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Corner Window Challenge

Corner Window

Corner Window

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We have a corner window in an older home that we would like to install plantation shutters. I believe the primary attribute of the corner window is the panoramic view when the window treatment is completely open. Our challenge is, the window on the left side of the corner is 66" wide and installers say that is too wide to have the shutters open completely to the left side (due to the weight of the shutters being too great on the hinges). Two installers have told us we would be required to have one shutter attached to a post in the corner, eliminating the panoramic view I wish to keep.

Attached is a picture from the inside showing both windows. The one on the right is no problem, 50" wide. The one on the left has the 66" width problem.

We appreciate any ideas you have to help us resolve this challenge. Thanks!

Answer

The shutters you were inquiring about were most probably those that open like a folding door. What you need to do is ask for shutters that open the same way as a sliding door.

The advantage is that since it works with a track you don't have the problem with too much weight on the hinges. However you will need an extended overhead track to allow the shutters to slide completely past the window for a full view.

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Two corner windows in bedroom

Question

I have 2 corner windows in my bedroom, both just over 22" wide and 58" long. One is 2 1/2" from the corner and the other is 3 1/2" from the corner. Currently I have blinds there but have lots of condensation on both windows and was suggested to put curtains in which would help the windows breath better.

I have bought a couple of curtain rods and brought them home only to find out that there isn't enough room in the corner for the ends of the rods and then had to bring them back to the store.

I'm not even really sure how far outside the window pane area the curtains and rod should sit on either side for it to look best. Can you give me some suggestions please.

Answer

Flexible curtain rods!

You can use the same rod we use for arch windows, just bend it like a horizontal "L" to fit your corner window.

To purchase the flexible curtain rod click here.

How much the curtains should extend on the two sides?

Two to four inches is ideal. Four inches would be for larger windows or heavier curtains, and two inches for smaller windows and lighter curtains.

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Living Room Corner Windows

Corner-ish Windows

Corner-ish Windows

Question:

I have two windows that are not the same size yet are adjacent to each other as in a corner. I have included a picture as these are turning out to be impossible to figure out what type of drapery to use. My first thought is to get 3 single width panels hanging one panel at the outer end of the windows and hang the third panel in between the two windows. Any thoughts you might have would be greatly appreciated.

The window on the left is 47 inches wide and the window on the right is 34 inches wide. The ceiling is 8.5 feet.

Answer:

The three panel ideas sounds fine. It is a good idea to try to combine both windows so they should look like one even if they are different sizes.

On the narrower window you can extend the drapes beyond on the outer edge of the window adding width to the window, and on the wider one you can make it fit more exact, this will give an illusion that they are the same size. The wide window will be partially covered while the narrower window will be fully exposed

For an inspiration on how to decorate corner windows see this photo (second photo on the page.)

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Corner Bedroom Window

by Kate Pmv
(NYC)

Question

I have a corner window which has limited space to hang drapes, etc.

I have wood mini blinds up now but the light from the street still glows.

The only solution will be to get a shoji screen with black out that I can move in front of the window at need.

My concern is; I need a blackout-also panels that won't have light leaks, and are light and easy to move.

The size- 36" side window...72" front window...ceilings are 9'

Answer

Shoji panels are usually light filtering and light also comes in through the hinges that connect the screens.

The best thing for a corner window is to use vertical blinds or drapery with a flexible track.

The track is bent into an "L" shape so that you can cover both windows with a single window treatment.

Being that you are in NYC I would recommend that you step into our showroom at 1796 45th Street Brooklyn NY and discuss the situation with one of our designers there. Our showroom is open Sunday thru Thursday 12:00 to 6:00 PM.

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