Although drapes can improve privacy and enhance the design of your home, they come with some significant downsides. If you’re thinking of purchasing drapes as part of your window installation project, this post will make you think again.
In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Kentucky why you should ditch the drapes and just let your windows stand out on their own.
Drapes Add Too Much Depth
Drapes tend to be voluminous and can actually make smaller rooms appear stuffy and crowded. For smaller rooms, we recommend simply letting the windows stand out by themselves rather than crowding them with bulky drapes.
To add some depth to your windows, consider choosing black for the sash or frame of your double hung windows. Since our windows are made with Fibrex®, which naturally resists heat, you won’t have to worry about the darker color heating up your room.
Stand Out With Attractive Grilles
Most homeowners add drapes as a way to enhance the visual appeal of their windows. But you can achieve an even better effect by installing custom grilles on your windows. The benefits are twofold: aesthetically, grilles add some depth and color to an otherwise plain window, and in terms of functionality, grilles enhance the security of your windows by acting as a barrier.
Drapes Can Trap Unnecessary Heat
Finally, installing drapes over your windows can trap unnecessary heat. This is a particular concern with heavier fabrics that tend to trap both heat and moisture.
Renewal by Andersen® of Kentucky will help you make your new windows stand out. From double hung to casement windows, we offer a range of window styles to choose from. Give us a call at (502) 716-7264 in Louisville or (859) 629-4649 in Lexington to learn more about our window replacement services.