Finding Casement Window Treatments in Oklahoma City01/14/2017Tyler Jorgensen Finding the perfect window treatments for Oklahoma City homeowners is probably the best part of working in interior design and fashion. And few styles of windows offer the same design obstacle as casement windows do. Unlike normal sliding windows, casement windows are attached with hinges on one or multiple sides, and so they swing in and out to operate. Since they operate differently from most other windows, they require a somewhat unique approach when pairing with a window treatment. Let’s take a look at how to choose your perfect casement window treatment. Priorities for Casement Window Treatments When selecting a window covering for your swinging window, keep these qualities in mind. Ease of operation - Whether your casement window operates via crank or lever, you need to be able to easily open and close it without the annoyance of a window treatment blocking you. Ability to fit your window depth - Various casement windows will have varying depths between your wall and the window, so some window coverings may not fit the space. Coverage - While sliding windows can typically only open halfway, just about all casement windows will be able to open all the way. Having a good range of light control will allow you achieve an ideal amount of light without sacrificing the effective ventilation that casements offer. Recommended Casement Window Treatments So which is the ideal window covering for Oklahoma City casement windows? Since there can be some differences between various casement windows (hinge position, window jamb depth, etc), it’s good to set up an in-home consultation so a window treatment professional can help you find your unique ideal fit. Knowing that, here are the window treatment options we generally recommend for casement windows. Plantation Shutters You absolutely can’t go wrong with plantation shutters on casement windows. Whether your casement is hinged at the top (known as an “awning”), the bottom (a “hopper”), or one of the sides, plantation shutters can be custom-built to match the direction your window operated. That ability also makes sure that the shutter don’t interfere with the opening mechanism, whether it’s by crank or lever, and can fit either directly into your window jamb or on top of them so the depth of your window isn’t a problem. Shutters can be installed around the window opening to ensure full operation of the opening mechanism. As a bonus, you won’t have to worry about hanging fabric blowing in the wind or being left exposed when you have your window open. Lastly, shutters open up a whole new world of coverage options for your window. Say you need to have a good amount of fresh air circulating in your space, but want to keep the light level low. Just open your casement window, but set your shutter louvers slightly open so that you can your perfect level of fresh air and light. That level of control is only achievable with plantation shutters. Shades A less sophisticated option compared to shutters, shades offer stylish looks and an effective framing to your window, without getting in the way of the casement opening mechanism. Because shades are always installed on top of the frame, there’s no need to fret about the direction the window swings or the window depth. Shades can easily be pulled up when the window opens, so your view and airflow remain free. Cellular shades as well as roman shades look stellar on casement windows while giving you great coverage. Other Casement Window Treatments As we’ve mentioned, casement windows can differ in multiple ways, so there may be other window treatments that work just as well for your space. To learn more about your window treatment options, call Sunburst Shutters Oklahoma City at 405-300-4664 today to set up a free in-home design consultation.