The Best Window Coverings For Your Seasonal Home In Southwest Florida

What Are The Best Window Coverings For Your Seasonal Home?


Owning a seasonal home in Southwest Florida is a dream for many, offering the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Enjoying your days at Barefoot Beach followed by shopping and dinner at Coconut Pointe or Waterside Shoppes is unmatched. However, maximizing the comfort and functionality of your second home requires careful consideration, especially when it comes to window coverings.

In this blog post, we determine which window covering is best suitable for your home.


Window fashions for my seasonal home in Southwest Florida


Enjoy Your Beautiful View When You’re There – Provide Protection When You’re Gone! 

 If you have the luxury of gorgeous views outside your window, then motorized screen shades will be your best option. Why?

Motorized shades are the ideal solution for a vacation home due to their convenience and functionality. When you want to enjoy your view, you can easily do so by pushing a button on your remote. The roller shade will then roll up into its fascia and practically disappear. When you want to add protection to your space, the shade will be there, blocking out most of the sunlight, UV rays, and heat, protecting your home from outside elements.

In a vacation setting, ease of use is paramount, and motorized shades allow for effortless control with just the touch of a button or even through smart home automation systems. This means you can easily adjust the shade to control natural light and privacy without manually operating them.


Somfy motorized shades


Motorized shades are especially beneficial for vacation homes that may be left unoccupied for extended periods. With programmable timers and remote access capabilities, homeowners can schedule the shades to open and close at specific times, creating the illusion of the property being occupied. This also allows the homeowner to view the positions of the shades from a distance, to make sure that any visitors or housekeepers have left them in the correct position.

The functionality of shades will also vary depending on fabric openness. A room darkening shade will allow full privacy as well as create a better environment for a good night’s sleep. A 5% shade, on the other hand, will allow you to still enjoy your view, but provide protection from the outside elements. By discussing the usage of the shade in each room, a window treatment specialist will be able to guide you toward the right color and openness of each shade.

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Smaller Windows 

For the smaller windows in your home, which might offer a less breathtaking view than your large sliders, we highly recommend poly-resin shutters for the Southwest Florida climate.

Poly-resin plantation shutters are an excellent choice due to their adjustable louvers for precise light control, waterproof surface for the humid air in kitchens and bathrooms, as well as their privacy control. Shutters are ideal for maintaining a comfortable ambiance without sacrificing the privacy or interior design of your space. Plantation shutters offer timeless elegance and versatility in design with many options of louver sizes, frame designs, colors, and tilting options, making them a beautiful addition to both old-style cottages and contemporary condos.



Furthermore, plantation shutters are durable and low-maintenance, which is especially beneficial for a vacation home. You don’t want to spend valuable time on your vacation worrying about window treatments. At SunCoast Blinds, we offer a 25-year warranty on all our shutters, so you can relax.

Compared to our roller shades, plantation shutters are meant to stay on the window at all times. This creates exceptional protection for flooring and furniture, as you can direct the sunlight up toward the ceiling while still enjoying your view and light. Today’s popular shutters are built with 4.5″ louver slats, allowing for less clutter in the window, a better view out, and less light leaking in when they’re in the closed position.

Another benefit of plantation shutters in your Southwest Florida home is how they create a barrier in your window, keeping warm air outside and cooled air inside, lowering your electrical bill.


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