Finding Casement Window Treatments in Nashville01/14/2017Stefano Diotaiuti Discovering the perfect window treatments for Nashville homes is probably the most enjoyable part of working in home design and fashion. And few types of windows present the same design challenge as do casement windows. Unlike typical sliding windows, casement windows are attached with hinges on one or more sides, and thus swing in or out to open and shut. Since they open in a different way from most other windows, they need a somewhat unique approach when pairing with a window treatment. Let’s take a look at how to find a great casement window treatment. Casement Window Treatment Priorities When choosing a window treatment for your casement window, be sure to keep these items in mind. Ease of operation - No matter if your casement window opens and shuts by a crank or lever, you should be able to easily open and shut your window without the hassle of a window treatment getting in the way. Ability to fit your window depth - Different casement windows will have varying depths between the wall and the window, which means some window coverings may not fit the space. Coverage - Unlike sliding windows which usually can only open partially, nearly all casement windows are able to open all the way. Having a good range of light control will allow you get a perfect level of light without sacrificing the great ventilation that casements give you. Recommended Casement Window Treatment Options So what’s the best window treatment for Nashville casement windows? Since there can be some variation between individual casement windows (hinge position, window jamb depth, etc), it’s a good idea to have an in-home consultation so a window treatment professional can help you find your home’s best fit. Knowing that, these are the window treatment options we typically recommend for casement windows. Plantation Shutters You absolutely can’t go wrong with plantation shutters on casement windows. Whether your casement is connected to the top (called an “awning”), the bottom (a “hopper”), or one of the sides, plantation shutters can be custom-made to match the direction your window works. That also makes sure that your shutters won’t impede the opening mechanism, whether it’s by handle or crank, and can fit either directly into your window jamb or attached above them so your window depth isn’t a problem. Shutters can be installed around the window opening to ensure full use of the opening mechanism. What’s more, you won’t have to worry about suspended fabric blowing in the wind or being left exposed when you have your window open. Lastly, shutters let you into a whole new world of coverage options for your window. Say you want to circulate a lot of fresh air into your room, but don’t want a lot of light. Just open your casement window, but set your shutter louvers slightly open so that you can get the best of both worlds. That level of control is only possible with plantation shutters. Shades A less sophisticated option compared to shutters, shades offer stylish looks and an effective framing to your window, without getting in the way of the unique opening mechanism. Because shades are always installed over the frame, there’s no need to fret about which direction the window opens or how deep its jamb is. Shades can simply be pulled to the top when the window opens, so your view and airflow remain undisturbed. Both cellular shades and roman shades look stylish on casement windows while offering great coverage. Other Window Treatments For Casements As we’ve mentioned, casement windows can differ in multiple ways, so there can be other window coverings that work just as well for your house. To learn more about your window treatment options, call Sunburst Shutters Nashville at 615-236-8530 today to set up your free in-home design consultation.