Breaking Down Casement Window Treatments in Boise01/14/2017Spencer Madsen Finding the perfect window treatment solution for Boise homeowners is probably the most enjoyable part of working in interior design and fashion. And few kinds of windows come with the same design obstacle as do casement windows. As opposed to typical sliding windows, casement windows are attached with hinges on one or multiple sides, and so they swing in and out to open and shut. Since they operate in a different way from most other windows, they necessitate a slightly different approach when choosing the perfect window treatment. Let’s take a look at how to find a great casement window treatment. Casement Window Treatment Priorities When choosing a window covering for your swinging window, try to keep these priorities in mind. Ease of operation - No matter if your casement window opens via crank or lever, you need to be able to easily open and close it without the annoyance of a window treatment blocking you. Ability to fit your window depth - Various casement windows may have varying depths between your wall and the window, which means some window treatments may be too deep for the space. Coverage - Unlike sliding windows which usually can only open partway, nearly all casement windows are able to open all the way. A large range of light control will allow you achieve an ideal level of light without giving up the great ventilation that casements give you. Recommended Casement Window Treatment Options So what’s our recommended window treatment for Boise casement windows? Because there can be some variation between individual casement windows (hinge position, window jamb depth, and beyond), it’s good to set up an in-home consultation so a window treatment professional can help match you with 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 a casement is connected to the top (known as an “awning”), the bottom (a “hopper”), or one of the sides, plantation shutters can be fit to match the way in which your window works. That ability also makes certain that your shutters don’t impede the opening mechanism, whether it’s by crank or lever, and can fit either directly into your window jamb or off of them so your window depth isn’t a problem. Shutters can be put in around the window opening to ensure full use of the opening mechanism. What’s more, you never have to worry about suspended material blowing in the wind or being left exposed when you have your window open. Finally, shutters let you into a huge world of coverage options for your window. Say you wish to have a good amount of fresh air circulating in your house, but don’t want a lot of light. Simply open your casement window, but set your shutter louvers nearly shut so that you can your perfect level of fresh air and light. That level of control is only achievable with plantation shutters. Shades A more minimal option than shutters, shades offer chic looks and an attractive framing to your window, without getting in the way of the casement opening mechanism. Since shades are always installed above the frame, there’s no need to consider the direction the window swings or the window depth. Shades can easily be drawn up when the window opens, so your view and airflow stay unobstructed. Cellular shades as well as roman shades look stylish on casement windows while offering great coverage. Other Casement Window Treatments As we’ve mentioned, casement windows can vary in a few ways, so there might be other window treatments that fit just as well for your house. To find out more about your window treatment options, call Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions at 208-609-9129 today to schedule up your free in-home design consultation.