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Sunroom Windows

by Jan
(RINGGOLD, GA)

Question

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My new sun room has twelve windows that receives the morning and evening sun.

We are considering cellular shades. The walls are white bead board and I would like to add an accent drape in three spots, to add some color, to the middle and corners of the windows. There is only 12 inches of space in each of the two corners and approx 18 inches in the middle.

Do you agree with the type shade we are thinking about and do you have any other suggestions?

Answer

If you have little space between windows you should use cellular shades which stack to the top not the sides. Shades that stack to the sides use too much of the window for stacking space.

The accent drapes should just hang in the three spots (corners and center) and do not have to be closed.

The cellular shades are great for a sun room because they are of insulating quality. You can choose either room darkening or light filtering shades.

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Slanted Windows - not verticle

by Lisa Hainline
(Running Springs, CA)

Question: I have a sun room with angled windows, rectangles all in a row but coming towards you at the top and no window treatment I've seen can cover this except what the owner did with nailing reed blinds to the top and tuking them back.

I am wondering if there is some covering for spring and summer that will block the harsh sun and maybe open it up in winter...or take off...but something more FLUSH with the window's surface or not hanging down as this picture shows.

Answer: The ideal thing would be cellular shades. They can be made with special systems for skylights and green houses which have the right amount of tension to the shades from sagging.

Another idea is window film. There are a few versions like heat control, glare control, privacy, and decorative. Some are put on to stay for a while, while others are removable and reusable. Since the windows are slanted extra care must be taken while installing the window film, installation by a professional is preferred.

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Stationery butt window

by Carol
(Florida)

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Question

Where to hang a valance for a stationery butt window in the breakfast nook overlooking the lanai and pool. inside ceiling mount or outside mount. the window is wrapped.

Answer

You can put the valance just below the molding leaving the molding visible.

However if you are concerned about the view and you want to minimize the amount of view that is blocked, you can put the valance above the molding. You just need to make sure that the molding does not stick out below the valance. Doing it this way will add height to the whole area.

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