Bathroom Window Treatments Have You Covered In Chicago09/27/2015Richard Rampton Whether you’re taking a shower at night or washing your face to wake up, bathroom privacy is essential - especially when there’s a window in the room. For those of us living near neighbors in the Chicago area, there are a couple of options in bathroom window treatments to keep curious eyes away. Shutters Plantation shutters are permanently mounted on the bathroom window, giving you the security that every inch of the window is covered. The louvers of the shutters can be tilted to bring in more light as needed. But the best part about them isn’t that you can open and close these bathroom shutters easily with a tilt rod. It’s that Polywood plantation shutters can withstand the humidity and temperature circumstances that a hot shower creates. In fact, Polywood shutters are made from a composite material that ensures they never warp or crack. When properly maintained, they can last over 50 years and still look as beautiful as the day you purchased them. When closed, the shutters shield against the weather outside. Polywood shutters insulate up to 70% better than the comparable wood shutter. This makes the time you spend in the bathroom in the morning pleasant: never too hot, never too cold when you walk in. Whether you have a small window above the toilet or a large one above the bathtub, plantation shutters can be custom designed to fit any window size and shape. And with the variety of frame styles, shapes, and custom colors, Polywood shutters make for elegant bathroom shutters in any Chicago home. Blinds & Shades When Chicagoan homeowners ask us if they should keep their blinds and shades in their bathrooms or replace them, we break down their options based on what their priorities in this room are. Do they want a bathroom window treatment that prevents outsiders from looking in? Not all blinds and shades can do that for them. Are they looking for a cheap window treatment alternative for the short term? Most blinds and shades would be within their budget. They’re even available in a selection of styles and options. But most homeowners in Chicago we’ve met want a bathroom window treatment that provides them maximum privacy and more. They’re looking for a window treatment that can withstand the moisture in the bathroom, is easy to clean, doesn’t need to be replaced regularly, and doesn’t hide a special shaped circle window. Blinds and shades are not the best option for that. That’s why we carry bathroom shutters. We can custom fashion plantation shutters to fit your bathroom window perfectly. This means that for bathroom windows shaped like a circle, an arch, an octagon, or a triangle, our specialists can design window treatments that mirror every corner and curve while keeping the architecture intact. And your investment in these shutters today means actual savings on energy bills tomorrow. Those savings are another reason why Chicagoans can’t resist having bathroom shutters that look beautiful day after day. Are Your Bathroom Windows Covered? If they are already covered, you will want to consider replacing them with a more lasting window treatment like our Polywood shutters. If you don’t have any bathroom window treatments, our specialists are ready to help you choose the one that fits your privacy needs. To learn more about bathroom window treatments give us a ring at 847-250-6544 or fill out the form below. We’ll schedule a free in-home consultation and come to your home so you can pick the right window treatments for your needs. And if you’re in need of window treatments for your bathroom, kitchen, or other rooms, see our room guide for windows.