Window Treatment Ideas For Your Home

May 7, 2019

Tips to Increase Home Privacy

Tips to increase home privacy

Increased home privacy is a common request from homeowners and tenants both. It might seem daunting, but you actually have a lot of different options when it comes to improving home privacy. Each option has their pros and cons, just like everything else. So, curtains? Blinds? Window film? How do you know what window treatment is right for you? Seeing as we are a window film company, we help customers increase privacy everyday, so we decided to write out the pros and cons to help you decide what's best for your home! 

Hang curtains on your windows to increase privacy

First, we’ll talk about a traditional window treatment, curtains. These are physical barriers on your windows that offer nearly-100% privacy and are often built into the decor so you don’t need to worry about installation. Curtains come in a variety of different colors and shapes so you have plenty to choose from to perfect your space. On the other hand, they block your views when you close them and block sunlight from coming into the room. If you are trying to watch a movie, they're great. But if you are just looking for privacy, you potentially lose your views and all natural light. Curtains are also vulnerable to sun damage and need to be replaced periodically if they get too faded from the sun.

Curtains increase home privacy

Install blinds to your windows to increase privacy

Just like curtains, blinds also offer great privacy. They are clean and modern looking and won't drastically change the look of your space. They can be opened and closed very easily and are user friendly to almost any age. Just like curtains, blinds also block your views and don't really allow sunlight in, unless they are completely open. Blinds leave you totally vulnerable when they are open, which is something to take into consideration.

Install window film on your home windows for increased privacy

An easy and modern solution that a lot of people don't even think about, is window film. Reflective window film increases privacy and blocks prying eyes by reflecting light from outside back out, but the film is translucent to let light inside. Moving the blinds and curtains is a thing of the past. Unfortunately, only blackout window film or frosted window film can protect your privacy at night while your lights are on. In this situation, you won't be able to see out of the glass either. 

In addition to unparalleled privacy, you’ll get other benefits from it too. Reflective window film significantly reduces heat and reduces glare during the day and protects your home from sun fading by blocking 99% of UVA and UVB rays. Your rooms will be cooler and your electricity bill will be lowered.

Window film increases home privacy

Solar Art Window Film

There you go! Three very different ways to increase privacy in your home. Each option comes with their own pros and cons but will ultimately increase privacy. Window film is an easy and very affordable way to increase privacy throughout your entire home. If you think reflective window film is the best option for your project, we will help you choose the amount of tint and reflection that is right for your home. Installation is a snap and you will feel the difference right away, and once the films are on your windows, you won’t even notice the slight tint. Talk to Solar Art today about finding the right privacy window film solution for your windows!

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