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Old 09-23-2014, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I am looking for advice on window treatments for a casement window. The Hunter Douglas blackout cellular shade that was on the casement window in what used to be a bedroom but is now my office died last night (with an assist from me, to be honest, although I was trying to revive it, not kill it). It was here when we bought the house in May, never stayed up properly, and while it would have been okay for a bedroom, is not suited to an office.

Now I have my choice of window treatments, and I'm trying to figure out what would work best. When I sit at my desk, the window is directly in front of me, and it faces west. With nothing on the window, when I am working in the late afternoon, the sun is blinding and very hot.

I am hopeless at home décor and don't even know what all is out there. It doesn't seem reasonable to try to get in a decorator for this one tiny window in an office no one sees, but we have access to a great handyman who can put up anything we purchase.

Any ideas? I would ideally like a shade or blind that will let in some air from the open window while protecting my eyes from the glare. And I'm hoping to avoid the irritating "clunk clunk" of a partly drawn shade repeatedly hitting the window frame when the window is open and there is a breeze.

I kind of like the idea and look of swing-away curtain rods, but I don't know if that would be appropriate.

Thanks much.
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Old 09-23-2014, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I kind of like the idea and look of swing-away curtain rods, but I don't know if that would be appropriate.
If you like it, it's appropriate.
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Old 09-23-2014, 12:25 PM
 
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If you own this home maybe you should consider an awning on the outside to shade the window and keep the heat at bay a bit.
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Old 09-23-2014, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Faux wood blind-
and they come with hardware where you can mount them so they don't swing.

Another option to consider- solar film.
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Old 09-24-2014, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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If you like it, it's appropriate.
Thanks--I meant more, would it meet my requirements, rather than if it would look okay. What was in there before looked hideous, so whatever I do will probably be an improvement, but my office is pretty spartan, and I didn't know if it would look a little frou-frou to have swing away curtains.
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Old 09-24-2014, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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If you own this home maybe you should consider an awning on the outside to shade the window and keep the heat at bay a bit.
Thanks for the suggestion. I think I want to keep the entire sky visible when the sun isn't in the west, and we don't have awnings on any of the other windows.
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Old 09-24-2014, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Faux wood blind-
and they come with hardware where you can mount them so they don't swing.

Another option to consider- solar film.
Thanks for the suggestion! After thinking over the options I know of, I do feel blinds would probably would have most of the features I am looking for.

I never thought of solar film, I wonder if it changes how colors look from inside?
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Old 09-26-2014, 04:30 AM
 
Location: Lake Mary
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Irootoo,

Solar film idea is good but it will surely change colors look from inside.
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