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New York Coastal Window Treatment Recommendations

September 26, 2017

Owning a home in a coastal climate like New York means that how you think about your home decor may vary from homes in other cities in New York. Coastal homes in our area have both a distinct style, as well as a few aspects that other homes lack – even when it comes to window coverings in New York homes.

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Here’s what you’re able to do with your window coverings to make a coastal home look incredible.

Keep Your Views And Your Privacy

Homes near the New York coast can have some of the most fantastic views of any New York home, and even though you may like to keep them clear day and night, you should also think about your privacy. Sheer blinds or drapes might be popular in a few homes, but they’ll also give outsiders a clear view of your home.

Instead, opt for a more versatile window decor like plantation shutters, which give you a good amount of flexibility on both your view and your privacy. The movable louvers allow for a wide range of visibility, and the shutter panels themselves can swing open or closed, so you can adjust how much privacy you have at various hours of the day or based simply on your needs.


Don’t Let Salty Air Affect Your Windows

Living near the New York coast means you’re no stranger to saltwater and the ocean air. The ocean air can result in rust on your car, corrosion on your gutters, and mildew on your window treatments and windows.

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For long-lasting functionality and looks, you need a window covering that won’t retain moisture. Your best bet is faux wood, so think about faux wood blinds or Polywood plantation shutters. Both can shrug off moisture, keeping your window free from mildew, corrosion, and bad odors.

Open Concept, Open Mind, Open Options

The coastal does have upsides, however. One of the best feelings in New York homes is swinging your windows open to let in that fresh sea breeze. To do that, you should have a window treatment that won’t sway or flap wildly in the breeze. Say no to light drapes or curtains that only hang from a top rod, and depending on how much wind your area gets, blinds may even be a bad idea. Instead, look for a window treatment that’s more secure, such as shutters.

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It’s also a good idea to think about how your home design could change over the next few years. New York home fashion trends can shift fairly often, and choosing a versatile window covering can help you keep up with trends. Some window treatments that will stay in fashion throughout different trends include:

  • Solid white plantation shutters

  • Neutral tone roller shades

  • Faux wood blinds in solid or wood colors

Spruce Up Your Coastal Home

For more help preventing damage from salty ocean air, staying up to date on home design, or preserving your stunning New York coast views, Sunburst can help. Call our team at 631-246-3930 or use the free consultation request form below. Get the inside of your home looking even more stunning than the views around it.