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Window Shades and Privacy

Window Shades and Privacy

Without taking the right measures to ensure privacy, anyone from the street can see through a window into your home. The windows in your home can bring in more light and air, and can even offer more safety. However, what the average window cannot offer is privacy.

Since privacy is very important, especially when it comes to bathrooms and bedrooms, there are some steps you can take to make your more private, from adding Raleigh, NC window shades to blinds or shutters:

  • Blinds – Blinds are great for making windows more private. There are many different kinds of blinds to choose from including Venetian and horizontal as well as various materials like plastic, wood and fabric. You can find blinds to add to your existing windows, or look for replacement windows that come with blinds already built in.
  • Window Shades – Shades are very similar to blinds except that they don’t have slats, they are instead made of fabric. There are lots of different types of shades from Roman and honeycomb to roller and more. You can also find shades with differing opacities to allow some light or no light at all to come through.
  • Interior Shutters – Interior shutters are very similar to exterior privacy screens in that they allow the window to be open for ventilation but have slats that can be angled to create more privacy. However, interior shutters are on the inside and their slats are built on doors that can open for complete ventilation or an unobstructed view of the outdoors.
  • Exterior Privacy Screens – These screens are made of slats and are installed on the outside of a window. They allow you to open the window for ventilation but angle the slats for privacy.
  • Curtains– Curtains are most often used with blinds and shades to offer additional privacy and decoration. You can find curtains in almost any shape, size, color or fabric. Look for heavier curtains for more privacy or lighter curtains to let in more light.
  • Textured Glass – Textured glass, sometimes referred to as frosted glass, is a kind of glass that has a textured finish to distort light and therefore prevent anyone from seeing in through the window. Textured glass still allows light in, but blocks vision. This kind of glass is ideal for bathroom windows and shower doors.
  • Window Film – Window film is very similar to textured glass in that it distorts the image but still allows in light. However, window film can be added to any window glass without any construction and is very affordable. Window film is a good temporary privacy solution for renters.

These are just a few of the ways you can make your windows better in terms of privacy. If you want to learn more about getting the best window shades for your Raleigh, NC home all you have to do is get in touch with Kiwi Designs, Fine Blinds & Shutters. We offer a wide range of window shade services and are happy to use our expertise to better you and your home.

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