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What Are The Favorite Front Door Window Treatments For Washington DC?

February 12, 2021

When covering a window on a front entryway, you don’t want something that moves when you open the door or hides unusual shaped windows like blinds and shades do. You require something that covers your front door windows to control privacy and light and shows off their shape. That leaves multipurpose plantation shutters as your ideal option for front door window treatments in Washington DC. They suit all windows to provide the coverage and beauty you desire for your entrance.

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Plantation Shutters Offer Full Coverage On Front Door Windows

You’ll often find shades and blinds on doors, but they aren’t the most preferred front door window treatments for Washington DC homeowners who need to manage privacy and light in their entryways. They sway at the tiniest motion, giving a peek into the inside of your home even after the door closes.

If you don’t want your window covers slapping against your door, interior shutters are your best bet. They fasten to the window frame and every piece stays in place. They will not bump the doorknob or get pull strings stuck in the door.

Then, you can adjust the louvers to bring in sunlight and privacy. Shut them to shield your home from snooping people and sunlight or open them for filtered light. If you wish for direct sunlight, you can pull open the shutter panel and allow it to stream in. When a visitor rings your doorbell, crack open your shutter louvers to peer out and see who it is.

Plantation shutters on a front door

Interior Shutters Give Tricky Sidelight Windows A Custom Style

Sidelights are the thin windows that flank a door. They give your doorways more light and a view outside. They also let people look right into your Washington DC house or they blind you with bright sunlight if you don’t have a way to cover them.

Being so slender, sidelights look best with custom-made plantation shutters. The crisp lines of the shutters set off skinny sidelights that are otherwise overcome by blind cords or fussy drapery. Their louvers give your entryway an attractive design detail and texture. You can choose from three different sizes of louvers and many neutral colors to get the look you want. Choose from crisp white Polywood® shutters or the warm hues of premium wood Ovation® shutters to seamlessly match or set off the trim on your front door.

Circle shaped window in Washington DC 

Plantation Shutters Fit Pretty Eyebrow And Circle Windows

“Eyebrow” windows are small arched windows at the top of doors. You may also see circle windows above doors or on them. Both shapes offer character to the face of your Washington DC abode and its entrance but can be an inconvenience if they face a direction that lets in a lot of sunlight.

You may hide these windows with a shade or blinds, but you’ll give up their pleasant shapes. Instead, consider plantation shutters. Interior shutters can be custom-made to fit any window shape--even tricky rounded ones. You can still use them, too. Just like on rectangular windows simply utilize the tilt rod to open and close the louvers to divert or shut out sunlight in your entryway.


For Washington DC Front Door Window Treatments, Select Sunburst Shutters DC

Sunburst Shutters DC has window treatments for each window in your Washington DC home. Whether you’re wishing 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 call us at 240-339-2588 or complete the form below to book a complimentary in-home consultation.