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What Are The Best Front Door Window Treatments For Austin?

February 12, 2021

When covering a window on a front entryway, you don’t want something that sways when you use the door or conceals specialty shaped windows like blinds and shades do. You want something that covers your front door’s windows for privacy and light control and reveals their shape. That leaves adaptable plantation shutters as your preferred choice for front door window treatments in Austin. They suit every window to give the coverage and grandeur you desire in your entryway.

Plantation shutters in a Austin living room

Interior Shutters Give Full Coverage For Front Door Windows

You’ll frequently observe shades and blinds on a front door, but they aren’t the best front door window treatments for Austin homeowners who look to control privacy and sunlight in their entryways. They flap at the slightest motion, giving a look into the interior of your house even after you shut the door.

If you don’t want your window treatments slapping against your door, plantation shutters are your best option. They secure to the window frame and each part remains in place. They will not knock into the knob or get pull cords trapped in the door.

Then, you can tilt the louvers to bring in light and privacy. Shut them to protect your home from spying people and sunlight or open them for filtered light. If you desire direct light, you can open the shutter panel and allow it to flood in. When somebody rings your doorbell, crack open your shutter louvers to peep outside and see who it is.

Plantation shutters on a front door

Interior Shutters Give Awkward Sidelight Windows A Custom Style

Sidelights are the slim windows that flank a door. They give your entryway increased natural light and a view outside. They also allow people to see straight into your Austin home or they blind you when the sun is too bright if you don’t find a way to cover them.

Being so slim, sidelights look best with custom-made plantation shutters. The defined lines of the shutters suit slim sidelights that are otherwise hidden by billowing drapes or blind cords. Their louvers give your doorway an appealing design element and texture. You can select from three different sizes of louvers and several neutral hues to get the look you want. Choose from bright white Polywood® shutters or the rich hues of premium wood Ovation® shutters to seamlessly match or set off the trim on your front door.

Circle shaped window in Austin 

Plantation Shutters Work On Charming Circle And Eyebrow Windows

“Eyebrow” windows are slim arched windows above doors. You may also observe circle windows above doors or on them. Both shapes give plenty of charm to the exterior of your Austin house and its entrance but can be an inconvenience if they face a direction that allows in a great amount of sunlight.

You can cover these windows with a shade or blinds, but you’ll give up their beautiful forms. Instead, check out plantation shutters. Interior shutters can be custom-built to work on any window shape--even tricky round ones. You can still operate them, too. Similar to straight window treatment simply utilize the tilt rod to open and close the louvers and redirect or shut out sunlight in your entryway.


Choose Sunburst Shutters Austin For Your Austin Front Door Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Austin has window treatments for every window in your Austin home. Whether you’re wishing to cover a tricky front door window or need another window treatment project, our experts will help you select the right treatments for you. Just phone us at 512-549-6077 or complete the form below to schedule a no-cost in-home consultation.