Window Treatments to Give Your Home More Privacy


Windows that are overlooked from the nearby street or that are at the entrance to your home often don't afford the level of privacy that you might like. In some situations, this can cause homeowners to feel almost as though they are being spied on as people pass by. Windows on the ground floor of your home can allow people to look right into the living quarters of your home, which means that would-be intruders could easily check out whether valuables are available. In order to overcome these issues of privacy and security, consider the following window treatment tips.

Concertina Blinds

Although Venetian blinds are very popular in homes these days, weigh up the merits of fitting concertina blinds instead. This sort of blind is made of a folded-up section material that can be fully retracted, just like a conventional Venetian-style blind. However, the pleats of a concertina type of blind have no gaps in them through which it is possible to peer. The slats of Venetian blinds always afford a small gap to look between, even if the amount you can see is restricted. On the other hand, concertina blinds completely block off the view of people outside entirely when they are fully dropped.

Plastic Frosting

Rather than purchasing an entirely new window which has frosted glazing in it, go for the much simpler and more cost-effective option of plastic frosting. Frosted windows are an excellent way of allowing light to flow into your property while preventing unwarranted sightlines from people outside. In order to turn a conventionally glazed window into a frosted one, simply stick plastic frosting onto the inner pane. You cut it to size using a craft knife or a sharp pair of scissors. Push it onto the window's glazing at the top of the frame and use a brush to neatly attach the rest of it, pushing out any air bubbles that might appear. It is as simple to fit as hanging wallpaper and makes your home feel more private instantaneously!

External Shutters

Fitting shutters to the outside of your home is a classy way of making your home a more private place. You can obviously open them up when you choose to do so. However, when you want privacy, all you have to do is to shut them from the inside and latch them together. Shutters are a good way of keeping your home private when you want your window open to allow air to flow through.

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Hello, my name is Cindy and this blog details the things my husband and I have learnt during the process of renovating our home and garden. If there is one thing I hate, it is a messy garden and home. Although the property we moved into was very nice, the garden was overgrown, there wasn't a patio and I really wanted a water feature. The inside of the house was outdated and I decided I would like to extend the kitchen. It was going to be a big job so we found the best contractors we could. They were fantastic and they explained exactly what they were doing at every step along the way.

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