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Old 08-04-2010, 07:40 PM
 
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Default Where do I find window treatments for this shape window?

Anyone know where can I get maybe a prop-up shade or any other options for this? I would like to cover the entire area and not just have a straight rod going across where there is a gap at the top.
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Contact any plantation shutter supplier- it would have to be custom made, but you do have a "standard size" window unit. A plantation shutter unit would best match the present shades.
Some thing like this:
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Old 08-05-2010, 04:45 AM
 
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You will have to get it custom made and you can do that anywhere they sell blinds, etc. It will be rather expensive though.

What is the purpose of the window covering-block sunlight, privacy?? If you are just trying to block sunlight, I would apply a window film to cut down on the sun. If you want privacy and don't want to spend a few hundred dollars you can get some window film at the hardware store that will make the window opaque. We have an octagonal window in our half bath and we applied this film-we chose the "Rice Paper" look. It still gives us light but you can't see in or out.

Something like this:

Privacy Window Film, Privacy Film, Stained Glass Privacy Film (http://windowfilmworld.com/privacy_window_film.htm - broken link)
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:32 AM
 
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You will have to get it custom made and you can do that anywhere they sell blinds, etc. It will be rather expensive though.

What is the purpose of the window covering-block sunlight, privacy?? If you are just trying to block sunlight, I would apply a window film to cut down on the sun. If you want privacy and don't want to spend a few hundred dollars you can get some window film at the hardware store that will make the window opaque. We have an octagonal window in our half bath and we applied this film-we chose the "Rice Paper" look. It still gives us light but you can't see in or out.

Something like this:

Privacy Window Film, Privacy Film, Stained Glass Privacy Film (http://windowfilmworld.com/privacy_window_film.htm - broken link)

One part privacy, and as you can see there is a street light right outside which is very bright. So those films don't filter any light out at all?
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:09 AM
 
Location: NW. MO.
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I think window film would be a great option for that window. You can get different patterns, different levels of privacy, you can change it if you decide to try a different decor.
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:25 AM
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Location: Redlands, CA
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Hi hou-iah,
I agree with golfgal. It depends on what you want to do! I had a window like this that was blazing in heat and unwanted sunlight. I made my own shade by making a template out of cardboard and then making an insert into the window opening out of a styrofoam insulation panel. It fit fine so I painted it and stuck it in there and that was that.< $20 ! It was not a pretty as some shades,but, it did what I wanted better than a cloth shade or shutter. Again with golfgal, the custom made stuff is expensive to me!
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Old 08-06-2010, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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One part privacy, and as you can see there is a street light right outside which is very bright. So those films don't filter any light out at all?
The films come in many types with different levels of filtration. I have a film on the bedroom windows in my Arizona house that only cuts the glare as far as light goes, but it has cut down on the heat that comes in and is practically invisible. The film product (purchased at Lowe's) was even qualified for a Federal tax deduction as an energy saving device.

In addition to the product I bought, Lowe's also had film that cuts light out to a much greater degree and, as golfgal told you, there is also a rice-paper- style film that would make the window opaque. Fair warning, though. While the film can be put on as a do-it-yourself project, at my skill level it was definitely a two-person task.
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Old 08-06-2010, 04:51 AM
 
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One part privacy, and as you can see there is a street light right outside which is very bright. So those films don't filter any light out at all?
The one we have would filter some light-it makes it look like it is cloudy out I guess is the best way to describe it but you can get some solar film, it will be gray/black where you can still see outside but it will cut down on the light coming through depending on what level of blocking you buy.
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:36 AM
 
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Thanks for the replies everyone. Lowes has an el cheapo paper fan shade than can be cut to fit and sits on the ledge..either that or window film I think is the route I'm going to go.
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