Covering Small Windows In New York City Homes

Darren Zuckerman

The big, stately window treatments you see on design shows or in home magazines are breathtaking, but those kind of windows aren’t in every home. More often New York City homeowners are concerned with smaller windows – windows that oversized, flowing drapes won’t work for.

If you’re worried about your small windows, here are our recommendations for the best New York City window treatments.

Plantation Shutters for Small Windows

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New York City plantation shutters work wonders for small windows. Some might think we’re a little predisposed to shutters, but shutters really are perfect for smaller windows. And there’s more than a few reasons why. Check them out!

Shutters Can Fit Smaller Windows No Matter the Size

Interior shutters are custom-built to your specific windows. So whatever size or shape the windows are, shutters will fit – without exception.

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Small windows run the gamut of styles: casement windows, eyebrow, porthole windows, octagon windows, etc. Plantation shutters fit any and all of them, even the shapes that other window treatments can’t.

Shutters Help Make Smaller Windows Look Bigger

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Some homeowners in New York City aren’t huge fans of how small their windows are. That’s ok, but you don’t have to put up with a window you don’t like. Sunburst shutters can add up to a few inches to a window with the right frame and mount. Obviously, this won’t actually affect the size of the window, but it creates the illusion of a larger window.

Shutters Control Light in Small Windows

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With smaller windows, light is all or nothing. Either you’re covering the whole window, or you aren’t. That’s the deal with most window coverings including as drapes or curtains. But custom shutters give you a little more flexibility with how you control lighting, especially when you’re talking about cafe shutters for small windows.

Custom Shades for Small Windows

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The key with shades for smaller windows is to go with custom shades. Most smaller windows aren’t standard sizes, so most shades you get at the store will completely cover a window instead of framing it. So make sure you have the exact measurements of your windows and look at custom shades that accentuate your small window and the space around it.

Shades can make smaller windows look a tad “boxier” and draw attention to their small size, so think a bit before using them for your space.

Combining Window Treatments for Small Windows

What we’ve seen some smart New York City homeowners choose for small windows is to use more than one kind of window treatment. In fact, you can do this on just about any kind of window, big or small. Combine a window treatment that sticks to the frame like blinds, and hang curtains or drapes to either side to border the window.

Combining coverings uses the space better, and lets eyes flow across your room more smoothly.

Are Your Small Windows Giving You Big Headaches?

Don’t worry about your small windows anymore, New York City. Sunburst wants to help. Give us a call at 631-246-3930 or use the form below to get help finding your perfect window treatment solution.