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How to Get More Privacy in Your Home?

Curtains

Window Drapes

One of the common problems in some areas such as Baltimore is that the houses are situated so close together that there doesn’t feel like there is any privacy at all. With neighbors so close, many feel like they want to duck past the windows in order to not be seen. There are many different types of window treatments to chose from that can offer a higher level of privacy.

Window Films

Window films adhere to the interior surfaces of the windows and can come in a wide variety of opacities. Frosted films can contain glass dust which will mimic real the look of real frosted glass. They are available in different colors and patterns as well and some are even designed to look like stained glass. There can be other benefits to using this type of window treatment as well. Along with added privacy, they can block UV rays as well as prevent energy loss and solar heat gain. When peel-and-stick varieties are properly applied to the window unit, they can last for years. But when the homeowner is ready for a change, the film is easy to remove. Window films which use adhesive are a permanent solution because they cannot be removed. They will last the length of the glass and will have even better energy saving properties. Some designers have made decorative adhesive window films which add beauty while providing additional privacy. Continue reading

Window Treatments for your Kitchen

Kitchen Curtains

Kitchen Curtains

The kitchen is a hub of activity in most of our homes and as a general rule families are spending more time in this increasingly important part of the house. There are many choices that go into the kitchen’s design. These include selecting paint colors, cabinet designs, appliances, as well as flooring and lighting options. There comes a time in the remodeling process when the homeowner must also consider the type of kitchen window treatments that will be used. There are several current trends in kitchen window treatments which can be discussed with your Hartford interior design specialist.

Maximize the Light Source

Many window treatment options will maximize the use of natural light that is provided by a kitchen window. Many homeowners use sheer curtains underneath an arched valance. This allows the element of color without disrupting the source of natural light. The valance can be of an acceptable fabric which can pull the colors together from throughout the kitchen. Another option for maximizing the light source is using shades or blinds as window coverings. These allow natural light to lighten the kitchen during daytime hours while providing much needed privacy during the nighttime hours. Continue reading