Incorporating Windows In a Chicago Home Remodel

Richard Rampton

You’ve decide–no more waiting. You’re ready to get started that home improvement project you’ve been thinking of for months. But before you do any DIY work or invite your favorite Chicago remodeler in, you should make sure you’re planning everything out correctly–especially when it comes to how you’ll integrate windows and window treatments like shutters into your project.

Let’s talk through what you need to do before, during, and after your home project to make it look phenomenal for years.

Think About How Important Windows Are to a Remodel

The majority of remodelers will concur that windows are one of the most important elements of home architecture. Windows are mainly responsible for letting in light, which can drastically impact how a room looks in spite of any other design choice inside. So before your project gets too far along, think about any changes you’d want to make in your windows. Do you want more light coming in? Would you want better control over that sunlight? Could you use more effective privacy, noise control, etc.?

Answering any of those questions can have a huge impact on what needs to happen in your project, so give those questions their due diligence.

Chicago living room with shutters

Involve Your Window Treatment Provider Early In the Project

If new window treatments are going to be part of your remodel, try to get your window treatment dealer in contact with your home remodeler early on in the project. With so many moving parts in a home redesign, there’s a lot of benefit in getting all your service providers talking:

  • Each contractor can get a solid timeline established, making the project go quicker and easier.

  • Your window treatment installers can get in, take measurements, and provide ideas upfront, before any demolition takes place.

  • Fewer opportunities for mistakes being made in a remodel that results in something other than your dream home.

  • A more cohesive direction for the style of your remodel - making for a better looking final product.

Chicago fireplace with blinds

You should also try to choose a window treatment installer that has worked with home remodelers and designers before. Sunburst Shutters Chicago has working relationships with several Chicago home builders and designers, so we know how to work with other home services.

Choosing a window treatment provider that frequently works with home designers can give you a better idea of what your finished space will look like, as well as cut down on how long you have to wait before you can enjoy your revamped space, not to mention a spectacular looking finished product.

Ready to Take On Your Remodel?

If you’re ready to add some new life into your home with a remodel, we want to help. Call Sunburst Shutters Chicago at 847-250-6544 for tips on the best Chicago remodelers and home designers, as well as some ideas on what window treatments would look best in your dream home.