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What Are The Top Front Door Window Treatments For Philadelphia?

February 12, 2021

When covering a window on a front door, you won’t want something that sways when you open the door or obscures unusual shaped windows like shades and blinds do. You want something that covers your front door windows for privacy and light control and shows off their appearance. That leaves versatile plantation shutters as your top choice for front door window treatments in Philadelphia. They suit every window to give the coverage and grandeur you desire in your entryway.

Plantation shutters in a Philadelphia living room

Interior Shutters Provide Total Coverage For Front Door Windows

You’ll sometimes see blinds and shades on a front door, but they aren’t the favorite front door window treatments for Philadelphia homeowners who look to control privacy and sunlight in their entryways. They sway at the smallest motion, giving a look into the interior of your house even after you close the door.

When you don’t want your window coverings thumping against your door, interior shutters are the most preferred choice. They attach to the window frame and each panel stays put. They will not knock into the knob or get strings trapped in the door.

Then, you can tip the louvers to manage sunlight and privacy. Close them to guard your home from snooping passersby and sunlight or open them for partial light. If you desire full light, you can pull open the shutter panel and let it flood in. When a visitor rings your doorbell, crack open your shutter louvers to peep outside and see who is there.

Plantation shutters on a front door

Interior Shutters Give Difficult Sidelight Windows A Custom Look

Sidelights are the thin windows that flank a door. They give your doorways increased sunlight and a view of the outdoors. They also let people peek straight into your Philadelphia house or they blind you when the sun is too intense if you don’t have a way to cover them.

Being so thin, sidelights look best with customized plantation shutters. The neat lines of the shutters fit skinny sidelights that are otherwise overwhelmed by fussy drapes or blind cords. Their louvers give your doorway an appealing design element and texture. You can select from three sizes of louvers and multiple neutral colors to get the style you want. Pick from bright white Polywood® shutters or the warm hues of premium wood Ovation® shutters to effortlessly match or coordinate with the trim around your front door.

Circle shaped window in Philadelphia 

Plantation Shutters Fit Lovely Circle And Eyebrow Windows

“Eyebrow” windows are slim arched windows at the top of doors. You may also find circular windows over doors or on them. Both shapes offer a lot of personality to the front of your Philadelphia home and its entryway but can be an inconvenience if they look in a direction that lets in a lot of glare.

You can hide these windows with a shade or blinds, but you’ll give up their pleasant shapes. Instead, try plantation shutters. Plantation shutters can be custom-built to work on any window shape--even tricky round ones. You can still use them, too. Similar to rectangular windows simply use the tilt rod to adjust the louvers to redirect or block sun glare in your entrance.


Choose Sunburst Shutters Philadelphia For Your Philadelphia Front Door Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Philadelphia has window covers for each window in your Philadelphia home. Whether you’re looking to cover a challenging entryway window or have another window treatment scheme in mind, our specialists will help you select the right products for you. Just phone us at 215-874-4897 or complete the form below to book a free in-home consultation.