Do you need privacy? At one point or another, we all realize that privacy is a crucial requirement within one’s home. However, determining the areas where privacy is needed the most, the perfect level of privacy and the best ways to achieve it can be somewhat challenging.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
When it comes to the bedrooms and bathrooms at your home, privacy is expected. However, the amount of privacy required might raise questions. You may be asking, “What is the optimal level of privacy and what works best?”
In bedrooms, the need for privacy can be separate from the desire for ample light. One can think of it as a “light switch” concept where window shades can create a private and dark environment or an open and light-filled space.
However, the bathrooms in your house are slightly different. Powder rooms can feature window coverings with that on/off feature. However, your full bath probably needs some additional features. While you are in the midst of getting ready for the day, you need a healthy balance of both coverage and light.
The Front of the House
As you start thinking of privacy for the front of your house, you may come to find that security plays a bigger role than you anticipated. Therefore, there is a definite need for privacy. Lower windows facing the street–and even your front door–can put the inside of your home on display. Our opinion is that you can’t go wrong with the top-down feature. Window treatments with directional control, such as shutters and blinds are an excellent way to let some light in but stop the view!
Do you want to consider another option? Think about motorization. By setting the smart shades to close while you’re out of town or gone during the day, your shades are moving regularly. This greatly helps with security. An added benefit is that it gives you peace of mind while you are away.
The Back of Your House – or Up in the Sky
If you live in a home or in a tall condo building, you still need privacy even if security isn’t at the forefront of your mind. The time of day can play an important role in this. During the day, your windows aren’t really showing much activity that your neighbors would want to see. Starting at dusk and only continuing when it gets darker outside, the inside of your home is put on display.
There are certain types of windows that do exceptionally well with options like the dual shade feature like shutters or blinds for directional control or Pirouette shades. Pirouette shades are great because they can close off a good portion of the view without getting rid of all of the light. Also, the fabric opacity you pick in this process plays a big role in window shades. You’ll notice this when you see them over the course of the day!
Need Privacy? Let Us Assist!
If you need privacy, we are here to help. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a lot or even just a little. Our team of experts at Blue Sky Shutters & Shades is here to guide you. We want to ensure that you find the perfect window coverings that meet your needs. For a free consultation, contact our team today and let’s get the ball rolling!