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Old 11-06-2014, 08:46 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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My thought is that it needs to look deliberate, and the small opening doesn't do that to me. And the small opening does not make a statement.
That Houzz photo is perfect.

A larger opening would let the heat in better too....
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:42 AM
 
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My thought is that it needs to look deliberate, and the small opening doesn't do that to me. And the small opening does not make a statement.
That Houzz photo is perfect.

A larger opening would let the heat in better too....
Unfortunately, the size of the opening was determined by the framing and code restrictions. I can't make that opening any larger on the top because it's already open to the vaulted ceiling in the master bed, and I can't make it any larger on the bottom because code requires that wall to be X amount of feet high. So I'm stuck with that size.
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:44 AM
 
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It's about 2X6.
Count the studs/size of drywall.

I've seen this in some other houses over the years-
I've seen slider windows, cafe-style shutters, and even Bahama shutters.

But the best look I've seen is an actual set of French doors with a railing across them. Open them for air circulation, close them for true privacy- yet, being glass allows light in. But of course that would be a "full" opening not a "window" opening like yours.
Yes, bi-fold shutters that fold inside the master bed (rather than outside as in the Houzz picture) was probably the easiest/cheapest solution. But maybe the bahama shutters folding out toward the living room might be better. Something like this:

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...electedIndex=2

Yes, 2 X 6 is about right.

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Old 11-06-2014, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Something like this:

contemporary interior bahama shutters - Bing Images

Yes, 2 X 6 is about right.

Yep, that's it.
See them a lot when in the islands. The trick in your case is getting them with actual operating louvers; otherwises, you'll constantly have airflow AND sound transmission. Not that someone isn't going to hear what's going on "up there"- but the less transmission the better!
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