellular – honeycomb – blinds that are room-darkening. These ensure that you have complete privacy, and they also provide excellent outside noise control. Additionally, cellular blinds also add insulation to the window, so they make any room they are installed in more energy efficient.

Room-darkening roller shades are also an excellent choice to add privacy and noise control to your home. Roller shades can be raised when you want to allow natural light in from the outside, but when they are lowered, they provide total privacy.

Window coverings that don’t give you privacy include sheer curtains. Sheer curtains are great for letting light into a room and giving rooms a sense of airiness. But they must have another window covering with them that provides privacy (usually this window covering is either drapes or curtains.

If you’d like learn more about privacy window coverings in Panama City Beach, FL, you can talk with our knowledgeable team at McNeill Palm. You can visit our showroom at 1191 N. Elgin Pkwy, Ste. C, Shalimar, FL 32579, or you can contact us at (850) 613-6228.



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