Window Blinds for Hopper Windows
October 11, 2010
Hopper windows are a great option for basements, bathrooms or the area above a door because they add style without sacrificing security. The style allows the whole window to open, making ventilation easy.
Because of the design of hopper windows, traditional shades or curtains may not fit the space. There are ways to get a little creative and add window treatments installed above the window framing, however. This way, the window can open and close without the window treatment getting in the way.
Window blinds for hopper windows are a great solution, as they add privacy and the ability to control light coming in. Many vinyl window blinds are priced from $10 to $25 each, depending on the size and style. They are made in several colors, from white to tan to green. Just make sure the blinds are installed above the window and roll up high enough to allow for the window to open and close.
Valances and cornices, which cover the top portion of the window, also can work with hopper windows. There also are curtain rods that can be installed several inches above and to the side of the window to allow for the window to operate successfully with curtains in place.
Hopper windows are a good addition to many homes because they can add extra light and ventilation in out-of-the-way places. Make sure you start with precise measurements to ensure the design functions properly.