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What Are The Most Ideal Front Door Window Treatments For Seattle?

February 12, 2021

When covering a entryway window, you don’t want something that swings when you open the door or conceals specialty shaped windows like shades and blinds do. You need something that covers your front door’s windows for privacy and light control and shows off their appearance. That leaves multipurpose plantation shutters as your best choice for front door window treatments in Seattle. They suit every window to give the coverage and beauty you desire in your entryway.

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Plantation Shutters Offer Complete Coverage For Front Door Windows

You’ll often find blinds and shades on a front door, but they aren’t the best front door window treatments for Seattle homeowners who look to manage privacy and sunlight in their entryways. They swing at the tiniest motion, giving a look into the inside of your house even after the door shuts.

When you don’t like your window covers flapping against your door, plantation shutters are your best bet. They affix to the window frame and each panel remains in place. They will not hit the knob or get cords caught in the door.

And then you can tip the louvers to bring in privacy and natural light. Shut them to shield your home from spying people and UV rays or open them for filtered light. If you desire full light, you can open the shutter panel and allow it to flood in. When someone pushes your doorbell, tilt open your shutter louvers to peer outside and see who it is.

Plantation shutters on a front door

Plantation Shutters Provide Awkward Sidelight Windows With A Custom Style

Sidelights are the slim windows alongside of a door. They give your entryway increased sunlight and a view of the outside. They also permit people to look directly into your Seattle house or they blind you with glaring sunlight if you don’t find a way to cover them.

Because sidelights are so narrow, they look best with customized plantation shutters. The crisp lines of the shutters suit slim sidelights that are otherwise hidden by blind strings or waving drapes. Their louvers give your entrance an appealing structural feature and texture. You can select from three separate sizes of louvers and many neutral hues to get the look you want. Choose from clean white Polywood® shutters or the vivid colors of premium wood Ovation® shutters to effortlessly match or coordinate with the trim around your front door.

Circle shaped window in Seattle 

Plantation Shutters Work On Pretty Eyebrow And Circle Windows

“Eyebrow” windows are slim arched windows at the top of doors. You might also see circular windows over doors or on them. Both shapes give plenty of personality to the face of your Seattle abode and its entryway but can be a pain if they look in a direction that lets in a lot of sunlight.

You can hide these windows with a shade or blinds, but you’ll forfeit their beautiful shapes. Instead, check out plantation shutters. Plantation shutters can be custom-built to work on any window shape--even difficult round ones. You can still manipulate them, too. Just like on straight window covering simply use the tilt rod to adjust the louvers and divert or shut out sun glare in your entrance.


For Seattle Front Door Window Treatments, Select Sunburst Shutters Washington

Sunburst Shutters Washington has window treatments for each window in your Seattle home. Whether you’re looking to cover a difficult front door window or are thinking of another window treatment project, our specialists will help you find the right treatments for you. Just contact us at 360-464-2277 or submit the form below to schedule your complimentary in-home consultation.