Adding treatments to your windows will not only help to improve the look of your interior, doing so can help you take advantage of the warmer spring weather as well. Close the curtains or blinds during the hotter days of spring and summer and you’ll help prevent warm air from getting into your home and your cool air from escaping outside. The following are a few of the window treatments that you can add to your vinyl windows in Kansas City:
- Curtains – Curtains are long panels of fabric that hang from a rod above the window. During the winter you may use thicker curtains to help keep the heat inside. Lighter fabric might be more appropriate for spring. Consider eco-friendly fabrics, such as hemp or organic cotton.
- Drapes – Drapes are similar to curtains except that they are made out of pleated panels, which hang from hooks and are attached to small slides on a rod. The great thing about drapes is that you can use layers that help you better control light and that are more energy efficient.
- Shades – Shades are pieces of fabric that roll down from the top of the window. They offer easy control and instant privacy and are very effective in areas such as the kitchen. They provide a more clean and simple look than curtains and drapes. For eco-friendly shades, look for shades woven out of bamboo, grasses and reeds.
- Blinds and shutters – Blinds and shutters provide more light control since you can leave them shut but adjust their louvers and vanes. Avoid blinds and shutters made out of plastic and stick to hardwood that has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.