What Window Treatments Make Your Home Look Best From the Exterior?

Curtis Orton

As a smart homeowner in San Jose, you buy window treatments based on how they can make your interior look. But have you given much thought as to which window treatments look best from the other side of your windows, and which ones increase your home’s curb appeal?

Below are our top picks for window treatments that look best from outdoors.

Shutters Maximize Curb Appeal

Shutters are perfect for upping your curb appeal because they’re so easy to see from outside. With their bright, clean shape and thick louvers, shutters are more noticeable than other window treatments, and are able to seamlessly match just about any type of house. With the classic whites from Polywood® plantation shutters or beautifully rustic looks of Ovation® wood shutters, they can complement any type of siding you have, from brick siding to shingle siding and beyond.

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Shutters can also help add some uniformity across each of your windows. If your window treatments are all wildly different you may end up with a messy look, so the ability to coordinate the window treatments across all your windows is a huge benefit. Our shutters are custom made to fit any kind and shape of window, so you can get a clean, consistent look no matter what.

Finally, shutters are super resilient and low-maintenance, so you’ll never have to worry about them looking shoddy, wrinkled or dusty in the window like you might with a fabric window covering.

Exterior shutters San Jose home 

Shades In San Jose Open Up Your Color Palette

Although they may not offer the same “pop” as shutters do, shades’ biggest strengths are their clean, solid look and ability to color match. If you have a very specific color combo in mind that you want to adhere to across your siding, roof, trim, and windows – shades are what you want. With nearly endless choices in colors and textures, shades are a do-it-all window treatment.

Keep in mind with shades that they need a bit more upkeep to keep their awesome looks. Over the course of a few months, they can wrinkle, fold, discolor, all of which can destroy their appeal. Also be aware of how silhouettes can appear behind them in the evening when you have the lights on indoors.

Increase Your Curb Appeal With New Window Treatments

If you’re ready to catch some more eyes in your neighborhood with the help of shutters, drapes or shades, call Sunburst today at 916-542-1305. We’ll personally demonstrate all of your options, and find window treatments that work best for your San Jose home.