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The Top Basement Window Treatments In San Antonio

April 26, 2016

We run into many homeowners that delay or even forget to cover their basement windows. It can be tricky to find a window treatment in San Antonio that brings in the sunlight this part of your house needs, while providing you privacy. And if you have tiny windows, covering them and incorporating them into your room becomes even more challenging. Not to mention, basements are more humid that other parts of your home, which greatly affects what type of window treatment you purchase.

The simplest way to figure out which kind of window treatment works best for your basement in San Antonio is to start with the type of basement you have.

Window Treatments For Walk-Out Basements In San Antonio

If you have a walk-out basement in San Antonio, you don’t have to worry as much about mold and dampness when choosing window treatments. Instead, you need a window treatment for your large windows that lets you control light and provides privacy, especially if the basement is your TV entertainment room.

Draperies can give you privacy. If you choose heavier material and blackout layers, they can keep most of the light from shining through. But draperies don’t let you see the beautiful architecture of your basement windows that’s behind them. It’s easy for them to get dirty and stay dirty until you clean them. Draperies reduce your control over light since you’re only able to slide the panels one way or the other. Light can still come in through the draperies’ sides.


Control your basement windows with plantation shutters. The shutter’s frame encase the shutter panels so light doesn’t come through the sides. This gives you ultimate privacy. No one can look inside when the shutters are closed.

You can adjust the shutter louvers to bring in as much light as you need. You can even add a divider rail and adjust the top of the basement window shutters separately from the bottom. And premium plantation shutters have weatherstripping that offers the temperature control that is needed with larger windows.

Plantation shutters are custom-built to match to the window’s shape. So your shutters show off the lines and curves of your circular and arched windows.

Sliding barn doors are another option for walk-out basements. Take advantage of the outside view by sliding the panels all the way to the sides of the window. The barn doors turn into a work of art when you shut them, contributing to the room’s style.

Keep in mind that there might be a gap on the sides where light can come in. That‘s due to the way the barn door is mounted.

For the walk-out basement door, look for a durable window treatment that can handle all the times the door is open and closed. Store-bought and mail-order Blinds and shades can rattle when they hit the glass. And if they’re tied to the frame, they look unfinished. But custom, made-to-order blinds — especially faux-wood blinds — that are expertly sized and properly installed can work quite nicely.

Faux wood basement window blinds next to a bookshelf 
Plantation shutters are permanently installed to the door. When you swing the door open, they don’t budge. Plus, you can tilt the louvers to let in light.

Shutters are also a strong choice for walk-up basement doors in San Antonio.

Window Treatments For Look-Out Basements In San Antonio, TX

Shutters on basement bathroom window

We have another blog about how to choose window fashions for humid-heavy rooms here. For look-out basements in San Antonio, mold growth and dampness is a concern when picking a window treatment. You’ll need one that goes with your décor and can withstand humidity.

Synthetic wood and premium wood shutters resist moisture. Some plantation shutters have been shown to never warp. That’s what makes them a great choice for look-out basements.

You can add the warm look of wood to this colder part of your house with the custom look of plantation shutters. These energy efficient shutters lower your utility bills year round and make entertaining in this room an enjoyable experience.

Take your energy savings to the next level by using both plantation shutters and window film. This lets you open the shutter panels in the daytime while maintaining your room’s temperature with window film.

Most people will want to close the shutters when it turns dark. Otherwise, people can easily look into your basement.

If your basement windows are small, you can give the illusion of a bigger window by using shutters that are taller than the window itself. And you won’t lose your control over privacy and light.

What’s The Easiest Way To Buy Window Treatments For My Basement In San Antonio, TX?

Give us a call at 210-876-0377. We’ll walk you through the process of purchasing basement window treatments as well as any other window treatments you need for other rooms in your home. We’ll help you schedule a free in-home consultation to browse through product samples and get a quote. After you’ve decided on the window treatment that works best for you, we take care of ordering and installing it. Ordering window treatments doesn’t get easier than this...unless you prefer to fill out the form below instead of calling 210-876-0377.