Monday, March 28, 2011

Reader's Questions: Window Treatments

Katie asks: "My rental apt has pull-down shades. The problem is it's either privacy OR light, can't have both. I would love to install blinds but cannot afford to do whole new window treatments. Any suggestions?"

Katie, window film, aka privacy film, gives you privacy while still allowing light to come in. It's fairly easy to install and inexpensive. It comes in various sizes so measure your windows and get the size that will give you least amount of waste. It also comes in different styles though I prefer the 'frosted' kind, as pictured above, for it's simplicity.

It's also good for shower stalls with clear glass doors so two people can comfortably use the bathroom at the same time.


Anonymous said...

FYI, I had window film in our previous apartment. I would just advise to give yourself ample time when you are about to move out to remove them. They were a huuuuuge pain in the butt to remove. We tried every product on the market. In the end my clothes steamer was the cleanest and fastest way to remove it.

laura said...

thanks for the heads up sayedeh. i suggest when you can, for things like this to ask the new tenants if they'd like them so you don't have to remove them. but if you have to, now we know how :O)